Tiny Tuesdays: Maybelline FITme 220


The Maybelline FITme Stick Foundation is their first gel stick foundation that claims to be "shine-free", with the anti-shine core.  I'm just going to mention straightaway that I have been using it consistently upon acquiring this, and I would gladly buy another one when I run out.  

The Pluses:
The texture and formulation of this is a dream to work with.  It's lightweight, smooth, and blends right in.  Once you apply and blend this in, it turns into a powder finish, without it feeling dry.  Application is super easy and quick: either apply it with your fingers or right onto your face.  I remember worrying that the foundation would “set” if I drew it onto my face all at once (I like to take my time), but with use, this is not much of an issue.  I have combo skin and whichever way I choose to apply this foundation, I don’t have any issues with dry areas showing through, as the formulation is so creamy.  The foundation is also designed to be used on-the-go, and touched up throughout the day.  I have reapplied this a few times and it goes on just as well as the first time around. I would consider this to be around a light/medium coverage, buildable, and has no scent.

The Minuses:
The packaging is just in a generic stick form which twists up and a cap that clicks on.  The base of the foundation that attaches to the twist up area and the lid could both be a little more sturdy, but it's not something that bothers me too much.  However if this is made to be used as a touch up throughout the day, I feel as though the lid would easily detach if you’re not careful.  This is supposed to “instantly dissolve excess oil” and I really don’t see this happening.  With this on, I get greasy around the 4 hour mark if I don’t set this with a mattifying powder, however when I do set it, I can last around 6-8 hours with this on and end up looking “dewy” at the end of the day.  Moral of the story, if you don’t set this, expect it slide around and disappear throughout the day. 


The Overalls:
This retails for $15.95, making it one of the more affordable foundations on the market, with around 12 shades on offer.  I really like this foundation and recently have found myself reaching for this daily, and for uni, I only look for the “my skin but better” kinda look.  You can tell in the before & after pic that I had slight redness on my nose/cheek/chin, and this covered them up, however it doesn’t cover up the more “intense” blemish spots. 

The Rating:
4/5

What foundation do you use on a daily basis?


33 comments:

  1. I'm glad this worked out for you, I didn't have as much luck but at the same time I'm hopeful this will bring a wave of new stick foundations to the market, I'd like to try out some more.

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    1. Stick foundations aren't for everyone, I remember people used to complain about how bad they were back in the day, but I think this one has pushed the bar higher. And yes, looking forward to seeing more on the market :)

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  2. This really really looks so good, I love the color and the coverage! I definitely would set it with a powder, I always set all of my liquid or cream bases with a powder no matter what. This hasn't even come to singapore yet but I would like to order it!

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    1. I usually set it as well, but I thought for the purpose of the review let's see how it fares :P
      Hopefully it'll get to sg soon!

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  3. oh wow...i love the concept of the anti-shine core... Ingenious!!
    Nice review. Maybelline BB Stick is my go to product for work...would love to try this one out too.

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    1. Anti-shine core is pretty interesting but I'm not fully sold that it actually works as well as it's supposed to. We don't have the Maybelline BB stick in Aus! Must something that's continentally exclusive :(

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  4. Ive tested this on the back of my hand and was surprised to see it go on smoothly and easy to blend! Im currently loving the Almay CC Cream! I really like the light coverage!!

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    1. Ohhh the Almay CC cream sounds interesting! I've never really paid too much attention to Almay as a brand, but I'll try the CC cream in store some time :)

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  5. I've been thinking about purchasing this, I think I might go with it. When I first tried it out it felt kinda of oily which put me off but after reading about what you said, I just need to let it set. I'm definitely gonna try this. I think Priceline has a sale at the moment for 20%?

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    1. I think it can feel greasy if you get too much product in one go, although the greasyness you felt could have been because of the "gel formula"?
      If you aren't desperate to use it, then I would wait for the 50% off rounds at chem warehouse!

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  6. This looks fantastic! I really want to try this but first I need to get through my 8 other foundations haha :(

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    1. LOL wow 8 foundations! I have maybe around 5 lying around and I feel guilty just looking at them :P Sometimes I forget I only have one face ooooooooooops.

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  7. I was waiting for Maybelline to launch this product in Australia since it came out in America but when I tested it out at Priceline, i found the formula really drying :(
    This problem doesn't seem to affect you though and sounds like a pretty good foundation except for the oil control bit >_< Might give it a shot next time hehe, thanks for reviewing this ♥

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    Beautifyinglifee

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    1. oh no :( I usually find testers to be more on the drier side as they are left out for a while! I didn't find this to be drying at all, the oil control needs to be better :P Although I guess it's at a good inbetween state for me. Do give it another shot next time :)
      Thanks for reading xx

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  8. mmm i found that stick foundations don't tend to the more prominent blemishes either. I use my shiseido stick foundation on a good skin day, otherwise i'd just stick to liquid or BB :)

    LilynotLouise | Beauty and Food

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    1. I think stick foundations are more better for the redness than the blemish prone. Definitely a good skin day kinda base :)

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  9. This looks really lovely and natural on you :) I was worried about trying this because of the drawing on your face thing, I think it would feel a bit alien to me! Looks great though :D
    Bea x
    Bea's Beauty Blog

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    1. The drawing on your face thing is a little awkward- youtubers seem to love to do it lol I still prefer rubbing my finger over the stick to warm up the product first then use it :)
      Thanks for reading! xx

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  10. I think I want to get one in my shade and a darker shade for contouring, it be a great product for contouring wouldn't it?

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    1. Yes it would! I can imagine it looking more natural as well :) Let me know how it goes xx

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  11. This actually sounds really good!! I'm going to have to try this xx

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    1. Hope you like it as much as I do :) xx

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  12. nice review :) your blog is very lovely and interesting. i`m glad if you visit my blog, too <3

    xx
    beauthi.blogspot.com

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  13. A foundation in a stick is definitely more practical to use. I don't use foundation on a daily basis. I just use either CC or BB cream :)

    xx,
    felishmichelle.blogspot.com

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    1. I used to be a solid BB user on a daily basis, but the coverage of this is about the same as a good coverage BB cream, and it's faster to apply IMO :)

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  14. I used a Shiseido stick foundation before, and although it felt kind of strange apply it, I was really impressed. I think I'll definitely have to check this out, especially since its shine free!

    Beauty Challenged

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    1. Shiseido stick foundation does seem to be a popular higher end pick! It is worth to check out this- could be a cheaper alternative ;)

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  15. I've seen this around but wasn't sure how good it was! It looks so convenient to have (especially when travelling!) and I like the idea of an anti-shine core :) Did you blend in the foundation with a brush or your fingers?

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    1. Good question! I totally forgot to mention it in the review; I use my fingers, I think it works the best and it is recommended to be applied with fingers as well :)

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  16. Great review! I have this in my office drawer and it's super handy for touch-ups. Glad you're liking it :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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    1. I usually don't touch up my makeup throughout the day, but I can definitely see it coming in handy when I'm out for long hours :)

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  17. I almost choked when you said $16 was 'affordable' but then remembered Aussie land overprices everything because Maybelline is exported. I've been wanting to try this for the longest time now, but I usually get scared of foundation matching at the drugstore, which is why I tend to run back to the highends where I can shamelessly task foundations on myself in super bright harsh light.
    I tend to set my foundation anyways, so slipping and sliding is definitely not an issue for me! Currently loving Tarte's BB cream atm. Well, more like swooning.

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