Review: Maybelline Fit Me Foundation in shade 315

Another OK foundation for me. Just OK.

Before buying, I searched online for the shade or shades that would suit my skin tone and it is shade 310 or 315. 310 isn't available here in Paris, so 315 it has to be then.

Let's break down the good and the bad.

The Good

  • Good-looking glass bottle (like an elongated NARS Sheer Glow)
  • Has a pump
  • Natural result
  • Semi-dewy finish
  • Evens out skin
  • Better coverage than L'oreal True Match (for pharmacy / drugstore sheer foundations)
  • Has SPF18

The Bad

  • Feels sticky and plasticky on application when using fingers
  • Foundation "breaks apart" after a few hours and settle into lines; a good primer must be needed underneath
  • Wrong shade for me (310, which is supposedly more yellow, might be a better shade for me)
  • Oxidises after some time
  • Looks dull on when applied; the oxidising actually livens up my skin more
  • Possibly causing a little breakout
  • Gives off white-ish / grey-ish hues (possibly due to SPF or wrong undertone)
  • Skin turns oily after some time

Application (initial):

A few hours after:

The foundation has oxidised and gone darker after a few hours and settled into fine lines as well.

Blended in

Bare skin on the left and with Maybelline Fit Me on on the right:

My natural skin tone looks livelier than after applying Maybelline Fit Me which causes my skin to appear dull. After a while, the foundation would adjust the shade to "fit me" but the colour would go too dark for me.

Maybelline Fit Me shade 315 (on the right) VS L'oreal True Match in W7 (on the left):

Comparing the colours in the bottle and the swatch, L'oreal True Match in W7 looks more yellow whereas Fit Me is more of a golden or honey colour.

Photos of me with Fit Me on:

I'm really not a fan of those grey-ish hues on my skin.

Final verdict: I wouldn't repurchase this foundation, mainly because of the wrong shade and I wouldn't like to take the chance of having break outs again. Makeup experts like Tanya Burr and Wayne Goss absolutely loved this foundation though, so I honestly think this foundation is good but it's just that it's not the one for me.

If you're planning to get your hands on this foundation, I hope my review helps you!



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