I know it might be a surprise that I would pick up this foundation since I have dry skin. From time to time I do like matte foundations because I like their finish. I think they work for me in the summer. If you are interested, I did a review of Urban Decay’s All Nighter Foundation here, which is also a matte.

I gave this foundation a try for 3 weeks, using it maybe 2-3 times a week (I have other foundations that I love using so I couldn’t commit a whole week to just this, lol!). I was pleasantly surprised by how much I liked it!
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$6.96 CAD on sale with free shipping from Amazon.ca when I made an order over $35. Regular price is $10.99 although it goes on sale pretty regularly on Amazon.ca.

What it is
Ultra-lightweight foundation for normal to oily skin. Tone plus texture-fitting foundation for the ultimate natural fit.

Shade, Coverage & Application
I got mine in the shade 112 Natural Ivory which was a fantastic match for my skin tone and the formula is liquid and light. It gives a medium coverage and it was super easy to layer if I wanted to add more coverage. One draw back is the bottle, I wish it had a pump because it has a wide opening and I’m always worried I might spill it whenever I’m applying my makeup especially because this product is very liquid. It also makes this a bit more messy in general since I have to pour out just the right amount to use on my face.
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Whenever I wore this I would add a generous amount of moisturizer first to ensure my skin didn’t get too dry under the foundation. I’m sure the moisturizer helped, but I was left with a nice natural finish. The foundation didn’t accentuate any dryness on my face and my makeup looked really good on top.

I’m really impressed with this formula as I’ve never tried Maybelline foundations and I’m even more impressed at how inexpensive it was. I felt like it minimized my pores or at least made them less visible to the naked eye. I’d want to try the Fit Me Hydrate & Smooth Foundation next time I order.

Wear & Longevity
Since this was matte it wore pretty well into my work day without the need for primer. It might have looked a bit more dry on my nose, but that tends to happen since my nose is dry.
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The Breakdown

Pros

  • great coverage
  • long lasting
  • worked well on my dry skin

Cons

  • No pump

My Thoughts
Sometimes drug store beauty products impress me way more thanΒ higher end products. Comparing this to my Urban Decay foundation I like this formula way more! Maybelline’s Fit Me Foundation had great coverage, didn’t oxidize too much on me, and is much more affordable. What’s even more impressive is that this was a product geared for a normal to oily skin but with some adjustment to my skincare routine I was able to get it to work for me. I really hope that the Fit Me Hydrating & Smooth Foundation works well for me too!

Have you tried Maybelline’s Fit Me Foundation? What Drug store foundations would you recommend?

Lots of Love,
Dal