Hey everyone :)
I had posted a few days ago that I was going to review this product, and well, here it is!
(So I've decided to re-review all of my other foundations and concealers but with before and after photos, all taken in higher quality so you can really see a difference!)
I'm a little afraid of showing my bare face because of all of my acne scarring, but I guess this review would only be fair if I were to show before and afters.
Maybelline 'Fit Me':
This is the latest product by Maybelline, and they've aimed to make this foundation 'fit' the skin, rather than masking it!
In the past, I haven't really favoured Maybelline products as I've found that their shades have been quite pinkish. However I decided to try this and see what the hype really was about :D
So I bought these two from Boots, and the offer was 'Buy One, get the other Half Price' so it came to under £11.
The shade I got was 220, which was part of the 'Medium' shades. I saw the 225 shade and saw that it looked a little pinkish in the bottle :S So I took the plunge of buying shade 220 and hoping that it was a decent match for me!
Before photos... and this is me with absolutely no makeup on.
(My acne scarring isn't as bad as it was before, however I do need a really good coverage foundation).
Yep, I don't really have much 'active' acne, but I have all of the scarring and a bit of redness too!
So the 'Fit Me' foundation is very very lightweight. It's the first gel based foundation - and this really appealed to me because thicker foundations can cause me to have a bad breakout!
So this is once I have applied the foundation and concealer.
The foundation colour itself, is pretty awesome as it's a great shade for me! I was worried that it would be too light, but it's a pretty fitting shade!
The consistency is a little 'watery' which I'm guessing is the result of it being a gel based foundation. However a few layers can be built to create a more flawless look, without it looking really cakey.
As you can see, the foundation looks quite smooth along the areas I don't have any dry skin. Which can be a problem for those with drier skin textures!
The coverage is reasonable, it's great for an everyday sort of look but it's not the heavy coverage that is great for a photoshoot haha! Although if you have a clearer complexion, then this foundation can even out any uneven skin tones.
The concealer, I wasn't too pleased with. As it wasn't really a high coverage concealer (like the MAC concealers which I am more used to!) but for the price I got it at (less than £3) I'm not going to complain. The concealer can work quite well if your undereye areas aren't too prominent.
I had only used the concealer under my eyes though, and the foundation is applied everywhere on my face :)
After applying a setting powder, filling in my brows, lining my eyes and a coat of mascara
These photos are all taken in natural lighting, so you can see that the shade actually does 'Fit Me' really well hahah :P so thumbs up for that!
I know acne and acne scarring can really be a knock at your confidence, and you shouldn't have to resort to makeup to hide your face. It's a normal experience of life and people will understand that, so don't let it affect your self esteem levels! :)
I hope you've liked this review!