Review | Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation

Review | Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation


“Beauty is power, and makeup is something that really enhances that; it’s a woman’s secret.”
~ Charlotte Tilbury



If you follow me on Social Media you’ll know that I recently discovered a foundation that has become my ‘Love of Life’!


I’ve been raving about the Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation and this post has been highly highly requested, so here’s my review and thoughts on the foundation.


Review | Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation


I picked up Fit Me on a whim while I was online shopping and I trust me I have not looked back since! I picked up a couple of drugstore foundations, but I reach for Fit Me more than any of the others. I am in the shade 128 Warm Nude (Beige Chaud).


Maybelline’s Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation is a lightweight formula that claims to mattify skin and refine pores. It is targeted at those with normal – oily skin. If you love a seamless, natural finish, then this is for you!


What Maybelline Says*



Ideal for normal to oily skin, our exclusive matte foundation formula features micro-powders to control shine and blur pores. Pore minimizing foundation. Dermatologist tested. Allergy tested. Non-comedogenic.



Aqua / Water / Eau, Cyclohexasiloxane, Nylon-12, Isododecane, Alcohol Denat., Cyclopentasiloxane, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Cetyl PEG / PPG-10 / 1 Dimethicone, PEG-20, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Phenoxyethanol, Magnesium Sulfate, Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate, HDI / Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Titanium Dioxide, Methylparaben, Acrylates Copolymer, Tocopherol, Butylparaben, Aluminum Hydroxide, Alumina, Silica, Glycerin. May Contain: CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 / Iron Oxides.


*information taken from the Maybelline website


Review | Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation



I have combination skin, with my cheeks being oily and the rest of my face being dry, and so I’m always on the hunt for a foundation that is neither too dewy nor flat matte … and the Fit Me ‘fit’ that bill to a T!


To tell you a little more about my skin, I have very sensitive, acne-prone skin and I get the occasional break outs, but nothing severe. I am also recovering from a very bad phase of adult acne, which means that I have quite a bit of scarring and dark spots on my face, so I gravitate towards medium to full-coverage foundations that are also long-lasting. Too much to ask?!


Long story short – I was a little skeptical because I didn’t know how matte (read drying) this would be), how long it would last or if it would break me out. So I watched a lot of reviews online and decided to finally go to a Maybelline counter and look at the formula in person. The consistency of this product is quite thin and light (not watery though) and even then the performance is INCREDIBLE.





Review | Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation


Like I said, Fit Me is quite thin in texture, so very lightweight. I posted a picture of myself on Instagram wearing this foundation and tagged it saying ‘Foundation that feels like Second Skin’ and that’s exactly how this feels – like second skin. It’s a matte formula, yet not super dupe flat matte (which I love!) and I feel it fills my pores quite nicely, giving my skin a very even texture.


In terms of coverage, I feel one light layer will give you medium coverage and will cover redness, but you need at least two layers (thin ones!) to reach full-coverage. I usually use one thin layer and go in with a little more ONLY in my problem areas, much like I would with a concealer.



Staying Power


I would say this has good staying power, considering the consistency. It lasts on me for a good 8-10 hours without separating or creasing. I also felt that it controlled the oiliness in my cheek area and it didn’t transfer at all… so a massive thumbs up for that!


Review | Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation


This is how the foundation looks on my skin after 6-7 hours of wear! <3





I personally prefer to use a beauty blender when I want a flawless base and this applies beautifully with a beauty blender. I’ve also used a duo-fibre Sigma brush to apply this foundation and that definitely gave me a more sheer coverage, great for days when I want a more natural look.


Having said that, I feel this foundation is so light that you will get a beautiful finish even if you just used your fingers to apply it.





Rs. 525/- for 30 ml.


That price is blimmin’ good! Let me just go all out and say this – You will NOT find a better drugstore foundation! Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless is as good as it can get <3





Review | Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation


Now this is my only complaint with the foundation – the bloody packaging. I really like my foundations to be in a pump bottle and sadly Maybelline Fit Me does not have one 🙁



If you buy the Fit Me  foundation, be prepared to have a really mucky bottle in a few uses, because it gets everywhere. If I ignore that part, its a pretty standard packaging – a glass bottle with a black screw cap lid.



Final Thoughts




Apart from the no-pump business, I love everything about this foundation. The price is unbeatable, the formula is one of the best I’ve ever tried and it blends like a frikkin DREAM!


The Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless ticks all boxes for me. If I’m really honest, I think this performs just as well (if not better) than a lot of higher-end foundations.


Have you tried the Fit Me line? Are you a fan? Let me know in the comments below…I love to hear from you <3



Until we meet next,





Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation









  • Velvet Blush July 3, 2017 at 7:35 pm

    I actually haven’t heard a great deal about this foundation before, it definitely sounds like one of those undiscovered gems! I wouldn’t have thought it’d feel so lightweight with the coverage, but that’s amazing! Your skin looks flawless 🙂 xx

    Velvet Blush

    • Ankita July 7, 2017 at 6:00 am

      Thank you so much!
      This foundation did sound too good to be true when I read reviews, but then I used it and it is fantastic!
      The coverage is medium to light and it’s super lightweight. I don’t even feel like I’m wearing a full coverage foundation. You should give it a try, I think you’ll love it <3

  • Rachel Walker July 13, 2017 at 11:18 pm

    I really like this foundation as well! Lasts really well on my combination skin x


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