Nov 18, 2013
Review: Maybelline Fit Me Shine Free Foundation Stick
I got this foundation a couple of days ago at the drug store. I have been hearing a lot about this lately and it was on sale for about $8.50 so I grabbed one up! I think the original price was around 11 or 12 bucks. This foundation claims to have an anti-shine core and to dry to a matte finish. If you look at the top of it, you can see a lighter circle of product in the middle that is the anti-shine powder core. The colour I got was #120 Classic Ivory. I believe that was the third lightest shade that they had.
I have heard a lot of mixed reviews about this product. A lot of people absolutely loved it and said it was the perfect matte foundation. Many other people said it was too greasy and even more complained that it made their dry patches stand out more and look flaky. Keep that in mind while reading this review. There is a very good chance it won't work the same on your skin as it did on mine.
I tested this foundation out by swatching it on the inside of my arm. I have a scar there (I burned my arm taking rolls out of an oven in class one day.) and I wanted to see if it would be covered adequately. I think this will be my new test for foundations. Here is what my arm looks like bare:
The scar isn't that noticeable, but you can see its a long teardrop shape in the middle there if you look hard enough. I was surprised at how well this foundation covered it and also how it blended so well into my skin! Here is my arm after applying the Maybelline Fit Me Shine Free Foundation:
You can definitely still see the scar, but that is mostly the texture now. It did get rid of the discolouration though, which is the point of it anyways. I'm really pleased with the colour I picked. At first I was worried it would be a bit too pink toned, but it wasn't once I blended it out.
This stuff glides on really smoothly and is easy to blend out. The coverage is medium, which I like, and it feels very light on the skin. The only issue I have with it is that it is definitely not a matte finish. It isn't super dewy either, but my face still has a sheen to it. I'm not exactly complaining about that part though. Completely matte finishes can often make skin look dry or cakey. I was actually a bit worried about this foundation, since I had heard from other people it makes dry patches flaky, but I didn't find that. As far as wear time goes, this foundation managed to last a good 8 hours through work. I did of course set it with a powder.
Overall, I am really impressed with this foundation. Even though it isn't a completely matte finish, I do find it less dewy than other foundations. I also really like how smooth and easy to work with it is. For the price, I would definitely recommend this foundation. I think that the Maybelline Fit Me Shine Free Foundation lived up to the hype!