Price: $9.50




Want a matte finish to help you achieve a flawless-looking complexion? Now available in 10 more gorgeous shades, our Stay Matte But Not Flat Powder Foundation provides the perfect finish to flatter more skin tones than ever before. You’ll look naturally flawless with minimal effort!



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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).
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Stay Matte But Not Flat Powder Foundation is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 423.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best foundation in the world!!! For the longest I have been struggling to find a foundation that fits my skin tone and it’s ALWAYS a struggle. After watching many makeup tutorials on YouTube, I noticed a lot of the makeup artists used the Stay Matte but not Flat foundation. Both Powder or liquid. And i decided to go ahead and try it myself. I love that there are many shades that fit more than one undertone. Me being darker skin, I notice a lot of companies have shades that suites those with yellow undertones and I have a red/peachy undertone. And I was pleased to see that there was a shade to suite me. I ordered it and fell in love at the first use. And this will probably be the ONLY foundation I’ll use ever again. Thank you so much. XOXO.
Date published: 2018-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely product! I was quite excited to purchase this as I love to have a matte look to my makeup, vintage style, but it's been hard to find foundations that give you the matte look but don't make you look well flat. This powder went on like a dream, very soft and smooth and the affect was beautiful. I used it as finishing powder for my under eye concealer to begin with and now I use it as a finishing powder for the rest of my face. I'm also considering using it as a light foundation for those summer months when I really don't feel like wearing a mask of makeup. Will definitely repurchase once I've finished what I have. Also has a very nice container.
Date published: 2014-09-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from i love this but nt enough product I recently purchased this about 2 weeks ago i needed foundation powder to wear to miami carnival, i read alot of the reviews on this powder and i decided id give it a go!! I love,love, love this powder my make up last all day no need to reapply and it holds even if through out the day you tend to gt a lil oily in Mac mineraliz skin finish im a dark How ever Nutmeg is the comp powder for tht color in this powder the stay matte nt flat actually is better quality and its less the money, the disappointment is that it hits pan way to fast
Date published: 2014-10-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I initially purchased the shade Nude which, at the time, was a good match. With the diligent use of good skincare and sunscreen, my skintone has changed and now I use Creamy Natural. It's strange that the shades aren't numbered chronologically from light to dark, in all cases, because Creamy Natural is fairer than Nude, but has a higher shade number. Regardless, Nyx Stay Matte Not Flat powder foundation is the best affordable product of it's kind. I would definitely say that it is equal to MAC Studio Fix powder. I have tried so many mineral and powder foundations, from high end like Youngblood to drugstore Cover Girl, in my search for the "perfect" powder foundation. Nyx is my personal favorite. Great product!
Date published: 2014-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from PERFECT FOR DEEP COMPLEXIONS! I was a little hesitant to purchase this foundation because Ulta and drugstores only carry the lighter shades! I am a NW45-46 at Mac so I bought Chestnut. I couldn't be more pleased with this purchase. I have never had a better match from a powder foundation! I like the color better than my MAC fix powder foundation! It's my new holy grail product and I love it! I just wish it was available locally (Ulta) as opposed to online. If you are a brown girl the "stay matte not flat" foundations, liquid and powder, are your friend!!
Date published: 2014-04-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from meh It's alright. When I initially used it, I was in love. It really helped with the coverage on my face, the color was perfect, everything was all good. I didn't notice this immediately but the issue I'm having with this product is that it gets more orange as the day goes by (I suppose some refer to this as oxidizing? idk). I thought maybe my liquid foundation was the problem so I tried out another powder, but no, it's definitely this product. I'm definitely not going to bash it other than that though, it definitely does the job, but I'm not cool with it making my face look orange by the end of the day.
Date published: 2014-11-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from very sad I have been using the stay matte but not flat power foundation for the last year and have been so extremely satisfied and excited.I have even traveled out of my area to get this product. Lately I have noticed that it is not working as well. My skin gets so so so so so oily now its embarrassing and this time I have broke out so bad with horrible scarring left behind. This product used to keep my skin so matte and oil free weather I used it wet or dry with out having to keep touching up and I didn't break out. Now I'm so mad cuz I thought I had found the perfect makeup in the perfect shades. Now its all bad. What happened NYX?
Date published: 2015-06-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by from BRING TWIN CAKE BACK!!! I used to purchase the twin cake powder which was AMAZING! Best coverage comparable to MAC's studio fix...but this is a sad replacement I had to go with when I realized that the twin cake was no longer available! This is very extremely light to no seems to sit all powdery on the surface of your skin and even feels weird on the skin, I don't dig the silky strange smooth's too fake and has caused me to break out...I haven't broken out in years!!!! I need the twin cake powder back! SERIOUSLY! Lets all contact the company on this and demand they bring it back.
Date published: 2015-03-18
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Which powder shade would go with Total Control Drop Foundation in shade “Vanilla”?

