COVERGIRL Healthy Elixir Liquid Foundation
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COVERGIRL Healthy Elixir Liquid Foundation


4.3 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars56%
  • 4 Stars28%
  • 3 Stars10%
  • 2 Stars4%
  • 1 Star2%


Hydrate your skin while keeping it looking flawless with COVERGIRL Vitalist Healthy Elixir Foundation. Finally a hydrating, vitamin-infused formula for beautiful, buildable coverage that glides on smoothly for a flawless look. This liquid foundation is infused with Vitamins E, B3, B5, SPF 20 plus a special antioxidant and vitamin complex. Give your skin a health and luminous glow. Part of our Vitalist Healthy Elixir family.

How To Use:

  1. Using a disposable sponge wedge or clean fingertips, dab a small amount of foundation on the center of your cheeks.
  2. Blend outward toward the edges of the face, concentrating on uneven areas, and decreasing intensity toward the hairline.
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COVERGIRL Healthy Elixir Liquid Foundation
COVERGIRL Healthy Elixir Liquid Foundation
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Breezy B.
San Antonio , TX
27 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Buff Beige more...
I have very dry skin so foundations can be difficult for me as they dry me out and can make me look cakey or sink into lines. I love the It Cosmetics CC+ cream and I wanted to find a drugstore dupe for it as I don't love shelling out the price for it everytime. I have finally found a perfect dupe for it in the Covergirl Vitalist Healthy Elixir!

PACKAGING: I love the super square edges of the bottle and container, it makes the product look very sleek and it literally fits into my collection well as it doesn't waste much space with its design. The glass bottle comes with a pump which is nice.

PRODUCT/FORMULA: The product itself goes on the skin so smoothy and gives such a healthy looking glow but not in a greasy way. This product brightens up dull skin and just makes you look alive again. I would say its a medium/full coverage foundation as you can sheer it out as well as build it up for more coverage. 

LONGEVITY: I don't find hydrating/dewy foundations to normally have the best wear time when compared to more matte formulas. I sweat a lot at my work and I can easily wear this for 8-9 hours with it still looking beautiful on the skin which impressed me with how hydrating this formula is. After the 8-9 hour mark this product will start to wear off a little patchy.

