Friday, July 13, 2012

Foundation Friday - Maybelline Fit Me Foundation and Powder in #110 Porcelain - Review, Pictures, Swatches

Maybelline Fit Me Foundation and Powder in 110


This is the last in my $20 face Challenge series. It is the item I least expected to afford and still come in on budget for my $20 Challenge...Maybelline Fit Me foundation.  In reality, I could have purchased something less expensive from some other brand, but I have always felt more confident and better when my skin looks good. I believe a good "foundation" builds a good house...so why can't a good foundation for a face to build a great look?  Amirite?  Of course I am.

As luck would have it, ULTA was having a Buy One Get One 50% Off (BOGO) sale on all Maybelline products at the time I was shopping for the challenge. I immediately picked up the Maybelline Fit Me foundation for $7.99 and picked up the corresponding pressed powder for $3.99. Such a bargain!

I chose Maybelline Fit Me because it seemed to have a decent number of shades for a drugstore brand (18 total), it had matching pressed powder in the collection and it was non comedogenic and oil free.  According to Maybelline, Fit Me foundation contains no oils or waxes and is supposed to provide natural coverage. 

Maybelline Fit Me Powder in 110

I have pretty awful skin right not. A combination of hormones, summer weather, testing new skincare brands for the blog and stress have made my face red, broken out and annoyed at me.  It's been pretty passive aggressive with me lately.  It refuses to admit that it's upset with me. Instead of having a rational discussion with me like 2 adults, the skin on my face decides to give me 2 huge cystic type pimples on my chin.  I finally combat the pimples and one pops up on my freakin forehead like a third eye!  Then just as soon as I'm ready to cut bangs into my hair to cover up this quatto growing out of my forehead, another one pops up on my cheek and it is large enough to qualify for it's own zip code. I got the forehead one under control without having to resort to cutting bangs, but this one on my cheek?  This is the coup de gras of all cystic pimples.  This is the one where my face has pretty much said, FU!  I told you. The skin on my face is a petulant child.  But I'll get it back. I plan to get a cortisone shot right in the center of that sucker. That'l learn 'em!

Now where was I?  Oh yes.  Maybelline Fit Me foundation.  Fortunately for both me AND the skin on my face, we both had no issues testing this foundation out.  It was a sort of cease fire in the 29 year battle I have had with my skin.  Maybelline Fit Me foundation allows for sheer, natural coverage.  However, the coverage can be built up to a more medium finish without looking cakey or mask like.  Apparently the coverage and "natural skin" look of this foundation can be attributed to  an "Exclusive translucent base and lightweight pigments allow skin's natural highs and lows to show through." OK. If they say so. All I know is that the coverage can be light without looking streaky and can be heavier without looking caked on. Good for me!
image from maybelline.com
The foundation is a liquid that comes in a slim and tall glass bottle.  There is no pump, you just need to pour the foundation out on to the back of your hand.  I would liken the texture and coverage of Maybelline Fit Me to Armani LSF..  It feels light on my skin and does not break me out or irritate my sensitive (jerky) skin.  The finish is slightly dewy but not greasy or anything like that.  The foundation did not settle into my pores (when I use a primer) and did not accentuate the fine lines on my face. I found that applying the foundation with clean fingers gave a great even non streaky finish.  I also applied it using a damp cosmetic sponge and my Shiseido Perfect Foundation Brush and the results were equally as good.  That speaks a lot. Some foundations look horrible if you don't apply them a certain way. Maybelline Fit Me foundation managed to look natural using all of these methods, but using fingers to apply did provide the best results. As far as the color goes, the 110 porcelain shade was almost too light for even me. It looks fairly yellow on my arm, but against the red on my face it evened out the tone and provided a very good color match.  I probably fall in between a 115 and a 110. Perhaps if I find it on sale again, I'll pick up the 115 and experiment with mixing the two.  As for the powder.  That was perfect. It provided a light coverage and was able to mask tiny imperfections that my foundation and concealer couldn't catch. It did not look chalky on me and did not break me out.

Powder compact base stores a mirror and powder puff
As you know I have very oily skin. This foundation is not made for oily skin such as mine, but with the use of primers and powders I did get a decent day's wear out of it.  I would say that by 10:30 the oil was starting to shine, but with blotting and re-powdering I managed to keep a good overall look. I think this foundation would work best for those with normal to slightly dry skin or those with a slightly oily T-zone, but with a mattifying primer underneath or powder on top.

