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Why We Love It


Create a matte finish to help you achieve a flawless-looking complexion with NYX Professional Makeup Stay Matte But Not Flat Powder Foundation. This lightweight powder foundation offers buildable coverage, evens skin tone covering imperfections, leaving behind a gorgeous matte finish. In a variety of shades for all skin tones, Stay Matte But Not Flat Powder Foundation is the ultimate powder foundation to create the perfect matte finish to flatter more skin tones than ever before. You’ll look naturally flawless with minimal effort!

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For most recent ingredient list, please refer to packaging.

Nylon-12, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Magnesium Stearate, Silica, Phenyl Trimethicone, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Cyclopentasiloxane, Zinc Stearate, Boron Nitride, Tocopheryl Acetate, Dimethiconol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol. MAY CONTAIN / PEUT CONTENIR (+/-): Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).

How To Use It


Apply with a powder brush, all over your face for light coverage, or over makeup, for an instantly refreshing mattifying effect. For full coverage, apply with the included sponge or your favorite blending sponge.

Pro tip:
Finish your look with NYX Professional Makeup Matte Setting Spray.



So you are no longer carrying the darker shades for the mat but not flat foundation I am so disappointed

Asked by: Tiffany Wilson
Hi Tiffany! Many of the shades in our Stay Matte But Not Flat Powder Foundation have been discontinued. We recommend you try our Can't Stop Won't Stop Powder Foundation which comes in a wide range of 24 shades. Check it out here: We hope you try it soon! xoxo
Answered by: NYX Professional Makeup
Date published: 2020-06-29

Did you guys discontinue the Deep dark shade! 

Asked by: FlightbaeC
Hi there! Unfortunately, many shades in our Stay Matte But Not Flat Powder Foundation have been discontinued. We recommend you check out our Can't Stop Won't Stop Powder Foundation available in a wide range of gorgeous shades. Find it here: We hope you try it soon! xoxo
Answered by: NYX Professional Makeup
Date published: 2020-06-16

Why did you stop making products for people of color? Why are all the dark shades discontinued? It’s disappointing that you would do this to customers. I will no longer support the NYX brand. 

Asked by: Kris123456
Hi Kris123456! We're sorry to tell you that the Stay Matte Not Flat Pressed Powder you were looking for has been discontinued and is no longer available. With each season NYX introduces new products in order to keep up with trends. Consequently, less popular products must be phased out. We strive to offer a balanced product range with selections in each color group. Within our extensive color collection, we hope there is a replacement shade that you would enjoy just as much! Please visit our website for our current selection of products.
Answered by: NYX Professional Makeup
Date published: 2020-06-16

have the foundation stay matte not flat in a liquid tube smf01.7 can't find it did u stop selling it. What is close to it

Asked by: Rhonda 19
Hi there! We are sad to share that our Stay Matte Not Flat Liquid Foundation has been discontinued. We recommend you try our Total Control Drop Foundation for similar results! Check it out here: We hope you try it soon! xoxo
Answered by: NYX Professional Makeup
Date published: 2020-06-16

What foundation is good for blotchy skin tone on a 58 year old? Light to sheer coverage only please! Thx 

Asked by: CJCCO
Hi CJCCO! For best color selection, we recommend visiting one of our stores where one of our beauty advisors 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 was helpful and continue using NYX Professional Makeup with great satisfaction! Please feel free to reach out for any further assistance.
Answered by: NYX Professional Makeup
Date published: 2020-05-18

What would be the best match for NW25 Studio Fix powder +? I am pink undertoned and don't want to look like a tomatoe but also hate that heavy makeup feeling.

Asked by: tchambers29
Hi there! We are so excited for you to try our Stay Matte But Not Flat Powder Foundation. We recommend you use the Foundation Finder on our website to choose the perfect shade! Check it out here: We hope you try it soon! Xoxo
Answered by: NYX Professional Makeup
Date published: 2020-04-30

Is Carmel 10 stay matt still avaiable

Asked by: Berna
Hi there! Thank you for your interest in our Stay Matte But Not Flat Powder Foundation! Although we do not have a specific date in which this product will be back in stock, we suggest joining our E-Mailing list to be the first to know when it comes back. We also recommend shopping at our authorized retailers Ulta or, where this product may still be available. We hope this information helps!
Answered by: NYX Professional Makeup
Date published: 2020-04-16

Is the nude shade discontinued or just sold out at the moment?

