Product Review: Maybelline Fit Me Pressed Powder

Here is my long overdue review of the Maybelline Fit Me Pressed Powder ($7.99). If you haven't already, make sure to check out my reviews on this powder's other family members-the Fit Me foundation, and the Fit Me concealer.

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Maybelline Fit Me Pressed Powder- #210, Sandy Beige

Swatch of Maybelline Fit Me Pressed Powder, #210

Since it is super easy to determine one's pressed powder shade match, I picked up #210-which is the same number/shade, as my Maybelline Fit Me foundation color. This shade was a perfect match because, it contains some yellow undertones in it. Right off the bat, I thought the plastic packaging was pretty nice. But, I still think it's a tad bit bulky. Inside the compact, there is a flip-up compartment which houses a round cosmetic face puff, and it also contains a nicely sized square shaped mirror. 

This powder does not have scent to it, and it has a very smooth texture. When I apply it on my face, it feels very lightweight and it does not look cakey on. At first, I thought the powder was completely matte, but then I looked more closely and realized that it does have small, fine hints of shimmer. But the shimmer does not show up on my face at all! I can't even see them. I think the small shimmer touch is actually pretty cool because, they can help give your face a healthy glow, as opposed to a dull look some matte powders may give off.

I have noticed that this powder does go on pretty sheer. So, if you are looking for a pressed powder that will give you coverage, this isn't it. I also want to mention that I had a really weird experience with this product. I applied it over the Maybelline Fit Me foundation, concentrating the powder on my oily areas-forehead, nose, and chin. Then, within an hour or so, I found that it sort of oxidized on me. I want to ask you, my readers, did any of you go through the same experience? Or was it just me?

Now, I am sure you all know just how much I love my MAC Blot Powder. When I picked up this pressed powder from Maybelline, I really hoped that it would work well enough, that it could actually be a cheaper alternative to MAC Blot Powder. But when it comes to lasting power...that's where it can't compete with MAC Blot Powder. Apart from oxidizing on my face, it does not control my oily T-zone area very well. I find that I get oily and shiny, within an hour. With MAC Blot Powder, it can easily keep me shine free for 4-5 hours. 

Sponge Compartment/Mirror

To conclude this review, I am really bummed that I did not have such a great experience with the Maybelline Fit Me Pressed Powder. But, it's not a total loss. I am happy that it did not break out my sensitive, acne prone skin, and believe it or not, I actually found a way to try and use up this pressed powder. Even though it does not perform well for me as a foundation setting powder, I discovered that it actually works well to set the concealer under my eye area. I gotta use it up somehow, right? 

What do you all think of the Maybelline Fit Me Pressed Powder? Have any of you tried it? 

Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with any of the companies mentioned above. I purchased this product for my personal use.


  1. Oh what a shame your experiences with the powder weren't as good. I've only used the foundation and concealer and really like them. I use 210 as well but it's a bit dark on me right now because of winter here and I'm paler, but I've been mixing it with the Dream Liquid Mousse in Classic Ivory and it really works well. Not sure if I'll try the powder, i need something that controls oil as well and looks like this isn't it.

  2. I definitely recommend you try the MAC blot powder!!!! I am sure you are going to love it.
    It does a great job at controlling my oily areas. I have not found anything better...yet, LOL!

  3. I have been wanting to try this so much, but i suppose i will just wait till there is a 40% off sale so i can get it cheap. But I really do think you should try the dream matte powder, best thing ever.

  4. Thank You so much for the recommendation! I will definitely be on the lookout for the dream matte powder.
    Who knows? Maybe it will be the cheaper alternative of MAC blot powder? :)