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Maybelline Fit Me® Shine-Free + Balance® Stick FoundationInfluenster Beauty Awards Winner 2016
8 varieties available

Maybelline Fit Me® Shine-Free + Balance® Stick Foundation

BY MAYBELLINE #5 in Foundation Sticks

4.0 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars43%
  • 4 Stars30%
  • 3 Stars17%
  • 2 Stars6%
  • 1 Star3%
4.03 / 5 based on 6,586 Reviews

Product Description

Go shine-free without layering! This lightweight foundation has an exclusive anti-shine powder core that instantly dissolves excess oil.

Outer Core Ingredients: 

  • 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 
  • Acrylonitrile/Methyl Methacrylate/Vinylidene Chloride Copolymer

Outer Core May Contain:

  • CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide 
  • CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 / Iron Oxides 
  • Mica

Ingredients Inner Core:

  • Isononyl Isononanoate 
  • Ethylhexyl Palmitate 
  • Dimethicone 
  • Cera Microcristallina / Microcrystalline Wax / Cire Microcristalline 
  • Phenyl Trimethicone 
  • Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer 
  • Silica 
  • Copernicia Cerifera Cera / Carnauba Wax / Cire De Carnauba 
  • Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer 
  • Dimethicone Crosspolymer 
  • Nylon-12 
  • Caprylyl Glycol 
  • Tocopheryl Acetate 
  • Calcium Carbonate 
  • Zinc Pca 
  • Acrylonitrile/Methyl Methacrylate/Vinylidene Chloride Copolymer 
  • Lauryl Methacrylate/Glycol Dimethacrylate Crosspolymer

Inner Core May Contain:

  • CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide 
  • CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 / Iron Oxides
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Top Questions See all 595 Q&A

  • I've had problems in the past with foundation sticks looking grea...1 Answers
  • How would you blend this? With a brush or sponge?7 Answers
  • Is this any good? If so will it be good on dry skin?3 Answers
Maybelline Fit Me® Shine-Free + Balance® Stick Foundation
Maybelline Fit Me® Shine-Free + Balance® Stick Foundation
Reviews (6586)
Q&A (595)
Media (310)
Malik S.
45 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Okay! So I wanted to cut down on the time of my makeup routine. I wanted a stick foundation but, I didn’t want to break the bank trying out a new product. I always have luck with Maybeline and after picking up the Makeup Shayla Big Shot mascara I noticed the foundation stick and thought “why not” especially at 50% off with a buy one get one deal at Walgreens! I went home to try it out and I am so impressed! The match at 330 was perfect for my skin tone & it has indeed cut down on my makeup routine. No need to search for another brand either I am in love with everything about this foundation stick!
Melanie M.
Santa Ana, CA
139 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Review for: 120 Classic Ivory, 220 Natural Beige, 330 Toffee more...
I saw this foundation at my local target and because it was so affordable I bought a few including one to contour with. The packaging is cute and applying the product is easy. My issue with this foundation is that it just sits on the skin, it does not set and moves around like crazy even after trying to set it with powder. Also, when I would apply a small amount of powder to set my face the foundation would grab at the powder and break apart. The shade range is also really small and that's always a con. I would not recommend this foundation to anyone.
Kristen C.
Fullerton, CA
231 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Review for: 120 Classic Ivory more...
I don't know how I feel about this foundation yet. I feel like I need to find different ways to apply it because using a foundation brush just hasn't been working for me. Classic Ivory is a perfect shade for me when I don't have a tan, but right now it's way too light for me. 

I love that it slides on so seamlessly, I feel like it's a light to medium coverage because it doesn't cover my pores too much, but could definitely be buildable if you don't might the feeling. I feel like when I add more and more it ends up being a little cakey. It also has a pretty tacky feeling to me.

