Liquid -Almay - Nearly Naked Touch-Pad liquid makeup
Yakkoooew 11/23/2003 6:36:00 PM
Awww, I really thought the reviews on this would be better! I tried this product in Nearly Beige early summer 2003 when the product was introduced, looking for a sheer foundation that wouldn't cover up my freckles, but would help hide blemishes and scars. Early packaging had little tips on the back that helped you pick out a shade-- mine said "Try Nearly Beige if you have a medium skintone." The others said like "Try Nearly Neutral if you use [some other Almay foundation] in Neutral." Well duh. Their match-to-your-skin packaging doesn't really help, so I actually decided to be bad and tested out some Almay liquid foundations on my hand and chose my shade that way. Otherwise, go to Target or Rite-Aid where they let you return cosmetics if you don't like them to decide which shade is best for you, or try Almay's little .99 sample pots of NN.
This, unlike liquid foundations in bottles, doesn't get clumpy or thick when it gets old. It simply gets harder to get a good amount of product on your fingers, and it takes too long to apply, so you buy a new one. I always applied foundation with my (clean) fingers anyway, so I love this. I did notice a sheen on my skin (like death to me since I have oily skin anyway) after applying this product-- without powder over it I look greasy after awhile, but I am a powder junkie anyway so it's fine. I thought the "sheen" would turn me off from the product, but if I didn't put this on and used color-correcting powder (BeneFit's Get Even is good) alone, I would definitely notice the difference. Nearly Naked is just what I was looking for-- light coverage for the spring and summer. I was tanning back then, so my skin isn't really a "medium" shade anymore, so for the winter I am trying MAC Studio Fix C3 without the Nearly Naked. But I'll have to experiment-- NN is so sheer it would probably work under the MAC.
I find this product on triple-clearance or on sale with bonus samples inside at Target, so for the price I put a mere 2-- I get it between 4-8 dollars, compared to the Clinique Super-Balanced makeup I was using for like 17-20 bucks-- but I do need to buy this product more often since the pot is thin. The sponge tends to come out along the edges when the product gets old.
I just keep on buying this product!!!! This is my first review; sorry if it is too long; I tried to include all the info that I think would help to know. :o)