Price: $7.50

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Why We Love It


Gorgeous matte makeup without the dryness IS possible! With NYX Professional Makeup Stay Matte But Not Flat Liquid Foundation you can cover imperfections and even skin tone without that flat, dry feeling. With an expanded range of colors from Ivory to Porcelain and Beige to Chestnut, Cinnamon and Deep Dark, there is a buildable natural matte foundation for every skin tone. Create a gorgeous matte finish that looks positively airbrushed with this creamy, lightweight liquid foundation.

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For most recent ingredient list, please refer to packaging.

Water/Aqua /Eau, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cyclohexasiloxane, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Beeswax/Cera Alba/Cire d’Abeille, Glyceryl Laurate, Stearyl Dimethicone, Polyglyceryl-4 Oleate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Propylene Carbonate, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Hexyl Laurate, Octadecene, Ethylhexylglycerin, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Phenoxyethanol. MAY CONTAIN / PEUT CONTENIR (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).

How To Use It


Squeeze out desired amount onto a clean dry surface and apply to face.


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good foundation I'm recommended it. It is very good item. Thank you NYX )))
Date published: 2018-05-25
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Decent coverage but horrible consistency Looks great the second you put it on. However, it doesn’t dry and feels sticky all day. Made my face very oily and no powder has seemed to set it right. Threw it out after the 5th time using it. Love other nyx products but this one was just disappointing.
Date published: 2018-05-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from horrible quality i bought this foundation for coverage as it claims to be ''full coverage'', well its super sheer,all my spots are still visible no matter how much you build the makeup,melts-definitely not matte-,if you touch your face you literally wipe it off may be the worst foundation i have ever tried :/
Date published: 2018-04-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features! First time buying this foundation and I absolutely love it!
Date published: 2018-04-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Feels Great I bought this about three months ago and I am new to the makeup world. This product is great because it helps me give me coverage in an overall area. My skin looks great with it on.
Date published: 2018-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cali love I used to use pricey foundation's. Until I stepping into a local NYX store in San Diego & tried this on my face. LOVE, LOVE it, gives me the matte porcelain look. I do not use powder either.
Date published: 2018-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Lightweight Foundation The shade i got was a perfect match for my skin tone. It was lightweight and long lasting.
Date published: 2018-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Covers everything but doesn't look cakey! Usually when I do foundation I go full blown cake face lol, but this foundation covers everything without looking like I have a lot of makeup on.
Date published: 2018-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Price is great for the quality I am whiter than bread, so I have trouble finding my color of foundation. This foundation worked STAT and when paired with primer it made my skin practically glow!
Date published: 2018-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this foundation! This foundation is awesome! It has good coverage, but it's not heavy. I got the shade alabaster, and it's a good match too.
Date published: 2018-03-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from NOT FULL COVERAGE I got this product at NYX store in Valley Fair mall and asked the employee to match the color to my skin color. She told be to get the shade but when I got home, I tried it out and it was WAY TO LIGHT. I mixed it with a darker maybelline fit me foundation and it was ok. I like the finish the foundation, its fairly natural looking and glowy but its NOT FULL COVERAGE!!! I have combination skin and in some places the foundation was patchy or oily looking. Over all its a good foundation for its price but if you want a full coverage foundation, I dont suggest this one.
Date published: 2018-03-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It's okay I bought it a month ago's okay but gets very oily after a few hours ..doesn't really stay matte
Date published: 2018-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Coverage This foundation is one of the best I've EVER used! It applies very easily & the coverage is incredible! A little definitely goes a long way. Also it us so weightless on your skin, it feels as though your not wearing any foundation at all!!
Date published: 2018-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great haul! I was looking for a great inexpensive foundation and I was not disappointed!
Date published: 2018-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice coverage I just bought this for the second time. I love the coverage and the look. I usually skip around and try different products as I’m not happy with results. But this product has great wear and I’ll happily keep purchasing.
Date published: 2018-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! I've been using this foundation for almost a year and I love it so much. It is so full coverage and looks so smooth and silky. It is perfect for someone with oily skin or someone who prefers full coverage. It is more of a heavy and thick foundation, but it is long lasting. I have recently been mixing it with the Nyx total control drop foundation and I love the mixture so much. The drops make the foundation feel lighter and makes it easier to blend. I love this foundation and being able to mix it with the drops have just made my experience with it much better!
Date published: 2018-02-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from OMG finally a nice product for women with yellow undertone
Date published: 2018-02-23
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Doesn't live up to its name I've given this foundation so many times and I still cannot get myself to LOVE it. It goes on matte but after about 2 hours, I begin to look like an oily mess! Would not recommend if you smile a lot because this thing creases like nobody's business. I've tried many different powders; Laura Mercier, Ben Nye, Maybelline Fit me, you name it, and even if i bake, it still manages to crease.
Date published: 2018-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Flawless coverage It gets the job done. I hadent found a foundation until this one that didn’t leave my face looking dry
Date published: 2018-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great foundation Let me start off by saying the wear time on this foundation is pretty good. I got 10 hrs out of it. Not bad, NYX, not bad at ALL! I like the coverage and the fact that it’s matte without making me look dead. I appreciate that. This foundation does its job & has a great price point. Nobody really wants to spend $40-64 on foundation. For $7.50 you can’t beat this!
Date published: 2018-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another great buy After reading so many mixed reviews, I wasn't completely confident in getting one of these. It was actually quite a challenge to get the perfect shade too... However, the price-point is basically screaming: "why not giving it a try?". So I did. And I'm glad! The application is effortless and the coverage is amazing (not cakey!). I have combined it with the HD Primer, which I can not live without. Loved the result!
Date published: 2018-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favorite I have tried man different foundations, but this is by my far my favorite! It is water based which I love because my skin is super sensitive. And it goes on very light! You literally can wear this foundation all day and no touch-up needed.
Date published: 2018-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great product for great price it was so matte but wasn’t at all caked it was such a great affordable foundation
Date published: 2018-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect! Not too dry, feels lightweight, good coverage, easy to blend and works well with other products like concealer and creams, good for everyday wear I have no complaints
Date published: 2018-01-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Matte Not Flat I bought this recently and after a little trial and error, I've found this to be an easy part of my routine. A little goes a long way and it makes my skin look amazing.
Date published: 2018-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it!!! I love this, i cant believe how they stay on and really smooth finish.
Date published: 2018-01-06
Rated 2 out of 5 by from fair for the price I got a great colour match and was ecstatic about that because that is really hard for me. It's great for short periods of time when you aren't sweating like going out to a meal or something along them lines. But after a while it cracks and made my very dry skin very very oily. But it is fairly high coverage and with it only being 8 euro I couldn't complain too much. I just wish I saved a bit more and got the total control or HD foundation.
Date published: 2018-01-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Perfect Match! I bought this foundation about a month ago, and I was so happy with it! It matched my skin tone perfectly, which can be a hard find with skin as fair as mine. I got the lightest shade and was a bit apprehensive, but it works fantastically well. I have dry skin in some places, and this can highlight that sometimes, but with the right moisturising before application, it usually isn't much of a problem! All in all, it's a fantastic foundation and great quality for the price that it is!
Date published: 2018-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing I bought this because I felt that my Lancôme foundation wasn’t matching me anymore also I was almost out of it. I can say that I’m happy I made this purchase. Honestly. The coverage is great. And it matches me perfect.
Date published: 2018-01-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It’s ok. I was told this was for oily skin. I’ve used it with my usual makeup routine; the moisturizer, primer, powders, everything. It actually wears off easily & my oils just go right through it. I wouldn’t use it for a night out.
Date published: 2017-12-31
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I have been using the SMF02 but think it is discontinued? I have gotten a bit darker/sunburn haha. What would be the next best shade to use in the Stay Matte Foundation?

