NYX Stay Matte But Not Flat|Review



nyx stay matte

My innocent little pick me up makeup at my drugstore turns out to be a major beauty haul.┬áThat’s right.┬áThat how much I’m obsessed with makeup.

The shade I picked up was in Nude Diaphane with net wt: 1.18 fl oz. ┬áThat’s right! That’s the NYX Stay Matte But Not Flat liquid Foundation which by the way is cruelty free and oil free. Remember to look for the Bunny’s logo┬áto be sure that it’s really cruelty free certified.

color swatch nyx

Anyways, this is an exciting foundation that I have been meaning to pick awhile ago. Since I ran out of foundation, I need to replenish it. He!he! I did a color swatch on hand and oh yes ….also on the jawline. That’s the proper way to find the perfect shade for your foundation (TMI). As you can see on wrist, the shade looks orange-y but on on face you can totally see the difference. I don’t detect too much of the orange-y tone on skin.

This foundation has an amazing smell but is not overpowering. It blends incredibly well and I find that the texture is closer to BB cream than a foundation. This formula is more runny and not as thick which is good by the way. I learned that to minimize big pores, it is advisable to wear liquid makeup products instead of using the thicker formula.

nyx on face testing

On the left is without foundation and on my right is with NYX liquid foundation.You can see that there a little bit more dewy and it does covers the pores. I would say that coverage is medium but buildable. This foundation stays on and didn’t bulge for many hours. I even worn it to take a nap and I can tell you that my skin still looks pretty awesome.

Will I recommend this to my family and friends? I definitely will and will repurchase once I’m in the moon and back. The price point is reasonable for a drugstore brand and the quality is impressive.

Have you NYX Stay Matte? Which shade did you choose?

Available at any drugstore, Walmart, Target and online.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sharon xoxo



Visible Lift┬« Serum Absolute Advanced Age-Reversing Makeup SPF17

Visible Lift® Serum Absolute Advanced Age-Reversing Makeup SPF 17 DSC00943

Today, I’m going to give my overview of this L’oreal Visible Lift Foundation which I have been using for quite sometime. I remembered, I got this fabulous foundation awhile ago and it was on special. I paid half price of $19.00(1.0 fl oz) for it. Well, after minutes of digging and almost turning the bin upside down (just kidding!). I was so glad that I found my skin shade (Hurray!!!). And yes! I got mine in Honey Beige (No. 155). Perfect color tone for me.

loreal visible lift color swatch
Color swatch (Honei Beige in No. 155)

There were twevlve color shades available and ranges from lightest to darkest shades.┬áThe darkest shades will suit more likely for the medium skin tone. Can be purchased online at http://www.lorealparis.ca or at your L’oreal counter store.

photo without loreal foundation
photo without loreal foundation

I wore it this morning and are very excited to give my first thought about it. Mind you, this foundation felt so lightweight and smooth. I love it. The texture is slightly thick but soft. It has a silky texture and exceptional blending ability. It has medium coverage that was able to cover most of my uneven skin. I started by applying moisturizer first and then proceeded to applying the foundation. Putting moisturizer as a base is important for someone who has dry skin. This product seems to cater more for normal to oily skin person. I just dispensed with one pump of the foundation on the back of my hand and apply them with my fingers. It blends very well and set in pretty fast.

after loreal visible foundation
after loreal visible foundation

Here is┬ámy photo shots taken The “Before” L’oreal Visible Lift foundation and “After” with makeup and the amazing foundation.

after 11 hours look with foundation
after 11 hours look with foundation

Photo taken after wearing the foundation for 11 hours.┬áI can still see my eyeshadows and┬ámaybe a little bit of ┬ásome shine on my T-zone area and┬áthat’s about it.┬á┬áI┬ásee┬áthat my face still looked fresh and this foundation is so long lasting, except for┬ámy lips of course. I didn’t do any touched up at all. I’m amazed!

On their website, they claimed that this┬áVisible Lift Serum Absolute –┬áfeatures an age reversing serum of 5 ingredients in 1 luminous makeup. This new makeup instantly evens skin tone with a luxuriously lightweight formula that doesn’t settle into lines and wrinkles.

Okay, let’s not get too excited.┬áFirst of all, no makeup foundation is age-reversing, not even a second. Well, I didn’t buy it because it’s age-reversing but it does make me feel fresh and less fatigue.

I also love the bottle packaging that comes with a pump applicator. A little goes a long as the saying goes. Great product with great value for money.

Let me know on the comment below. Do you have an everyday foundation? What are some of your favorite shades and brand?

Thank you for reading!