NYX Stay Matte But Not Flat Powder Foundation
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NYX Stay Matte But Not Flat Powder Foundation


4.2 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars51%
  • 4 Stars29%
  • 3 Stars14%
  • 2 Stars4%
  • 1 Star2%


Want a matte finish to help you achieve a flawless-looking complexion? Now available in 10 more gorgeous shades, our Stay Matte But Not Flat Powder Foundation provides the perfect finish to flatter more skin tones than ever before. You’ll look naturally flawless with minimal effort!


Nylon-12, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Magnesium Stearate, Silica, Phenyl Trimethicone, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Cyclopentasiloxane, Zinc Stearate, Boron Nitride, Tocopheryl Acetate, Dimethiconol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol. MAY CONTAIN / PEUT CONTENIR (+/-): Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).

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NYX Stay Matte But Not Flat Powder Foundation
NYX Stay Matte But Not Flat Powder Foundation
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Media (103)
  • "I use this over foundation for a full coverage face or sometimes just with some concealer and it still gives great coverage alone." in 10 reviews
  • "It has great coverage and has helped give me a smoother canvas for the rest of my look." in 6 reviews
  • "Unfortunately I was "blessed" with oily skin, and this one of the few products I can find to do the trick, doesn't look cakey, or pasty." in 5 reviews
Tina H.
Ocean Springs
30 reviews
Review for: Soft Beige more...
Bought this on sale for my teenage daughter a few years ago, and she's been wearing it ever since. The best foundation for her skin. When I first put it on her face to see if it would work, I remember saying, "Wow! This stuff matches your skin perfectly." She ran out last month and didn't tell me, and I finally asked if she was even wearing foundation anymore. She told me she was out and had been using something else in her stash. We went to CVS and got her another of this. The other stuff made her face look oily by the time she got home from school. While this gives her a perfect, natural look (while covering some teenage acne), the other looked like she didn't have anything on. I bought one for myself and use it occasionally. Highly recommend. It doesn't break us out either, as we'r both sensitive in that area.
Erica P.
Morgantown, WV
77 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I grabbed this to throw in my work bag for daily touchups.  I work 12-hr shifts at a hospital, so my makeup can suffer quite a bit on tough days.  At first I wasn't as impressed with this because it was too drying in the dehydrated hospital air, and I kind of forgot about it.  

One day I had an issue where I had to fix a large spot of my foundation where it had been smeared off.  It looked bad enough that my choices were to fix it with what I had, or take everything off and go barefaced without any moisturizer for my dry skin.  I decided to try the powder again, this time using it wet, as NYX advertised it was capable of doing.  I wet the sponge it came with and squeezed out the excess water, dabbed it into the powder, and dabbed it on my face.  Holy smokes!  This stuff is *good*!  I applied so well while damp and it fixed my makeup perfectly.  The only downside that I found at the time was how stiff it felt after it dried.

