The NYX Can’t Stop Won’t Stop claims to be mattifying, last up to 24 hours, and full coverage. This foundation comes in 45 shades, cost $14.99, and was actually curated with the help of Alissa Ashley on YouTube! The shade I chose is Nutmeg. I applied my normal skincare products (Ole Henriksen C-Rush Brightening Gel Creme & Cane and Austin Prime and Protect Mattifying Primer). I initially used a damp beauty sponge to apply the foundation on one side of my face. The first thing I noticed was how matte the formula was which is great because my skin is super oily. I also liked how the product did not feel super heavy. The foundation claims to be full coverage but I could still see my acne scars peaking through while using a beauty sponge. I switched to a brush to go over the side I used with a beauty sponge and on the other side of my face and all my scars were covered up and my skin looked really smooth. The foundation is super matte so I lightly set it with a translucent powder to prevent looking so dry. Below is a video right after I applied the foundation:
For the purposes of this wear test I did not blot the entire day. I normally have to blot my face after two hours. During the first couple of hours the foundation looked like I just applied it, so on a normal day it would not have even necessary to blot!
FINAL THOUGHTS: This might be the most matte foundation I have ever tried. The amount of shine I had at my 9 hour check in is usually how much shine I have after a few hours of wearing another foundation. I highly recommend moisturizing prior to applying this product because of how matte it is. I think the best way to apply this foundation is with a brush. A beauty sponge sheers out the formula too much making it medium coverage. I also recommend setting this foundation lightly setting the foundation to prevent looking dry. I don’t think the 24 hour wear claim is very true because I did notice in my final check in some of the foundation wore off. But honestly, a 24 hour wear is a huge claim and expectation and I personally do not wear makeup for that long. Overall, this foundation really impressed me and for the price you can’t beat it. I can tell this product is going to be in heavy rotation, especially for the spring/summer.