Review: Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation

As I constantly say, finding a liquid foundation that would match my skin tone here in Japan is quite a challenge for me. Maybe this time I’d say that I’ve found something that would solve the issue, only it’s not a Japanese brand. Don Quijote carries this brand and it’s where I purchased this about a month ago or so. First off, let me tell you about my skin condition for the time being.
– acne-prone (no zits at the moment)
– oily (sometimes) & dehydrated
– with reddish and dark acne marks
– large pores
– uneven skin tone
– dull & rough
With these concerns in mind, I’d love to get my hands on a liquid foundation that can at least blur my impurities. I’m not really a fan of heavy coverage base because I feel like it’s not good for my skin that’s prone to pimples and I still want my skin to peep through.

maybelline fit me matte + poreless foundation review
Shade: 220 Natural Beige, 1,500 yen (tax excluded)


  • A lightweight foundation that mattifies and refines pores and leaves a natural, seamless finish.
  • Ideal for normal to oily skin
  • This matte foundation formula features micro-powders to control shine and blur pores.
  • Dermatologist tested
  • Allergy tested
  • Non-comedogenic
  • Pump bottle type


  • Compared to my previous liquid foundation, this one is closer to my tone. Notice the difference in the photo below.

    taken under natural sunlight
  • I only use a little of it and it’s definitely lightweight in that sense.
  • It can blur my reddish and dark acne marks.
  • It can also refine my large pores a bit.
  • My skin tone appears even with this.
  • Leaves a natural finish.
  • Doesn’t cause pimples.
  • Quick to dry and blendable (I apply it on my face with a brush and finish everything up with a dry triangular sponge.)
  • Easy to dispense


  • Not transfer-proof
  • It creases (when you take a very close look) when not topped with a setting powder.
  • Can control shine but not for a long time.

    As you can see, it gives me more pros than cons, so I didn’t regret buying this one. I might repurchase if I can’t find something a little bit better than this.
    Have you used this? How’s your experience?


Author: The Pinay Ajumma

1990 | Socially awkward | Chocolate addict

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