Beauty On A Budget: A Foundation Favourite


My current everyday foundation favourite is the Maybelline Fit Me foundation, and it was an unexpected hit. When i’d previously tried some of the foundations from Maybelline I found them to be not very long lasting and they seemed to oxidise quite a lot on the skin. But I spotted this newer formula on a recent trip to Boots and decided to give it a go…

The Maybelline Fit Me foundation is described as a ‘matte and pore less’ formula which is ideal for normal to oily skin tones. This foundation is designed to ‘mattify and refine pores with blurring micro-powders, match skin tone and texture, and give a natural and seamless finish’. All that promise for Β£5.99? Well I tested it out and I have to say I’m genuinely impressed.


It felt very watery when I first squeezed it out of the tube which made me think that it wouldn’t apply well to the skin, but surprisingly enough it gave really good coverage and a great finish. I’d say the coverage is medium to buildable and it blends really well into the skin. It doesn’t feel cakey at all and felt very lightweight and natural while covering any redness and blemishes. I chose the shade 105 Natural Ivory which matches my skin tone perfectly, and it doesn’t seem to oxidise as dramatically as some of the previous Maybelline foundations I’ve used which is a bonus!


Despite the finish being matte, it doesn’t feel drying or look flat on the skin – it still gives a luminous look to the skin without the shine. I have oily-combination skin, and this foundation stayed on all day which I was really impressed with, I felt confident enough that I could put it on and not touch it for the rest of the day.

This foundation comes in a 30ml tube, which is quite small but ideal for chucking in your bag. I’d say that for how inexpensive it is, you can’t really go wrong! For me, it lives up to its promises and i’d definitely recommend it to anyone looking to try a new foundation on a budget!

Thanks for reading.

Aimie xo



  1. August 17, 2016 / 7:22 pm

    I agree, when I used this I found it to be a great foundation. For me as well it lasted all day and gave my face a great matte look! It really is worth every penny.

  2. August 17, 2016 / 7:24 pm

    Glad it worked well for you! It’s definitely one of my favourites πŸ™‚

  3. August 17, 2016 / 7:25 pm

    I use one from Mac now which is amazing!

  4. August 17, 2016 / 7:26 pm

    Oh cool, which one is it? πŸ™‚

  5. August 18, 2016 / 1:45 pm

    Love your review Aimie! I recently bought the concealer from this range and so far I’m liking it, it’s consistency and how well it blends into my skin! I’ll have to give the foundation a go at some point as well ☺️
    Billie x

  6. August 18, 2016 / 4:12 pm

    Thankyou! πŸ™‚ yeah I’m sure you’d like the foundation then. Worth a try for that price! πŸ™‚ X

  7. September 3, 2016 / 7:56 am

    I can’t help but splurge on makeup so often- but this budget friendly idea is great! Excellent article! Btw, for anyone on a budget, try the Ibotta App- it helps me save money and earn Cash on purchases, plus you can get $10 for signing up using code: apbnfta

  8. September 3, 2016 / 9:28 am

    Thanks! πŸ™‚

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