Maybelline FIT Me Foundation Review with Before and After Photos - Really Ree
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Maybelline FIT Me Foundation Review with Before and After Photos

9 Nov 2012 (Updated: 20 May 2014)

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Right everyone! I have been playing with the Maybelline FIT Me! Collection and I have to say, I am really rather impressed. I have lots and lots of pictures for you including before, after and half and half photos so keep on reading.
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Maybelline FIT Me Foundation Review
The samples of the Maybelline FIT Me foundation, concealer and powder were actually a little dark for my skin so I used a lot of blending and zero bronzer. I have shade 225 Medium Buff. Here is the collection:
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Maybelline FIT Me Collection – shade 225
OK so down to business. I think most of you like to see before and after pics so that is what I’ve got. This is me with no makeup, just clean moisturised skin.
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Maybelline FIT Me Review – Before Photo
I used my Real Techniques Core Collection buffing brush to apply the foundation from my hand on to half of my face. Here is the foundation on the hand I worked from:
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Maybelline FIT Me Foundation Swatch
I buffed the foundation on to half of my face (for your viewing pleasure). You can see it here on the left side of the photo.
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Maybelline FIT Me Foundation Review – Left side with foundation
As you can see, it a little dark for me but you can still get a good idea of the coverage. It leaves a very light feeling, dewy finish which blends easily to even out the skin tone.
Here’s a closer shot of the half and half:
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Maybelline FIT Me Foundation Review – Left side with foundation
You can see that it disguises the enlarged pores below my eye and neutralises the high colour on my eyelids. Hello spot! I haven’t seen one of you for a while!
Now for the full face! Phewph! I don’t want to look at more pores and redness any more!
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Maybelline FIT Me Foundation Review – After Photo
It is still looking a bit dark but once the other makeup is done, it will be fine as you see in the first pic.
Next for the Maybelline FIT Me Concealer. I just applied under the eyes, around the nose, on my freak spot (post detox) on any redness and darker freckles.
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Maybelline FIT Me Concealer
I really like this concealer. It is smooth and creamy and not at all cakey. It covers the imperfections but still allows your skin to shine through.
Next the powder. I just lightly dusted it on to the t-zone with a big fluffy brush.
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Maybelline FIT Me Powder
The difference between this pic and the last is nearly imperceptible – a testament to just how good this powder is! It is so light and non-cakey that it is perfect to blot away shine but still allow the skin and foundation to glow. Just what I want – a powder that let’s you stay dewy without going deathly matte!
Add some cheeks, eyes and lips and we’re good to go (ie. top pic!). I really, really like this stuff. It feels light yet covers imperfections really well and makes the skin look super radiant. This is thanks to Maybelline’s FIT Me formula that is a gel foundation with no waxes or fillers.
The glow comes from the fact that the pigment is liquid rather than powder and a “spherical polymer network
which helps scatter light away from the face to create a natural smooth appearance on the skin”.
I actually think it has an awful lot in common with YSL’s Teint Touche Eclat foundation but has a bit more coverage. And for £7.99 that really is an amazing comparison to make. The powder and concealer are £5.99 each.
So I hope that was helpful. Please do let me know if you have any questions.
Ree
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5 thoughts on “Maybelline FIT Me Foundation Review with Before and After Photos

  1. I was wondering when your “face of the day” post said you used shade 225…I think we’re exactly the same colour and im 210 in the Fit Me. Its gorgeous!

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