Asked by: Sweetm23
Hi there! Thank you for your interest in our Stay Matte But Not Flat Liquid Foundation! Based on the information you have provided we recommend trying our shade Creamy Natural SMF04! For best color selection, we recommend visiting one of our stores where one of our beauty advisers would be happy to help you choose the right shade and products for you. Each store has testers so that you have the opportunity to try each product before you make a purchase. We hope this helps!
Answered by: NYX Professional Makeup
Date published: 2019-07-08

what the pros on using this and does it cover scars ? 

Asked by: farah
Hello farah! Our Stay Matte But Not Flat Liquid Foundation provides full coverage with a mineral enriched matte finish and accommodates more skin tones, however it does not claim to cover scars. You are able to build this Foundation for an even more pigmented coverage. Thank you!
Answered by: NYX Professional Makeup
Date published: 2019-05-20

Hey guys! I ordered this foundation through ulta! I was wondering if this foundation is supposed to be super liquidy? Like when i tried to get it out all that came out was a watery like substance. I am aware that you are supposed to shake it.. which i did

Asked by: Nyxuser
Hey there Nyxuser! Thank you for trying our Stay Matte Not Flat Liquid Foundation. This foundation does have a liquid consistency. The oil-free and water-based formula is perfect for both day and nighttime wear. We hope you found this helpful!
Answered by: NYX Professional Makeup
Date published: 2018-10-19

I am NC44 in mac studio fix foundation. Wondering which shade should i pick. please suggest me a shade

Asked by: Sindhura
Hey Sindhura! We would love to assist you with your inquiry! Our best recommendation would be to take a look at our Stay Matte But Not Flat Liquid Foundation in Nutmeg which is a medium/deep shade with warm undertones. We hope this shade matches!
Answered by: NYX Professional Makeup
Date published: 2018-08-09

What is the best way to apply this? (Brush, sponge, etc...)

Asked by: SpaceNace97
Hi SpaceNace97! You can apply this foundation whatever way you feel most comfortable. We recommend using our Flawless Finish Foundation Sponge:
Answered by: NYX Professional Makeup
Date published: 2018-07-26

does the matte not flat need a primer?

Asked by: MekaMeek
Hello! It is not necessary to use a primer - it is up to personal preference! Since it has a matte formula, if you have more dry skin, we suggest using a hydrating primer underneath such as our Hydra Touch Primer. Or, if you would like to help even your complexion, we suggest our Pore Filler primer! We hope this helps and thank you for reaching out!
Answered by: NYX Professional Makeup
Date published: 2018-07-20

Which shade should I use for medium skin with golden undertone

Asked by: Shoba
Hi there! Unfortunately, you have reached the USA Team. Because our products, shades, and availability vary from country to country, we only have information about products sold in the US. However, we do recommend using the following link for further assistance: We hope this helps!
Answered by: NYX Professional Makeup
Date published: 2018-06-14

I am using shell shade in lakme 9to5 foundation ,what shade I should go for nyx stay matte but not flat foundation?

Asked by: Shoba
Hello! We would suggest checking out the shade Natural in this foundation. We hope this helps.
Answered by: NYX Professional Makeup
Date published: 2018-05-11
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