Recently I purchased Maybelline’s Fit Me! Liquid Foundation in 110 Porcelain. I was lured in by the possibility of a drugstore foundation pale enough for me. I got this for Buy 1 Get 1 50% off from Walgreens.
The Website Claims:
No oils, no waxes, no nonsense
Natural coverage that leaves skin the way it was meant to be…fresh, breathing, natural
Exclusive translucent base and lightweight pigments allow skin’s natural highs and lows to show through
The Ingredients are:
Active: Octinoxate (7%), Other: Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Glycerin, Isotridecyl Isononanoate, PEG-9, Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Dimethicone/Polyglycerin-3 Crosspolymer, Sodium Chloride, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Chlorphenesin, Disodium, EDTA, Acrylates Copolymer, Propylparaben, Fragrance, Tocopherol Ascorbyl Palmitate, Aluminum Hydroxide, PEG-9, Ethylparaben, Dipropylene Glycol, Isobutylparaben, Butylparaben, Alphaisomethyl Ionone; May Contain: Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides
$7.99 for 1 fl. oz.
Does it live up to its claims?
Well, it didn’t break me out. It’s a light coverage liquid foundation in my eyes. The color 110 Porcelain is the palest shade that they offer and it has pink undertones. I was hopeful that this would be a more neutral foundation, but I was wrong. It’s definitely too pink on me. When I wore this without primer it lasted about 5 hours on me before it needed to be touched up.
You can see here where it looks pinkish, and darker than expected on my face.
The flash makes it look ok, but this is why it’s important to look at foundation in natural light.
Would I purchase again?
No. The shade of foundation didn’t match my skintone. It fell into the category of too pink on me. Most drugstore foundations tend to be too pink or too peach on me, or too dark. The 5 hours of wear wasn’t bad, and the fact that it didn’t break me out was nice, but it fell short of my expectations for foundation. It may work for someone who is pale with pink undertones. It just didn’t work for me.
Product purchased by me. All opinions are my own.
Hmm I am very very pink so this could work but I’ve never found a drugstore foundation that isn’t too yellow and even though it’s too pink for you i reckon it would still be too yellow for me!
@Lillian, I have the exact same problem. Never seen a drugstore, or a high-end (no access to Illumasqua), cream or liquid foundation that is light & pink enough for me. I’ve been having to mix my own cream foundation by adding matte pigments from TKB, first a bit of blue to neutralize the yellow, & then pale pink, as well as some titanium diozide & zinc oxide to lighten it. I’ve been using pale pink matte eyeshadow as a setting powder.
Er…more accurately, blue-violet pigment to neutralize the yellow-orange pigments.
Apparently the lowest # Illamasqua may be light enough.
I definitely agree, too pink!
Sidenote, I LOVE those earrings you have on. Where did you get them?
I love the earrings too! Are those from an Etsy shop?
Yes! They’re from HandcraftedCaroyln’s shop
I hated this foundation and ended up returning it. The color oxidized and was very orange on me. All the shades look dark to me. The texture was a weird slippery one. I rarely return anything but this was a huge disappointment (the packaging was nice though).
Ick! Oxidization sucks.
I really like the Maybelline foundations because they are actually pink enough for me. I am like Lillian in that way… Others are too yellow or peach.
I really like Dream Mousse Smooth in Porcelain Ivory… But I am a level darker than Phyrra, so the Maybelline Dream Mousse foundations are a tad too dark for the paler gals.
Most drugstore ones tend to run too dark, but sometimes it’s nice to try
All foundations I tryed from drugstore brands looked horrible on me, too yellow, too pink, or worst, orange! In liquid foundations I was only able to find a match in some higher end brands that make truly neutral tones. But I never really liked the finish on my face so I ended up trying mineral foundation and never looked back!
By the way, lovely earrings you’re wearing. They are origami lucky stars, am I right?
I think so
Well I’m glad to hear the foundation didn’t break you out! And 5 hours of wear is pretty good. I’ll have to check it out to see if there is a shade close to my skintone.
After 5 hours I looked a hot mess though. It was goooone.
Awww…. well maybe I won’t waste my time then! I’ll stick to my Meow foundation and PF Healthy Wear tinted moisturizer.
I kind of doubt the line has a match for me, either.
Well, it’s not as good as the Cover Girl Natureluxe, so I wouldn’t be too upset over this one.
I’ve **finally** stopped looking at drugstore brand foundations. They always look like they could work, and I’m always disappointed with the color.
But I do have to thank you for trying, Cin. It was your blog posts that lead me to the Maybelline mousse foundations.
I had passed over drugstore foundations for so long that I had given up hope. And I never considered Maybelline before because I never had luck with their cosmetics in the past.
So, I do appreciate your help with this. <3
I still try sometimes, and usually end up sad panda
I’ve noticed that drugstore foundations tend to be too dark or if they are light enough, they are too pink!
Yep, you summed up my experience
Honestly 5 hours is pretty disappointing to me, I expect my foundation to at -least- last me all day at work (even without primer)
The texture was interesting, but the color being off, and it being gone after 5 hours meant it didn’t work for me. So I hear ya!
WHERE did you get the earrings? They. Are. So. Cute.
From Handcrafted Carolyn on Etsy
It’s pink enough for me, but like Loreal True Match in 1C it’s way too dark. I get that awful foundation line along my jaw. Didn’t provide enough coverage for me either.
I will never find a perfect foundation but I guess there are worse things in life lol…
You will find one! It’s just probably not going to come from the drugstore.
Idk, in the bottle it looks way off, like way to dark and on your hand it looked too yellow. I use covergirl clean make up atm but Idk, I still think its too dark/pink for me. I never feel like a foundation is pale enough. They always make them too dark, somewhere someone told themall of us have beige skin? LOL, I guess that’s more of the “average” skin tone. Idk I need some pale foundation without going “goth”. Any ideas?
Meow’s Inquisitive level colors are pale
I recommend them. http://www.meowcosmetics.com
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