Fit Me! Blush
Last Updated:01.18.2013
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:Yes
Review Overview

With five color categories (Nude, Pink, Coral, Mauve, and Rose) and three skin-tone categories (Light, Medium and Deep), this extensive collection of powder blush is among the widest and most organized you’ll find at the drugstore. Aside from a somewhat dry texture that’s not easily picked up by a brush, once applied, this sheer blush creates lasting natural-looking color that can be built up to create a more dramatic look.

Maybelline has organized the display for their Fit Me! Blush into three groups, according to skin tones: Light, Medium, and Deep. When selecting blush, it’s very helpful to follow their guideline. Softer blush shades work better on lighter skin tones and more pigmented shades work better on medium and deep color skin tones.

Most shades have a somewhat noticeable satin sheen, but the nude tones contain a subtle shine. None of these blush colors flake, something that can’t be said about some of the more expensive shiny blushes from high-end lines at the department store.

Those looking for blush shades that go on with more noticeable color than Fit Me! Blush offers may want to consider L’Oreal’s True Match Blush, which also has an ample selection of shades divided by color intensity.

Brand Overview

Maybelline New York At-A-Glance

Strengths: At least one excellent product (if not several) in almost every category; many excellent foundations; superior mascaras; inexpensive makeup brushes; some terrific concealers, powders, blush, and lip color options.

Weaknesses: Lips balms tend to be a letdown; a few of the Great Lash mascaras are surprisingly average compared to other Maybelline formulas.

Maybelline is one of the best-known and most recognized mass-market makeup lines in the world—it's available in 90 countries. Throughout its long history, which began in 1915 when T. L. Wilson founded the company and named it after his sister, Mabel, and Vaseline (which he combined with coal dust to concoct a mascara for her), the company has prided itself on bringing innovative products to the marketplace. L'Oreal purchased the company in early 1996, and that's when things really started coming together for the Maybelline brand.

Specializing in a large selection of lipsticks, nail polishes, and mascaras, there is a lot to love from this drugstore brand. Many of their foundations are exceptional, and their powders, several mascaras, pencils, matte-finish concealers, and Superstay Lipcolor collection impressed us by offering a high degree of quality for their inexpensive price point.

Maybelline's latest urban image is a positive step, as many of their latest launches have been innovative without resorting to "been-there, done-that" gimmicks. Smart shoppers will note the similarities of a few of Maybelline’s formulas to products from high-end brands that are also owned by parent company L’Oreal. That just goes to show conscientious shopping can really save you money—without sacrificing quality or performance.

For more information about Maybelline New York, call (800) 944-0730 or visit their interactive Web site at www.maybelline.com.

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A decent blush for almost nothing

The light nude shade was very nice. The formula was a bit too fragrance-y and dry and was a hard to pick up with the brush sometimes, but the end result made it worth the effort.

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Good, but not amazing

This blush gives you a really nice flush of color. It's great until the actual product hardens and you can't pick up any product. I had to scrape the top layer with tweezers to get full pigmentation.

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