I agree with other reviewers with the versatility of this foundation, although on it's own I absolutely love the finish, I've unsuccessfully not found my shade in the Nearly Naked range. I'm more of a Caramel 260, but find that mixing a tiny amount of Cappuccino 290 matches me even better but with the different undertones of both colours, I find that it looks a little awkward on me and I look washed out so I add in Maybelline Superstay 24hr in Caramel to achieve the perfect shade,it creates that perfect natural matte satin finish look to my skin that lasts pretty well throughout the day. I'm unsure if I would recommend this for oily skin types, I find that this foundation does tend to look quite oily after about 5 hours on my skin so blotting is always a must. This foundation would work best with probably normal/combination dry skin types due to that nature, the colours for darker complexions in the UK being only Nutmeg, Caramel and Cappuccino left me a little disappointed not to mention the fact it has no pump dispenser to control the amount I actually dispense but to me this is a great mixing foundation if I find something too matte. For that reason alone, I will repurchase.
I usually don't write reviews, but with all the bad ratings and a call from other reviewers to discontinue, I had to speak up! I love this foundation. It gives good coverage- but no it's not full so don't expect it to be (hence the name: Nearly Naked). It lasts 8-10 hours on me without primer and a physical job (Dog Daycare) so I can't understand what other reviewers are saying. I get adult acne here and there but this is not a culprit. it has never broken me out- not even a little. It does not sink into my lines and it does cover my pores well without sinking in to them. No, they don't totally smooth out, but this is as good as I've found (high or low end) and remember, I don't use primer. The shade Vanilla is perfect for me and there is no oxidation, even when my skin is oily. So, to each his own, I guess! Revlon, please don't discontinue- there are still believers out there!
This is a great foundation to mix with other foundations. I have the color in Shell and its a tad bit too light for my NC 25 skin but Nude, the next shade up, is too orange. Shell has the tight undertone for me and I mix it with loreal true match in w3 to achieve the perfect color and coverage. Those 2 foundations mix very well together and I'm able to get a natural but medium coverage. True match can enhance the dry patches on my face while nearly naked I feel is too sheer for my liking. I gave this foundation 4 stars for being versatile. The packaging sucks without a pump.
This is my EVERYDAY summer foundation - it is truly as the name says - NEARLY NAKED. I have a video of my first impressions and application of the foundation on bare skin - if you search wjmalique huge haul mac drugstore you will find the link and see me apply it. i break out easily and this has been good to me so far and does not make me look ashy like a lot of foundations do. i just wish it had a pump.
This foundation has very light coverage but I figure that's why they call it nearly naked. I only have redness and I don't break out often so this foundation works great for me. Still looks like my natural skin. Hate that it doesn't have a pump though. Do not purchase if looking to hide blemishes!!!!
-I have combination skin. Oily t zone (esp around the sides of my nose), large pores on and around nose and sometimes dry in the cheeks. I am acne prone and need light-med coverage to cover some light acne scars and a some very small red acne.
-My skin has a yellow undertone (no pink) and I'm probably a W4 or W5 right now in Loreal true match
-I bought shade Medium Beige 180. Even though it claims to be warm, this shade has pink to it and is a bit too dark for me. Moving up and down the shade options for warm skin tones, the shades are very pink. I can get away with wearing this color, but I'm going to buy Shell 130 which looked yellow in the bottle to mix with the shade I have now to lighten it and hopefully match me better.
-I really really like this foundation. I was hesitant to buy it because when saaammage applied it, it oxidized to pink and looked bad. For me, it doesn't look bad and I'm a bit darker than her so I think it's less noticeable esp. since I applied a very thin layer.
