The Low Down on The Beauty Items in My Oasis VoxBox from Influenster

Hey lovelies! It's been many moons since you've read a blog post on here reviewing an influenster VoxBox. For some reason, I am not hitting that sweet spot with them. It be because of my inability to do the virtual voxbox activities which seem to all include talking a picture of items in a particular store. You guys know my situation and why I can't do this. So, I just have to hope that I am lucky enough to sneak in. lol I was lucky enough to get the Oasis VoxBox free this summer. I am not reviewing every item in it; just the beauty ones.

What Was Inside of the Oasis VoxBox?

The Oasis VoxBox was a hodgepodge of items. It included:

  • Welch's Fruit Rolls (3)
  • Aloha Protein Bar (Peanut Butter and Jelly)
  • Evolution Juice coupon to redeem at a store
  • Two Sample vials of Vera Wang's Embrace
  • Eva NYC Mane Magic 10-in-1 Primer
  • Covergirl Vitalist Healthy Elixir Foundation (Soft Honey)

I am only going to talk in detail about the Eva NYC and Covergirl products I received.

Eva NYC Mane Magic 10-in-1 Primer D-

Initially I did not think the product advertised itself as being for all hair types. When I inspected the deluxe sample bottle again, I noticed that it indeed stated it was suitable for all hair types. Last month I talked about the misuse of the "all types" marketing that is pet peeve of mine. Since discovering this, my review of the product is harsher than it was when I made my review trying it out.

The product is supposed to help cut drying time, protect hair during heat styling, and leave hair feeling soft and looking shiny or at least with a healthy sheen to it. It does help hair dry fast, even with air drying. Initially your hair feels soft when you apply it. Once hair dries my hair did not feel soft at all. It felt drier than it did before I used Mane Magic. It did nothing to help my hair look better. In fact, my hair was frizzier and was harder to control. I didn't think this product would work for my hair because these types of products work for hair that doesn't have much texture to it and falls straight or loose waves when wet. My hair doesn't do that. It gets tighter when wet. My hair doesn't readily absorb product, it takes a while. So, I must say Mane Magic is a fail and that is because they made the mistake of printing on the bottle that it is for all hair types.

Covergirl Vitalist Healthy Elixir Foundation A-

I've heard some pretty positive reviews of the Covergirl Healthy Elixir foundation this summer prior to receiving the voxbox. However, the foundation was not really on my radar to purchase. This is because Covergirl foundations never have my undertone. Their products are either too orange or olive for my skin tone. Even the shade I received, Soft Honey, was on the orange side. However, some type of magic must be in that elixir because that orange undertone found a way to blend in with my natural tone to give me a more natural looking finish.

The healthy Elixir foundation is a medium to full coverage foundation. This means you can layer it to get to full coverage. For my generation, I would not recommend applying this on with a heavy hand at first. With our fine lines and other texture issues, a thick layer of foundation will settle into all of the places we want smoothed and refined.

If you want the foundation to look like your skin but just better, apply with your fingers and blend with a brush or sponge. Your fingers provide the lightest coverage so it looks more natural.

For fuller coverage, apply foundation with a flat foundation brush. Still use a light hand with the first layer. Then build the coverage up where you need it. Blend with a sponge or blending brush.

For immediate full coverage, apply using a beauty sponge. The sponge will deposit a good deal of product to your skin and you can keep blending and applying more product as you see fit. For Generation X and older, I don't recommend this method because it increases the likelihood of settling into our lines and giving us cake face.

I applied the foundation using my fingers initially and then layering it on using a flat foundation brush in other uses of the product. I was very happy with the results I got with both. Using my fingers made me look like I naturally had good skin. The second method made me darn near flawless. The reason it gets a A- is because of the undertone issues with the foundation. Once the brand begins to work hard on creating more shades with different undertones it will be all good.

Have any of you lovelies tried the Eva NYC Mane Magic or Covergirl Healthy Elixir foundation? What was your experience with the products?

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