Maybelline is an American, drugstore makeup brand that has been creating affordable and good quality makeup for over 100 years now. The founder of this brand was a 19 year old entrepreneur, who saw his older sister Mabel use a combination of Vaseline and coal dust to give her eyelashes a darker look, and this gave him the idea to create a product which was a better version of it and worked without the user having to do any hard work.
It is 102 years later, this company – now working as a subsidiary of L’Oreal –has created some really good makeup, one of which is their Fit Me matte and poreless foundation. In today’s post, I will be reviewing this foundation.
Maybelline Fit Me Matte and Poreless Foundation is sold for INR 525, and you get 30ml of product.
It comes in a clear glass bottle with a black screw on cap which is square in shape, and it doesn’t have a pump.
What It Claims
This foundation claims to mattify and refine pores to leave a natural, seamless finish. It is ideal for normal to oily skin types, as their exclusive formula with micro-powders controls shine and blurs pores.
Maybelline launched this foundation with 24 different shade options, so that every skin tone could find a perfect match that would fit them. However, in India this product was launched with only 6 shade options, which is a bummer because that makes it a lot more difficult for us here to get a perfect match.
How It Performed and My Thoughts
Let’s start by talking about the packaging of this product. It comes in a typical glass foundation bottle, which is clear so you can know how the shade looks like. It doesn’t have a pump, which I feel has become a must-have for any foundation nowadays, because they ensure that you do not end up taking out too much product than you need, and it is also hygienic.
The consistency of this product is a little runny, so when you tip the bottle to get the product out, more often than not, a lot comes out due to the lack of a pump.
This foundation has a medium to buildable coverage. What this means is that you can add a second or third layer in order to get a fuller coverage. It definitely has a nice matte finish to it, so for people with oily skin, this will be a very good product. I found that this foundation gives a better finish on your skin when applied with a sponge or beauty blender, rather than when it is applied using a buffing brush. Also, using a damp sponge allows you to add a second layer of this foundation with making you look cakey.
Coming to its wearing time, I would say this foundation lasted a good 6 to 8 hours. However, it did oxidise quite a lot. What this means is that foundation changes its colour and gets darker, the more it is subjected to the environment. So, the foundation that perfectly matched my skin in the morning became a bit dark by the end of the day. So, if you have a setting powder that is a bit lighter than your skin tone, then you can use it to touch up your foundation and keep it true to your skin colour.
Pros and Cons
- Reasonable price
- Medium to buildable coverage
- Long lasting
- Doesn’t have a pump
I will rate this product a 4 out of 5, the one point being deducted because it doesn’t have a pump which is an essential thing for any foundation to have.