For years I wouldn’t even entertain looking at an another foundation. In fact, for years I tried to convince pretty much everyone I came into contact with that my staple/everyday/old reliable, Rimmel 25 Hour, was the epitomy of face fashion. In my humble opinion, nothing came close to beating it for longevity, smooth application and a flawless finish… until they changed it. Only then did I realise how easy it is to take a gals ultimate foundation for granted. Like a 30 year old toddler, I huffed and puffed, stamped my foot and made screwed up faces each time I passed the Rimmel stand. Okay, so maybe I didn’t go that far, but I sure as heck threw it an occasion dirty look. And so, needless to say, I became a foundation tart *gasps of shock* But then again isn’t every beauty blogger? As much as I try to stay in the playing fields of brands I know and love, occasionally something will hit the shelves that looks captivating enough to draw my attention, and this is exactly what happened when I cast my eyes upon Maybelline Fit Me.
Is it just me or is there is something ‘oh so sexy’ about the packaging? Maybe because it has subtle design hints of Nars branding, but whatever happened that afternoon in the midst of a bustling Boots store I decided to take the plunge and pop it in my basket; ever hopeful it would perform every bit as sleek as it looked…
Product: Maybelline Fit Me Foundation
Shade: Classic Ivory 120
It’s makeup that fits you…
•No oils, no waxes, no nonsense
•Natural coverage that leaves skin the way it was meant to be…fresh, breathing, natural
•Exclusive translucent base and lightweight pigments allow skin’s natural highs and lows to show through
Bearing in mind the countless foundations I’ve tried and tested over this past year, I’ve found pretty dramatic differences between each application type. Personally I find the Maybelline Fit Me has a denser finish when applied with the finger tips, however if you prefer a slightly lighter consistency then I’d recommend using a blending sponge. Both the Real Techniques and Beauty Blender have had virtually identical results with me, so which ever of the two floats your boat there’s little to no difference in finish.
As for using a brush, I wouldn’t recommend it gals. As much as I love my Real Techniques stippling brush it really didn’t do the finish any favours. Initially I thought the super light results and hard to blend brush lines could have been the cause of my Olay primer, however after deducting that from the routine it was still pretty apparent this foundation prefers to be gently warmed whilst smoothed out with the fingers tips as opposed to stippled with bristles.
Let’s start off with the blatantly obvious = the packaging. Although I’m not a fan of glass bottled foundations (for fear of breakage and the fact that half of the product remains stuck to the sides) this one seems to have taken my fancy. Maybe it’s the sleekly designed bottle that gives the impression of high end, rather than low spend. It looks grown-up and sits ever so chicly on my vanity table. As for the pump, it dispenses not too much yet not too little. Pretty much in the ‘Goldilocks’ zone if you ask me.
As for the price tag, it’s bang on par with its main drug store rivals such as Rimmel, L’Oreal, Max Factor, Bourjois etc. So it’s pretty affordable & not too heavy on the purse strings.
If you prefer a buildable foundation that starts of light then this just might be one to keep an eye out for. Although at heart I’m a full coverage gal and always will be, this seems a good compromise to wear on days when I prefer a slightly lighter finish. I’ve been wearing it to work and found it a great everyday foundation, and should I need to build it, it never looks cakey or heavy.
It’s also great for dry skin. In this colder weather I’m no stranger to dry patches, yet it’s managed to successfully keep my face feeling moisturised without being over greasy or oily, which means I can ease up slightly on the moisturiser.
Being a lighter weight foundation I find the consistency of the liquid quite runny compared to some others I’ve tried more recently, and although a little may go along way you really do have to work cautiously & in much lighter layers in order to build it up to a medium/full coverage that looks natural.
One thing that stands out like a sore thumb however is the colour results. I tend to buy tones that are very slightly warmer than my own skin tone – otherwise I often end up resembling a snow ball. Pale skin problems *sigh* However the colour in the bottle didn’t quite resemble the tone on the face, it’s much deeper and slightly more orange than the standard ‘Classic Ivory’. Morale of the story gals… if you’re between colours go for the lighter or be prepared to tone it down with a powder or lighter concealer.
Although I harbour a slight love/hate relationship with the Maybelline Fit Me, it’s still a foundation I tend to reach for as part of an everyday make-up routine, possibly because it’s so moisturising and leaves a fresh dewy finish. Okay, so it’s a little deeper than I’d hoped for, but it blends pretty well providing you use your fingers or a warm dampened blender sponge. For a pocket friendly, buildable, medium coverage foundation it does okay – however deep down I feel there’s better out there for the same price tag, such as Rimmel’s Perfect Match foundation, which has great coverage & seems to blend in much better with my skin tone once settled. Overall, if you haven’t yet tried the Maybelline Fit Me foundation then it’s definitely worth while investigating, particularly if you suffer from dry skin or prefer a slightly lighter formula for everyday wear.
Ps: If you wanna see it in action then why not check out this Wednesday’s post by *clicking here*
Have you tried Maybelline Fit Me? What’s your favourite drug store foundation at the moment? Whatever your thoughts I’d love to read them in the comments below, so do stop by and say a quick hello. Wishing y’all a fabulous weekend 🙂
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