Maybelline Fit Me Shine Free Stick Foundation is a new Fall 2013 product that launches in July. Stick foundations are a rarity in the drugstore world so Fit Me Shine Stick Foundation ($8.99) definitely pegs an interesting market.
These will be available in 12 oil-free shades with a lightweight texture Maybelline promises. I got two shades to try out and I have to say I’m impressed so far.
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Maybelline Fit Me Shine Free Stick Foundation come in a chubby swivel up tube that houses 0.32 oz of product. I’ve never been a fan of the Fit Me Collection but honestly, these sticks could convert me.
These have a gel formula that has an anti-shine core surrounded by a lightweight foundation. The anti-shine core is supposed act to mattify skin and keep it shine-free through the wear.
I was a little worried these would feel dry or applied as such on my already dry skin. The texture surprised me as it has a light creamy feel with weightless powdery dry down that doesn’t adhere to flaky areas and blends out very easily. It isn’t so creamy that it feels oily and it isn’t so dry that I can’t apply and blend it onto my face easily so it meets in the middle of being creamy with touches of powder so the texture almost instantly goes from cream to a light powder as soon as I apply it. Coverage is sheer and builds up to a more medium finish but it won’t hide major issues such as acne scarring. It will however, conceal redness, darkness, etc…the smooth, soft, semi-matte finish is absolutely flawless on my skin. Wear time will vary but on my drier skin I got about four hours in before I saw some fading and needed a touch up by hour five. The great thing is that this is easy enough to carry around with you for quickie touch ups on the gor.
Shade 110 and 340
The matte powder finish is nice enough for combination skin types but for those with super oily skin you might need a touch more mattifying power to keep you shine free throughout the day. For me, I’d say I remained shine through the entire wear without any issues but I only have oily spots not an entire oily skin type.
I have to say Maybelline Fit Me Shine Free Stick Foundation is a promising formula for a cream to powder finish. This is lightweight, breathable coverage that perfects skin and wears a fair amount of time. The easy to apply formula is a joy to use and easy enough to carry around for touch ups. I really liked how easily it applied and blended onto my skin without accentuating drier areas or tugging and appearing patchy due to a drier texture as the creaminess here is just enough to make for a very easy blend job.
I’m going to Muse Approve this one. I think the sheerness of it might disappoint but overall, it’s a foundation product that’s worth trying out. For a drugstore brand this has a good deal of quality behind it!
It’ll be available come July at drugstores.