Maybelline Fit Me Pressed Powder


303 reviews

53% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.7

Price: $$

Package Quality: 3.7

Price: $$


Talc, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Magnesium Stearate, Isodecyl Neopentanoate, Nylon-12, Caprylyl glycol /- (CI 77019/Mica, CI 77891/Titanium Dioxide, CI 77491/CI 77492/CI 77499/Iron Oxides)

on 8/19/2015 10:27:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Tan, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Curly, Medium

Eyes: Brown

Bought this powder and usually use it over my foundation and sometimes alone. Loved it for about two weeks until I started noticing extremely dry and scaly patches at the corners of my mouth.. I didn't think it was due to the powder as I sometimes experience this, although this time the patches were very flaky, red, itchy and dry.
I went to the doctor who recommended I discontinue the use of the powder. Haven't used it for a week and the symptoms are going down but are still visible..

Will definitely NOT repurchase.

on 8/18/2015 1:12:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Blue

I grabbed this at a drugstore when I couldn't find my usual blot powder. The shade I picked was 120 classic ivory, which is a close but not exact match. The compact has a mirror but to see it you have to flip up the top of the compartment that holds the puff. If you use the puff, you'll naturally discover it, but in the drugstore, sealed up in packaging, it wasn't obvious whether there was a mirror.

The powder itself is not translucent, nor is it a powder foundation. It's in that middle ground that doesn't provide coverage yet it is adding color to your face. I found that two or more layers altered the shade of my face. I happened to have a perfect foundation match, but after using this powder for touch-ups to cover breakthrough shine, my face shifted overly yellow. In general I prefer that a powder be virtually colorless unless it is truly a powder foundation such as Chantecaille's Compact or Kat Von D's Lock-It Powder Foundation.

It's mostly talc, so it has that fly everywhere quality, and can look chalky if you use the puff instead of a brush. It also felt heavier than some of my other talc-based powders. That surprised me because talc is usually light as a feather. There is also something in it that I suspect is irritating, because I get an itching from this that doesn't happen with my usual powders. It could be the magnesium stearate, although I am not positive that's the culprit. It was only $6, and that cliche rushed through my head, "you get what you pay for."

Maybelline makes some wonderful mascaras that I've bought multiple times, but the powder is below average. I'd also prefer that Maybelline stop animal testing.

Won't buy again.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

on 8/8/2015 9:31:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I purchased this in shade 120 which corresponds well with my NC20/Deauville-mixed-with-Ceylan complexion. It sets makeup without making your skin look flat. I like this powder as it gives a polished look to your makeup look. It gives very little coverage but that is expected with a pressed powder. On good skin days, I reckon I can wear this on its own. The packaging is square with a mirror and powder puff. I use a little Real Techniques brush to apply and it applies beautifully with the brush. I don't think I'll be using the powder puff. I don't think it does a good job at oil control but I like to blot and re powder anyway. Overall, i'm impressed with this powder.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

This powder was awful for me. I haven't used it since they updated the FitMe line, so it may vary from what I used? Not sure.

No matter what shade I bought (matched it to the FitMe foundation and tried going darker) I looked like I took a piece of chalk and rubbed it all over my face. I mean, I'm pale but have yellow undertones and I looked like a ghost.

It did set the foundation at first, but my school doesn't have air conditioning (usually ~80 degrees in the classrooms), and as the day went on I was going into the bathroom to apply more powder after every class. The runny foundation and the nonfunctional powder made me look like a sweaty mess, and I have dry skin! I can't imagine someone with oily skin using anything from this line honestly.

on 7/30/2015 6:08:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Grey

When put on foundation it made my skin look matte but I didn't notice whether it fixed my makeup. I used brush instead of the given pad because it would wipe all my foundation and covered spots off. It was okay but no miracles were made..

on 6/24/2015 6:55:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Other, Warm

Hair: Blond, Other, Fine

Eyes: Green

Ive repurchased this before and think that Maybelline Fit me range is overall one of the best drugstore range and this powder isn't exception it is a lovely powder

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

on 5/31/2015 9:32:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Blue

this powder is just average.

i picked it up in the shade 'classic ivory' (120) on sale and thought i'd give it a shot, as i've got the maybelline fit me concealer and was pretty pleased with that. seeing as i didn't have any expectations, i wasn't disappointed.

first of all, i was super pleased to find out that there's a little mirror underneath the powder! super handy, especially for travelling. it also comes with a powder puff but it's pretty useless. i wasn't super pleased to notice that there's a shimmer in the product that becomes reeeeeeaaaally obvious when i'm standing in the sun. like, really shimmery. think edward cullen in the twilight movies type shimmer. anyway, the colour suits my fair complexion perfectly and isn't yellowy like a lot of lower end face products.

something that strikes me is that i personally find the product quite difficult to pick up on my brush???? i use a sephora complexion kabuki (#47) which has NEVER let me down, even with pressed powders, but i feel this product is so sheer it takes about 3 or 4 applications to see an actual result. my skin is pretty oil free except around the nose, so i was hoping this powder would make the area a little more matte and it did a little bit but not much. if you have oily skin, this product won't be for you.

so basically, this powder is ok if you're after something super subtle and your skin is pretty problem-free. and if you like shimmering. if you're after a product like this but want something with more coverage and less glitter, try the maybelline matte maker mattifying powder - i am in love with it at the moment!


- good skin tone match
- handy lil mirror
- pretty good value for money

- too sheer for my liking and doesn't apply easily
- waaaaaaay more shimmer that necessary
- dumb powder puff

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Blue

This powder is strange: it sets and mattifies (but not great) but adds absolutely no coverage on me. However, after setting it will 'cake' in the pan and I will have to scrub the caked up powder. I only get that with this powder and the Physician's Formula, I'm thinking as they're both very pressed and the foundation I use are still 'wet' when I set them. My bad but I'm used to speedy application and it doesn't happen to other powders, lol.

The reason for my rating is that it doesn't compare to other powders that do a much better job with mattifying, setting and covering. This just does so little. The only pro is that it lasts for a while because little product comes off. Then again, it just takes longer to rub the brush over it to get product..

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

on 5/3/2015 7:48:00 AM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool

Hair: Blond, Curly, Fine

Eyes: Green

I used this powder for years without foundation and it worked well for me most days. The only negative thing I have to say about this powder is the applicator pad that comes with it is absolutely ridiculous.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Red, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I seriously had the feeling with this product that the color fitted me so much that it didn't even show...i mean it didn't do anything, it definitely didn't have any coverage and it definitely didn't help me set my make seems to me that it is useless and a waste of money.

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