I have oily/combination skin which is why I picked the matte stick but I feel like I need to make my face extremely hydrated and dewy before putting this on, it's like I need to make my face more oily in order for it to not show every single flaw on my face. It's a process with this foundation so I usually skip it all together. Hoping the liquid foundation works better for me.
Porscha H.
31 reviews
I loveeeeee my Maybelline Fit Me shine free+balance foundation stick. It along with the Fit Me Foundation and Fit Me concelear doesn't give great coverage for dark spots by itself. It is very easy to apply and comes in handy when you need to run a quick errand and want some coverage. The Maybelline Fit Me Shine free + Balance foundation stick comes in tons of different shades too. I love this brand. I hope they never get rid of it
Jenny W.
Moreno Valley
10 reviews
Review for: 220 Natural Beige more...
I was kind of sad about this foundation stick. I went every where looking for it in my shade to find out I did not like it at all. It wears nicely if you set it. But the problem is it had ZERO coverage for me! I would literally have to put on 3 layers to see a difference in my skin and by that time my face felt heavy and to me that's just a waste of product. My skin is fairly nice so i don't have any acne scars, dark spots or anything like that. All I have is redness around my nose and chin area and the coverage was not working for me at all! If you like little to no coverage at all then this is the product for you, but I at least like it to look like I have some type of make up on. Maybe ill try it again later down the line and I might like it.
Cassadee A.
Brooksville , FL
18 reviews
This product is okay, some days it’s very good some days it’s streaky it’s not consistent. I don’t know if it’s my skin or not but I assume that it’s the stick itself. I do use it occasionally but I test it on my hand first. The shades are hard to match my tone so I wish there was a better option for my skin color but I usually cover it with another foundation. It’s a light coverage and I more so use it when I’m broken out and use it as a concealer, I wouldn’t recommend this as a foundation by itself
Courtney B.
60 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: 120 Classic Ivory more...
I love other products from this line, and a lot in general from this brand. This stick though, well it doesn’t work at all for me. I have dry skin with texture and large pores, and this product simply was worst than wearing no foundation for me.

I hope it was a skin type issue, but not sure how much better I’d think it’d work for any other type of skin.
Sargun S.
Corona, CA
85 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: 115 Ivory, 220 Natural Beige, 330 Toffee more...
I originally purchased 355 coconut to use as a cream contour color and I love it for that purpose. It provides the perfect amount of color and coverage to act as the perfect cream contour. It’s lightweight, blends well, and lasts through the day. As a foundation, I am not sure I would love it, as it is on the lord sheer side and doesn’t sit well all over. Layering on to of my foundation, this works beautifully.
Mikayla J.
Brookfield
27 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: 235 Pure Beige more...
I love this foundation! The stick form makes it easy to travel with and apply without any possibility of a mess! The shade I chose matched my skin so perfectly and felt like I wasn’t wearing makeup, but still had the coverage I was looking for.
Brianna C.
38 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: 330 Toffee more...
PROS:
- Great for everyday use
- Product lasts a while before having to repurchase
- Quick and easy to apply especially when you're in a rush
- Not a cakey look, looks like a smooth layer of skin
- Can be found and all drugstores and is very cheap
- Great shade match

CONS:
- NEEDS TO BE SET OR IT WILL TRANSFER
- Light coverage so do not buy if you're trying to cover acne or scars.

Over all this is a great foundation I repurchase this all of the time because I know it works for me for any look when I need it to. If you like the natural everyday type of looks definitely buy. If you're always in a rush putting on makeup definitely buy this. If you're on a budget DEFINITELY BUY THIS.
Kelly N.
El Monte , CA
24 reviews
I've never used a stick foundation. Is it better than liquid foundation?
maria r.
Santa Ana, CA
187 reviews
How well does it blend ?
Teresa A.
Las Cruces, NM
25 reviews
Is this good coverage and long lasting?
Samantha K.
Moncton , NB
1127 reviews
I have dry skin, I tested it out on my hand and it seemed to look a bit cakey... For anyone with dry/combination skin who uses this product: Does it dry out your skin? Or cause it to look caked on or scaley?
Jenny K.
390 reviews
Would this be a good contour stick ? I know it's a foundation stick , but I'm just wondering if anyone has tried it as a contour stick .

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