Revlon • Nearly Naked Foundation • Foundations
|Would buy this product again.||65%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Oily, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
It's a decent drugstore foundation if you are looking for light, blendable, medium coverage foundation but if you have oily skin, it might not work for you. I started wearing it consistently during early spring and really liked it when my face was a lot drier. I bought it in color Shell which looked too light for my NC25 skin tone but it oxidized throughout the day and looks darker than I would like at the end of the day. I always used face primer and powder over but when the weather started warming up, face starts looking oily after 3-4 hrs. Application is really easy, especially with my beauty blender. But I would probably hold off using it in the summer months.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight Eyes: Brown
I really WANT to love this foundation because of its amazing price point, as at $8.99 (regularly $14.99 at Shoppers Drugmart here in Canada) it is a great deal! I am an NC15 in Mac; I am a fair lass with slight yellow undertones, so "Ivory" in the Revlon Nearly Naked foundation was too pink, and so I went for "Vanilla" which I believed would be the perfect match. NOPE! It's way too dark, so unfortunately I cannot wear this foundation, as I don't get too much darker in the summer. I tried buffing this foundation into my skin and blending it with my Real Techniques buffing brush, but I could still see that it was dark and I felt uncomfortable wearing it. I don't wear foundation every day, I love my Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer, but I wanted a foundation for days where I wanted fuller coverage, but this will not do! A tip for fair girls like me, Shoppers Drugmart carries a brand called Bourjois..it's actually owned by Chanel, and it makes cheaper versions of Chanel products. They have a foundation called Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Gel foundation and it comes in 5 shades, I am the first shade which is called 51. It's lighter than the Revlon Nearly Naked "Vanilla" and it's also a medium coverage foundation. They're a very similar consistency except I'm going to guess Bourjois is a better quality and longer lasting. It's amazing, though a little bit more expensive than Revlon.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
Definitely not one for oily skin, but if you have dry/normal I can see this being a brilliant foundation! It just doesn't last on oily skin, even with a primer and powder. Wish it had a pump as well.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Other
MAC NW15/20, I use shade 110 ivory and its a beautiful match for my skin, it blends really nicely and had never caked up or oxidised on my skin. The coverage is light to medium and has really nice light consistency, however I wish this foundation came with a pump bottle because I end wasting a lot of product by pouring out onto my hand, overall it's a nice healthy looking foundation which is a nice price. Definitely would repurchase this.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Tan, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
NC42 and Shade 200 Warm beige is a perfect match. Sheer but buildable coverage. Nice for weekend wear for casual outings. Find that it does not stay for more than 5 hours even when at work in air conditioning. Would likely not purchase again.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I like this foundation.....light enough for when my skin is behaving buildable when it's not. Not matte, but not dewy either. I don't use a primer, I do have to touch up with powder half way through the day, but then I do with anything I use. No big deal. Didn't break me out, which is a HUGE bonus. I would recommend.....
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
This is an amazing foundation - I used to wear Laura Mercier Oil free tinted moisturiser but this is just as lightweight on the skin but stays put for longer. Colour range is ok. I'm Mac 20-25 and shell is perfect for me. This has to be set with powder otherwise it will become shiny after about 3 hours - I do have oily skin though!
I would really recommend this as a summer foundation. I would compare this to Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua but 1/3 of the price!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I absolutely love this product, I could never really find a foundation that wouldn't make me turn orange tinted until I found nearly nakeds vanilla. I find the foundation to be full coverages but sort of dewy. Personally dewiness doesn't go well with my face texture so I mattify it with cover girls pressed powder ! Love love love this foundation it doesn't feel cakey and applies so smoothly to the face ! I highly recommend you try it out !
