Hi lovelies! Hope you're all enjoying your week so far~
Today's review is on the Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation, which I'd been fortunate enough to receive to trial. Revlon quotes this foundation as "so light, it melts right in, working in harmony with your skin’s unique tone and texture for an even, fresh finish," as well as "vitamin and antioxidant-packed to pump up your natural glow and a nearly naked look that’s absolutely perfect."
Natural glow and a perfect, nearly naked skin look? Yes please!
It comes housed in a glass bottle with a plastic twist off lid. Personally the thing that bugs me the most is the lack of pump (did Revlon not learn anything from the Colorstay packaging?!). It definitely cheapens the product, and because the foundation is quite thin and runny, it's a pain to try and tip the right amount of product out the bottle.
Scent-wise I'm not loving the cosmetic-ish fragrance, but fortunately it's not strong, and it doesn't linger after application.
|Shade 120 Vanilla|
The Nearly Naked comes in a selection of 12 shades, and the shade I'm using is 120 Vanilla, which I believe is the second lightest shade available. It has a bit of a yellow undertone to it, which suits me quite well - it's perhaps a tad light, so I will probably be swatching the next shade up the next time I'm at the shops. Yep, I liked this foundation enough that I'm considering purchasing it if the next shade up happens to suit me better!
What I like most about the Nearly Naked foundation is the lightweight feel, natural finish, and the buildable coverage. All important aspects I look for in a foundation - while I do like a more fuller coverage foundation, I have to admit that sometimes they do feel a little more heavier on the skin, and plus tend to have more of a flawless makeup finish, that while lovely, is far from 'natural' skin-like.
The Nearly Naked has a satin-like finish on my dry-normal skin tone. It's a little more glowy if I hydrate with rosehip oil underneath, but normally it's more satin in finish. For those with dryer skin, I definitely recommend a good hydrated base beforehand, otherwise this foundation will look powdery, and make dry areas look patchier, which is what I experienced when I didn't hydrate well enough.
Applied with a buffing brush - two thin layers
If it looks a bit powdery, it's because the buffing technique is not the best for my dryer skin type
The first application gives sheer to light coverage - definitely not enough to cover my redness and blemishes, however this foundation is buildable, and I was able to achieve good medium coverage. Not enough to completely cover dark under-eye circles or the worst of my acne scars, but enough that my face looked fresh and radiant.
It doesn't look mask-like, and it feels quite comfortable and light on the skin.
Really decent coverage all over and natural finish.
For a better idea on the coverage, you can see it didn't completely cover some blemishes I have, but I'm still pretty happy
I didn't use primer, but I'd recommend a moisturising one if you have dry skin, just to ensure it doesn't make dry patches look patchier.
Also, I noticed that the colour of the foundation looks darker in the bottle than it actually is, so that's something to consider when you're out looking at this in the shops.
Overall, I really ended up liking the Nearly Naked foundation more than I thought I would - mainly because it was able to give me a natural finish, but still have buildable coverage. I still prefer my bb creams, but this foundation is a great one to add to the few others I have at the moment.
(Fellow Aussies, if you'd like to check this foundation out, Priceline is currently having a 2 for $30 promotion, where you can get the Nearly Naked foundation plus the powder! It runs til August 26th)
Thanks for reading lovelies!
What do you like to look for in a foundation? Flawless coverage? Fresh finish? Or maybe a airbrushed effect?
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