Maybelline Fit Me Foundation in 110 applied w/ a Q-tip and blended into skin lightly.

Do you NEED this?  YES!  for $7.99 or for $11.98 for the powder AND foundation during a BOGO50% this is a great deal. Even if Maybelline Fit Me foundation was not on sale, I would recommend it.  The powder might be a "nice to have", but If you already have a pressed powder you are happy with I would skip it.  The two products do work well together, I will say that.

Have you tried this foundation?  What was your experience? I'd like to hear about it.  Everyone is so different I'm sure there are some that didn't have the same results as I did.  Leave your questions or feedback in the comments section.  Or, if you like, just leave me a comment with a foundation you are interested in seeing reviewed here!

Ingredients:  ACTIVE: OCTINOXATE 7%. G682228 5 INACTIVE: WATER, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, DIMETHICONE, GLYCERIN, ISOTRIDECYL ISONONANOATE, PEG-9 POLYDIMETHYLSILOXYETHYL DIMETHICONE, DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE, DIMETHICONE/POLYGLYCERIN-3, CROSSPOLYMER, SODIUM CHLORIDE, PEG-10, DIMETHICONE PHENOXYETHANOL, METHYLPARABEN, DISODIUM STEAROYL GLUTAMATE, CHLORPHENESIN, DISODIUM EDTA, ACRYLATES COPOLYMER, PROPYLPARABEN, FRAGRANCE, TOCOPHEROL, ASCORBYL PALMITATE, ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE, PEG-9, ETHYLPARABEN, DIPROPYLENE GLYCOL, ISOBUTYLPARABEN, BUTYLPARABEN, ALPHAISOMETHYL IONONE. (+/- MAY CONTAIN: TITANIUM DIOXIDE, IRON OXIDES) F.I.L. D43065/4.

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25 comments:

  1. great review! must check it they do it here in Ireland to :) x Marina

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  2. I use shade 115 mixed with my moisturizer for everyday use - I think it covers pretty well and is comparative in color to my beloved MUFE HD#117! By the end of the day though my face could solve USA's energy/gas problems. I need more of my Sephora mattifying primer. I'm so glad your review is a good one! We have very similar skin in most ways so I rely on your expertise.

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    1. Aww. thanks. Yeah. At the end of the day this foundation has quit. I think it will work better for me in the cold drier winter months.

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  3. Isn't it ironic (don't you think) that you with oily skin had good results with it,and me with drier/combination skin did not,as I found it to be greasy? I think I chose a color in the 200's; as fair as I am I still use a darker foundation than ever (I blame FL) and am ~NC25 ish. I was matched perfectly to Merle Norman Creamy Beige,which shocked the snot out of me as I've never been a beige,ever.I'm Neutrale in Lancome dual finish,Vixen in Graftobian.
    Still,that's a great deal for the foundation and powder; it's hard to get just a foundation (mass market) for that.

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    1. Yeah. that's why I like to have people comment on how it worked for them because everyone is so different. Maybe another reader will see your comment and avoid the purchase and save herself some money!

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  4. I a so glad you like this foundation! I am a light olive and it is really hard for me to find a good drugstore color match. I actually found the little pull out thing helpful. I bounce from 210 and 220 depending on the time of year and when I want a no brainer fondation, this is the one I reach for.

    And if you shop at wally world, you can score this for under 6 bucks!

    Only downside from the Fit Me line is the blushes. IMO they are more of a highlighting product than an actual blush.

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    1. I don't normally shop at Wal-Mart b/c the one near me is scary but that's good to know for other readers! It's awesome that you found a good color match as I have heard olive skin tones are harder to match at times. I have never tried the blushes. I'm too much of a Chanel HOOR to even think about it! LOL

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  5. I havent been able to find a DS Foundation since Cover Girl discontinued Toasted Almond in their regular foundations. I too got this on sale at the Mothership (Ulta) and am kinda meh about it.

    I got it in 350, which matches my NW43 skin pretty well. What I dont like is it comes off as very dull on my oily skin. I added some Lustre Drops to it, that helps a bit. Its also super super watery. Easy to blend but really runny. I have a thicker mixing medium I have used with it, but i hate having to play Potions Master to get things to work. The coverage is ok, I dont think I was expecting a lot, but its just ok. I wouldnt really reccomend this for people have hella oily skin like me, it just looks really greasy by the end of the day, even with touch ups. I absolutely hateee the bottle. Im hoping to find one of my old MAC pumps and maybe it will fit. The powder is nice, I havent worn pressed powder in years, it looks great over tinted moisturizer.

