Maybelline Fit Me is my daytime foundation BAE, I love the medium coverage, and how it is buildable. It blends like a dream and the colour selection means I can find the perfect shade throughout Winter, Summer, no tan, layers of false tan etc.
While in NYC earlier this year I knew I wanted to get my hands on a couple of bottles of Maybelline Fit Me Matte & Poreless. I had seen quite a lot of US bloggers talking about this foundation and how great it was, and it seemed right up my ally. I wear Fit Me as a daytime foundation and I tend to have an oily T-Zone, so half way through the day I get a serious shine which just doesn;t look good.
I picked up two bottles of the Maybelline Fit Me Matte & Poreless foundation- WHY DIDN’T I GET 20?! I have been wearing it since February, and I decided to put it to the test, against the original formula.
Packaging: The packaging looks quite similar, however the classic Fit Me is slightly taller and slimmer. When you take the lid off, shit gets real! One this I do not miss about living in America, pumps are a real luxury! I hate when products don’t have pumps, I feel like they get bacteria inside of the bottle easily and I end up wasting product when too much pours onto my hand. This round goes to the classic Irish Fit Me.
Product: I took a small amount of each on my hand, and let me just be very clear here: these are both shade 120. Why would the american matte & poreless version look so much lighter than the classic? It doesn’t even look 1 shade lighter, it looks a couple of shades lighter.
Head to Head: I put the classic Fit Me (available in Boots) on my right hand side (left when looking at the picture) and the Fit Me matte and poreless on my left (right side of the picture). I used a damp beauty blender to apply the foundations.
The shade difference is not noticeable once it is on my skin. I really do love this coverage, you can still see a couple of freckles popping through, even though it is not sheer.
To me I can clearly see the matte product, I am quite luminous on one side and flatter on the other. I can also see a difference in my pore visibility, to me the matte side almost seems photoshopped (which it is not).
Below I have added concealer (naked skin) and setting powder (naked skin) and bronzer (charlotte Tilburry) and blusher (Ciate x Olivia Palermo), and obviously did my eyes. Even with powder it is still quite clear which side is matte and which side is not.
My personal preference is to go for the matte foundation, as I work long days and usually forget to touch up my makeup. With the Matte & Pore-less version I like the results at the end of the day, it wears well and I find it lasts longer. For Summer I will probably switch back to the classic Fit Me, as it is a little more luminous and dewy looking in comparison, which is always nice in warmer weather.
Maybelline Matte & Poreless foundation is now available in Boots and the packaging is MUCH BETTER! Shop here.
Hopefully the extended Fit Me range will find its way over here, as I think it is a great foundation and range. The americans can keep their pumpless packaging though, I mean how much can a little pump really cost if it is a total standard here?!
Have you tested out any of these foundations? I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below. Until next time,