So if you haven't been paying attention to the world of drugstore beauty, CoverGirl released their new Vitalist Healthy Elixir Foundation earlier this spring. This foundation comes with a list of benefits that any makeup wearer would love. It promises to be a lightweight, full coverage makeup that is oil-free and contains vitamins E,B3 and B5 and contains an SPF of 20.
After reading all of that, I just had to try it. I'm very oily so it's usually hard for me to find a drug store foundation that can get me throughout the day without looking like I have lard all over my face. I picked up the darkest shade that they had in the store which is 775 Soft Sable. It seemed like a good match so off the register I went. I purchased the foundation for $12.99 from my local CVS and I also decide to grab the NYX First Base Primer Spray too which retailed for $7.99. Now I have seen this product priced from $9.99-$12.99 depending on the retailer, so do your research.
I was excited because the bottle had a pump which I adore for my liquid foundations because I feel like I get all if not most of the product out of the bottle. I did my usual three pumps and was excited once I saw the formula on the back of my hand, it was lightweight but it didn't run or move.
Now it does have a strong floral fragrance which made me a little apprehensive because I usually dont like anything on my face that has a scent for fear of breakouts but let's see. I used my Real Techniques Expert Face Brush with I love because it buffs liquid formulas into my skin flawlessly. The product went on smooth and at first felt heavy but as I buffed it in and it dried I could hardly feel it. Now coverage wise it's more of a medium coverage that is buildable. I didnt color correct because I typically don't in the summer unless its a night out or photo shoot and I really want that flawless finish. The smell was annoying but it wasn't too bad, lets see how it holds up throughout the day. The first day I didnt prime at all because I wanted a true feel for the product and its mattifying abilities; you know I got to look out for my oily sisters! Let's say that goodness I had my press powder because I surely needed a few touch ups and pat downs.
This picture was taken at about 4:30pm on day two, at this time my makeup had been done for 9 hours. I did not have to touch it up at all which was awesome because I truly don't have the time for midday touch ups. So on the second day I applied the Nyx First Base Primer Spray and it actually helped a lot. So that particular there were no touch ups needed at all.
Overall I think this is definitely a keeper, with a little primer this will be a great addition to most makeup kits. As for the Nyx primer spray I say grab it because it's always good to have different products in your arsenal that can save you a little time.
So I give these two product a combined 4 Stars out of 5 its most certainly a TRY! If you decide to try these Beauty Budget Friendly products or if you have any questions leave them below!