NYX Professional Makeup Stay Matte But Not Flat Powder Foundation

4.1/5     4 Reviews

Product Description

NYX Professional Makeup Stay Matte But Not Flat Powder Foundation gives you a flawless matte finish. It is available in a variety of shades to suit all skin tones. The packaging is stylish and modern, and it can be carried anywhere with no trouble. This richly pigmented foundation gives high coverage with just a few strokes. It is suitable for all skin types.

Product Reviews


4 Ratings & 4 Reviews


Would recommend this to a friend


Blends easily

Good alternative to high-priced powder foundation

Gives flawless natural finish

Water and sweat resistant

Highly pigmented

Long staying

Fine coverage


Can get cakey

Needs constant touch-ups, it is more like a compact


Blends easily

Controls shine

Provides decent coverage

Highly pigmented

Sponge available


Needs touch-ups

Effects last for just 3-4 hours

White initials fade off after a while

I love almost all products from NYX, from foundations to lip colors. When I purchased NYX Professional Makeup Stay Matte But Not Flat Powder Foundation, I was pretty relaxed because I knew it would work just fine. Selecting my shade was a little difficult because of the range it had to offer. For some, it might be positive, but it just was confusing for me. I chose SMP 07PT5 FRESH BEIGE for Beige with yellow undertones. I hoped I chose the right shade and thankfully, it was.

Coming to the packaging, I will say that it’s nothing fancy. After a while, the white initials of NYX fade. The sponge available is convenient. It minuses the extra expense of getting a brush. But since I already have a setting brush, I use that. Sometimes when I go out, I use the sponge for touch-ups. It gives me medium coverage and blots away all the extra shine.

I have oily skin, so I need no extra moisture. But with this Powder foundation, I need a primer. I tried it without primer, and it just didn’t feel right. After primer, I go ahead with my makeup regimen and use NYX Professional Makeup Stay Matte But Not Flat Powder Foundation as a setting powder. I tried using just the powder foundation, but it didn’t work well in covering my blemishes, so a foundation is required.

I always need to touch up after 3-4 hours. Though it claims to be a powder foundation, I will not agree with it because it’s like any other powder compact. Yes! For the first few hours, I like how it sets my whole makeup. And since I have oily skin, it works so well. But it last just for a few hours.

Overall, it is a decent compact to replace the expensively branded compacts. I’m not sure if I will repurchase NYX Professional Makeup Stay Matte but Not Flat Powder Foundation.

Gets cakey


Controls shine

Easy to carry around

Stays matte for a decent time

Water and sweat resistant


Gets cakey

Leaves patches

Does not give good coverage

I lightly pat NYX Professional Makeup Stay Matte But Not Flat Powder Foundation on my forehead, nose and chin area to control shine and even out my skin tone. My skin is on the dry side with some acne spots. One thing I like about this powder foundation is that it does not break me out.

It doesn’t give me good coverage for my acne marks, and when I try to build it, my face looks cakey, and it forms patches on the corners of my nose. To make my skin look flawless, I have to apply a foundation and this compact. At some point, my face feels heavy. I wish just the compact itself did the job as it claims. Not happy with its results.

Light to medium coverage


Evens out the skin tone

Offers light to medium coverage

Not easily transferable

Covers redness


Does not give full coverage on prominent marks

Last summer, this NYX Powder Foundation became my go-to foundation, even on bad skin days.
It gives me light to medium coverage depending on my application, and it does not feel heavy. It covers my redness and evens out the skin tone perfectly. It won't cover huge pimples and prominent marks.

I had a good experience with this powder foundation. I will recommend it to others and will purchase it again.



Easily available

Controls shine



Range of shades might confuse people

It was very hard for me to find the correct shade for my skin tone. I didn’t know, so I ended up buying a lighter shade. I couldn’t even exchange it. So it was a complete waste of money.

It didn’t make sense for me to keep it, so I gave it to my cousin sister who is fairer than me. I asked her how she felt about the powder foundation after a month and she said she loved it. She said she carries it everywhere and uses it to remove the shine on her forehead, nose, and chin. It looks natural, and the sponge does a good job.

I guess I will purchase it again and try it out myself. But this time I’ll go for the right shade.

Top Questions And Answers

January 13, 2019

What are the ingredients of NYX Professional Makeup Stay Matte But Not Flat Powder Foundation?

Mahira AliJanuary 14, 2019

Mahira AliJanuary 14, 2019

The list of ingredients are:

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).

January 12, 2019

How to use this Powder Foundation?

Kriti LakhaniJanuary 13, 2019

Kriti LakhaniJanuary 13, 2019

There are a number of different ways to apply NYX Professional Makeup Stay Matte But Not Flat Powder Foundation. But the most effective application is:

Apply a primer before the powder foundation.

Use the available sponge to blend for good coverage.

Makeup brushes can also be used depending on the coverage you want. Brushes for light coverage and sponges for good coverage.

January 11, 2019

Does it have any side effects?

Ananya SharmaJanuary 12, 2019

Ananya SharmaJanuary 12, 2019

NYX Professional Makeup Stay Matte But Not Flat Powder Foundation can get a bit too drying for dry skin types and during winters. It can also cause breakouts.

January 10, 2019

What are the different shades available for NYX Professional Makeup Stay Matte But Not Flat Powder Foundation?

hitra RamakrishnanJanuary 11, 2019

hitra RamakrishnanJanuary 11, 2019

There are 30 shades available, each serving different undertones. These are the following shades:
SMP 01 IVORY - for Porcelain skin with yellow undertones
SMP 01 PT3 ALABASTER - for Ivory with yellow undertones
SMP 16 PORCELAIN - for Porcelain skin with pink undertones
SMP 04 CREAMY NATURAL - for Porcelain skin with peachy undertone
SMP 01 PT5 LIGHT BEIGE - for Light beige with pink undertones
SMP 05 SOFT BEIGE - for Light-medium skin tone with beige undertones
SMP 01 PT7 NUDE BEIGE - for Beige with neutral undertones
SMP 02 NUDE - for Light skin with golden undertones
SMP 03 NATURAL - for Light skin with peachy undertones
SMP 17 WARM - for Medium light skin with beige pink undertones
SMP 18 MEDIUM - for Medium skin with pink undertones
SMP 04 PT5 SOFT SAND - for Beige with Pink undertones
SMP 07 WARM BEIGE - for Medium skin with neutral undertones
SMP 07PT5 FRESH BEIGE - for Beige with yellow undertones
SMP 06 MEDIUM BEIGE - for Light-medium skin tone with golden undertones
SMP 08 GOLDEN BEIGE - for Medium skin tone with beige undertone
SMP 09 TAN - for Medium skin tone with golden undertones
SMP 09 PT5 OLIVE - for warm beige with yellow undertones
SMP 10 CARAMEL - for medium skin tone with neutral undertones
SMP 10PT5 BEIGE - for Medium with neutral undertones
SMP 11 SIENNA - for Medium skin tone with warm undertones
SMP 12 TAWNY - for Deep skin tone with olive undertones
SMP 13 CINNAMON SPICE - for Medium-deep skin tone with neutral undertone
SMP 14 NUTMEG - for Medium-deep skin tone with warm undertones
SMP 18 PT3 DEEP GOLDEN - for Medium with olive undertones
SMP 15 CHESTNUT - for medium-deep skin tone with cool undertones
SMP 18PT5 DEEP OLIVE - with Deep complexion with yellow undertones
SMP 18PT7 DEEP RICH - with Deep complexion with neutral undertones
SMP 19 COCOA - for Dark skin with peach undertones
SMP 19 COCOA - for Dark skin with peach undertones