Maybelline Fit Me Blush ($5.99) have relaunched and have gotten repackaged for Summer 2017. I’m probably living under a rock but I actually don’t really like the Fit Me Collection and I’m not sure why Maybelline is wasting time revising it. It seems like a dated collection to me but maybe it’s a much beloved one?! I dunno…!
Either way, I was a little surprised to see the Fit Me Blush was repackaged and is being repromoted. The price remains at $5.99 and the size is still 0.16 oz but Maybelline ditched the brush that the blush used to come with and houses these in new smaller square packaging (you can get some old shades on sale at Ulta.com for $2.99 which include the brush). They are actually a little smaller than a Bobbi Brown Blush compact but I don’t mind as it makes for easier storage. I don’t use the brush that drugstore makeup comes with anyway so the fact they ditched it is fine by me.
The shade range appears new but I can’t confirm as I never really tried the original Fit Me Blush range. But I compared a few shades of the new versus the old and I don’t see any of the old shades in this new launch. Don’t quote me but it looks like not only the packaging changed pbut also the core colors.
I actually find Maybelline Fit Me Blush as uneventful as Revlon Powder Blush. It’s just a formula I’m not terribly impressed with and for a reason I can’t quite put my finger on.
The shade I purchased, Peach, should be quite appealing to me as it’s an Orgasm-like golden peach that I’m typically drawn too but the formula failed to impressed me. I can’t explain quite what it is that bugs me about the texture, formulation, and consistency of this blush but I can only say it feels like a very cheap, dry blush. The application is a bit patchy, it looks uneven and far from natural and it clings to drier areas on my cheeks horribly. It takes me back to when I was 12 years old and I’d get those Color Cosmetic Company Gift Sets from relatives that included a slew of different eyeshadows, blushes, and lipsticks. It just has that cheap makeup look and feel. It’s not dusty but it is drier which could be why I’m not loving the formula. The wear time is actually fairly good at around six hours but it looks quite patchy on my drier skin not to mention it gives me a very made up look and is far from natural looking. It is very pigmented so a lighter hand is recommended during application.
I’m find myself struggling to say anything good about it because it’s a blush that just didn’t look good on me nor did it apply well. I simply didn’t like it at all.
Can’t win ’em all I guess right?
I imagine if you liked Maybelline Fit Me Blush in the past perhaps you’ll get on famously with the newly packaged version but personally I won’t be going back for more shades.