I have combination/acne prone skin and this product works great!. I bought the foundation, concealer, and pressed powder in shade 310. i have a wierd complexion because i am pink/red on my cheeks toward my nose, and i am yellowish along my jawline. it is the smoothest applying makeup ever! it gives me a perfect matte finish. surprisingly actually, when i put the powder, it makes me dewey!!! (lol i seriously wouldnt have expected that!) the concealer works great and has amazing coverage. i wouldnt put too much near the sides of the nose because it looks cakey. i have to put it there bc that is where i get acne. i have noticed alot of blackheads on my forehead now, but nothing major. overall, its a great product for its price. i will definitely buy again if i havent found the PERFECT foundation.
You may think that the price is cheap as it is only about $7 a bottle but Ithaca no pump, simple packaging. However, the product sucks! I got shade 220 and I'm a Mac nc35. Great color! But after using it one day I had tiny little bumps so I knew it might give me acne. I continued to use it for two weeks straight and had to stop because it gave me painful cystic acne! There were a lot of colors to choose from, it dried to a matte finish, and blended nicely into the skin... But it didn't last long, my face got oily within one hour, it clogged my pores, and broke me out.
I used a container of this product and then switched foundations. It was alright, but I wanted something better. The problem was that it did not last all day and could easily look cakey. It did have nice coverage though and I dont regret buying it.
I normally have skin that is slightly dry and at times a little oily. I usually don't have break outs. I love this foundation because it works well for my skin. It doesn't feel heavy on my skin which i love. I love the coverage it gives me but yet again I dont need too much coverage at all.
I don't have great lighting in my bathroom, so there have been times when I wear "good" foundations that "set," but then I realize when I get in the car with the natural light all around me, and it looks like a 4-year-old put my foundation on! What's great about the Maybelline Fit Me foundation is that you can rub or spread it around a little while after it's applied, but it doesn't cause huge streaks. (Great for us who can't usually get it right the first time). I apply with my fingers which makes me feel like I have a little more control as to how much I put on and where.
I bought the concealer, but it's too thick and makes me look too made-up. I work in a school, so there's no need for me to be all made-up like a movie star. Fit Me foundation allows you to "tint" somewhat, or really build good coverage. When I ditched the concealer, I decided to use the foundation dabbed under my eyes to cover that thin skin. It works great, and tends to stay in place.
I put a little moisturizer on all over my face before I put the foundation on. I think it helps to keep the make-up from settling into my fine-lines.
Give this make-up a try when you find a close-enough shade. It's a non-committing kind of make-up, and you can thin it out or build it up as much or as little as you want. If you normally use a brush or applicator, get used to using your fingers!
It gives great coverage, the only problem with me it made my face extra shiny, I have Oily skin, but as soon as i applied it my face was shining. definitely not buying it again. i need something to help with my oily skin and this product is not it. its more for people with dry or normal skin.
My HG foundation.
This was honestly the last product I expected to be my HG. I have very oily skin with reactionary redness/some breakouts...plus I have very pale olive skin; a weird combination, I know, but because I started wearing spf every day all over after my friend got skin cancer at 16 last year.
Because of this, finding a good foundation has been difficult. You name it, I've tried it. I either had reactions to it (bareminerals, MAC, Loreal) or there was not even a close color match (Clinique, Covergirl, Neutrogena, Tarte). Honestly, I picked up this foundation because the ad campaigning is so slick, and I saw it was BOGO 1/2 off at CVS. I bought the concealer and foundation in shade 125, and I think both combined were about $12.
I wasn't expecting much because of the bad reviews on here, but WOW! The foundation applies so smoothly, and it is literally like someone is photoshopping all of the redness away from my complexion. It isn't cakey or thick, but it still covers, and I didn't notice it looking excessively shiny either. Any spots and dark circles I quickly blended away with the concealer, and after a quick weep of blush I patted pressed powder on top.
It has made my skin look flawless every day, even post-Thanksgiving-indulgence, and I've recieved so many compliments on my glowing skin. The color match is impeccable, it holds up for about 12 hours, and the best part---it looks like flawless SKIN. There is no one-dimension look to this at all, it literally looks like you just have perfect skin. Plus, my breakouts and redness have seemed to be getting BETTER since using this makeup.
