I almost passed it up because I'm not really in the market for a new foundation, but what reeled me in was that this display for the foundation had a chart based on skin shade (like light, medium, dark) and undertone (like yellow, pink, etc.) so that you could choose the right foundation shade.
HOLY MOLY, THANK YOU, REVLON. Finally, my perfect maker of foundation finally addressing the fact that pretty much any and all drugstore foundation is too pink for my skin, including Revlon Colorstay. Thinking that maybe this makeup could finally be a perfect match for my skin was too great to pass up.
So here we have it! Click on "Read More" below to see my quick review of the foundation!
When I got the product home, I did a little research because I literally had never seen or heard of this foundation before. Do I live under a rock? Have all my Revlon sources been holding back?
What the Revlon website says:
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.
For starters, here is the packaging:
Pretty similar to the Revlon Colorstay in that it's in a glass bottle with a plastic lid, with no pump. For $9.99 you get 1fl. oz, which is the same for Revlon Colorstay. What's nice here is that it offers an SPF of 20 rather than 6, like the normal Colorstay. As you'll see, I've got a bit of redness and weirdness to my otherwise acne-free skin, which I'm starting to believe is due to sun damage, so I'm all about SPF lately!
Here is my face before, with only a moisturizer and Benefit's POREfessional primer on:
DON'T BE SCARED, GUYS. Just a little discoloration and redness and weirdness. I tried to help the situation by putting on some eyeliner and mascara. :) Moving on!
I applied it with my fingers, the way I do the normal Colorstay foundation. It was relatively sheer, like I assumed with a name like "nearly naked", but I would definitely say it's buildable! I had to kind of build it up to cover my redness in my cheeks, and it did a decent job of doing so.
The formula did feel quite weightless and certainly thinner than the regular Colorstay foundation, which was nice. My skin is generally oily but it tends to get dry spots in the winter, which the Colorstay can kind of cake up on at times. The Nearly Naked foundation didn't seem to give me as hard of a time on those areas.
My face after:
LOOK AT THAT MATCHY MATCHY NECK AND FACE. And by that I mean, my face isn't pink while my neck is yellow. Any product that can avoid that is a great product in my book!
So as you can see, it did great for covering up the redness on my nose and cheeks! I don't usually have a lot of acne at all, just redness, so I do usually go for a higher coverage foundation to make sure the redness is covered. But this foundation offers sheer-to-medium coverage that is buildable enough to do the trick on my cheeks!
If you're in the market for a sheer-to-medium coverage foundation, this might work for you! It doesn't say specifically whether it's for dry skin or combination/oily skin, but it seemed to be made for my combination/oily skin. It got a tiny bit cakey looking in the dry areas of my face, so I'd recommend this for combination/oily skin. The coverage lasted pretty well too! Also, if you have yellow undertones and have a serious problem finding drugstore foundation that isn't too pink, this line of foundation may be your new best friend!
What's your favorite drugstore foundation? Do you think you'll be checking out this foundation any time soon?
***** Also check out my review for the new Revlon Photoready Primer, Shadow + Sparkle eye shadow palette in Metropolitan HERE!