Isn’t it amazing how much progress has been made when it comes to makeup? From the days of using lead paint on the face to these days of concealers, the progress has been astounding. And speaking of concealers, let us look at Maybelline Fit Me Concealer Sand vs Medium.
Interestingly, even though they are concealers, they don’t give you any artificial look. These two shades are so tailored to the natural skin tone that you look like you are wearing nothing.
They don’t mask your freckles, if you have them, except you apply layers. But they diminish the worn out and tired look that comes with dark under-eye circles.
Let us take a journey down this lane, to find out the highs and lows of these two concealers. What makes them unique, one from the other? And what similarities do they have? Can one replace the other? Can they be used together? By the end, you will know which is better suited for you and your needs.
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Comparison Overview – Maybelline Fit Me! Concealer Sand vs Medium
If there is one makeup product that almost every woman applies unfailingly, it is a concealer. It makes you look sharp and alive, even if you have just gotten out of bed. It adds colour to otherwise sappy skin.
To start with, the Fit Me! concealer line has different shades of concealers, albeit a few of them. And each one suits different skin tones.
As great as these options are, however, there are people who will not find what they need. There are very many different skin tones. And presently, the available number of shades just do not cover all of them.
The major difference between Maybelline Fit Me Concealer Sand vs Medium is the shade. Once you know your skin tone, you will be better equipped to make a choice.
For the Sand shade, the undertone is yellowish. It is most suitable for people with very fair skin because the undertone blends well for that skin color.
The Medium shade has a peach-like undertone. It works best for those with darker skin tones, as it may be too heavy for very light skin.
However, the Medium concealer can be used by anyone, despite its undertone. This is because its pigmentation is higher than that of the Sand shade. If you have extremely dark circles under your eyes, the Sand concealer may be too light to cover them adequately.
In cases like this, you can apply just a little amount to your under-eye areas if your skin is very light. Blend it in with your powder to keep it from being too dark for you.
Other than the shades and undertones, Maybelline Fit Me Concealer Sand vs Medium are practically the same.
Video: Trying Out the Medium Shade
The video shows how well the Medium shade conceals dark circles or spots. It also highlights its coverage and lightness on the skin, as well as how long it wears. See for yourself…
Price/Value Ratio – Maybelline Fit Me Concealer Sand vs Medium
If there is one thing that Maybelline Fit Me Concealer Sand vs Medium have going for them, it is their prices. They are both drugstore products so they cost little.
Compared to their prices, their value is tremendous. They both offer just about medium coverage for everyone as well as other benefits.
But if you are not satisfied with the results you get as a first time user, you would not lose much. It would be only a few dollars, completely different from paying so much and being dissatisfied.
Comparison Table – Maybelline Fit Me! Concealer Sand vs Medium
|Texture||Smooth and satiny||Very Smooth|
|Pigmentation||Lightly Pigmented||Heavily Pigmented|
|Duration||Not Specified||Not Specified|
Which Is Best under What Situation – Maybelline Fit Me! Concealer Sand vs Medium
|Those with fair skin may consider going for this option. Now, if you have pale skin, this may be too dark for you.
More so, this shade is light enough to be used as a highlighter, if you so wish. Not only is it light, it is also liquid enough for that purpose.
|A shade darker than the Sand 20, the Medium 25 shade of this line of concealers suits darker skins. If the sun has kissed your skin a lot, this would be perfect for you.
But this shade has been known to offer better coverage for dark circles than the Sand shade. Even though it is dark, a little dollop can do the job if it is blended in with your powder.
What’s more, it can equally be used as a highlighter. This is due to its liquid formula and light texture. If you are a shade darker than the Medium, it could double as a highlighter for you.
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Common Features – Maybelline Fit Me! Concealer Sand vs Medium
Here are some features that make Maybelline Fit Me! Concealer Sand vs Medium perfect dupes for each other.
Yes, they both have medium coverage but their covering capacity can be built up. You can build up the coverage by laying on one layer after another, without overdoing it. Of course, this depends on the extent of the blemish you want to conceal.
Little Becomes a Lot
A little dollop on the tip of the applicator makes all the difference. See, even though they both offer about medium coverage with one application, just a little amount does that. This is true as long as you have the right shade.
No Wax or Oil
The absence of any wax and oil in both concealers makes it suitable for any skin type. There is little or no chance of irritation or breakout due to allergic reactions.
Furthermore, your pores will not be clogged due to oil. And even with the absence of oil, they do not dry out the skin.
The applicator that comes with these concealers is shaped like a doe’s foot. It is soft and malleable, making it easy to blend the product into lines and smoothen it.
What’s more, it can be washed and cleaned from time to time without destroying it. It is perfect accompaniment for the concealers.
Work as Highlighters as Well
Make these concealers work for you because they can. Beyond concealing, they can double as highlighters if you know what to do.
Usually, concealers work best when your skin tone is just the perfect match. But if you mix two shades close in color, you will get an amazing blend. If your skin tone is a shade darker than either of these two, you can use it as a highlighter.
