Maybelline describes its Fit Me foundation as being “FLAWLESS LETS THE REAL YOU COME THROUGH BEYOND MATCHING: FRESH BREATHING NATURAL SKIN”
Here we go with another cosmetic company shouting from the roof tops that they have a foundation line that will match your skin tone. Now we all know, and if you didn’t let me share this with you, no one is strictly one complexion/shade all over their face, Women of color tend to be lighter in T zone and darker around the outer edges of their face. Honestly, I don’t like to knock products until I try them and since I was in the market for a budgenista friendly foundation I decided to give them a try, $7.99 @ CVS.
I picked up two colors, #320 Honey Beige and #350 Caramel. I picked up two different colors just for the reasons stated above. Before, I jumped into blending the colors I decided to give each one a go on their own to see exactly what this whole “Fit Me” really was. The first one I tried was was Honey Beige which proved to be too light for my skin. Now you might be thinking due to huge jump in numbers between 320 and 350 I should have known it was going to be too light, don’t let the numbers fool you. Look at these two side by side..
I next tried out #350 which proved to be way to red for my skin tone. I have alot of gold and yellow undertones and #350 just made my face look really dirty and did not give me that “flawless” look the ad stated I would be able to acheive.
Here are swatches of the two together.
After this ultimate failure I began to wonder. Did Maybelline make this product with Women of Color in mind? Let me show you why I ask this question. Look at the range in colors in the picture below.
Do you see the huge jump in shades? I was very perplexed and could not figure within reason how #325 fits in between #320 and #350. After #355 there are no more shades leaving me to wonder who is this product really supposed to fit? While this was an awesome attempt on their part Maybelline unfortunately missed the mark. Foundations that are tauted to “Fit Me” should not only cater to a minimal range or skin tones but embrace skin tones ranging as far as that of Super Model Alek Wek.
These foundations are also very oily. If you have troublesome oily skin I would not advise this foundation for you. I tried to put a mineralize powder on top of #325 to help minmize some of the oiliness, but to no avail, my skin had that greasy I’ve had my makeup on all day look which is so not cute! On a good note, however CVS offers a 100% Beauty Guarantee meaning these bad boys are going right back to the store to exchanged out for something else.
Have you tried the Fit Me collection? Did it Fit you? Let us know we would love to hear your thoughts! Until then, thanks for reading!