Try Before You Buy

I love it when companies offer you samples before you commit to purchasing the full size esp when it comes to base products. When you try to colour match yourself in store the lighting is all wrong and you normally have makeup on. I like to apply it myself at home, your base is such an important step to get right & we all apply our foundations differently with different brushes and with the lighting in department stores / shops is so off. It’s hard to tell if it is a good match.

I applied online to try the Maybelline FIT Me Foundation and was sent this great sized sample.

Maybelline FIT Me Foundation

This is a nice light coverage foundation. I have the colour 125 Nude Beige and that’s perfect for my winter skin. I would need a darker shade in the summer. Despite this being quite a sheer coverage it evened out my skin nicely. Maybelline claim ‘Exclusive translucent base and lightweight pigments allow skin’s natural highs and lows to show through.’ 

This is true, I like the lightweight feel to this foundation. It gives enough coverage to make your skin look bright and cover any uneven patches. It makes you look fresh and I like that my freckles are still visible. I hate covering them up. I like this so far – I think it would make a great summer foundation as it is quite sheer but leaves your skin with a lovely luminous finish. I do powder over the centre of my face. But I do that with all my foundations. I hate a shiny forehead / chin.

Nude Beige 125

For a drugstore foundation this has quite a good colour range so that’s great to see. It also has factor 18 sun protection.  The only downside for me is that this isn’t very long-wearing. I’ve combination oily skin and it lasts 6 hours. So that’s not too bad for a drugstore foundation. I haven’t used it yet with a primer so will try that and see if that makes it last a little longer. I am hoping so.

Have you tried this foundation. What do you think? I like finding new foundations – I think this one will be my go to summer base.

Maybelline Chart

When this sample is finished I will be buying the full-sized and I will be trying their concealer too. I will see if the chart they sent with the sample works.

Maybelline FIT Me Foundation is available from Boots £7.99 and also Superdrug for £7.99. Also here is the link to the free sample page. Not too sure if there are any left but you can try.


12 thoughts on “Try Before You Buy

  1. I have wanted to try this foundation but didn’t know if I would like it, definitely going to order a sample! Thank you for posting this!
    Rachael x

  2. Like you said its nice to try samples before buying and the size was decent too, I have not tried this but I might give it a go! I like the packaging on the full size products, they kind of remind me of NARS products for some reason 🙂

  3. I really like this foundation, I also love mixing it with some of my longer lasting foundations, like the revlon colourstay!!

  4. Hi Vicki! Thought I’d drop by and say hello!

    I know what you mean about trying in store and it’s all wrong, plus I feel so silly putting make up on in the corner! haha. I’ve never tried this foundation yet, I tend to go for BB creams (Korean ones) due to its lightweight formula and it has the skin benefits, but I like the look of this one and the fact that you said that it’s sheer and not on the heavy side. Might get a sample from my local boots store if I figure out what shade I am with this.

    Have a great New Year!

    Donah @ Sweet Jelly Bean
    Beauty Blog xx

  5. Awesome that you got such a tester. I haven’t tried this one. It takes me too long to pick the right shade of foundation. Hope you are having a great day. 🙂

    1. Its a great foundation. It takes me forever in store to pick a colour. The lighting is all off. I prefer to try out a foundation at home

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