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.
The Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation 338 looks very similar to 355 in the bottle, just a smidgeon lighter.
When swatched, the two shades look almost identical. After dry down they appear to be exactly the same shade. Yes, they are dupes.
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 Foundation 338
Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation 355
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.