Maybelline Fit Me Foundation, Concealer, Powder: Review, Pics, Swatches and FOTD

By Emma | November 26 2012 | 23 Comments

Maybelline Fit Me foundation, concealer, powder

We went nuts this summer over YSL’s latest foundation, Le Teint Touche Eclat, with its flattering light reflective qualities and mahoosive shade range that – gasp! – actually catered for different undertones in the skin. Well, hooray for technology sharing within the L’Oreal family! Fast forward a couple of months and Maybelline have come up with something that’s really rather similar, and at a more purse friendly pricepoint. (Just like they did with the YSL Glossy Stains – check out our review of the Maybelline version here).

With 12 shades in the range (there are 6 more in the US, boo!) and an SPF of 18, the Fit Me range  is split into three categories -  Fair Skin (100s), Medium Skin (200s) and Dark Skin (300s) – catering for either pink or yellow undertones. I was sent shade 130, Buff Beige, which is yellow toned and the darkest in the fair category, and it’s actually a pretty decent match. Likewise the powder in 120, classic ivory, and concealer in 20. So we were off to a good start – and things just got better from there.

 Maybelline Fit Me foundation and concealer swatches

The foundation’s lovely and lightweight, with a very thin, fluid formula that spreads and blends well. Coverage is light to medium but buildable, and though it doesn’t bill itself as a light reflecting foundation, it does this job really nicely and gives a natural, luminous ‘real skin’ finish. It lasts till the end of the working day (with a quick powder top up at lunchtime)   and feels entirely weightless on the skin.

The concealer is also quite thin which means it works particularly well under the eyes – although the shade I have is really too dark for that, so I’ve been using it for redness around the nose and to cover blemishes. It does these jobs fine but if you have a bugger of a spot you would need a couple of layers, sandwiched with powder, to properly hide it. And sadly, yes, I am speaking from experience.

 Maybelline Fit Me

As for the powder, it’s another hit! The packaging is quite high-end across all three products but the powder is particularly pleasing, with its double tiers, pretty pink puff and mirror. I’ve used it with a brush but I actually prefer pressing it on with the puff – it’s silky, lightweight and mattifies without any caking or chalkiness.

Maybelline Fit Me foundation is a snip at €11.99; I’ll update price details for the powder and concealer when I have them, but expect them to be similarly well priced.(Edit: they’re both €8.99). It’s all on stands now – have you tried ‘em yet? Do you plan to?

 

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