Try Out Tuesday – @covergirl Vitalist Healthy Elixir Foundation

A great foundation can make everything you put on top of it look that much better. On the flip side, a terrible foundation can make your other holy grail products look like expired dollar store makeup. So, even though I have found (and own) several good foundations, I am always ready to try something new. That something new, for me, is the @covergirl Vitalist Healthy Elixir Foundation (normally $11.99 at @ultabeauty, but currently on sale for only $6).

What it claims:

πŸ”˜ Give your skin a luminous glow

πŸ”˜ Available in multiple shades from light to deep

πŸ”˜ Oil free

πŸ”˜ Minimizes the appearance of oily shine

πŸ”˜ Lightweight formula

My experience:

πŸ‘ŽπŸ» I purchased it from ULTA and, on ULTA’s website, the shade range (seven (7) total) is absolutely abysmal. The Covergirl website isn’t much better – only fourteen (14) shades, with very little variance.

πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘ŽπŸ» The shade I own is “Creamy Natural.” It is a bit too dark for me, so I combine a bit of @lagirlcosmetics’s Pro Coverage Liquid Foundation in White to get my exact shade.

πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘ŽπŸ» It claims to be full coverage, but I would say it’s more like medium with one (1) layer and medium high with two (2) layers.

πŸ‘πŸ» It blends out beautifully and I agree with the claim of it providing a luminous finish.

πŸ‘πŸ» I love that it contains SPF 20.

πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘ŽπŸ» I have worn this on a couple of other occasions for over twelve (12) hours each day. In the beginning of the day, I experienced slight settling into my forehead lines, but those dissipated as my natural oils came to the surface. Throughout the day, I experienced very slight settling into the lines in between my eyebrows, but almost every foundation does that on me.

πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘ŽπŸ» The only fading I experienced was on my chin and it was very minimal.

πŸ‘πŸ» Even though this foundation has a glowy finish, I never felt or looked too oily.

My verdict?

For the price, this is a very, very good foundation! It’s long-wearing, looks beautiful on the skin and contains SPF. However, the unacceptable shade range is a big deterrent. If (and that’s a big if) you can find your shade, I suggest you try this out.

What is your favorite drugstore foundation?

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