A few months ago, Maybelline came out with their Fit Me Shine Free Stick Foundation. I was intrigued because 1. I've never tried a stick foundation before and 2. it was supposed to be a shine free formula. On my trek to the drugstore, I also picked up Maybelline's Fit Me Concealer as I heard it was similar to the ever loved NARS Creamy Concealer.
First up, the foundation. It comes in a respectable 12 shades and is about $6.99, depending on where you pick it up. You get .32 oz of product which is about 1/3 of the standard 1 oz for your average foundation...so that's a little disappointing. I suppose the company didn't want the stick to be an unmanageable size, but then one would think they would charge 1/3 of the normal foundation price. Alas, that's not how the beauty industry works.
As far as performance, the foundation is supposed to give a shine free finish because of the "anti-shine" core in the middle. It's a cream (ish) to powder formula that is incredibly easy to apply and blend. I've found it's best to just swipe it on and blend it in with fingers. It has a medium coverage and a natural finish that is indeed shine-free. I think this would be a really great foundation to keep in your handbag or bring traveling as it's easy to apply on the go and since it isn't a liquid, shouldn't count towards the 3 oz rule while flying. Overall, it's a nice foundation if you are interested in trying something a little different.
The Fit Me Concealer is also a win, in my opinion. Coming in at 6 shades for around $5.49, it's a great option to cover any redness or under-eye areas. It might not have the staying power necessary for covering blemishes, but I think it does well on any post-blemish scars. I've recently been using a little of this around my nose and on my chin with a little powder over top and am good to go. It's natural and easy to blend with a brush (or sponge).
What do you think of these products from Maybelline? Are you a stick foundation fan?