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Foundation Fixation: Maybelline Fit Me Matte & Poreless

As part of my weekly make up bag I get to try out a foundation properly for a full week, trying it every which way and putting it through it’s paces.

1st up is Maybelline Fit Me Matte & Poreless  in shade 115.

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The claims:

Fit Me Matte & Poreless has been designed for normal to oily skin. Its blurring micro powders refines pores while shine is being absorbed for a natural matte finish. Fit Me Matte & Poreless foundation fits both skin and texture for natural finish and poreless looking skin.

So my skin would have an oily T-Zone and the rest of it is pretty normal. If I don’t mind it I can get some dry flakey patches, but I usually keep pretty on top of it.

Day 1 (why do I always follow this up in my head with “in the big brother house!)


  • Used Wet n wild primer underneath.
  • Squeezed some on to my foundation palette (sounds fancy but it’s not it’s from Primark 😉) & used Round topped foundation brush to buff it in
  • Set over the top with Laura Mercier loose powder
  • Finished off with Urban Decay allnighter fixing spray.

I found that it Oxidised badly, got very orangey, it broke down on my nose & chin by lunchtime ( about 6 hours after application)

Day 2:

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Same as above except for:

  • Added Urban Decay Allnighter foundation to try and improve colour & longevity.
  • Used a flat topped kabuki brush

It definitely lasted longer & the colour was better. But this is more than likely due to addition of UD foundation.

Still broke down and oxidised but not as badly

Day 3:


Same as day 1 except for:

  • Switched primer to Clarins beauty balm
  • Used damp sponge to apply

Nope, oxidised , broke down & if anything emphasis’s pores!

Day 4:

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Same as day 1 except for:

  • I decided that maybe if I stuck to the same brand might help so tried Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser Primer

Seemed to last a bit better but it’s a bit too little too late, I’m having to work too hard and I’m just not feeling it. Don’t even want to do a day 5 😟

Day 5:


I’ve decided to go all in!

  • Maybelline primer
  • UD all nighter foundation mixed in
  • Face oil
  • Laura Mercier loose powder
  • No setting spray
  • I used the flat topped kabuki Brush to apply and sponge to blend

DISASTER!!!!!!

I made the huge mistake of going to a beauty counter after work and was equall parts horrified & mortified when I looked in her mirror. It was a horror show.

So yeah, this was not the best of starts but I am going to keep on to this until the summer and revisit it.

Have you tried this foundation ? Did you have a better or worse experience ? Am I doing something wrong? I’d love to know 😊


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