REVIEW: Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless

Foundation. What colour am I? What finish do I want? What coverage suits my skin? Does it oxidize to a different shade? Will it transfer onto my clothing? Just a few of the various questions we all ask ourselves when choosing the right match.

I have only delved into foundation in the last 3 years or so. I am lucky to have problem-free skin and never found the use for smearing a liquid all over my face. I have always loved cosmetics and dibbled and dabbled in everything but foundation growing up. I would sit in the bathroom watching my Mum applying her makeup as often as I could before she would peer out of the corner of her eye, without turning her head, to say, “I don’t need an audience…” then I’d scurry off.

As I discovered more and more about makeup, and began working a full-time job, sometimes I didn’t want to apply all the eye makeup I used to on a day to day basis. But without anything, I felt I wasn’t polished. Enter, foundation. It took away the redness in my skin, evened my complexion, and was a great base for bronzer and blush. All I had to add was mascara! Great!

Finish is everything, because I want to look flawless but still natural. No cake faces here. That’s just my preference, and my end goal was to look natural and polished without having to apply a full face of makeup to balance.

I’ve tried several drugstore brands and sad to say but the Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless for Normal to Oily Skin was no winner in my book.

Settles into fine lines. Who wants that?

Perhaps it’s because I like the glow and dewy look of moisturized skin, so the Matte look isn’t for me. But, it looked chalky on the skin, giving it a dehydrated dull appearance. I usually apply moisturizer, then dot the foundation on my skin (forehead, cheeks, nose, chin),¬†spritz my face with a priming spray, then blend with a foundation brush. This worked well with most foundations I’ve tried. But the Matte + Poreless streaked and didn’t blend well. I was so disappointed. The shade I used is 125 Nude Beige which is a perfect match to my summer skin — I should mention that in the summer I get slightly oily in the heat and sun leading to choose¬†the Matte option. Looking matte and poreless is one thing, looking pale and dry is another! The color also oxidized over the day and easily transferred onto my clothing.

I write this review so you can skip this pick and opt for something more worthwhile of your $8.96 (CDN) at the drugstore. Save your nickels!

Sadly, this is not all things francie approved.



5 thoughts on “REVIEW: Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless

  1. enjoyed reading about your experience but as i am naive to the art of faceskin makeup i too would like to even out my skin tone but haven’t found the right shade or consistency of product (not that i look or buy) that will not find it’s way into my life-lines – don’t need a hi-liter – i too like the dewy look – when you find “it” – look forward to that blog!


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