I have had my eyes on the Maybelline Fit Me Blushes since they were released ages ago. I found the idea behind the Fit Me collection intriguing. The collection [made up of foundations, blushes, and bronzers] is split into three categories--Light, Medium, and Deep. The products are supposedly formulated to fit each skin tone. This line was made for people who want easy makeup purchasing decisions. Although I am a confessed makeup junkie, the simple names--"Medium Coral" or "Light Rose" or "Deep Nude"--is refreshing.
This is the first Fit Me blush I've ever tried and I didn't know what to expect. From what I've read from seeing other reviews, all of the Fit Me blushes are all extremely sheer. And "Medium Coral" is no different. It wouldn't even swatch visibly on my hand. I had to use the inside of my wrist. I understand why Maybelline would want these blushes to be sheer--the Fit Me collection is all about easy and effortless makeup--but it is almost too sheer. It does give a nice flush to the face, though. I'm not a terribly pale person and I don't think it would work on anyone with a much darker complexion.
Here is a closer look at the brush and the powder. One of the things that impressed me so much about these blushes was the packaging. For a four dollars blush, the packaging is sleek and understated. I was pleasantly surprised with the brush that came with the blush. It applied the blush evenly to the face and it is so convenient to have in your purse for touch-ups. I've used the brush a handful of times and the bristles are beginning to fall out. This is not a brush that will last a lifetime but it really is handy.
Here is the swatch. As you can see it is VERY sheer. This is about four or five layers. Although you can't see it, the blush has a hint of subtle shimmer to it. Overall, I think the Fit Me blushes were a fantastic idea--easy makeup for busy consumers--but it didn't translate as well in execution. If the blush had a smidgen more pigmentation, this very well could have been Holy Grail product. Yet, it is only another example of underwhelming drugstore products. It would be nice for fair-skinned people. It gives a very natural flush to the cheeks but it requires quite a bit of work to get the desired effect. There are better products out there on the market but I still like this blush. I might pick up another shade--this time from the Deep line despite the fact that I do NOT have a dark complexion by any stretch of the imagination.