When I first heard through the grapevine about Maybelline's Fit Me foundation, I was so excited to try it. It's not often I get excited about drugstore foundations - I struggle so much to find a shade that truely matches my skin and I find looking for a new foundation a bit of a disheartening experience to say the least. This is what I love about this foundation - it's not often you see a drugstore range offer colours to match different undertones in your skin...
Personally, I'm very cool/yellow toned and I often find generic shades either too pink or orange for me. With the Fit Me range, it's easy to pick out a shade which suits these undertones (yellow or pink), and there is a colour guide placed next to the product range to help you choose your perfect match. I've never found picking a shade so easy - it normally takes me ages (and often a bit of trial and error and wasting money on wrong shades) for me to find a colour to suit me. This was not the case this time around. I can honestly say, hands down, this colour is the best match for my skin I have ever found with a drugstore foundation. It blends in instantly and I never thought i'd be able to achieve such a fabulous colour tone match so easily.
The best thing about this foundation for me, and the thing that intrigued me the most, is the fact that it contains no oils or waxes.. 'no nonsense' being the selling point of the Fit Me range. The texture is very gel-like and light - it is quite runny but it doesn't leave a greasy feel to the skin that most foundations tend to give. The consistency is what has made me love this foundation over any other drugstore foundation i've tried - it feels very natural, and for once I feel as if my skin is able to breathe. It also doesn't have a yucky, overpowering scent. I only need one pump of this to cover my whole face, as a little goes a long way. Applied with my stippling brush this really does give a flawless finish - and does not appear like I have caked my entire face in makeup. It blurs all of my imperfections really well, and blends effortlessly. It gives a really smooth finish and doesn't 'sit' on top of the skin. I must say, those of you who prefer a heavy coverage might not like this foundation too much - i'd say its a light to medium coverage and it does feel very light on the skin.
The only downside i have found, is longevity. You do need to use a primer and a setting powder for it to last the majority of the day (i use Loreal's Smoothing Resurfacing primer and it seems to hold it quite well!) It can tend to slide off the area around my T-zone slightly if I haven't primed my skin properly - and i know this is what has been an issue for some people. But i sometimes top up half way through the day, and because the texture is so light, it doesn't feel as if you are 'layering' up product on your face. This personally doesn't bother me, and with my primer and powder it lasts all day at uni without the need to top up at all. Just be aware of this if you do have oilier skin - it's great that it doesn't contain oils, but it can wear off a bit quicker than heavier foundations. Overall, it's a really good little foundation and the packaging is lovely too. The pump can get a little messy but apart from that I can't really fault it.
Have you tried the Fit Me range? What did you think?