NYX Professional Makeup Mineral Stick Foundation

BY NYX
3.7/5     4 Reviews

Product Reviews

3/5

4 Ratings & 4 Reviews

80%

Would recommend this to a friend

PROS

Easy to apply

Travel-friendly

Multipurpose

Easily buildable

Richly pigmented

CONS

No SPF

Not suitable for acne-prone skin

Use it as a contouring stick and not as a foundation
4.6/5

PROS

Affordable

Easy to blend

Travel-friendly

Lightweight

Variety of shades available

Can be used as a highlighter and a contouring stick

Gives a dewy finish

CONS

Lesser amount of product in the tube than expected


I think NYX Professional Makeup Mineral Stick Foundation was made for people like me who are super lazy.

The packaging is sleek. It comes in a glossy black roll-up stick, like a giant lipstick. It is easy to use and very portable. The intensity of the coverage is totally up to the user.

I love NYX Professional Makeup Mineral Stick Foundation as a contouring stick but not as a foundation (unfortunately). I have tried it as a foundation, but it wasn’t my cup of tea. The shade didn’t suit my undertone accurately. I started using it as a highlighter and it works great!

I’ve been using this product for a month now, and it really has become a part of my essential, go-to makeup. I use Porcelain and Caramel shades now for highlighting and contouring respectively, and they’re amazing. One of the things I like about this stick foundation is how easy it is to apply and blend. Both brush and blender work pretty well for me.

It also has a smooth finish and no visible lines after a soft blending session. I would say that it gives a dewy look, too. It feels light enough and doesn’t sit heavily on my skin.

Has evened out my skin tone
4/5

PROS

Evens out skin tone

Easy to apply

Lightweight

Gives a smooth, natural finish

CONS

Inadequate amount for the price

May settle into fine lines


I’m so glad I decided to try this one out. I have combination skin and haven’t always had the best luck with foundations. I bought it keeping in mind that I could always switch back to MAC Longwear Foundation if NYX doesn’t work out, but I haven’t changed my mind yet. It’s super smooth, comfortable to wear and lasts long. It balances my uneven skin tone, and this kind of thing is rare for me. Just to make sure that the foundation doesn’t oxidize too soon on my oily areas, I use a setting powder. I’ll definitely buy it again.

Not for acne-prone skin
2/5

PROS

Affordable

Convenient packaging

CONS

Causes breakouts

Clogs pores

Provides medium coverage

Feels chalky

Patches appear on dry skin


The NYX Professional Makeup Mineral Stick Foundation is definitely not for acne prone skin. It immediately gave me breakouts after my initial usage. It has medium coverage, and to hide my blemishes, I had to build up the coverage quite a bit. This product isn’t as effective as I had hoped. I’m disappointed with this particular foundation stick.

Settles into fine lines and seeps into pores
1.5/5

PROS

Affordable

Creamy texture

Excellent packaging

CONS

Not for oily skin

Does not last long

Heavy weight


As much as I acknowledge the goodness of this foundation stick, it just isn’t for me. I have very oily skin, so it doesn’t work well for me. I like the texture of the foundation and how easy it is to apply. For a few hours (mostly 2 to 3 hours) after using it, everything looks okay. But my face feels really sticky after a while, and it seeps into my pores. It is honestly is a nightmare for me. My skins look sweaty and feel clammy. So, I’m not going back to this one.

Top Questions And Answers

January 25, 2019

What is the list of ingredients of NYX Professional Makeup Mineral Stick Foundation?

Laxmi SukumarJanuary 26, 2019

Laxmi SukumarJanuary 26, 2019

All shades contain the following unless otherwise stated:

Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Beeswax/Cera Alba/Cire d’Abeille, Octyldodecanol, Diisostearyl Malate, Isononyl Isononanoate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Glycerin, Alumina, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol. MAY CONTAIN / PEUT CONTENIR (+/-): Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499).

Warm Almond

Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Beeswax/Cera Alba/Cire d’Abeille, Octyldodecanol, Diisostearyl Malate, Isononyl Isononanoate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol. MAY CONTAIN / PEUT CONTENIR (+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499).

Light, Caramel & Cool Chestnut

Beeswax/Cera Alba/Cire d’Abeille, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Octyldodecanol, Diisostearyl Malate, Isononyl Isononanoate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Glycerin, Alumina, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol. MAY CONTAIN / PEUT CONTENIR (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499).

January 24, 2019

Does NYX Professional Makeup Mineral Stick Foundation have any side effects?

Preeti RajendranJanuary 25, 2019

Preeti RajendranJanuary 25, 2019

Though this foundation stick is used by women all around the world, there aren’t any side effects recorded. So, no it does not have any side effects.

January 23, 2019

How to use NYX Professional Makeup Mineral Stick Foundation?

Vyshnavi MurthyJanuary 24, 2019

Vyshnavi MurthyJanuary 24, 2019

Use the foundation in the following way:

As a full foundation:

  • Choose the right shade.
  • Dab the foundation all over your face and blend it with a makeup brush or a sponge.

As a contouring stick:

  • Choose a shade darker for contour.
  • Apply it on the area needed for contouring.
  • Blend it with a makeup sponge.

As a highlighter:

  • Choose a lighter shade.
  • Apply it on the area you want to highlight.

January 22, 2019

What are the shades available for NYX Professional Makeup Mineral Stick Foundation?

Sameera SultanaJanuary 23, 2019

Sameera SultanaJanuary 23, 2019

The 14 shades available are:

  • MSF 01 Fair
  • MSF 02 Porcelain
  • MSF 04 Light-medium
  • MSF 05 Medium beige
  • MSF 06 Golden beige
  • MSF 07 Cool tan
  • MSF 08 Warm Tan
  • MSF 09 Caramel
  • MSF 10 Deep honey
  • MSF 11 Warm almond
  • MSF 12 Cool chestnut
  • MSF 13 Rich
  • MSF 14 Expresso
  • MSF 15 Cocoa

January 21, 2019

How to choose the correct shade of NYX Professional Makeup Mineral Stick Foundation?

Nidhi MehraJanuary 22, 2019

Nidhi MehraJanuary 22, 2019

Before purchasing the foundation, do a patch test on your jawline and see if it suits you. By doing so, you avoid the mistake of getting a wrong shade.

January 20, 2019

Is NYX Professional Makeup Mineral Stick Foundation hard to blend on dry skin?

Geeta GhokuleJanuary 21, 2019

Geeta GhokuleJanuary 21, 2019

No, NYX Professional Makeup Mineral Stick Foundation is creamy and highly pigmented. So, it allows the foundation to blend easily.

January 19, 2019

Does NYX Professional Makeup Mineral Stick Foundation have SPF?

Maya KumarJanuary 20, 2019

Maya KumarJanuary 20, 2019

No, NYX Professional Makeup Mineral Stick Foundation does not have any sun protection.

January 18, 2019

What is the net quantity of this NYX Professional Makeup Mineral Stick Foundation?

Harika HarikumarJanuary 19, 2019

Harika HarikumarJanuary 19, 2019

The net quantity is 6 g.