I’ve been on a drugstore kick as of recent. When I received notification that I’d be getting a Covergirl Vox Box from Influenster, I was excited to see if I would find a new addition to my affordable makeup arsenal. The Vox Box included the Covergirl Vitalist Healthy Concealer in Fair, Healthy Powder in Classic Ivory, and Healthy Glow Highlighter in Starshine. So the burning question: is any of it good?
About the Products
Covergirl Vitalist Healthy Concealer ($10.99, Ulta)
From Covergirl: “Finally, there’s a soft-brush concealer pen that glides on smoothly and improves skin’s texture. COVERGIRL Vitalist Healthy Concealer Pen contains vitamin-infused formula which brightens your complexion for a fresh, healthy look. This full-coverage concealer pen is available in multiple shades from fair to deep.”
My thoughts: I hate the packaging. The click pen brush applicator is one of the most inconvenient ones I’ve ever used. As far as the actual product goes, the concealer is very light coverage. You will definitely be able to see your skin through this, but it does a great job at blurring imperfections and evening out minor discolorations. What I like best about this is how lightweight the texture is — it blends seamlessly without caking or creasing, and it looks like skin. If you want just a little bit of coverage and hate the feel of thick concealers, this might be a win for you. Otherwise, I say skip it and pick up one of many other great drugstore concealers!
Covergirl Vitalist Healthy Powder ($11.99, Ulta)
From Covergirl: “At last, there’s a setting powder with built-in hydration and lightweight formula that reduces shine for natural-looking, flawless skin. COVERGIRL Vitalist Healthy Powder delivers moisture and diffuses the look of imperfections without ever looking cakey.”
My thoughts: This powder seriously impressed me. When used with the concealer from the line, it gave me such an even skin-tone without looking powdery or dry. While the coverage is also very light and natural, you will be taken back by how nice and healthy your skin looks while wearing this! You could use this to set concealer or as an all over powder foundation. The only drawback with this product, as with many pressed powders, is its wear time. I found that this powder wore off significantly by lunchtime. The nice thing about this happening with a powder versus a cream/liquid product, however, is that you can easily touch-up or reapply.
Covergirl Vitalist Healthy Glow Highlighter ($10.99, Ulta)
From Covergirl: “Highlight, contour and illuminate your most beautiful features with COVERGIRL Vitalist Healthy Glow Highlighter. With three silky, intensely luminous shades, this shimmering glow highlighter helps skin look naturally radiant. This product is available in multiple hues.”
My thoughts: My first impression of this product was that it was a glitter bomb. There is a visible metallic glitter look to this when you swatch it, and it’s a very soft cream. I was a little scared to put this all over my face, but with wanton recklessness I applied this liberally to all my highlight areas. When I blended this out with my fingers on top of the powder, I was pleasantly surprised to see how natural and seamless this looked. The glitter diffused and the cream dried down to a soft, second-skin powder finish. The color I received is a little too yellow-gold for me, but I really do love the “healthy glow” it gives to my skin. This is a perfect everyday highlighter for a lit-from-within glow.
I wanted to see how these products performed with each other, so I first applied the concealer under my eyes and pretty my all over my face to cover my imperfections. I then used a big fluffy buffing foundation brush to apply the powder all over. Using my fingers, I dabbed on the cream highlighter and blended it out with no issues.
I hope these pictures capture how nice these three products made my skin look. I love how fresh and natural they look! In recommending these products, though, I must consider their price point. At over $10USD each, I hesitate to recommend them because I know of several drugstore products that are either on par with or outperform these. The concealer I could pass on, but the powder and highlight I would certainly give a shot if you’re interested.
What are your thoughts on these products? Will you be purchasing or passing? I’d love to hear what you think. Either way, I’m always grateful to receive complimentary products from Influenster for testing purposes. If you’re interested in joining, sign up using this link. It’s absolutely free to join and people of all social media statuses can participate!
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