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
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  • 2 Stars7%
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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
Reviews (1,292)
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Media (231)
Nadia B.
Flushing, NY
19 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Warm more...
I use shade SMF17 Warm as my winter foundation. It’s advertised as full coverage and I bought in the hopes that it would deliver on that promise, but I find it to be more of a heavy medium coverage than anything. But I love how well this blends with my skin, it’s super lightweight and doesn’t feel like I’m wearing makeup at all. A little disapponted that it wasn’t the full coverage I was looking for, but this foundation pleasantly surprised me.
Karen P.
Los Angeles , CA
89 reviews
Review for: Warm Beige more...
When I first started using this product it look very good & the color was right but then with time it started changing I think it might have been because of my natural oils because my face started looking oily. I don't recommend this product for people with oily skin but for people with dry skin it might be just right
Lindsey E.
New York, NY
254 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Review for: Warm Beige more...
Before I begin this review, I just need to say that when I purchased this particular Foundation from NYX, I did not get the correct color for my skin tone. My beauty supply store did not have any tests are available and I did the best I could by sight. That being said I did find it creamy, very easy to spread out over the face, and a decent canvas to begin working on. I don't believe that it is extremely matte, but it does the job.
Diana B.
10 reviews
Review for: Soft Beige more...
This make up is so pigmented ! High coverage ! It's super matte and stays for long time. Super easy to apply. Doesn't make your face look cakey at all! I totally recommend this product ! For oily skin, a must !!!
Gabriela Z.
73 reviews
Review for: Medium Beige more...
Tiene un efecto mate que me gusta y su cobertura es perfecta para diario, pero, se mete en los pliegues de mi rostro, lo que hace que se marquen mis líneas de expresión:( Debo usarla sí o sí con un primer y sellarla con polvo suelto para que me funcione. Otra cosa es que no se mantiene matte durante más de 2 hrs (sin primer y polvo)
Ashley C.
236 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Review for: Medium Beige more...
I don't love this foundation at all. The only time I use it is if I'm going camping and want something not to make me look like a walking zombie with no makeup. It does not apply well at all! I feel like it just smears all over my face no matter what type of application I use. I normally love nyx but don't love this at all
Katelyn S.
Dallas, TX
266 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Decided to try the different NYX foundations, as I absolutely love the other NYX products. I actually liked this foundation more than the other more expensive NYX ones. I do have combination dry/oily skin, and it does get oily/shiny on my forehead after a while, but overall this has pretty great buildable coverage and looks great on. For the price, I totally recommend this one!
Tony C.
79 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Skin Type: Oily/Acne Prone

This was my first ever NYX product and I was disappointed. This oxidized really bad on my skin. I found that it didn't even last that long on my skin either. It started melting off after a couple of hours. I really wanted to like this too since its affordable, but I just couldn't handle the issues it gave me. At least it didn't break me out.
Shakira P.
Miami, FL
238 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
This is another foundation I enjoyed using. I'm not sure why I didn't repurchase because it's full coverage and applies smoothly with any technique. It is good for oily skin types because it mattifies and I would repurchase this foundation again. I liked that it was so affordable and easy to find. Beauty supply stores, Target, and online has this product. It's really matte too.
Cassie G.
Lexington , KY
19 reviews
First impressions of this product are not good. I like the color of it with my skin tone but it does look very cakey. I also feel that it makes my forehead wrinkles more prominent (even though I'm only 23- I have some on my forehead). I feel that makes my pores look bigger also. It's nice for the price but wouldn't recommend. Save the money to get a better foundation!
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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