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Oily Skin Foundation…Covergirl Vitalist Healthy Elixir Foundation

…..could it be?? I actually found a foundation that will cover all the marks I want to cover, matches my skin tone (!!!!), and doesn’t slide off my skin after a few hours?? Pinch me, please.

Let me tell you a little about my skin…I am VERYYY oily and often times have some discoloration on my skin due to breakouts. I have an extremely difficult time finding foundations that match my skin tone but still give me the coverage I want/need. Most of the time I find one I can deal with but if I touch my face in the slightest, the oil from my skin just makes the foundation sliiiiide right off.

Lately, I had been using the  Wet ‘n Wild Photo Focus foundation. I discovered this maybe a month or two ago and loved it! It’s so creamy, matches my skin, and has decent, buildable coverage. With fake tan, I was in the color Soft Beige. As I mentioned, I reeeeally struggle with finding a foundation that matches my skin perfectly. They are either too light, too dark, or too PINK! Ugh, horrible. Buuuuut, when I got to Walgreens (my favorite place ever), the Wet ‘n Wild foundation was no where to be found! So, I went down the road to the other, bigger Walgreens. They STILL didn’t have it! I was really in a pickle. I needed foundation ASAP and really didn’t have any backups in mind. On a whim I picked up the Covergirl Vitalist Healthy Elixir foundation in Classic Ivory. [Side note: the shade range was very unimpressive]

I got home and tried it out to see if the shade matched. It was a little dark but my fake tan was also fading. I thought with a fresh layer of fake tan, it would be the perfect match the next morning. Spoiler alert: it was. 

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So, this foundation. Initially I was a little skeptical because I had not heard much about the foundation at all and the shade range is kinda limited. But, I was pleasantly surprised! It applies very creamy and with a medium-full coverage. You can also build the foundation up nicely without it looking cakey. The only con I have to mention is the scent. There is a very strong scent to it. It’s not bad, just very strong. I think I have gotten used to it by now because I don’t notice the scent as much.

I have used this foundation every day since I got it about a week ago. I have never used it with a primer and just set it with some pressed powder in the morning and go about my day. Y’all are not going to believe this but, I never have to reset my foundation throughout the day. I mean whaaaaaaat?!?! This is unheard of for me. At the end of the day, my foundation still looks really great! I mean, I am a little shiny in areas but I can tolerate that.

If you’re like me and you struggle with oily skin and are unable to successfully find shade matches, try this foundation out! I am pretty fair but use fake tan to add a little color to my skin.

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On an unrelated note, I have recently become obsessed with Mexican hot chocolate. Its so spicy and yummy but I also require coffee in order to become a human. This morning I had the genius idea to add a triangle of the Mexican chocolate in with my coffee. oh myyyy its delish. Try it. You will love it.

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Also, its like way too cold up here in Illinois. My southern roots cannot handle this cold. Nor do I know how to drive in this snow.

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