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    1. Comes off dull? Humm. I guess maybe a powder foundation with a highlighter might be better for you...it is runny. I'll give you that, but I don't mind all that much. I wonder if you are applying too much? Maybe use a damp sponge for application next time. I don't mind the bottle myself but understand and agree that a pump would be better for it. Thanks for your comment!!

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  6. I've been dying to find out about Maybelline's Fit Me foundation since I first read about it. It didn't launch in Europe at the time, and though it's out here now (I think...) I haven't gotten around to trying it yet. It's probably not the best fit for my skin, but it might be a nice addition to my professional kit. *adds to wish list*

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    1. It might be OK for your skin but it certainly isn't a matte finish. Maybe for your kit but there are better less expensive options out there.

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  7. Huh, nice to know there are drugstore foundations that actually work well! I've been curious about some of them but remained resolutely "snobby" after using some crappy foundations as a teen. I know drugstore brands are a million and a half times better these days (especially lately--wow!), so I may have to pick something up

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    1. I'm still "snobby" too but mostly because I can never find a decent color match. But yes. Foundations as a whole have improved significantly in the last 10 years alone!

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  8. Would this bring out skin flakes? I have horrible combination skin and a lot of foundations bring out my dry patches even more :(

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    1. I think it might. It's mot moisturizing per se but not mattifying either. It's strange.

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  9. I love,love,love the texture and finish of this foundation. It's great,lovely and flawless better than NARS Sheer Glow. However, and this is the main reason I cannot wear it, it oxidizes to an unflattering orange tone on my skin. Even when I intentionally purchase a lighter shade in anticipation of it turning on me, it goes way beyond a natural skin tone and into oompa loompa territory. Which is an epic shame, because otherwise, it's great!

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    1. Yikes! Isn't that strange. I didn't experience any oxidization issues but I have had other foundations do this to me. It is different for everyone but still awful when it happens.

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  10. I love this foundation. My previous favorite foundation was Paul & Joe Beaute's Light Cream foundation and I feel like this is similar. I have very dry skin in cold months and normal-combo skin in warm months and it seems to behave well in either situation. But if you have flaky skin, it doesn't totally hide that.

    I'm about a MAC NW20 and I do mix the 110 and 115 just as you mentioned! The 115 is actually a pretty good match for me on its own in the summer.

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    1. Ah ha! Someone above asked about flaky skin. Good to know I "guessed" right. An educated guess though. Glad to know mixing the 2 might produce a good result! Thanks for the comment!

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  11. Be careful of the 115 - it is EXTREMELY orange-y. If that if your skin tone, go for it, but for super paley people like me, it looks like an awful fake tan. I wish they had a shade that was like 112.5.

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    1. OMG a 112.5 would be awesome. Armani LSF has a 2 and a 4 and one was too pale yellow and the other too dark yellow. They came out with 3,75 which is a perfect light pinkish color that suits me perfectly. I wish there was some way to customize the color for foundations. You would think that by now we would have at least THAT technology!

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  12. 110 was too pink on me. I was impressed with the paleness of it for a drugstore foundation. I tried both the liquid and powder, and both were just too pink / dark on my skin. I did get pretty good wear time out of it though! I got about 5 hours with the liquid.

    liquid:
    http://www.phyrra.net/2011/03/maybelline-fit-me-foundation-in-110-porcelain-liquid-review.html

    powder:
    http://www.phyrra.net/2011/03/maybelline-fit-me-foundation-in-110-porcelain-powder-foundation-review.html

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  13. I'm do glad you reviewed these two. I need dome bargains right about now. How was the oxidizing on the powder & foundation? I think we must be skin twins ... I'm pale, uber-oily and since my friend Peri Menopause has arrived for a visit I now have a never-ending supply of chin zits.

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  14. Wow. I just bought this on Sunday. I've worn it since, just to try it out. It is shocking how light and dewy it is. I am mostly oily, and especially through the t-zone. I find the oil shows through within about 2.5-3 hours of wear. I think that I might get better wear during winter months when my skin is drier and not as warm. It is also hard to compare for me, as I've been LOVING the revlon mousse foundation lately. But, for the price it is definitely a keeper. Next up? The lumi foundation for me...now I just wait for a sale. :) Thanks for the review...

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