Femme Fetch: Maybelline Fit Me Shine-Free Foundation Stick

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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.

Femininely Flawless: Matte Foundations

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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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Visit my beauty blog, Femme Boy for a detailed review of one of my current favorite matte foundations.

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Femme Fetch: Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation w/ SPF 20
Loving this foundation for daytime wear. Light to medium coverage, broad spectrum SPF, and velvety satin/matte finish. Works great with all skin types and provides effective protection from the sun. I suggest keeping this foundation exclusively for daytime/ everyday wear and going for a different foundation when going out. Not enough strength in the coverage department for nighttime and foundations with SPF tend to photograph a bit badly. Wish they had a few darker shade options, but this always seems to be my request to almost all cosmetics lines as a dark glamazon princess. I picked up this foundation at my local CVS for $10 USD, which saves me more money to waste on makeup elsewhere. 
Look out for a demo/ review video soon.  Femme Fetch: Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation w/ SPF 20
Loving this foundation for daytime wear. Light to medium coverage, broad spectrum SPF, and velvety satin/matte finish. Works great with all skin types and provides effective protection from the sun. I suggest keeping this foundation exclusively for daytime/ everyday wear and going for a different foundation when going out. Not enough strength in the coverage department for nighttime and foundations with SPF tend to photograph a bit badly. Wish they had a few darker shade options, but this always seems to be my request to almost all cosmetics lines as a dark glamazon princess. I picked up this foundation at my local CVS for $10 USD, which saves me more money to waste on makeup elsewhere. 
Look out for a demo/ review video soon. 

Femme Fetch: Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation w/ SPF 20

Loving this foundation for daytime wear. Light to medium coverage, broad spectrum SPF, and velvety satin/matte finish. Works great with all skin types and provides effective protection from the sun. I suggest keeping this foundation exclusively for daytime/ everyday wear and going for a different foundation when going out. Not enough strength in the coverage department for nighttime and foundations with SPF tend to photograph a bit badly. Wish they had a few darker shade options, but this always seems to be my request to almost all cosmetics lines as a dark glamazon princess. I picked up this foundation at my local CVS for $10 USD, which saves me more money to waste on makeup elsewhere. 

Look out for a demo/ review video soon. 

Still loving MAC Face and Body Foundation, especially in the winter. Great hydration!!!!
So Femme !!!!

Still loving MAC Face and Body Foundation, especially in the winter. Great hydration!!!!

So Femme !!!!

Femme Fetch: Illamasqua Rich Liquid Foundation
Loving this full coverage foundation. This stuff is the ultimate in covering up any and everything, can even work as a concealer. Great on all skin types and is  especially perfect for us oily femmes wanting a foundation to stay put all day. Also loving the Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation for day to day wear. 

Femme Fetch: Illamasqua Rich Liquid Foundation

Loving this full coverage foundation. This stuff is the ultimate in covering up any and everything, can even work as a concealer. Great on all skin types and is  especially perfect for us oily femmes wanting a foundation to stay put all day. Also loving the Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation for day to day wear. 

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. 

Femme Fetch: Makeup Forever Mat Velvet Foundation
Makeup Forever is one of the most versatile and quality driven brands in the vastly populated world of cosmetics. The Mat Velvet Foundation along with just about every other product from the line is proof of the amazing-ness that is Makeup Forever. I am super obsessed with matte/ semi-matte finishes especially for us oily femmes and this foundation gives the most natural and fresh finish ever. Liquid foundation formulas can be scary for many, particularly many of us with problem skin, but no worries when using this foundation.  I like applying it with fingers, a wet sponge, my Aveda foundation brush, or a duo fiber/stippling brush for the most natural finish. The foundation wears all day and helps control shine without looking too dry.  Mat Velvet is medium coverage with the ability to be built for more coverage if needed, though I feel that takes away from the purpose of the product.  I highly recommend this foundation to anyone looking for a good amount of coverage with ability to possibly pass the foundation off as “good skin”. If you want something even lighter and more sheer try the Makeup Forever Face and Body Foundation. 

Femme Fetch: Makeup Forever Mat Velvet Foundation

Makeup Forever is one of the most versatile and quality driven brands in the vastly populated world of cosmetics. The Mat Velvet Foundation along with just about every other product from the line is proof of the amazing-ness that is Makeup Forever. I am super obsessed with matte/ semi-matte finishes especially for us oily femmes and this foundation gives the most natural and fresh finish ever. Liquid foundation formulas can be scary for many, particularly many of us with problem skin, but no worries when using this foundation.  I like applying it with fingers, a wet sponge, my Aveda foundation brush, or a duo fiber/stippling brush for the most natural finish. The foundation wears all day and helps control shine without looking too dry.  Mat Velvet is medium coverage with the ability to be built for more coverage if needed, though I feel that takes away from the purpose of the product.  I highly recommend this foundation to anyone looking for a good amount of coverage with ability to possibly pass the foundation off as “good skin”. If you want something even lighter and more sheer try the Makeup Forever Face and Body Foundation. 

