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Sunday, 1 September 2013

Maybelline Fit Me 2 in 1 Anti-Shine Fit Me Foundation Stick Review

Maybelline Fit Me 2 in 1 anti-shine foundation stick

When I saw an advert for Maybelline’s new Fit Me 2 in 1 Anti-Shine foundation stick, I knew I had to buy it. I haven’t used Maybelline for years, in fact, I’ve never used a Maybelline foundation. I’ve always been a lover of MAC and Dior when it comes to foundation, but many people swear by high-street foundations so it was time for me to try one. I’ve always wanted to try a foundation stick, it seems easier than applying a liquid foundation, I find I always apply too much and waste it all. This foundation looks pretty good on the advert too, so, typical me, a consumers dream, went to Boots and purchased this foundation (well done Maybelline, your advertisement worked), let’s just say, it’s not what I expected…
One of the main reasons that I stick to high end foundations is because I can never get the colour right. I like to be properly colour tested by a make up artist but I was pleasantly surprised though at how easy it was to find my colour in Maybelline's Fit Me foundation. I went for shade 220, Natural Beige. It does look quite dark here, but on the last photo, you'll see that it's actually quite pale on my face. Once blended, it is quite pale and actually, a good colour for me. I always get really worried that the colour of my face is going to be horrendous when colour matching myself, but in terms of colour, I'm quite impressed with this.
Maybelline Fit Me Foundation
I'm very impressed with the packaging of this foundation, I find that when I'm travelling, foundation just kind of gets in the way, it's always a bit clunky, this however, is pretty and sleek, and very easy to apply. I think it looks quite designer with it being simplistic and black. I love good make up packaging. When it comes to application, you literally paint your face with this foundation stick. However, my issues with this foundation started once I had 'painted my face' with it. I find that this foundation actually comes out very thick when first applied to the face, this makes it very difficult to blend, even with a foundation brush. It blends much better with fingers but it is still very difficult to blend and looks quite streaky on my face. You could never wear this without powder.
Maybelline Fit Me Foundation stick
This foundation is designed to be a gel formula, I can vouch for that, it is very 'gel-like' when it's on the face. The centre of the stick is meant to be the 'anti-shine core' of the foundation, but unfortunately, I found that this is one of the shiniest foundations I have worn. This doesn't bother me because I like my foundation to look radiant, but the whole point of this foundation is that it is 'anti-shine'. 


Once I eventually did blend it and put some powder over the top, it does look pretty flawless. This foundation is meant to give a light-weight, matte coverage. I find that the coverage is build-able, you can 'paint' a lot of it on. In terms of stay-ability, I applied this at about 10am and finished work at 5pm. By about 7pm, so about 9 hours, it had fallen off my face a little bit, but it didn't look horrific, I just 'painted' a little bit more on and then put some powder over the top, it's very quick and easy when it comes to touching up this foundation.
Apologies for the glitter on my hand, I had a bit of an issue with glitter exploding all over my bedroom this weekend and it's impossible to get rid of. As you can see, the colour looks very light in comparison to my hand, but actually, when blended, it's perfect. I'd much rather have a foundation which is too light so that I can make it darker with powder and bronzer, than be stuck with a foundation which is too light. 
Here is an unedited photo of just the foundation. I don't have any mascara on, this is a home-dye eye lash tint set that I bought from Boots (very impressed with it). This is before putting any powder on top of the foundation, I wanted to show you only the foundation. As you can see, it is hard to blend and actually, is quite streaky on this photo. You can see under my eyes that it doesn't give that good coverage once blended, I'd recommend putting some concealer on with it. It looks quite dry, I did find that it dried my skin out and clung to any dryness by the end of the day. It doesn't look too shiny on this photo, but I found that it really was and it got shinier throughout the day, this could be my skin but actually, I've spoken to a lot of people who have had the same issue with this foundation. This cost me £8.99 at Boots. I don't think I'll stray away from my liquid foundations just yet, but I do love this foundation for ease and quickness, also, it's very good for travelling.

