The biggest challenge for an oily skinned girl is to keep the oil at bay but at the same time don’t over powder her face. No matter what the claims of a product are, I am yet to come across THE ONE which keeps my face shine-free for more than 4 hours at a stretch! (sans blotting) Hence I am always on a lookout for products having mattifying properties. Let’s know about NYX Stay matte but not flat powder foundation in a little more detail.
NYX Stay matte but not flat powder foundation comes in 15 shades and retails for Rs.900. We get 7.5g product. The shade I picked is Medium Beige. NYX products are available at Sephora as well as online. I got mine from Nykaa during some sale at around Rs.700.
The packaging somewhat reminds me of MAC studio fix powder foundation (sans the edges). The powder foundation feels sturdy and the case is not flimsy. The plus point is we get a mirror as well as a sponge. The sponge has a different compartment beneath the actual product. (I rarely use the sponges that come with compact powders.)
The texture of NYX Stay matte but not flat powder foundation is velvety. The powder is really finely milled but it still feels powdery on touch. There is a little kickback when you swirl the brush in the pan.
The shade is not a perfect match for my NC40-ish skintone and is slightly lighter. When applied, it leaves an obvious light layer on the skin but it turns almost skin like within some time. This is the reason I am able to hit the pan on this.
My verdict on NYX Stay matte but not flat powder foundation:
I have been using this for a couple of months and will be finishing it up in a couple of weeks. Though not a perfect match for my skin, this still worked well in that area. The staying power of NYX Stay matte but not flat powder foundation is 2-3 hours maximum on my oily skin. This doesn’t cling on to dry patches. It instantly mattifies the face but sadly the effect doesn’t last long on me. The effect is not flat which the brand has truly claimed. As many people compare it to MSF, I’d like to say that MSF provides medium to full coverage and can be worn by itself whereas NYX stay matte has sheer coverage and needs a base (primer/bb cream/foundation) beneath to look great. For the price point, I wish the mattifying property was a little more efficient.
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