Loving this video from Makeup Forever on how to fix your eyeliner without removing your makeup and starting all over. 

Femme Fetch: Aveda Inner Light Foundation Brush
I am so in love with this brush!!! Alot of the Aveda makeup is pretty “natural” a.k.a boring, but this brush is truly one of the best I have ever used. I have primarily used this brush with liquid formulas and it gives a pretty flawless finish. The brush is best suited for us girls who love sponge application. There is really no difference in the feel and finish in comparison to a wet sponge. It retails for $40 usd, but that is pretty standard for good brushes. This is a great purchase for the femmes looking for cruelty free purchases also.
http://www.aveda.com/product/5337/16869/Makeup/brushescompacts/Inner-Light-Foundation-Brush/index.tmpl

Femme Fetch: Aveda Inner Light Foundation Brush

I am so in love with this brush!!! Alot of the Aveda makeup is pretty “natural” a.k.a boring, but this brush is truly one of the best I have ever used. I have primarily used this brush with liquid formulas and it gives a pretty flawless finish. The brush is best suited for us girls who love sponge application. There is really no difference in the feel and finish in comparison to a wet sponge. It retails for $40 usd, but that is pretty standard for good brushes. This is a great purchase for the femmes looking for cruelty free purchases also.

http://www.aveda.com/product/5337/16869/Makeup/brushescompacts/Inner-Light-Foundation-Brush/index.tmpl

Femme Fetch: Aveda Tourmaline Charged Exfoliating Cleanser
I received the entire Aveda Skin Care Line when I started my esthetics training a few days ago and I am already forming some fiercely femme feelings about some of Aveda’s stuff. One of the obvious standouts is the Aveda Tourmaline Exfoliating Cleanser which is pretty impressive. This product has to be one of the most gentle exfoliators I have ever tried, second only to some of the Shiseido exfoliators. This product is effective for all skin types and gentle enough to be used daily.
I love, love, love the fact that Aveda focuses on an all natural approach and being completely ”Green”, but I find the products to be extremely over-priced. I got the line free, but I can say that if you have to splurge on anything, this product is worth the expense.

Femme Fetch: Aveda Tourmaline Charged Exfoliating Cleanser

I received the entire Aveda Skin Care Line when I started my esthetics training a few days ago and I am already forming some fiercely femme feelings about some of Aveda’s stuff. One of the obvious standouts is the Aveda Tourmaline Exfoliating Cleanser which is pretty impressive. This product has to be one of the most gentle exfoliators I have ever tried, second only to some of the Shiseido exfoliators. This product is effective for all skin types and gentle enough to be used daily.

I love, love, love the fact that Aveda focuses on an all natural approach and being completely ”Green”, but I find the products to be extremely over-priced. I got the line free, but I can say that if you have to splurge on anything, this product is worth the expense.

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?

Femme Fetch: Nars Cosmetics Powder Founation

At this point, we are all aware of the Sheer Glow and Sheer Matte foundation formulas from the Nars Cosmetics line. You would have had to have been completely shut off from the beauty scene the past few months to have not heard the buzz or hype surrounding the Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer.  But I am hear to tell you that the Powder Foundation from Nars is amazing and is usually my go to daytime foundation. I actually find that alot of people shy away from powder formulas. For us oily girls, powder is an obvious choice over wrestling with liquids that claim to finish matte. 

This particular foundation from Nars ,unlike the “Sheer” ones, offers a SPF; it’s only 12, but that’s better than nothing. I also find that I get good coverage that is far more natural than liquid plus no need to set with powder.

Femme fatales are always on the go which works with this foundation because of it’s compact packaging. This foundation can serve as a setting powder for your liquids also. Remember that versatility is key. 

So Femme!!!!

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.

Okay, so I just got a question about suggestions for an  affordable, lightweight, and non cakey foundation. I believe that getting a flawless look from foundation has more to do with technique and tools used than the product, in my opinion. so what do you guys think? What are some good affordable foundations with lightweight feel? Okay, so I just got a question about suggestions for an  affordable, lightweight, and non cakey foundation. I believe that getting a flawless look from foundation has more to do with technique and tools used than the product, in my opinion. so what do you guys think? What are some good affordable foundations with lightweight feel? Okay, so I just got a question about suggestions for an  affordable, lightweight, and non cakey foundation. I believe that getting a flawless look from foundation has more to do with technique and tools used than the product, in my opinion. so what do you guys think? What are some good affordable foundations with lightweight feel? Okay, so I just got a question about suggestions for an  affordable, lightweight, and non cakey foundation. I believe that getting a flawless look from foundation has more to do with technique and tools used than the product, in my opinion. so what do you guys think? What are some good affordable foundations with lightweight feel?

Okay, so I just got a question about suggestions for an  affordable, lightweight, and non cakey foundation. I believe that getting a flawless look from foundation has more to do with technique and tools used than the product, in my opinion. so what do you guys think? What are some good affordable foundations with lightweight feel?