One of the world’s biggest drugstore brands at the moment is Maybelline. They have released multiple makeup products that have created a lot of hype in the makeup community. One of their biggest achievements is the Maybelline Fit Me collection. In the collection, they have:
- Fit Me Concealer.
- Pressed and Setting Powder.
- Fit Me Dewy and Smooth Foundation.
- Fit Me Matte and Poreless.
I received the Matte and Poreless and decided to take it for a spin to see what all the fuss was about.
- Product: Maybelline Fit Me Matte and Poreless
- Shade: 110 Porcelain
- Finish: Matte
The design of the Maybelline Fit Me Matte and Poreless is very chic. It comes in a clear glass bottle with a black lid, and has a deep turquoise colour throughout the logo. Upon opening the foundation, I found there isn’t a pump or applicator, it is just an open bottle. This made it a little difficult when applying the product, compared to a pump/applicator.
The design of the bottle is very standard to most foundations at the moment, a slim rectangle jar that fits nicely in your hand. Instead of being a lid that you can just pop off, this lid screws on and is less prone to exploding or leaking. Perfect for the traveller. The Maybelline Fit Me Matte and Poreless is 1 fluid oz/30 ml, this is the average amount for a foundation. The overall design of this product is stunning… but it could do with a minor improvements, such as adding a pump/applicator.
The first time applying the Maybelline Fit Me Matte and Poreless Foundation I did notice that the formula is very runny. It had medium coverage and was very buildable. The drying time was very quick, so I did have to work fast when blending it out. With this foundation a little goes a long way, so don’t get too carried away at first. It definitely left my skin looking matte and poreless but I didn’t find it drying or harsh on my skin. The formula for the Matte and Poreless Foundation is for normal to oily skin. This slightly worried me at first as I have dry sensitive skin, but I had no issues. I applied the setting powder once finishing the foundation, I noticed that it started to crease and crack. I ended up having to touch up a few times.
After a big day of activities, it held up pretty well considering how much I was sweating. It did eventually start to crack and separate, and you could see my red sensitive skin showing through, but it was easily fixed with some pressed powder.
One of the main deciders for people looking for beauty products nowadays is a cruelty-free brand. Unfortunately, Maybelline is apart of the large group of big brands that test on animals. They sell their products in China, where animal testing is mandatory for foreign cosmetics. Maybelline’s parent company is L’Oreal, who has come out saying “L’Oréal no longer tests any of its products or any of its ingredients on animals, anywhere in the world nor does L’Oréal delegate this task to others. An exception could only be made if regulatory authorities demanded it for safety or regulatory purposes.” Which to me, a huge animal lover, it is not good enough and I will still call Maybelline and L’Oreal a non-cruelty-free brand. The Maybelline Fit Me Matte and Poreless is Dermatologist and allergy tested.
Let’s talk about shade range, there are 40 shades! There is a shade for every skin colour and undertone which is amazing. If you are purchasing the foundation from the Maybelline website, they have an awesome feature called the “Foundation Finder” to help you find your exact shade using your natural skin undertone.
The Maybelline Fit Me Matte and Poreless foundation retails for around $22 AUD. Which is a pretty good price for the amount of product, and the quality of the product. The foundation is pretty easy to get your hands on, you can find it in your local drug store, supermarket, or online. I think this product is worth the money. If you’re looking for a low-cost drugstore foundation with medium coverage, I would recommend this foundation.
Maybelline Fit Me Matte and Poreless:
After trying out the Maybelline Fit Me Matte and Poreless, I was shocked by the formula. I didn’t expect that kind coverage from a drugstore brand. It did let me down a little bit throughout the day but was easily fixed. I’d recommend this product if you are struggling to find your shade in a drugstore brand.
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