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I recently bought this at Ulta and I love it. I read somewhere that it is the replica of a high end Department store brand.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
This foundation is light weight and very blendable. I apply it with my real techniques buffing brush to create a subtle polished look that evens out skin tone but lets your natural skin show through. I tend to wear this on a good skin day when I just want a light base to look more 'done'. I'm really not a fan of the packaging though, the lack of pump is messy and inconvenient. On my combination/oily skin, even with powdering and setting spray, it tends to fade after only a few hours. This is because of the foundations dewy/hydrating finish. On the plus side, it seems to wear pretty evenly, I haven't noticed any patchyness. I'd suggest this foundation for someone who wants a very light coverage for a few hours. Personally, I wouldn't buy this again because I prefer a fuller coverage and a more long lasting base. But for someone with dryer skin wanting a light coverage, I think this would be perfect!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Brown
This is a light/medium coverage foundation that feels extremely lightweight on the skin, it sets to a satin matte finish covers redness and is nearly undetectable. You can easily build up the coverage up. The formula is impressive it contains vitamin c, e, plant extracts, and broad spectrum SPF 20. Setting it with powder makes it last an 8 hour shift on my combination skin but I still need to blot. Overall I'm really impressed and this has become my everyday foundation.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Black, Wavy Eyes: Brown
I really like this foundation when you first put it on, it looks flawless and natural. It doesn't look caked on and is nice and light on your skin. It doesn't last very long on my skin though and fades after a few hours which is a bit disappointing. It settles into my pores and looks a bit weird after a while. If the foundation stayed as it was when you first apply it I would have loved this foundation and given it a higher rating.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Blond, Wavy Eyes: Blue
This has light to medium coverage and an extremely natural (satin matte) finish that looks just like natural skin ( I have combination skin). It's liquidy, so it's very easy to blend on. It hasn't broken me out and washes off easily. Love that it has spf , including UVA protection (won't buy any that don't). Thought that I'd hate the lack of a pump, but its so liquid in texture that I haven't had a problem getting it out of the bottle. The price is great. Nude is a perfect match for my NC 20-25 skin.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
Naturally I have the skin of a porcelain doll, completely even tone, no breakouts, and no in grown zits. Ever since I started using this powder as a contour I've been getting the worst acne all over, right under my cheekbones, forehead, and on my chin. I didn't think it had anything to do with my makeup before I did some research and this crap is 100% at fault. I am so disappointed with what this product has done to my face. If you don't care about your skin hurting, itching, burning, and having acne then you'd like this product; this product has a very beautiful glow to it and since it is a matte colour it is perfect for a natural contour.
Over all, this product has turned me off from make up so much I'm going to start making my own.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
This product makes me so sad..... It is absolutely amazing but a fair warning to everyone: it contains titanium dioxide. aka if you have acne prone skin this will severely break out out. I fell in love with this when i tried it and used it everyday straight for about a week then i broke out like crazy. Only after i found out that it contained that horrible ingredient. My skin is broken out and red and blotchy at the moment with pimples everywhere and im just so sad because this foundation is great. definitely not repurchasing....
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Revlon Nearly Naked Makeup claims their foundation is ďmakeup so refreshingly light, it melts right in, creating a fresh even look. So the only one that knows you are wearing makeup is you.
This product retails somewhere in the range of $8-$11, 1.0 fluid ounce and is available in sixteen shades.
Texture & Finish:
The foundation is thinner and little runnier than the Revlon Colorstay foundation, but not too watery. The finish is natural with some dewiness. After applying the pressed powder, the overall finish gives the appearance of natural skin. The powder is very soft and buttery all on its own. It doesnít add coverage but sets the foundation beautifully.
Even though this is a light coverage foundation, I still like to get the most coverage possible without layering too much on my face. For my combo-oily skin, I apply a good primer after I moisturize. Next I use a flat top brush with densely packed synthetic bristles to buff in a layer of foundation. If I want more coverage, Iíll add another layer but I usually stop at one. Next, Iíll swipe a powder brush into the powder and press it into my face (I press the powder into my face instead of dusting it across because I find that it helps control oil from showing through a little better). You can also use your fingers to apply the foundation but I find that my method gives me a little more coverage.
