My experience at the London launch and details of the new products, including when and where they will be released.
I was lucky enough to assist the amazing photographer Ki Price at Cover FX’s new highlighter launch in London, on the 16th January. The launch was filled with well-known beauty Youtubers and bloggers (including Gary Thompson and Danny Defreitas) who were eager to test out Cover FX’s new Shimmer Veil and Glitter Drops. Not only were the guests surrounded by lots of samples, but also provided with drinks, canapés and, most importantly, a demonstration of the products by celebrity makeup artist Patrick Ta.
Firstly, working with Ki has been a great experience, which I cannot wait to have again. He is a respectable photographer who has worked with many publications as well as being known for his celebrity portraits, especially of Vivienne Westwood. When meeting him, I discovered he was the most down-to-earth person and have enjoyed every second assisting him during shoots. In this particular event, I was in charge of holding the softbox next to what Ki was shooting, which gave the pictures soft lighting whilst decreasing shadows, vital for great photographs. Being the professional he is, he knew exactly where I should stand for each shot for the lighting to work best; that’s what years of experience does!
Ki wasn’t the only one taking photographs, as the venue for the launch was so elegant everyone couldn’t resist to get their own cameras out. There were glittery flowers everywhere you looked, made to coordinate with the highlighters which were placed either on top or next to the flowers. I don’t think there was a moment where somebody wasn’t trying the highlighters out, which was a good sign. When I tried it out I was very impressed with the glow as well as how hard it was to wipe off with a tissue (you know it’s going to last). I got very excited when I was given a goody bag at the end, including four of the highlighters which I cannot wait to try on a night out.
So what exactly are the new Cover FX highlighters, and when are they available to buy in the UK?
Glitter Drops (£35):
This highlighter is more oil-like yet the shine is impeccable when the light hits it. It comes in three shades: Lunar (multi-coloured pastel glitter), Mirage (golden champagne glitter) and Aurora (multi-tonal pink glitter). It’s also the more versatile highlighter out of the two as not only can it be used on your face, but also on your body, such as your legs or shoulders to give your skin a nice glow. This highlighter is on sale now, but only at Cult Beauty (click here to buy), but will be also stocked in Selfridges, Harvey Nichols, House of Fraser, Beauty Bay and Arnotts from 2nd February 2018.
Shimmer Veil (£22):
This highlighter is creamier and made more for the face. What makes the Shimmer Veil collection stand out is that you can use it on the eyelids and the lips, and it is said to be ‘crease-proof’. It comes in six shades: Halo (holographic, multi-dimensional shimmer), Celestial (glistening pearl shimmer), Amethyst (iridescent lavender shimmer), Moonstone (shimmering topaz), Magic (shimmering blush champagne) and Soleil (shimmering peachy pink). These won’t be available to buy until 2nd February 2018 at Harvey Nichols, and then at Selfridges, House of Fraser, Beauty Bay and Cult Beauty later that month.
So far my favourite shade is Aurora (Glitter Drops), which is also the favourite of Rebecca Thompson, Beauty and Social Media Assistant at Monty PR, who represent Cover FX and was at the launch. I will be testing my new highlighters very soon to show you what looks can be achieved – follow my Instagram here to be the first to see!
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