Covergirl Vitalist Elixir Lip Oil ($6.99) is a little late to the lip oil party but as they say better late than never. Vitalist Elixir Lip Oil launched in six shade selections a few months ago but for some reason or another I had a difficult time locating these little guys and finally scored them at the evil empire aka Walmart.
So many different lip oils have come and gone through my life the past year such as E.L.F. Tinted Lip Oil, Ulta Juice Infused Lip Oil, Butter London Sheer Wisdom Lush Lip Oil, Yes To Miracle Primrose Lip Oil, and many, many others.
Nowadays regular old sheer lip oils is out and tinted lip oil in. Which means you not only get a nourishing, hydrating oil blend for your dry lips but also a hint of color with the treatment. L’Oreal actually has a lip oil upcoming for Summer 2018 shortly which is already available in the UK and arrives in the US this May. So, I guess the drugstore isn’t quite over the lip oil trend.
Covergirl Vitalist Elixir Lip Oil is a product I can’t really understand. I’m unsure after trying this if the formula sucks or if the applicator is the source of my problems.
I picked up the shade Orange Zest which is very, very sheer with only the barest hint of orange pigment that didn’t quite show up on my lips. Points off for sheerness! If it’s tinted it should have a little more color pay off than this right? More points off for the fact that it has a light perfume-y fragrance and flavor that I felt tasted bitter. I don’t mind flavor or fragrance in my lip products but at least make it a pleasant experience. Sigh!
The formula disappointed as well. In all fairness, I’m not sure if it was the formula that was off or the applicator. I had to pump and pump the wand a few times to get the sponge to saturate with product and even than I was unable to get much of the lip oil into the sponge tip. The formula is very light, thin, and really provided very little hydration or moisture and just a hint of shine. I do wonder if the applicator was a bit better if I’d have seen better results!?
All in all, Covergirl Vitalist Elixir Lip Oil was a bust. Not really the best lip oil out there and since there’s a sea of them to choose from at the moment with more on the way you don’t have to settle on one that may or may not have a faulty applicator and/or formula.
Do share your thoughts on the formula!