Revlon claims this product to have buildable coverage. ďWith buildable coverage and seamless blending, you are sure to cover flaws and perfect your skinís tone and textureĒ. This product definitely did not cover all of my flaws as you can see from the photos below. It did cover the minor redness. Even though you can still see the little dark spots peaking through, I donít mind since it leaves me with a natural finish. If you have a lot of hyperpigmentation or dark spots, you can still wear this foundation but you may want to use a concealer to hide any imperfections if need be.
I tried to wear this foundation without the pressed powder to see how the product would stand up all on its own. FAIL! After a few minutes, my combo-oily skin was already very dewy and I could see the oil showing through so there was no way I was going to leave the house because I can only imagine the oily mess that would be on my face after a couple of hours. However, when I use the pressed powder along with this foundation, it lasts about 6-8 hours without needing a touch-up. I do need to blot once after a few hours but thatís normal with any foundation on my skin.
This product seems to have the standard foundation smell, nothing too strong.
The product comes in a sleek glass bottle without a pump.
MY FINAL VERDICT
The foundation has a buildable coverage that leaves a light and natural finish. The staying/lasting power is great for dry to normal skin types and is decent enough for combo-oily skin types (used in conjunction with the pressed powder). The pressed powder is finely milled, very smooth, not powdery, and looks very natural on the skin.
The foundation doesnít cover acne scars, dark spots, dark circles, or hyperpigmentation. Also, itís not for all skin types.
The Beautiful Truth:
I would recommend this product to people who already have ďgood skinĒ and want to achieve a ďnearly nakedĒ look. If you want a light coverage foundation that feels like nothing on the skin and will help even out your skin tone, then this product is worth a try. If you have combo-oily skin like me, I would recommend that you use the foundation in conjunction with the pressed powder to maximize its lasting power and keep excess oil from showing through (you will probably still need to blot throughout the day). If you have excessively oily skin, I wouldnít recommend this foundation because it will make you probably wonít make it half way through the day without looking greasy. As for the pressed powder, I would recommend this product to EVERYONE! Because itís so finely milled, it glides on the skin smoothly and evenly without looking powdery or cakey. This factor itself makes it one of my favorite drugstore pressed powders. Also, because the powder is so light, if Iím oily and want to touch-up with some powder, it doesnít cake up and still looks natural.
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Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
I recently picked up the Revlon Nearly Naked foundation after saying good bye to my faaaavorite high end foundation, the Dior Diorskin Nude Hydrating Glow Foundation, and Iím so excited by how much I love the Revlon that I thought Iíd do a review on it.
Despite my love affair with the Dior foundation, I really wasnít ready to shell out another $50 for a new one. Instead, I had my eye on the much cheaper Urban Decay Naked foundation and was ready to make the jump, when Revlon released the similarly named Nearly Naked and the internet exploded with raving reviews. Ahh, I AM SO WEAK to the power of social media. ThatÖ and it was on sale at the drugstore ;-). I managed to snag the last bottle in my shade at $5.99. I was going to pay $39 for UD, so this was a wonderful deal.
The formula itself is relatively watery but surprisingly pigmented. I donít see Revlon advertising Nearly Naked as a water-based foundation, but the first active ingredient listed is ďAquaĒ so Iím comfortable saying that it is and thatís the best part! I love foundations and BB creams that are water-based because theyíre forgiving when my skin is feeling kind of dry and cruddy. Nearly Naked definitely had some slip and slide on the back of my hand and so itís very lightweight when itís on my face. The trade-off is that water-based foundations tend to be sheer and so they donít offer the best coverage, but I think Nearly Naked does a pretty good job. I was pleasantly surprised by how good the coverage is, but it definitely wonít be enough to cover darker hyperpigmentation scars, beauty marks or severe dark circles (i dont have any of these, but I could tell when the tone of my skin was acting a little goofy, and this wasnt enough coverage for that).
Iím most impressed by the lovely glow that it gives the skin once itís on. Some people have mentioned that it gives a dewy finish, which I can understand, but unfortunately donít see. I think it has more of a satin finish; it gives a nice sheen that I didnít expect at all. My skin looks effortlessly luminous, and this i LOVE!
