Today I wanted to do a quick comparison between two of the offerings in the Maybelline Fit Me line - the Matte & Poreless line and the Dewy & Smooth line, today we'll be talking just about the foundations. I plan on doing a comparison between the powders as well. You can see here on the Maybelline website that the Dewy & Smooth is a repackaging of the original fit me line. I have the old/original packaging so that is what you will see in this review/comparison. So let's just get into it.
From the website
Fit Me® foundation has a new look for its same great hydrating formula! Hydrates, smoothes skin texture and matches natural tone for a luminous, seamless finish.
For Normal to Dry Skin. SPF 18. Fit Me!® Dewy + Smooth foundation for dry skin from Maybelline New York goes beyond skin tone matching to fit the unique texture issues of normal to dry skin for the ultimate natural skin fit. While some foundations can exaggerate dry, rough patches, only Fit Me Dewy + Smooth hydrating and moisturizing foundation contains our genius hydra-smoothing concentrate so dry areas become incredibly smooth with a perfect dewy finish.
taken from the Maybelline Website here
Tone + texture-fitting foundation for the ultimate natural fit. Mattifies, erases pores and matches natural tone. For Normal to Oily Skin. Fit Me!® Matte + Poreless from Maybelline New York goes beyond skin tone matching to fit the unique texture issues of normal to oily skin for the ultimate natural skin fit.
While some foundations can exaggerate pores and oily skin, only our pore-minimizing foundation contains our genius blurring micro-powders that erase pores and absorb oil for a naturally matte and poreless-looking finish.
taken from the Maybelline website here
First Impression & Application
Each of these foundations come in a pumpless, square glass bottle with a black cap. The repackaging of the original fit me foundation (found here) doesn't deviate too much from the original look - there is an addition of the words Fit Me to the black cap and the front design is a bit different. The Matte & Poreless version has a teal accents.
The consistency of each foundation is different. The Matte & Poreless is very, very runny. It is a cross between the consistency of the Maybelline Dream Wonder Foundation (review here) and the Maybelline Super Stay Make Up - I feel that it is really, really runny but no too runny to blend away to nothing. The neck of the bottle gets covered with the product no matter what I try to do.
The consistency of the original formula, repackaged as Dewy & Smooth is thicker, but not as thick as the Super Stay Make up. It seems to give a decent amount of coverage with the sponge, but as I'll get to later, by the 4 hour mark the foundation is gone.
I apply each of these foundations with my a beauty blender style sponge. For me, I feel that the sponge gives more coverage and less streaks. Even though these aren't the same consistency they are still runny - just one more than the other - and streaks are a problem with a brush.
The original formula lasts only about 4 hours on my skin. I remember when I first got this foundation I was super impressed with it but it soon fell to the fails pile (as seen in this post). My skin just seems to eat this foundation, quite literally. It does slip around or get super greasy...it just disappears. I couldn't even do a check in on it because my first check on it at work, around the 4 hour mark, left me stunned in the bathroom. Everything was gone.
Super weird! The Dewy & Smooth is recognizably thicker than the Matte & Poreless, I hope this image picks up on that.
The Matte & Poreless, however, is the gem for me from this line. It stays a good 7-8 hours on me. Enough to get through my work day and then a little touch up after work and I'm sitting down to film for my channel. I have oily skin and big pores, so the claims of the foundation really got me. I'm not so sure about the matte claim because it doesn't stay matte all day but it does last all day, and that is the biggest thing for me. The powder does help with the matte look though. I would say I am matte at about the four hour mark and then after I do notice some oil but nothing too bad that I wouldn't expect.
Overall Impressions & Recommendations
For me, the Dewy & Smooth/original formula is a no go. I feel like if you had extra super dry skin this might be ok. If you don't have an oil problem at all, this might work for you. I've never had a foundation just be gone off my skin before so I was super disappointed in this foundation.
However, I am so very glad I picked up the Matte & Porless version - though I think I'll have to get another shade because 120 is too off from my skin tone - because it was impressive, especially after the original formula was a complete fail. I like it in the way I like the Dream Wonder Foundation, too. It has sort of an oily feel too it that makes it super runny but with really good coverage. I don't know if the oil vs oil thing has to do with the staying power either.... Additionally, I do feel that the application of the foundation is indeed matte. It doesn't mattify down to be unworkable but it does set matte in a way that doesn't look cakey. I feel that I do have to be light with the powder lest I do get a bit of cake face going on. However, a good douse of your setting spray can take care of that.
Overall, for my skin type, the Matte & Poreless foundation is the bomb. It has grown to be one of my favorite foundations and I would recommend it if you have normal to oily skin. If you just prefer that matte look, I'd totally go with this one.
I hope this review & comparison was helpful. I do plan on doing a powder comparison too because I want to show the differences between them. You can see all my foundation reviews here.
What foundations have you tried that surprised you - both in a good or a bad way?