Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation

3.5

458 reviews

59% would repurchase

Package Quality: 2.7

Price: $$

Package Quality: 2.7

Price: $$

INGREDIENTS

(Active Ingredients : Octinoxate 3.5%, Titanium Dioxide 1.9%) -------------------- Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Glycerin, PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Boron Nitride, Phenyl Trimethicone, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Niacinamide, Hydrolyzed Oat Flour, Lecithin, Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Phytosteryl Canola Glycerides, Palmitic Acid, Oleic Acid, Phytosphingosine, Ceramide 6 II, Cholesterol, Linoleic Acid, Ceramide 3, Tocopherol, Ceramide 1, Triolein, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer, Alumina, Silica, Sodium Citrate, Dipropylene Glycol, Laureth-7, Sodium Chloride, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Methoxy Amodimethicone/Silsesquioxane Copolymer, Methicone, Stearic Acid, Xanthan Gum, Carbomer, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Tetrasodium EDTA, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol +/- (CI 77019/Mica, CI 77491/CI 77492/CI 77499/Iron Oxides, CI 77891/Titanium Dioxide, CI 77497/Zinc Oxide)


on 2/3/2013 6:04:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Acne-prone, Dark, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I bought this foundation two days ago on a whim and I am really glad I did. I love this foundation, but I think the secret lies in wearing the foundation and Nearly Naked powder TOGETHER.The results are naturally gorgeous. On its own, the foundation is great--it is of thinner consistency and actually feels good going onto the skin. That is one thing that is important to me because some foundations just feel too thick and gloopy going on and I can feel my pores clogging up on contact...anyway, I applied it with my MAC foundation brush and it blends in soooo easily-- quickly, light, and smooth. The coverage is beautiful- it is medium coverage, but it looks very natural and feels amazing because you can't "feel" it on. I only applied one coat and was really pleased with the coverage. I was afraid that two would be mask- like, but I may try two coats soon. It lasted through a night of dinner and drinks with friends---looked better longer than my Colorstay!
I am a regular Colorstay user (my shade is 400 caramel) so I went with 260 caramel in Nearly Naked. The NN caramel is slightly lighter than the Colorstay caramel, but it still matched my skintone. I used my flat top E.L.F. brush to apply the Nearly Naked powder over the NN foundation, and I buffed it on like I would a mineral foundation. My skin looked flawless! Best of all, it felt so nice. My skin just looked like smooth, blemish free skin- not makeup. I was previously hooked on Colorstay foundation with NYX matte not flat foundation powder over it. I think I found a new favorite!

6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.



Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Black

I've only use this product once but I'm already sold. Granted, I haven't had much experience with liquid foundation although I've been using makeup for years. I've been using bb creams but I wanted to give liquid foundations another shot.

So although I agree that this foundation seems a little drying as compared to my skin79 bb cream (which I usually get online since you can't find it anywhere here in Canada), the shade I have (SHELL) matches my skin tone perfectly and blends like a dream. I pour a little the back of my hand, and although it's runny, I don't pour a lot out so it's fine. I use a brush (any big brush, blush/bronzer/flat top etc brush would work too as long as it's big) to apply and blend. This was done in NO TIME at all while I usually take ages trying to blend out my bb cream. I would say the converage is sheer-medium but 2 layers does the trick for me. I only need very minimal concealer and for everyday wear, I don't even need concealer under my eyes with this foundation. This foundation doesn't give you the "fake" feeling or look that other foundations might give you, it's truly naked-feeling and looking.

I don't really like the packaging though, wish it were in a pump/tube form, it'll be less messy and more sanitary. Overall I love this product.


on 2/3/2013 2:31:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Blue

Like some reviewers below, I love the UD Naked foundation but can't use it as I have no color match, unless I get two shades and mix them - too much of a hassle. I jumped for joy when I saw this new Revlon baby, presumably a dupe for the UD. No way! This isn't a horrible foundation, but certainly not the type that blends into your skin and is invisible, while giving you a more even, glowing skin tone. The Revlon Nearly Naked foundation sat on my skin and gave me a bit of a mask-like appearance, no matter how little I used and no matter how I applied it, it also oxidized after about 3 hours and turned tad darker.

I returned this.


on 2/3/2013 1:39:00 PM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Soo recommend i thought the color would be too dark for me but the lightest color was perfect actually this is the best foundation i have ever used its better than ud naked skin yuo cant tell you have it on i love the lgiht coverage it covers somwwhat but not to the point where you look fake it mainly evens out your skin tone its buildible to med covwrage with two layers but i have finally found my forever foundation


on 2/3/2013 5:05:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Black, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I wanted to love this, I really did. I hate to write a negative review because I absolutely love Revlon for my drugstore makeup, especially the Colorstay foundation, but I did not like Nearly Naked. Right now I have dry-combination skin with hyperpigmentation on and dark red spots from new and old acne scars. While I love Colorstay, I wanted something that was lighter in formulation that could even out my skin tone and would require just concealer touch ups on my spots.. I understood that it would probably take a few layers of NN for the coverage I needed, but I bought it anyway from reading positive reviews of how it was easy to blend and thinking it would be a decent drugstore counterpart to Urban Decays Naked foundation (loved but expensive and I couldn't find a good colour match).

