Cover FX The Perfect Light Highlighting Palette Review

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I’ve been seeing a lot on Instagram about this brand!  I thought the highlighters from Cover FX looked really pretty so I put Cover FX The Perfect Light Highlighting Palette on my Christmas list.  Imagine my surprise when Santa left one for me!

I was excited to start using the palette, but a little apprehensive as well.  If you're a member of the over 40 club like myself, I'm sure you know that not ALL highlighters are the same and many of them just flat-out don't perform well on over 40 skin. Click To Tweet Nevertheless,  I forged ahead!

Cover FX The Perfect Light Highlighting Palette is available in two shades:  Light/Medium and Medium/Dark.  Each Palette contains 2 illuminating shades with each shade in a cream formula AND a powder formula.

Light/Medium contains the shades Celestial and Moonlight (Cream & Powder)

Medium/Deep contains the shades Sunlight and Candlelight (Cream & Powder)

I’ve been using the Light/Medium Palette. (pictured below)

Cover FX Perfect Highlighting Palette
Cover FX The Perfect Light Highlighting Palette in Light/Medium. 1 and 2 are cream formulas in the shades Celestial and Moonlight, 3 and 4 are powder formulas of the same shades.

Cover FX describes the cream formula as a dewy, radiant glow and the powder formula as a silky luminous finish.  You can wear each formula on its own or layer them for a “striking strobe”.  Let’s get on to my thoughts on this palette!


First, let me say that this is a vegan product free of gluten, mineral oil, fragrance, parabens or talc, which I really appreciate!

The cream formulas in this palette are a dream! They have a very light & creamy texture that spreads easily and evenly. Click To TweetUsing my fingers, I apply the cream formulas along the cheekbones, under the brow bone and on the cupid’s bow of the lips.  On its own, the cream formula delivers a light dewy glow that lasts several hours.

Celestial Cream (1) in the photo above is Light Gold with a pearl sheen.  Although it appears pink in the pan, when applied to the skin, it’s golden.

Moonlight Cream (2) in the above photo is a Medium Gold with warm undertones with a light sheen.  It has slightly more shimmer than Celestial but still not overwhelming.

The powder formulas in the palette apply and blend well using a highlighter brush.  They are not dry or chalky which is good for mature skin!  The powder is very subtle with a touch of sheen that lasts several hours.

Celestial Powder (3) in the photo above is a light rose beige with warm undertones and a pearl sheen.

Moonlight Powder (4) in the photo is a light peach gold with warm undertones and a pearl sheen.


Applying the cream formula first and then setting it with the powder, the result is a radiant, dewy lit from within glow.  With not too much shimmer and no glitter, this is a safe bet for anyone concerned about it settling into fine lines & wrinkles.


$39.00 USD

Overall, I love this palette. It provides a beautiful, subtle, glow and I don't have to worry about it settling into lines or actually making me look older! Click To TweetIf you like a natural, radiant glow, this is one palette you may want to try.  If you’re going for a dramatic, in your face highlight, this may not be for you!

Have you tried the Cover FX The Perfect Light Highlighting Palette?  What products from Cover FX have you tried?  What’s your favorite highlighter?  As always, I’d love to hear from you.  Please leave your comments below!

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  1. A dewey lit texture is probably the best part about this highlighter, and of course, less shimmer must be making it look more natural. Great review, Susie! <3

  2. Hi Susie! I have never tried anything from Cover FX yet. I love a light dewy highlight not the intense ones as I have oily skin. This sounds good to me cream as well as powder formulas is great. 🙂

  3. Love this! I haven’t thought about how makeup can apply differently depending on the maturity of our skin. I think this is a great idea and a great review! Do you find that cream/powder formulas perform better?

    • Normally I prefer a cream formula because they seem to blend well & overall are better on mature skin. There are some powders that work well though! It’s trial & error.??Thank you for stopping by & reading!?

  4. I love more gold tones, they’re my favourite!
    This is such a thorough review, got some great recommendations there, thanks!

    The Frugal Frenchie

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