EDIT: The price for this product has gone up $2-3 after I wrote this post. And, after going back to older favourites, I have decided that this foundation really should get 3 lippies instead of 4. Reason: Staying power. That's the key thing with foundations, and while this product has some good coverage, is really slips off in hot weather, or while chasing after a busy toddler! :)
Great product! I was at a US Walmart, hoping to grab some Revlon Colorstay, but it was all out. I wandered the aisles and was surprised to find this professional-looking bottle (reminded me of NARS, Chanel, etc) by Maybelline.
Reluctant to get sold by the packaging, I decided to try it anyway, just to see if this could be a cheaper alternative to CS. (It was only $6 US). Turns out, it has good coverage for such a light product. I don't have heavily blemished skin (just uneven skintone, freckles, a few scars) - but the foundation evened out my skintone very naturally. If you're looking for heavier coverage for blemishes, you'll need concealer. It's also easier to remove (just soap and water) than CS, which I need cold cream for.
I actually like the fragrance - reminds me of original Oil of Olay - but those with allergies, etc may want to stay clear of it. The smell is pretty strong.
Summary - I may actually switch over to Fit Me if the price remains fairly low. I'm tired of watching out for sales on CS.
This product came out of nowhere for me. I was in Walmart looking for nail polish and took a tour down the beauty aisle. I had never heard of this, had never see it before in any magazine...anywhere. But the beautiful bottle really hooked me in...THIS is Maybelline??? Before I got too excited, I took out my phone right there in the aisle, went to Google and got onto Makeup Alley to find reviews. At the time, the reviews were around 70% and that was good enough for me. I bought this in #235 - Pure Beige. The bottle is square glass, 1 fl oz and the writing on the bottle reminds me of a NARS product I once used. It really is a very nice looking bottle on your vanity. I have used this foundation for 1 week. I use a sponge to apply foundation because I like a sheerer look and because I don't want my fingers touching my face. I would say this is a medium coverage -- my face looks airbrushed after applying. The color is perfect for my skin and blends right in. I took 1 lippy off because there's no pump...you have to carefully tip some out or you'll waste it. What I do is to shake the bottle first, get some on the sponge and if I need more, I just take a wee bit from what's around the edge of the bottle. Forgot to mention -- spf 18 for those that want sun protection (I do!). I actually very much like this foundation. It wears well and I love the application. And judging from what I see in the stores, this is a winner....I was in both Target and Walmart yesterday and the displays in both were almost bare...people are buying this up! I do recommend.
Love this new foundation! My color is 220 natutal beige. I thought this would be dewy and light coverage, but it works super well for my combo skin. Blends beautifully and lasts all day. I'm impressed that anybody's even releasing a new foundation under eight dollars. I will certainly buy it again!
FIT me! is a new line from Maybelline that seems to focus on a light, natural look and the finish of the liquid foundation of the line reflects that. Even the packaging, simple and chic, seems to fit this theme and the glass bottle with the simple logo confined only to the cap, looks nice on the dresser.
First, let's get to the positives - the formulation is stellar and breathable. This liquid foundation has a thin but frictionless, soft consistency that makes it comfortable to apply. I had no problems blending it.
The finish here is easily the stand-out feature. It's low-coverage like a TM but does somehow do a really good job of evening out skintone. You will need blemish concealer though!
Also, some have said this is 'dewy' but I think that's a stretch - this isn't nearly 'wet' enough or 'glowy' enough to be called dewy and to do so might deter oily gals from sampling it. Rather, I'd call this finish 'healthy/silky.' Whatever you label it, it's beautiful and easily one of the nicest finishes I've ever seen.
With all this praise, you may be wondering why I'm only giving it 'average' marks. Well, because of the color selection. The two palest shades are way too pinky and this is apparent in the bottle and it only gets more apparent as it oxidizes on the face post-application. You can get away with this in yellow lighting due to the sheerness but in natural light? No way.
If you are MMM, definitely check out this line, otherwise? Pale girls... prepare to be left out. Again. Sigh.
I was skeptical that none of the shades in this line would match my yellow-toned skin. However, I opted to try out Buff Beige (130), and to my surprise it blends well with my skintone. This may be due in part to the foundation's lighter coverage. It blends easily and smoothly with just my fingers, and the scent (yes, it is lightly scented) does not linger after application. This really relieved me, as I can't stand the smell of Revlon ColorStay as it still remains on my face when I apply it, hence the switch to a better and more affordable drugstore foundation. I also like how it blends better around my eyes, and really helps cover up my under-eye circles pretty well without the aid of a concealer. Definitely worth a try!
I bought this at Walgreens after being a bit skeptical for a few weeks. I was fed up with all foundation and swore it off for awhile. I could never find my EXACT color. The FIT ME foundation section in my local walgreens made it so easy, you could actually try samples...after a few test strips I found my shade. I now know that I am a perfect Medium220. =]
So I instantly went home and tried it out. The bottle is so "expensive" looking and elegant. The application was effortless, it glides on so smoothly, *I use my hands. It doesn't look cakey at all! I would say that it is very similar to a really good, FULL coverage tinted moisturizer(WAYYY better though) since it does give you a glowy dewey look. To absorb a bit of the shine I do sweep a very small amount of loose powder across my T-zone. I also love the smell of it, and the fact that it feels like you aren't wearing anything but you still get EXCELLENT coverage. My skin looks flawless, I have received SO many compliments since using it.Seems like it would be a great buy for all skin types.
But overall, I AM IN LOVE with this product!! So I will be buying it again and again!
I absolutely MUST set this because I have oily skin and this tends to get VERY shiny as the day progresses.
Finally a foundation I like! It blends beautifully and looks great--clean and natural. I use shade 120 and it's a little darker than most other Ivories. The only complaint that I have it that I have to apply powder a couple times throughout the day to get rid of shine. That may be caused from my moisturizer, though. I also bought the matching powder and am going to try the concealer. This foundation is great if you hate that heavy make-up feel like I do.
I love this stuff. I don't like wearing liquid foundation, but this I am inlove with. I have combo acne prone skin. I just wear oil controlling powder and it lasts all day!
I bought this foundation after seeing it fist displayed at my local Wal-Mart. I very excited to try it. After getting it home, I started reading the ingredients listed on the back (must peel back label sticker to get to such. I noticed that fragrance is listed as an ingredient.That is a big No-No for most people (includig me!). So,I ended up returning mines for a refund.
Maybelline has got to do better!!
Love this! I am a make-up addict. I seen this in Walmart and had to try it. I am a MAC nc 45 and it is really hard to find a drugstore brand that works for me, since these were only 6.48 I bought 3 shades. 320, 350 and a 355. The 320 was perfect for me. It blends flawlessly with my skin. My only issue is my skin is super oily so I did have to powder after a few hours.