ELF's Essential Foundation Brush. This application method works very well for me, but of course you can blend it in with your fingers or any other tool you prefer. Maybelline says the Fit Me Shine Free Foundation will provide "natural matte coverage" with a "powder core that instantly dissolves excess oil". I respectfully disagree. This foundation feels greasy upon application and it never dries down. This foundation just sits on the skin and it looks so apparent that I'm wearing makeup. Because Maybelline's Shine Free Foundation never really melds with the skin its very prone to transferring. The finish of this foundation is kinda gross, it looks like an oily powder. Coverage is very light, Shine Free masks only the smallest imperfections, if you have a lot to hide this is not the foundation for you. Maybelline's Fit Me Shine Free Foundation Stick is certainly not shine free, nor is it long wearing - oil breaks through it almost instantly and most of this foundation is gone after six hours of wear. Me and my normal to combo skin are not used to such poor foundation performance. I should also mention that a stick of Fit Me Shine Free will not last that long, after two weeks of daily wear I've already used about a third of the tube.
Maybelline's Fit Me Shine Free Foundation Stick was a massive let down for me. I love the Fit Me liquid so much, so I had high hopes. Maybelline's Shine Free is meant to be matte, yet it looks and feels greasy. The wear is very poor. I can't imagine who this foundation would suit, it cannot deal with even a little bit of oil, yet the powdery finish will definitely cling to dry skin. Maybelline's stick foundation isn't all bad though, its easy to blend, packaging is convenient, and the color selection is good. I enjoyed trying this foundation for the novelty factor, but I don't think I'll reach for it very often. If you want to try a novel foundation, opt for L'Oreal's Magic Nude Liquid Powder instead. I do not recommend Maybelline's Fit Me Shine Free Foundation nor will I repurchase it.
Outer Core: Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Polyethylene, Phenyl Trimethicone, Nylon-12, Diisostearyl Malate, Ozokerite, Polyvinyl Laurate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Caprylyl Glycol, Propylene Carbonate, Calcium Carbonate, Zinc Pca, Acrylates Copolymer.
May Contain: Ci 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499 / Iron Oxides, Mica.
Inner Core: Isononyl Isononanoate, Dimethicone, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Cera Microcristallina / Microcrystalline Wax, Phenyl Trimethicone, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Silica, Copernicia Cerifera Cera / Carnauba Wax, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Nylon-12, Caprylyl Glycol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Calcium Carbonate, Zinc Pca, Acrylates Copolymer, Lauryl Methacrylate/Glycol Dimethacrylate Crosspolymer.
May Contain: Mica, Ci 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499 / Iron Oxides.