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1.08.2011

Maybelline Fit Me Foundation


 I first saw Maybelline's new foundation Fit me about three weeks ago while aimlessly walking through the cosmetics aisle at my supermarket but picked it up just couple weeks ago, because something just didn't feel right after coming home without it, in other words I just had to try it!

Maybelline is on a roll with its testers (first Dream Smooth foundation testers & and now this new line!) it's now more easier than ever to find your perfect shade! All you have to do to is to place your wrist under the cut-out below each shade. In addition to that, there are tiny bottles of testers for us to try. These foundations are numbered in a way so it's easier for you to find your coordinating liquid concealer as well as pressed powder. There are also four blushes and four compact bronzers in this line.



I love the idea but no matter which shade I put my wrist under, the colors were just way off. I usually don't even test on my wrist when I am foundation shopping, do you? I mean wrists must be some of the lightest areas on anybody as they don't really get much sunlight. So I did what I always do and grabbed a shade which I thought would suitable for me and hit the mirrors for neck comparison. Because it's winter and I am lighter (and I don't tan at a tanning salon or use self-tanning products) I picked shade 235 and I think it is a pretty good match.


The design of the glass bottle is a pretty unusual one for Maybelline as their previous foundations came packaged in cylindrical bottles or round compacts such as in the case of their Dream Smooth Mousse foundation. I actually like this rectangular bottle with black cap much better, it's sleek and has a more expensive foundation kind of feeling to it. I am bummed, however, that it doesn't have a pump! I know it's a personal preference but for me it's more convenient not to mention more hygienic.



Here is Fit me! compared to my other foundations; Revlon ColorStay, Revlon PhotoReady & MAC Studio Fix Fluid. This has to be the lightest shade I have ever used!
 

First off, I love how light it feels on my skin. Texture and finish-wise it's almost reminiscent of a tinted moisturizer with just a little more color thus offering light-to-medium coverage. It is essential to use a concealer if you have areas that need concealing as I haven't found it to be covering up the slight discoloration and some acne scars that I have. I do love its texture as it's very creamy and light. Even when you're blending it, it feels totally weightless. I think this would be the perfect summer foundation, as a matter of fact. It does have a faint powdery and pleasant scent (then again my nose picks up the faintest of scents) It dries to a satiny, dewy finish which I set with Mineralize Skin Finish Natural because I just prefer a matte finish. One con people will more than likely have about this foundation is its staying power. I can't really complain about it because it's not a heavy coverage foundation by any means, naturally it will not last as long as a heavy coverage foundation. I would say it lasts 5-6 hours on my normal-combination skin. So it will require a touch-up during the day. I think this foundation will definitely be a hit because of its very affordable price! It currently retails for $7.99, I did spot it for $5.99 at Jewel-Osco the other day. Overall I do like this foundation especially for its weightless feeling on my skin and its texture.


Here I am wearing the fit me foundation alone on my face with Elf concealer & highlighter duo under my eyes plus Bare Minerals concealer in Bisque to set. Foundation by itself looks really dewy and youthful in my opinion.


But I love the matte look! In the above photos, I am wearing Fit me + MAC Mineralize Skin Finish Natural, Benefit Hoola Bronzer and  Illamasqua powder blush in Lover. (excuse my crazy static hair!)

What are your opinions about this foundation?

22 comments:

  1. I wanna try this too, been testing it over and over every time I go to the grocery store :D. great review :)

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  2. Thanks for the great review :) it seems like a good product. will definitely check it out.

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  3. I was looking for some to review this, so thank you! I was at Walgreens with my mommy yesterday, I made her buy it for herself. I used it, its very light weight, I like it, however their darkest shade might be light for me. However, I think I am still gonna get it, && I will just OD on bronzer. && plus 7.99$, yeah, deff gonna try it out.

    $armin<3

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  4. I find with drugstore foundations it's almost impossible to find the right colour match, especially if you are fair. It looks great on you.

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  5. Wow, that looks really nice. I've been looking for a fondation with a dewy finish so thanks for this review :)

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  6. i haven't tried the foundation, but the concealer and pressed powder are lovely! and a bargain! xo

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  7. this looks really good, i haven't seen fit here though :/

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  8. Cool, I've been seeing this at Target! It looks really nice on you. Thanks for the review :]

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  9. I'm glad you posted this! I was looking through the sales flyers and saw this at my local drugstore for 15% off or something like that.

    Thanks for the review.

    I'm more of a matte girl myself aswell, but I love the dewy look on you!

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  10. amazing FOTD's! Maybelline has been awesome with the testers~ much easier now!

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  11. This looks really nice, I don't think we have it here in Canada yet :(. But I love tha packaging, it does look different for Maybelline, very modern looking! Can't wait til we get it here.

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  12. I really want to try the FIT foundation!

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  13. I just saw these the other day in Target and I really love the packaging it does make the products look more high end. I can't wait to try them out!

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  14. Omg looks really nice. I mean you look gorgeous and the foundation seems great !! Would you mind if I use one or two of your pics and link back to you ? I'd really like to show it on my blog.

    I'd love to try this foundation, I don't think we have it in my country yet :((((

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  15. This is really lovely! I may try this out :)

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  16. @Betty Reviews, Yes you can use them as long as you link them back, thank you! :)

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  17. Yours is the third review I'm reading and from all that I've read, I realised that this isn't for me, I need sth with more coverage/lasting power..
    Sounds like a great drugstore foundation though, prob better than the Bourjois Healthy Mix, that is one of the beauty bloggers' favourites!
    Btw, that packaging is hands down the best one for a drugstore product!!!


    xx

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  18. Thank you Ebru, you are gorgeous ! <333

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  19. I find with drugstore foundations it's almost impossible to find the right colour match, especially if you are fair. It looks great on you.

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  20. I wanna try this too, been testing it over and over every time I go to the grocery store :D. great review :)

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