Maybelline’s claims that Maybelline New York Fit Me Pressed Powder is the “1st mattifying powder that fits skin tone and texture. Skin stays poreless and perfectly matte for up to 16 hours.” This drugstore powder is advertised as providing natural coverage that leaves skin the way it is meant to be, fresh, breathing and flawless, no oils, no waxes, no nonsense.

Maybelline’s Fit Me collection is the best product line to hit the drugstore in the recent times. It comes with foundation, pressed powder, concealer, blush, and bronzer – just about everything you need for the face. The color ranges from light to medium to dark, in a total of 18 shades – providing plenty of options for every complexion. The number of your foundation corresponds with the number on the pressed powder, and concealer. Therefore, you don’t have to guess what will go with what. Each package has a color name along with a prominent number. So after determining your number, you can quickly pick out the matching foundation, powder, and concealer within this line. The blushes and bronzers go by light, medium, dark. I was sent this powder by Maybelline after I filled out a questionnaire sent by them, which asked a few questions about my skin tone. Following that I received Maybelline New York Fit Me Pressed Powder Set + Smooth range in the shade 310 Sun Beige. Honestly, I wasn’t so sure if the powder will match my complexion, I mean, they just asked a bunch of questions! But thankfully, it’s the perfect match for me and a holy grail in my makeup bag since I received it!

Maybelline claims that Fit Me Set + Smooth Pressed Powder goes beyond matching to merge seamlessly with your skin. This shade-true powder creates a fresh, breathable, long-wearing lightweight face powder for coverage. It naturally sets makeup and smoothes skin’s texture. It blends seamlessly and doesn’t look cakey. The finish is just right!

This drugstore powder is dermatologist and allergy tested. It is oil free and does not clog pores. It is suitable for all skin types, even sensitive skin.

Price: Maybelline New York Fit Me Pressed Powder retails for Rs. 475 for 9g of product.

Packaging: It comes in a cheap plastic case with twin opening. The powder is on the top and the puff and a good-sized mirror on the bottom. I have to keep flipping between the top and the bottom to swipe more powder onto the puff before looking in the mirror. I actually don’t mind it but I feel it would be more convenient to have the powder and mirror together, so you can dab into the powder while looking at the mirror!

The powder is slightly pearlescent. It goes on translucent with a hint of tint. It looks quite fresh on the face, not chalky or dull. It feels light and sets my CC cream and concealer giving a matte finish. It doesn’t look super powdery or over done. It doesn’t cake into your pores or settle into fine lines. It does a really good job at keeping my face shine free for hours. However, after a while it does get oily again, when I need to touch up. I was nervous about the slight sheen to it, but it really makes your skin look healthy and glowy. It helps keep the liquid foundation from smudging off the skin. It is truly a breathable, long-wearing lightweight face powder for a slight coverage with a natural, smooth finish.

This is my everyday wear-to-work powder. It does a great job to set my foundation and concealer, provides a slight luminous finish and makes my skin appear smooth. I don’t have any complaints except for the poor packaging and its non-availability in any Japanese drugstore!

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