“Put your best foot forward to make a good impression“….the saying goes…
…But it’s Maybelline’s cosmetics that help you put your best face forward for New Years Eve and into 2018.
By Alison Blackman
Fit Me! Powder
* Advicesisters.com reviewed Maybelline’s Fit Me! Foundations, previously (read review) y but the Fit Me! Loose Finishing Powder ($7.99) is the last step (or the first on bare skin) to smooth imperfections and diminish shine and it really works!.
The finely milled powder in a shaker jar performs like a luxury brand, but at a fraction of the cost.
Moreover, your skin won’t look dry and the powder won’t settle into your pores, making them more prominent.
There are 8 shades from very light (05 fair) to (40 deep). On my light/medium skin #10 Fair Light, #15 Light, and even #20 Light Medium worked well.
But if you don’t see your share listed, don’t despair! Mineral powders are “forgiving” since they are sheer.
I wish there was room in the shaker jar for an applicator.
Fortunately, Maybelline has a bunch of really good and affordable makeup brushes (see some below in this feature)!
Along with the Maybelline Fit Me! Foundation there’s Fit Me Blush ($5.99) in natural (believable) colors.
Whether you like pink, berry, brown or apricot, you will get a natural flush from this very blend-able, pressed powder blush.
I found 10 slightly shimmery shades at ULTA.com (there are six displayed above) offering color that can be applied with a light touch, or layered for more intensity.
#30 Rose and #25 pink are my picks for universally-flattering medium shimmery warm blush tones.
Plum, Berry and W are great for medium to deeper complexions.
Conceal? Illuminate? Enhance? Maybelline Master Camo Color Correcting Pen ($9.98) is a swivel up concealer pen in a color for every skin issue.
The ergonomic sponge tip blends these colors beautifully and they dry quickly.
Green (reduces redness), Pink (brightens a dull light complexion) Yellow (brightens dull light to medium complexions),
Violet (reduces sallowness in fair to light complexions), Apricot (conceals dark circles in light to medium complexions),.
Red (not shown in the photo) conceals dark circles in deep complexions.
The Maybelline Face Studio Fairy Highlight ($9.99) is a fun product to either conceal or correct (use each of color stripe) or swipe a brush (damp for more intensity) over the entire compact and be surprised at what it does for cheekbones, eyes, neckline, and shoulders.
For easy to do instant glamour, try Maybelline Face Studio Master Chrome Metallic Highlighter ($9.99) –my sample shade in #100 Molten Gold” (there’s also a metallic Rose Gold) adds a ton of (sheer) glitz eyes, lips, cheekbones and decollete.
A slightly angled Powder Brush ($9.98) has a luxuriously wide head of bristles to apply powder without streaking.