Sunday, 23 December 2012

Maybelline Fit Me Foundation 115 Ivory Review

Sorry about the orangey hue, it seems my camera thought the foundation was orange too!
Maybelline Fit Me Foundation 115 Ivory || Blended left, unblended right
Hey everyone, it's not often I do foundation reviews because I don't like to mix them up that often but when I do review them, it's for a good reason. When I heard Maybelline had launched a new foundation, I was a bit "meh" about it. This is Maybelline's first gel foundation without waxes or fillers (not entirely sure what this means but I'm still sceptical). Most high street foundations don't have a shade light enough for me so I tend to have to delve more into the higher end priced brands. The only semi high street brand in my eyes that do a shade light enough for me is No7 and I cannot fault it. I saw listed somewhere that Maybelline were sending free tester samples so I thought I'd try it first before I made the purchase.

Maybelline decided to confuse us all with their shade matching choices when it came to finding one that kind of matched me.


Of course my first step was choosing the fair category.

My skin seems to have a tad more pink, so I went for that.

If you want to check out their full chart, visit http://www.maybelline.co.uk/Content/docs/fitme/FitMe_Colour_Chart.pdf.
I knew I'd be the lightest shade and it does look pretty light there, but in reality it just didn't suit my skin tone. After I'd done this little test I thought I'd have a browse to see the price etc and if it may be worth buying.

As you can see once blended, compared to my skin tone it's pretty oompa loompa-ish. The foundation itself when I did apply it to my face wasn't anything special. It blended ok, didn't really highlight any dry patches but there was something big it was lacking, although I can't put my finger on it. I'm glad I got the chance to test this though as it's not something I will be purchasing.

The good thing about the foundation is it's quite light, didn't break me out at all and the coverage is quite buildable if required (unless like me, it makes you look even more like an oompa loompa). The odd days I've left the foundation on for longer, it's probably lasted around 6 hours on my dry/normal skin. I've seen that they also do a powder and concealer which I may well try out at some point.

This will be my last post before Christmas now so I hope you all have a great Christmas! (or holiday season if you don't celebrate it) :) I will be spending it split between my family and my Boyfriend's and cannot wait now! I'm more excited than normal for some reason but mainly because of the time off work and the food, drink and family festivities.

Have you tried Maybelline Fit Me products?

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10 comments:

  1. I also got one these samples and I agree that it lacks something. I think its that glow you get with alot of foundation. I don't think think I'll get this either because its not something amazing!
    haha I love the review!
    Hareem x

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    1. I pretty glowy/dewy finishes too usually but can add it to a matte foundation generally but I'm just unsure about the foundation in its' entirety x

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  2. I haven't been tempted to try this foundation, I keep being disappointed when I stray from my tried and tested ones. Merry Christmas!

    Laura
    www.whitewintersblog.com

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    1. Thanks Laura, hope you had a good Christmas too! I stray away from my one and only loved foundation and always get let down too x

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  3. I feel the foundation is a little too yellow. I need to see if it's the same with pink tones. Too much pink makes you look dark.

    Sarah
    PrettyGloss - makeup, beauty & a lil gibberish

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    1. Yes definitely, I'm wondering the same thing but think since I don't really love the foundation anyway think I'll not bother purchasing the full size x

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  4. Hi Paula, I had a sample too and blogged about it but couldn't really try it as they sent me the wrong shade!
    http://painttheukpink.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/fit-me-maybelline-foundation.html

    Wendy xo

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    1. Ah I'll have a look at your post too, such a shame though x

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  5. I find this oxidizes on me really quickly xx

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    1. Oh no, I guess it depends on your skin type but the more I've tried it, the more I don't really like it x

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