Have you used any Maybelline foundations? What do you think about them? Have you seen this foundation before? Would you like to try it?
Lots of love, Em x

32 comments:

  1. I was very tempted to get this but I think it doesn't live up to expectations..I tried I bit on the back of my hand in Boots and it felt quite greasy so right away you know it's not going to be an anti-shine foundation. At least it worked well for you though :) xx

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    1. Yeah its such a shame, such a difficult product to understand haha. Yeah it is quite greasy I was so shocked! x

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  2. This post was so so useful to read! I've been contemplating getting this foundation for a while but I have quite dry skin and if it's difficult to blend, it probably won't be great for me. I may give it a go regardless, as it may come in handy for travel like you said! xx

    Jess | J.S & Makeup

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    1. Aw thank you so much! Yeah its almost too greasy that it makes it difficult to blend x

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  3. I'm not keen on stick foundations. What I like about the Maybelline fit me range is that the colour matching is good for high street. Nice review, I think I'll give it a miss as I have oily skin, xoxo.

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    1. This is the first one ive tried and it will probably be the last, I guess they're all pretty similar. Yeah I couldn't believe how good the colour matching was! x

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  4. I have seen this and been curious but I have dry skin and normally liquid foundation is the best! I do like the fit me range however! The concealer is fab and I have my eye on the powder! The colour matching is super simple too!

    BritishBeautyAddict

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    1. Ahhh, yeah apparently the liquid version in the fit me range is amazing! Im gonna try the concealer a few people have recommended that so thank you :) x

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  5. This does look really think, I don't think Maybelliene have got it right here. This sounds like it'd be great as a concealer but way too heavy for a foundation!


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    1. No it's a shame because apparently their liquid version of this is so good! x

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  6. it is on my wishlist since long...
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  7. i found this foundation quite drying too, its hard to find a stick foundation that isnt very drying
    saida x

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    1. Ahhh so you had the same problem. Ah thats interesting, I guess its the way sticks are made x

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  8. It looks really good !
    Sara,
    http://thecrimeofashion.blogspot.fr

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  9. I much prefer liquid foundations so I'm not sure how I'd get on with this foundation, but it looks great on you!

    Christina | Passion Obsession - Currently hosting a beauty hamper giveaway!

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    1. yeah me too, i love liquids and dont think i'll stop using them anytime soon! x

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  10. I tried the liquid version of this and hated it!!It was so tacky on my skin. The stick looks really drying so I wont be giving it a go. I do love foundations sticks though, they are so easy to use. My fave is the Bobbi Brown foundation sticks, they're really easy to blend and give a flawless full coverage. Here's my review of the Maybelline vs Bobbi Brown stick.

    http://bellesnbows.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/new-love-hate-foundation.html

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    1. ahh some people love the liquid one and some people hate it! thanks for the review ill check that out now! xx

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  11. I really wanted to try it and i was ready to go shopping tomorrow but now after reading this, I'm not so sure about it anymore. I'd love to try it out myself but it seems kind of pointless just waisting money on quite bad product

    Merilinzz.blogspot.com xx

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    1. yeah its not worth wasting your money on! x

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  12. I want to try this as is it so handy and compact however im not to sure about this anymore, and im not very keen on 'painting' my face. Much prefer liquid!
    -Linsey x

    redvelvetkiss.blogspot.com

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    1. yeah for handiness and compactness this is perfect! im gonna go back to liquid! x

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  13. I was intrigued when I saw this advertised but I purchased the Fit Me liquid foundation a while back and found it way too shiny for my liking, it sounds like I may have the same issues with this one! Nice review, very helpful.

    Ex | Rare Ribbon

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    1. apparently the liquid foundation is much much better, but if you think its shiny then that makes sense as this is pretty similar! x

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  14. i saw the advert for this and it looked promising for this but i guess the "shine" is very offputting

    yukluistyle

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    1. yeah :/ sometimes shine is good but sometimes its over powering! x

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  15. This looks lovely, great pictures!

    thatgirlcalledlauren.blogspot.co.uk

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  16. I really didn't like this. Usually I am a big fan of Maybelline products, but I could not get over the chemical smell. I had to throw it away after only using it twice. Eek!

    Agreed that Dior and MAC have the best foundations!

    xoxo
    Kate
    kateberlinsays.blogspot.com

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