I’ve caved in. YouTube has yet again sucked me into all of the reviews and hype of this foundation so I had to try it out for myself to see what it was all about.
Skin Type: Combination with a very oily T-Zone.
My skin has actually been surprisingly very happy with few breakouts. I am using the shade Medium Beige in the Vitalist Healthy Elixir Foundation .
Even though I am testing out the foundation, I chose to use my go-to primer The Ordinary High-Adherence Silicone Primer since this is what I do prior to any other foundation application. I decided to apply the foundation using the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge to one side of my face, and on the other side I used my Real Techniques Expert Face Brush .
Both with the sponge and brush I did not notice a difference in coverage or how the foundation lays on my skin. I personally always prefer using a sponge over a brush just to thin out foundation so after I used the brush to apply to one half of my face I went back in with the sponge to ensure that I did not have any streakiness and it was all even.
The photo above is with the rest of my makeup on. Since I am a very oily gal regardless of what a foundation claims I always set with a setting powder.
I also tried out the Wet n Wild Makeup Stick in Floral Majority to see if a stick product being rubbed onto my face would cause my foundation to come off and luckily it didn’t! Woohoo!
Retailing for $11.99 (Ulta), I think that you are getting a great deal for this foundation. It has covered my redness, dark spots, and blemishes without looking cakey (Erik my boyfriend even confirmed this!) Also I had no issues with the foundation enhancing my pores or fine lines. It does oxidize just a bit but I am honestly kind of okay with that because with initial application it’s a shade too light for me – but of course if you found your perfect shade and it does this it could cause a huge issue.
With every new foundation I try I love testing it with flash to see if it’ll look natural. This foundation definitely did not fail this test! I think with or without flash this foundation looks very natural and does not give a white cast.
– Easy to blend
– Does not enhance fine lines/pores
– Photo Friendly
– Makeup application not altered.
– Fragrance, I did not detail this above but at initial application it has a very floral scent. After about a minute or so this scent does go away and does no linger. Also it has not caused me to break out.
Have you tried this foundation? What are your thoughts on it?