A Budget Foundation Find
When it comes to foundations I normally lean to the more high end side just because I am terrified of using something with crappy ingredients that could wreak havoc on my skin. That being said, drugstore makeup seems to be getting better and better every year and I think I've found a winner in the foundation category.
First off, I have combination skin and my t-zone definitely gets shiny a few hours into my makeup-wearing day. However, I normally steer clear of foundations for oily skin, especially those from the drugstore, because I always find them to be way too matte and too heavy coverage. To me whenever I think of drugstore matte foundation I think of Revlon Colorstay, which is heavy duty coverage and very matte, which works for some people but it's not the kind of foundation I want to use on an even semi-regular basis.
I have heard great things about the Maybelline Fit Me range ever since it came out, but I also remember hearing a lot of people talk about how the original formula Fit Me Foundation was a little too dewy for their liking. However, Maybelline launched the Fit Me Matte and Poreless formula a few months back and after hearing amazing reviews across the board I thought I'd give it a whirl. Needless to say, I am completely in love with this foundation.
For starters, the formula itself is creamy and almost gel-like, making it really easy to apply. I have found that a buffing brush, fingers, and a dampened Real Techniques Miracle Complexion sponge all work great for application, but overall my favorite way of applying this foundation is with the sponge. The coverage is a good light-medium, so it hides redness and minor blemishes but still looks very natural and feels incredibly lightweight. The finish is definitely not a full-on matte, it's definitely more of a natural demi-matte. Even though it is a matte finish though, it still looks glowy and natural. I find that after a good 4 hours I get some shininess on my T-zone, but that is better than any of my other favorite foundations and I find that the wear time in general is really great. The range of shades in this foundation is also pretty, good especially considering a lot of drugstore foundations have an awful range of shades. My only gripe with this product is the packaging, as it is in a glass bottle that does not come with a pump. But if that's the only part I can manage to find fault with this product, I'd say all in all it's a winner in my book.