Maybelline Fit Me Matte Poreless Foundation
Bought for: Sale at P230 | SRP: P400+
From: an online shop
I'm becoming quite proud of myself for scoring deals online lol. Take this for example, instead of spending P400 something on Maybelline Fit Me Matte Poreless Foundation, I got it for only P230! All you need is patience and good shopping skills lol. Anyway, today's spotlight will be on this another cult-fave drugstore foundation. I know there's a lot of reviews posted already, but let me still share to you all the good and bad things I can think of when I hear this popular foundation.
Fit Me® Matte + Poreless Foundation face makeup. This lightweight foundation mattifies and refines pores and leaves a natural, seamless finish. 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.
I really like foundations in bottles because they look better when displayed, however, one thing that really disappoints me with this packaging is that it's quite messy to apply since it does not have a pump. The foundation tends to glide on the crater so I always end up wiping away excess products both on the cap and bottle. I wish it came with a pump so it's more convenient and hygienic to use. However, I appreciate that this foundation displays all necessary information on its body.
Maybelline Fit Me Matte Poreless Foundation comes in 40 shades now when originally, there are only 29. It's good to know that they expanded the shade selection to cater to all skin tones. You'll most likely get your perfect fit with this extensive selection! I got the Warm Nude shade because this is the shade that appears when I did the Maybelline Foundation Shade Finder. Yes, I did rely on that for the reason that I suck at finding my perfect shade most of the time. Turns out, Warm Nude, which is way darker than my skin tone, blends on my face just the right way when applied with a lighter shade of powder.
Texture / Ease of Application
The product is quite runny compared to other foundations that I have. However, it means that this is lightweight on the skin--which is what I need since my face is really oily. Also, this foundation blends with ease using a sponge as long as you blend it right away. The formula dries real quick, giving a powder finish, so blend it as fast as you can. I am telling you that this foundation gives off a flat matte finish so patchiness is more likely to occur. What I advise is you use a damp sponge to keep the product blend-able until you're all set.
Since this foundation gives a matte finish, it can accentuate dry areas and fine lines of the face so I don't recommend it to those with dry skin. Maybelline has the Dewy and Smooth variant is more suitable for those with dry skin that needs hydration.
Pigmentation / Coverage
I intentionally swatch the foundation on my wrist where veins are obvious to check the coverage and pigmentation. I use more than enough amount on a small area of my skin and this is to say that this foundation has a sheer coverage. It does not completely hide my blemishes and pimple scars which is but fine with me, I would still prefer wearing this on a normal day to day basis to sport a natural look. I don't want people thinking, "sometimes she's flawless, other times she's not." If you know what I mean lol.
The foundation does not set in completely. It looks like it's floating on my face which is why I don't prefer putting another layer of this foundation on my skin, otherwise, I'd look ghostly pale and unnatural. However, I like that it is able to make my skin look more even out and shine-free.
To be honest, this product didn't last long on my oily skin. I noticed that it also oxidized and seem like it's completely gone after 5-6 hours. I know that a good setting powder already helped a lot yet, still, it didn't last long.
Since Maybelline Fit Me Matte Poreless Foundation give off a powder finish, I prefer using it everyday when I am just going to work or running simple errands. However, it won't be my go-to foundation when I'll be going to special events or days when I will be out for more than work hours. I like that it did not break me out, blends well on my skin tone and controls oil and reduces the appearance of pores but my skin looks like it runs out of all its hydration so moisturizer underneath is necessary. Overall, this is still an efficient foundation that's reasonably priced. What about you? I'd love to hear your comments about it!
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