Asked by: Carol1981
Hi there! Thank you for your interest in our Stay Matte But Not Flat Powder Foundation. We regret to inform you that this product is discontinued and no longer available for purchase. We hope you found this information helpful!
Answered by: NYX Professional Makeup
Date published: 2020-04-08
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product! Great product! My mom and I both use this type of compact for our makeup routines and it keeps us looking fresh!
Date published: 2020-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favorite Always my go-to which provides much needed coverage, "matte-ness", and is always long lasting.
Date published: 2020-04-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Why Y'all Stopping I love you guys and have been with you a very long time, and now I have too look like a clown with some shade that don't match my skin tone SMP10 so like everyone els said WHY would you discontinue you best shades now I'm stuck using some water downed product
Date published: 2020-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Devastated!!! I was so sad to hear that the “Stay Matte not Flat” foundation was discontinued. I’m a makeup lover and I’ve tried many different foundations from high end to low end and the Stay Matte not Flat was literally the only foundation that did not get caked and kept my oily skin tamed throughout the day. What am I going to do now:( I’m so very disappointed
Date published: 2020-03-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from why???????? why would you discontinue best seller? i just dont get it. my mom, sister and i use this powder for years and years. truly disappointed!!! i have no idea what to do now, i dont wear makeup anymore. im never gonna buy anything nyx, knowing it could be discontinued tomorrow. are there any good dupes people?
Date published: 2020-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Sad Day in Makeup I can't believe that a Best Seller would be discontinued but here we are. Stay Matte But Not Flat is one of the greats and I will never understand why it's no longer on the market. After reading several reviews of how great it is, I realized I'm not alone in my love for this awesome product. NYX I know you need to create new things to keep up with the times but why get rid of a best selling product? It was a life saver as well as a wallet saver when I found it several years ago.
Date published: 2020-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What happened!!!!! Yall gotta bring this back. Sienna is my fav. I can't find it anywhere and its a must have.
Date published: 2020-01-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Former fan now hurt beyond measure. The matte not flat powder foundation in chestnut is the only foundation I have ever used in my 31 yrs of life. For two months I have been walking around looking like a loser because I can't find it anywhere now I find out it's discontinued. My anxiety is peaked I am sad, depressed, and upset. I do not know what I will do moving forward. I cannot afford to test multiple products and colors, nor do I have the proper knowledge or support to do so. This foundation was such a blessing and I am literally crushed to hear it's discontinued. Like I can't express how upset, hurt, and distressed I feel. I literally have nothing for my face now. Im completely crushed. So unfair. If I had any warning I would've bought dozens. Now I'm stuck looking like an ugly duck. Not joking this is not funny...I will not buy nyx anymore. There's not even another shade and or powder that is similar. I could go on for days I'm sooooo upset! I have solely bought nyx since I started wearing makeup, customer service means everything to me so it's time to move on I suppose.
Date published: 2020-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely Love This!! The best. Fits my brown complexion without making me look orange.
Date published: 2019-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Disappointed a “best seller” is now disccontinued! I don’t understand how a top selling product has been narrowed down to only three available shades. I’ve used this powder for a couple of years and now have to find another product to replace it, which will likely break out my skin. The alternative NYX “can’t stop won’t stop” isn’t a great color match and is not a great product.
Date published: 2019-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Why did you discontinue Stay Matte But Not Flat?!! I am so disappointed that you have discontinued this product! Finally there was a powder that matched my skin tone and did not make look like Halloween! Why??? I just ordered several shades of the Can’t stop won’t Stop powder and none of them match.... guess I will have to start searching for other makeup companies.....
Date published: 2019-11-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice powder Very nice powder. Need to get a different shade. Great coverage
Date published: 2019-10-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A little cakey Good buildable coverage. Easy to apply. Cakes a little as the day goes on
Date published: 2019-10-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Goodbye friend! I've loved this foundation for many years and repurchase regularly. Looks natural, lasts well and does a good job for light coverage. My only gripe is that you hit pan after about a week... thankfully it was inexpensive enough I could afford to repurchase every few weeks. Unfortunately I've just had an email reply to confirm that it has been discontinued. I have no idea why 14 days ago NYX replied to a below comment saying it is not discontinued - when it's been largely out of stock for months and they've emailed me directly to say its discontinued. Such a shame to see it go, the can't stop won't stop is not as good and there isn't really anything similar at this price point on the market.
