Clinique Stay-Matte Oil-Free Makeup | Rubbish or Repurchase?!

Hey everyone! Today I filmed a first impressions and review video for you, based on the Clinique Stay-Matte Oil-Free Makeup. I had never used or opened this product prior to filming. Read on and watch the video to see all of the details and for the final verdict!

Suitable for skin types: Oily
Price: £22.50
Colour: 02 Alabaster
Finish: Matte, Natural
SPF: 10


To control oil.

“This lightweight gel-cream texture provides all day coverage with a mattifying finish and feels as comfortable as wearing nothing at all. Controls oil breakthrough and keeps skin shine-free, even in extreme heat and humidity all day. Contains shine absorbers to refine the look of troubled areas. Skin looks and feels flawless all day long.” – Clinique, UK

Cholesterol and Potassium Sorbate (restore the skin’s barrier and hydrates); Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract (antioxidant); Butylene Glycol (helps to blend the product in).


This is a very light weight foundation, which wasn’t necessarily what I was looking for but it is build-able to gain more of a high coverage. It doesn’t have a scent to it which I love because to me if something is scented it just means extra chemicals have been added. In terms of looks, the packaging is pretty awful. It’s flimsy, cheap looking and I always prefer a pump.

Visit my channel here or watch my full review on the product below. Also see what I liked and disliked about the product and my final verdict below the video.


  • All day coverage
  • Controls oil breakthrough and keeps skin shine-free, even in extreme heat and humidity all day
  • Oil-free, provides oil-absorption with a natural finish
  • Contains shine absorbers to refine the look of troubled areas, such as oily t-zones
  • Will not oxidize (i.e. change colour) on even the oiliest of skins
  • Ultra-light texture
  • Doesn’t have a scent to it


  • Light coverage
  • Has a very watery texture
  • Packing is very cheap and flimsy
  • Quite pricey




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8 comments on “Clinique Stay-Matte Oil-Free Makeup | Rubbish or Repurchase?!”

  1. That’s absolutely a genuine review and I really like the makeup that you are wearing and on the whole, it is a great post. I love your blog and if you fancy a read, check onto my blog

    1. Thank you so much for the lovely comment. I try my best in reviews to be honest and to tell people what they need to know. I’ll check your blog out 🙂 x

  2. I tend to get along quite well with Clinique foundations so I may give this one a whirl, I don’t mind a light coverage in the summer 🙂

    The Everyday Life of Rachel

    1. Yeah! This foundations perfect if you don’t mind more of a light coverage 🙂 I love Cliniques Anti Blemish Foundation

  3. You’ve blessed us with another video! *throws confetti* It’s so annoying when foundation cakes on the skin, meh. 🙁 Loved the post and video though yay! xxxxx

    1. Aww haha well I do try 😉 it is so annoying isn’t it – especially a high end product! Thank you so much! Xxxxx

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