I have always loved NYX cosmetics and wanted to try out their products. Luckily we have our favorite online shopping website, Nykaa bringing up NYX products to India. After having a ton of foundations which are lighter than my skin tone, finally i decided to go for a natural or maybe a warmer toned foundation nowadays. In that search, I picked up this foundation. And this post is about it, the NYX  STAY MATTE BUT NOT FLAT LIQUID FOUNDATION. 20161117_155951.jpg

NYX Cosmetics –Stay Matte but not Flat Liquid Foundation provides full coverage of mineral enriched matte finish. The oil-free and water-based formula is perfect for in the studio or all day long!
  • Oil free
  • Water based
  • Full coverage
  • Mineral enriched
  • Matte finish

I chose the shade SMF10 CARAMEL.

PRICE –   INR 900/- for 35ml/1.18 fl oz of  product.

This is priced at $7.50 only, but we here get it for 900 bucks(way too expensive). This is available in Nykaa, and that’s where I got mine from.


This foundation comes in a tube packing unlike the other liquid foundations which come in a pump bottle. Ofcourse this type of packaging is very travel-friendly. It has a ton of different shades, for cool tones to warm tones and even the darker skin tones. The foundation is obviously a liquid one, but not as runny as water, it has that gel like consistency.  It is a very light weight foundation and has a smooth texture to it. It is easily blendable with fingers too. I use a oval brush to buff it into my skin and then press it down with a beauty sponge for that seemlessy flawless finish. This foundation gives a medium-high coverage and for a full coverage atleast 2 layers is a must.

Untitledv.pngThe shade Caramel might look darker on back of my hand but it matches perfectly on my face and neck. To set the foundation I use the NYX HD finishing translucent powder, and it gives a flawless finish.

As the name of this foundation suggests, it is a matte foundation but it does not make you look flat or lifeless. It is somewhere in between matte and dewy. When applied, it sets to a complete matte finish. After an hour or two, even after setting  it with a powder, it gets kind of semi-dewy(not oily) and need to go for touch-ups. This foundation lasted on for about 5-6 hours in this winter season. Since my skin changes with the seasons, I have no idea how does it perform on hot and humid weathers.

Here’s hoe the foundation  looks on my face.img_20161117_144659s

Overall, I am liking this foundation and i am impressed with the coverage. If you want a foundation which should be matte but also not drying on the skin, then this foundation  should be a match for you. Do lemme know which shade are you in and how this performs on your skin.









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