March 30, 2011
Ok! First of all, I apologize for the non-blogging in the past month. I am still catching up on stuff, but I want to do at lest one blog before my practicum for school starts (it’ll probably be another 3 weeks of non-blogging, apologies in advance!). Then I would like to apologize for the blurry-ness of this picture to the left, I don’t know what happened.
Anyways, on go with the blog. So when I first saw the Fit Me line by Maybelline I was really excited. I am slowly running out of my Make Up Forever Face and Body foundation that is so far the only foundation I can stand having on my face, and I did not want to fork over $42 to get it after I run out. So I’ve been searching for a cheaper alternative. I am not a big fan of any of the drugstore brand foundations, I feel that most of them are heavy and thick, which I do not want. I like my foundation light and thin. Actually, I do not like anything (including face cream) that are thick or heavy. Anyways, so I looked up about Fit Me on MUA. The reviews seemed to be fairly good, most people said that it blends easy, medium coverage and pretty light. A few weeks mauling over whether to buy it or not, my friend said she had a coupon for $2 off at a place that was selling it for about $7 dollars, with the total coming to $5, which is pretty damn cheap. So I got a bottle. I tested out the colours from a tester found in LouLou magazine. none of the colour really was a perfect match, #125 was the closest.
First the colour
most of the Fit Me colours in the 100s were pinkish, the yellow toned one was 210, but that was wayy dark. 125 was pretty much the only one with a slight yellow undertone, though still pink. The formula is kinda creamy, definitely nothing like MUF Face and Body. I’ll talk more about the formula later.
Here’s a colour comparison with my other foundations.
The MAC foundations were testers I got from MAC, I did not like it though. I tested myself to be NW20, and the counter girl tested me to be NC30, so she gave me both. NW 20 was wayyyy too white and pink. NC 30 was no better, it was orangey on my face, and I can literally see the colour difference. I personally don’t like getting samples from anywhere but Sephora, because that’s the only place that does not give you a “you are too poor to buy shit” look, so I never went back to try other colours. I did however, went to Sephora and got a sample of the new Too Faced foundation in Warm Nude, which was also too dark for me. I will have to head back and get one in Perfect Nude. It’s not shown here in the picture because I had already dumped it (oops =p). I am not a big fan of MAC’s foundation formula, it’s drying and it’s also thick. The Too Face foundation was not bad at all, except it’s more expensive than MUF, so that would defeat the purpose of finding a cheaper alternative (LOL).
Formula: So I tried it on one day, and I swear I will never use it again. For the entire day I felt as if there’s a layer of olive oil on top of my skin, I did not like it. It was already sliding off my face 3 or 4 hours into the wear. It creased on my eyelids and was settling around my nose, and where my glasses sits, I could not stand it. The colour fit was ok, but I cannot stand it on my face! I am giving it away to a friend that wants to try but for whatever reason cannot find her colour (#130) anywhere. I told her not to waste her money and just try mine, I am pretty sure she won’t like it.
So yes, I have been foundation hunting. I have just ordered a foundation by Kate (sub-brand of cosmetics giant Kanebo in Japan). It seems that Japanese brand make up are generally lighter, perhaps because the temperatures in Asia are much higher and humid, I am sure no one would like thick and heavy make up on their face under the hot sun. And I’d imagine the colour fit would be much much better. So I hope this works out.
Until next time (which will be a while from now), live well and shop LOTS!