12/13/2012

New Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation Review!


So I was at CVS Pharmacy the other night, just kind of looking around, when I noticed a display of new Revlon foundation called Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation. Have any of you heard of it? I was surprised that I hadn't even heard that a new foundation was in the makings, because Revlon Colorstay foundation is pretty much my holy grail foundation.

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!

My Verdict:
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!


28 comments:

  1. It looks so great! I'm always looking for new foundations. I am using a Cover girl one right now that I like but I like to change it up when I run out.

    Amy

    Fashion and Beauty Finds

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    1. Thanks! When it comes to drugstore foundation, I'm almost afraid to step outside of Revlon, haha.. just haven't had as many good experiences with other drugstore foundation!

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  2. Oooh, I need to try it! I need a good "go to" drugstore foundation!

    xo Michelle

    Fierce & Fashionable

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    1. It's a very nice lightweight foundation! :)

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  3. Great Review- I will have to look into buying some! I love how natural your skin looks here :D

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  4. Oh and I am your newest follower! :D

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    1. Thank you! Also following you as well. Love the stuff in your shop!

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  5. Wow! Looks like it's a great fit! I always use MUFE foundation because they have a similar system based on skin color and undertones, but this seems like a great affordable option.

    Fizz and Frosting

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    1. I tried the MUFE foundation over the same because the color was such a spot on match for me too, but I just didn't like the formula on my skin. So sad!

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  6. Which shade did you purchase? I might have missed it?

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  7. thanks for the review. i am in need of some new foundation, so i think i'm gonna go check this out today!

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    1. It's a great product! I've been using it for a week or so now and I really enjoy it! It's definitely proven to be buildable, long lasting and lightweight!

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  8. It looks lovely- but what MASCARA are you wearing?!

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    1. Benefit they're Real! Mascara. It's amazing, amazing stuff!

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  9. I must find this.. thanks for the review! :)

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  10. This looks great! I need to go pick some up!

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  11. i'm currently using the shade called 180 Sand Beige in the Colorstay Line so may I ask u which shade in this Nearly Naked line is the same ?

    thanks u so much :)

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    1. Hmm, I'm not positive, but if you have yellow undertones, I think the shade 130, as I have here, might work for you! If you go to a retailer who sells this foundation, they may have a color chart there that will help you decide which color works best for you. :)

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  12. wow thanks so much! i was on the fence with purchasing this foundation, but your review completely steered me in the right direction.

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  13. Do you happen to know a list of ingredients for the foundation? thanks! :)

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  14. new follower! :)
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  15. Woah this looks so awesome!!! I am definitely going to have to pick this up for sure!!! I can't believe how much it covered the redness! I love it!

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  16. That foundation looks perfect on you!!! I just bought it and I think I got a shade that made my face look more pink =( but I need to play around with it more before I make up my mind.

    New follower <3
    simplecharmbeauty.blogspot.com

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  17. I just bought this and the matching powder, and I'm super excited to try it out. I too was impressed with the shade range -- it's nice to see a variety of tones to foundation!

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  18. Hi, I'm also shade shell in nearly naked, what shade would that be for colorstay? I'm interested to try that for summers

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  19. Hi, I'm also shade shell in nearly naked, what shade would that be for colorstay? I'm interested to try that for summers

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