♡ Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation

May 13, 2013

I'm not going to lie, I'm guilty of circling only the higher end options when it comes to foundation, though after trialing Revlon's Nearly Naked foundation for the past couple of weeks, it's convinced me that not all drugstore foundations should be overlooked. 

The real reason I decided to give this foundation a go (besides the endless rave reviews that kept popping up online) was the fact that I managed to find the perfect colour match for my skin tone. Being quite very pale, finding a shade that doesn't look orange on me can be quite a task, though since Revlon offer a generous ten shades I was surprised to find that 120 vanilla matches my skin tone perfectly. (It is probably worth noting that out of the five stores I visited in the hunt for this shade, four of them only stocked 5 of the 10 shades). 

As the name of the foundation suggests, the finish is extremely natural, not looking at all 'cakey' or shiny but somewhere in between dewy and matte that leaves it looking pretty much like skin. As it is quite natural it only provides light to medium coverage, however it easily covers minor imperfections and evens out skin tone. I've found that the finish resembles the quality of higher end foundations rather than what you would expect from a drugstore product. The staying powder for such a light and natural base is also pretty impressive, even lasting longer than some of my more expensive foundations. However, I have found that on my dry-combination skin I do have to top up with a bit of powder a couple of times throughout the day to avoid it looking a little bit too dewy. Other than that though, it pretty much stays in place. 

I should probably point out (as i'm sure every other review has done also) that this foundation doesn't have a pump which inevitably makes the application pretty messy. Although, as frustrating as this can be (especially on mornings when you really shouldn't have stayed in bed for an extra ten minutes), it really is worth persevering with as the finish of this foundation really is lovely and for only £8.99, I think the quality of this foundation definitely exceeds its price point. 

Has anyone else tried the Nearly Naked Foundation? What do you think of it?

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  1. Hi Laura, I love this foundation it is definitely my staple high street foundation - at the moment im loving Urban Decay Naked Skin but also Cargo Foundation it is brilliant. Love Laura A Scottish Lass ❤

  2. Hi Laura, I have this foundation and really enjoy it. I bought The lightest shade, thinking Vanilla would be too light for me, but I think Vanilla would be a perfect fit for me.

    Simple Charm Beauty

  3. I've just purchased this foundation and will be giving it a try!! great review!!


  4. I'm the same when it comes to foundation, always going for the high end options assuming they'll just always be better. Although I made the permanent switch to tinted moisturiser. I've heard really good things about this one in particular and the price is impressive considering.

  5. I've always heard rave reviews about this but never had the chance to try it. I think that Revlon's foundations are some of the best - I use colorstay whipped regularly but I agree that the packaging is a pain.


  6. I still have yet to try this, haven't heard a single bad review. Will be picking this up next time I'm at Boots! XO


  7. I don't use foundation, but the accompanying powder is marvelous!

    -Trina ♥
    trinawears.blogspot.com | bloglovin

  8. i still have to try a revlon foundation. heared so many good about them.
    xx Stephanie (www.stephaniesstyleblog.blogspot.com)

  9. Great review! I've never tried the foundation but I use the powder every day and love it. I might do a mini review on it soon.

    Hannah x


  10. Have tried it yet! Photos are great by the way! :)

  11. Definitely going to be picking this up next time I'm in Boots! Fab review x


  12. I really want to give it a go, but the no pump puts me off! I might just bite the bullet and pick it up and buy a separate pump

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  14. Your pictures are amazing, I love the one with the foundation poured out. I love this foundation, but I wish it had a pump. I am also guilty of going high end, but I think this is great!

    Brunette in Louboutins A fashion & lifestyle blog.

  15. I really want to give this a try, it sounds so nice and I really like Revlon products. I really wish this had a pump though, it would be so much easier!

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

  16. I'm not big on Revlon makeup, but have tried their foundation and thought highly of them. This looks like a great product. I don't have fair skin (like yours), but would love to try it still.

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  17. Would like to try this for an everyday foundation! Great review!

    Another Fashion Journal

  18. Great review ! I never tried drugstore foundations, maybe I'll give this one a go!


  19. sounds nice products~ the color seems so pure and excellent ~ love it~ nice blog~


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  20. That's a good price for a foundation! Maybe I have to try Revlon one day!! Happy weekend :)

  21. this looks lovely! sadly it's not enough coverage for me but i wish it was. great review :)
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  22. I really love this foundation, it's so natural and Ivory is such a good shade for my pathetically pale skin xx

    Gemma | ♥ MissMakeupMagpie.co.uk

  23. love this post! love your blog too :) i followed you on blogger and bloglovin xx


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  25. Looks great, Im also really pale and find even ivory often looks orange on me, I might have to give this a go!


  26. Just wanted to say ive just discovered your blog and your photos are fantastic! amazing quality x

  27. I lean more towards high-end foundation too but I love the Revlon ones! They are such lovely quality and definitely comparable in my opinion! :) Great post and photos hun!

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  28. Looks great. Will be eagerly waiting for more.

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  29. Hi Laura!
    I read through your blog (past blogs too! and I rarely do that haha) and I love your blog & style! All your photos are so lovely!

    Followed your blog and hope we can stay in touch! Have a great week :)


  30. These colors are so pretty!

    xo Jennifer


  31. ohh, that looks really beautiful!
    I love it ♥

  32. Waou, such a cute blush! it's the fist time I have such a crush for a design!
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  33. As a fellow pale lady, I'm always on the search for a good foundation! It seems I can never quite get the right blend that isn't too orange or too porcelain! I might need to set my favorite Cover Girl foundation aside and give this one a try! Looks lovely! x

    Megan @ Little Miss Average


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