Why Maybelline Compact Powder Matte+ Poreless Foundation
The Maybelline Fit Me range is applauded and loved by professional and beauty enthusiasts all over the world. It’s readily available and very affordable. Even at the price range, this Maybelline Compact Powder can easily compete with its high-end counterparts and win. If you have been using makeup for a while or are venturing into the world of makeup, chances are you must have heard about Maybelline’s fit me a range. For once I can say that some makeup product is worth the hype. So when they launched a compact powder foundation, I knew I had to get my hands on it. I chose the shade Light Beige 118.
What is My Skin Type?
My skin is oily, acne-prone, and sensitive. I struggle a lot with complexion products because my oily skin starts breaking them down on skin faster. Nobody wants to look like a greasy mess within a few hours of makeup application, so I gravitate towards mattifying products and powders a lot more. They sit on my skin better and last longer than cream-based products.
What is the cost and shelf life?
When I purchased, the cost was Rs199 for 8g. check the latest price here. The shelf life is 36 months.
What is the Shade Range?
My shade is Light Beige 118. The shade range is limited and mostly with yellow undertones.
Fit Me Matte+Poreless Maybelline Compact Powder has micro-powder that controls shine for up to 12H and with sun protection of SPF 28 PA+++
Apply powder to face in a downward motion to avoid making fine hairs more visible.
How is the Packaging?
The Packaging of this Maybelline compact powder is very sturdy and travel friendly. The compact is round and has a sleek design. The covering is black plastic and is of good quality. The compact comes with a good mirror and a sponge applicator, which makes it extremely convenient and travel friendly. The Packaging doesn’t open abruptly while you carry it in your bag as it shuts pretty tightly. The shade, manufacturing date and ingredient list are written on the back of the compact. I must admit that I haven’t seen it in the official Maybelline websites of other countries. This is specifically meant for the South East Asian countries. Although the Packaging is different, the product quality has not been compromised.
What are the Texture and Fragrance?
This Maybelline Compact Powder is very finely milled. The product has a very smooth texture, which on application seamlessly blends into the skin. It gives a sort of soft-focus effect on the skin. The powder is quite pigmented and has medium coverage. There is a mild fragrance to it that shortly vanishes on application. The fragrance is not that pronounced that it will give you a headache. The powder gives a bit of kickback when used with a brush. Even when applying with the sponge applicator it comes with; there is some product kick back in the pan. It is nothing major as the product is evenly pressed into the pan.
What is the Shade range?
For this particular Packaging and formulation, only a few shades are available. When this product was bought, the website showed only three other shades, which is not adequate to cover the majority of the skin tones. The shade that I purchased, which is Light Beige 118, is a bit light for my skin tone; still, it doesn’t show such stark contrast. They have managed to get the undertones right due to which even if you buy a shade lighter or darker, you can still manage to pull it off with a bit of highlighting concealer or bronzer.
How is the Application?
I use Maybelline Compact Powder all by itself sometimes. It gives me medium coverage. I use a large powder brush to swipe it across my face. It mattifies the shine instantly and provides an instant radiant glow to the skin. Even with the sponge applicator, you will get more product deposits on your skin, but still, the effect won’t be cakey. I tried using it to set my foundation and concealer. I must admit that although it put them well, it looked heavy and cakey. For setting your foundation, you better stick to loose translucent powders. This Maybelline Compact Powder will add more pigment to the pigments of the foundation and concealer, making it look heavy. For setting BB creams or on its own, it’s a minimalist makeup user’s perfect friend.
How is Longevity?
Although the longevity claim is for 12 hours, I don’t think any of us would want to wear makeup for that long. On my oily skin, it easily lasted for around 6-7 hours till I removed it with a makeup remover. On first application, it evens out the skin, but as the day progresses, I find it fades eventually. The brighter side is that this Maybelline Compact Powder fades evenly and not in patches. On my t- zone, I observed some shine and oiliness after a few hours. But it was quickly countered with a few touch-ups. The product layers beautifully and doesn’t show patchiness, nor does it smear on clothes. It also doesn’t make your skin look entirely matte. It gives just the right amount of coverage and brightening effect.
Pros of Fit Me Matte+ Poreless Maybelline Compact Powder Foundation with SPF
- Smooth texture and is easy to blend
- Pigmented enough for medium coverage
- Brightens out skin tone
- Perfect for a natural makeup look or daily use
- Good for normal to oily skin tone
- Best suitable for oily skin as it has a mattifying effect
- Staying power is great
- Sturdy Packaging
- Affordable and easily available
Cons of Fit Me Matte+ Poreless Maybelline Compact Powder Foundation with SPF
- Limited shade range
- Medium coverage
- Not for setting makeup
This Maybelline compact powder is very beginner-friendly and can be used on its own. If you are somebody who doesn’t like to wear foundation and doesn’t require high coverage products, then this is the one for you. It’s budget-friendly and easy to use. Although I wouldn’t suggest it to dry skin beauties as the product has mattifying qualities which can make your skin look flat or cling to dry patches. It also doesn’t clog pores, and I didn’t have any breakouts after using it. So I would highly recommend it.
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