Friday, April 15, 2011

Maybelline Fit Me Pressed Powder Review, Photos & Swatches

I'm so excited for Summer! I love Spring but I'm more excited for Summer because I think about going to the beach, driving with the windows down, going to the Del Mar Fair, and my birthday! But just like the weather in San Diego, it's starting to get warm now and it's having a huge impact on my skin.

Ever since I had my Rhinoplasty I noticed my skin getting oily more frequently. I used to have normal skin but now I have normal to combination skin with an oily T-zone. I don't know what happened or how it happened but it just happened! So my face gets oily throughout the day and I was in search of a decent drugstore powder to take with me on the go to save me from this issue.

I used to touch up with my MAC Studio Fix powder or my MAC MSF Natural but then I stopped for several years. Then the only thing I would use to set my foundation was my Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder but I would never take that with me on the go. So I never had a touch up powder for a very long time and at first it never used to bother me until I realized how much my face got shiny after a couple of hours. And because the weather is changing soon, I thought I should break my habit of not having a touch up powder and finally go out and get one. I wanted something simple and inexpensive. I wasn't looking for much coverage I just wanted something to absorb the oils in my face.

Product Details

Why You'll Love It

It's makeup that doesn't mess with you.
Natural coverage that leaves skin the way it was meant to be…fresh, breathing, flawless
No oils, no waxes, no nonsense

AVAILABILITY:  Local drugstores such as Walmart and Target
PRICE: Around $5 USD
SIZE: 0.3 OZ (9 g)

Diminishes the appearance of pores
Wide range of colors to choose from
Absorbs oils and mattifies your face
Comes with a mirror and powder puff
Feels very light and airy

Not very pigmented
Not ideal if you're looking for coverage
Requires a little bit of touch up every couple of hours but not a whole lot
Packaging is a little bulky but it's not a huge problem for me personally

I ended up getting shade 210 (Sandy Beige) even though it may be a tad bit too light for me. But because it has very little color pay I thought it would be fine for my skin tone. And since I feel like my foundations tend to run a little dark for me, this shade would fix that.

I carry my MAC 129 SH brush with me and I use that to touch up my foundation. I noticed right off the bat that not only does it absorb your natural oils on your face but it also hides your pores. Now I don't have HUGE pores but they're visible to myself so I always notice them. But with this powder, it hides them and it gives my face such a smooth canvas. That's a plus!

WOULD I RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT? Yes but only for people who are looking for a powder to hide away shine but not coverage.

DISCLAIMER: The products reviewed on this blog are based on the opinions and experiences of the author. This product was purchased by the author and in no way was this review influenced by the company of the product.