|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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