According to Maybelline.com: “Our first gel stick foundation with an anti-shine core, fresh gel foundation blends to a natural matte finish, lightweight powders in the anti-shine core instantly dissolve excess oil”
All in all, the Maybelline Fit Me Shine Free Foundation Stick holds up with a few minor things that I would have changed. The product definitely delivers a shine-free finish, feels light weight, and is extremely easy to apply.
Dimethicone is second on the ingredient list for the inner core “anti-shine” portion of the stick, so it definitely is going to go on the skin smoothly and help mattify. Their are also dimethicone cross polymers included further down the line on the list, which suggest there is a good amount but not too much to cause worry. Also the use of this product is for topical purposes, which is the best way to utilize this ingredient. The foundation will create a barrier around the skin making it not the best option for my femmes with acne issues.
I like Maybelline Fit Me Shine-Free as an “on-the-go” foundation. It’s easy to apply and may need to be touched up throughout the day. The stuff instantly mattifies and takes away shine. But if there ever was a foundation that has to be washed off before bed, it is this one, no exceptions!!!!
Maybelline offers good shade selection(12 shades) for the foundation and is quite affordable(under $10 usd). Definitely worth adding to the collection, you could always use more makeup, girlie!!!!
Be Bold, Be Femme.
Check out my post on matte foundations in general on my blog, FEMME BOY.
Buy Maybelline Fit Me Shine-Free Foundation Here. or at your nearest convience store.
Mattifying foundations work to achieve coverage on the face(sometimes body) while providing an “oil free” finish to the skin in varying degrees. Typically, these specific foundations include silica, talc, and dimethicone for their mattifying properties, and are safe for consistent use on the skin. The key word when shopping for mattifying products is going to be "non-comedigenic" or "oil-free" meaning won’t clog pores. Oily/combination skin is usually best suited for matte foundations, but normal skin types can experiment when going for a certain look.
When wearing matte foundation starting off with a slightly moisturized face works best. The foundation has something to adhere to and blending is always easier on moisturized skin. Let the mattifying element come from your foundation, not your moisturizer.
I favor a matte foundation specifically when going out and especially when I am sure I will be photographed. Nothing worse than a super oily face showing up all over Instagram and Facebook. :-( Less is always more with matte foundations , blend in quick light strokes pressing in with the warmth of your fingers after. Use the setting powder sparingly, very light hand here. Matte Foundation and tons of powder is a less than desirable look.
Femme Tip: Does your skin look flaky and super dry when you wear matte foundations? Try exfoliating the skin first, this removes any dead skin cells that may be on the skin preventing a smooth finish.
Be Bold, Be Femme.
Visit my beauty blog, Femme Boy for a detailed review of one of my current favorite matte foundations.
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Latest tutorial video. Featuring all NARS products!!!! I went a different direction with this tutorial, I like to think that no makeup tutorial has been done like this. Tell me what you think.
Urban Decay Naked Skin Liquid Makeup
I am super excited about the release of an official foundation from Urban Decay. This line is consistently fun, bold, and always delivers. I am happy to see them expanding the line to encompass all areas of the face. Definitely will be reviewing and sharing my uber femme feelings about the product soon.
Loving this video from Makeup Forever on how to fix your eyeliner without removing your makeup and starting all over.
Wayne Goss- Do MAC Foundations Cause Breakouts?
I have used tons and tons of MAC product and never had a distinct reaction to anything from the line, but I know others feel differently. I agree with Wayne’s explanation in the video.
What has been your experience with MAC products?
NARS Artistry Session- Immaculate Complexion
I am obsessed with NARS as you all know. Here is a nice video featuring the new tinted moisturizer. She preps the model’s skin with the Oil-Free Pro-Prime Pore Refining Primer, which is great. Nars is the ultimate in SPF protection, which everyone needs no matter what your complexion.