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?