After being incredibly disappointed by Maybelline’s original Fit Me Foundation, I was very, very surprised to find just how much I loved its new, Matte + Poreless version.
The original Fit Me foundation by Maybelline was called, by many, “the worst foundation, ever”, but there were also quite a lot of people who loved it. I myself loved the way it looked on my skin. For the first 30 minutes. After that it became an oily, greasy, literally-melting-off-my-face mess. And that’s with primers, powders and setting sprays included. As soon as I noticed that Maybelline released a Matte+Poreless version of Fit Me foundation, I wanted to get my hands on it.
I love the idea of a foundation that “goes beyond the skin matching” and finds the ultimate, natural skin fit. This is where the only problem that I have with this foundation comes in. I cannot find a shade that fits my skin tone (this is actually a very, very common thing for me though, it’s nearly impossible for me to find something that matches me perfectly). I have three shades of Maybelline Fit Me Mate Poreless Foundation: 110 (Porcelain) 115 (Ivory) and 120 (Classic Ivory) (this foundation comes in 12 different shades). Classic Ivory is way too deep for me and I will probably give it to my sister since she’s darker than me; Porcelain is too light and Ivory had peachy-pink undertones that just did not look good on me.
When I mixed 110 and 115 I got an ideal match and that’s what I’ve been doing for the last several days. What’s really unusual about the lightest shade in this collection (110) is that instead of having pink undertones (which is usually the case for lightest shades), it has yellow ones. I think that this is definitely something that a lot of us can appreciate.
Now about the formula of this: love, love, LOVE. It has a natural-matte finish that minimizes the appearance of pores, really creating a nice, flawless looking finish. I think that this is a light to medium coverage foundation, although you can definitely built it up, but due to the fact that it has such a flat, matte finish, layering the product can make it appear a bit cakey.
I find that the best way to apply this is with a moist beauty blender, because of how quickly the formula dries. For the first couple of days I’ve used this foundation without primers and without powder. I was surprised when I looked in the mirror after 5 hours, seeing that my skin still looked shine-free.
From left to right, 110, 115 and 120
110, 115 and both mixed together
Now, if despite having oily skin you have some occasional dry patches, try to do a really good job moisturizing your skin prior to application, because you can find that this foundation accentuates these problem areas. Maybelline Fit Me Matte Poreless Foundation does not contain SPF which I think is quite alright, since I wear SPF under my foundation anyway. The other thing that I wish this foundation would have is a pump, but this is a never-ending problem with lots of foundations. Thankfully, most of them fit pumps that can be bought separately.
I have to say that I am very impressed with this foundation. Definitely a heaven-sent for us oily girls. Have any of you guys tried Maybelline Fit Me Matte Poreless Foundation?