Monday, January 28, 2013

Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation Review

First BB creams, now we have a ‘naked’ explosion.  Not bad for Urban Decay which has a line of Naked products.  Revlon leads the pack for the drugstore variety.

I found myself interested in the Nearly Naked foundation because I was growing weary of my thicker, fuller coverage foundations. I wanted something lighter, something fresher. While a tinted moisturizer would usually remedy that need, I’m an oily girl and tend to stay away from those. With Nearly Naked being an accessible item at the drugstore, it fit the bill and I was all in.

About Revlon Nearly Naked foundation:

“Revlon’s breakthrough nearly naked makeup balances skin and makeup so they work in perfect harmony. With buildable coverage and seamless blending, you are sure to cover flaws and perfect your skin’s tone and texture. No heavy cakey or greasy mess.

Available in 16 true to tone shades.”

What I like:

With a helpful little guide at the store, I was able to narrow my foundation of choice down to Warm Beige. I like that for a “nearly naked” foundation, I don’t feel naked. I do feel like I’m wearing slightly more than a tinted moisturizer, but leaving out the grease factor. The foundation feels weightless, but it doesn’t disappear on my skin. I do set this foundation with a powder. Right now, my powder of choice is my MAC Studiofix powder. There is no crazy transference, but I don’t think it’s budge proof.  This makes a January favorite product of the month!

What I don’t like:

There’s not much to not like. I’m loving this! The only qualm I will have is that you won’t find the full range of shades everywhere. The shades go all the way up to cappucino.

UPDATE:  I tested out the wear more and for an oily girl, a primer is definitely needed.  This product isn't oil  free, so it seemed to break down on my skin after a full day's wear (I could see pores, appeared to need refreshing or just wipe my face clean all together).  I've heard you get better results with a primer, so I'm going to update once I try it with the Black Radiance Primer.

Have you tried this? Here is me wearing the foundation.  I concealed under my eyes with Kevin Aucoin’s SX10, but the rest is the Nearly Naked foundation and Studiofix powder and a bit of bronzer for contour.  I bought the matching powder in Medium Deep, but I'm still on the fence about it.


Miss Dre said...

I definitely want to try this. I did want to try the Maybelline BB Cream, but I have oily skin also and I didn't want to look all greasy when wearing it. Thanks for sharing this review with us!

Nina said...

So gorgeous! Love the entire look.

CorporateBeauty said...

looks great on you! i was staring at it one day and finally decided to pick it up tonight, based on your review (as I did with the loreal lumi foundation, you're such a bad influence, lol). hopefully it works for me

yummy411 said...

@ missdre: try it... i hope you like it, but if you don't be sure to return it!

@ nina: thanks chica!!

@ the corporate beauty: ooohh so what do you think?? let me head over to your blog...

Carol Lee said...

This product is worth trying knowing that it is made by Revlon. I just hope that this one is non-comedogenic because i am currently underacne treatment NYC and i am worried that this would trigger acne.

Anonymous said...

thanks for the review.... but where did you get warm beige color as i couldnt find it in boots or superdrug?