I'm not quite impressed with this foundation. I just had high hopes for it and it didn't deliver. It's not that it has lighter coverage, I even started to love that and usually I like more heavier coverage. I made it work with Catrice Illuminating Serum primer and essence get picture ready! powder to look decent from afar. On my nose it broke apart not long after the application and it clung to the dry patches I didn't even knew I have.
Matte + Poreless comes in a squezy tube. I would prefer standard packaging with the pump, since it can get messy because of it's liquid formula. That reminds me on the Affinitone foundation, which was runnier and the mess was awfull.
As I mentioned before it has more of a liquid formula. It's similar to the original Fit Me foundation, just that it has matt finish. I prefer to aplly it with Miracle Complexion Sponge from Real Techniques. The sponge sucks up a lot of product, since I squezed out a generous amount of product three times for one layer on my face. It doesn't make me poreless, as they claim.
It has light to medium coverage, but definetly not full as it is described on their website. It layers without a problem.
It has a yellow undertone to it, but nothing too obvious. The shade Natural Ivory is quite light, but there's one lighter shade 110 Porcelain. You see what they did here? 110 is lighter than 105, which is missleeding.
|From left to right: Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless 105 Natural Ivory, Maybelline Fit Me concealer 15 Fair, L'oreal Infallible 24h-Matte 11 Vanilla, L'oreal Infallible 24h Stay Fresh Foundation 200 Golden Sand.|
I'm not impressed with staying power on my oily T-zone. I get oily after 2 hours, which is too quickly since this is meant more for oily skin. On other parts of my face it lasts for 8 hours with no problem. And dry emphasized patches became even more emphasized after 2 or 3 hours.
|Matte + Poreless on my face.|
Overall I don't think it's a bad foundation, but it's not the best either. I can make it work with right primer and powder. I will still use it up, either alone for more natural look or for mixing it with other foundations. In my opinion it works the best for normal skin type.
Have you tried it yet?