Thursday, November 7, 2013

Maybelline Fit Me Stick Foundation and Concealer

 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 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?

Tuesday, November 5, 2013


Get your credit cards ready...the Sephora 20% off VIB sale starts on Thursday!  It runs from the 7th to 11th and is 20% off on all purchases.  Unfortunately, it's only for VIB/VIB Rouge members.  Normal Beauty Insiders are out of luck.  But, if you have indulged enough in Sephora items in the last 11 months to reach VIB status, get ready.  I have a few things on my list including the Hourglass Light Palette, Rockateur by Benefit, REN Rediscover Radiance Kit and this GlamGlow mask.

What do you have your eye on?