Growing up with finicky skin has left me feeling blue when it comes to finding the right concealers and foundations. Often times I discover they are too heavy or leave my skin dry. Hello, makeup companies! Your products are supposed to be hiding my flaws, not making more of them. I have bounced around between Rimmel, Covergirl, L’Oreal, and Maybelline when it comes to cover-ups looking for one that makes my skin say “ahhh, there you are my sweatpea, please lets never part ways!”
When I first tried Covergirl’s Whipped Creme in 305 (about $7.00 at Walmart), I was astonished at the clean, almost airbrushed quality it gave my skin. Oh those big pores and bags floated away, but I still looked natural. That’s very important to me. A natural look. Needless to say, it has become a staple in my routine, usually worn over it’s sister CG Smoother BB Cream with a dusting of Physician’s Formula powder.
Wanting to broaden my foundation horizons, I started researching foundations that blend to your skin tone. I want to look like a better me when I apply makeup, not a Barbie. Fit Me Foundation was the first hit I got when I searched “no oil foundation, blends, natural, matte.” Excited to have potentially found something that met EVERY requirement I have of my foundation, I wrote it down on my beauty shopping list to pick up.
Fit Me Foundation is unique all around. It comes in a small tube that reminds me of those chunky glittersticks we all had in middle school. Yes, when we would apply just a dab of glitter under our eyes right onto our cheeks, I have no clue what we were trying to accomplish here or why in the world was this a brilliant idea to all of us? My mother, a quirky woman like me, let me beat to the sound of my own drum and I did try every trend, classic or not. Experiencing makeup faux-pas has lead to me to establishing a more….simple and natural style, with a pop of bright color. The gel-stick has a lightweight outside with a powder core finish. The purpose is to apply color while clearing away any excess oils, leaving your skin with a perfect matte finish.
At first, the foundation didn’t live up to all I dreamed it would be. It went on way too heavy, leaving my face feeling dry and cakey. My pores seemed more prominent and I didn’t get the coverage I needed in the places I wanted it. However, I finished up applying my face powder, eyeliner, and mascara keeping my foundation on, hoping something magical would take a turn for the better. And voila! After I had finished my routine, my foundation looked flawless, lightweight, and matte – perfectly blended. The redness that frequently occurs in my face around my nose and eyebrows was a dreamy type of skin tone and I no longer felt cakey. Fit Me Foundation stick is the first go for Maybelline at a Gel Stick Foundation with an Anti-Powder Core; I think they have a great start on a new, unique product, but I do hope they tweak the formula a little bit for more, instant coverage.
Other reviews have stated after multiple uses, their skin began to breakout, but they enjoyed how well it blended into their skin and decreased and controlled oil. Am I in love with it? It definitely didn’t sweep me off my feet like CG Whipped Creme, but I’m willing to go on a second date.