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I have tried more foundations than I can count. Seriously, I have been buying new foundations since high school and trying different brands, colors and textures.
For a few years when I was younger, I only used MAC foundation and each time I finished a bottle I would get another one. I was also very into Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer and I used that consecutively for awhile. I am an avid YouTube fan and subscribe to my favorite beauty bloggers and watch their videos to find new foundations to try!
A few months ago I saw a review of Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless foundation and went to the store and picked up a bottle. The first time I bought it, I got the wrong color which I do ALL the time! I am very pale with red and pink undertones to my skin and the color I bought was even too light for me, which almost never happens. So I went back and got the next color up (112 Natural Ivory) and it was perfect!
If you have read any of my skin care posts on Karen Sincerely, you’ll know that I have extremely sensitive skin that is prone to break outs. So you can probably imagine that it is difficult to find make-up that doesn’t irritate my skin or give me pimples all over my face. I can honestly say that this foundation has NEVER made me break out and has NEVER made me red! It’s a miracle!
Of course, being who I am, I have bought a few others even though this foundation is great with my skin and now nothing compares. I switch between my NYX Pore Filler and my Smashbox Photo Finish Primer under the foundation and it stays on all day! The makeup goes on so smooth on my face and doesn’t look dry, which I have found with other matte foundations.
I apply the foundation with the Bare Minerals Perfecting Foundation Brush and start with a thin layer all over. Then I go back over my cheeks, chin and forehead with a second layer to provide even more coverage. The product builds up beautifully and you can really put as much on as you need!
So, sounds like a great product right? Well I haven’t even told you the BEST part yet (even though I spilled the beans in the title)! This foundation is.. drum roll please.. under $6! Yes, you read that right! Not even six bucks! You can purchase the Fit Me foundation at lots of retailers but I tend to stick to Amazon because they almost always have the best price. I actually just ordered the Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Powder and I am hoping I love it as much as the foundation!
The only downfall I have found with this product is that it doesn’t have a pump so I feel like I waste a lot of the foundation. I pore it onto the back of my hand to apply it and I have to wipe some off on a normal day. I also tend to go through the bottle quickly, which I think may be tied to the no pump situation.
I can honestly say, I think I will stick with this product for the foreseeable future! What is your favorite drugstore foundation? Have you tried the Maybelline Fit Me products? Comment below or e-mail me! xoxo