6 December 2012

The Perfect Couple: Maybelline Fit Me & Real Techniques Buffing Brush

Sometimes, we come across the perfect couple - the Rachel and Ross, Bridget and Mark, or the Lily and Marshall of the make-up world. Recently, I stumbled across one that is pretty much what many women want these days from a foundation - natural, flawless and simple. The (I don't watch many romance films so I'm struggling to come up with any more couples..) Gavin and Stacey in this case is..

The Maybelline FIT Me Foundation & the Real Techniques Buffing Brush


On their own, the products are both great. The whole world and their mums have said how the Real Techniques Buffing Brush works with anything, but truthfully, I think as with any foundation brush I think this one is at its best with a certain kind of foundation. The Maybelline Fit Me foundation on its own is nice. Because its gel-based, it hydrates, it looks skin-like without looking dewy, and has a lowish medium coverage - pretty standard sounding. So on their own, the two are good. But together, they pull out the best of each other (so romantic)..

1. The Buffing Brush has lots of bristles, which means you get a bit more coverage out of the foundation, so it's great for us who have a bit of scarring or redness. The foundation is also incredibly buildable, and you'll struggle to make it cakey even with layering. So if you usually like medium-high coverage and matte foundations, this might be a great route to go down if you wanna have a go at a more skin-like finish.

2. It also means because the foundation is gel-based and easy to buff, once you dot it onto your skin (not just the five points, but all over), the brush has the right amount of give to buff it into the skin, and it fits like a puzzle piece onto your skin leaving you with a polished you. For me, the Buffing Brush is not for application - it's for buffing, and with the consistency of Maybelline's Fit Me foundation, it really really gets it into the skin and makes it look so natural and flawless. "Your skin but better" is the phrase that comes to mind.

Some foundations I'd compare the two to are the Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua, Bourjois Healthymix Original and the YSL Touche Eclat. The Chanel is creamier and a smidgen heavier, Bourjois Healthymix Original is much creamier, heavier with much more coverage, and the YSL Touche Eclat is less coverage and better for drier skins. The Maybelline Fit Me is like if the Chanel and YSL had a baby - it has the great fit and skin-like features of Chanel, it's great for combination skins because it hydrates like YSL, it's lightweight, natural coverage, and is an absolute steal for the quality if you use it with the Real Techniques. On its own, it's great, but with its Prince William, it's fantastic.

Truthfully at the moment, I'm just trying to use my paler foundations up. But after I'm done with them, I wouldn't be surprised if I picked up shades for all seasons in this Maybelline Fit Me foundation to use with my Real Techniques Buffing Brush, because it's what so many women, including myself, want: undetectable, flawless and "you".

Have you tried the Maybelline Fit Me Foundation?
What's your favourite base combo?

<3yu

15 comments:

  1. awhh this is my favorite brush too :) must try the foundation too :)

    xxx Marina
    beautiful me plus you by Marina Bergmann

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    1. It's lovely I hope you like it if you do try it :)

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  2. I didn't like this foundation, it was too dark and took too much effort to buff in, plus it highlighted my dry skin.. shame!

    Jayde x


    www.badromancejayde.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. How strange! I think it's one of the easiest foundations to buff in, that's a shame!

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  3. Wow, sounds like it worked amazing for you! May try it soon xx

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    1. It did, I hope it works as well for you! :)

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  4. Oh my god I love you little tag line at the bottom! I love the RT brush with my LM tinted moisturiser xx
    kittymakesup.wordpress.com

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    1. Ahh I've heard so much about that, I want to try it! :)

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  5. great review, I like way you write it:)

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  6. BLOODY LOVE IT. This is hands down the most impressive drugstore foundation I have ever bought. Never has my very yellow toned skin found such a perfect match. They are truly going to be bezzies for life. It's beautiful, even when applied with fingers and find a little really goes a long way, which is something I don't usually find. While I love YSL, I do find the finish a little too shiney. I won't be rebuying it, as Fit Me, in my humble opinon, is a better colour match, finish and lasts damn well too. The powder is beautiful too, and concealer has great coverage and non-drying under the eye. Woah, sorry about the size of this comment, obviously having a blogging withdrawal purge. xx

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    1. Hahaha you crack me up Nic! I really want to try the concealer now!

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  7. I absolutely adore the real techniques brush! But I'm not a massive fan of maybelline foundations, I always find they come out so yellowy on my skin

    http://alittlebitunique.blogspot.co.uk/

    x

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    1. Ah you're completely right, this one is pretty yellow! It's like Bourjois - theirs are too pink for me :)

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  8. Do you think it would be suitable for oily/combination skin? I am eager to try this foundation out! :D

    x Court
    http://madeinmarcelle.blogspot.com.au/

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