Fit Me! Pressed Powder

by Maybelline New York   Fit Me!
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$7.99 
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Category:
Makeup > Powders > Pressed Powder
Last Updated:
7/25/2014
Jar Packaging:
No
Tested On Animals:
Yes

This creamy-smooth pressed powder is more sheer than most, but leaves a soft matte finish with a subtle, healthy glow. The velvety texture, and the fact that it doesn't look at all powder-like on skin, makes this a great option for all skin types. The 18 shades provide plenty of options for fair to medium skin tones, and this powder's blendability (as well as the Fit Me! shade-matching guide that Maybelline has installed in many stores) makes finding a suitable match for your skin refreshingly easy. The shades are coded to match exactly the Fit Me! Foundation shades, and while we found that the shades do work together well, these powders fare better than their foundation counterparts, mainly because they lack the orange and yellow undertones some of the Fit Me! Foundation shades have.

Talc, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Magnesium Stearate, Isodecyl Neopentanoate, Nylon-12, Caprylyl Glycol; May Contain, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides

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 getting much better. Both companies specialize in offering a large selection of lipsticks, nail polishes, and mascaras, and many of their foundations have the same strengths and weaknesses (smooth textures and finishes plus the inclusion of sunscreens that are often without much-needed UVA-protecting ingredients).

The powders, several mascaras, pencils, matte-finish concealers, and Superstay Lipcolor are impressive and inexpensive. Although L'Oreal remains the more sophisticated and refined of the two lines (and now they have credible products, not just sleek ads, to back this assertion), 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. Price-wise, Maybelline is the least expensive of the L'Oreal-owned cosmetic lines (which also includes Lancome, Biotherm, Vichy, and Kiehl’s), and smart shoppers will note the similarities among brands that, with conscientious shopping, can really save you money without sacrificing quality or performance.

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

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  1. MarinaD
    Reviewed on Friday, March 14, 2014
    • Results
      4 / 4
    • Recommend
      4 / 4
    • Value
      4 / 4
    Just great
    • This powder gives a sheer coverage that looks dimensional and natural. Just what you need to set your makeup and keep shine at bay. Absolutely none of that flat, cakey, I'm-wearing-powder look. I had no trouble picking out a shade given a wide assortment of shades available.

  2. LL
    Reviewed on Tuesday, February 25, 2014
    • Value
      4 / 4
    • Results
      3 / 4
    • Recommend
      3 / 4
    Decent as a back-up
    • Not quite as finely milled as pricier elegant formulas but definitely not as dry/powdery as the Cover Girl powders. Like the packaging as well, isn't so drug-store like. Tip: Use a powder brush. Seems to hold well, no shine but not dry...looks natural. Hold color up in natural light if possible to get the best match...i spent 20 minutes doing this & luckily I ended up w/ a good match! Lots of shades.

  3. Anonymous
    Reviewed on Tuesday, January 28, 2014
    • Results
      1 / 4
    • Recommend
      1 / 4
    • Value
      1 / 4
    Causes bumps, sometimes pimples
    • I can't use any of the Fit Me products. They all cause me to get bumps, sometimes pimples. I wish I could use these products because they are the perfect color match for my fair skin.

  4. Lyd
    Reviewed on Tuesday, January 22, 2013
    • Results
      4 / 4
    • Value
      4 / 4
    • Recommend
      4 / 4
    Great powder for on the go.
    • I use a pressed powder during the day for touch ups, but a loose powder first thing. I love this powder, partly for the product and partly for the packaging, both are great. It includes a really useful mirror and a small puff in a separate compartment. My only complaints are that it is quite chunky and the puff disintegrates if you wash/rinse it. It doesn't get too mucky though, as it is kept separate to the powder during storage. The actual powder on the other hand is perfect. Really lovely texture and very natural colours. Mattifies without looking cakey or sitting on the skin. It is available at Boots and Superdrug in the UK for £5.99.

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