Friday, January 30, 2015

Maybelline Fit Me! Matte + Poreless Foundation and Powder Review

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One of my problem areas is around my nose (and it's pores) so I picked up the new Maybelline Fit Me! Matte + Poreless foundation and powder at CVS.  The Matte + Poreless line is supposed to be good for normal to oily skin, where as the regular Fit Me line is better for normal to dry skin, similar to how Revlon Colorstay works.  I haven't tried the regular Fit Me line yet, but I hear the concealer is great.  As I have combo to oily skin (my cheeks are dryer and my t-zone is more oily), the Matte + Poreless line is better for me.

I bought the powder and foundation in Buff Beige [130], but ended up exchanging the foundation for Nude Beige [125] (the powder doesn't seem to come in this color).  The Nude Beige foundation was a better fit, but the powder in Buff Beige worked out really well, even with other foundation I tried it with (Neutrogena Long Wear Foundation, see post here).  My shade comparisons are below, as usual.

Here are the claims from Maybelline's site:
Maybelline FIT ME!® Matte + Poreless Foundation
  • Tone + texture-fitting foundation for the ultimate natural fit
  • Mattifies, erases pores and matches natural tone
  • Micro-powders erase pores and absorb oil
  • For Normal to Oily Skin
Maybelline FIT ME!® Matte + Poreless Powder
  • Tone + texture-fitting powder for the ultimate natural fit
  • Mattifies and matches natural tone for a natural poreless-looking finish
  • Shine Control, up to 12hour wear
  • Buildable coverage
Price: Foundation: $8.59 CVS [$6.99 at Target]
          Powder: $7.99 CVS [$6.99 at Target]

I really liked the look that the foundation and powder gave.  It didn't get cakey, and coverage is buildable to medium or full.  I did get a little oily around my nose area by the end of the day, but nothing a little bit more powder or a blotting paper couldn't fix.  The foundation overall looked pretty flawless and I will keep it around.

If you're combo/oily like me, check out the Maybelline Matte + Poreless line - both the foundation and powder are super affordable and work really well for combo to oily skin.

My Foundation Shade Comparisons:
MAC -- NC 20-25

MAC Studio Fix Powder -- NC30
Makeup Forever HD -- 130
Kat Von D Lock-It Tattoo Foundation -- Light 48
Kat Von D Lock-It Powder Foundation -- Medium 52
Urban Decay Naked -- 3.0
Bare Minerals -- Medium Beige
Revlon Colorstay Combo/Oily -- Medium Beige 240
Revlon Colorstay Whipped -- Medium Beige 250
Neutrogena Healthy Skin -- Nude
Neutrogena Nourishing Long Wear -- Nude 40
Neutrogena Mineral Sheers Powder Foundation -- Nude 40

Maybelline Fit Me! Matte - Nude Beige 125 (found.) / Buff Beige 130 (powder)
Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse -- Nude (Light 4)
Maybelline Dream Smooth -- Nude Beige 180

Maybelline Dream Wonder -- Nude 40
L'Oreal Magic Nude -- Natural Buff 318
L'Oreal True Match -- N3