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Clinique Stay Matte Oil-Free Makeup

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Stay Matte Oil-Free Makeup

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Item #: 2247039 Size: 1.0 oz

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Tested for streaking and fading at 88 F with a constant 80% humidity, all to prove Stay-Matte stays fresh. At the same time, this patent-pending formula absorbs shine, controls oil, resists sweat. And you stay matte all day.

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Apply after using your 3-Step Skin Care System. Start in center of face and blend outward with Foundation Brush or fingertips. Blend evenly for smooth, natural-looking coverage. For a seamless look, dampen fingertips and blend edges, especially along jawline. Remove with your favourite Clinique makeup remover.

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CliniqueStay Matte Oil-Free Makeup
 
4.4

(based on 205 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (131)
  • Blends well (105)
  • Easy to apply (101)
  • Goes on smoothly (101)
  • Matte finish (95)

Cons

  • Doesn't stay on (9)
  • Pricey / poor value (9)
  • Difficult to apply (3)
  • Heavy (3)
  • Poor coverage (3)

Best Uses

  • Acne-prone or oily skin (63)
  • Light to medium coverage (59)
  • Daily use (49)
  • Sensitive skin (42)
  • Oily skin (41)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (85), Brand buyer (59)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 minutes (29), 30 minutes (27)

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5.0

My Favorite

By Airlines89

from Lapeer, MI

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Blends Well
  • Easy To Apply
  • Goes On Smoothly
  • Lightweight
  • Matte Finish

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
    • Full Coverage

    Comments about Clinique Stay Matte Oil-Free Makeup:

    This is the best foundation I've tried. The quality of the product is amazing. I recently started wearing foundation regularly and had trouble finding my right shade and one good for my oily skin. Though pricey, this product is worth it.

     
    5.0

    Love this product.

    By Jo

    from Corona

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Blends Well
    • Easy To Apply
    • Goes On Smoothly
    • Good Pigmentation
    • Lightweight
    • Long-Lasting
    • Matte Finish
    • Noncomodegenic

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Dry Skin
      • Light To Medium Coverage
      • Mature Skin
      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about Clinique Stay Matte Oil-Free Makeup:

      Use it daily.

       
      5.0

      Worth the money!

      By Budget young adult

      from Atlanta, GA

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Apply
      • Goes On Smoothly
      • Lightweight
      • Matte Finish

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Light To Medium Coverage

        Comments about Clinique Stay Matte Oil-Free Makeup:

        Use as a base under a matte powder for a lightweight every day look.

         
        5.0

        I would def buy this product again

        By Brit

        from Chicago IL

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Blends Well
        • Easy To Apply
        • Goes On Smoothly
        • Good Pigmentation
        • Lightweight
        • Long-Lasting
        • Matte Finish
        • Noncomodegenic

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Full Coverage
          • Mature Skin
          • Normal Skin

          Comments about Clinique Stay Matte Oil-Free Makeup:

          I use this product everyday
          It blends well and last

           
          5.0

          STAY MATTE IS RIGHTTTT

          By Em

          from Louisiana

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Blends Well
          • Easy To Apply
          • Goes On Smoothly
          • Good Pigmentation
          • Lightweight
          • Long-Lasting
          • Matte Finish

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
            • Full Coverage

            Comments about Clinique Stay Matte Oil-Free Makeup:

            Used Clinique for years and decided to try new makeup and did not find anything that lived up to Clinique. Never changing makeup again!!!!!!!!!

             
            2.0

            Not going to repurchase

            By Cherann

            from Fairfield, CA

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Blends Well
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Doesn't stay matte
            • Doesn't Stay On
            • Pricey / Poor Value

            Best Uses

            • Light To Medium Coverage

            Comments about Clinique Stay Matte Oil-Free Makeup:

            The color matches well with my skin tone and it applies very easily, but for a product that claims to give a matte finish, it does a poor job. I have oily/combination skin and was looking for a foundation that will give me medium coverage and is also build-able. This stayed matte for an hour, then I noticed how shining my t-zone was. The foundation around my nose was almost gone. I also made sure I used a primer, but it made little difference.

             
            5.0

            best for my oily skin.

            By Camilla2fly

            from NY

            Comments about Clinique Stay Matte Oil-Free Makeup:

            Apply it with a beauty blender and it's like magic! my go to for my weird oily skin.

             
            3.0

            Very pricey

            By Andrea

            from Hamilton Ohio

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Blends Well
            • Easy To Apply
            • Goes On Smoothly

            Cons

            • Doesn't Stay On
            • Pricey / Poor Value
            • Too Greasy

            Best Uses

            • Sensitive Skin

            Comments about Clinique Stay Matte Oil-Free Makeup:

            Easy to apply but way too pricey for me

             
            1.0

            horrible

            By abby

            from Tennessee

            Comments about Clinique Stay Matte Oil-Free Makeup:

            horrible!! it transfers very easily and not that good for oily skin!! do not like @ all

             
            5.0

            Love this foundation

            By Peanut

            from San Tan Valley, AZ

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Blends Well
            • Easy To Apply
            • Goes On Smoothly
            • Good Pigmentation
            • Matte Finish

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
              • Mature Skin
              • Sensitive Skin

              Comments about Clinique Stay Matte Oil-Free Makeup:

              Easy to apply. I use a primer to help keep matte. Long time clinique user.

