Cover Girl Vitalist Healthy Elixir Foundation
Retails for: $10
Available at: WalMart, Target, Walgreen’s, etc.
I haven’t bought a liquid Cover Girl foundation in decades. But when I saw their new one advertised and read all the (mostly) positive reviews all over social media, I figured I would give it a try. But now did it work out for me?
PROS Shade 710 Classic Ivory was the perfect shade for me. The bottle says it’s lightweight, full coverage, oil free with a SPF of 20. Seemed too good to be true for a CG foundation. However….I absolutely, positively loved this! Perfect for my crazy skin type, which present day can be so oily you can see me shine from the Milky Way, or so dry the Sahara looks comfortable to me. The coverage is flawless. It stayed fresh looking all day and did not change color or turn orange on me, as some drug store foundations tend to do. It covered all dark spots and other undesirable things that have no business on my face anymore. I did use a setting powder afterwards, but that is standard procedure with me. And it worked well with my Nars Creamy Concealer in Vanilla, so it plays well with others!
CONS I found it best to apply the product with a beauty sponge, as my foundation brushes left it looking streaky on my skin. A sponge just gave me more control with the product and gave a full coverage, but not “cake face” look.
Cover Girl Vitalist Healthy Elixir Foundation will most certainly have a place in my rotation of both high end and drug store foundations. The Force is strong with this one! It’s a steal for $10 and has truly made me reconsider my opinion of the Cover Girl line.