12.18.2014
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Fit Me! Pressed Powder
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$7.99
Category:Makeup > Powders
Last Updated:12.18.2014
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:Yes
Review Overview

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.

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Ingredients

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

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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03.03.2015
My new favorite!

Light-weight and smooth...makes my face look flawless!

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Marcie S.
12.30.2014
Great powder

This has been my go to powder because it is just the best! The colors are great, application smooth and the price is ridiculously low (I usually pick it up for around $5 with some coupons). I wish Maybelline included sunscreen (they used to have a great power with sunscreen in the Rewind line that sadly they discontinued). This power is a perfect example that the price means nothing - Chanel charges 10x more for a product that is inferior (to put it mildly) to this one!!

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ANETA D.
03.14.2014
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.

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MarinaD
02.25.2014
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.

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LL
01.28.2014
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.

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Anonymous
01.22.2013
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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