Everyone has their beauty weaknesses, and I have to admit, foundation is mine. I do not have a holy grail foundation so I'm constantly searching. I quite like Revlon's Colour stay, but I don't love it. On my ever present search for my foundation, I found Maybelline were sending out samples of their new Fit Me foundation via Facebook, so of course I ordered one. It took ages to come, but what can I expect from a free sample.
I ordered shade 115 Ivory, as I have the skin of the living dead, which I actually haven't seen in store yet. Eventhough this is the lightest shade (of the 12 available shades), it is still not quite light enough for me.
My arm is a little bit darker than my face, so you can imagine how it looked when used in the correct manner. I am used to this issue however, never really finding a foundation pale enough to me, so I just added a tiny bit of moisturiser and even less Barry M's Foundation Creme in white (this stuff is very thick and cakey, hence adding moisturiser as well). This made the foundation a lovely colour.
Maybelline say this is a gel foundation. I'm no make-up artist or expert so I do not know the pro's and con's of this, but I have to say I like the formula (before adding my own moisturiser/foundation to it). I applied it with my Real Techniques Stippling Brush. It went on smooth with no streaks and I would say this was probably a medium/build-able coverage.
As I have a sample size, I cannot make a comment about the packaging other than when I've seen it in store, its looked lovely. The sample came in a lovely wee envelope/package so thumbs up for that Maybelline.
This is the foundation mixed with Barry M's white foundation and Soap and Glory's Catch A Wrinkle In Time Moisturiser.
I do quite like this foundation, but it's not likely I would purchase a full size one, purely because of the colour. If it was a tad lighter I think it would be lovely for me. The formula and coverage are nice, so for anyone with a bit more colour in their skin, id recommend it!
Anyone got any suggestions for a pale-but-not-white foundation? Love this new Fit Me foundation?
Hope everyone has a lovely New Years!