Review: Maybelline FIT Me (Matte + Poreless) Foundation

Today I’m reviewing Maybelline’s FIT Me! (Matte + Poreless) Foundation. This product was sent to me courtesy of Influenster for review. 

Fit Me! Matte + Poreless from Maybelline New York goes beyond skin tone matching to fit the unique texture issues of normal to oily skin for the ultimate natural skin fit. While some foundations can exaggerate pores and oily skin, only Maybelline’s pore-minimizing foundation contains their genius blurring micro-powders that erase pores and absorb oil for a naturally matte and poreless-looking finish. Dermatologist and allergy tested. Does not clog pores. Oil-free.

It comes in the traditional twist-off top container and contains 1 ounce of product. There is no pump which makes it difficult to control how much comes out so it can get a bit messy. However, I honestly don’t mind the lack of pump in drugstore foundations if it lowers the overall price. Speaking of which, it’s super affordable retailing for $7.99 at Ulta and $6.99 at Target.
The line contains 24 shades so it has a pretty good color selection. I usually have very pale skin, but had gotten a slight tan at the time of choosing my shade and decided to select something a little darker than my usual “Ivory” range especially since my current foundations were all then a bit too light for me. However, due to my health, I’ve been spending almost all my time indoors so that little tan I had is no more and I’m back to my pale self. As a result, my chosen shade, True Beige 222, is a bit dark for me (even if the top photo shows it as pretty light – that’s just very bright lighting and high exposure – sorry!).

Diving into the main part of the review, let me just state that I have combination skin – my cheeks, forehead, and temples can get very dry while my nose, chin, and mouth area can get really oily. Also at the time of my review, I was experiencing a few breakouts already on my chin. Even when my skin is not ideal, I always prefer a natural-looking foundation that feels light – I’m not looking for something full coverage or that feels too heavy.

Before applying the foundation, I moisturized my whole face and neck and used my Urban Decay Pore Perfecting Complexion Primer Potion on the right side of my face (left in the photos). I didn’t notice any huge differences between it and the left side after application but after 8 hours the side with primer did look a bit smoother while the other side seemed to have a rougher texture and had oxidized more.

It is recommended that you blend the foundation with your fingers, but since I just wanted sheer to light coverage (to make the noticeably too dark shade less noticeable when compared with the rest of my body), I used my Beauty Blender, making sure to blend it down my neck. It was very lightweight feeling, easily blendable, and evened out my skintone nicely. Also, it is fragrance-free, no chemical smells here. You do need to use a decent amount of product for your whole face, but since it is matte I would be careful building it up with too much as it can make it look a bit cakey and feel heavy. Using a brush, you could probably get it to a medium coverage, but I don’t think you could get a full coverage look.

I read several reviews where people mentioned poor wear time. Maybe they had dry skin because I wore this for over 8 hours in very hot LA weather and it held up nicely. Perhaps it helped that I just applied a light layer, but I didn’t notice any splotchiness or oiliness. I did notice that by the end of the day, it had oxidized around the corners of my nose and on some of the drier patches on my cheeks and chin. I definitely would not recommend this to someone who had all over dry skin. If I had just oily skin and not combo, I feel like this would’ve been perfect since it does seem to control oil very well even on the hottest days.

Overall, I liked this foundation well enough. I think I still prefer the Dewy + Smooth version as I just prefer a dewy finish over matte, but it’s quite good for the price especially if you have dry skin.

Below is me wearing it under makeup.


Matte finish
Easily blendable
Good for oily skin
No fragrance
No breakouts
Not full coverage
Not buildable
Cakes up around the nose
Not good for dry skin
Have you tried this foundation? Comment with your thoughts!

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