The Battle of The Foundations: Maybelline Fit Me vs Loreal Paris True Match vs Loreal Paris Infallible

If you follow me on Instagram (@mrinalinism) then you might know that I had promised a battle of the foundations, so here we are. I recently purchased the Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation in the shades 230 Natural Buff and 322 Warm Honey and like any other beauty lover I have loads to say about how this foundation compares with the ruling drugstore favorites, the Loreal Paris True Match Foundation and the Loreal Paris Infallible 24H Foundation. I have previously reviewed my holy grail foundation, the Loreal Paris Infallible in the shade 250 Radiant Sand over here so do check out that post for a more detailed review of the same.

Now, here are my thoughts on the Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation and its comparison with the products from Loreal:

Color: The shade range of the Fit Me Foundations seems to run a little darker than I expected. The color 322 Warm Honey is clearly very dark for me while 230 Natural Buff seems to be the closest match for my skin tone. Both these shades have a peachy brown undertone, which might look a bit dull and muddy on the face. The shade 250 Radiant Sand of the Infallible range is the perfect match for my skin tone and has a yellow undertone. As for the True Match range, N4 Beige seems to be the nearest match to my complexion but it somehow appears pinkish in the beginning but seems to oxidize with time and ends up matching my skin tone. So the Infallible foundation is clearly the winner of this category.

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Coverage: I feel that the True Match and Fit Me foundations have similar coverage. They provide a medium coverage that can be built to a full coverage by adding a second layer of the product. The Infallible on the other hand has a full coverage in one coat and you do not need a concealer unless you have some really huge blemishes. Again, if full coverage is your need then you must stick with Loreal Infallible.

Finish- The Fit Me Matte+Poreless foundations have a comfortable matte finish. They are highly suitable for oily skin as they do not add any shine to the face. However, the lack of a glow might seem a little flat. Somehow, they seem to moisturize the skin despite being matte foundations and they are so easy to wear that I often forget that I have foundation on! The True Match Foundations are also moisturizing but they have a more glowy finish that is suitable for dry skin. The Infallible foundations are extremely matte but have a brightening effect on my face due to the yellow undertones. However, they tend to get a little uncomfortable to wear after a few hours.

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Longevity- The Fit Me and True Match foundations have a comparable longevity of about 4-6 hours on my skin. The Infallible foundation, on the other hand, can last up to 8-10 hours in a similar environment.

SPF- The True Match foundation has an SPF 17 while the Infallible Foundation has an SPF 18. The packaging of the Fit Me foundation does not mention an SPF, so I am not sure if this one contains any SPF or not.

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Packaging- Both the Loreal foundations come with a pump while the Fit Me foundation does not have one. The lack of a pump makes it hard to use and difficult to travel with.

Price- The Maybelline Fit Me Foundation is priced at INR 525 only while equal volumes of the True Match and the Infallible foundations are priced at INR 1025 and INR 1400 respectively. With such a huge difference in price, I can definitely live without a pump!

Final Verdict- For oily skinned people like me the Infallible foundation is the best bet for long-lasting full coverage while the Fit Me foundation offers value for money and is great for daily wear. The True Match foundation is more suited for those with dry to combination skin types.

I hope this exhaustive review and comparison was useful and helps you in making the right foundation choice!

Buy the Maybelline Fit Me Foundations here.

Buy the Loreal True Match Foundations here.

Buy the Loreal Infallible Foundations here.

Let me know what products you want me to compare next.

XoXo,

Mrinalini

 

 

 

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First 100 Subscribers, Valentine’s Day and Giveaway Possibilities

It has been less than a month since I created this blog and yesterday I hit 100 subscribers, just in time for Valentine’s Day. I love the wonderful community of fellow bloggers that have stopped by to appreciate and encourage me in the first leg of my journey. The best part is that I had not known any of you before I started this blog, so basically, I made 100 new friends. I want to thank each one of you with all my heart.

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The spirit of love is in the air, thanks to the occasion of Valentine’s Day. Even though some of you may not believe in the concept of this day, but I take it as a reminder to spare some time to think about all those who play a crucial role in my life. This is a wonderful opportunity and excuse to put your thoughts into words and express your love for those who matter. They may already know that you care but a little reaffirmation does go a long way!

Extending the same to this blog, I would like to express my love by arranging a giveaway. I am not sure about the details yet, perhaps I will keep it open till I reach 500 (or 300) subscribers or maybe I will announce the winner on my birthday next month. I am not even sure about the prize yet, but it will either be some lip products or eye products or both. Since it is my first giveaway there will be only one winner and only those living in India or having an Indian address will be eligible (I am really sorry that this one is not international but I promise that the second one will be international for sure!).

To enter the giveaway you have to do the following –

  1. Subscribe to this blog.
  2. Subscribe to my other blog ScribblesInGrey.
  3. Follow me on Instagram @mrinalinism
  4. Follow me on Twitter @mrinalinisachan
  5. Comment on this post that you have entered the giveaway and also let me know whether you would prefer eye products or lip products as the prize.
  6. Tweet the link to this post to invite more participants and tag me so that I can retweet 🙂 (Optional)

I will choose one winner at random from all the entries. The deadline for the giveaway and the prize will soon be announced in a separate blog post. Edit: Find out about the prizes and deadline here 🙂

Lots of Love,

Mrinalini