I never really appreciated this foundation until I had a major acne rampage these past few weeks. My skin went nuts from a new skincare line I was trying out (definitely not the Context Skincare or Philosophy Renewed Hope In A Jar Dry* which I’ve just reviewed! LOL.) so my former go-to foundation, the Bourjois Nude Sensation, which I’ve reviewed here, has no longer been able to even out the redness and unevenness on my skin as it has a much sheerer finish.
I still highly recommend it though, but if you have problematic skin, you might want to check this line of foundations out.
I hereby present to you my Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless review!
I’m sure you’re heard of the original Maybelline Fit Me foundations. They recently underwent a “facelift” and released three foundations in the Fit Me range:
As usual, these are packaged in a glass bottle with a black screw-on cap. It’s very sturdy but I hate that it doesn’t come with a pump!
Well, most drugstore foundations don’t come with a pump anyway, so I’m not gonna complain. I do appreciate that the consistency of the foundation is rather thick, it’s not overly runny so it’s pretty easy to control how much product you want to dispense.
There are a total of six shades:
- Classic Ivory
- Natural Beige
- Pure Beige
- Sun Beige
I was sent the three shades below:
My perfect match is the Natural Beige. The swatch might seem dark, but when blended out it matches my light-medium neutral toned skin really well.
The Porcelain shade, I think, would suit fair skinned people who normally have a hard time finding super pale foundations. This is really, really white. I think pale girls would love this! Porcelain has a pinker undertone while Ivory has a warmer, yellowish touch to it and is slightly darker.
Texture, Consistency & Finish
The texture is very creamy and as I mentioned earlier, is not runny or thin at all. It’s a pleasure to blend!
I love using my Sigma foundation kabuki brushes to apply them.
The coverage is medium, but I find that it incredibly evens everything out (redness, pores, minor sun spots) even without concealer. Only a few major spots are still visible after one layer.
The finish isn’t completely 100% matte though, probably more like semi-matte/satin, which is probably why this has worked so well on me. I have dry/combination skin (hormonal, slightly oily T-zone but desert-dry everywhere else) and this hasn’t made my skin feel tight, dry or dehydrated.
Longevity is incredible. This was the only foundation I used when I was in Indonesia and in that hot of a weather, this foundation lasted at least 12 hours. Maybe because my skin isn’t too oily though.
This retails for AU$21.95 in supermarkets and pharmacies across Australia, but is currently AU$18.95 over at RY.com.au.
Have you ever tried any of the Fit Me foundations? Let me know what you think!
Disclaimer: These products were sent for consideration, however all opinions expressed are unbiased and of my own. Post may contain affiliate links.