My husband was saying that I looked so pretty a few days ago…I don’t usually take him seriously, because he says that when I’m NOT wearing makeup as well. I know…he needs his eyes checked….moving along….. On the day in question, I was however wearing my new Maybelline Fit Me Matte & Poreless foundation. Maybe she’s born with it….maybe it’s Maybelline 😉 Sadly…I was not born with it!
I have been eyeing this foundation for a VERY long time. Seeing the YouTubers rave about it, gave me a major case of the FOMO! I don’t get excited about high-end foundation, because realistically, I cannot afford it. Also, after using my ride or die drugstore foundation for years now, I don’t feel like I’m missing out. Of course I’d love to try everything, but I’m a mom, wife…I’m not about that splurge life. Why are you laughing? I’ve changed my ways 😉 Affordable drugstore foundations though, get me really excited! Think LA Girl, Milani, and my ride or die from L’Oreal. Depending on your skin type, any one of these 3 are great foundations.
I have been chatting back and forth to my friend, Yolanda, over at Slay Uniqueness, about her shade selection on the Fit Me foundation, because we seem to be similar shades. I may be a smidgen darker. So she got the shade 228, but she felt it was a bit too warm for her. She then swatched a few other shades….and we were stumped…they all didn’t seem to be ‘our’ shade. I walked into Clicks in Milnerton and I decided to just avoid every shade she had swatched…and 220 seemed like THE ONE to me. Thanks very unhelpful cosmetics sales lady at Clicks by the way!
What is it?
This lightweight foundation mattifies and refines pores and leaves a natural, seamless finish.
What does it claim to do?
It’s ideal for normal to oily skin, our exclusive matte foundation formula features micro-powders to control shine and blur pores. Pore minimizing foundation. Dermatologist tested. Allergy tested. Non-comedogenic.
What do I think?
The foundation has a very runny consistency, so I dab it directly onto my sponge so I don’t waste anything. I applied this with a brush and with a sponge on different occasions. With a sponge I got a more sheer finish, whereas with a brush, a bit more cover. That being said, I got a medium coverage both ways.
The finish definitely feels ‘powdery’ to me, but not in a cakey powdery way if that makes sense? It’s different, but it feels nice and light weight on the skin. This definitely gave me a beautiful coverage and I felt it blurred my pores. I thought my skin looked pretty flawless. It also didn’t cling to any dry patches, even though I felt my skin was quite dry when I tested it out.
I wore this for probably a full 10-12 hours and I thought it held up really well. There was no creasing or seperating. On a normal work day, with 8hrs of wear I thought my foundation looked pretty good on the way home. I had slight shine (not grease) on my forehead, but nowhere else. Everywhere else was still looking good in my opinion.
The only issue I had was that I felt with the brush application, the foundation seemed to oxidise slowly during the day. With the sponge, not so much. I’m going to test it some more and let you know, but overall, I LOVE this foundation. I will definitely repurchase and I think it’s great value for money! I see why it’s raved about.
The foundation retails for R99 for 30mls. I don’t know that you can get a better deal than that anywhere for this quality! It’s sold at various retailers, including Dischem, Clicks, Foschini and Zando.
This foundation is currently available in 14 shades, so I hope that covers our rainbow nation here in South Africa! If you haven’t tried it, I would definitely suggest you give it a try. I don’t think you’ll be sorry.