Maybelline Fit Me! Matte&Poreless foundation – review

maybelline fit me matte and porelessThe Internet is full of videos and blog posts about the Maybelline Fit Me! Matte&Poreless foundation. It was the word “poreless” that made me buy it. I’ve been using it for about two months, so I’ve had time to get to know this product.I purchased the Maybelline Fit Me! Matte&Poreless foundation at dm. It had just arrived that very day and it was such a recent supply that there were no testers on the display whatsoever. I thought that I had been preparing to get it for weeks and now that it was right in front of me, I didn’t have to order it online, I would try my luck. I didn’t have much time as Janka was getting fussy in the stroller, so I quickly googled some photos of the different shades. Eventually, I picked the shade 110.

The packaging

It comes in a tube which I personally like because I don’t have to bother with a pump, the product always dries onto it, which is super annoying, so this tube thing is something I go for. But the bottled version looks nicer.

What does it promise?

Mattifies and refines pores and leaves a natural, seamless finish. Ideal for normal to oily skin, our exclusive formula with micro-powders controls shine and blurs pores. Leaves a natural, seamless finish

My experience

First, I wanted to test it on my hand and I was really surprised to see how runny it is. Yet, its yellowish tone looked promising. It’s for normal to oily skin and my skin is dry, so you can think that buying it just made no sense.

I blended it with my fingers as it had zero coverage when I applied it with a foundation brush. When I used it with my regular moisturizer and primer, the application felt really strange. It felt as if I had tried rubbing chalk into my skin. It even sounded like that.

maybelline fit me matte and porelessIt doesn’t have a high coverage, but you can also read on the back of the tube that it has a natural effect. On the one hand, it’s good because it’s clear that there’s skin underneath. On the other hand, it’s not that great because it doesn’t really cover up my rosacea but my Fit Me! concealer helps in this situation. I set my makeup with a little bit of pressed powder.

maybelline fit me matte and porelessIt really did erase my pores, so it was worth the money. The yellowish tone nicely neutralized my skin colour which is kind of pink due to my rosacea.

After a couple of hours, I felt that it was drying my skin, which was a bit unpleasant but nothing severe.


It soon rubbed off on my chin and around my nose area, so I had to do a touch-up. It’s positive though that it didn’t melt off of my face in spite of the fact that I had gone out to do some shopping and it had been hot in the car.

All in all

I think it’s a good foundation if you don’t need a high coverage. It’s quite long-lasting, though I had to touch it up here and there. As it endures heat, it’s a perfect, lightweight foundation for summer. It really does minimize pores, so if you’re suffering from large pores, this foundation is the one for you.

This yellowish shade 110 is perfect for me, but I mix it with my Catrice 24H Made To Stay foundation to get a better coverage.

I haven’t really decided if I will buy it again or not once I run out of it because I need a bit higher coverage, but I really recommend it to those of you who don’t have major skin issues.

A small trick if you want to use it on dry skin

Use shea butter instead of a moisturizer before applying makeup. Shea butter will leave a more oily sensation on your skin making the foundation more blendable and stick to your skin better.

How you tried this foundation? What is your opinion?

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