♡ Revlon Nearly Naked FoundationMay 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?