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Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Maybelline Fit Me Matte and Poreless Foundation

As much as I love a high end foundation I have a soft spot for drugstore foundations too. I have a few favourites from the drugstore that are literally a quarter of the price of my beloved Estee Lauder Doublewear. One of those favourites comes in the form of the Maybelline Fit Me Matte and Poreless Foundation. I first spotted it when it was released in the US but it was only released in the UK late last year I believe.

I have to admit I haven't used a Maybelline Foundation in years since the good old dream matte mousse. Anyone remember that? It used to be my 'go' to foundation. I used to slather it all over my face(with my fingers, urgh) on a daily basis, and boy did I think I looked good. In reality, I looked horrendous. It was cakey, it brought attention to my pores and lastly, it clung to all my dry patches. Who knows what I was thinking back in the day. That was around seven years ago now. Isn't that bizarre? Feels like longer since I left school.
Maybelline Fit Me Matte and Poreless Foundation
Now, although I didn't quite get along with that foundation, I was excited to give the Fit Me Matte and Poreless Foundation(£6.99) a go. It's targeted at people with Normal to Oily Skin and it contains micro powders which help to refine the pores whilst keeping oil and shine at bay. It sounds way too good to be true, doesn't it? It sounds like it was made for me. My skin is combination, so it's oily in some places and dry in others. I also have a few big pores around my nose which are a little noticeable without foundation, but even more so with foundation. 

It comes packaged within a squeezy tube which I quite like as it's easy to dispense, although it will be quite difficult to get the full amount out when it's coming to the end of it's life. It feels quite lightweight too which is good as it's not going to add some weight if you want to whack it in your bag and take it on holiday with you.

The shade range is substantial, with a whopping 18 shades to choose from. Although, there wasn't many shades in the range to begin with. I have the shade 100 which is Warm Ivory, one of the lightest shades. It is near enough a perfect match to my skin, except it leans more warm against my skin tone(I have neutral undertones, just to clarify).

It has a slightly light, thin liquid consistency which makes it easy to blend into the skin, and the good thing is that it doesn't dry down straightaway so you have plenty of time to blend to perfection. I apply it with my Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge, rather than a foundation brush as it's my preferred method to apply foundation. I squeeze out at least two 'dots' of the foundation and the coverage I get is wonderful. It gives a light to medium coverage which can easily be built up if you want to. It does a great job of covering up my redness but I do need to add concealer over the top of my acne scars unfortunately. It certainly blurs out my pores and is very forgiving on my dry patches too. 

It feels ever so light on the skin and it doesn't clog my pores, thankfully which is good news, especially for those with acne prone skin like me. It's a very natural looking foundation, although I'd say it has more of a satin-matte finish rather than a completely matte finish, so it definitely needs to be set with powder afterwards.

The Fit Me Matte and Poreless Foundation is an absolute dream. It's not completely perfect, but for just £6.99 you really cannot go wrong. It rivals some of my favourite high end foundations. I now have two backups which are sitting in my drawer waiting to be used as soon as my first tube has been used up. My shade is always out of stock so I have to make sure I have a backup sitting in my drawer else I'll have a meltdown.

Have you tried the Maybelline Fit Me Matte and Poreless Foundation?

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