Monday, 12 August 2013
Maybelline Fit Me Range
Whilst browsing for a new foundation, I came across the Fit Me range by Maybelline. Not only did the packaging stand out, but the concept intrigued me. A range of makeup based off the tone of your skin that you pair with other tone based products to create a flawless finish? I was sold.
Using their chart and swatching all the while, I decided on shade 125 in the foundation, with told me I should use 15 in the concealer and 125 in the powder. I don't think it's still entirely the right shade for me, but it's as close as I could match it. My skin is odd and I don't think lends itself to neither cool nor warm, I am perhaps neutral, but I would love to find out if this really is the case.
I had these products in my 'to be tested' pile for the longest time before I decided to have an experiment. The foundation made a really smooth base, on the lighter side of coverage but considering the application it could be built up easily and the other products are meant to add another dimension. It doesn't contain waxes or fillers, so your natural skin tone shines through, without the imperfections.
The concealer I wasn't entirely sure on, it was quite watery, difficult to blend and didn't stand the test of time. The powder was the clear winner for me, a light, quite finely milled product that left me looking glowing without any unnecessary build up or caking throughout the day. I've used this powder to set my makeup ever since and been thoroughly impressed at how it doesn't alter my base colour but adds a wonderful matte finish.
If you're thinking of purchasing the Maybelline Fit Me range, I'd steer clear of the concealer and invest in something with a little more durability. Opt for the powder if you only try one thing, I can't fault it for a drugstore buy, especially when there's so much of it.