Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Details
- 1 Fl oz per bottle
- Price ranges from around $4-$7
- “Mattifies, erases pores and matches natural tone” (via Maybelline)
- Available at Ulta, Target, and any drugstore (CVS, Walgreens, etc.)
Matte + Poreless Foundation – Pros and Cons
- Affordable price
- Appealing packaging
- Matte finish
- Lightweight consistency
- Doesn’t oxidize
- Not long-wearing
- Doesn’t stay matte all day
- Caused breakouts
- Limited color selection
I’m grading on a curve here, because it’s unfair of me to give an item a D just because it caused my face to breakout. Obviously, it’s a definite dislike for my personal use because my skin did not like the ingredients, but I was admittedly disappointed once I realized that. I wanted to like this foundation. I wanted to try it out for a few months and experiment with ways to make it work. My skin had other plans, which is surprising because my skin rarely breaks out from a product.
Maybelline’s Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation has been widely discussed and raved about, so I do wish I could have at least tested it out longer than my skin allowed. It was extremely affordable (I only paid $4 for it, believe it or not), and it started off with a nice finish upon first application. One other highlight for the foundation other than the low price is the consistency. The liquidity of the formula helped it feel lightweight, while still providing light to medium coverage. Because it isn’t thick like Revlon Colorstay, a little goes a long way. Like most thin foundations, it’s best to use either your fingers or a brush to apply the product instead of a beauty blender.
Moving on to the things I didn’t care for, I didn’t like the short-term wear this foundation provided. There are a lot of great drugstore foundations that have staying power, so I was disappointed with how quickly Maybelline Fit Me started to wear off. It lasted around 3-5 hours before looking like it was patchy and feeling like it was sliding off of my face. For those of us with full-time work hours, longevity is important. As for the matte and poreless claim, it absolutely started off that way. Unfortunately, I did have to blot around the 3-hour mark. Maybe even a little sooner than that. I would suggest carrying blot papers or a touch-up powder with you when wearing this foundation to avoid the slippery feeling.
If your skin agrees with Maybelline foundation, I would recommend trying it once just to see what the hype is all about, but I do encourage you to lower your expectations.
Will I Repurchase Matte + Poreless?
No. Anything that causes breakouts is an absolute one-time purchase.
Overall Rating: C-
Have you tried this foundation? What did you think of it?