Maybelline Fit Me anti-shine stick in "220 Natural Beige" (€ 12,99)
I have to admit, I was pretty skeptical about this product. I had never tried any foundation-sticks before, I always stuck to my regular liquid foundations or powders. But I couldn't help wanting to try it out, I was so curious what this product was all about. As there are no directions on the packaging, I looked it up online. It says "for best results apply to your face and blend evenly with your fingertips". I however, do not like using my fingers to blend foundation, or even concealer. So I used my Real Techniques "expert face brush".
According to their website, this is why I'll love it: "Get flawless, shine-free skin instantly and on-the-go for tailor-made mattifying coverage. The anti-shine core has ultra-lightweight powders built in to the stick foundation to instantly dissolve excess oil. Available in 12 oil-free shades."
So the middle section that's a bit lighter is a mattifying core, that is supposed to help you get rid of any shine and give a nice matte finish. That's a huge plus for me, because my skin gets really oily and shiny, especially in the summer time.
However, the down-side for me is that there are only 5 or 6 shades available here in Belium. It wasn't easy finding the perfect shade, but I think I chose well.
Once I applied it to my face, I started blending it with my brush, and oh my, it has such a creamy texture and blends so well into my skin. You can build it up as much as you like, just apply some more to the areas on your face that need that extra coverage. It evens out the skin tone and looks very natural. As for the color, I think I did the right thing by picking out this color, it matches my face pretty well :)
+ Blends well into the skin
+ Looks natural
+ Light - Medium coverage (perfect for summer!)
+ You can build it up as much as you like
+ Powdery finish
+ The price (€ 12,99)
- Not enough colors in the range to choose from - There isn't that much product in one stick
Only wearing a primer and the Fit me! stick-foundation
This product is such a recommendation. It gives you light-medium coverage, applies very easy and looks amazing!