Clinique Stay Matte

3.3

13 reviews

61% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.2

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.2

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS



on 7/2/2015 10:25:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Relaxed, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

I bought this foundation when I was going through my oily skin phase. This foundation really does keep you matte! However the downside is that it emphasizes little dry patches like nobody's business. I understand it's formulated for oily skin but I never expected it to completely dry out and bring out those little dry patches. Other than that it's ideal for the summer and is not too expensive for a department store brand.

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.



Age: 30-35

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool

Hair: Red, Straight, Other

Eyes: Brown

So this one the lightest shade is just a bit too dark. And it doesn't stay matte on me even with powder and setting spray. Coverage is a solid medium to full. But it doesn't really set. I feel "meh" about this one. I'm giving it to a friend.


on 2/24/2015 1:31:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Green

I put a "yes" for repurchasing since this isn't a bad product. However since I have a ~holy grail~ foundation (Rimmel Stay Matte liquid mousse) I can't see myself ever having to switch again.

Background on my skin: NC10 (very pale, neutral leaning yellow), very oily, acne prone, rosacea.

If you like this foundation, you should check out the cheaper dupe - Loreal Pro Matte Infallible. I honestly notice no difference between the two.

I bought the palest shade Linen. It's a mustard yellow, probably best suited for someone Asian in between NC15-NC20. This foundation isn't full coverage. I'd describe it as somewhere between light/medium coverage. It looks pretty natural but I'd prefer a more matte finish. The oil absorbing properties worked for about 4 hours. That's not good enough for me.


on 2/24/2015 10:16:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

Firstly, the packaging for this particular foundation is great. I like how it is packaged in a squeeze-tube but still manages to have a sleek look with a silver cap. This product has both pros and cons to it, outlined below.

Pros of this item:
1. This product provides full coverage and is true to the "stay matte" name. I do not notice any shine when I wear this.
2. The product can be sheered out with a damp sponge/beauty blender or mixed with a lighter foundation for a lighter coverage if desired.
3. The price ($29.00 CAN) is on point for the quality and the amount of product.
4. This product did not seem to irritate my skin or cause any allergic reactions/redness.

Cons of this item:
1. If you have dry skin, this is definitely not the product for you. I have normal/dry skin personally, and this exaggerates dry areas, even after intense moisturization. It can also make your skin feel tight which is why I personally mix it with a lighter foundation to counteract the drying effect.
2. Many of the available shades are pink-based. I personally feel like many women are more suited to yellow-toned foundations than pink.

The reason why I said I would not buy this again is because of my skin-type, but if you have oily/combination skin I would definitely try this product out if you can find your correct shade.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


on 12/18/2014 3:57:00 AM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Oily, Medium Brown, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Love this product because you only need a tiny bit for full coverage. Helps with my oily skin a lot, I NEVER blot. I've had the same bottle for a full year now, really helps if you DON'T apply with your hands. Just makes the skin more oily. I live by this product!!!


on 9/23/2014 1:09:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

This foundation is my absolute HG!
I have spent years after years searching for a foundation that will not leave my face looking like an oil slick by the end of the day. I grew tired of getting home and looking in the mirror and realising I had spent most of the day looking like an oil painting not dried. It was becoming super annoying as well as endless purchases of oil blotting papers. A friend recommended this to me and I have not looked back.
This foundation lasts all day! It's creamy and easy to apply, and does not leave skin feeling clogged. I never have to use oil blotting papers again after switching to this foundation. It's a bit more on the pricey side so I buy this product online as I do most of my makeup and can usually buy it for $15 dollars less than retail. I have tried many foundations in the oily skin range from MAC, Clarins, Covergirl, Maybelline, Shiseido and the list goes on. Nothing compares to this one.
Matched with the Clinique Stay Matte powder, it's an absolute winner!


on 3/13/2014 11:58:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

Could have been my fav foundation had it come in my shade. Maybe in the US they have like 20 shades or something but here in Sg, they hardly stock more than 6 shades. I got a sample in 09 which was too dark. But i really really loved the consistency, the matte-ness, the staying power, the comfort factor so i pushed myself to buy it in one shade lighter 07. Which was again too dark for me. 06 too pink. Such a pity. If u can get the right match and u have oily/combination skin do get it! One of the better matte foundations out there.


on 2/5/2014 1:22:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

Seemed quite heavy on my face. Did last all day though. I have combination skin & coverage was nice. Skin looked dull on a few days whilst wearing it though. Not sure I would re purchase


Age: 19-24

Skin: Other, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

First off the price for this stuff is not bad at all I think it's like 27$ Or something like that, however this is the makeup I wear to work and during the week i use it with the beauty blender it goes on smooth I do have oily skin so this makeup is good for me but it doesn't last all day it probably lasts about 6 hours


Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Very Oily, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I was skeptical to try this product because it is $23.00. I am in the color 14 vanilla. This foundation kept me matte for about 12 hours, which for me is amazing!!! To give you an idea of how oily I am, revlon colorstay for oily skin doesn't keep me matte for more than 4 hours. I was really skeptical but now this is one of my holy grail foundations. I would definitely repurchase this. I like this because even though it is matte I still look natural. I am in love with this foundation!!


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