My search for an everyday wearable foundation doesn’t seem to be ending anytime soon. My recent “casual” visit to beauty store next to my house helped me discover some new launches. I saw Maybelline New York Fit Me Shine Free Stick Foundation along with new lip flush tints. I was not sure about the former but picked it just out of curiosity. My store had 4 testers so I assumed that there are only 4 shades, however while searching online I saw the brand has launched 5 shades , which is not something we see with maybelline since they have just launched cushion foundations that too in two shades ! how funny can it be ? Well coming back to the Shine free stick foundation.
Packaging is convenient and travel friendly. Maybelline New York Fit Me Shine Free Stick Foundation comes in a twist up tube which is a reminiscent of Maybelline Clear Glow Shine Free BB Stick which came years ago. The fat tube has 9 g of product.
Shade – I picked 220 Nude beige which is still light on me. The darkest shade “Toffee” was way too dark so I picked this one since a tad light shade can be worked with the use of a darker powder or bronzer. The shade needs to be warmed up a bit and since the coverage is sheer, it doesn’t cause much trouble.
Texture & Formula – This is a shine-free , oil free formula which makes it perfect for combination-oily skin. Those who struggle with acne can also use it since the formula is non-comedogenic. The texture is creamy with a powder core which is supposed to control oil.
I find the formula of Maybelline New York Fit Me Shine Free Stick Foundation quite creamy. It glides on smoothly and blends seamlessly. On me it gives a satiny finish, I was afraid that my dry skin would become extremely dry but nothing happened. Infact i felt the formula quite comfortable for my skin. If you have oily skin then you would definitely need additional mattifying powder on top.
Coverage – Sheer-light, In one layer the coverage is sheer, almost negligible. After two layers you can see it covering blemishes a bit.
Staying Power – 4-5 hours max.
Maybelline New York Fit Me Shine Free Stick Foundation is priced at Rs 550, available online & in store
You can also watch my recent video for a demo
If you are looking for a sheer coverage foundation that doesn’t do much then probably this product would help. I don’t think Maybelline New York Fit Me Shine Free Stick Foundation would control oil or even out skin tone.
Rating : 2.5/5