Revlon Nearly Naked - Review, Swatches & Photos!

March 9, 2013

I've been using this foundation for the last 3 weeks and I can definitely say that it is my new favourite foundation! That is a bold statement but I truly mean it. Revlon Nearly Naked is basically everything I would want in a foundation and I feel it would be for others as well. 

I will be doing a review on the Nearly Naked Pressed Powder in this blog post as well.
I definitely wish this came with a pump of some sort or a little paddle like the Rimmel Clean Finish. The packaging is probably the biggest fault in this foundation because it is a thin liquid formula foundation. It is quite hard to get a little amount (which is all you really need) out without spilling too much. The square glass bottle is nice and the lid goes on securely which is great. 
Left to Right:  Ivory, Vanilla, Shell, Nude
Formula & Swatches:
Like I mentioned previously, it is a very liquid foundation. The coverage is Light - Medium, but it is definitely build-able. It leaves a really natural finish on the skin, I would call it demi-matte. Not completely matte but not overly dewy. It feels very light on the skin, almost like your not wearing makeup at all. I use Vanilla and Shell to create my perfect skin tone. I use about a pea size amount of each, and sometimes that's too much!
I wasn't able to get a good photo of the swatches blended out, sorry!
Left to Right: Ivory, Vanilla, Shell, Nude
There are 16 shades in the range.
Ivory: The lightest shade in the range. A pink-toned porcelain.
Vanilla: Emma Stone's shade. A yellow tone porcelain.
Shell: Fair to light neutral toned.
Nude:  Almost red toned light.
*I would consider this medium toned, not light at all*
It is a water based foundation, so for best results use a moisturizer or primer with a water based formula also to avoid seperation on the skin. There has been much confusion about the Canadian version (which I have) not including any SPF. The US version has SPF 20 and states it directly on the bottles. According to the ingredients below, there is Titanium Dioxide which is found in products with sunscreen. I will contact Revlon and learn more about this and update this blog post. 
Underlined are the ingredients commonly found in sunscreen
Overall Thoughts - A+
Would have preferred a pump for sure but overall, totally great!
Amount of Product - 1.0 fl oz / 30ml
Average Price - $11 CDN
Where to Buy - Wherever Revlon is sold.
Description - "Makeup so refreshingly light, it melts right in, creating a fresh even look. So the only one that knows you are wearing makeup is you. Blends seamlessly, buildable coverage."  - Revlon Canada
Pressed Powder:
in 020 Light
The packaging seems quite large but it pretty standard for pressed powders. It comes with a small rectangular puff which would be great for those on the go wanting a more full coverage look. I find this product continues to surprise me when I remember it is a drugstore product. It screams high-end to me. 
Formula & Swatch:
So very creamy and not at all chalky! It feels like a luxury powder to me. Extra product does lift up and disperse throughout the packaging, like most do, when you are getting the product onto your brush. But it is by no means chalky and flying everywhere. The shade range is suffering though. This is the lightest shade and it is too dark for me. Light has a pretty neutral undertone.
020 Light
I don't know what ingredients mean when it comes to most makeup products so here is a photo of them for you!
Overall Thoughts - A
Incredibly creamy and luxurious feeling but not a very good shade range. 
Amount of Product - 0.28 oz / 8.017g
Average Price - $11 CDN
Where to Buy - Wherever Revlon is sold.
Description - "Undetectable coverage. Unbelievable complexion. Makeup so refreshingly light it melts right in, creating a fresh, even look. Pressed powder blends seamlessly with a lightweight feel" - Revlon Canada
I have also created a video review where I show up close footage of the shades as well as a demonstration of how I apply it.
Have you tried any of the Nearly Naked line? What are your thoughts?
Carly Jean


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