Revlon • Nearly Naked Foundation • Foundations
|Would buy this product again.||64%|
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: Normal, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, 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!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
I am really impressed with NN and so thankful I found this for summer! The shade Vanilla is a dead-on perfect match for my skintone. The finish is quite dewy, even on my dry skin, but I usually use Rimmel primer and/or Rimmel Stay Matte powder and the finish looks lovely with either. It really is a wonderfully creamy foundation. I am also a loyal Colorstay user, but I find it to be too heavy in the warmer months. Revlon is the best for drugstore foundations, hands down.
UPDATE: Ohhh myyy the SHINE. I just couldn't handle the shine. Like clockwork, by mid-afternoon I was an oil slick- and keep in my mind I have dry skin. I cannot keep up with something that requires constant powdering. Ugh. Another one bites the dust...
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
OMG THIS IS SO GOOD! I myself don't like full coverage foundations as I have freckles so full coverage makes them vanish and I just look weird... Anyway, this is very sheer- in between tinted moisturiser and foundation. Perfect holiday product as its light and you literally cannot feel/ see it on your skin. The only evidence it is there is that your skin looks beautiful. I found it on the almost-too-dewy end of the dewyometer around my, not normally oily, T-zome but some Rimmel stay matte sorted that out. I used a real techniques expert face brush to apply this and if you have enough to buy the brush (¬£8.99-¬£9.99 in boots and Superdrug) then honestly I would recommend it. I am still in school so, even though I am allowed to wear very notable makeup, it doesn't draw any attention and break any rules and regulations. When I touch my skin it literally feels like my skin. Doesn't cling to dryness but if you do have oily skin i would recommend a good mattifying powder or avoiding this foundtion. I CANNOT RECOMMEND THIS ENOUGH!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Hazel
Overall, I have enjoyed this foundation. I have a little bit left in the bottle, and I've used it through cold weather and warm weather. It lasts well-- I wear it for 8 to 10 hours. I do have to put powder on two to three times throughout the day because I have oily skin. This foundation isn't overly oily, but it isn't the greatest for oily skin. I would recommend it more for combination skin types. Most importantly (to me) is this foundation has not broken me out -- yay! I have acne-prone skin and I've had problems with my skin reacting with foundations in the past. I've been relatively content with this product.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Dark, Warm Hair: Black, Coarse Eyes: Brown
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.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Medium Eyes: Brown
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!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
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.