WOW! The name, NYX stay matte but not flat powder foundation, is a whole sentence. But the question is, does it provide a natural flawless finish and more importantly with minimal effort! Well continue reading to find out!
What encouraged me first to buy this foundation was that, one it was cruelty-free and is vegan formulated and secondly, I didn’t like how some times my forehead would go shiny so I needed a matte foundation, like this one to tame it!
What’s more is that this NYX powder is mineral enriched and aims to reduce the visible pores to create a smooth appearance. It can also be used to create a full coverage.
If you’d like to know my favourite things about this powder or how effective it is as well as any problems about it, then stay with me!
Matte or flat fail?
As I have mentioned before, the reason why I partly stole this powder, JOKING bought it, trust me I brought it, was because I needed the excess oil removed or at least decreased, mostly from my forehead.
I can tell you it did pretty well even though I only used a little to avoid irritating my drier cheek area, as my skin is combination I try to cater for both of them.
Luckily I kept it as I didn’t know I would need it in the hot summer when my forehead started to shine like never before even though I had told it not too!?
I definitely would recommend this for oily skin peeps though.
So based on this I would say that it was matte and not a flat fail!
Can it provide a full coverage?
To be honest I used to only use it to give me a light but natural coverage to my oily area which is the forehead but a while back started to use it to cover my redness on my cheeks, to test if it does provide an effective flawless full coverage.
I was able to conceal most of my imperfections after I learnt to use the sponge instead of a brush. Silly me!
Like they say wetting the sponge a little helps make the process of achieving a full coverage easy. Whilst providing light and decent full coverage it was also blendable.
How long does it last?
Well some people say it lasts for the whole day, some say it doesn’t. Want to know which one was for me, it was more towards the second statement.
For me I had to reapply after around 3 hours or 4 but you’d have to try it for yourself to know how it works for you.
As for lastage in the sense of how much powder is loaded in the tub, I’ll discuss it up ahead.
Is it all good?
Right now for the part everyone was waiting for (not really) the downside. What I don’t and probably some other people don’t like is that it isn’t available in many shades.
There used to be around 14 shades but that has been largely reduced for some reason.
Another thing is that they don’t pack enough powder meaning it runs out quite quick (alliteration) and even quicker if you use it for a full coverage more often.
Overall, I would recommend this for those of you who have oily skin or are mainly after a light coverage.
Of course anyone can give it a try as this is my experience afterall everyone has different opinions!
I also like using the setting powder by nyx, when I opt for liquid foundations!
If you’d like to check out more of nyx’s products then click here to view how the nyx setting powder performs!
Or if you are a fan of cream to powder foundations then click here to view some cool products!
Hope you enjoyed it!
If you have any questions or suggestions please feel free to comment and I’ll get right back!
Have a great day!?