To combat this, I decided to try another medium to wet my sponge.  I used the Mario Badescu rosewater spray directly on the sponge, dabbed the sponge in the powder, and applied.  It was absolutely flawless, and the glycerin in the rosewater spray solved the dryness issue.  The powder stayed for a good while, and looked fantastic.  I am more than happy to reach for this when I need a touchup!
Ashley D.
117 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Review for: Nude more...
I use this powder daily to set my foundation. I like to buff and tap it into my skin using a damp beauty blender or flat powder brush. It wears well and adds a bit of coverage and color. It doesn’t cake and it’s promise of a matte finish holds true. This is comparable to high end powders I’ve used. I know I didn’t pay over ten dollars for this at Ulta. It’s even great to throw on alone over primer or with a tinted moisturizer/B.B. cream/ cc cream. The packaging is decently made and trustworthy to throw in your purse or makeup bag with worrying about breaking it.NYX Stay Matte But Not Flat Powder Foundation
Lili J.
San Luis Obispo, CA
465 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
Review for: Olive more...
I found this at ultra for $5 in the 50% off section and I actually picked the perfect shade for me so that made me super happy! First off, the song smells HORRIBLE. It has a very very strong smell of burnt plastic and I feel like the smell lingered on my skin after I applied. I love the compact because of how you can store the sponge in it. The coverage is light to medium coverage, which is what I like. I like how it still shows your skin peeking through, so you don't just look like you are wearing a mask.
Debbie F.
6 reviews
Review for: Nude Beige, Natural, Creamy Natural more...
I've re-purchased this foundation about four times now, and used to adore it for those days you don't want to do full foundation. Swipe it on with a kabuki brush and go! Recently I feel it's not as great as I remember. It's highlighting my dry areas and looking cakeier on my oily areas. Maybe it's a change in my skin or the weather but something is just not the same this time around. The fallout has always been bad, it's quick to hit pan and lasts about a month with everyday use and top up's.
Bri C.
11 reviews
Review for: Nude Beige, Light Beige more...
Omg I used to use these powders for the longest time!! I would go through them like crazy! I’m weird and I don’t use an actual setting powder to set my concealers and foundation. I used the 2 light colors to put over my concealer since I used my concealer to highlight under my eyes, forehead, chin, nose. Basically just used this to set those areas and it was amazing. Great product & decently priced! Only con is that I always ran out of this powder faster than any other powder I’ve ever owned.
Cece P.
Raleigh, NC
10 reviews
Review for: Caramel more...
Most days, I don't have the time to blend and set liquid foundation, so I end up reaching for this powder foundation to quickly even out my skin tone and mattefy my skin. My T zone gets oily throughout the day, even with this product, but this powder helps me not look too shiny and gross. I don't like the totally matte look, especially since luminous, healthy-looking skin is in, and it helps me not look super flat. I have pretty clear skin, so there's not much for me to cover up, so most of the time, I throw this on just to even out my skin tone and prevent the oil slick, but I've used this over liquid foundation for when I want more full coverage and it does a really nice job if full coverage is what you're looking for. I use my Kiko Milano smart powder brush (with the lilac handle) with this foundation and it's super soft and dense, but flexible, so it blends out the powder well and picks up a good amount of product.
Shasha S.
788 reviews
I loveeee this product.
Its long lasting and finshing is amazing.
I love this top most brand.
This is one of my favorites brands and with reasonable price.
I bought this from walmart store and it is also available in other stores like Fred Meyer,target,walgreens many.......
It gives soft texture on skin.
I would definitely recommend this product and brand too.
Its better to search for offers before buying.
Have different shades of color for different skin tones.
I like to visit above stores only to buy this and find offers.
It gives fantastic look for party and for simple makeup also.
I am kinda shopholic ;) so love to buy and try different products ,brands and shades.
It would be too nice if there are some small samples to try before we buy.
Shade is just awesome on my skin and hope for others too.
It has matte texture.
I would definitely buy More n more n more...
I love trying new products and samples tooooooo.
Its bestiest best product I have ever used...
Alyssa P.
Sumter, SC
186 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Review for: Medium Beige more...
I guess I should say this is an okay product. Definitely not for dry skin though, I gave it 3 stars because I still use it if I don’t want to sit long enough infront of mirror putting make up on. This was my go to, whenever I just have to go outside and grab something real quick from the store.
Courtney T.
378 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
Review for: Ivory more...
I’m probably not the best person to be rating a powder foundation, because I never use them because on their own, just to set my liquid foundation. However, I love this powder and I’ve been through like three of them. It sets my face while adding extra coverage which I need to help hide my rosacea. Doesn’t look too drying or cakey on my skin.
Meili S.
Albuquerque, NM
74 reviews
I was wondering if this made your skin look cakey since it is mattifying? Would this work for dry skin? Thanks!
Sarah V.
Chino, CA
79 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Im new to buying makeup, I usually just wear eyeliner mostly but i want to try to start wearing foundation. I have oily skin especially around my t-zone. Will this help my oily skin look not so oily?
Jaclyn D.
Elk Grove, CA
39 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I'm always shopping at my local Ulta store and I seen this powder foundation around. I haven't really gotten a chance to try it out. But, I am wondering if it actually works and what are your thoughts on it?
Megan C.
Pearland, TX
396 reviews
Would you compare this more to drugstore brand competitors, or department brands, as far as performance and quality? ..Or, if you have any specific product comparisons, that also works :)
Liz M.
Bronx, NY
99 reviews
Does this last throughout the day or do you have to reapply constantly??

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