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              • Q:

                I'm always very concerned with my foundation looking as natural as possible and not cakey. How natural would you say this foundation looks when applied on the face?
                Asked on 12/27/2016 by Abbey from Portland, OR

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Hi! This is a very nice foundation and it looks natural on skin as long as you exfoliate daily. Typically exfoliation is the key to guaranteeing that your foundation wears nicely on skin. It is a great option for oily skin types! Thank you for your question!

                  Answered on 12/28/2016 by Brand Expert from Clinique
              • Q:

                I usually wear the beyond perfecting foundation + concealer in buttermilk. I want to switch to the stay matte oil free foundation, what color is closest (if not, a tad bit lighter) than buttermilk? I like the coverage provided by the beyond perfecting foundation but I think my skin is too oily, will the stay matte oil free foundation provide the same amount of coverage?
                Asked on 12/20/2016 by Pricklypear from Covington, KY

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Hi! Ivory should provide the same undertone in a similar shade range. Stay Matte foundation is a nice foundation for absorbing oil and keeping the skin looking matte and fresh all day long. It is a moderate coverage, which means you will need to build the foundation in order to get the coverage you can quickly receive with Beyond Perfecting Foundation. I would suggest possibly using Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer as a concealer in areas that you need more coverage only. Then you can apply Stay Matte Oil Free Makeup all over to get the oil control you are looking to achieve. Thank you for your question!

                  Answered on 12/28/2016 by Brand Expert from Clinique
              • Q:

                I have not used this product before but i wear younique now and i have gotten where i dont like it as much... I wear taffeta in it. I am fair medium skin with neutral undertones what shade would be best?
                Asked on 12/6/2016 by leelee from Memphis Tn

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Hi! Thank you for your interest in Clinique! This is a wonderful foundation for oily skin! All foundation formulas and shades are unique. It is important to us that we find a foundation that you love. We offer complimentary foundation matching each day in stores that carry a full line of Clinique product, and we would love to work with you in person to guarantee that you are happy. The shades that offer a Neutral undertone, from lightest to darkest that fall into your shade range are listed below for your reference. Happy Holiday's from Clinique!
                  Linen N
                  2 Alabaster N
                  6 Ivory N
                  9 Neutral N
                  15 Beige N
                  19 Sand N
                  20 Deep Neutral N

                  Answered on 12/14/2016 by Brand Expert from Clinique
              • Q:

                I currently use Alabaster in "Superbalanced Makeup", which color do you recommend?
                Asked on 11/29/2016 by ELibby

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Hi! Alabaster in the Stay Matte formula should also be a nice option for you. Thank you for your interest!

                  Answered on 12/5/2016 by Brand Expert from Clinique
              • Q:

                I have fair skin with pink undertones, what shade should I use? I use Alabaster in Even Better but it is slightly darker than my skin. Would Alabaster match better in this foundation?
                Asked on 11/24/2016 by Makeup Love from Missouri

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Hi. Linen is a bit lighter in this formula so it may work better for your skin. You are always welcome to visit the Ulta store nearest you that carries a full line of Clinique to be color matched as well. We offer this service complimentary daily. Thank you for your question!

                  Answered on 11/29/2016 by Brand Expert from Clinique
              • Q:

                What kind of coverage is this foundation? Light, medium, or full?
                Asked on 11/13/2016 by Katie from Dallas, US

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Hi! It is moderate coverage and offers a natural matte finish. Thank you for your question!

                  Answered on 11/14/2016 by Brand Expert from Clinique
              • Q:

                I was using the clinique super balanced silk makeup broad spectrum in porcelain, what would be the best color to switch to the Clinique Stay matte oil free with since they don't have the exact color?
                Asked on 11/12/2016 by Makeup addict from Sheboygan, WI

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Hi! Linen should be the closest shade for your skin in this formula. Thank you for your interest in Clinique!

                  Answered on 11/14/2016 by Brand Expert from Clinique
              • Q:

                what would be the best way to apply this foundation? will the porefessional primer by benefit work together with this foundation?
                Asked on 10/21/2016 by myrnas from Phoenix Az

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  You can absolutely wear any primer with this foundation. I suggest using either the Clinique Foundation Brush or the Clinique Buff Brush to apply.

                  Answered on 10/23/2016 by Brand Expert from Clinique
              • Q:

                I currently wear Super balance - golden 15. What color is comparable in Stay Matte
                Asked on 10/20/2016 by Miz Miki from Cleveland, OH

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Hi! Golden in the Stay Matte formula should be similar in shade and undertone. The Clinique Buff Brush is a great way to apply this foundation. Thank you for your interest!

                  Answered on 10/23/2016 by Brand Expert from Clinique
              • Q:

                I use neutral in almost powder. Which one of these would be the closest match?
                Asked on 9/12/2016 by Midey from Brownsville, tx

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Vanilla should be similar in shade range. Thank you!

                  Answered on 9/13/2016 by Brand Expert from Clinique
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