Dupe Alert: Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops vs. Australis Liquid Strobe Illuminating Drops

Hello beauties,

I think it’s fair to say we’re all about dat glow (without wanting to look oily), am I right? Well if you love some glow, than you would have already seen the Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops*. When these first came out we all went crazy for them. I held off, mainly because of the price tag. Fast forward a couple of months and there’s a few dupes on the market. One of the most affordable being the Australis Liquid Strobe Illuminating Drops*. But are they actually a dupe? Here’s my comparison of the two x


Overall Thoughts about the Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops:

  • Retails for $62 AUD
  • Now available in 7 shades, ranging from gold, silver, bronze and lilac
  • These are extremely pigmented and you only need a few drops
  • You can mix them in your moisturiser, primer or foundation for some added luminosity or layer on top of your makeup as a highlighter
  • The dropper is great, it’s so easy to use. It’s very liquidy so it not difficult to control
  • With the below photo, I am wearing the shade Moonstone. It looks more copper and gold in the packaging but comes out more neutral on the skin
  • I find you only need one drop in total for both cheekbones
  • In terms of the finish, its more on the metallic side which I love!
  • I apply the drops onto the tops of my cheekbones and blend out with a damp Beauty Blender
  • I’ve tried mixing in one drop with my foundation and it provides the most luminous glow without making look or feel oily! Its a tad on the shimmer side, only if you look really closely. I feel if I were to add any more drops I would end up looking like a disco ball. Moderation is key when mixing with foundations x


Here’s a comparison of both of the drops, as you can see the finish is very different.


Overall Thoughts about the Australis Liquid Strobe Illuminating Drops:

  • Retails for $19.95 AUD
  • Available in 2 shades, gold and pink
  • Like the Cover FX drops, you can mix with your base products or layer on top of your makeup
  • I have the shade pink, but personally I feel it’s a bit more on the silver side- not a negative, if anything I’m actually happier it’s not too pink
  • The dropper is easy to use, but because it’s a thick texture, overtime the bottle opening is going to get gluggy
  • I find one drop for each cheekbone provides a beauty glossy/ wet look as opposed to a highlighted look
  • I apply the drops onto the tops of my cheekbones and blend out with a damp Beauty Blender
  • You can set the drops with some powder highlight or leave as it for a glossy look, however it’s a bit sticky if it’s not set with powder


As you can see they are quite different. While I don’t think the Australis drops are a dupe for the Cover FX ones, I do think the Australis ones are still pretty darn good. Personally I prefer the finish of the Cover FX ones, but again that’s just personal preference. I prefer the Cover FX drops because of the texture and the finish, I love that they look more metallic. Have you tried these illuminating drops? What’s your thoughts?

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*This product has been provided for reviewing purposes, all views and opinions are 100% honest.

**Disclaimer: All opinions are based on personal experiences, and are not sponsored. rachelbeautystyle is not a make up artist, beauty or skincare specialist and will not be held liable for any recommendations. Therefore try at your own risk.

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12 thoughts on “Dupe Alert: Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops vs. Australis Liquid Strobe Illuminating Drops

  1. Do you know I brought the Australis Drops I think in he last Priceline sale and I still haven’t used them. Your post has made me what to put them out and give them a try. The cover fx drops are by far my favourite drops ever. I use them pretty much everyday!!

    Bec | Beauty With Bec


  2. I am obsessed with the Cover FX drops – the pigment is everything and I love how the formula is so smooth and easy to work with 🙂 x


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