Updated: Feb 28, 2022
YASSSSSS, Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless is my daily drugstore holy grail! AND I love that it keeps on getting better.
My Fit Me! Bottles in the past months
I was a 128 warm nude shade - beige with golden tones. After about 4 months of working from home, I noticed that I'm now a shy shade lighter. Oh, how I miss the sun. So, the 128 is now orangey on my skin. Gladly, GREAT TIMING, Maybelline Philippines just released the 118 shade. Looking at the swatches, looks like this is the next lighter warm shade in their range of 20 shades available here in the Philippines.
The 118 is described as a Light Beige shade. I can see that it has a warm undertone like the 128. It looks nice even when photographed with flash (2nd photo) considering it has SPF22.
Same great coverage as before. I applied 2 thin layers here, and it still has that buildable medium to full coverage, natural matte finish. It is still suitable for normal to oily skin type - the new bottle highlighted its CLAY ingredient that helps control oil.
AQUA / WATER / EAU CYCLOHEXASILOXANE NYLON-12 ISODODECANE ALCOHOL DENAT. CYCLOPENTASILOXANE PEG-10 DIMETHICONE CETYL PEG/PPG-10/1 DIMETHICONE PEG-20 POLYGLYCERYL-4 ISOSTEARATE DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE PHENOXYETHANOL MAGNESIUM SULFATE DISODIUM STEAROYL GLUTAMATE HDI/TRIMETHYLOL HEXYLLACTONE CROSSPOLYMER TITANIUM DIOXIDE METHYLPARABEN ACRYLATES COPOLYMER TOCOPHEROL BUTYLPARABEN ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE ALUMINA SILICA GLYCERIN
Reading the label (I'm no expert here but did my research) I noticed that it has similar ingredients, the Cyclopentasiloxane and Dimethicones, that can be found in your make up primers too. No wonder it mattifies and stays real well. It has your sunscreen Titanium Dioxide. It has the antioxidant Tocopherol and moisturizing Glycerin too.
The shade is a wee bit light for me. Though it matches my skin's highlights, I'll need to warm it up a little - so, mixing a drop of 128 shade or contouring will help. But over-all, I think I look better in this shade with my skin looking brighter. I guess I have to finally follow the (personal) foundation shopping guide: It's better to keep at least 2 shades of foundation to mix and match. Our skin color changes depending on the season; it can be tanner during summer, and paler during the cold months. Thus, having a range of close shades can come in handy.