I picked this up because I've been feeling like my current foundation is a little pale for me right now. I didn't have a darker one to mix it with, so I went to look for a new foundation. I currently use Revlon Colorstay for dry skin in Ivory, which I got in early summer, but since I tanned slightly over the summer (very slightly!), this one makes my face look a touch paler than the rest of me. I actually ended up using Maybelline's BB Cream instead for most of the summer, so I didn't notice that I had tanned until I started to use foundation again recently. I have fair, yellow toned skin so I often have to choose the lightest or second lightest shade available in a range, after testing of course. I love Revlon Colorstay. It gives great coverage, doesn't emphasise dry patches and stays on all day. Not a bad word to say about it!
When I got my Revlon Colorstay, I did a fair bit of research on it first. Fit Me I just bought on a whim. I had a look around Boots, this one appealed, it instructed me on how to find my shade so I did that and picked it up. I chose the palest shade for fair, yellow toned skin which is '120 - Classic Ivory'.
Here's a picture of the products I used for this review:
|Left: 17's 'Photo Flawless' primer | Right: Maybelline 'Fit Me' foundation|
In order to properly show the coverage of this foundation on my skin, I took photos of different stages of application. One is of my bare, yucky, blemished, sun damaged, open pored skin.
Please mentally prepare before viewing the following pictures.
Picture 1 - The aforementioned icky bare skin. Notice all the imperfections.
|Pores slightly minimized|
Picture 3 - Fit Me foundation '120 - Classic Ivory' applied with a stippling brush.
It feels nice on my skin and it doesn't emphasise dry patches. Even though I didn't moisturise before I primed, it still didn't cling to any dry skin on my face. I get flaky skin most prominently between my eyebrows and on the sides of my face, but as you can see from the picture below Fit Me doesn't emphasise it.
Picture 4 - Full face picture, just foundation. No concealers or powders.
|O hai! Please excuse the unkempt eyebrows.|
This foundation doesn't matte your skin completely. Notice I have shine on my forehead that needs to be fixed with powder. I wore it for about 8 hours and it didn't dry up or fall off or go patchy or anything like that. I like this foundation, but I don't think I'd buy it again because they don't have the right shade for me. I will continue to use this because I hate to waste a good foundation, but I will probably try mixing it with Revlon Colorstay to lighten the colour.