Over the past year or so, I have heard nothing but rave reviews about the Maybelline Fit Me Matte and Poreless—so naturally I decided to put it to the test.
Before we get into the depths of this review, I thought I would fill you in on what my skin is like so that you have a better understanding of my Pros and Cons…
- Very Pale (I almost always purchase the fairest foundation shade in a collection)
- Extremely dry in the Winter, but combination in the Summer
- If I ever get oily, it is around my nose
- Hyperpigmentation from previous acne scars
- Occasional pimples, usually on the chin area
Now that we’ve got that covered, lets hop on over to the foundation itself. Right off the bat, the Fit Me Matte and Poreless from Maybelline has an impressive array of shades, and makes just as impressive claims. Here is what the foundation claims to do for your skin:
- 24 shades available
- Goes beyond skin tone matching to fit the unique texture issues of normal to oily skin for the ultimate natural skin fit
- Contains genius blurring micro-powders that erase pores and absorb oil
- Does not clog pores
Let’s start off with the shade range. With 24 shade options, this is by far one of the most diverse foundations on the market—drugstore or high end. And with a slew of options before you, it really does appear that Maybelline worked to make a shade for just about everyone. From the deepest skin tones, to the fairest, I really do believe that this shade range is as spot on as it could get. As for me, I will mainly be discussing the paler shades. Unlike the Dewy and Smooth version of the Fit Me line, in which the lightest shade was significantly too dark, the lightest shade in the Matte and Poreless version (110 Porcelain) is just about perfect for my skin shade. The single complaint (if you can even call it that) about the shade range is that it is essentially all neutral to yellow undertone. For anybody who is looking for a foundation with a very pink undertone, this may not be for you.
Moving onto the formula itself, lets talk about the initial application. The formula of the Fit Me Matte and Poreless is liquidy, and lightweight with a powdery finish. When testing this foundation for the first time, I found that I preferred using a brush over a beauty blender—that is, however, personal preference.
When talking about how the product actually applies to the skin, I would say this deeply depends on your skin type. One of the reasons I was excited to try this was because all over the internet, people were saying that it is a matte foundation, without being too drying or cakey—and being a dry skin gal, that was music to my ears! However, when I actually tried this myself, as smooth as it was, it did prove to cling onto my dry patches on my cheeks and chin. That being said, this is 100% a foundation that looks better as the day goes on. When I first applied this, I was a little nervous about how much my dry patches were showing, but by the end of the day it really looked as if the foundation had sunk into my skin and gave an incredibly natural and flawless appearance.
In terms of coverage, I would say this is a light-medium to buildable foundation. If you apply this foundation with a brush, you will get far more coverage than you would with a beauty blender—which, lets be real, is to be expected. I also found that this builds quite well. Unlike the L’Oreal Infallible foundation, which looked significantly cakier with a second layer, the Maybelline Fit Me Matte and Poreless built up incredibly well, and did not disrupt any of the foundation underneath.
Regarding the finish of this foundation, I would definitely say that the matte claim is accurate, but as the hours go on, the product definitely settles into the skin and by the end of the day will look more “natural” than matte. One thing I love about the finish is that it is incredibly powdery and has no tacky or sticky feeling. When wearing this foundation, I don’t find that I need to powder my face in the slightest.
Overall, I was actually a big, big fan of this foundation, and am happy that my dry skin has now found a matte foundation that works for it. That being said, I do suggest doing a heavy dose of moisturizing before you apply the foundation to your face, as on dry skin it can very visibly cling to dry patches. However, I love the way this wears throughout the day, and I love the fact that it seems to look better with time, and that just about any skin tone has an equal opportunity for finding their perfect shade. When it comes to whether I would choose this over the L’Oreal Infallible Pro Matte, I would definitely choose Maybelline.
I hope this review was helpful, and you learned something new about the Maybelline Fit Me Matte and Poreless Foundation! If you have any questions or need clarification, feel free to ask down below.
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