The foundation itself is good for my skin type but the coverage is not good at all I have to at least get 3-4 squirts of it so now after 10 uses or 15 max I’ve almost ran out 😬 the only reason I use it now is if I have a darker foundation i will add this in to make it lighter to match me all though it’s not the best I will be buying again though I payed £8 for this 😬 When there isn’t much in it and not very good coverage.
Reviewed on Mon 29 Jul 2019
I am in my late teens with dry, light tone skin and unknown eyes. My hair is unknown, unknown with unknown texture.
I’ve been finding my skin is changing now I’m older. My pores aren’t enormous but they seem to have multiplied! Luminous foundation seems to show them more so o decided to try a matte. This one filled my pores and made me have that golf ball effect. The shade is good for me and it does last but it lasts longer in my pores than ON the skin
I won’t be buying again but will try others in the range as the shade was a good match for me
Reviewed on Sat 23 Mar 2019
I am in my late 40's/early 50's with mature, light tone skin and blue eyes. My hair is grey, processed with coarse texture.
I'm really on the fence with this foundation. I have purchased a couple of times now, I find it to be quite a thick formula, takes a while to blend in, not full coverage but very buildable if you have the time. It does not stay matte, and I find it to be a little cakey at times. What I have found is this works great just mixed in with a little moisturizer if I'm wanting a more natural minimum make up day, but I would say you do need to use a good primer before applying this, I also found it blended far better with a beauty blender rather than using a brush.
Reviewed on Wed 06 Mar 2019
I am in my mid 30's with combination, light tone skin and hazel eyes. My hair is medium brown, normal with normal texture.
I have had this foundation for so long! When I fist tried it, I hated it. As usual with something I'm not fond of, it went to the back of the pile. Going back to college has taught me not be so wasteful (I didn't even realise I was doing it before) because I'm now earning less and can't just go out and buy something new straight away. After going back to this and trying it out with the Beauty Bakerie baking powder, I grew to love this foundation, used with primer and setting spray as well as the powder, I actually recommend it!
Reviewed on Sun 21 Oct 2018
I am in my mid 20's with combination, light tone skin and green eyes. My hair is medium brown, combination with normal texture.
I don’t use foundation that often, I’m not particularly used to using it so maybe that’s where my problems lie with this product.
It is a bit of an oily formula which I think exacerbates it sliding throughout the day- it works well with a setting powder and a primer though.
The colour matched my skin tone really well and I found for me it worked well to hide a few recent scars.
I feel like if I used foundation more frequently I’d be underwhelmed by this product. When I run out of my current tube (or more likely when it dries out and is just too old) I won’t be buying this again.
Reviewed on Thu 27 Sep 2018
I am in my late 20's/early 30's with combination, brown tone skin and brown eyes. My hair is black, asian with coarse texture.
I’ve used this foundation in lots of different shades but I don’t know why I keep going back to it because it’s not a full coverage and not a matte finish it is very oily on my skin and feels like I’ve put a thick layer on my face when I’ve not !! I would definitely NOT recommend this foundation
Reviewed on Tue 07 Aug 2018
I am in my teens with combination, fair tone skin and unknown eyes. My hair is unknown, unknown with unknown texture.
So I have combination skin which is also very red and acne prone! Coverage is medium build able BUT it doesn't stay and sits awfully and exaggerates pores! I personally am not a fan although the coverage is okay and they have a light enough shade it just makes my skin look bad!
Reviewed on Sat 31 Mar 2018
I am in my late teens with acne/problem, fair tone skin and brown eyes. My hair is dark brown, combination with normal texture.
I found the range of shades good for my light skin tone. I found one with a pink undertone that suits me well. I found this to be medium coverage and a bit patchy in places. I only need to apply a setting powder to my T Zone which is good for my oily skin. It seemed to last well during the day. It's a cheap one for work but I wouldn't use this for any other time because it is just 'okay'.
