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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Review: Maybelline Fit Me Pressed Powder

Today's review is the follow up product to yesterday's review of the Fit Me Foundation. Like the foundation, I wasn't overjoyed with this product, but it's not terrible either. I was a bit iffy if I should get it as many reviewers have had issues with oxidation and darkening and general shade problems. I am pleased that I didn't have any such issues.

I bought the same shade as my foundation- 120 Classic Ivory, and the shade is the is a perfect colour for me and blends over my foundation with no issues. I found the product to be pretty similar to MAC's Mineralized Skin Finish, but not as fine and with less coverage and no shimmer. The powder is quite smooth, better than other drugstore brands I've tried. Granted MAC's MSF is light coverage, this powder is lighter still. Colour wise, my MAC MSF in light medium is almost identical to Fit Me 120. I have read some reviews where testers have stated that they thought the pigmentation of the powder is too light, which kind of baffles me. I subscribe to the school of thought that your powder should be light and I tend to got for transparent powders. Powder should be used to set your foundation, not add more coverage.

While powder is a part of my every day routine, I have to be careful of which ones I use and how much due to patches of dry skin. I can happily say that this is one powder that I can apply without hesitation, as it didn't get caked up. I don't think that this would be a great choice for you though if you are prone to oily skin though. I don't really fall into the oily category, and I rarely (like super rarely) need to touch up my powder, but this powder didn't last as long as most do for me. I wasn't full on oily, just not as matte as when I first applied it.

As for the packaging, it is in a stylish square black compact, but the product is round. The top level of the pan lifts to house the powder puff (not even a puff- a powder pancake) underneath and a mirror. As I said, I don't tend to use powder much throughout the day, so for me I don't need the mirror in the compact or the useless puff, but if you do use it on the go it is handy. They should give you the option of purchasing it without since it is so much to just throw out.

Overall, this powder is okay and I could see myself repurchasing as it is smooth and didn't give my dry skin any issues. Have you tried this powder? What did you think?


  1. I made the same comparison to mac msfn. I don't really use powders, but I got this, just to review mostly, for $4 why not (with coupon) and it's pretty okay.

  2. Great review. I agree, I always use translucent powders as I use for setting my foundation. So can't wait for this to come out in the UK to try, hope it does get here, we're so behind over here xxx

  3. I can't find this in Malaysia... :(

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