Asked by: HavenD
Hi there! Thank you for your interest! To find the perfect match check out this link:
Answered by: NYX Professional Makeup
Date published: 2019-03-07

is this product contain animal-derived ingredients? thank you

Asked by: sa11
Hi there Sa11! NYX Professional Makeup, a L’Oréal Group, is always attentive to respecting the personal choices of its consumers throughout the world and therefore offers a very wide range of products to meet their diverse beauty needs. L’Oréal does not use any ingredient from rare or endangered animal species, nor any ingredient of porcine, bovine or ovine origin; except lanolin (which is taken from live sheep). We use derivatives of raw materials of animal origin in restricted quantities, such as honey, beeswax, lanolin, as well as fish derivatives and poultry egg derivatives. We hope this helps!
Answered by: NYX Professional Makeup
Date published: 2019-01-26

I wear L’Oréal true match super-blendBle powder in neutral, N4. I have warm yellow undertones. What color will I wear in this product?

Asked by: Ablair35
Hi there! Thank you for your interest in our products! We recommend going to your local beauty supply and having a professional help you find your perfect match!
Answered by: NYX Professional Makeup
Date published: 2018-10-29

I am golden in too faced born this way foundation, which shade should I go for in stay matte but not flat powder foundation. I suppose i have neutral undertones

Asked by: mibs
Hey there mibs! Thank you for your interest in our Stay Matte But Not Flat Powder Foundation. Based on the information you have provided, we would suggest trying the shades "golden Beige" or "Warm Beige". We hope this helps!
Answered by: NYX Professional Makeup
Date published: 2018-10-12

I'm currently using the Stay Matte not Flat SMP02. I have pretty fair skin to begin with but I also have Vitiligo which is causing me to become even lighter. Is the SMP01PT7 Nude beige a lighter shade?

Asked by: AngieV
Hi Angie! Thank you for contacting NYX Professional! We are happy to hear of your interest in our Stay Matte But Not Flatt Powder Foundation. To answer your questions, SMP02, (Nude) is a light shade with golden undertones. The shade SMP01PT7 (Nude Beige) is a beige shade with neutral undertones. To find the best shade for your skin complexion, we recommend learning if your skin has warm (yellow), cool (pink) or neutral undertones. One trick is to look at the veins in your wrist, if they appear blue or purple, you have a cool undertone; if they appear green or olive, you have a warm undertone and if they’re a mix of both, you have a neutral undertone. Using the Undertones description of each shade will help you determine which will best suit your skin complexion, locate shades here We hope this helps!
Answered by: NYX Professional Makeup
Date published: 2018-09-05

I am NC44 in mac studio fix fluid and NC43 in mac studio fix powder. which shade should I select in NYX matte powder. Thank you in advance.

Asked by: Sindhura
Hi Sindhura! We are so excited to hear you are looking to try our products! We would like to recommend our Stay Matte But Not Flat Powder Foundation in Nutmeg which is a medium/deep shade with warm undertones. We hope this is a perfect match.
Answered by: NYX Professional Makeup
Date published: 2018-08-09

I have two SMP02, one that I bought one year ago have a little heart under the LOGO, and the other that I bought a few weeks ago haven't. The outer package, the size of the box and the taste are not the same. Could you tell me why?

Asked by: Amniki
Hi Amniki! Thank you for asking about our products. We always recommend purchasing from a verified retailer to ensure your NYX product is authentic. In addition, please note package appearances can change from time to time. Hope this helps!
Answered by: NYX Professional Makeup
Date published: 2018-06-05


Asked by: MissChristine
Hi MissChristine! Thank you for your inquiry on our Stay Matte But Not Flat Powder Foundation. This does not state that it is good for oily skin, but the objective of this foundation is to give more of a matte effect, less of a shine or dewy look. We hope this helps!
Answered by: NYX Professional Makeup
Date published: 2018-05-22
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