The Bottom Line
This translucent foundation blends perfectly with skin tones for natural coverage, but there aren't enough shades for darker skin. It's also not suitable for oily skin types.
- It's great if you're looking for lightweight coverage, and blends well
- Contains SPF 18
- The price is reasonable
- Available in 18 shades, nine of which work for medium/olive to medium-dark ethnic skin tones
- Available in drug stores and other mass merchandise stores.
- Not enough shades for darker skin tones
- Not recommended for combination/oily skin types
- Manufacturer – Maybelline
- Size – 1 fl. oz
- Suggested retail price: $7.99
- Light – medium coverage
- For best results: Apply smoothly and evenly to face and blend with fingertips
Guide Review - Review of Maybelline Fit Me! Foundation
This foundation is better for dry skin types and if you prefer light, dewy coverage. It doesn't seem to work for combination/oily skin. Those with oily skin have found that the foundation is not long lasting or melt proof. These users have better luck with the foundation in cooler weather. Most users needed to use setting powder. The foundation is lightweight and therefore not meant for discolorations or to correct uneven skin tone.
One good thing about the Fit Me! product line is the Fit Finder number system which helps you match the products to your skin tone. First you are asked questions to help you determine whether you are light, medium or deep. A second question asks whether you have a warm or cool tone and then your shade is selected for you. I went online to find my shade and Caramel (350) matched my skin tone perfectly. This means that I would also use the pressed powder in Caramel. However, since the pressed powder in Coconut (the darkest shade) also blended well with my skin tone, this means that there are not enough shades for rich, dark skin. One consumer complaint on MakeupAlley was that when wearing the deepest shade she "ended up looking like a zombie corpse."
I found that the foundation blended well, however, when I used the pressed powder it made little bumps that I hadn't even noticed on my bare skin become very pronounced. Though combo/oily skin types said that the makeup wore off too quickly as the day progressed, I found that the foundation and the powder started to look better an hour or two after application.