The Most Natural-Looking Foundation I've Tried: Maybelline Fit Me Shine-Free Stick Foundation

by - October 28, 2018


Maybelline Fit Me Shine-Free Stick Foundation
Bought for: P199 | SRP: P399
Bought from: Maybelline Counter

CLAIMS

Fit Me® Shine-Free Stick Foundation face makeup. Oil-absorbing powder foundation stick delivers a natural matte finish for smooth and even-looking skin. This lightweight gel foundation has an exclusive anti-shine powder core that instantly dissolves excess oil. Pores look minimized and skin stays shine-free for ten hours. This oil-absorbing foundation stick goes on creamy and blends into a natural matte finish.

If I am to choose between skincare and makeup, I'd still find myself being more cautious with skincare because I am prone to skin problems. On days I like to just play around with makeup, I would usually opt for a natural look for my base which is why I am so happy I have tried this foundation from Maybelline, the Fit Me Shine-Free Stick Foundation. This isn't exactly new in the market and I have been using this product for months already but it so happened that I realize it's worth doing a review on.


PACKAGING

I know you'll agree when I say that the packaging is quite very compact. It comes in a retractable-type of tube that's a little stouter than bullet-type lipsticks. It displays information about the product which I fail to take a visual of because the fonts are too tiny for my phone to capture. Sorry I couldn't afford a proper camera lens as of the moment lol. I heard they are even more expensive than the body? Ouch. Anyway, bear with me for the meantime. :D

SHADE RANGE

Shade range is not so impressive. In Maybelline's website, there are 8 saturated shades being sold which, frankly-speaking, I have no idea whether it's updated or not. I am just lucky to find a perfect match for my skin tone. I got the 220 Natural Beige which has a warm undertone and matches my skin tone. It disappears onto my skin as I put it on. Normally, I'm getting 128 Warm Nude in Fit Me Matte which is but fine because the foundation oxides. Now I'm thinking of buying the 220 Natural Beige next time as well.


TEXTURE AND EASE OF APPLICATION

There are stick foundations which I find too hard but Maybelline Fit Me Shine-Free Stick Foundation is really creamy and soft. It doesn't accentuate dryness or settles on fine lines too. It has this tendency to melt on the skin upon application and it's very easy to blend with about any applicator you wish to use it with. I find that it works better with a buffing brush though. I like using it with REAL TECHNIQUES EXPERT FACE BRUSH for a better and seamless finish.

The product is designed to have the anti-shine powder core that helps tame oils. And it affects the overall finish of the product. The outer core is purely foundation. It doesn't set or dry quite easy upon application so you'll get extra time to blend it out. It does not completely dry matte or shine-free but it doesn't look overly dewy at all which made me say that it'd prolly fit any skin type. It's also very lightweight and breathable so your skin won't warm up very easily.


COVERAGE AND LONGEVITY

The first time I use this, I had to apply several layers because the shade looks exactly like my skin.and it seems like I haven't applied anything at all. On the other side, I think this may be a good thing because it doesn't build up or look cakey at all. I eventually realized though that it's probably because I am not satisfied with the finish. Coverage is not very impressive so if you have a lot of blemishes like me, you'll need a good concealer to partner it with. This is like a minor complaint because I still prefer my natural skin peeking through despite the makeup.

Longevity-wise, it stays put for a good 6 hours though I have to inject touch-ups every now and then to get rid of shine. My skin is extremely oily and this foundation does not completely soak up oils. I didn't get my hopes up with the 'shine-free' claim because I know my skin pretty well.


OVERALL THOUGHTS

I honestly loved the finish of MAYBELLINE FIT ME MATTE PORELESS FOUNDATION so long as my skin is in its best state (you know, balanced and clear) and this is another Maybelline's product that works in my opinion. This product did clog my pores and it does look and feel natural on the skin so it made me thin...which else is better to use than this foundation in this kind of weather we have here in the Philippines? This product is truly promising and I couldn't wait to repurchase. It's got an awesome price tag of P399 which you can even score for half off during sale season!

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