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I was persuaded to try the Revlon Nearly Naked liquid foundation because of a special offer. It normally costs 8.99. I chose Ivory, but this was a mistake as it became orangey later. But roll on 6 months, and with my skin in better condition, I tried the product again, and liked it enough to go out and buy a better shade - Vanilla. I now use it along with a couple of favourites.
Revlon say this light buildable foundation will melt right into your skin for easy blending, resulting in a fresh, even, flawless look. For someone like me with combination skin, words like "fresh" sometimes translate as not so much a dewy finish as a shiny one in the tzone, but luckily this has not been my experience. Straight out of the bottle, Ivory and Vanilla don't look too different, but I found Ivory was warmer toned and became more orangey throughout the day. The vanilla thankfully remains stable colour wise!
The foundation does disappear quickly into the skin. I was a bit concerned that I couldn't see much difference between the area I had applied it and those I hadn't. I did want at least some coverage as there is no point wearing it otherwise! But when I have actually finished my whole face, the result is better. The finish is smoother/even on both my oilier and drier patches. It does make my skin look fresh, and healthy, with no shine. So why didn't I like it at first? The coverage was a little too light, and it didn't even out my skin tone enough. The product is called "Nearly Naked" so I didn't expect full coverage but it also promises flawless cover so I still hoped for something in between.
Coverage isn't really buildable because the more layers of Ivory I put on, the more orangey the result was. My large nose pores were not disguised, but on the plus side they didn't get blocked either. So after using the foundation fitfully for a while I retired it. In the meantime, I got into a good routine with looking after my skin. So when I tried the Revlon Nearly Naked again, I found I could get away with less coverage, and really enjoy the dewy finish. Buying a better colour meant I could build the coverage safely at last, and finally, using the foundation with a Wilko blender sponge, means I could finally disguise those pores.
For me, the coverage lasts most of the day. The shine on my forehead didn't come through until late afternoon, good considering this isn't a mattifying product. When it does fade it doesn't look patchy. If you want a light coverage foundation giving a dewy but not shiny finish, then I would recommend this.
Description: Revlon's breakthrough nearly naked makeup balances skin and makeup so they work in perfect harmony. With buildable coverage and seamless blending, you are sure to cover flaws and perfect your skin's tone and texture. No heavy cakey or greasy mess. Makeup so refreshingly light, it melts right in, creating a fresh even look. So the only one that knows you are wearing makeup is you. Blends seamlessly, buildable coverage.
Price Tag: around £8.99 in Boots or 899 points and £8.99 in Superdrug
Tone Owned: True Beige
Coverage: Light to Medium
Review: The consistency of this foundation is quite thick, it blends in quite easily and does not feel cakey on the skin. I found personally it blended the best with fingertips, only because of its thick consistency with the brush it took me awhile to blend it in completely. The coverage is very buildable. It does not oxidize on the skin, hence does not change the color during the day. The selection of colors is quite good, so I am sure everyone can find the right color or maybe two colors that can be mixed to achieve the best result. I personally felt like True Beige was good enough for my yellow undertone skin. It wears quite well, you almost do not feel it on the skin. However, the foundation was not very suitable for my combination skin (oily T-zone with dry patches on the cheeks in winter). My face got very oily around midday and felt greasy during the day, in spite of my failure attempts to use blotting papers. I had to stop using it in summer and want to wait and see if its consistency might be more suitable for colder months when you need more moisture. If you have an oily skin, maybe you should stay away from this foundation, especially in summer. It might not have been ideal for my oily skin, but I recommended this foundation to my cousin who has a dry skin, because I think it is not a bad product for the money. I would definitely not repurchase it, unless Revlon introduces the same line for oily/combo skin.
I do have problem skin which is finally clearing up but before I am ready to show the world my bare face I need a little help in covering the redness and evening out my skin tone. I am always on the look-out for new formulas to try and the perfect match shade so I decided to pick up Revlon's new Nearly Naked Foundation to help me with the illusion of clear skin!
I am really pale so much so that I have a pure white foundation that I mix with other darker foundations so they match my skin tone! However I don't need to do that with the shade I purchased - 110 Ivory - it is perfectly pale.
I love the packaging its very clean and minimal - a rectangular glass bottle with a white plastic top and looks great on my dressing table.
As the bottle has no pump it's a matter of tipping it so only a trickle of foundation comes out before your entire hand is covered in foundation... Although it's a little tricky and you inevitably waste a bit of product I would rather that than the price being bumped up! You can tell right away from the light almost gel like consistency that this is a lighter coverage foundation. It glides onto the skin and blends really easily, seemingly matching the undertones of the skin.
This is marketed as a light coverage foundation so if you want to completely mask your skin and cover all freckles and so forth then this simply will not cut it. It is a really light formula which is perfect for the summer when the sun will try to make any heavy make up your wearing simply melt of your face!
As I have mentioned I have acne prone skin which is also combination (meaning I have oily and dry patches) I had read reviews which said that it may be too much for oily skin. In my case I have found that it does look great when just applied but that I do need to powder otherwise 4 hours in I start to get shiny on my t zone!
