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Clinique Stay-Matte Sheer Pressed Powder
8 varieties available

Clinique Stay-Matte Sheer Pressed Powder

BY CLINIQUE #81 in Finishing & Translucent Powders

4.4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars63%
  • 4 Stars24%
  • 3 Stars10%
  • 2 Stars2%
  • 1 Star1%
4.47 / 5 based on 1,355 Reviews

Product Description

Benefits: Controls Oil

Skin Types: 2, 3, 4

Shine-absorbing, oil-free formula. Ultra-sheer texture gives skin a perfected matte appearance. Great for oily skin and oily spots. Maintains a fresh look and feel, even after frequent touch-ups.

How to Use:

  • Apply with Powder Brush or included sponge applicator
  • Can be used all over face, or just on oily spots
  • Sponge applicator is washable with soap and water; allow to dry completely before next use
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Clinique Stay-Matte Sheer Pressed Powder
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REVIEWS
Christina G.
Colorado Spgs, CO
357 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Review for: Spice more...
"Yes, in the first place I have to confess a lover of the Clinique brand ... For me there is no other like.

They are products of intermediate price (there are much cheaper but there are also tremendously more expensive brands) and all without exception are ANTIALERGIC AND WITHOUT PERFUME. These two things to me are fundamental, because my skin is extremely delicate and I also hate to smell several things at the same time, I like to smell only my perfume and not carry a hodgepodge of odors.
Well, to what we were going. They are compact powders ideal for women like me, with oily skin, something that I feel very happy, because it is a certain delay in the appearance of the much dreaded wrinkles on the skin.
They have a WIDE COLOR PANEL, adaptable from the lightest skins (like mine) to the darker ones. I can tell you that I use two colors that are 02 Stay Neutral and 03 Stay Beige and that cover perfectly from the winter, when I am paler and need good color, to the summer, after having taken something the sun.

They give a PERFECT COVERAGE of all the imperfections and much more if they are used like finish of the make-up of the same line of Clinique, that is called Stay Perfect Lightweight Compact Makeup, giving a velvety and uniform skin sensation.
They easily withstand a hard day's work, and afterwards their presentation makes it easy to give a simple touch-up to keep looking perfect ... Their box is a perfect size, it has tassel for its application and a mirror that in many occasions has Out of a good hurry.
As for the price, as I said before, I do not seem excessive, since I have used similar products from other brands cheaper, but have not given me the same quality and that in time have been consumed before and also others More expensive but of which the difference has not convinced me.
SOPHiA P.
Los Angeles, CA
22 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I use this as a setting powder after I’ve used my “even better glow” Clique foundation. I have such sensitive skin it reacts to almost anything so I have to be careful of products ingredients to avoid a little bump or rash. CLINIQUE never irritates my skin so I’m a loyal customer. This product feels soft on my skin and is full coverage. I don’t need to reapply for approx 2 hours, to absorb the oils. It makes my skin look so luminously glowing, I get compliments all the time. It’s great for the price, and lasts me 6 months.
Katie B.
Anniston, AL
227 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Review for: Buff more...
I do not feel that this did much to help keep my face looking matte throughout the day, especially for a product that markets itself as a “stay matte” product. The coverage was decent as was the finish immediately after application. But throughout the day my face was oily and on top of that, it oxidized like nobody’s business. I think that even though this was meant for us oilier folks, this would do better on someone that is not extremely oily like me.
Keryn R.
South Amboy, NJ
83 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Review for: Stay more...
I honestly havent used this since high school. It is a nice product I just feel there is so many better products out there. I feel like too much makes me cakey and is very noticeable. There are other products that don’t do that. It’s a higher price range too which makes me expect more. That’s kind of why I left it in the past.
Stephanie M.
Fernandina Beach, FL
100 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: Neutral more...
This was my staple make-up product when I was in high school and didn't have too much maintenance I had to do for my skin (not that much acne). But now, I really don't like this powder. It looks cake-y on my skin and doesn't last throughout the entire day. If you have dry skin, I'd steer away from this product.
Amanda M.
San Francisco, CA
127 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I switched from BareMinerals to this Clinique pressed powder because it somehow blended into an exact match of my skin tone. I use this powder ever single day whether I am doing a full face of makeup for a night on the town or just want a thin coat of powder to even out my skin before heading to the gym. From winter to summer, the color still seems to work and blend nicely despite the changes in my skin tone due to the weather. Only thing-and you’ll find this with any pressed powder, is that if you hold your phone to your face, it sometimes smudges off onto your phone. A small price to pay for a great look!
Shamsad B.
New Hope, MN
134 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Review for: Suede more...
I'm a big fan! Great coverage, matte finish, and seems to be long lasting.

My only small complaint is there is a lot of loose/lost powder when applying with a fluffy brush. I use the soft pad that came with it and then buff with a brush afterwards- This seems to help save product.
Raquel D.
35 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Invisible more...
I used this product for months and months and loved it but after trying a loose powder from other brands I now feel like this product doesn’t really work as well as it could. For a quick fix, sure this would be great, but for me I think a loose powder is much better.
Dan E.
Bennettsville, SC
114 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: Invisible more...
I’ve used invisible matte in this before to keep the shine at bay. It keeps shine from breaking through for hours, and I love that it has no color. Use a fluffy powder brush, and it’s like putting nothing on, but then you won’t be shiny for hours if you’re oily.
Sarah W.
327 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Review for: Invisible more...
This is a fantastic thing to carry around with you. I actually don’t use this when first applying my
Makeup in the morning. I bring it with me to touch up my skin as it goes throughout the day. It’s great for hiding red spots or a touch up after lunch!
cynthia p.
194 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
Does really work for oily skin?
Greer A.
Birmingham , Al
5 reviews
Is this a good powder for touch ups? Looking for a powder to keep in my purse! Also want to make sure it doesn't break easily!
Kaitlyn L.
25 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
How does this product react to skin that is some what oily?
Shana K.
Kettering, OH
285 reviews
I would love to try this, I am super oily. I have used urban decay powder for very oily faces, and it's pretty good but it broke to pieces after a few weeks and it was $30. Does this really work?
Sarah G.
Southampton , NJ
226 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
For what it costs is it worth the buy?? a lot of powders leave your face looking powdery, I'm really trying to find a good powder that doesn't look like I'm really wearing any !

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