Reviewed on Tue 20 Feb 2018
I am in my late 20's/early 30's with normal, medium tone skin and hazel eyes. My hair is light brown, combination with fine texture.
I bought foundation last week but I couldn't find the color that match my skin so I bought the closest shade to my skin but when I tried it was lighter than my skin other than that it gave me me good covarge and with translucent powder on top stayed long time (10 hours) I would have buy again if they had my shade
Reviewed on Fri 16 Feb 2018
I am in my late 30's/early 40's with combination, medium tone skin and unknown eyes. My hair is unknown, unknown with unknown texture.
I bought this thinking it was going to give me a flawless base (wishful thinking) however I got one of the lightest shades and when alllying it to the back of my hand (how I always apply foundations) I noticed that it was already starting to oxidise :o. I wasn’t impressed at all by how it made my pores look enlarged and the face that I resembled a Dorito when I had it on :( shame really as it blended nicely and actually gave pretty good coverage.
Reviewed on Thu 21 Dec 2017
I am in my mid 20's with combination, fair tone skin and blue eyes. My hair is light brown, dry with fine texture.
I had high hopes for his foundation, but was quite disappointed. It goes on quite well, but within a couple of hours was quite shiny, despite using the NYX Matt primer underneath. I have tried a couple of colours, but they do seem to have a lot of orange pigment in them, even in the lighter shades.
Reviewed on Sat 25 Nov 2017
I am in my mid 40's with combination, light tone skin and green eyes. My hair is blonde, normal with normal texture.
I always have to buy the lightest shade in face products and I did so with this foundation. It matched when first applied but within a few minutes, it had become more orange. It also clung to dry patches and made them very obvious- do not recommend this foundation for those with dry skin.
Reviewed on Wed 07 Jun 2017
I am in my late teens with dry, fair tone skin and brown eyes. My hair is dark brown, oily with normal texture.
This is a great everyday foundation. It stays put, it's easy to blend and the colour against my skin is fab. It's not a "for best" foundation; it does the job but isn't the same effect as a high end foundation that throws light on your face.
Reviewed on Fri 19 May 2017
I am in my mid 30's with dry, fair tone skin and blue eyes. My hair is dark brown, dry with coarse texture.
This foundation is very easy to work with blends well depending on what you use it with comes in a variety of shades and can be found in any local drugstore has a great matte finish and does not set orange and has a lot of product in the bottle.
Reviewed on Thu 11 May 2017
I am in my late teens with dry, fair tone skin and blue eyes. My hair is blonde, normal with normal texture.
I'm not sure about other shades but I bought what I assume to be the lightest shade, it was actually the right shade for my skin (which is a very rare find) but on my skin it was completely yellow. The coverage was fairly good for me using a brush but struggled to get much coverage and it was patchy with a sponge/beauty blender.
It doesn't have a matte finish but rather a slightly dewy one but I don't mind that, fine on dry skin.
Would be amazing if they could make one the same shade with pink undertones! If you have a very yellowish/warm skin tone then this would probably be good for you.
Reviewed on Sun 05 Mar 2017
I am in my late teens with sensitive, fair tone skin and hazel eyes. My hair is black, dry with coarse texture.
Bought this on holiday when I was getting tanned as didn't want to buy my usual expensive one as the colour wouldn't match for long. This is my new favourite foundation! Don't buy it if you like 'matte' because it isn't matte at all it has a very dewy glowy finish. Light coverage but I prefer that paired with a good concealer under eyes and on nose etc.
Reviewed on Sat 30 Jul 2016
I am in my mid 20's with normal, fair tone skin and blue eyes. My hair is dark brown, normal with normal texture.
Stay Matte liquid foundation by NYX
Where to Buy
Prices last updated 16 October 2019.
Where to Buy
NYX Stay Matte liquid foundation is available to buy at lookfantastic, HQhair.com, Cult Beauty, Feelunique, and Boots.com.