Date published: 2019-09-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I Want to Love this Powder This is probably the 4th time I've purchased it. I never learn. As far as the way this compact works, I absolutely love it! After a week into using always shatters!! The price is definitely reasonable, but I might as well spend the $30 for a MAC one because when I do that compact never breaks.
Date published: 2019-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love NYX Stay Matte but Not Flat Powder Foundation I love this makeup. I've been using this for a while now!
Date published: 2019-09-17
Rated 2 out of 5 by from What Happened To My Shade?? This powder is great, and I've been using it for quite some time now. But, what happened to my shade? I used to wear this in the color Nude, but now there is a limited number of shades to choose from. Is this being discontinued? I loved the quality and price of this product. I checked out the Can't Stop Won't Stop powder foundation, but I am skeptical to buy it because of the price and I see that it doesn't even come in a compact either. Why so much more expensive and less product? Anyways, if you can get this in your color I do recommend it. It is a great product.
Date published: 2019-09-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fab foundation but a tad too dark for me I really liked the feel of this foundation. I made sure to use primer and had no problems with oxidation. Unfortunately the shade I selected was 1 shade too dark for me. I would definitely purchase again going down 1 shade. I also love the banana setting powder. It is excellent at setting my makeup and gives me a natural look and corrects the redness I suffer from. I have only been using NYX products a short time and am thrilled to find quality products at such reasonable costs.
Date published: 2019-09-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Powder foundation Loveee this powder foundation it’s jot too much but not so simple either
Date published: 2019-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Discontinued? It looks like this excellent powder has been discontinued.
Date published: 2019-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My go to product love it!! This is by far an exceptional find!!! Love the coverage and it stays in all day!
Date published: 2019-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Powder Foundation Ever! I love this powder foundation. It goes on so smooth, is never cakey. It is light and velvety but covers my skin imperfections. It makes me feel good!
Date published: 2019-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from my fav love this product...❤️❤️❤️ it covers great and feels like silk...
Date published: 2019-08-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Doesn’t work for oily skin I bought this one or two years ago and it made me really oily and the product gathered in places on my face like around my nose, over my eyebrows and in wrinkles like under the eye and around my mouth. I gave it another try this week and the same still happens. It doesn’t handle sweat at all. I could wipe my foundation off with my hands today because it melted together and ruined my concealer under. Really disappointed! The liquid nyx foundation for oily skin also didn’t work for me sadly, it made my skin even more oily as well. :(
Date published: 2019-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product and excellent results I like it it's great I used the natural one and it's really natural texture without any cumulative or spots this what I was looking for I will give it 10/10
Date published: 2019-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I have loved this for 5 years I use the darkest shade as a powder contour and that is the only one I have ever used and I have adored it. It is probably the only makeup product I have that I have consistently hit pan and I keep coming back for it. I might try to find my actual shade as I have recently fallen in love with powder foundations as an everyday over liquid. So yeah if you want to get this, do :)
Date published: 2019-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good product I really like everything from NYX because the price is great and the quality of products are too. So this powder is exactly my skin tone and you can’t even tell I’m wearing it, it gives your skin a fresh look and has a very good texture.
Date published: 2019-07-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Broked into1 Million Pieces After owning this foundation for a couple of days, it began to crack. Then, after several days, it became unusable because the foundation was broken into a million pieces. You should have thought I dropped it on a concrete floor... when I only carried it in my purse. By looking at the picture, you can tell that the foundation was fairly new.
Date published: 2019-07-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Okay.. not great... As a fan of NYX, this one was below expectations. It does oxidize and gives no coverage. I heard powder foundations are best for summer so bought it but even after wearing it after concealer I feel liquid foundation is needed so what’s the point? The only good thing is that it helps to control my oily face, so I can have it as my blotting powder.
Date published: 2019-07-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful coverage!! Stay Matte powder is beautiful coverage and last all day!!! I’m in the shade deep rich and deep dark for contour. Please keep deep rich shade forever!!
Date published: 2019-07-01
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