Rated 3.73 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Best Matte Foundation EVER!!!
I'm obsessed with this foundation. In the past, I have used matte foundation and found that it actually highlights my flaws. It would settle into my skin and make it appear dry and just not pretty, and I (luckily) have a very nice complexion so that's saying a lot. Well I bought Stay Matte But Not Flat Liquid Foundation in Ivory, and I actually think it may be the best liquid foundation I've ever used. This foundation provides full coverage AND gives you a BOMB matte appearance without looking "flat" or dull. Thank you, Nyx, for this magical creation.
I have VERY fair skin and Ivory matches me perfect. Also, pair with Stay Matte But Not Flat Powder Foundation for a PERFECT, flawless matte look.
Most Helpful Critical Review Okay, but not long lasting...
I purchased this is hopes that it would be long lasting, as a substitute to my normal foundation. It went on smoothly and covered well (aside from the sides of my nostrils-that redness requires extra attention). It looked natural and the finish was matte. The first time I used it, I set it with a finishing powder. The second time, a matte setting spray. It looked great, and I was happy.
Both times however, it did not see me through to the end of the day. My skin looked blotchy and uneven within a few hours, almost as if I wasn't wearing foundation at all. Disappointing for me, because it seemed very promising.
I love NYX and own several of their products, but this is not one of my favorites. I wouldn't purchase for myself again.
Reviewed by 1332 customers Ehhh
Nyc from Bardstown, Kentucky
I bought the natural, thinking that it would be natural ... but it's VERY yellow. I have to mix it with an actual natural color to be able to use it at all.
Not Good At All
Krissy from Providence, RI
Oxidizes, and makes skin look worse. Do not recommend for anyone especially oily skin ppl. This breaks apart and creates an uneven blotchy oily mess on your face. It also never rlly feels like it dries down it stays on as a wet mask on top of your skin even with powder.
Dr. B. from Baton Rouge, Louisiana
This product last all day.
Kelsie from Texas
I might be the only person who actually likes this foundation based on the reviews, but I really do love it. It's not the BEST for oily skin, but it doesn't look cakey and it lasts all day for me soo.
Wouldn't buy it again
Katie from Blooming Grove, Tx
I got the lightest color and it was way too dark!
Worst Foundation Ever
Andy from Watsonville
Instead of blending into your skin nicely, it just sits on the top surface of your skin. It's very obvious you are wearing foundation because you can see the patches underneath where your skin shows. It is very streaky and patchy. It really clings on to your dry patches and blemishes. It makes my skin feel so oily and shiny. It it has a very sticky finish. Lint and cat hair could easily stick on to my face. It feels so heavy and thick on the skin. My skin honestly looks so much better without foundation then when I am wearing this on my face.
Everything about this foundation is horrible. I don't think anything could save this foundation. Save your money.
MIZZ B from Maryland
Though it was a little darker than I anticipated (that's online ordering for ya), I was able to lighten it up when I put my setting powder on. Otherwise it was great and lasted all day. Didn't even feel like I was wearing makeup.
Heresaname from Indiana
Don't waste your money. I used this once then threw it away
did not work for me
matt from Washington
this foundation has a really weird formula, it cracked over my skin, didnt stay even with a primer. dont waste your money
WATERY, MAKES SKIN OILY
ASMFDiva from Orange County, CA.
I got the MEDIUM color and it's too light for me. When I put it on initially thick but, takes awhile to blend product in and then looks cakey and the coverage doesn't last very long. Within 2-4 hours, you can see my pores and uneven skin. I like the fact that it's lightweight, matte?!? Maybe at first but later looking oily and need to put on some powder foundation.
Makes skin look gross
Jojo from San Diego
Doesn't feel or look good
Color is so orange
Rachelle from GA
I bought the same shade warm beige that I used in the HD foundation which I gues is being discontinued because there are only 3 shades available now. In the HD type that sage is perfect in this foundation it is straight up Oompa Loompa orange. It's only the second color available so I don't know what someone with pale skin is going to do. I put a drop of a different nyx foundation that is the correct color for comparison in the picture.
Bad shade selection
Dani from Chicago
The lightest shade is legit yellow. The formula is nothing special.
Keeda from Opelousas, La
More water came out then product. That's a big No!
kiki from Lombard
i absolutely love nyx products but this wasn't a good foundation personally for me or my skin..super dry..formula seems good just had no coverage
Not Even Okay
Anna V from California
I love Nyx, but this foundation is a miss. The consistency of the foundation is very thick and creamy, which makes me believe that this is where the problems uproot from. Although it can be blended out with either a beauty sponge or brush pretty easily, the thickness of the foundation makes my face look extremely cakey, and makes my dry patches very evident and visible even if I use the smallest amount. And again, because it's thick, for me it never dries. Since it never dries (no matter how much I try to blot and powder it down) it moves, becomes oily, transferable, and separates. I look really gross and shiney within 2 hours of application and the foundation pretty much disappears within 3-4 hours. I get really concerned comments asking if I worked out because of how greasy it makes my skin look and I honestly don't want a foundation to do that. I sincerely could not recommend this to anyone, I'm sorry to say. It's made me very unassured about my appearance and doesn't give me the confidence I personally need in a foundation. Please pass this one up; there are better, more affordable foundations out there.
Princess Leia from Cincinnati
I use this daily. Applies easily and blends nicely. It does transfer so take a few extra minutes to set it like it is cement. Took off one star for transferring but this is one of my favorite foundations because it is easy on the wallet, one tube lasts 5 to 8 weeks and I add Elf Hydrating Drops to make it dewy on my skin.
et from Detroit
I'm not sure if it was the weather that damaged the product but I couldn't get anything out but a water-like substance
not the best
grace from new jersey
this isn't full coverage whatsoever. concealer is a necessity because it doesn't cover a thing. it is also very transferable, even under setting spray or powder. this foundation is also very patchy and doesn't leave a good finish.
Cakeist matte ever!!!
Ash from Alabama
I gave this foundation 2 tries with 2 different primers. Each time it came out cakey and splotchy. Even though i shake before use it still would have clear liquid squirt out separate from the foundation.
Need a mattifying powder as well
Mdmalone from Colorado
I have oily skin and this foundation gave great coverage but got oily after a few hours. However, I started using a mattifying powder over it which fixed the issue :)
Nea from Chicago, IL
I did not like this foundation at all. It was way too dry.
Good buy :)
Ash from Miami
This product works well in terms of blending and definitely full coverage. I have sensitive breakout prone, eczema skin and this does not irritate or worsen my skin. The only downside is even with setting powder/ setting spray this product is transferrable so just be cautious when touching ur face. Other than that it's a good buy and does what it should.
lisette from anaheim
i have really oily and acne prone skin , i bought this without checking any reviews on it. turns out, it's AMAZING. I used a matte primer with this foundation, and it looked so natural ! I would recommend.
Makeupgurrrrrlllll from Fort Worth
I bought this just Bc I have some nyx products but this has to be by far the WORST. The foundations sucks. It does not cover anything at all. It leaves lots of spots uncovered. It's like putting water colors on your face.