They do not dry out your skin and do not cake during the day. They are creamy, without being oily. This makes them easy to wear and blend as they will go easily into the right places.
Their creaminess could be a factor in this but some users have reportedly worn it for as long as 10 hours. This is not to say it works the same way for everyone.
There is no strong smell or fragrance from them to put you off. Any scent is slight and wears off easily.
Therefore, there is no chance of allergies associated with fragrance. Rest assured of this.
With all they offer as benefits, they are very affordable. Just about anyone can afford them because they fit right into any budget.
The Uniqueness of Each product – Maybelline Fit Me! Concealer Sand vs Medium
Maybelline concealer Sand 20 is great as a highlighter. Its very liquid consistency, added to its light color, makes it a great sub for your highlighter. Additionally, the Sand has a yellow undertone and suits people with really fair skin.
It comes with peach-like undertone and has been known to be used by those with reddish undertone, even if their skin is pale. But it is best on darker skin.
However, even though it is best for darker skin, those with light skin can use it. It covers extremely dark circles because it works better at covering.
Video: How Effective is the Sand Shade?
For those with fair skin, using the right concealer is the beginning of great makeup. But getting the perfect shade can also be the beginning of marred makeup. Watch how well the Sand shade blends and good it looks on fair skin…
Unique Pros – Maybelline Fit Me! Concealer Sand vs Medium
Unique Pros of the Sand Shade
i. Great concealer for fair skin.
ii. Coverage is medium but is also buildable.
iii. Can also double as a highlighter.
Unique Pros of the Medium Shade
i. Can be used on skin tones fairer than its shade to cover up dark circles.
ii. A little of it goes a long way, better than the Sand shade, due to its higher pigmentation.
Unique Cons – Maybelline Fit Me! Concealer Sand vs Medium
Cons Unique to the Sand Shade
i. It is too restrictive in the people who can use it due to its light shade.
ii. Its coverage is not very buildable.
Cons Unique to the Medium Shade
If only there were other options under this shade. You know, slightly varying and not necessarily veering towards other shades.
Common Pros – Maybelline Fit Me! Concealer Sand vs Medium
|No Wax or Oil||It is free from artificial oils and wax. It does not clog your pores and it does not cause any irritation.||Likewise, this shade is non-comedogenic and ophthalmologist-tested.|
|No Caking||Even though it is buildable, this concealer does not cake.||The same applies to this option.|
|Easy to Apply||The applicator is easy to use and it applies the product easily.||Similarly, the Medium concealer works that way.|
|Fragrance||It is almost odorless.||Same is applicable to this product.|
|Affordable||Best of all, with all it has to offer, it is pocket-friendly. It is also available everywhere you go.||Likewise, the Medium is very affordable and accessible.|
|Very Lightweight||The liquid formula of this concealer makes it very light on the face. This also means that you can easily wear it under your makeup.||The Medium shade is also lightweight.|
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Common Cons – Maybelline Fit Me! Concealer Sand vs Medium
|No Variety||This shade is restrictive, so to speak. That is, if your skin tone does not match the Sand 20, then it is unto to Medium, 25. Nothing between.||The same is applicable to the Medium 25. If it is not the 25, it is on to Caramel.|
What Users Feel – Maybelline Fit Me! Concealer Sand vs Medium
|For the users who have the right skin tone, the Sand shade is just the perfect concealer. It also leaves their face as natural as possible.
For users who do not wear much makeup, it’s a great choice.
And users who want more-than-average coverage found that the concealer is buildable.
Additionally, the concealer doubled as a highlighter, as several users reported.
But many felt that it could be better. If there could be variations between the Sand and the next shade, it would give better choices.
However, the general feeling is good. It is recommended.
|For the Medium shade of the Maybelline Fit Me! concealer line, the reception is generally better. Users found that as a concealer, it offered more than medium coverage, even with just one layer.
This is because of the pigment level of the concealer. The darker a concealer is, the better the coverage it offers.
Those with paler skin could use it for better coverage. Those with darker skin could use it to highlight their faces.
From the reviews, it is clear that it does not last all day. This is a heads-up for any potential user.
What We Think – Maybelline Fit Me! Concealer Sand vs Medium
|We think it is a suitable concealer for people who have fair skin and don’t favor heavy makeup.
But we are not crazy about the fact that it doesn’t offer adequate coverage and may need backup. And the lack of varieties is not exactly a good thing.
Overall, it goes just the way of about many other drugstore concealers. It is a good concealer, for its price. And if your skin tone fits it, you will enjoy it.
|People with different undertones can use it, from yellow to reddish. That is versatility, if we do say so. Additionally, it offers more than average and long-lasting coverage due to its pigmentation.
We also think it is a good thing that any skin type can use it. Even those with sensitive skin use it. And it does not affect the eyes, as it is ophthalmologist-tested.
But just like the Sand shade, we would have liked it even more if it had varieties to choose from.
Is this a good buy, though? By all means, yes. The benefits, at its ridiculously low price, far outweighs what it does not offer.