The biggest con I have about the product is the same one shared by reviewers all over and thatís the lack of a pump. Pouring the foundation out isnít a terrible experience, but it is an inconvenience because Iíll occasionally pour too much and then have to fiddle with it to get it all back in the bottle. I suppose that a pump would have driven the cost up a bit more, but Revlonís heard for years about people complaining that the beloved and more expensive Colorstay foundation could use a pump so I donít really know the reasoning behind not having one. Itís not a deal breaker for me, but it might be for some.
Another negative is that the foundation is not transfer-proof even after powdering. I havenít worn it long enough to give an accurate approximation of how long it lasts, but I would say 5-6 hours and it was fine. However, if I wiped at my face with a tissue or blotted with an oil sheet, some of the product definitely transferred. I feel like this is a thing that tends happens with water-based foundations so I wasnít too upset at the discovery, but it could be bothersome for people who have a tendency to touch their face.
ALL IN ALL, I actually really love this foundation. The formula, coverage and finish at this price point is just out of this world. The things I find unsatisfactory about it are small concerns for me and Iím just ecstatic about how glowy it makes my skin look. Least amount of effort required! If you havenít already gotten a bottle, you should give it a try!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium Brown Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I truly enjoy this foundation! It's buildable, but light, perfect for warm weather and the natural look. I have blemishes and some hyper pigmentation, but this helped to blur it out. Its awesome! I even bought a second bottle, which I rarely do, but since Rite-Aide had all Revlon products 40% off, I had to snatch it! I also recommend Revlon Colorstay, which is heavier, but totally full coverage without looking like a mask. Revlong Nearly Naked is overall AWESOME!!!! I bought in Cappuccino. I'm a NW45 (MAC), which seems to be a blanket cover for dark skinned women, LOL! But, I matched this color to my Colorstay color of Cappuccino (which I've been for almost 10 years...not the same foundation :)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
Let me start off by saying that I have begun searching for cheaper alternatives for my makeup products. I have not been too impressed with many of the more expensive products I have purchased so I decided to try out some drugstore brands.
I am absolutely in love with this liquid foundation by Revlon! I used their 'find your foundation shade' thing on their website and it helped me immensely by asking me a few simple questions. ( one was if I was light medium, or dark, then I was asked if I had ivory, pink, or blue undertones or peach, yellow or olive undertones, then I was given the shades of foundation that would match my complexion.) I am light with cool undertones so I was given the option of their lightest shade 'ivory' and a darker, but still light shade 'nude.' I purchased the ivory shade since I am very pale and it works perfectly!
First I shake up the bottle, then I put my finger over the top and quickly turn it upside down and back upright again. I smoothe it all over my face and apply more if I need to. It gives me a very very sheer coverage. (This is what I like most about it. It gives just enough coverage, but not too much. It also gives me a bit of a glow, but by no means does it give me an oily or greasy look.) I use concealer to cover up any redness/blemishes and that's all I need to even out my complexion. I then set it with what I have leftover from my Smashbox Camera Ready translucent loose powder. It lasts me all day, and it doesn't run all over the place when I get a bit warm. I like that it has SPF 20, but I wish it was a bit higher, say SPF 35. It is very, very light. I've never tried a product that feels so light, like there's nothing there!
I think that if it came in a pump bottle it would be easier to use and more hygienic, but since I am the only one that uses this, it's not a big deal to me. (I just make sure I have clean hands before I apply it.)
I picked it up at CVS for $9.99. (Which is really good considering most foundations of this size cost $30 or more.)
I would recommend this product to anyone who wants to achieve a natural, 'sheer' or 'no-makeup look.' I will definitely buy this again once I use it up.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
i love this stuff. this is my hg foundation. it's super light weight and gives me smooth, sheer coverage. it's lighter than a bb cream or tinted moisturizer. i can usually get around 8-10 hours worth of wear from it, with one or two touch ups with the powder. i think that the powder really makes a difference in the finish. i tried it without and setting it with my usual setting powder and it was good. when i tried the pressed powder the results were fantastic.
the only problem is there's no pump. i ended up buying an empty airless pump container from ebay and now it's the perfect product!