It's been a while since I've tried a foundation from Maybelline and the new Maybelline Fit Me Matte & Poreless foundation was totally worth waiting for. I think by now, regular readers will see that I tend to have a soft spot for the more budget friendly foundations over the higher end ones. What can I say? I love what makes my face look nice!. This one is under a tenner and has been my go to base for the last two weeks. If you're following me on Snapchat, you'll know I'm staying with Mam this month so could only bring a few makeup bits with me. For foundations I brought my Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation, Lancome's Teint Idole Cushion Foundation and Maybelline's one and it's the one I've been reaching for every morning. I'm up earlier so need something I can literally slap on and look alive!
Squeezy tubes make me so happy. I know. Shut up. But it means I don't have to worry about dropping it. I'm supremely clumsy so this is a factor I need to consider... Aimed at normal to oily skin, it has blurring micro powders which help refine the appearance of pores while keeping shine at bay. It definitely does a good job at blurring the massive pores on my nose and gives a medium yet natural coverage on the skin which you can see in the before and after photos below. Now while it does a great job of giving me a naturally flawless finish to my mush, if I want it to stay put all day, I still need to powder my nose and centre of my forehead in order to stay matte past lunch time. That doesn't bother me because I love everything else about it, but it's worth noting if you're prone to oiliness.
I was sent shade 115 and it's definitely more yellow toned meaning it covers the redness on my nose and cheeks and once I blend it down my neck a bit, it's a great match for me. The matte finish which is initially there after I first apply it doesn't look flat or cakey and even when I top it with a bit of powder, it looks perfect. Cream and powder blushes go on easily over the top and with the slight issue with my oily schnoz post lunch, I can't fault this base at all at all.
Maybelline's Fit Me Matte & Poreless foundation is on stands now, is well worth the €8.99 and for the normal to oily skinned of us, is definitely worth checking out. It only comes in six shades which seems to be the norm now when it comes to budget foundations, so go forth and swatch before ordering it online!