Sunday, August 4, 2013

Review: Maybelline Fit Me! Foundation


Maybelline Fit Me! Foundation (30ml/1.fl.Oz) was first introduced by Joveeta to me. The product was also reviewed by Goss Make Up Artist, which all of you know, to be quite a dupe to NARS Sheer Glow. I am myself is quite a girl who prefers foundation with dewy, satiny finish to those with matte finish. Trying this foundation out, of course I had no question to do it at the moment!


Maybelline Fit Me! FoundationIt's Face Makeup That Fits You. No Oils, No Waxes, No Nonsense. Fit Me Foundation Blends Seemlessy For Light to Medium, Natural Coverage That Leaves Skin The Way It Was Meant to Be... Fresh, Breathing, Flawless. The Exclusive Translucent Base And Lightweight Pigments Allow Skin's Natural Highs And Lows to Show Through. Non-Comedogenic And Dermatologist Tested. Available In 18 Breathable Shades.

Pour-Out Type, Yay or Nay?
The packaging has no outer box as it only comes in a glass bottle as seen in pictures. Don’t get fooled, it’s not as tall and as big as it looks on pictures! I first was very surprised to receive it, the bottle is quite short but it’s cute! Yet, the design of the bottle is simpler and somehow more sophisticated than any of the previous Maybelline foundations with black screw plastic cap.



Whenever glass bottle meets screw cap, I think all the makeup and foundation hoarder out there can easily tell that the foundation is not very convenient to have. It will have no pump instead of having only a wide opened mouth which simply get you to pour “your-desired-amount” out. I’m not really a fan of this kind of “no-pump” packaging, as I always spill more than I could need…or maybe it’s just me?

18 Shades For Everyone!
Maybelline Fit Me! comes in friendly 18 shades, ranging from light-dark shades with a quite good numbering system. The first numbers would indicate the family of basic skin tone, 1-for light, 2-for medium, and 3-for dark. After choosing which family your skin tone would belong to, move to the second numbers which tell about the intensity of your skin tone, from 1-4 with 1 as the lightest in the family to 4 as the darkest in the family. The third numbers are describing your undertone, as number 0 is for those with warm undertones and 5 for those with pink.


I got this in number 120, it’s not really a match for my NC20-25 skin tone. I have warm undertones, but not as strong as some Asian women have, but sometimes I feel this foundation is not yellow enough—it has quite strong beige tone to it that sometimes turns ashy on my face. As talking per se, it’s also a little bit darker for my skintone. (just a little biiiiit!)

Octinoxate, Please.
Ingredients: (Active Ingredient : Octinoxate 7%), Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Glycerin, Isotridecyl Isononanoate, PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Dimethicone/Polyglycerin-3 Crosspolymer, Sodium Chloride, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Chlorphenesin, Disodium EDTA, Acrylates Copolymer, Propylparaben, Fragrance, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Aluminium Hydroxide, PEG-9, Ethylparaben, Dipropylene Glycol, Isobutylparaben, Butylparaben, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone /- (CI 77891/ Titanium Dioxide, CI 77491/CI 77492/CI 77499/Iron Oxides)


Octinoxate, I have my eyes on you. ALWAYS. For those who have clueless idea about what it’s, actually it’s the sunscreen which provides you SPF18 as claimed by this foundation. The bad thing is, it’s a chemical sunscreen as some people including me, might have some bad experiences such as irritations and co. Personally I would prefer a physical sunscreens like Titanium Dioxide or Zinc Oxide, but the active ingredients working as sunscreen here is our O old foe, so this is the biggest miss in this foundation I could find.

Loves the Finish, Not the Staying Power!
Moving on to the texture, it has quite lightweight, runny texture. Compared to the most  runny and watery foundation I ever had, Urban Decay Naked Skin, Maybelline is a bit thicker. The texture simply describes how it feels on your skin; lightweight and not greasy, but it’s not like going to dry! You know, you can see the dewy, the glow, but it’s like your foundation never actually “shrink” into the skin instead of sitting on top of it and looking “wet”. It has the instant dewy and natural finish which is again, not very friendly with combi-oily skin like mine. My face started to look shiny after 2 hours like so, without setting it with powder at the first place, yet after 6 hours like so it starts to fade away and the redness starts to peek through. Eeek! This foundation is definitely for those who have dry-normal skin. Indeed…

excuse my skin, it's kinda bad lately! yet, thanks to the phone cam's quality to worsen it

As for my personal experience you want to take as reference and or consideration, yes I did, I do break up after using this foundation. 95% it is because of the Octinoxate, which my skin always reacts badly to. Those with sensitive skin, acne prone skin, if you’re not allergic to this chemical sunscreen as I am, maybe you might still want to try it out. The breakout is not as bad, it’s just some little annoying bumps which you can easily eliminate but that’s not very cool for me as I expect for an everyday foundation.

The price tag attached to this foundation is fair enough, $7.99 being a drugstore foundation. It’s actually is cheaper than some L’Oreal, Neutrogena, and Covergirl foundation. You can grab this at drugstore.com, CVS, Walmart, and Ulta. If you’re getting it through online shop like I do, the price then will vary around IDR150,000. Fair enough still!


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Last Words?
Maybelline Fit Me! Foundation comes in 18 shades and varying undertone for each shade, making it easy for you to find one that matches you. However, those for warm undertones are lack of yellow tone. It contains Octinoxinate as the active sunscreen ingredients, watch out if you’re allergic to chemical sunscreen. Having a beautiful dewy, natural glowy finish makes this foundation great. Since the staying power is not so good, I sadly say this foundation would best fit dry-normal skin the best.

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So, have you tried this foundation? What do you think about it? Tell me in the comments section below, and see you next time Gorgeeee <3

13 comments:

  1. too bad it doesn't work well.. Uda coba loreal liquid powder blum ktnya oke juga. haven't tried before. I still prefer BB cream. :D punya foundie mini size doang krn jarang pake

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  2. I'd like to ask, where did you get your rating/scoring system pictures from? I can't find anything other than stars :(

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  3. Wow! That's really great :o using Photoshop?

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  4. loreal magic nude liquid powder? :o good that BB cream works on you! aku kudu pake fondi, karena always ga cocok sama BB cream merk apapun:(

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  5. Yikes. A pour out one... that would seem messy. :(


    I haven't seen that product from Maybelline yet in my place though... for foundations, I personally prefer Bobbi Brown collection. It's like... a miracle worker of some sort.. less hassle - the better. :D


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  6. It's amazing :) you should do a tutorial for this too! All I can manage are stupid stars and hearts!

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  7. woah padahal make up guru fav aku ada reccomend foundie ini, emg hasilnya beda2 si disetiap org, jadi ragu mau coba >,< thanks for the review :D

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  8. aww too bad that it contains quite an ingredients that were not really "friendly" to acne-prone skin, I would probably skip this instead~ thanks for sharing =)

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  9. yes! you may want to janet, i'm not very sure it will suit your skin, though. better to prevent than to cure, eh? :D welcome!

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  10. hehehe goss ya? iya aku kepincut juga gara2 goss, tp ngga sadar kenapa aku ga cocok sampe liat ingredientsnya melotot..ternyata active ingrenya octinoxate, but i don't guarantee it won't suit you too yaa, try to find more reference darls! :D

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  11. yes! and I'm an example to a person who always messes up with the pour out foundation...


    Bobbi Brown? I've been eyeing on their skin foundation, but I'm afraid it won't work amazing with my oily skin! the long wear one is rather thick, yet I can't wear thick foundation or else I would end up having breakout ;A;

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