Thursday, 14 March 2013

Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation Review and swatches

Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation* £8.99 in shade 130 Shell

I love trying out new foundations, so I was really excited to give the Revlon Nearly Naked a go. 
I am all about a natural finish and this product is exactly what I need to achieve it.

First of all, you have to remember that Revlon Nearly Naked is a light/medium coverage foundation, so if you are looking for full coverage, you should consider something else. 
I see negative reviews of products based on the wrong expectations and it really confuses me. 
A tinted moisturiser won't camouflage very visible imperfections - a concealer is needed for this kind of magic. 

I don't like to wear a lot of product on my face, so I applied a small amount of the foundation on my cheeks, where I have no breakouts and more product on my forehead, chin and around my nose, where I have a lot of discolouration. This way they finish looks more natural. If I have bad dark circles or breakouts, I add a little bit on concealer on those areas.

As per usual, I have to make sure that my skin is prepped (exfoliated, moisturised etc) and primed to get the best results. Having a strict skincare regime is an important part of making your makeup look flawless.  After using a primer (I used Benefit Porefessional) I blend the foundation into my skin with the Real Techniques Buffing Brush. 
A small amount of product gives light coverage, but you can build it up to medium if you use a brush.

Revlon Nearly Naked feels very light and non greasy and it is ideal for those who love a more natural look and light-medium  coverage. It is very easy to blend and shade Shell is a perfect match for me (without a tan). The lasting power, without a powder is ok - about 6 hours and with a powder it will last for about 8-10 hours. It evens out skintone and covers minor imperfections, without looking cakey.

The only thing  I don't like about it is the packaging. I prefer foundations with pump dispensers, because a simple bottle like this one can cause some serious mess (if you are a bit clumsy like me). 

Overall, Revlon Nearly Naked foundation is a lovely, light base, with a natural finish.
It is on the more affordable side and costs £8.99 per 30ml. Boots usually has offers on makeup though, so you can pick it up when they have the 3 for 2 deal.

L-R: 1.No makeup. 2. Benefit Porefessional + unblended Nearly Naked. 3. Blended.

My exclusive March advertiser is Angelica from One Little Vice

*PR sample


  1. I tried this foundation out the other day and was impressed. Its not as light as I thought it would be - which is a good thing. I agree with the packaging, I also like Colourstay but again it doesn't come with a pump x

  2. The finish looks lovely on your skin, Sandra!
    It's a shame about the lack of a pump.

    Charlotte xo

  3. Another great post.

    How do you think this would fare on oily skin?

    1. My T-zone is a bit oily and the foundation sits nicely on that area and reduces the shine. I would definitely use powder on top of it though if I had oily skin.

  4. I nearly picked this up the other day but I have tried a Revlon foundation in the past and I just didn't like it at all which has unfortunately put me off buying their products again, so I turned to Rimmel instead. I'm glad you liked it though!

  5. I'd like to try the powder, I just don't think the foundation will sit well on my oily skin:) x

  6. This looks awesome on you Sandra, it looks really natural, but like it has decent coverage too. I'm definietly going to check it out, awesome post!!


  7. I bought this today :):) xo

  8. I'm really wanting to try this foundation at the moment, but my bank says no! I've never used a low coverage foundation but have slowly been working my way down from high/medium and think I am ready, haha! Fab post :).

  9. I'm starting to get into lighter coverage bases and I really wanna try this foundation! xx

  10. This sounds like a foundation I will love! It gives actually a very nice coverage for being a light coverage foundation, great! The only thing that I do not understand is after all those years of ppl complaining about the lack of dispenser with the Colorstay foundation they still opt for no dispenser! You would think that they take the hint, no?

  11. Oooh love this! I really want to try it out, i've been getting in to more lighter coverage bases recently.


  12. This is a great budget buy looks lovely on you!

  13. I really want to try this but im not sure that Ivory (the palest shade) will be quite light enough for me! :(




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