Why did I consider getting the Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation?
It’s no secret I dislike Revlon foundations but when the Nearly Naked came to the market many of my YouTube subbies wanted me to try it and review it. I was very skeptical and hesitated for weeks about getting it or not. But I finally decided to get it to bring you this review. These are my findings…
Where can you get it?
I got the Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation online at Ulta.com. But you can easily find it at any drugstore in the US.
What did I find in the package?
It comes in a glass bottle with a screw up lid (not my favorite method of dispensing the product) but at least it’s better than just scooping it out from a jar. The bottle contains 1oz of foundation.
Time to try it. What did it do for me?
This Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation is a liquid foundation that performs exactly how the name suggests; barely there kind of coverage with natural finish. It’s perfect for people with healthy skin as it provides just enough coverage to even out skin tone leaving the skin very natural.
Now let me tell you about my personal experience with it. I have very dry skin and I’ve had hate relationships with Revlon’s foundations as long as I can remember. I thought this Nearly Naked would be no exception but I must report I’m pleasantly surprised with the results. First, I can tell you this is foundation is build-able. One layer will give you a barely there, your-skin-but-better kind’a coverage. The second layer might cover some imperfections but still feels very natural on the skin. What I like the most about this foundation though is the fact that it doesn’t accentuate the dry patches in my face. I’ve never had that effect with any of the other Revlon foundations. With this one I can see a little bit of settling in my dry patches but is nothing mayor or nothing I can’t live with. To me that’s always a deal breaker with any foundation. If it sits on my dry patches and accentuates them it’s a no-go, it doesn’t matter how expensive it is. I’m happy to let y’all know that this one, even though I could see a little bit of settling, it wasn’t horrible :)
It’s very easy to blend and it can be applied with good ol’ fingers, a brush or a sponge. I’ve tested it for longevity and it could easily stand 8 hours; however, you may notice fading after about 6 hours of wear.
The formula hasn’t broken me up as of right now. The color I’m using is 180 Medium Beige and it matches my NC 35-40 skin tone fairly well. I find this Nearly Naked has a sheer coverage even though you can build it up but I don’t think it ever gets to full coverage, ever.
The finish of the Nearly Naked foundation is natural but when set with a powder it immediately turns matte. I do like my foundations to be dewy specially during the winter months and to obtain that kind of finish I’ll mix it with Benefit’s Girl Meet Pearl , Giorgio Armani’s Fluid Sheer #2 or Origins VitaZing because I LOVE the dewy finish they provide to my face when mixed with foundation. This is something you don’t have to do but I do it because I like it :-)
Here are some pictures of the Revlon Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation:
What is my Verdict?
I can finally say there’s a Revlon foundation I can tolerate! This Nearly Naked gets my thumbs up approval; however , it’s not my holy grail foundation by any means and I would not repurchase it in the future. There are other drugstore foundations that I actually LOVE and this is not one of them. I do recognize that it’s excellent for people with great skin and even teenagers that want to even out skin color and have that barely there coverage. BUT, if you have troubled skin and need to cover blemishes and other imperfections this is not the foundation for you (or me).
Have you tried this foundation and like it? I would love to hear your success story with it. Any favorite Revlon foundation?