Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation 338 Compared to 355

Maybelline added 8 new shades to the Fit Me Matte + Poreless range to make it easier to find a perfect match for your complexion and skin tone. There were four darker shades added and I received one in my Influenster Maybeline Fit Me VoxBox, 338 Spicy Brown. I’m going to compare the new Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation 338 Spicy Brown to the shade that I normally wear, 355 Coconut. You can see my full review of the Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation here.

Maybelline Fit Me Matte and Poreless Foundation 338 and 355

The Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation 338 looks very similar to 355 in the bottle, just a smidgeon lighter.

Maybelline Fit Me Matte and Poreless Foundation 338 and 355

When swatched, the two shades look almost identical. After dry down they appear to be exactly the same shade. Yes, they are dupes.

Maybelline Fit Me Matte and Poreless Foundation 338 and 355 Swatches

338 Spicy Brown, 355 Coconut

This didn’t make any sense to me and I figured that the shades only appeared to be dupes when swatched, so I took 338 for a spin to see if it would work for my complexion and skin tone the way 355 works.

Maybelline Fit Me Matte Poreless 338 Spicy Brown

Maybelline Fit Me Matte Poreless Foundation 338

(flash)

maybelline fit me matte and poreless foundation 355 coconut

Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation 355

(no flash)

Sure enough, both 338 and 355 work for me. 338 appears to be a little lighter due to the flash illuminating my highlight, but it looks exactly the same on as 355. Both 338 and 355 is a little too light and orange on me until it oxidizes. After it oxidizes, it neutralizes and gets darker, matching my complexion perfectly. Neither will be dark or red enough for the Summer months though.

I like the Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation a little more since I did my review. It looks great on, I just wish it controlled my oil better. This may have nothing to do with the foundation as I’ve noticed that my skin is becoming oily all over and it’s no longer just the t-zone. A lot of the primers and foundations that I use are not holding up as long as they used to. I still have to be careful which under eye concealer I use with this foundation as it doesn’t play nicely with some. Check out my full review of the Matte + Poreless Foundation for further details.

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15 Comments

  1. E.C.fromD.C.
    03.01.2016 / 7:50 pm

    Thanks for the update :).
    Wow they do look very similar when they dry down.
    I only added a tiny bit of 355 to my 330 when there were no in-between shades.
    I might look into their 335-Classic Tan shade instead (332 will probably still be a little too light for me by itself). BUT 338 will be a great summer shade for me. I’m happy I don’t need to mix anymore with this one anyways.
    I’m gonna look in a Walgreens and CVS near my work tomorrow and see if they have these new shades (particularly 332, 335 and 338).

    • Erica
      Author
      03.01.2016 / 11:26 pm

      You’re welcome I’ve notice that the new shades seem hard to find in store :/

  2. Raquela
    03.02.2016 / 2:30 am

    Erica , did you take a look at the shade 360 in Mocha ? It might work for you better . I saw 338 in the store and thought it would be too light for me . I’m the shade you are but find that the 360 is more spot on for me .

    • Erica
      Author
      03.02.2016 / 6:28 am

      360 is too red for me in the Winter but will work better for Summer. I have more golden undertones in the colder months and turn Mahogany in the Summer. 355 works best for me right now, but I just wanted to point out that 338 oxidizes to the same shade.

  3. ECfromDC
    03.02.2016 / 8:19 am

    Either because they sell too fast or they’re slow to get them in there? lol
    I will try 1 Walgreens and 1 Walmart this week (maybe an Ulta too). If I don’t find them in any of them i’ll just buy them online. I’m not running through 10 stores all over D.C. for them lol.

    • Erica
      Author
      03.02.2016 / 4:07 pm

      Lol I feel you. Danielle from The Style & Beauty Doctor found them on Amazon!

  4. E.C.fromD.C.
    03.02.2016 / 7:45 pm

    I got them both (335-Classic Tan and 338-Spicy Brown) right after work today!
    The Walgreens near my work had them.
    Didn’t have to go to the NE DC Walmart (even tho i’m sure it has them too) :-D.

    • Erica
      Author
      03.02.2016 / 10:25 pm

      Yay glad you found them!

  5. Nyomi
    03.07.2016 / 10:43 pm

    IMO 355 seems redder than 338 but both r too red for me… I have been wearing 355 for months and using a way lighter powder to neutralize some of the red tones since 330 was too light for all over coverage. Normally I didn’t have the time or patience or time to mix them together. Now that they have expanded the shade range I find that 340 is a better shade for me all together, so no more mixing or using too light powder to neutralize! It’s a great everyday foundation so it was worth the wait for the right shade to me.

  6. lipsticqueen
    04.21.2018 / 5:50 am

    that is so weird! 338 is my perfect shade and 355 is way too orange/red!

  7. Debra J
    01.09.2019 / 2:36 am

    355 is supposedly my shade but I feel like it’s not warm enough for me. What does this mean? Do I need to go lighter or darker? People say I tend to choose my foundations too dark. It’s Winter time and my skin is still getting lighter, can’t keep up and I’m shook.

    • Erica
      Author
      01.19.2019 / 2:02 pm

      It’s not uncommon to need a lighter foundation in the Winter and darker in the Summer

  8. Ney_nah
    07.24.2020 / 8:34 pm

    Hello, I’m new to make up and I’m confused. I chose the shade 340 cappuccino and when I apply it with my concealer and powder, it’s yellowish compared to my chest. Now looking at my face alone it’s fine and fits me but when compared to my chest, it’s like my chest is more of a red undertone. What shade should I go for? Please help!

    • Erica
      Author
      07.27.2020 / 10:56 pm

      It’s normal for your face, neck and chest to be different shades as usually our face receives the most exposure to the sun. It’s best to match your foundation to your neck, and to your chest if it will be on display. I can’t tell you exactly what shade to pick though

  9. Ney_nah
    07.24.2020 / 8:44 pm

    Hey I need help! I’m new to make up! When I apply 340 cappuccino with my concealer and all it looks yellowish and on it’s own it fits me but compared to my chest it doesnt cuz my chest has this reddish/ neutral undertone. Please what shade should I get?

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