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Clinique Stay-Matte Sheer Pressed Powder

What it is:An oil-free, shine-absorbing pressed powder.What it does:The ultra-sheer texture of this pressed powder gives skin a perfected matte appearance. It's great for oily skin and oily spots and maintains a fresh look and feel, even after frequent touch-ups. It provides sheer-to-moderate coverage.What else you need to know:For dry-combination to oily and very-oily skin types. Non-acnegenic.
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Questions & Answers for Clinique Stay-Matte Sheer Pressed Powder

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Can thjs powder be used as a blot powder or does Clinique also make a Blot Powder?
asked 6 years, 1 month ago
summerd
(Ottawa, ON)
on Stay-Matte Sheer Pressed Powder
5 answers
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answer 1
i used to use MAC's blot powder, but wanted to switch to something that was better for my skin. I don't wear foundation (and don't need it either) just something to make my face look fresh mid-day and something with the tiniest bit of color to liven me up (I'm very fair skinned)....this works perfect! Its the best replacement for a "blot powder"
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
lalaz1234
(san diego, ca)
answer 2
This could be used similar to a blot powder but it really is not a dupe for one, if you are referring to MAC's blot powder. This has way more pigmentation than that product and this would be more likely to get cakey.
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
TallGirlInHeels
(Oshkosh, WI)
answer 3
Yes, because this product is so light and gives great coverage it's perfect for touch ups. I rarely though never have to touch up with this product because I found that it lasts on my skin all day and I have combintation skin.
answered 6 years ago
msitchell55
(Lubbock, TX)
answer 4
If by blot powder you mean spot treaments....... then yes it can. I have two compacts, one for my makeup bag and the other to keep in my purse for touch ups here and there. But, b/c this product is so great, I rarely have to touch up during the day or when I'm out at night. Hope this helps!
answered 6 years ago
jeanettem
(Baltimore, Md)
answer 5
Seeing as this is a matte pressed powder and great for oily skins, using it as a blot powder is doable. I have never heard of a "blot powder" so I don't know if they make such a cosmetic. I have used blot cosmetic tissues before. However, you can browse their website to check it out.
answered 6 years ago
DDGLiz
(Scranton, PA)
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do you wear this after you put on foundation or like instead of foundation?
i read the description of this product and it looks like soemthing i would liek to try but i'm not sure like if its used as foundation or powder to set your foundation??
thanks:)
asked 4 years, 4 months ago
princessmegan
(Tucson, AZ)
on Stay-Matte Sheer Pressed Powder
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answer 1
It really depends on what type of coverage you need. It's a pretty sheer powder, so you might want to use a foundation under it. If you prefer powder foundation then this could be a substitute. It depends on your skin type.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
stefanierosen
answer 2
I use both foundation and this, and I recommend putting on foundation first. I think that the powder alone is a little sheer, but if you have pretty flawless skin and don't need any foundation, I think that wearing it alone is fine.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
babybunny14
(Woodbridge, CT)
answer 3
I don't use foundation. I just use this powder alone. It does cover up any redness, caused by zits. If you use the foundation under, it will help cover up more. and it will help your make up last longer.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
CaitlerKelly
(Thousand oaks CA)
answer 4
Its a sheer-coverage type of powder. If you want to wear foundation with it, put on the foundation first, and dust the powder over it.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
designvixen
(Altadena, CA)
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what color for fair skin
what color of the matte pressed powder should I get if I use the loose #2? I'm fair skin, hazel eyes, light hair?
asked 4 years, 2 months ago
smilesalot4u
(Lanexa, VA)
on Stay-Matte Sheer Pressed Powder
3 answers
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answer 1
I use stay buff to add a little color.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
postitmom
(milwaukee)
answer 2
Hey just FYI your light skin would probably look best with the stay -matte pressed powder in stay matte:-D My meduim skin I used the stay neutral and that color worked out good for me:) I know I was worried two about trying a new powder and didn't know what color would look good on me, but, I'm glad I went for it :) this powder is a miracle worker. It keeps me looking fresh and matte and doesn't build up after another application like others I have tried! Hope it works out for you, like it has done for me:)
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
ruthless413
(Seattle, Washington)
answer 3
I use the Clinique Stay-Matte Sheer Pressed Powder 02 Stay Neutral during the summer.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
Heybee
(Garden Grove, CA)
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Does this product also help with a sweaty face
I have combination skin that tends to get more sweaty than oily. Would this product help? I worry it would get cakey.
