As you can probably work out, I was drawn to this because it says matte right in the name. For those of you that don’t know, I have oily skin and I want to keep that at bay, which is why I picked up the NYX Stay Matte Not Flat powder foundation. There are a couple of places you can purchase NYX in the Uk, one of the ways is in Boots online and in-stores, which is what I did. The other ways are just online and they are ASOS and Cult Beauty. This product retails for about £10.00, which is £4 more than the liquid foundation version of this.
Like always I’m going to start this off with the packaging, I find this packaging very none, it feels and looks really quite cheap. Yes I know it’s drugstore, however there are many other brands at the drugstore that have more nicer, more expensive-looking packaging. The compact to me doesn’t seem very compact, you don’t get a mirror and there is a compartment under the powder that contains a useless sponge applicator. Personally I would have just preferred they ditched the sponge and it’s compartment because let’s be honest does anyone even use it?
I’m someone that likes full coverage and I obviously know that powder/mineral foundations don’t provide that. I used this more as a setting powder over the top of my regular foundation and I didn’t find it gave any extra coverage and that it didn’t do all that much. The colour selection isn’t the greatest because I found the light shade to be way to pink for me, so all it does is change the colour of my face with no added coverage. I didn’t notice any difference with it making my makeup less flat or that it kept my face looking anymore that my other powder does.
Unfortunately this was a bit of a bust for me, I was really hoping that I had found a great powder that would compete with my holy grail. Sadly not, but if you guys have had a difference experience or have any recommendations for me then please let me know in the comment section below.
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