Why Maybelline’s $4.99 Fit Me Blush in Light Rose Will Have You Blushing

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Maybelline's Fit Me Blush in Light Rose

For gals who love the look of barely-there blush, there’s Maybelline’s Fit Me Blush in Light Rose ($4.99)

3 things I brought home with me from Kauai…

  • Angry red mosquito bites. OMG! SO ITCHY! The skeeters came out in force whenever the trade winds subsided.
  • A tan, despite regularly slathering myself with SPF 55.
  • A pair of skinny jeans that had previously fit me better before the trip… 🙂

Yeah, I may have gone a little overboard with the french fries. And the shave ice. And the ice cream. And the —

Whatev! I was on vacation.


But now that I’m back, I want to get fit, like this blush by Maybelline.

It’s called Fit Me Blush in Light Rose… Get it? Fit Me? Fit?

Sorry! Weak pun. I’m still a little jet-lagged.

Maybelline Fit Me Blush Light Rose

Maybelline’s Fit Me Blush in Light Rose ($4.99)

Every time I see the word “Fit” on this sheer matte neutral pink blush’s cover it reminds me that I should probably go for a run to start working off all of those bowls of saimin I had (it’s a noodle soup like ramen, only taken to the next level with lots of delicious toppings).

Along with acting as a gentle reminder to get my butt moving, the blush also leaves my cheeks with the same soft pink post-workout flush I get after sprinting through the finish of a 30-minute treadmill sesh…except without the heavy breathing and perspiration.

By comparison, it’s effortless.

When all I want is a basic pink flush — something that won’t compete with my eye or lip makeup — Light Rose hits the spot.

Like Maybellinne’s other Fit Me Blushes, it’s very sheer, so if you grab it expecting NARS-caliber color, you might be disappointed. I really have to build it up in layers to see the color clearly on my skin.

Maybelline Fit Me Blush Light Rose Swatch

Three layers of Light Rose


For these pics, I applied four and had to touch up every 5-6 hours. That might sound like a lot of work, I know, but because the color is so sheer, I barely have to spend any time blending and buffing out the edges. I don’t mind the effort because I like the natural way it looks and that it costs a penny less than $5.

Maybelline Fit Me Blush Light Rose

Wearing Light Rose on my cheeks, Giorgio Armani’s Scarabeo Eyeshadows on my eyes and Hourglass Nectar Gloss on my lips

Oh, and shout-out to pale gal pals — y’all should be able to rock Light Rose without fear of it looking contrast-y on your skin.

A basic matte light pink blush that costs less than a fancy coffee? Might be something to consider the next time you’re bopping around a drugstore or Ulta.

PRICE: $4.99
AVAILABILITY: Available now at drugstores, Ulta and online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B+ (effortless and easy, but it may be too sheer for some)

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Citrine says:

    I bought one of the limited edition Fit Me blush 2 years ago and that color just wouldn’t show up at all. Maybe they have improved the formula since then?

  2. Hanna says:

    This looks like a really pretty shade.
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  3. Chris25 says:

    Pretty, but better for lighter skinned people.

  4. Danielle says:

    This blush looks so pretty! Apart from NYX, I don’t own many other drugstore blushes so I keep looking at the Maybelline blushes every time I am out.
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  5. Maggiw says:

    Impressed with the texture if you can pack it on the layers like that. I like the contrast of the light color against your skin–my skin is too light to achieve that effect with this blush–so I’d probably have to find an even lighter one…

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