The famous Maybelline’s Fit Me Foundation has 2 additional new versions now! Fit Me Foundation was on many beauty bloggers’ favorites lists. However, many people commented that they wished the product was more specific for each skin type. To meet their needs, Maybelline released 2 new versions of Fit Me Foundation: Dewy + Smooth and Matte + Poreless. Since I have dry skin, I purchased the Dewy + Smooth one.
I loved Mac’s Moisture Foundation, so I expected this new Fit Me foundation to give nice dewy glowy look like the Mac one. Let’s see whether it could be a dupe for Mac’s foundation.
Let’s talk about the shade first. For foundations, and for most brands, the lightest shade of the medium shade group matches my skintone. So, I purchased that shade which is 210 Sandy Beige. However, compared to other brands’ medium shades, Fit Me Foundation has a much stronger yellow undertone. Therefore, though it’s technically only a shade darker than what I’m supposed to use, it looks much darker/yellower when applied on my skin. If you are on the borderline between light and medium shades, you will need to be extra careful when picking the shade.
Texture is very nice. My first impression is that the product is very lightweight and liquidy. It’s really light, it almost feels like a BB cream or a tinted moisturizer. If you don’t like the typical heavy foundation texture, you’ll love this texture.
The coverage wasn’t impressive. To test the coverage, I drew 2 dots, and covered the dot on the right side with fit me foundation. I’d say the coverage is about light – medium. It is buildable, but it doesn’t fully cover up spots. If you have lots of blemishes or spots to cover, you should use a concealer.
Lasting and oil control was a bit disappointing. I was expecting a dewy look like a Mac foundation. However, even though I have extremely dry skin, with my normal skin care routine, my skin looked oily rather than dewy in ONLY an hour after I applied. Even if you have dry skin, you should use less product during your skincare step and use setting powder to control excess oil. Otherwise, your face will look greasy and oily all over.
Overall, it didn’t meet my expectations at all….. 😦 It gives more of an oily look rather than a dewy and smooth look. Also, the coverage was quite disappointing as well. I won’t repurchase this product.
Which drugstore foundation do you recommend for dry skin?