I have seen so many rave reviews about the new Maybelline Fit Me line that I just had to try it. I decided to pick up the Matte + Poreless foundation. As many of you know I have extreme combination skin. I manage to get flaky and oily in the same spots. I’m blessed, what can I say?
I’m always a bit wary to try matte foundations. They can so easily go wrong on my skin. They can emphasize dry patches, make my skin feel tight or just dry my skin out all together. But, I was determined!
The Maybelline Fit Me! Matte + Poreless foundation was an extremely pleasant surprise! If applied with a sponge rather than buffed in with a brush, it doesn’t emphasize dry patches whatsoever. If my skin is feeling particularly dry I like to add a bit of a moisturizing foundation in with this just for good measure.
I like to apply this over my Nivea Men’s Post Shave Balm (reviewed here) with a beauty sponge. I then like to pat my powder into the T-zone to set it with a sponge rather than a brush. It just gives such a nice natural finish. I don’t find it completely matte but that may be the oils in my skin making it a bit satiny. It honestly looks really natural, I really like the finish. And it lasts all day, what’s not to love?
As you can see I picked up two shades (because I’m complicated). I have Porcelain 110 which is the lightest shade in the line and Classic Ivory 120. 110 is an extremely neutral, leaning slightly yellow shade. I really like this shade because it knocks back any redness I have. The 120 shade just brings the color back to where my skin tone is but it does lean a bit pinky which is why I like to mix it. Again, I’m complicated. If you can find a match without mixing, do that.
Have you tried anything from the Fit Me line? Should I try one of the powders or the dewy foundation? Let me know down in the comments!