It does a great job of evening out my skin tone and adding brightness and radiance to dull skin. I do use concealer to cover any redness or blemishes so if you have problem skin you will probably have to do this too.
I really like this foundation its perfect for days when you are having a good skin day and want to merely enhance it rather than cover up. Even though it seems obvious with this foundation your skin really looks like skin! By this I mean it doesn't look heavy or caked in make-up. To me this is great foundation for a naturally radiant look. It also comes with an SPF of 20 which is a nice extra.
It is also a tad cheaper than other comparable foundations (at £8.99 in Boots stores normally) and the colour range is very wide. I will definitely re-purchase this as it's a great alternative when you want to let your skin breathe whilst looking polished.
I've used this around 5 times and i really like it! It's light coverage but its very easy to build up to a medium coverage. It evens out my skin tone really well and makes my skin look glowing. I personally like to use a powder over the top of this foundation as i find it lasts a lot longer. The finish of the foundation is dewy and natural looking. I wouldn't recommend this foundation to people with oily skin as it could make your skin much oilier. It feels very light on the skin and almost like you're not wearing any foundation! It also has an SPF of twenty which is good as it protects your skin throughout the day. Overall i highly recommend this foundation to people with normal to combination skin and also dry skin. It's very reasonably priced and i believe that its worth the money
I always wear make up and I'm not confident enough to go anywhere without wearing foundation. Even though need to wear make up, I don't like to look as if I'm wearing it during the day as I prefer the natural look. For this reason, I thought the Nearly Naked foundation by Revlon was well worth a try.
What does the product do?
Apparently the only person who will know that you're wearing this foundation is you. It promises to be completely light and to melt into the skin, leaving you with a fresh and even complexion which is healthy and smooth. It claims to be easy to blend and offers buildable coverage, allowing you to hide your imperfections and flaws. It promises that you won't experience any caking and will leave you looking as close to perfect as possible. It also contains SPF 20 which means your skin will be protected from the sun and your skin will stay looking younger for longer.
How do you use the product?
The product is to be applied onto cleansed, dry skin. You need to apply a moisturiser first and then a primer to stop the product sinking into your pores and fine lines. The foundation can be smoothed onto the skin, taking extra care to blend the product onto the jaw line and avoiding the hair line and eye brows. If you have oily skin like mine, then you may wish to apply a mattifying powder to stop any shininess from coming through.
The product comes available in plenty of shades so there should be something to suit everyone. They each come with a self explanatory name so you know exactly what you're getting such as Ivory, Beige and Cappuccino. I chose Vanilla which is the second palest because my skin is quite fair.
Packaging and Price
The foundation is contained within a heavy glass bottle which makes the product seem more classy and expensive. You can see the foundation inside the bottle so you know exactly which colour you are getting. The bottle is plain other than the name of the product and some extra information about the product is given on the bottle. It has a white screw top lid which unscrews to reveal an open mouthed bottle. This is a nightmare design for a clumsy person like me! I am constantly worried about knocking it over. On the plus side if you accidently pour out too much, it is easy to replace it into the bottle. The product will cost you around £9 for 30ml and it can be bought from Boots or Superdrug, large supermarkets and also from a range of online websites.
Application and Performance
The product is difficult to get out of the bottle, especially if you're a clutz like me. You need a steady hand when you pour it from the bottle if you're not going to end up pouring loads of it out. You also then need to put the lid back on before you apply the make up to your face so that the bottle isn't exposed to the air for too long. Why this product doesn't come with a pump, I can't understand. So after very carefully applying some foundation to the back of my hand, I then apply the foundation to the face using a make up brush.
I was suprised at the thickness of the product because of the light claims and because of the name of the product. It feels lovely on the skin straight away and despite the consistency it does feel light on my skin and non greasy. It is easy to blend in and it does seem to melt into the skin to leave a really natural finish. The shade of my chosen foundation is a really good match to my skin so I'm very happy with the colour. The product manages to even out my skin tone and to make my complexion look healthier and brighter.
It doesn't cover up blemishes completely so you need to use a concealer as well for that purpose. It gives the skin a radiant glow and it leaves the skin with a dewy finish. My skin is oily so I do use a powder on top to make my complexion more matte but most people would be happy with the finish. The foundation feels comfortable on the skin and hasn't caused me to develop any blemishes or irritated my skin in any way. The foundation has long lasting results and it will still be in place by the end of the day. I haven't had chance to test out the sun protection in this foundation so I will use this on holidays when I next go.
All in all, this foundation is somewhere between a foundation and a tinted moisturiser. The product gives a natural finish and makes my complexion looks even and healthy. It gives my skin a dewy finish and it leaves my skin radiant and fresh looking. It would be perfect for holiday and those whose skin is an ok condition to start with. I am really happy with this product but the packaging is a complete nightmare so I'm knocking off a star for this.
This foundation is refreshingly light, it melts right in, creating a fresh even look. You are the only one that knows you are wearing foundation. Blends seamlessly, buildable coverage.