Maybelline Fit Me Shine Free Foundation Stick Review (Porcelain 110)

 I'm a big fan of Maybelline's Fit Me Foundation, so I was very excited when they released the Fit Me Shine Free Stick Foundation. Maybelline says "fresh gel foundation blends into a flawless matte finish Lightweight powders in the anti-shine core instantly dissolve excess oil. It's one-step perfection" This foundation is available in 12 shades, I'm reviewing the lightest shade, 110 Porcelain. The Fit Me Foundation Stick contains 9g (.32 oz), which is quite a small amount. I bought this foundation at Giant Eagle for around $8; it'll run between $7-11 depending on where you buy it. The Fit Me Shine Free Stick Foundation does not seem to contain any SPF. Unfortunately, Maybelline continues to test their products on animals. This foundation is made in America.

 I like the packaging for Maybelline's Fit Me Shine Free Foundation Stick, it's sleek, compact, and portable. This product comes housed in a black twist tube with a partially clear cap. The tube is about 3 1/2 inches long. I only have one complaint, the cap doesn't snap on as firmly as I'd like. The design of this foundation's packaging is pretty plain - is isn't loaded with information or boldly colored logos, the product name is printed on the cap in silver letters. The foundation is a short, round stick of product with a white core. Because 110 is so light the core isn't as apparent as it is in darker shades.
 This is my first stick foundation, so I wasn't entirely what to expect or how to apply it. I've taken to applying a swipe or two (or three for larger areas) and blending it out with ELF's Essential Foundation Brush. This application method works very well for me, but of course you can blend it in with your fingers or any other tool you prefer. Maybelline says the Fit Me Shine Free Foundation will provide "natural matte coverage" with a "powder core that instantly dissolves excess oil". I respectfully disagree. This foundation feels greasy upon application and it never dries down. This foundation just sits on the skin and it looks so apparent that I'm wearing makeup. Because Maybelline's Shine Free Foundation never really melds with the skin its very prone to transferring. The finish of this foundation is kinda gross, it looks like an oily powder. Coverage is very light, Shine Free masks only the smallest imperfections, if you have a lot to hide this is not the foundation for you. Maybelline's Fit Me Shine Free Foundation Stick is certainly not shine free, nor is it long wearing - oil breaks through it almost instantly and most of this foundation is gone after six hours of wear. Me and my normal to combo skin are not used to such poor foundation performance. I should also mention that a stick of Fit Me Shine Free will not last that long, after two weeks of daily wear I've already used about a third of the tube.
 I love the Fit Me range because of it's color selection. Though the Fit Me Shine Free Foundation isn't available in quite as many shades as the Fit Me liquid, there are still options for those on both ends of the skin tone specturm, and everyone in between. Porcelain (110) is a great match for me, it blends right into my skin. Currently, this foundation is slightly too light for me. Porcelain has a neutral undertone. The white "anti-shine" core doesn't seem to corrupt the shade at all, but that may not be true for the deeper shades.
Maybelline's Fit Me Shine Free Foundation Stick was a massive let down for me. I love the Fit Me liquid so much, so I had high hopes. Maybelline's Shine Free is meant to be matte, yet it looks and feels greasy. The wear is very poor. I can't imagine who this foundation would suit, it cannot deal with even a little bit of oil, yet the powdery finish will definitely cling to dry skin. Maybelline's stick foundation isn't all bad though, its easy to blend, packaging is convenient, and the color selection is good. I enjoyed trying this foundation for the novelty factor, but I don't think I'll reach for it very often. If you want to try a novel foundation, opt for L'Oreal's Magic Nude Liquid Powder instead. I do not recommend Maybelline's Fit Me Shine Free Foundation nor will I repurchase it. 

Outer Core: Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Polyethylene, Phenyl Trimethicone, Nylon-12, Diisostearyl Malate, Ozokerite, Polyvinyl Laurate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Caprylyl Glycol, Propylene Carbonate, Calcium Carbonate, Zinc Pca, Acrylates Copolymer.
May Contain: Ci 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499 / Iron Oxides, Mica.

Inner Core: Isononyl Isononanoate, Dimethicone, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Cera Microcristallina / Microcrystalline Wax, Phenyl Trimethicone, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Silica, Copernicia Cerifera Cera / Carnauba Wax, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Nylon-12, Caprylyl Glycol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Calcium Carbonate, Zinc Pca, Acrylates Copolymer, Lauryl Methacrylate/Glycol Dimethacrylate Crosspolymer.
May Contain: Mica, Ci 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499 / Iron Oxides.


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    1. you didn't evEN TRY IT THIS IS WHY NO ONE TRUSTS YOUR REVIEws dean.

  2. I was gonna try this cause it is neat but now I'm glad I didn't. Thanks for the review :)

    1. Anytime :3. It definitely was cool to try, but the concept and the formula just didn't mesh =(