Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops

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Much like Liza, Liberace and the Halifax bank, I have always given you extra. Always favoured the ‘more is more’ approach, whether that’s deciding my 7th birthday party was fancy dress hours before and fully committing to the new Princess theme without telling anybody (I won), or today pioneering 2019’s version of ‘double denim’ - ‘triple leopard’.

But when it comes to highlighter, having a penchant for excess is a dangerous game. I think of Farrah Moan, the season 9 contestant of RuPaul’s Drag Race bawling her eyes out after being taken down for wearing much too much, and coming off looking like Cate Blanchett in Lord of The Ring’s whorey sister. Bitch stole my look!

Seriously though. I positively flew the flag for Benefit’s High Beam during my teenage years and beyond, and it’s a lovely go-to. But I’ve repeatedly found that their packaging to be problematic, with all the liquid gathering outside of the lid and hardening up, like shimmery pink play doh. Or Unicorn doody. I then went for a Bobbi Brown highlighter compact as it felt a bit more grown up, but did the old drop ’n’ smash within a month. Heartbreaking. The Clarins Christmas Limited edition did the job during the festive period, but it’s just too gold and glittery at any other time of year. There’s extra and then there’s deranged.

If you’re over 23, highlighter needs to be subtle. It should make you glow. And it shouldn’t sit in stripes on top of your face like Nelly’s plaster..

My latest discovery has been Cover FX’s Custom Enhancer Drops in Moonlight. You add a small amount to your regular foundation, then apply all over and it just seems to give a lift and make everything go a bit healthier (remember to conceal your spots and bags first, or you’ll end up with matte blotches all over the place). Afterwards gently pat a tiny amount along the top of your cheekbones. For gods check your face in as much natural light as possible, or when you leave the house you may be walking around looking like the baby from Teletubbies.

It lives up to the hype, this one. It’s like a personal instagram filter = something we’re all striving for.

I didn’t choose to be extra, being extra chose me. But I’m learning to channel it away from the face, thanks to my new darling Cover FX.

Cover Enhancer Drops in Moonlight, £34

Rebecca Humphries