This Canadian dry winter really took a toll on my skin. I developed dry patches and suffered from mild rashes due to an allergic reaction. My skin is still healing but because it is so dry, my skin is constantly tight and flakey. When I use CS after exfoliating and moisturizing, my skin looks flawless. When I tried NN for the same way owever, it accentuated my dry skin patches and I had a terrible time blending it in. Surprisingly it also looked more cakey than my CS after setting with powder. I also can't stand the smell.. It kinda smells like plastic to me. While the formulation is what I was looking for and the colour matched me quite well, for the reason that it's hard to blend on my skin is why I dislike this product. I feel like this would work on normal or oily skin, not dry skin. I will still keep this in my makeup bag in hopes for summer.. But for now I'm still experimenting with it. Will update this review in the summer.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


on 2/3/2013 1:33:00 AM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Other, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

Swatched this with UD's Naked foundation on the same hand while I was at Ulta and really couldn't tell much of a difference (the Revlon took a little longer to set but that was about it). Ulta didn't have my color for UD and it's $$$ so I just decided to get the Revlon. It's pretty good! Thinner consistency, light but good coverage, doesn't feel like a mask like Revlon's Colorstay or my MAC Fx fluid. I would buy it again.


Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Red, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

This makeup appeared to be developed using technology from the 1950's. It claims to be "nearly naked", and yet I haven't seen a foundation look so obvious on me in....ever! Ever. This was disgusting. I have fair skin.


Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Green

Shade I have: 120 Vanilla
MAC shade: "pale" NC20 (i have soft yellow undertones in my skin and you can really see it in my neck)

The main reason why I wanted to buy this foundation was because the shade looked like it would match my skin colour so well. I am SO pleased with this shade and couldn't be any happier. It's seriously like this colour was made for me. It gives such a nice glow to my skin, and just overall brightens up my complexion I feel like. I think it pairs beautifully with the Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder (I use transparent) because the glow of the foundation can still shine through, but it doesn't look overly dewy. I have normal skin and I wore this to a 6 hour school day and didn't take it off until 8, and it was still holding up well! I mean, it obviously wasn't perfect, it kind of looked a LITTLE patchy where my acne scars are, but hey, I didn't even use primer, so I'll give it credit. The name of the foundation is true. It is really not noticable that you're wearing foundation. I'm not the kind of girl who likes foundation, since i'm only 16, but since I have a few tiny acne scars and redness around my nose, I thought this would do me good. And I definitely think I'm gonna stick with it the rest of winter/spring. I usually apply this with my hands because i think it looks the most natural, but if I feel like extra coverage, I will stipple it into the skin with a Sephora stippling brush. This foundation has soft yellow undertones, definitely no pink or peach, in my opinion. If you're looking for a SUPER lightweight foundation to cover slight redness or acne scars like me, there's definitely no harm in trying it! I got it for 10.87CAD at walmart. I was actually sooo surprised because most foundations (drugstore) here in canada range from $13-$23 from my experience.
Anyways, pick it up if you see your shade! I LOVE this stuff. I will definitely repurchase when needed, if needed. Hah!

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.


on 1/31/2013 7:39:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I wanted to give my take on this foundation, since most of the reviews I've seen come from younger women with oily skin...

I've worn this foundation on bare skin and with my normal primers. On bare skin, the coverage was surprisingly decent and wore evenly throughout the day. The foundation went on runny, but light and refreshing, felt a little sticky at first, but set to a surprisingly matte/velvet finish. I have a lot of redness and Nearly Naked did a pretty good job evening out my skin tone. I felt like my skin was on the verge of dryness/ flakiness all day, but never got overly dry.


I decided to try the foundation next with my normal primers and concealers, and the coverage was really excellent. Despite how lightweight it feels, the coverage is solidly medium and somewhat buildable (thought I find it almost always looks better to use a thin coat of foundation and just cover spots with concealers). With my usual heavy moisturizer and primers, my forehead got very, very dry with this foundation. I didn't find that this foundation lasted better or more evenly with the use of primer. However, I did feel like my blush and bronzer looked MUCH truer-to-color with my redness-correcting primer beneath Nearly Naked.


After using Nearly Naked for awhile I did develop a painful cystic pimple. I no longer get hormonal acne, nor have I ever been acne-prone, so I'm fairly certain it's from the foundation. Also, I can't see this foundation holding up well to extreme heat and humidity, even on my dry skin. I feel like it might slide right off, due to its weird lightweight liquidy texture. I will have to wait til hotter weather to see.


[For the record, I am NC20 and Revlon PhotoReady in Shell is a nearly perfect match. I bought Nearly Naked in Shell as well, and I found it to be just a tad darker than the PhotoReady Shell. I am positive that Vanilla would have been too light, though. I guess my ideal match would be Shell with a drop of Vanilla added.]

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


on 1/31/2013 3:28:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I have used and loved Colrstay for many, many years. CS was there for me throughout my years of acne, and then for the post-acne marks. It's here for me now with fairly clear skin. Then WHY did I stray?? I guess I was enticed by the name, "Nearly Naked". I thought, "Wow, this is going to be light and melt into my face and be awesome!" Uh, no. First off, CS color range is much more reasonable as they have cool tones and warm tones. For reference, I am NC40-42, Golden Caramel in CS and 200 Warm Beige in Nearly Naked. This fdnt. range seems to be much more catered to neutral/cool tones so maybe that was the main thing wrong with this for me, the color. Second, it has SPF 20 which is great but it leaves this terrible white cast on your face; I cringe thinking how it would look in flash photography. I mean, come on, True Match has SPF and the white cast is not like this at all.
Overall, this foundation just seems to sit on top of my skin. It evens out my skin tone but I still have to use concealer, which I usually don't have to with my CS. Will not be repurchasing and I wish I could return this. Ugh.


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