Hello lovelies! It’s day 6 of my review challenge! For day 6 I am supposed to review a foundation, so I thought that I would share my love for the Maybelline Fit Me foundation, which I found out about through beauty Youtuber Roxette Arisa. Roxette Arisa was one of the first beauty Youtubers that I started following last year, and I found out about her through Ipsy! You should definitely check her out! Anyways, she is constantly going on about the Maybelline Fit Me foundation, so I thought I would try it out since it is so inexpensive.
For at least the last two years I had been a die-hard L’Oreal Pro Matte girl. I have combo/oily skin so I definitely lean towards a more matte finish because it is more long lasting on my skin. It’s no nonsense, in that it is sweat proof, waterproof and basically oil proof. However, earlier this year (and I have alluded to this a few times) I started having some skin issues along my jaw line. I have been having constant acne, and so I became concerned that maybe this foundation was drying the life out of my skin and exacerbating the acne. Therefore, I wanted to find a foundation that was maybe a bit more hydrating/luminious but was still long lasting like matte foundations typically are. The Maybelline Fit Me foundation is the perfect hybrid between matte and radiant. Additionally, the Maybelline Fit Me foundation is at least half the price of the L’Oreal Pro Matte, so it’s a no brainer there!
Packaging and First Impressions
This foundation comes in a glass bottle with a screw top. Although this makes it look a little more expensive/classy, it’s not great for travelling. Additionally, it is a little bit annoying that it doesn’t have a pump. Even better would be for this foundation to be packaged in a squeezy tube, which ensures that you will be able to get all of the product out. However, all of this isn’t really a big deal to me, I just tip some out directly onto my brush.
The foundation has a slight scent, but it isn’t really noticeable upon application or after application.
Price and Quantity
Depending on where you purchase, I regularly find this foundation priced at $10.99 CAD (Walmart, London Drugs, Rexall, Pharmasave), however it is $12.99 at Shopper’s Drugmart. This foundation has the typical amount of 30 mL (1 oz). This is a very affordable foundation in my opinion, given that the price of drugstore items seems to be soaring higher and higher these days! The L’Oreal Pro Matte that I had been purchasing for the last two years is around $20 CAD for the same amount of product, so I am happy that I tried this more inexpensive option out. I feel that there is little point in me doing a cost comparison since almost all foundations have the same amount of product, therefore the comparison in cost is easy and requires no calculation. However, if you find you do want me to do a comparison to some specific foundations you let me know.
Here are the claims from the Maybelline website:
“Mattifies and refines pores and leaves a natural, seamless finish. Ideal for normal to oily skin, our exclusive formula with micro-powders controls shine and blurs pores. Leaves a natural, seamless finish. Dermatologist tested. Allergy tested. Non-comedogenic.”
It is important to know that Maybelline is not a cruelty free brand.
Pigmentation and Performance
This foundation is medium coverage, but it can easily be built up to full. Basically how I apply this foundation, is I use a foundation brush to paint my whole face with the foundation. Then I blend it out with a makeup sponge. This ensures that I get even coverage across my whole face. After I have done this, I will spot on a bit more foundation on the inner parts of my cheeks (seems to blend away here/need more coverage here for some reason), and on spots that need extra concealing (acne/discolouration), and then I lightly reblend with my makeup sponge. I find this does an excellent job of giving me full coverage. I can’t express to you how impressed I am with the coverage of this foundation. I do not use concealer or colour corrector underneath, it is not necessary. And I have crazy acne scarring people. ALSO, this foundation does not make me break out.
After I have applied this foundation I like to set it with the Maybelline Fit Me Pressed Powder in either the matching shade, or whatever shade you need to lighten/darken the foundation based on the skin tone you need or how well you colour matched the foundation. I don’t think you need to set this foundation, however I always do because of my skin type and I basically want this foundation to be bullet proof. I use some of this powder on my damp makeup sponge and I press it onto the foundation to set it. The end result is a flawless complexion, no joke. Also, it is important to note that this foundation does not oxidize.
The finish of this foundation is so perfect. Although the name states that it is supposed to be “Matte + Poreless”, it is not a true matte. If you are looking for the super matte look, this is not it. I think it has more of a natural skin finish. It is radiant, but nowhere near dewy. I really love how it seems to give my skin life. The overall look is better than when I used to use the L’Oreal Pro Matte, and I will never go back.
This foundation wears really nicely throughout the day and doesn’t feel heavy at all. The only slightly negative thing is that it does settle into my smile lines a bit. However, this is easy to touch up so it doesn’t bother me so much. I do also have oil come through on my nose, but this is a normal thing regardless of which products I use. I like to repowder through the day with that Maybelline Fit Me Pressed Powder, and I never look cakey. The trick is to continue using a dampened beauty sponge.
A really great and true test of this foundation is that I wear it to kickboxing! You better believe I sweat my ass off in there. And guess what, the first place I sweat is on my face (it sucks). It takes almost nothing to make me sweat on my upper lip (it is the bane of my existence and always happens when I am doing my makeup in the morning. Helloo it’s not like I’m running a triathlon here). And guess what? This foundation looks almost perfect after kickboxing! The smile lines are just a bit accentuated again. Now this is what I am looking for! I want a bullet proof foundation, and the fact that it can make it through kickboxing and look even remotely good is exactly what the doctor ordered. The only tip is that you should not touch or wipe your face (this should be obvious), otherwise of course you will wipe away the foundation. You can pat, but really you shouldn’t touch your face at all if you are sweating. Then after your face has dried, just reapply powder and you will look flawless once again, especially if you apply the powder with a dampened makeup sponge. Even if you don’t reapply powder, your skin will look extra luminous and dewy.
Here are some pictures of me wearing the foundation. Honestly, I have been wearing this foundation in any of the pictures that I have posted in the last 3 months. I wish I had one that was a before and after kickboxing for you! Oh well, you will have to take my word for it.
I LOVE THIS FOUNDATION!
From October to March I was fucking around with high-end foundations and it was the worst decision ever. My thought process was, if anything I use should be high end, it should be foundation right?? WRONG. They were all terrible! I tried Smashbox, NARS, Make Up For Ever, Estee Lauder (double wear was good but made me brake out like a MOF). The closest I got to acceptable was the Make Up For Ever Velvet Matte Foundation. That foundation had a good finish, but I swear if one drop of rain, ONE DROP, hit your face, the foundation was gone! It was so incredibly high maintenance. And you can just forget about it if you happened to sweat for 1 second, which I do daily on my stupid upper lip. From that time on I vowed to never again bother with high-end foundations, unless it was for the purpose of reviewing them. Drugstore all the way ladies. So, I had gone back to L’Oreal Pro Matte, and that one is fine, however Maybelline Fit Me is my new and forever holy grail!
Have you tried this foundation? If you haven’t, I ABSOLUTELY say you must!