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June 17, 2013

Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation Review

So, I went on a mini vacay over the weekend and managed to leave my foundation at home. How I did that, I have no idea. Luckily, there was a CVS around the corner from my hotel. I stopped by only to be disappointed that they didn't carry my shade in Loreal True Match. Luckily, I'm always down to try a new product and since I'd been eyeing Revlon's Nearly Naked for a while, I decided to take a chance. I couldn't go three days without makeup for the sake of being stubborn, right? So, I gave it a chance and I was pleasantly surprised. Nearly Naked is supposed to be the drugstore dupe for Urban Decay's Naked Foundation. Since I own that too, I feel that I can do a good comparison.

I have combination skin and some acne scarring, so I normally save UD for special occasions or when I want the tiniest bit of coverage. Since I was going to be in the brutal Atlanta heat for 3 days, I felt like Nearly Naked would be a good choice. The coverage is light but very buildable. I use a Real Techniques stippling brush to apply and I get a nice airbrushed finish out of it. It's just enough to take the edge off and cover minor imperfections and redness. It also didn't have the tendency to get a little oily throughout the day like the Naked foundation. It has the same thin, runny consistency, though. With a face primer, I survived a day in the sun without it totally sliding off my face. I did need to tap the center of my face with a setting powder before heading out for the night though. It was a bonus that I didn't need to reapply later. Totally wasn't expecting that.  Now that I'm back home, I find myself reaching for the Nearly Naked much more often than my True Match. I haven't noticed any breakouts either, but I also use a complexion brush every night while washing my face, so that could be the key. I'm happy with my purchase. I'll certainly buy it again to be my everyday Naked foundation

PROS:

  •  Price tag. I paid about $10 for it, but I know I can get it cheaper when there's a sale at Ulta And that beats the heck out of $40
  •  Light coverage is perfect for summer
  • Has SPF 20
  • Shade range is pretty good. Comes in 16 shades- My shade is Caramel
  • Bottle looks pretty on the counter
CONS:
  • No pump, so the bottle gets messy
  • Shades for darker skin tones are limited
Well my Beauties, I hope this gives you a little insight to the product if you're like me and you find yourself staring at it on the shelf  sometimes. Give it a try and let me know what you think. If you already use it, what are your thoughts. I'd love some other opinions!

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