NYX Stay Matte But Not Flat Liquid Foundation
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NYX Stay Matte But Not Flat Liquid Foundation


3.8 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars41%
  • 4 Stars27%
  • 3 Stars19%
  • 2 Stars7%
  • 1 Star6%
3.89 / 5 based on 1,275 Reviews


Now available in 10 more gorgeous shades, Stay Matte But Not Flat Liquid Foundation provides full coverage with a mineral enriched matte finish and accommodates more skin tones than ever before. The oil-free and water-based formula is perfect for both day and nighttime wear.


For most recent ingredient list, please refer to packaging.

Water/Aqua /Eau, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cyclohexasiloxane, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Beeswax/Cera Alba/Cire d’Abeille, Glyceryl Laurate, Stearyl Dimethicone, Polyglyceryl-4 Oleate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Propylene Carbonate, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Hexyl Laurate, Octadecene, Ethylhexylglycerin, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Phenoxyethanol. MAY CONTAIN / PEUT CONTENIR (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).

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NYX Stay Matte But Not Flat Liquid Foundation
NYX Stay Matte But Not Flat Liquid Foundation
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Antonina M.
New York
35 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Medium Beige more...
Idc what anyone says for me this applies FULL COVERAGE!
I have been using this product since it came out, and will never leave it. At the time I wasn’t into foundation so I used this as concealer, I was so impressed with the coverage. I apply it with a brush and stipple (tap) blend it into my skin. I always set it with a setting powder. My make up is always full coverage, never moves, and long lasting. I feel like this is my perfect shade (Medium beige). I always recommend it, if you have oily skin I would skip moisturizer and DEFINITELY a good strong setting powder.
Melissa S.
Chicago, IL
72 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
This foundation does what it says, it keeps your face matte The foundation goes on light, which doesn't give the total coverage so many are looking for, but for me it does just fine, especially when I layer it over my BB cream. I apply it with a makeup sponge, which allows the foundation to be spread more evenly across my face. I like the consistency and the fact that my face does truly stay matte. However, my mom has the same foundation and says she smells something musty after she applies it to her skin. If I wanted more coverage, I would also have to buy a different foundation. 
Tara W.
173 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: Ivory more...
One of my favorite foundations! It’s very creamy and easy to blend out! It’s a lightweight foundation that has buildable coverage and a natural matte finish. It has no oils in it and it’s water based formula. Definitely give this foundation a try! They have many shades to pick from. NYX Stay Matte But Not Flat Liquid Foundation
Ashtyn Y.
Holly Ridge, NC
47 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Natural more...
I tried this foundation randomly. I spend about $10 at ULTA. It’s full coverage and looks nice at first but after it settled it started to crack, settle into my lines & look dry. I’m usually more oily and matte things don’t look like that on me.. so I’m not too crazy about the foundation itself. I even primed and set with my high end products... I applied with a beauty blender and a brush several times trying to see if I could find a way to make it work. I wouldn’t recommend this product, unless you’re needed some serious matte in your life.
Stephanie H.
Punta Gorda, FL
35 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: (3 Pack) NYX Stay Matte But Not Flat Liquid Foundation - Medium Beige more...
This foundation is great for someone with oily skin. If you have dry skin you might not like this foundation. It is medium coverage ,but buildable. It says full coverage but I still had problems with under the eye. Make sure you moisturize and use a good primer or it will look patchy. If you use skincare and primer this can be a beautiful foundation!
Emily Y.
Las Vegas, NV
11 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Nude, Creamy Natural more...
So this is one of my must haves. The only reason I gave it 4 stars is because the variety of shades you can find in stores is very minimal. Other than that, my dry skin adores this foundation! Even though the name has matte in it, it’s a water based foundation so it leaves my skin very very semi matte if anything and overall very fresh and light feeling. I also have sensitive, acne prone skin.. wanted a more natural, dewy look that still covered my spots, this is what did it for me!! NYX Stay Matte But Not Flat Liquid Foundation
Brittany S.
Crowley , TX
406 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Review for: Natural more...
Usually I wouldn’t have tried this foundation but I’ve been quite curious since it claims to be full coverage matte Foundation I came across it on sale for less than $5 at ulta so figured that was a perfect opportunity I really do like the coverage it’s not as thick and valet as I thought it would be my only complaints are that it does not have a matte Foundation for me anyways and it’s needed for my much oily skin you can see the shine through it even with a layer or two on haha seems to last okay BUT seems to transfer easily even with setting powder and my setting spray I swear by! I’ll probably try it again when it gets cooler and my skin isn’t so oily you can see right now the shine shinning through the foundation on my face usually with my matte Foundations it doesn’t transfer and it kills shine
Mona D.
Van Nuys, CA
44 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I started using NYX Stay Matte But Not Flat Liquid Foundation and tested it’s claims. It’s matte, oil free, and totally full coverage. I have acne prone skin and recently did a peel on my face. This provides my face with full coverage!! I love it and will purchase more of Nyx’s products. I’d highly recommend it to people with oily skin.
Jaqueline C.
Smithville, TN
31 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Warm more...
I bought this a awhile ago and as soon as I open it I was kinda disappointed, it was very watery . The colors are kinda off so it was extremely hard to pick one that would actually match my skin tone . I realize that after using this foundation it left a very cakey finish . My face looked extremely oily within the first hour , I had to constantly be adding powder to my oily areas and it didn’t help because I already had looked cakey from the start . It looks decent when I mixed it in with my fit me foundation . It doesn’t leave it as cakey and it makes it easier to blend out . If you don’t mix it without another foundation I recommend applying this foundation with wit a brush just to give it more of a flawless finish because a sponge made it look patchy for me . PS I DONT KNOW WHY IT KEEPS ADDING S HUDA BEAUTY LIPSTICK TO MY REVIEW
Kristy G.
west palm beach
424 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
NYX Stay Matte But Not Flat Liquid Foundation

It is definitely a full coverage foundation, but its not heavy. For the price I think it's great. It is oil free and water based, so it does not clog my pores or cause break outs. It has an awesome matte finish just as advertised. Highly recommend it for someone who is looking for great coverage without having to deal with an aftermath of blackheads. One MAJOR downside is that if you sweat even a little bit (I live in Florida so that happens a lot) it gets really streaky and blotchy, even with a good setting spray or powder.
Valkiry W.
60 reviews
I bought this foundation today. I wanted to know if it's great with oily skin? What foundations do you guys use for oily skin?
Cat C.
London, London
49 reviews
I'm looking for a new foundation. I have combination skin and want to know how others with similar skin have faired with Nyx foundation?
Lisette V.
96 reviews
I was thinking about buying this foundation should I! I already found my perfect shade. I do have a combination of oily and normal skin. What are pros and cons? Please let me know thank you
Renee G.
Milan, Milan
187 reviews
I've tried many NYX Cosmetics products but the reviews on this one are not very good. Has anyone tried it yet? Is it really a mattifying foundation? How good is the coverage? Does it become cakey? Does it need a mattifying primer?
Marie P.
17 reviews
Anyone know the best primer to use with this? :) NYX Stay Matte But Not Flat Liquid Foundation

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