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Cover FX Event Recap

Cover FX Event Recap
I’m a Cover FX Brand Ambassador. All opinions are my own.

Last Thursday I hosted an event for Cover FX in Orlando, FL. My friends Eugenia (you can see her recap here) and Amber came with me to Orlando. I have to admit, it was pretty cool to see myself listed as the featured blogger on the sign.

We had a lot of people show up to get color matched, which was exciting! Many of my friends and fellow Central Florida Beauty Bloggers came to the event.

Wearing CC Cream

For the event, here are the Cover FX products that I wore:

  1. I started with a base of Cover FX Anti-Aging Primer
  2. I then applied the Matte Setting Powder in Light
  3. Finally, I applied the CC Cream Time Release Tinted Treatment SPF 30 in N Light

I also wore my stunning Bunny Paige Volcano Heart necklace that I recently purchased. (on sale until May 5th! Get it for 30% off!)

Vic Casale, Phyrra, BritneyVic Casale, Phyrra, Britney M Mungia

Vic Casale, me, Britney M

One of the coolest things about the event was that I got to meet Vic Casale. Vic Casale is an incredibly talented chemist. He created the MAC foundations (and foundation color system). He is the Chief Innovation Officer for Cover FX and he creates their foundations as well.

I also got to meet the powerhouse behind Cover FX’s social media, Britney. She coordinated everything and kept things running smoothly. I loved getting her insight into the brand. She also came to hang out with us later on!

Vic talked to me about the science behind my favorite Cover FX product – the CC Cream. It’s a time release product that releases anti-aging ingredients over 8 hours. I asked him about that technology and he explained that he uses synthetic beeswax that melts at different temperatures so that it will release over 8 hours, which is really cool. This is why I’ve never experienced a burning sensation with his foundation when I’m having a rosacea flare up, but I have experienced that with other anti-aging foundations in the past.

Cover FX Base Ingredients

Vic also demonstrated with different base ingredients and how they look on the skin. This led into us discussing how Cover FX is cruelty free and all of their foundations are vegan. Over 20 years ago when Vic was with MAC he pushed for in vitro testing for cosmetics and he has continued to choose cruelty free testing methods for cosmetics for Cover FX. This really warms my heart!

Sephora and Cover FX Staff

Image courtesy of Eugenia at GeniaBeMe.com

Both the local Sephora staff and the Cover FX staff from Miami were really friendly and helpful.

Lauren Massaro

Lauren Massaro from LaurenMassaro.com

I had my makeup touched up from the event by the talented makeup artist Lauren Massaro. She was hilarious! She was one of two makeup artists doing color matching for the event.

Beauty Bloggers

Brittany – Amber – me – Allie – Leandra – Eugenia

Some of my friends and Central Florida Beauty Bloggers who got color matched at the event! They were shade matching not only in the CC Cream, but in the Total Cover Cream and Liquid foundation, too.

Eugenia - me - Nidia

Eugenia – me – Nidia

I’m not sure what someone was saying to Nidia to get her disapproval.

Brittany and me

I love Brittany’s pops of bright neon yellow and turquoise with black.

Me and Mina

Me and Mina

Vic and Britney

Vic and Britney

Vic and me

Vic and me

Vic also spoke about the brand’s newest product, the BB Gel Mattifying Anti-Blemish Treatment. It’s PERFECT for oily skin! It’s available in 10 shades, just like the CC Cream. This is a product that I predict Eugenia and Jen (from My Beauty Bunny) will love!

Thanks again to everyone who could make it to the Cover FX Event in Orlando! We had a great time!

  • From our partners
    • http://www.geniabeme.com/ Eugenia

      It was cool seeing your face in front of Sephora!!!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        Yay thank you!

    • http://www.cosmeticsaficionado.com/ Cosmetics Aficionado

      What a great event and opportunity for you!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        It really was!

    • Norah Salazar

      How exciting! I want to try this new product and the CC cream

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        I believe you can get the BB Gel now online :)

    • erikatheicyone

      What a fun event. :)

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        It was a blast!

    • Allison @neversaydiebeauty

      I am going to try your tip about applying powder before CC today! I am confused: are products that contain beeswax considered vegan? I thought not.

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        Hi! Synthetic beeswax, which these products contain, is vegan :)

        • Allison @neversaydiebeauty

          Thanks! never knew there was such a thing :)

    • Kelly R

      This looks like a fun event!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        We really had fun!

    • BeautyJudy

      Sounds like the event was a success!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        I believe it was :)

    • http://www.painted-ladies.com/ Sheila Arkee

      I am envious of all the Florida bloggers! I’d love to attend a similar event. Now that I know that tidbit about Vic and MAC, I’m definitely interested in CoverFX!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        Yay happy to hear it!

    • http://www.glitzglambudget.com/ Silvana @GlitzGlamBudget

      Sounds like it was an amazing and successful event! You look amazing =)

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        Thank you! I felt amazing :)

    • Noelle

      This sounds like such a blast! You look beautiful!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        Thanks Noelle!

