Review & Swatches: Clinique Stay-Matte Oil-Free Makeup Foundation

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Clinique Stay-Matte Oil-Free Makeup Foundation in Fair

Availability: Sephora
Price: $23.00

Company’s Description

An oil-free makeup that helps you stay matte all day. This patent-pending formula absorbs shine, controls oil, and resists sweat.

Clinique’s new Stay-Matte Oil-Free Makeup Foundation is said to keep the skin matte all day. The foundation comes in 19 shades. My shade, and the one depicted below, is 05 Fair.

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Packaging: 9.5/10

This foundation comes in a flat, clear, plastic squeeze tube. The packaging is straight-forward and light.

Quality: 9.25/10

The Stay-Matte Oil-Free foundation has a liquid formula that’s thin but not watery. It feels light on the skin; I usually forget that I’m wearing something on my face when using this foundation. You’ll get light to almost-medium coverage and a satin finish.

This foundation evens out the skin tone and looks natural on the skin while still toning down shininess. It does a good job of keeping the skin looking matte, but doesn’t keep oil completely at bay all day. I don’t have to set this foundation with powder.

Due to the light and thin consistency of the foundation, it will fade toward the end of the day, after about six (6) hours of wear.

Unfortunately, this foundation includes alcohol as a minor ingredient.

Ease of Use: 10/10

This foundation’s thin consistency, light coverage, and natural finish make it fool-proof to apply and blend into the skin.

Price: 9.5/10

For $23.00 you get 1 ounce of product, which is a great price point for a brand like Clinique and compared to other foundations sold at Sephora.

Final Grade

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Clinique Stay-Matte Oil-Free Makeup Foundation Box Packaging

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Clinique Stay-Matte Oil-Free Makeup Foundation in Fair

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Clinique Stay-Matte Oil-Free Makeup Foundation in Fair

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Clinique Stay-Matte Oil-Free Makeup Foundation in Fair Swatch

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Clinique Stay-Matte Oil-Free Makeup Foundation in Fair Swatch Blended
Disclosure
This sample was provided for consideration purposes by the brand or a PR company. Reviews are always honest and never paid for.

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2 Responses to Review & Swatches: Clinique Stay-Matte Oil-Free Makeup Foundation

  1. ProperIntro says:

    This foundation wore off for me under 5 hours :/

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