Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation | Review

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Hello my darlings, welcome back to my page! Today I will be doing a review on the newest foundation by Revlon called 'Nearly Naked' as it claims that it's '.. so light, it melts right in, working in harmony with your skin's unique tone and texture for an even, fresh finish.' When this product hit the shelves in Priceline, I had to pick it up straight away since there were a fair few YouTube gurus raving about it and also comparing it to Urban Decay's Naked Skin Foundation (which isn't available in Australia!) so I was like 'gotta get my hands on that'.
When these products were released, Priceline was having a 'Buy 2 for $30' sale so they were $15 each which is pretty good in my opinion! For the foundation, I picked up the shade 160 Fresh Beige and in the powder, I picked up the shade 30 Medium. I think the foundation is a TAD too light for my skin but using it in conjunction with the powder, it looks flawless as it adds a little coverage. Let's start off by talking about the foundation shall we?
The packaging of this foundation is standard, class case with a screw off plastic cap. Downfall of this foundation? Yes you've guessed it, NO PUMP which is an absolute let down. Aside from that, the formula itself is great! It has an SPF of 20 which is great for the upcoming Summer but not too good for flash photography. You'll see later that even on my hand and taking a photo, it leaves a white cast which is a NO-NO for photography!
As you can see, the consistency of the foundation is quite liquid-y and because it doesn't have a pump, it's hard to distribute the right amount of product without pouring too much or too less (plus, it gets so messy!) but despite that, when it's applied on the skin, it blends wonderfully and smoothly. I would say this foundation CAN be built to the lower end of high coverage but it would defeat the purpose of it being 'nearly naked'. With one layer on my face,  I would say it is a medium coverage which I'm happy with as that's what I'm used to with most of my foundations. Once applied, I felt as if it was really heavy, like I just applied MAC's Studio Fix but once it's settled into the skin, it feels and looks very natural. It leaves a dewy finish to the skin and if you have dry skin, I would say to skip the powder and move on to blush or bronzer! But for the people who have oily skin, I recommend you apply powder after the foundation has set unless you love the 'disco ball' effect, haha!
The packaging again is standard which you might have seen within the Revlon range already (like their bronzers). They have a small mirror on top of the window and also comes with a small puff so that you can use it on the go! You guys .. I absolutely adore this powder. It's a pressed and finely milled piece of art and works great with ALL foundations, not just the Nearly Naked. But I really like it because it adds coverage yet feels lightweight on my skin. It has a smooth texture and sets my foundation perfectly. I love the end results as it doesn't cake up the rest of my makeup, but mattifies exceptionally well which was surprising as I've never tried any powders from Revlon.

Overall, I really do like the Nearly Naked collection and I heard that Revlon is releasing a Nearly Naked Mineral Foundation soon (might have to get my hands on this aswell!) I think it's a great duo for people who have oily to combination skin but for dry skin, I recommend just the foundation which will do!

I hope you guys enjoyed this post!

Please comment down below telling me your thoughts on this foundation and powder or if you're interested in trying it! 


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