“Flawless lets the real you come through. Beyond matching: fresh, breathing, natural skin.” – Maybelline
PRODUCT RATING: ★★★★★★★★★☆ (9/10)
PRICE DETAILS: About $7/1fl.oz. (♦♦♦♦♦)
PRESENTATION: Glass bottle with twist off cap
BEST FOR: Most skin types except oily/acne. Light-medium coverage.
QUICK REVIEW: Naturally luminous luxury finish and a drugstore price.
the REVIEW (2/25/11): Maybelline’s Fit Me™ Foundation is a surprisingly good lightweight foundation for normal-dry skin that offers a honestly natural skin textured finish. Normally, a drugstore foundation really has to have a brilliant marketing strategy to catch my attention. In the past, bargain foundation has always been too sheer, too dry, too greasy, too pink, too disappointing. However, the recent availability of reasonably priced foundation that is actually good – has really taken me by surprise.
OILY SKIN? Please note – if you have oily skin, you will probably not like this foundation. Since healthy natural skin isn’t matte, they left the oil absorbers out of this foundation to truly offer a skin-like finish. I personally love it. It works brilliantly under mineral makeup or powder foundations – although there was a bit of oily breakthrough within a few hours (I have an oily t-zone), it didn’t feel uncomfortably greasy. It also wore nicely over a 6-8 hour period without breaking down or changing color although I wouldn’t classify it as a long-wearing foundation.
Fit Me™ Foundation comes in 18 shades and are numbered and displayed according to skin tone intensity (This is my assumption on how they are numbered): 1 – Light, 2- Medium, 3- Dark. Then it seems the second number is the intensity within the family: 1 – Light to 4-Dark. Lastly, the third number indicates the undertone: 0 – Warm, 5 – Cool. Based on my skin tone, I’m a 230 (Natural Buff) or 220 (Natural Beige) which is a medium warm tone with no pink.
OILY SKIN – Maybelline SuperStay 24HR Makeup ($8.79 @ Drugstore.com). This oil-free, zero transfer foundation remains flexible while withstanding heat, sweat and humidity.
DRY SKIN – Maybelline Dream Smooth Mousse ($7.83 @ Drugstore.com). Natural, flawless and hydrated for up to 14 hours.
MAYBELLINE FIT ME™ FOUNDATION DETAILS:
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: No oils, no waxes, no nonsense. Natural coverage that leaves skin the way it was meant to be…fresh, breathing, natural. Exclusive translucent base and lightweight pigments allow skin’s natural highs and lows to show through. Non-comedogenic, dermatologist-tested
APPLICATION TIPS: This foundation is extremely blendable so you don’t need to use too much product to cover your entire face – about the size of a pea is plenty. Due to its lightweight and natural finish, Maybelline Fit Me™ worked well in small areas to cover redness without having to apply product to the whole face.A sponge or brush worked best for a full face application and fingertips worked well for spot coverage. Let the foundation “set” for a few minutes and lightly blot with a tissue to remove excess product and moisture before powdering for a more matte and long lasting finish.
MAYBELLINE FIT ME™ FOUNDATION INGREDIENTS: (Active Ingredient : Octinoxate 7%), 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, Aluminium Hydroxide, PEG-9, Ethylparaben, Dipropylene Glycol, Isobutylparaben, Butylparaben, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone /- (CI 77891/ Titanium Dioxide, CI 77491/CI 77492/CI 77499/Iron Oxides)
Maybelline Fit Me Foundation is available at most drugstores & at Drugstore.com.