-I used real techniques stippling brush to apply it mostly on my cheeks and just a thin layer over the rest of my face. The first time I tried using it, I used a dense flat top brush and more foundation than I needed. BIG MISTAKE. I don't think you can make this full coverage and have it look good so this is only good if you need light-med coverage
-some of my acne scars still showed through but I added a little powder over top and it looked good
-I set my whole face with silica powder from coastal scents. Under my eyes has creases and I'm very greasy in the triangle area under my eye. It looks like the foundation on my nose is gone. This is after wearing the foundation from 10am to midnight so it doesn't have extreme wear time, but it did look decent at 8pm even though the oiliness was def there. I do like that it doesn't fade in patches so I don't look ridiculous. I will try setting with Kaolin clay powder from coastal scents so maybe this will help with the oiliness
-Looks very natural. All day when I saw my face in diff lighting, I thought my face looked really good. A "my skin but better" look.
-As mentioned, bottle has no pump but I just pour a little on the back of my hand and wipe the mouth of the bottle so it doesn't get messy.
-Doesn't break me out :)
-I shoved my face in my bf black hoodie at around 2pm to conclude that it's not transferable (but of course this depends on if you set it with powder because if you don't, it will def look bad, crease and transfer.) Now at midnight, I just blotted my face and very little foundation came off. Mostly just the oil came off which is very good. My skin actually looks much better than its supposed to so the foundation is still holding up for sure and I'm not left with missing patches of foundation.
UPDATE: BREAKS ME OUT.
-Over the course of the week, I was falling in love with this foundation. Unfortunately, I also noticed two pimples formed and a lot of red blotchiness in my cheeks. I am acne prone, but I don't break out usually (unless I have accidentally dairy) and I use bp from acne.org so any small red bumps I get usually clear up next day. . This is all to say that I don't usually get blotchiness nor do I get pimples that look as monstrous as these do. These look like they're big and juicy and at the moment they're oozing oil as they seem to have opened up after me washing and applying bp.
-I continued using the foundation because I was in denial that this was causing visible irritation but I can deny it no longer. More pimples are beginning to form and I can only credit them to this foundation as I usually have consistently clear skin. I will be returning this foundation :(
Did I find my hg foundation...?
I think i did.
I'm a drugstoraholic, CVS, Target, you name it you will probably find me in there raiding the beauty aisles.
I came across Revlon, seeing the Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation. Confuzzled by which shade, I picked out 130 Shell.
It does make me look pale but that's what bronzer and blush are for!
First thing, ARGGHHH it doesn't have a pump!! Come on Revlon!! However i do love this foundation. The lightest shade is perfect for me, i found the lightest shade of the colorstay foundation was very pink, but side by side swatches show this is still on the pinky shade, but more subtle. The finish is gorgeous. I have an oily t zone with the rest of my face being dry, and i find it amazing however it does stick to my dry patches. But if i fiddle around i can make it looks not as bad. I use it with a real techniques buffing brush and it goes on smoothly. Really like it!
Gave this product a three because if I didn't have acne prone oily skin it would have been ok. I like how it's a light coverage foundation and feels breathable on your skin. It doesn't cover acne or undereye circles but that's ok cuz that's what concealer is for. It more or less evens out your skin tone and covers pores. However this foundation made me break out really bad I even had to add salicylic acid to the formula. Will not repurchase. Best for those with normal skin types that don't break out and just need an even looking skin tone.
I have pretty dry skin which is sensitive and prone to breakouts. I wish people reviewing foundation would start off with the kind of skin they have because without knowing that their review is useless.
This foundation is light coverage, but it builds to almost medium coverage. It doesn't cover imperfections, you'll need to break out the concealer, pretty much like most foundations unless you're going with something really full coverage, but then you end up look like crazy cake face lady so I'd avoid those types unless you have really bad skin. This just evens out the skin in a natural looking way, it feels pretty light on and I don't really find myself having to powder much during the day. It is similar to Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation, it is nice and natural looking, a good summer foundation. I don't think I'd recommend it for oily skin or for someone who has a lot of imperfections to cover, but if you have pretty good skin & just need to even out a bit this is a good option. continued >>