Sunday, 25 August 2013

Maybelline Fit Me Anti-Shine Foundation Stick

During my London trip, I picked up the new Maybelline Fit Me Anti-Shine Foundation Stick along with the Fit Me Concealer. The foundation has received very mixed reviews on MakeupAlley but since it was only £8.99 plus Boots had a 3-for-2 promotion, I decided to give it a try.

The foundation is described as providing lightweight flawless coverage with an anti-shine core. The ultra-light formula is enriched with powders to instantly absorb excess oil. It goes on creamy and transforms to a matte powder finish. Made in Germany, it contains 9ml of product. In the UK, 115 Ivory is the lightest shade available whereas in the US, 110 Porcelain is the lightest shade. Most drugstores in London were sold out of 115 but I finally chanced across it at Boots in Westfield Stratford.

It does glide onto the skin easily thanks to the silicone-heavy formula which gives it lots of slip. I found it easy to apply and blend but while it applied evenly over my Sofina Jenne Day Protector sunscreen, it was a disaster when applied over Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer and resulted in dry patches that were not there before.

For a foundation marketed as being anti-shine, its oil-control capabilities proved to be dismal. My T-zone started to oil up after an hour and I needed to blot a few times throughout the day to take away the shine. The coverage provided is light, so this would work better for ladies with problem-free skin and non-oily skintypes. It did help to reduce the appearance of my pores though.

I definitely will not re-purchase this as I prefer formulas that provide better lasting power and oil control so as to minimise the need for touch-ups during long work days. I am liking the concealer better so far (it's also recommended by Wayne Goss) but I need to test it out further.

Products used for this look: & Other Stories Dowlas Cloud, Sarsenet Petrol and Moreen Blue eyeshadows over Too Faced Shadow Insurance, Addiction Eyeliner Pencil 101, Pixi Endless Silky Eye Pen in Emerald Gold, Helena Rubenstein Lash Queen Feline Blacks mascara, Integrate Mineral Puff Cheek RD301, Paul & Joe Lipstick CS 81 Once Upon A Time and K-Palette Lasting 2Way Eyebrow 02.


Citrine said...

Love how you did the FOTD (I was about to ask about the eyeshadow and lipstick but then you posted it at the end). Now I need to check out the lipstick (let's hope the beautyhabit code hasn't expired).

smugnificent said...

the concealer is not the best ever but it is quite nice it is a very trustworthy product in general