Why is the UK the last place to get any of the new beauty launches? If you didn't know Maybelline Matte and Poreless has been available in many other countries for quite some time now and still isn't available here in the UK yet. But me being the beauty junkie I am and after hearing everyone rave about this I simply couldn't wait any longer and took to the internet to get my hands on the stuff! I found this on Ebay - new, sealed and genuine (obviously). I absolutely love the original Fit Me But this doesn't last very long at all on me so I'm hoping this one will.
First things first, this is geared towards oily combination skin. I have dehydrated skin but I've found if I use a good hydrating primer I can get away with matte foundations.
On to the foundation. Maybelline claim that this is an ultra lightweight foundation that contains micro powders to absorb oil to keep skin matte all day. As well as matching skin tone and texture perfectly. Because it's a light weight formula it also won't skink in and exaggerate pores!
My initial first impression was the packaging. No pump! This is the most frustrating thing in the world. Ok, not quite but a pump would make it so much easier. I applied the foundation and it is lightweight for a matte foundation. Not the most lightweight weight foundation I've ever used though. But it blended in nicey with my Zoeva buffing brush. The rest of my makeup applied beautifully over the top. And the finish, as promised, was matte! I said earlier I did use a hydrating highlighting primer and this didn't show through. I was COMPLETELY matte. I'd say the coverage is medium to full. I got the shade 228 which is ever so slightly too dark. I don't overly have an issue with pores so I can't really comment on that but my skin did look smooth, even and well covered. The staying power way out lasted the original Fit Me! It lasted from the morning until I wanted to take it of at night. So I'm guessing this would last pretty well on those with oily skin.
Overall, no pump aside, this is a very good foundation! I imagine oily skins would love this! I was also very impressed that this didnt dry out and cake on me. So there's hope for dryer skins too. I'm even more excited for the UK launch now because I'm definitely going to a shade a that suits me better! Apparently there will also be a Maybelline Fit Me Smooth and Dewy for dry skins. I have heard this is just the original Fit Me renamed though - I will keep you updated on this.
As for the UK release date I'm unsure of this. Although when I was in my local Superdrug they were removing the Original Fit Me from the selves and the lady told me they were being discontinued, so I don't think it will be long!
Have you tried this foundation? How did you get on with it?
Until next time...
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