Hello my loves,
So today I’m back with yet another review on the Maybelline Fit Me Shine Free Foundation Stick. I recently saw this while walking through the aisles at Walmart, and being that stick foundations are a rare commodity in the drugstore world, I decided to give this foundation a shot for everyday or lazy day purposes. Just to let you all know, I have normal to dry skin with some slight hyper pigmentation on my cheeks from past acne.
WARNING: You will be seeing my bare face in this post. It is not a pretty site…don’t say I didn’t warn you.
Cost: I bought mine at Walmart for $6.94, you could find this at other
stores as well for anywhere from $6.94-$8.99
Packaging: It comes in a black, white and clear plastic stick foundation container. It contains 0.32 oz of product which doesn’t seem to be very much when comparing to other foundations, but we’ll see how long it ends up lasting. It twists up easily, but I will admit the top seems to come off pretty easily, but that’s not necessarily something I didn’t expect. I picked up the shade in 115 Ivory which was my closest match.I believe they have 12 shades ranging from light to deep skin tones, so the color selection is good.
Texture, claims, and coverage: The texture of the foundation is actually nice and creamy. It is described as a gel foundation, not really sure what that’s supposed to mean, but it goes on easily and is smooth to the touch. It also claims on the website to be oil-free. As you can see in the pictures, the foundation has a lighter core which is described as an anti-shine core, which I suppose is supposed to help with shine throughout the day. I found it to be decently blendable, no need to tug or pull at your skin to get it to blend. I didn’t find that it settled into fine lines too much, but it did settle a little into large pores, and I do have large pores on my cheeks. I used a dense brush to blend it out, but I suppose you could use your fingers if you’d prefer. I would say this foundation has a light to moderate coverage. It is slightly buildable, but not too much from my experience.
2-3 hours alone in a cool climate.
4-5 hours with a setting powder
Before (No Makeup)
(with blush, brows, mascara, lipstick, and eyeliner in the waterline, BUT ABSOLUTELY NO SETTING POWDER, FOUNDATION POWDER OR PRIMER…IT WOULDN’T BE AN HONEST REVIEW IF I ADDED POWDERS AND PRIMERS INTO THE MIX)
Boy, what a difference a little makeup can make.
7 HOURS AFTER APPLICATION
You can clearly see the makeup has faded, you can see no trace of blush on my cheeks at all.
I noticed also that when I would answer my phone and would go to hang it up, there would be significant traces of makeup on my screen. I did touch my face, but not more than a normal person would. So if your skin looks any more oily than mine (mine is in the NORMAL to Dry range), or has any more scarring or redness, be very aware that this foundation might not do much for you.
I TOOK THESE PHOTOS OF THE SLIGHT HYPER PIGMENTATION/ACNE SCARRING ON MY CHEEK FROM BEFORE, AFTER, AND 7 HOURS LATER.
Targeted toward: Since this is marketed as a shine-free or anti-shine foundation, I would suppose that this is targeted toward the combination to oily skin type girls, but I’d beg to differ on who it works for.
Best for: Everyday use, girls who don’t need much coverage, lazy days, dry to normal skin girls, short amounts of time
Not so great for: Girls with oily skin, girls that would like a medium-high coverage, girls with problematic skin(scarring, acne, extreme redness)
Overall Thoughts: I think this foundation is good to go run some quick errands, but not so much for full day use. Like I previously mentioned, I don’t think this foundation will work particularly for the targeted combo-oily consumer because I believe it doesn’t control shine and will most likely slide off your face. I have normal-dry skin, and that’s why I felt it worked for me. As I also previously mentioned, it has a light coverage, so don’t expect heavy coverage. Definitely, if you’d like for it to last longer, apply a setting powder over it. The first time I wore this, I applied Bareminerals Mineral Veil over it and it lasted pretty well on me; this time I didn’t for reviewing purposes.
Overall Rating: 3.5 OUT OF 5
Great for normal-dry skin girls, not so great for combo-oily girls. Coverage was light, lasting power wasn’t long. Would I recommend; only if you’re looking for something easy to apply and don’t need heavy coverage that lasts too long.