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2.20.2011

REVIEW: Maybelline FIT ME foundation

Maybelline FIT Foundation in 355
Price: $6.99 at target.com (although I’m sure if purchased at a drugstore you will be able to find it on some type of BOGO at some point)

What the website says: 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. Non-comedogenic, dermatologist-tested
**information taken from http://www.maybelline.com/products/92

FITME

What I say: This foundation is very lightweight and does give a very natural coverage. I would say light to medium depending how you apply it. I applied it with my Studio Tools duo fiber brush (take a look HERE) but I’m sure it would have given a heavier coverage had I applied it with my MAC 190 brush. I did not think it lasted very long, I would say after a few hours it had pretty much seemed to evaporate from my face. The first time I used it I did not set it with a powder just to test the foundation. The second time (and each time after) I used it I set it with my MAC MSF powder in Deep Dark and it did help with the last factor (although not much longer).

Pros:
18 shades to choose from
Powder, concealer, blush, and bronzer, which are supposed to coordinate with the foundation and to your skin
Packaging is aesthetically appealing, very high end looking which I love. Nice sleek bottle
The price tag

Cons:
Doesn’t last very long (at least it didn’t on *my* skin)
No pump (but for the price can’t really complain too much)
For the 355 color, to me the powder looks extremely too light so I wasn't willing to purchase

Before & After
FITME
This is just to show you what my face looks like bare and I believe I had even forgotten to put on moisturizer before I took this pic (those brows tsk tsk-trying to grow them out a little bit, don't judge me lol)...
FITME
...And how my skin looked after FITME was applied (I've also filled in my brows and I believe I did put some concealer under those eyes-just a tiny light coverage)
**This was also with no powder over top to set**

Overall...
This product was OK. If you are looking for a natural coverage foundation, this *may* be for you. I can’t complain about the coverage because it covered just as Maybelline described. For my taste, I prefer a medium to heavy coverage in a foundation otherwise I’ll use a tinted moisturizer. I can’t say it was horrible but unfortunately I can’t rave about it. I wore it for about a week and a half and I can say that each day I had to touch up my face a million and one times. I do *not* have extremely oily skin however with this foundation you definitely would have thought so. After application it did seem to immediate develop shine (if you look at the photo above you can see the dewiness just several minutes after application) and after a few hours it seemed to disappear as though I was not wearing anything on my face at all. Although the price is right I would rather spend a few extra dollars and just get my Revlon Colorstay because unfortunately for me this just wasn’t worth it.

My Rating: 2.5/5
Will I purchase again: No
Have you tried this product? How did you like it? Let me know in the comments below-I really want to hear about your experience with it!

*This is strictly my opinion of this product based on my personal experience with it. Different skin types will experience different outcomes-what works for me may not work for you and vice versa.

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xoxo,
Sarai

4 comments:

StealMyHeartLovee said...

Looks great on you! :)

mw said...

I go with everything u said in your review , I had the exact problem.. I feel like this foundation works best on normal to dry skin-combination to oily , it looks a hot mess -wayyy to greasy !!!

Sarai said...

@StealMyHeartLovee thank you!

@mw ok good glad I'm not the only one who thought this about this product. I was expecting such great things but oh well, I would love to read someone's review who maybe has dry to normal skin, because I'm sure they would like it.

Ms.Glitz Glam said...

I bought this product and wasn't happy with it. It made my oily skin really greasy, not only that it also broke me out! The only pro is that it matched my skin color perfectly...but i def will not be buying this again!!

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