Last week I found a new favourite red lipstick from Fitglow and this week I’m trying the Vita-Active Foundations from Fitglow.
I’m hoping to trial quite a few foundations because, not only would I like a liquid one, I think they’re even harder to match than lip colours! I’ve been using mineral makeup for the last 8 or so years so it’s fair to say I’ve had hardly any experience with any different varieties. What I do know is that I hate feeling like I’m wearing foundation, I need some level of oil control and I have such finicky skin it’s going to be hard to find one that doesn’t cause a breakout. I’ve only picked out the colours they’ve described as warm or yellow based, because I definitely don’t have a pink or cool undertone.
If you’re after samples, The Green Beauty Jungle Shop offer samples of this foundation, as well as many other brands. That said .. let’s continue with the review!
VITA-ACTIVE FOUNDATION is more than just a way to perfect skin tone but a healthy way to nourish skin with clinically proven superfoods and essential vitamins. The plant based, skin-loving blend of Vitamin C, Botanical Hyaluronic Acid, Seaweed Brighteners, and Beta-Carotene increases collagen production and dramatically boosts skin’s ability to diminish spots, freckles, hyperpigmentation, sun damage, and improves elasticity. Daily use leaves skin clear, smooth, and radiant.
They don’t have organic certification overall but some of their ingredients are certified organic. They retail for $55.00 USD or $82.00 AUD for 30ml
Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe) Leaf Juice*, Lavendula Angustofolia (Lavender Hydrosol)*, Rose Damascena (Rose Hydrosol)*, Ricinus Communis (Castor Seed Oil)*, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil*, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Oil*, Cetearyl Olivate, Daucus Carota (Carrot Oil)*, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C) ,Sorbitan Olivate (Olive Derived), Simmondsia Chinensis ( Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Cassia Angustifolia Seed Polysaccharide (Botanical Hyaluronic Acid),Undaria Pinnatifida Cell Culture Extract (Wakame Bioferment), Caprylic /Capric Triglyceride (Derived from Coconut), Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn)*, Cetyl Alcohol, Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI77891), Zinc Oxide (CI77974), Iron Oxides (CI77492, CI77491), Ultramarines (CI77007), Sorbitol, Argania Spinosa (Argan Oil)*
It’s unscented but there is a very faint scent I can’t describe very well. It’s maybe a little herbal but honestly it’s barely noticeable. The texture is creamy, but not too thick and gluggy.
I apply directly to my skin and then buff it out with a foundation brush. It doesn’t dry down matte so you have a little time to work with.
I find this is light coverage that can be built to medium. It definitely doesn’t cover all my scars or pigmentation so you might need a concealer as well.
VF2, VF 3.5, VF4, VF5, VF6
VF2 is too light for my skin tone, even in winter. Either VF3.5 or VF4 suit me, with VF4 being slightly more golden and a touch darker. The other two are too dark for me.
The first time I tried this, I applied it over my usual skincare and I didn’t like the finish. It felt like I was wearing makeup. It can’t dry down matte over the oil I use, coupled with the fact my skin is oily to begin with.
The second time, I skipped my face oil and the finish was much better. I applied one thin layer first. I just smeared a little on each section of my face and blended it with my brush. I did find that I needed to blend quite hard on the areas it catches; my nose and between my eyebrows. Even that didn’t completely fix the problem. Over the rest of my face though it smooths down beautifully, so much so that it stays looking like my skin. Even without my face oil, it doesn’t dry down matte. It stays looking dewy and luminous.
For an hour or so it felt a little distracting around my mouth and between my eyebrows. After it settled down, it wore very well and didn’t break apart.
- It has no strong fragrance
- The coverage still looks natural and skin-like
- Good ingredients
- Mostly easy to blend
- Catches on some areas of my face
- A little difficult to blend in some places
- The shade range won’t cater for very dark skin tones
- Not full coverage
I wouldn’t say I’ve found the perfect foundation for my skin. I did find it a little hard to blend in some areas, such as my nose and between my eyes. I much prefer it in light layers. I do like how well this smooths out my skin tone. Another bonus is that it doesn’t seem to have caused any breakouts but I can update if any pop up. It’s a great foundation if you have perfectly smooth skin without too much you want to cover. I just didn’t like how it sat on some areas and that it wasn’t enough coverage for everything. I would also prefer a slightly more matte finish considering how oily my skin ends up.
Foundation: Fitglow Vita-Active Foundation shade 3.5 and 2
Blush and Lip Colour: Kjaer Weis in Romance
Highlighter: RMS Beauty in Master Mixer
Eyeshadow: Ere Perez Eye Shadow palette in Gorgeous
Mascara: Pacifica Stellar Gaze in Supernova
Eyeliner: Ere Perez Eye Pencil Jojoba Brown