What’s Really Good, Maybelline?!

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I recently received the Maybelline Fit Me Matte Poreless foundation for review, courtesy of Influenster. They sent me the color 340 Cappuccino which, to be fair, was a decent guess. Per the condition of receiving the VOXBox, I reviewed the foundation on my Youtube channel. Initially, I wasn’t pleased with the foundation because the shade was way too warm for my skin tone. Also, while I enjoyed the finish of the foundation, it didn’t play well with my other products. After reading some more reviews, and getting advice from some of the beauty groups I belong to on Facebook, I decided to visit my local Walmart after work to pick up the next darkest shade of the matte poreless foundation. I picked up number 355 Coconut, which is deeper and has a more neutral undertone. As I reached for the foundation, I noticed something that tends to vex me a lot about foundations. I was the second to darkest shade offered to deeper skinned women. I took a step back to view the display and realized…THERE ARE 24 SHADES TO CHOOSE FROM! How, Sway?! How am I the second to darkest shade offered in this 24 color range?! Look at my photo and explain to me how that makes sense.

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Right behind me, in the same isle, was the L’Oreal Paris display with their True Match foundation. Their line offers 27 colors with at least 10 of them for deeper skin tones and about 6 of those shades darker than my own. THAT is more like it. But since my review was for Fit Me, I purchased the foundation and here we are. Now, I like the foundation. Now that I’ve had a chance to play with it, and use a moisturizing primer underneath, I can see what all the hype is about. I kept the look simple and didn’t contour. I also used the lighter shade I received from Influenster as my highlight. I like the results, but I do wish that Maybelline would consider expanding their shade range to include at least 6-8 more deeper tones. We’re too far into the millennium for my skin tone to be at the very tail end of the shade range for any drugstore foundation. Too many POCs shop drug store. You’re missing out on money here!!! Ladies, if you’re interested in Maybelline products, and would like to see a wider shade range for their Fit Me line, click here and let them know! This is a good product, but if they would rather I give my money to Black Opal, Iman, or Black Radiance, that’s fine by me…

Victoria James

Victoria “Vikeejeah” James is a blogger with a focus on beauty, natural hair, and plus size fashion. To keep up with her, be sure to follow her on SNS
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