First of all, a very Happy New Year to eachone of you lovely readers! With the onset of this beautiful year, Maybelline has something new and exciting to share with us. Its a range of face products, the Fit Me! range, consisting of :
- Foundation Stick
But here in India we only have Foundation, Compact, Concealer and Blush to try! I was really excited when I first saw its launch on Instagram, It somehow looked very new and exciting to me!
The foundation comes in 16 shades but in the stores I could see only 6 shades. Probably we have lesser shades launched in India. Luckily the shade matching my skin tone was available.
What Maybelline claims:
” Beyond matching skin tone, it fits skin’s texture.
A natural complexion sets the stage for whatever look you’re planning to rock. With Fit Me!® Dewy +Smooth foundation you’ll get a flawless foundation that’s all your own with light to medium coverage and a dewy finish.
- Contains SPF 18.
- Hydrating skin.
- Normal to dry skin ”
I picked up the foundation and the compact and here are the reviews for it:
Fit Me! Foundation
It comes in a classy packaging, a transparent bottle with a black cap, somehow reminded me of the MAC liquid foundation cases, with the difference being, this one is has a cuboid body whereas the MAC Foundation case is cylindrical. Also both of them do not have a nozzle or a pump to control the amount of product that comes out which was a turn off when I first saw it! I generally like bottles with a pump, its lot more easier to regulate the quantity.
Fit Me! Compact
It’s black and transparent packaging is quite sturdy. It has 2 layer compartments, one for the compact and the other for the sponge and a mirror attached. Its designed in a travel friendly manner and I so love travel friendly products as I am travelling often.
Quality/ The Look
Fit Me! Foundation
The foundation has a matte and smooth finish on application, It felt quite like the Lorea’l Liquid Powder Foundation . It doesn’t feel creamy, it will take some effort in blending for an even application. Also It tends to look slight flaky if you do not blend well. In-spite of hard word done in the blending process, it looked quite flaky around the nose and close to the chin. It took about 20-30 minutes to set and look natural. Also it doesn’t cover pores as well as it claims. My overall experience with it is just satisfactory! It provides light to medium coverage and is best suited for people with normal to oily skin, for dry skin people, the product will tend to be too flaky.
My Shade – 115 Ivory Ivoire
Fit Me! Compact
Now this one is surely not similar to any other compact I have come across so far! What makes it different is that its a perfect blend of a compact + shimmer. The shimmer is subtle enough to be worn all over the face . It gives a very slight sheen. Its light and spreads evenly. It gives light to medium coverage matte effect and meant for people with normal to oily skin type.
My Shade – 120 Classic Ivory
The foundation and the compact both last well upto 8 hours after which it just looses its charm.
Fit Me! Foundation : INR 525/-
Fit Me! Compact : INR 475/-
Fit Me! Foundation : 3/5
Fit Me! Compact : 4/5
Why it couldn’t make 5/5?
- The foundation tends to look flaky and needs time to settle and look natural.
- The foundation doesn’t cover pores very well.
- The foundation bottle needed a nozzle!
- The sponge in the compact case is too thin for a proper application, I every time have to run for a powder brush.