Aside from a bright lip, fresh looking skin is going to be one of the biggest trends for spring. Doing away with all of the opaque, full coverage that many of us have grown accustomed to—Maybelline is conveying this trend through their new Fit Me! collection of complexion products. The latest offering boasts 18 shades of liquid foundation and pressed powder, six concealers, 12 blush colors, and three bronzers, for one of the most comprehensive foundation collections you can find at the drugstore. I tried finding my perfect “fit”, and here’s what I discovered…
As an NW20, I converted to #120 in the Fit Me! liquid foundation immediately. I’m not sure if all conversions will be that easy, but they should be quite close. The shades range from 100′s to 300′s, with the 100′s being lightest, and the 300′s being darkest. This has an SPF 18, which is fantastic—and it’s also an oil-free formulation. The foundation pigments are in a translucent base, so you won’t get flat or opaque coverage with this at all. The beauty of that is the foundation becomes one with the skin—versus taking it over. When I wear this, my husband always asks me what I’ve done to my skin, because he thinks it looks so great! But the downside to this will be for those who need coverage to conceal scarring and uneven skin tone, as it may not give you the coverage you desire on it’s own. I have to say that the texture is light and desirable, it blends easily, and it doesn’t turn warm on me at all.
I think what’s going to make or break this for you will be your coverage/finish preferences. If you like a fresh, natural look that’s somewhat dewy—you should give this a shot. If you’re excessively oily, a little mattifying primer will help even it all out, but you’ll want to be careful not to go too matte—otherwise Fit Me! won’t perform as intended. The coverage is light to medium, and has the potential for more when paired with the Fit Me! concealer and/or pressed powder. I personally like this foundation for everyday looks, and if I were a Mom—I would be comfortable with allowing my teenage daughter to wear this, because it doesn’t give a made-up appearance.
The concealer was a nice change from the heavy-duty stuff I’ve been wearing. What I liked most about this one was that it didn’t separate or become obvious on my skin—even on a warm So Cal afternoon. There was also no cracking or dryness, and it performed well under the eye area to conceal a little darkness, and also around my nose where I have broken capillaries. There’s nothing chalky about it, so that alone makes it fantastic. Where someone might run into issues with this again, would be the coverage they prefer. I wear #10 in the concealer, which pairs up nicely with #120 foundation and pressed powder. This concealer offers medium coverage if you tap it in to blend.
The pressed powder is in a nice, sturdy compact that has a mirror and applicator inside. The formula doesn’t offer a lot of coverage on it’s own, but it does set the foundation nicely and didn’t settle in my pores or lines throughout the day. These correspond with the foundation shades, so I wear a #120 in this as well.
I’ve only tried out three of the 12 blush shades, but what I liked right away is how effortless it is to find the perfect shade. They’re categorized by light, medium, deep—so since I’m in the 100′s, I should stick with light shades. 200′s medium, and 300′s deep, etc. The blushes don’t have a lot of pigment to them, but they are all soft, neutral shades that are more about flattering your skin, than becoming a three-ring circus on your cheeks. You’ll find a little shimmer in some of the colors, but not obvious chunky glitter particles or overly trendy shades that you won’t wear past this season.
There are also three shades of bronzer; light, medium, and deep. While it’s not a hard concept, many brands just aren’t grasping it—I can’t tell you how frustrating it is as someone with fair skin when I can’t find a suitable bronzer! So with that, it’s safe to say I liked the Light Bronze option for myself. It didn’t appear orange for once, and the intensity of the bronze was very delicate (perfect for the cooler seasons of the year).