Product Review: Covergirl Healthy Elixir Foundation...
It's time for a review! I'm forcing myself to become more consistent with giving you HONEST reviews on makeup and skincare products that I'm loving or not. In no way, shape, form or fashion I'm a makeup artist and there's still some techniques I need to get better at but I LOVE makeup. I know I've said that a million times before but I really do. I also love trying new products and with so many new products on the market, you really can't just stick to one.
Trying new foundations have been my latest beauty mission. I've been making it my business to try at least one new foundation each month especially since the weather will be changing soon. I can explore more full coverage foundations versus more natural looking ones.
Covergirl is a brand I used to kill in my college days so when I heard about the new CoverGirl Vitalist Healthy Elixir Foundation, it was a MUST TRY. It's H-O-T in Atlanta and finding a full coverage drugstore foundation which holds up to this heat plus controls my oily area is not the easiest task. The thing that drew me to this foundation was it contains Vitamin E, B3 and B5 which are all extremely amazing for your skin. Vitamin E aids in reducing wrinkles and giving your skin a healthy glow. Vitamin B3 fights against anti-aging making you look 25 even when you are well over that. Vitamin B5 hydrates, moisturizes and regenerates the skin. Now to find a foundation which contains and does all of that, in addition gives you build-able, skin-like coverage, is a freaking gold-mind.
I'm in shade "Soft Sable" which works now but I know might be a tad bit dark in the colder months. I applied it with my beauty blender and used Too Faced Shape Tape Concealer in DEEP to highlight. I'm still looking for a better primer to control my oils but until then I used Benefit Matte Rescue Invisible-Finish Mattifying Gel. Overall, this foundation is amazing and I can't wait to get dolled up and use it again. Surprisingly, I purchased it from Bed, Bath and Beyond for only $8.99 with a 20% off coupon found on retailmenot.com to slash the price even more. I couldn't find the foundation on the store's website but Ulta also sells it HERE!
PROS: Very skin like, easy to blend and affordable
CONS: Not a wide range of shades for darker skin tones