Liquid foundation is my thing. I like its staying power, its blendability, and the numerous ways it can be applied depending on the coverage I want. Unfortunately, my high humidity environment and combination skin make the majority of liquid foundations impossible to use. I end up feeling too oily, and that’s simply a feeling I hate.
I ran out of my favorite foundation about 6 weeks ago, and went through a stint with tinted moisturizers. With moving to a new place, the change in weather, a strangely fussy toddler, and stores not having my color, I thought TM would be the way to go. Unfortunately, I’m not a big fan. I like that most will even out my skin tone, but I have a lot of discoloration around my eyes so I need a heavier concealer and I don’t feel like TM gives a good balance.
So I thought I’d give FIT me! a try. I purchased both the liquid foundation and pressed powder in 220 Natural Beige. This is surprisingly a VERY good match for my skin. I normally don’t feel that a color is quite so natural on me, so I’m rather impressed with that. Not to mention they have 18 different shades. Soooo nice to see!
This foundation applies beautifully with a standard foundation brush. It is very blendable, and doesn’t cake up if I don’t get to a certain patch immediately. I also tried it with a damp beauty blender. Both methods work great. However, I will say that to use a damp sponge might cause problems with anyone who has skin more oily than mine. But I’ll get to that later.
Powder is a MUST with this foundation. Their powder doesn’t leave me looking all made up, it still leaves me looking and feeling natural. I’m not a fan of the little puff that’s included, but I haven’t carried it in my purse yet so it’s not a problem. I’ve applied it with a powder a brush and with a damp beauty blender. I prefer the beauty blender method, but that isn’t specific to this particular product.
Without powder, I feel like the foundation doesn’t really set. It leaves my skin feeling damp, but not oily. This has me wondering what will happen come summer! And for anyone with oily skin, I’m not sure how the foundation would fair or how it would last. The powder definitely sets it well, so it might still be a good fit. No pun intended 🙂
Both last all day. If I were to go out at night, I’d probably touch up the powder, but they both stay in place from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Overall, at $6.49 a piece, this foundation and powder is a steal. I’m very impressed that Maybelline pulled off such an awesome product. I’ll be sure to update if anything changes in the summer months!
Here’s today’s very natural look, complete with both the FIT me! foundation and powder:
Face: L'Oreal Magaic Perfecting Base / Benefit Erase PasteNo. 2 Medium / Maybelline FIT me! Foundation and Powder in Natural Beige 220
Sonia Kashuk Bare Minimum Pressed Powder Bronzer in Golden
Eyes: Sonia Kashuk Eyeshadow Duo in 11 Electric Nights / Pixi Lash Booster Mascara No. 2 Blackest Black
Brows: Rimmel Pencil in 004 Black Brown / Sonia Kashuk Brow Gel
Lips: Jemma Kidd Lip Glaze in 02 Pret a Porter