Man oh man, do I love a new foundation! When I saw that Covergirl was coming out with a new foundation, I stalked its release and was able to scoop it up on Ulta’s website! I haven’t seen it in stores yet- but the drugstores around here are a little slow when it comes to new releases. So let’s see how the new Vitalist Healthy Elixir Foundation performs!
Covergirl Vitalist Healthy Elixir Foundation, available in 14 shades (only 6 at Ulta); around $12 for 1 oz.
I picked up the shade 720 – Creamy Natural, which matches me perfectly when I am self tanned!
CoverGirl’s Vitalist Healthy Elixir Foundation has a vitamin-infused formula with a special antioxidant and vitamin complex. Finally, a hydrating formula for beautiful, buildable coverage that glides on smoothly for a flawless look! This special antioxidant and vitamin complex plus SPF 20 work together to make your skin look healthy all day.
- Give your skin a luminous glow
- Available in multiple shades from light to deep
- Oil free
- Minimizes the appearance of oily shine
- Lightweight formula
“Minimize the appearance of oily shine” is an odd way to phrase it.
This does have added fragrance, and it smells really fresh- like a cool cucumber spritzer on a hot day. So not terrible, but still not necessary for your foundation to smell pretty. ya know?
This is a very lightweight formula, and blends out REALLY nicely. I liked it best with a damp beauty sponge. It also almost feels cooling, like my face is getting a big drink of refreshing water- maybe the scent helps. It provides a good bit of coverage, that is buildable without getting cakey.
Oh. And one more thing. This makes my skin look AMAZING. Like- Snapchat filter, young, glowing, perfect, amazing. It really is like a ‘your skin but better’ type of situation.
Because the finish of this was so beautiful, natural, and dewy, I was pretty skeptical of how it would last of my oily skin. And I found that it really depended on what I used in conjunction with it. My first few wears, it did really great until about hour 7.
But then I decided to repurchase my bae, Nyx ‘Set It & Don’t Fret It’ loose powder, and it made a WORLD of difference! Using my damp sponge to press the loose powder into oily prone areas really made this last a full 12 hours. My face looked youthful and glowing, but didn’t get too oily by the end of the day.
This foundation DOES oxidize a good bit, which can be tricky with shade matching. So that is something to consider with the wear of it.
I really like this one! It really does make your skin look healthy and glowing- but without leaving you oily or greasy. It lasts all day for me, especially when set with a powder. The added APF makes this a great, lightweight foundation for the summer!