OVERALL CONS: The shade range on this product is awful. The undertones on almost all the shades leans very yellow, I don't find the product to oxidize much but it does start out being pretty yellow to begin with. The product is fragranced and while it does smell nice, the smell lingers longer than other scented products do. To me, it smells like a floral/hairspray combo, while the smell is not overpoweringly strong, it does linger as I stated before.
Rachael S.
Carson city , NV
166 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I have dry skins well honestly I have extremely dry skin. In the winter I'm extremely pale and there is not a shade light enough in this Foundation which is a downfall. However in the summer time when I have a tan there more than enough tan shades for me to correctly color match myself. It is a bonus that there are vitamins in this Foundation as well as SPS. Us girls always need to be protecting our skin keeping that youthful glow about us. I highly recommend this Foundation to anybody who has dry skin and needs a full coverage Foundation. It does have a dewy finish even once it's dried down you will have a nice healthy glow on your skin. This is the exact Foundation that I have been looking and searching high and low for. I have recommended this to my friends they have all said the same thing it's amazing it's a great product. I do hope that with so much positivity and glowing reviews going towards this Foundation that cover girl will come out with a much larger shade range soon. I feel as though that is a drawback and that is why I will not be giving it a five-star but a 3-star. Its 2018 we should not be having to deal with limited shade ranges from any brand especially one as big as Covergirl so please Covergirl here are please step it up drastically increase your shade range in this fabulous Foundation to include all skin tones undertone shades from lightest palest glowing white to deepest darkest sultry chocolate Brown. Thanks Covergirl it's great Foundation definitely recommend and I hope and pray that you can find your shade.
Mary N.
31 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Medium Beige more...
The Healthy Elixir Foundation is a beatiful product. The packaging for this product is exceptionally beautiful especially for the drugstore. At first I planned on passing up this product due to my lack of enthusiam for CoverGirl's foundations due to their poor performance and the notable scent they include on all their foundations. I decided to purchase this foundation when I found it in Target and I am thoroughly pleased with it. The color range of this foundation is okay but they should include more deeper skin tones. The coverage on this foundation is definitely medium to full depending on your application. After applying the product, the foundation will settle into a more semi-matte finish it looks amazing especially for a drugstore brand. When I want it to look more dewy I apply an illuminating primer and also mix it with one of my more dewier foundations and the finish is so beautiful! The foundation doesn't feel heavy on the skin and it does last a good while especially if you plan on being outside for awhile or working throughout the day The only downside of this product is its scent which can be overbearing if you are not pleased with it. Luckily the scent of the foundation recedes when it sets and you apply your other products on top. The other downside of this foundation are the orange-ish undertones which can be good or bad depending on your individual skin tone.
Delaney D.
Blue Ash, OH
40 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Purchased at: ULTA
Review for: Ivory more...
This is my go-to summer foundation. I use this when I want a beautiful, natural glow. Its very easy to apply and blend out. Sometimes, it's hard to find the lightest shade, Ivory, online so if that's your shade, you'll have better luck in store. The next shade over, classic ivory, oxidizes on me. That's why I prefer to use this in the summer time. My skin without a tan is too light so I wish Covergirl would make more shades. I've went through several bottles of this foundation since I first discovered it last summer, thanks to RawBeautyKristi. If you're looking for a natural glow, this is the foundation for you.
Mollee S.
Cabot, AR
278 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Purchased at: Amazon
Review for: Classic Ivory more...
I want to start by saying I love this foundation formula! BUT the shade range is crap. Seven shades? Come on Covergirl! I have been fortunate enough to not have issues with finding a foundation shade but with the Healthy Vitalist the lightest shade (Ivory) is too light but the next shade (Classic Ivory) is too dark but I try to make it work because I love the formula so much. It doesn’t emphasize texture and has worked with a variety of different powders. Beautiful foundation if you can find your shade!
Jennifer W.
563 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Really enjoyed this product. My biggest downfall and the reason why I rated it 4 stars instead of 5 is because it doesn't follow the same shade range as all of their other products the numbers are not the same and they don't have as many shade options so unfortunately even the lightest shade in this for me is a little too dark I have to mix it with another Foundation that's lighter in order to be able to use it which is a bummer because I honestly could get away with just using this foundation on its own coverage wise if it came in my shade. That's a huge letdown for me because Covergirl has always been very good about having shades that work well for me which most other brands don't do. That being said this product does have a scent to it. Most people do not like that in skin care but I do not negatively react to it and I am a fan of the scent. Very good coverage would say it's medium to full coverage and is buildable.
Michelle T.
Atlanta, GA
141 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Purchased at: Walgreens
This is one of my favorite drug store foundations. It is super affordable and has the most beautiful finish. It is a satin formula with medium coverage (buildable). I love how thin it is and how much it still covers. I have acne prone skin and I usually switch foundations around so my skin doesn’t get too clogged.
sade m.
Sayreville, NJ
120 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Purchased at: Target
Not the most long wearing foundation but definitely a good one. It gives me this healthy glow. I have oily skin so its a difference between glow and oil lol. This made my skin look amazing. It doesn't cake up and easily buildable. I mix this with my full coverage foundations to sheer them out and add a little glow.
Brenda G.
Woburn , MA
101 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Purchased at: CVS
Review for: Classic Tan more...
The only reason it’s getting 2 stars is because I did like the coverage it gave me. But, it made my face breakout so bad. It took me a month just to recover! 😢 It sucked because my acne was going away & BOOM it appeared after I used this foundation COVERGIRL Healthy Elixir Liquid Foundation
Amanda J.
Albany, NY
17 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Warm Beige, Other more...
I love this stuff. This is my favorite drugstore foundation hands down! It makes my skin look beautiful and healthy and radiant and it's very long wearing. I have normal/oily acne prone skin so I do get a little bit oily on my nose after 5 hours but that is expected with any foundation because I wear make up for long periods of time. Any time I wear this I get compliments on my skin and people often think it's a high-end foundation. It does have a fragrance to it but nothing crazy and it will go away. I kinda like it. I use this on my clients Too. Only downfall to this foundation is that I do not have an exact match. I have to mix two colors (warm beige and golden tan) I have very olive/yellow undertones. For shade reference, I think I'm a NC 42 in Mac. I use Chai in Laura Mercier Flawless fusion, 332 in maybelline Matte and poreless, caramel in NYX total control drops, Syracuse in NARS sheer glow, Estée Lauder DW 4W1 is too light/pink 4W2 is too dark.
Anabel R.
Fullerton, CA
27 reviews
Have you used COVERGIRL Healthy Elixir Liquid Foundation ? If so, did it oxidize on you?
Jessica M.
Du Quoin, IL
74 reviews
What is the best way to apply this foundation - makeup wedges, foundation brush, fingers, or a blending sponge?
Carrie P.
346 reviews
Is this worth the hype? Watched a few reviews last night. Want more opinions.
Johnmilan Y.
37 reviews
I this a full coverage foundation
hakima a.
52 reviews
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