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Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Maybelline Fit Me Foundation | Review

 Maybelline Fit Me Foundation in '120 Classic Ivory' - £7

When I first heard through the grapevine about Maybelline's Fit Me foundation, I was so excited to try it. It's not often I get excited about drugstore foundations - I struggle so much to find a shade that truely matches my skin and I find looking for a new foundation a bit of a disheartening experience to say the least. This is what I love about this foundation - it's not often you see a drugstore range offer colours to match different undertones in your skin...

Personally, I'm very cool/yellow toned and I often find generic shades either too pink or orange for me. With the Fit Me range, it's easy to pick out a shade which suits these undertones (yellow or pink), and there is a colour guide placed next to the product range to help you choose your perfect match. I've never found picking a shade so easy - it normally takes me ages (and often a bit of trial and error and wasting money on wrong shades) for me to find a colour to suit me. This was not the case this time around. I can honestly say, hands down, this colour is the best match for my skin I have ever found with a drugstore foundation. It blends in instantly and I never thought i'd be able to achieve such a fabulous colour tone match so easily.

The best thing about this foundation for me, and the thing that intrigued me the most, is the fact that it contains no oils or waxes.. 'no nonsense' being the selling point of the Fit Me range. The texture is very gel-like and light - it is quite runny but it doesn't leave a greasy feel to the skin that most foundations tend to give. The consistency is what has made me love this foundation over any other drugstore foundation i've tried - it feels very natural, and for once I feel as if my skin is able to breathe. It also doesn't have a yucky, overpowering scent. I only need one pump of this to cover my whole face, as a little goes a long way. Applied with my stippling brush this really does give a flawless finish - and does not appear like I have caked my entire face in makeup. It blurs all of my imperfections really well, and blends effortlessly. It gives a really smooth finish and doesn't 'sit' on top of the skin.  I must say, those of you who prefer a heavy coverage might not like this foundation too much - i'd say its a light to medium coverage and it does feel very light on the skin.

The only downside i have found, is longevity. You do need to use a primer and a setting powder for it to last the majority of the day (i use Loreal's Smoothing Resurfacing primer and it seems to hold it quite well!) It can tend to slide off the area around my T-zone slightly if I haven't primed my skin properly - and i know this is what has been an issue for some people. But i sometimes top up half way through the day, and because the texture is so light, it doesn't feel as if you are 'layering' up product on your face. This personally doesn't bother me, and with my primer and powder it lasts all day at uni without the need to top up at all. Just be aware of this if you do have oilier skin - it's great that it doesn't contain oils, but it can wear off a bit quicker than heavier foundations. Overall, it's a really good little foundation and the packaging is lovely too. The pump can get a little messy but apart from that I can't really fault it. 


Have you tried the Fit Me range? What did you think?
 

26 comments:

  1. I have the same problem with finding foundations, self selection make up has never been right for me! However i saw this in tescos a few weeks ago and it matched! But before buying it i decided to read a few reviews and only really heard bad things like it was comes off very easily as its quite greasy but maybe they didnt try it with primers? i think i may have to still give it a go though! £7 instead of £25 sounds amazing!! xx

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    xx

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    1. Ive only really heard average reviews too - it does come off easily so beware! But it doesnt look awful when you top up like most foundations :) and less so if you use a primer :)

      xx

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  2. ooh i have a sample of this coming in the post soon, cant wait to try it! the longevity issue may be a tad irritating though...that is something that i do particularly look for in my foundations! great review :) xxx

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    1. oo jolly good - samples are always fabulous :) Yess it depends what im doing during the day - it isnt the most long lasting xx

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  3. I was going to buy this but I wanted to read a review first think I'll be heading to Boots tomorrow now!

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    1. Yess its worth a go - purely for the colour match! its really good - the only downside is how long it lasts :(

      aw thanks Sinead! Ill have a look :) xx

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  4. id seen a lot of hype about this on youtube a few months ago but now its actually here no one seems that impressed.. may have to try it for myself though but wat you say about the longevity is putting me off, i need something that will last all day without touching up :)X

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  5. This sounds reallllly promising! So great that drugstore brands are making choosing foundation shades much easier now xx

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  6. This looks quite interesting, for my skintone the best high street foundations I have tried are the Bourjois ones. This is worth a look though! Great review x

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  7. Haven't tried this but I've heard the Fit Me concealer is very good. Also, the packaging of this foundation is very lush! I like it x

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  8. OMG this is amazing. I have the regular foundation and it just pours out making me waste tons of it. I am so happy they came out with a pump. Thank you!

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  9. I nearly picked up this foundation from boots but changed my mind at the last second! Now I wish I had!
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  10. This is interesting. I'm always eager to try new foundations but nothing can ever get close to my beloved Vichy Dermablend.

    Lea x

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  11. Fab review hun, it sounds like this foundation is fabulous and its great that its oil free. It looks at though it matches your skin tone to a tee, I have the exact same problem when buying foundations, its a horrible feeling thinking you may have wasted your money on the wrong colour. Fab review babes xx

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  14. My friend has this and says it's amazing - I've got to try it! x

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  15. This looks really good, I'm always a bit scared to try out foundations, it's the one product I tend to stick with what I know. :) xxx

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  16. I've just ordered a 7 day sample of this to try out! Can't wait :)
    I spent majority of my night last night reading your blog, my new favourite read! xxx

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  17. i think i'm going to try this one next =) xo

    Gina | pebbz notebook

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  18. Absolutely want to try this! :3
    xoxo
    Federica - http://lafavolarussa.blogspot.it/

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  19. Oh it sounds lovely! I'm after a new foundation at the moment, I might have to give this one a try.

    Lucy Loves To Blog

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  20. Awesome review! My skin is on the oily side, but as you say abit of primer and powder sorts it out, I think I will be trying this! xxxxx

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  21. I really love your reviews, you give such a great idea of what the product will be like and it's always good to hear pro's and con's. I've been wanting to try this for ages but already have 3 foundations that I'm quite happy with so I really can't decide whether I should or not :/
    Love Holly x

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  22. I love this foundation! It's such a good high street foundation and in my eyes there aren't very many that are *really* good. It's brilliant for everyday wear and I like the fact that there are so many shades, its similar to the MAC system which is nice to see on the high street.

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  23. really excited to try this out! great review : )
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