Revlon claims that Nearly Naked Foundation is light, melts into the skin and creates a fresh look thats like you're not wearing makeup at all!
I have to agree with them. This foundation feels really light on the skin and leaves natural, fresh finish. When set with the matching Nearly Naked powder, the overall look is semi-matte and never cakey.
Packaging is cute but pretty annoying. The bottle just has a regular open mouth that you have to pour out the foundation on your hand, brush, palette or something. I'm kind of a germa-phobe, so I really don't appreciate this. There is also the potential for a lot of product waste by accidentally pouring too much foundation out at once. I have a solution to this below.
Lasting power is pretty good. I have worn this for up to about 7 hours and it held up adequately. I have combination-oily skin so I did have to blot my face several times throughout the day but considering this, Nearly Naked still lasted.
Coverage is surprisingly good! The feel of the foundation is light but it does a pretty great job at covering blemishes and discoloration!
The Shade Selection is not as great as I had hoped. I usually wear Caramel in the ColorStay line, but the Caramel in this line was lighter and more yellow, so it did not match my skin very well. I went a shade darker to Chestnut and this one a little too cool for my skin tone but it is the closest match I could find. It blends out well so the color difference is not too noticeable.
The setting power is really nice! It is quite finely milled, so it sets quickly and does not look cakey on the skin. Opening the casing is a little tricky, though and its oblong size and lack of a mirror does not exactly make it portable.
As I mentioned earlier, I really don't like foundations with open jars or bottles, so for years I have been transferring them to a vacuum-sealed pump like the one below.
I purchased this on E-bay and I'm sure you could find them other places too if you were interested. I love these because it makes it so easy to pump out just the right amount of foundation so there is no waste! There's no straw on the inside because it uses a vacuum pressure to get the product through the pump. Pretty cool huh?
Back to the nitty-gritty's.
The Nearly Naked foundation and powder retails for around $9.99 each in drugstores.
Bottomline: I like this duo! The liquid foundation is light, easy to blend and looks quite natural. I am not a fan of the packaging of either the foundation or the powder. I'm glad I have a plan B in terms of bottle packaging but its a step that I'd really prefer not to take. Shade selection for darker tones is once again an issue but if you want it enough, it can work.
Overall, I give Nearly Naked a 3.5 out of 5.
Thanks for reading!
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