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The drugstore makeup companies are coming out with tons of products for Spring and many of them are foundations.. Fuller coverage seems to be a bigger focus than previous years so I've been excited to test some them out. Check out my review on the Loreal Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation!
Maybelline Fit Me has been a foundation that's been out for a few years now, the original formula is slightly dewey and in most cases, isn't the best for oily skin (some oily skin babes love it, but others don't!).. It's all preference of course, and Maybelline has released a "Matte & Poreless" version targeting those with oilier skin and those who want a more matte finish.
The bottle is a nice slim glass - similar to the original Fit Me, except it says Matte + Powerless as well as what skin types it's recommended for.
The shade range is okay. It could be better and the shade I picked (115 ivory) pulls a little bit too yellow on me but that's fairly normal when I purchase drugstore foundations so I work with it. But I do wish there was a broader range of shades...
I have combination skin. Slightly oily in the t-zone and fairly normal everywhere else. Very acne prone and sensitive to some ingredients. I've had absolutely no issues with irritations or breakouts!
The finish is matte but... Natural and comparing to the Loreal Pro-Matte, this is much more so. I'd say the Loreal is a total, flat matte and this is a natural. almost luminous matte. When I want beautiful, glowing skin - this is the foundation I've been choosing. I find that I get somewhat oily after a few hours, it definitely doesn't control oil as well as the Loreal foundation.
Along with that, I'd say with the Loreal one, dry skin types would have to moisturize like crazy in order to use it. With this foundation, although it's recommended for normal to oily, I think dry skin types could get away with using this as well. It hasn't clung to any dry patches and as I've said, it's definitely more dewey than my other matte foundations. However, it gets much more matte when you apply a powder over top - when I want a more glowy, dewey look - I skip the powder!
It applies and blends beautifully. And it wears beautifully. I've been surprised with how much I love this! I do wish it lasted a bit longer on my skin, especially when I'm really never that oily.. But, the finish is so gorgeous that I'll gladly apply a good primer beforehand and be good to go!
Overall, I adore this foundation. It mixes well with others, looks beautiful in photography and most importantly looks absolutely flawless on the skin! You can apply a light amount for a more natural finish that shows some of your skin, or if you want full coverage - it layers like a dream! It doesn't add cakiness, so if you want some more coverage... Add some more!
You can purchase Maybelline online or at the drugstore; this foundation ranges from around $4.79 to $9 depending where you purchase.
Have you tried this foundation yet? Do you like it? And what are some of your favorite new drugstore products?! Let us know in the comments below!
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