Looking for powder foundation for light coverage and natural finish? Read on Nyx Stay Matte But Not Flat Powder Foundation Review to know more about it..
Product Claims and Info
Want a matte finish to help you achieve a flawless complexion? The Stay Matte Not Flat Powder Foundation comes in a variety of gorgeous shades that provide the perfect finish to flatter all skin tones! You’ll look naturally flawless with minimal effort!
Price : RM 29 for 7.5 gm
Shades : Comes in 20 shades.
The Nyx Stay Matte But Not Flat powder foundation comes in a lot of shades, exactly 20 shades which is quite impressive for a drug store foundation. You may not be able to find all the shades in the store though !! The shade being reviewed here is the SMP 05 Soft Beige.
The product comes in a classy black packaging, and has a decent sized mirror inside and separate compartments for the powder and the sponge.
The sponge is of good quality, and applies the product well. The packaging is travel friendly eventhough slightly bulky, but it’s fine as you don’t need to carry a separate mirror and applicator !!
The powder has a soft and smooth texture and applies smoothly on the skin. When used alone, it gives light coverage but cannot hide any scars or pigmentation, but evens out the skin well. When used with a buffing brush like Sigma F80, it does a decent job of evening out the skin tone and covering mild blemishes. The coverage is slightly buildable.
When used as a setting powder for liquid foundation, it doesn’t work well. It will make you look cakey, tends to settle in fine lines and also gives you dry patches even if you have oily skin (like me!!). The best way which I figured out to use it, will be to set Bb cream. It gives the extra coverage neded for the BB cream and also sets giving a matte and natural finish.
Staying power of this product is average, it will keep the skin matte only for a couple of hours, just like any other powder, nothing more. It tends to transfer to phone or whatever you bring close to your face and that is a big No No !!!
This product might not be best suited for sensitive skin or acne prone skin as it clogged pores and caused mild breakouts.
- Soft and smooth texture.
- Light coverage with a natural matte finish.
- Evens out skin tone.
- Good shade selection.
- Great packaging.
- Looks cakey when used as a setting powder.
- Tends to clog pores and cause breakouts.
- Causes dry patches on skin.
- Staying power is not that great.
- Tends to transfer.
- Average staying power.
My Rating : 5/10
I’m not impressed with this product, and I don’t really recommend it.
Hope this review helped. Which is your favourite powder foundation?
Beautifully yours ,