asked 4 years ago
gg77
on Stay-Matte Sheer Pressed Powder
3 answers
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answer 1
Ye s it does
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
kvent
(Boston, MA)
answer 2
It's not cakey at all, don't worry! I get really oily around my nose and I powder it with his pressed powder and what a difference! I only find that yuo probably have to replace the sponge frequently - as it does get dirty because of oil and sweat.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
littlesam
(Mississauga, ON)
answer 3
It does prevent shine, but can become cakey if used over perspiration. I recommend using blotting paper on T-zone before applying if skin is oily.
answered 4 years ago
pryancey
(California)
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what color is the best for fair-medium skin tone?
asked 5 years, 10 months ago
Anonymous
(Peoria, AZ)
on Stay-Matte Sheer Pressed Powder
2 answers
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answer 1
the neutral works great for me!! It gives great coverage and just the right amount of color
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
jenjen32
(ashland, ky)
answer 2
I use stay neutral- i have fair skin, and this color is just a tad darker than my skin tone, and im sure it would work for fair-medium skin.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
ESamps
(Boston, MA)
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How much powder is in this compact?
How many ounces of powder is this?
asked 5 years, 10 months ago
Sophie75
(Minneapolis,MN)
on Stay-Matte Sheer Pressed Powder
2 answers
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answer 1
.27oz. / 7.6g
answered 5 years, 9 months ago
HotCurry
(OH)
answer 2
.27 oz / 7.6 g
answered 5 years, 9 months ago
ChrisL
(Los Angeles, Ca)
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What color should I get?
I am Asian with olive skintone on the lighter side, especially now that summer is fading away. At my tannest, I was using Clinique Clarifying power makeup in Clarifying Honey Glow. Now I want to switch to Stay Matte since I have combination skin, but I don't know what color is the equivalent to the Clarifying Honey Glow. I need to go a shade or two lighter though, since my skintone is lightening with the coming of fall and winter. Any help would be appreciated, thanks in advance!
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asked 6 years ago
Anonymous
(San Jose, CA)
on Stay-Matte Sheer Pressed Powder
2 answers
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answer 1
I think you would probably like the Stay Honey. I have a medium olive complexion similar to yours and I apply Stay Honey with a large powder brush (not the sponge that comes with this) and it's a nice natural sheer coverage. The Stay Beige was a big too light for me and made my face look a little "ghostly".
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
award919
(Chapel Hill, NC)
answer 2
I have medium olive skin and use stay beige 03. This product is very sheer so it is forgiving. This is a great powder!
answered 6 years ago
RachelH
(Asheville, NC)
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what is this for?
is it just a blot powder or does it actually a cover up too?
asked 5 years, 2 months ago
Anonymous
(boise, idaho)
on Stay-Matte Sheer Pressed Powder
2 answers
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answer 1
I think this provides a natural sheer coverage. It definitely doesn't cover up significant redness or prevalent blemishes, but if you like a sheer, natural coverage, this is the one for you. I wouldn't suggest this as a blot powder because it may deposit color unevenly as you blot. If you do use it as a blot powder, I'd suggest getting a shade exactly matching your skin tone or slightly lighter.
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
award919
(Chapel Hill, NC)
answer 2
This sheer pressed powder can be used alone or to set makeup. Depending on how you wanna use it, it really works both ways. I have used mine in 3 ways: to set my foundation (I wouldn't say it is the best at this), to take away mid-day shine (works great but comes back later - see my review) and alone over concealer for a sheer look - my preferred way to use it. I hope this helps. Best beauty wishes!
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
angeehem
(Southern, CA)
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what is the color of invisible matte?
the first color is invisible matte, and i want to know if the color goes goes on translucent or if it's just a fair color (i hope this makes any sense to you guys!).
asked 5 years, 7 months ago
Anonymous
(Rosemead, California)
on Stay-Matte Sheer Pressed Powder
2 answers
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answer 1
the invisible matte shows up too brown on me. I used stay cream previously and i liked the color much better. the only plus to invisible matte is that it does not contain bismuth which makes you look oily even when you arent "they call it a glow..but i feel like its oily!" . i prefer the color powders to the invisible.
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
77mcl
(nashville tn)
answer 2
The Sephora associate recommended the invisible matte. I have pretty fair skin and I almost want to say that it may be just a tad lighter than my face's skintone but it worked well when I blended it into my neck. I just put a hint of bronzer and I'm set. I would definitely go to the store and try it first.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
vickyl
(San Francisco, CA)
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I.D fairly light
I use I.D bare minerals foundation in fairly light, which colour would fit me then?
asked 5 years, 5 months ago
Anonymous
(Los Angeles, CA)
on Stay-Matte Sheer Pressed Powder
2 answers
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answer 1
Stay Buff is a little too dark for me, maybe as a summer color. I use Stay Cream.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
postitmom
(milwaukee)
answer 2
I use Stay Buff and I use BE fair
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
dillie
(Maple Valley, Wa)
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