I’m planning on making this a whole series tbh, lord knows I’ve messed up many, many times when it comes to makeup lmao.
This post is dedicated to the Maybelline Fit Me powder compact- I’d owned another Maybelline powder compact prior to this and finished using it too having had no idea that I’d been wandering around looking like a ghost. Before I actually start though, I’ll just say that this isn’t a bad product- or a bad brand in general. It just did not work for me – so don’t worry, the only person I’m bashing here is me lol.
So, I have dry skin. Like really dry skin. To the point where sometimes, it starts flaking off. Till now, most foundations do not sit right on my skin- product cracks and pills far too easily on me, and I have yet to figure out a workaround. I’m also not super makeup savvy, recently I’ve gotten into skincare and I’m learning a lot more about that but as far as makeup goes, I’m a certified n00b thanks to my dad who never let me use makeup (still is against it but I have begun my rebellion at 22) because it is a distraction from studies (won’t argue with that tbh, but I’m old enough to be responsible now uwu). My mum, who should’ve been the one to teach me this stuff hates makeup and knows even lesser than I do so effectively my only guide has been the internet- & beauty gurus who get paid to promote crap products/ never fully discuss all aspects of product selection but that’s a discussion to be had another time. In any case- this meant that I didn’t have that awkward phase of experimentation in school like everyone else- I had it in college. The SA at the local department store somehow convinced me to buy a compact (and I had seen rave reviews of this online thanks to all them beauty gurus) so I got this. And, mistakes were made.
You see, if you have super dry skin like mine and are not following a skincare routine of any sort, a powder foundation is a bad BAD idea. If the skin is not hydrated enough to take this- not to mention this was the wrong shade for me (too light, though I could have gotten away with it had I known how to use it correctly)- this will end up looking awful. Not only will your base look super powdery, but it will also crack and pill/flake off. Aka utter and complete disaster. I did not know how to use it correctly. I was super heavy handed, walked around with a cake face thinking I was “cool”- basically it looked like I was wearing makeup. I like natural looks, the “no makeup” makeup kind of looks, this wasn’t it. I learned my lesson way too late because I ended up finishing my first compact (may she rest in peace) and got this one. It’s fine, still too light, hasn’t run out yet, still is terrible as a foundation on me but I use it to set my cushion foundation (that I shall review soon- it is AMAZING) and my concealer (that I also love, bless). So, I’m still not at beauty guru status (I shall get there one day). But I’m learning- even though my learning is costing me RIP.