I find foundations quite a tricky area to tackle in the beauty world. For one, trying to colour match yourself is just a nightmare and two, sometimes the finish and formula just isn’t right for you. Foundations can also be a hard product to recommend, as everyone’s skin prefers something different. Maybelline foundations were pretty new to me when I picked up the two variations of the Fit Me foundations, but now I’m obsessed. Finding a drugstore foundation you love is a real winner, isn’t it?

I went for both purely because some ‘dewy’ foundations on me just aren’t dewy enough or at all, and the same goes for matte formulas. Whatever it says on the bottle never really happens on my face, I just test them out and see hope for the best. I have oily combination skin, and can sometimes suffer with tiny dry areas, and you’d think I’d prefer the matte foundations but that’s so not me. I love dewiness and glow, and being able to get that from a foundation is incredible. It doesn’t mean I reach for dewy foundations over matte, I just go with whatever works. This range also boasts quite a varied shade range and I actually found it easy to colour match myself for once! So whether you prefer dewy or matte, I’ve got something for you.

Typically, I don’t have a favourite out of these two foundations because they both add luminosity and glow to your skin. However, if you’re more for dewiness or have dry skin, the Dewy + Smooth formula is hands down perfection. This formula is made for dry and even buy priligy pills sensitive skin, as its super creamy and hydrating. It smoothes out the skins texture to leave a natural and luminous glow, which I find really flattering even on my skin type. It doesn’t give me excess oil, I just ensure to add a small amount loose translucent powder after to set it. The finish is very seamless and I say gives a medium coverage that lasts all day. If you apply it with a brush it gives a sheerer coverage, but with a beauty blender I find it more buildable and effortless. This foundation contains SPF 18 to protect your skin from environmental damage.

If you prefer a matte finish, one very flawless, then the Matte + Poreless would be my recommendation. Although the foundation claims to be mattifying, I wouldn’t say this is completely matte. I find some other matte foundations can flatten your features but this one doesn’t, it adds some luminosity and life to your face. It keeps your oil levels at bay, even without powder, and creates a seamless base with minimal pores. This gives a medium coverage, a bit heavier than the Dewy + Smooth formula, but again can be applied with a brush or sponge. I find it just as lightweight but would recommend this for normal to oily skin types.

I love that Maybelline has covered both preferences for the finish of foundation, and I have found both really wearable. Both foundations are so natural, even if you build the coverage. I’m yet to try more from the range.

Have you used any Maybelline foundations?

Megan ?

22 comments so far.
  • I LOVE the fit me concealer x

  • It sounds like Matte + Poreless would be the one for me x

  • I have the Matte one and I am obsessed! It keeps me matte over 10 hours which most foundations don’t do on my skin!

  • I can’t wait to try Matte & Porefessional now. I just hope their lightest shades are pale enough.

  • Back To You Beauty

    They do seem lovely, I do like a buidable foundation so I can decide the coverage on the day!

  • I’ve haven’t tried many Maybelline foundations – this sounds so good I may need to pick it up as I’m looking for a good high street one x

  • I love a matte finish so the matte and poreless one sounds fab! I haven’t tried their foundations before so will give it a shot! X

  • I love the matte foundation and how it looks on my skin but as I love a dewy finish I definitely think I need to try the dewy and smooth one to compare.

    Kristy |

  • I absolutely adore the Matte + Poreless foundation, one of the best from drugstore, in my opinion! x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

  • I haven’t tried the foundations but I love the fit me concealer x

  • thesundaygirluk

    I haven’t used this range in what feels like forever! Matte and poreless sounds right up my street x

  • Erin Russell

    I need to try another Maybelline foundation, the shade range has grown so much since I last did, they are such a good price too!

    Erin || MakeErinOver

  • I’m a huge fan of the Matte+Poreless one. Haven’t tried the Dewy-Smooth foundation yet, but it sounds fab! I need to give it a go!

    Nicole | The Glam Surge

  • Lady Writes

    I haven’t heard of these before but I haven’t tried a Maybelline foundation in so long, these sound like a good place to revisit though! x

  • I definitely prefer the Matte + Poreless one, it’s such a good drugstore offering!

    Cass | CassandraMyee

  • I don’t think I’ve used a maybelline foundation since the matte mousse days – the matte and poreless one sounds promising though, would love to give it a try!

    Lucy | Forever September

  • I find colour matching high street foundations such a task. I haven’t tried this but I really like the Fit Me concealer!

    Alice | alicemaysnell

  • I think the dewy one would be great for my dry skin, I am on the hunt for a waterproof foundation for dry skin at the moment xx

  • Georgia Hathaway

    I haven’t tried Maybelline foundations for a long time! But these do look great!

    Georgia x

  • I’ve not tried much from Maybelline in the past, but I also have oil combination skin so I’ll have to give them a go xx

  • OOH I had no idea that there was a dewy AND a matte option in this foundation! I need to get my hands on the matte one, it sounds perfect. I’m looking for a new foundation at the moment and your blog is inspiring me big time!!

    Nikki xx | Lovelaughslipstick ♥

  • This was actually the first foundation I ever tried – it was the old version though! I used it for two years in a row and really liked it. I need to try the updated version and see if I still love it :)x

    Anu | Based On blog | Bloglovin

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