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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


  •  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
  • 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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