When I think of a perfect fit, I picture J Brand skinny jeans or my yellow platform sandals; I don’t usually think of foundation.
But Maybelline hopes to change how we think of “perfect” this spring. Their new line of Fit Me foundations, concealers, powders, blushes and bronzes are designed to make finding your perfect shade that much easier to do.
Today I gave Fit Me Foundation ($8) a try — a liquid foundation designed to even skin tone without feeling heavy or looking like it’s caked on the skin.
After my date with the Fit Me Blushes yesterday afternoon, I thought the foundation would have that same casual makeup vibe.
For starters, it’s available in a whopping 18 shades with SPF 18, and the one I wore around the house today was 320 Honey Beige. The color’s not a great match for my skin tone, but it’s the closest of the ones I have right now.
Easy to blend, 320 covers most of the uneven patches and imperfections on my mug. I’d say the coverage is somewhere between sheer and medium, and it definitely doesn’t smooth as well as my current go-to foundation, Chanel Mat Lumiere.
I love how lightweight it feels, like I’m not wearing makeup at all. Maybelline also managed to keep the matte finish from looking flat.
Fit Me Foundations from the left with the flash: 110 Porcelain, 120 Classic Ivory, 320 Honey Beige and 355 Coconut
Swatches from the left with the flash: 110 Porcelain, 120 Classic Ivory, 320 Honey Beige and 355 Coconut
Swatches without the flash
Unfortunately, Fit Me foundation doesn’t like florescent lights at all, and in the bathroom mirror I could see the product settling into the pores on my cheeks (not cute).
As for lasting power, it isn’t great. After about three hours on my skin, it begins to fade. So while the price is right, and I like the lightweight texture and the addition of SPF, I think I need a little more coverage, and I want it to last throughout the day.
PRICE: $8, available in 18 shades
AVAILABILITY: At drugstores nationwide
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B-
You might like Maybelline Fit Me Foundation if…
- You don’t need need heavy coverage
- You don’t want to pay a lot
- You like lightweight makeup that feels like you’re not wearing anything at all
Speaking of getting fit…
Jillian (Michaels) just called, and she wants me to Banish Fat, Boost Metabolism tonight, but I’d rather relax on the couch and have desert.
Whenever I pop in that DVD and start with the burpies or skaters, Tabs stares at me like this:
I can only imagine what he thinks I’m doing, LOL!
So what are you up to tonight? I think I see another episode of Southland in my immediate future.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. Oh, remember the Clarins Neo Pastels Collection? If you’re a tweetie/twitterer, you could win a few pieces from the release next week.
The brand is hosting Twitter giveaways from Feb 8-10. Each of the three days, they’ll be giving away five prize packages with three pieces each from the spring collection — Blush Prodige in Rose Wood, Rouge Hydra Nude lipstick in Nude Rose and the Eye Colour & Liner Palette ($92 value).
To enter, just follow @ClarinsNews on Twitter and retweet “RT this @ClarinsNews #ClarinsGiveaway Just entered to win the limited edition Clarins Neo Pastels collection!â€ each of the days (good luck!).