New L’Oreal Magic Smooth and Maybelline FIT ME ReviewsFebruary 11, 2011 at 5:09 pm | Posted in Makeup | Leave a comment
Tags: L'Oreal, L'Oreal Magic, Maybelline, Maybelline FIT ME
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Flipping through a recent issue of People magazine, I discovered a free sample card of L’Oreal MagicSmooth Souffle Makeup and Magic Perfecting Base with $2 off coupon. Both contain a significant amount of silicone ingredients, which I’m sensitive to, but wanted to try it on, since many of you have no trouble with ‘cones.
I first applied the Magic Perfecting Base ($10.99), aka primer, a thick dry-feeling cream. It did instantly fill-in pores and gave a very smooth look to the skin. My oiliness broke through after a couple of hours, however it did keep my makeup on longer than without.
Next, I put on a blend of the two darker shades of the MagicSmooth Souffle foundation ($14.99). The shades went on lighter than the swatch, so the darkest shade probably would have been good alone. The texture was very similar to the Magic Base. It gave medium coverage and did “blur” the skin a bit, as the ads promise (it’s not just shaky camera work!). MagicSmooth Souffle is available in 12 shades.
Maybelline FIT ME foundation ($6.99) is on the other side of the texture/coverage fence compared to L’Oreal MagicSmooth. It promises “translucent, flawless skin that lets the real you come through.” I would describe it as a tinted moisturizer with a bit of coverage. It blends really well and the range of 18 shades covers a lot of skin tones. You can layer it for more coverage, but it’s never going to hide imperfections.
I tried a friend’s FIT ME in Natural Beige. Because it’s lightweight, it’s forgiving on the skin, but I would purchase the next darker shade. Like the L’Oreal, FIT ME also has a large amount of silicones. If you like a hint of coverage (the no makeup – makeup look) with sun protection, check it out. FIT ME provides SPF 18.
Both L’Oreal and Maybelline can be purchased at drugstores.
I didn’t fall-in-love with either foundation, I think there are better products. But, for an inexpensive choice, Maybelline FIT ME is worth a look.