Maybelline recently released two new formulations of their popular Fit Me Foundation, Matte + Poreless and Dewy & Smooth. I’ve been getting a lot of requests to review the Matte + Poreless formulation but had been having a hard time finding the darkest shade, as it’s been sold out. I finally got my hands on it and have been testing it out for the last week.
The Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation is a tone and texture fitting foundation formulated with blurring micro-powders that’s supposed to mattify, erase pores and absorb oil for a naturally matte and poreless-looking finish. The formula is for normal to oily skin. If you have dry skin this is not for you, try the Dewy & Smooth formula.
The foundation comes in 16 shades with only one to match darker skin. The foundation now comes in 24 shades, half of which are geared toward darker skin. 355 Coconut which is what I picked up in hopes that it would match. Maybelline if you’re reading this you need to do better as that’s quite ridiculous.
It comes in a glass bottle with a pour out spout. Nope, no pump. I used to complain but I’ve become quite used to this annoyance. I just pour a little out on a metal palette to use and apply with a foundation brush or beauty blender.
The foundation is very light and provides medium coverage but can be layered for fuller coverage. It dries down to a very matte finish. Coconut is a decent match for my NW45 skin but leans a little orange, it does neutralize a bit as it oxidizes. If you’re darker than NW45 Coconut will probably be too light and orange for you. Here is how it looks on me after wearing for about 5 hours…
It’s a pretty good match for my complexion and skin tone after it oxidizes, but I didn’t really notice a difference in my pores. Now I have a few pet peeves… First of all, it does not control oil very well so it doesn’t stay entirely matte and ends up with a dewy finish. This is not too bad but since I have an oily t-zone I find myself having to blot a lot, especially on hot days. Secondly, it doesn’t work well with any of my under eye concealers. I find that after a few hours it’s like my concealer sits on top of the foundation and creases badly requiring me to touch it up. Not a good look. I usually never have to touch up my under eye concealer. For that reason I do not suggest this foundation for long wear, it may get you through a work day but not far beyond without touch ups. Other than that it’s just okay but I don’t know if I’ll repurchase.
I paid about $7.49 but everything is more expensive here in NYC. I’ve seen this foundation for as low as 5 bucks. If you’re having a hard time finding Coconut in stores like I did, here are a few places that currently has it in stock online:
I have dry skin so I went with Coconut Fit ME in Dewy smooth and I love it. It blends well and is the perfect summer foundation for this Florida weather. Thanks for your review!
Hello I have a question. I am currently trying different makeup and I just don’t know my color. My Mua tried 338 on me but as I bought it and I think it’s too dark. I am a nc45 in Mac. Can you please help me find my color in The mabeline. Thank in advance
330 matches “darker” skin too just not deeper brown tones. Just 330 and 355 are brown girl friendly. I wonder where 340 went smh. I BARELY fit 330…by mid-June due to all of this extra sun i’m getting lol i’ll need to mix 355 but I agree their color range sucks for brown(er) girls.
For darker skin I meant dark as in my complexion and darker, which is the range that a lot of these brands don’t pay enough attention to.
I use the 355 in the foundation stick and I like it for work very light coverage. They also have a 360 as well but the stores are always sold out of them. I got mine for 5 bucks at target. It was worth the 5 bucks.
I don’t know why they didn’t make a 360 for the Matte + Poreless. It makes no sense.
Thank you so much for your review. I’d also been wondering about this brand as I’ve recently started looking for inexpensive alternatives for the summer. I’ll have to pass because my skin is extremely oily. So far I’ve found only cover girl queen collection natural hue in rich mink works for me but I haven’t found a colored loose powder to set it and I’m not a fan of translucent powder. Any thoughts?
You’re welcome. I’m actually a big fan of translucent setting powder, particularly Ben Nye Neutral Set. That’s all I use. Ben Nye also makes a variety of colored loose powders for deeper complexions.
I purchased the same shade and it matched me perfectly. I’m NC 50 in Mac for reference, I also noticed that it didn’t play well with my concealers either (pro longwear, jordana ) so when I wear it I use the Loreal true match crayon concealer in medium deep.
Glad to see I’m not the only one. I’ve since found that if I apply my concealer under the foundation instead of on top, it wears better.
I have been using this for close to 2 years … they just recently discontinued my colour 340. I’m so heartbroken.
They have added 8 new shades in 2016.
There’s a 338 or a 340 now that looks to be a good match for me (no more mixing a little 355 with their 330 anymore). I need to see their new shades for the Matte+Poreless line in stores. I was just near a Walgreens after work today around 5:30/6pm but just found out about the new colors like 1hr ago here online lol. Maybe next week I’ll get a chance. There’s also an even darker shade now than 355…..which is 360-Mocha
Yes I’ve seen them. I want to try the next darkest shade as this one is perfect in Winter, but looks a little off in the Summer
There’s a lady who reviewed it on YT recently. Not too hard to find because I think she’s the only one who has reviewed the new 360 shade on there…at this time anyways :).
Ooops just checked YT and looks like about 8 people total have reviewed the new 360 shade since January 2016.
I have a question… As the season changes do I still use the same foundation? Do I use ighter foundation in the winter and darker foundation in the summer? I’m just starting to wear make up.
You should be using a lighter shade in the Winter, and a deeper shade in the Summer to match the shift in your complexion.