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26 Apr

Maybelline Matte & Poreless Foundation

I’m always on the hunt for the best foundation for my skin… constantly. Finding a perfect foundation for my combination skin has been a difficult task; I will find a formula that I love, but hate the color range, or I’ll find a foundation that’s my perfect shade, but absolutely hate the formula. Let’s just say finding a foundation that I’m in love with has been quite difficult. Drugstore foundations have been a hit or miss, high end brands have been a hit but a complete hit to my pockets, literally. I received the Maybelline Fit Me foundation in the mail and when I opened the box it felt…bittersweet. Bitter because I hate trying to find a new foundation because I feel like I’m always left disappointed and sweet because well, maybe there was hope.

I remember trying the Maybelline Fit Me when the foundation first came out and the shade 320 being such a perfect match for my skin; it was a perfect shade, but the formula did not work well with my oily skin. Then Maybelline released the Matte and Poreless line later down the road and I loved the formula but they didn’t bring my shade, 320 to the new line. I was so pleased with the formula that I ended up having to mix two shades together to get a good match. Anyways, I decided that I had nothing to lose trying this formula and pulled out my beauty blender and put the foundation to work and well… I was quite pleased!

This ultra-lightweight foundation contains micro-powders that absorb oil for a matte and poreless-looking finish. Unique formula goes beyond matching just skintone and also matches the texture of normal to oily skin for the ultimate natural fit...Eliminate the look of pores and achieve natural looking skin with this lightweight, mattifying foundation.

I decided to test out this foundation as my “every day face” and again for The Luxxe Edit. If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve probably seen some of the looks that I’ve created with the fit me foundation, but just in case you don’t, you can see them here. I posted a few pictures on my Instagram on my out on a Friday night, and it held up quite well. My face didn’t feel oily and it felt very comfortable on the skin. However, what I was most impressed with was how the foundation held up under my bright lights when I took the photos for the “Live and Color” Editorial.  Usually, because the lights are so bright, the foundation will look amazing outside and once I come back in (yes I actually go outside and see how my foundation looks in natural lighting, which is a bit much but honestly, it’s the best thing I’ve started to do) and snap a photo it washes me out, but this foundation didn’t which I was quite surprised.


My only problem, or shall I say problems, with this foundation is that it oxidizes, which is quite common in foundations and that it’s not truly “matte”.  The Matte and Poreless foundation does oxidize about a shade darker that what comes out of the bottle, so be aware. Even though the foundation oxidized, it wasn’t that dramatic of a difference and the shade did end up still being a match for me, despite the oxidation that occurred. Also, the foundation is advertised as a “matte foundation” but in my opinion, the foundation itself feels more to me like a “demi-matte” finish, I am going through the process of using Retin A and if you have ever used this, you know that your skin is peeling consistently making yourself question whether you are a human or a snake. Not once did this foundation emphasize the dry patches which was such a relief, but as you can see in the photo above, it did settle into my smile lines. Wearing this foundation without a primer might not be the best idea if you don’t want any settling into your smile lines, or forehead wrinkles. Yes, forehead wrinkles, I have them and I’m not afraid to talk about them. 

Despite the foundation oxidizing and settling into fine lines, for a drugstore foundation under $10 it’s quite impressive. I’ve been testing this foundation for about 5 weeks now and honestly, I haven’t put it down! I will be keeping this in rotation and long story short, I found my match with the Maybelline Fit Me Foundation !

Have you tried the Maybelline Matte and Poreless foundation?


Want to see more photos of the Maybelline Matte and Poreless Foundation, check out the Live and Color post here, or you can see more on my Instagram here.

*These products were sent to me for review, you can see my disclaimer statement here.


Ariana is a makeup enthusiast with a passion for creating smokey eyes and bold lips and exploring life through her camera lens.

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