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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  • How to do you think these foundations are the color I bou...3 Answers
  • I currently have this in Nude SMF02 and use it as a highl...1 Answers
  • I bought this foundation today. I wanted to know if it's ...7 Answers
NYX Stay Matte But Not Flat Liquid Foundation
NYX Stay Matte But Not Flat Liquid Foundation
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Suzan S.
91 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Medium Beige, Olive more...
I’m usually a medium beige when the suns not out but when it is I go for olive. But the coverage of this is really good and in the UK we can get this foundation in the drugstore called boots and I absolutely love this foundation it’s so good and works amazing on combination skin. Even tho medium beige and olive are very similar for me they looks like two different shades on my face. Sometime I even mix them up and use it and my foundation still looks flawless!!!
Review for: Alabaster more...
Since when I tried it for the first time I've never stop using it. Its full coverage is amazing and it matches my skin tone perfectly.
The only negative side I've found is that it's not really good for dry skin, but it's not the worst foundation I've ever used and if you find the right primer or hydrating creme, you're good to go.
It is quite a good product even though it is really cheap. And everyone loves cheap products, right?
🍑 D.
1 review
Review for: Ivory more...
I started using this foundation few months ago and I need to admit, that it's one of my favorites! I get why it may not be the best for everyone - the coverage is medium and it may dry skin around nose a little bit. However! I love it because it's light for my skin, it's not cluttering my pores and it's not glowy. Definitely recommended for people who want to achieve a natural look.
Georgia H.
6 reviews
Review for: Light Beige more...
I really really like this foundation. I have became very reluctant about drug store foundations since purchasing miliani's. However this foundation is completely different its great to apply I feel like it covers my freckles and bad spots well, I apply the foundation with a wet real techniques sponge, it glides on really well. You don't even need a lot as the texture of the foundation is quite thick so does really last for a long time.
The negative thing I have to say about this foundation is that is pinky toned and quite light. Although the colour is closest to my skin colour it is very white, I did have to quite heavily contour and bronze. 
Overall I would highly recommenced this foundation I will be purchasing this again
beth h.
109 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: Alabaster more...
Good foundation! I like the coverage and the way it blends out into the skin. I have found that it doesn’t last too long around my nose which is where I am oily, which is a shame as this is supposed to make you “matte”. I agree that it isn’t a flat matte foundation as you can still achieve that glow-from-within look. But, I set my whole face with powder so it doesn’t bother me anyway.
Alex P.
19 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Ivory more...
I’m using this as my go to foundation at the moment, really loving it, the coverage is really good, not the best but good for 8€ like! Nothing to complain about... Wish they had a bigger size, maybe they do and I don’t know about it? Let me know ❤️❤️
Elli T.
1 review
Review for: Ivory more...
So this Foundation doesn't really work for me. I have Freckles all over my Face also some red parts and in my opinion this foundation ist not full coverage at all. I have to build it three time and that makes it really heavy on my skin. On my forehead it makes it dry, too. (i don't have dry skin at all)
So i don't think i would rebuy this one.
Sophie B.
17 reviews
Review for: Alabaster more...
A little goes a long way but it is quite a thick pigmented formula. I would say it is best suited to oily skin or well hydrated combination skin as it can be a bit drying. My best way to use it is in combination with another more fluid foundation such as the nyx ultra hd foundation . Good shade match for myself but cannot speak for Deeper skin tones
by Isabel T.
Toronto, ON
24 reviews
Review for: Nude more...
I had tested a sample of the NYX Stay Matte foundation in Nude and after seeing its buildable coverage, I decided to buy a full size bottle and have gone through 2 already. It leaves a very nice finish on the skin and blends in really nicely for a natural look yet with great coverage! Will definitely be using this foundation for the rest of my life.
Himani B.
15 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Medium Beige more...
Nyx Stay Matte But Not Flat Foundation is a light weight, sheer to medium coverage drugstore foundation... It is affordable and perfect for everyday use... I have textured skin, big pores and a lot of acne scars which are lightened but not fully covered with this foundation. So, If you're a person who's more into bb or cc creams, then you should definitely try this... But if you're a person who loves full coverage like me, then this would probably not work for you...
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?
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
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?
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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