I suggest that everyone not 100% satisfied with their makeup at least try it. I will never go without it now.
As mentioned before, this is definitely meant for dry skin. No question about it so please don't hate on something (this or anything else) that isn't meant for every skin type out there. This won't control your oil because this is meant for normal to dry types who don't need it. Same with the matching powder I also reviewed.
That said...I like this but I don't love it yet so I'm not sure I'll repurchase. I don't want to return it though so it's still on the 'Maybe' list. I knew going in this was on the light/sheer side, but it is more thin and runny than I expected, much like the old L'Oreal True Match liquid. Fit Me can be built to about a medium coverage which is what I prefer, and thankfully does not look or feel heavy or cakey layered that way. Applying with a damp sponge sheers it out more, so I tend to use my fingers to achieve the look I want, blending well with a sponge afterward. I don't have any issues with breakouts, and it does seem to meld with the skin and not look obvious. No shimmer or anything....in fact, it almost seems a little flat to me until it settles or I add a setting powder with a bit of glow or a highlighter to offset the flatness I experience. Probably just my particular skin type & cold weather, but still. IT lasts just fine for me, but then without having to combat oily breakthru the only thing that would happen is it could fade or rub off on things like clothes, phones, people, and it doesn't seem to do either of those so even without being a true long-wear type, it kind of acts like one once you set it.
The bottle is very attractive but a pump to finish it off would be divine. I don't detect a scent or smell others have mentioned. Despite the fact that I do not care for the thin formula , at least you can get it OUT of the bottle unlike a few I won't name :) Once on and blended (which is very easy as this doesn't really "set" or anything, and it gives you time to work in) it doesn't feel like I have anything on which is great. However, the finished look is a bit flat as I said which I'm not quite used to yet, and requires a setting powder to finish and set everything. I usually use Smashbox Halo but the Fit Me compact powder works well, especially for touch-ups and/or when I can't tote around that huge Halo compact. Shade 120 "Fits Me" perfectly (sorry, had to!), and matches my Lancome Photogenic powder and foundation in the Light Buff and Buff 2 almost seamlessly which earns it high marks right there because nothing else from the drugstore has yet. If both this foundation and the matching powder perform well enough after a couple more weeks to rival my Lancome, I'll make a spot in my HG keeper box. It's not there yet but I'll keep using and see. It's not that this is bad at all, but it's not "OMG HG!" status either. I like it fine, it does what I need it to do, but I still have a feeling that something could be better that would set it over the top. I just don't know exactly what that is yet, but it's minor so I don't even know why I am saying that, LOL! I think I wish that it had a scooch more coverage without having to layer, and had a pump. Maybe also a teensy bit of glow on it's own because dry gals like me need a bit more of that than the rest of the world but I fear if they add it, it won't be as natural for other ladies who don't like that effect. Still, it gets a 4 as-is, so I can't really complain since I've had way worse at way higher prices for sure. I actually wish I'd tried this sooner now, and avoided all the Revlon's which didn't work for me for various reasons.
Let me begin this by saying , Oily skin BEWARE !
I bought this foundation mainly because the color selection (which is also why I rated it a 3). My shade is 210, which fit me PERFECTLY. And since I usually have a hard time finding a perfect color I wanted so badly to love this foundation. I tried it with every primer and powder I had hoping one would be a good combination , but within 2 hours my skin was sooo oily it was unbearable. The coverage was definitely light and did not last long. This would probably work well for those with dry skin.
I have oily-combo skin, and this foundation worked. It does not rub off or smudge or run until you take it off with a simple makeup remover or face wash. I don't know if it's waterproof- but it does a good job during the day! I also love the price- only $6. That's really something- it's not easy to find a foundation that works great for $6! I am in love with the little rectangular glass, eh, box that they put the foundation in. It's a bit hard to match yourself with the right color, though- some of them are pink-undertoned, others are yellow-undertoned, and it took me three tries to find my exact color. It does have a strong smell, though. However I don't understand the deal with it being "gel makeup". It feels just like any other foundation I've ever owned.