You already know I love Revlon foundations. I use Photoready and Colorstay and think highly of both. I believe that if you can find your shade, these are some of the finest foundations you can buy. So when I saw that Revlon had a new foundation out, I had to try it even though it only promises light to medium coverage. As you know, I prefer a full coverage foundation but since my skin has been behaving a bit better for the past months, my dark spots are starting to fade and I can get away with a medium coverage a some spot concealing. In any case, I could not resist picking up this new foundation, if anything, to review it for you guys. Plus it was quite inexpensive at around 11.50$ at Shoppers Drugmart.
About the Revlon Nearly Naked™ Foundation
Revlon introduces Revlon Nearly Naked™ Makeup, a revolutionary foundation that is so refreshingly light it effortlessly blends with your skin, harmonizing skin and makeup to restore your natural glow and provide an even, fresh complexion. Get noticed for your beautiful skin, not your makeup! Formulated with weightless hollow silica pigments, the breakthrough Revlon Nearly Naked™ Makeup balances skin and makeup so they work together – allowing the makeup to mimic skin’s tone and texture. A blend of green tea, black tea, oatmeal and jojoba help maintain your natural glow for skin that looks naturally perfect. And the best part – it truly feels as if you aren’t even wearing makeup! Use alone or together with Revlon Nearly Naked™ Pressed Powder for fresh, flawless skin with undetectable coverage. It works with your individual skin tone and texture to create an even, fresh complexion. The superior blendability and buildable coverage creates the exact shade and finish just for you.
Nearly Naked is available in 16 shades; I bought it in the shade Cappuccino, same shade I use for both Photoready and Colorstay.
Weird thing, Cappuccino is the darkest shade available in Nearly Naked while Photoready goes one shade darker with Mocha and Colorstay has two darker shades Mahogany and Mocha. As you’ll see in the picture below, Nearly Naked’s Cappucino is very similar to Photoready’s. I’d say that it seems to be a tiny bit darker and have a bit more red into it.
Now for the actual product. The formula is a bit more liquid than both Photoready and Colorstay and application is easy. I applied it using the Real Techniques Buffing Brush and first tapped it all over my face then worked it into my skin. Now it is indeed a medium coverage foundation therefore I did have to go back on some areas where I have discoloration and build the coverage there. On its own, the foundation has a dewy finish. I applied on top my MAC Studio Fix Pressed Powder. I wish I could have used the Revlon Nearly Naked Pressed Powder to set it but unfortunately the darkest shade it comes in (“Dark”) is not nearly dark enough for me.
Surprisingly enough, I have been using this foundation for the past 5 days and have no complaints at all. It does feel lighter on the skin than Photoready and much lighter than Colorstay but that did not necessarily translate to a lack of coverage which was my main fear about this product. I feel like it did a good job of covering up my imperfections and giving me a realistic finish. What I mean by a “realistic finish” is that I did not BEAT my face with this foundation. Much like Maybelline’s Dream Nude AirFoam Foundation I feel like this is a great foundation for daily use and to achieve a natural look. When I’m going out and want to look like JLo or Baddie Bey, then I’ll whip out my Photoready/Colorstay combo and contour my face to the Gods. But for daily use, I’m loving it.
About the staying power. I had no problem with it for 6 hours then it started fading a bit which is fine for me. Now if you have oily skin like me, you will need to blot and blot and blot. Nearly Naked did not contribute to my oiliness, but it did not help it either. So I suggest you use your oil control products.
Now for a quick rant. This foundation doesn’t have a pump. Oh I dislike foundations without pumps. Why oh why? Especially when Photoready has the best pump ever. Oh. I will manage (with this). But I had to say it. I want pumps on my foundations!
I do not know if 11.50$ is the final price, but I think it is very affordable (Photoready retails for around 18$ if I’m not mistaken).
I definitely recommend you pick it up.