    • http://www.beautybymissl.com/ beautybymissl

      You look gorgeous! Sounds like an amazing event!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        Thank you!

    • http://makeupbykim-porter.com/blog Kim Porter

      This sounds like a great event to attend

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        You would have really enjoyed learning about the ingredients in the foundations

    • http://loveforlacquer.com/ loveforlacquer

      You’re such a rockstar!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        Aww thanks!

    • Deanna

      I am so excited for you! It looks like you had a great time! :D

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        We really did

    • cindyprimebeauty

      Congrats and thanks for the behind the scenes look at the event!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        You’re welcome :)

    • Amber

      Congratulations on the event!! It looks like such an incredible time. I SO wish I was in FL lol! :) I’m really going to have to pick a few of the items up from Cover FX that you recommended. I loved to learn a little more about the brand!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        I always tell everyone ‘check out the CC Cream!’

    • http://twitter.com/lover111193 teresa koedyker

      Congratulations!! Your makeup looks flawless!! I would really like to try there products!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        Thank you!

    • http://www.blushingnoir.com/ Brooke @ Blushing Noir

      This looks like so much fun! That is flipping awesome that your face is on that poster! Also, Nidia’s face looks more like someone farted and she just caught the whiff… which I guess could also be disapproval ;)

      • http://beautylitfromwithin.blogspot.com Nidia Doherty

        OMG, LOL, Brooke! My husband and I are cracking up at this. I think I just found my new FB profile pix.

        • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

          LOL!

    • Amber M.

      Thanks for letting me come with you to the event. It was alot of fun!!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        I’m glad you had fun :)

    • http://www.manifestdestany.com/ Destany

      What a fun event!! I like how Nidia is all contemplative up there haha!

      • http://beautylitfromwithin.blogspot.com Nidia Doherty

        My husband thought you were being kind, choosing ‘contemplative’ and not ‘confused’ or ‘lost’. LOL.

        • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

          haha

    • http://www.honeygirlsworld.com/ Honeygirlk

      That’s so awesome and it looked like a lot of fun ;) I love that your face was on the poster, I hope they let you keep that ;)

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        I didn’t even think to ask!

    • Cosmetic Sanctuary

      How fun! I’d love to attend an event like this

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        You would have enjoyed talking with everyone!

    • Justina

      Looks like a super fun event!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        It was great!

    • Ange

      This sounds like you all had so much fun!!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        We really had a blast!

    • http://www.mynewestaddiction.com/ Laura

      Looks like a great time was had by all! I wish I was a couple hours closer to Orlando!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        Me too!

    • marciaf

      I’ve waited long enough. What color do I buy in the CC Cream? I’m not quite as pale as you but I am pale.

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        Try N Light. It’s basically about a MAC N15-20. It’s too dark for me on its own so I just tweak it :)

        • marciaf

          I got a sample today. I also bought FaceA Zero Minus online tonight.

          • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

            Yay! Let me know what you think

    • Anastasia

      Looks like this was a successful event!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        It really was :)

    • http://www.slashedbeauty.com/ Miranda Mendoza

      omg nidia’s face in that pic is priceless!

      • http://beautylitfromwithin.blogspot.com Nidia Doherty

        I have no words. LOL

    • http://beautylitfromwithin.blogspot.com Nidia Doherty

      LOL!! You could have cropped me out, girl. That’s hysterical. I had such a great time, and you were a rockstar!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        No, you were way too srs in that shot

    • http://libbyspinkvanity.blogspot.com Kimberly

      LOL on Nidia’s photo bomb!!! I would have loved to have been there with all my girlies!!!! I like my CoverFX cream foundation that I got last year at Sephora. It’s a very nice full coverage foundation.

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        We would have loved to have seen you!

    • FabZilla_Kath

      Nidia, what are you thinking?!! LOL on the photo-bombing! Eugenia is so ready for her shopping too! Great event and I’m happy to see you host something like this.

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        Thank you! I had a blast!

    • kSquaredGlamour

      this looks like such a fun and successful event. would love to have attended!

    • http://www.citizensofbeauty.com/ Citizens of Beauty

      mad props to you! You are killin it.

    • http://www.everydaybeautyblog.com/ EBBlogAshley

      Glad you had a great event! Loved your statement necklace and to see the support of fellow beauty bloggers. We have to stick together!

    • Marina

      Really wish I could have gone! I was going to but then I found out one of my professors was hosting a retirement part for another professor in my department and I wanted to go! I hope you all had a blast!

    • http://www.cosmetically-challenged.com Melody Robinson Wright

      You have perfect skin! I really want to try more cover fx.

    • http://www.budgetsplurgebeauty.blogspot.com/ Ember BudgetSplurgeBeauty

      I wish I could have gone! I just couldn’t bring myself to drive to orlando and back on a work night :( Looks like you guys all had a lot of fun though! I would have loved to meet Brittany and Nidia and see you and Eugenia again.

    • http://polishinsomniac.blogspot.com jbrobeck

      You’re famous now! I have never tried Cover FX, I want to try the CC cream though!

    • Betzy Carmona

      I’ve seen so many pictures from this event and how much fun !