In March Revlon had a Facebook competition for a chance to win Revlon Nearly Naked and on 12th March I spotted a little Revlon email in my junk and jumped for joy when I realised I had won! Nearly Naked has took the blogging world by storm and every day I see it on a blog post.
Revlon’s nearly naked makeup balances skin and makeup so they work in perfect harmony. With buildable coverage and seamless blending, this Naked foundation has well and truly revolutionised the drugstore beauty market.
Drugstore / budget brand foundations are usually limited in shade selection and often offer heavy thick coverage and then in comes Nearly Naked to change it all! This light soft foundation is available in 16 true to tone shades and offers a perfect nearly naked natural coverage. Being a fair skin gal I feel the shade range was pretty good and offers plenty of lighter shades which for drugstore is rare. I picked the shade Nude and it is a little darker than my own skin but I like it, I prefer to be a shade darker than lighter these days so perfect for me.
I like the packaging on this, it's a long clear glass bottle with white lid, it looks expensive and clean which I like but dum dum dummmmmm no pump! Don't know what is going on just now with brands but we need a pump on our foundation. I did recently purchase a pump from MAC for my Estee Lauder Double Wear and it works perfectly and only £3.50, bargin but still paying for your own pump, tut tut brands tut tut.
Having oily blemished skin I was worried that this would do nothing for me but after going through a good few skin days I decided to try it out. This is the first time I have ever used a foundation not designed to be matt or for oily/blemished skin, these are the things that I always look for when purchasing a new foundation so as this is for neither then I did have my doubts. I applied with my buffing face brush and once applied I really liked the finish, it does has a natural quality to it with a slight dewy look and since my skin is ok just now it worked for me. If I had major breakouts then I know this wouldn't work, it would slighly cover my blemishes but I would feel the coverage wouldn't be high enough. For the past few weekends when my skin has been ok I have been wearing it and I really like it. On me it lasts around 5 hours before I need to apply powder but as I am fairly oily and this is not matt I was impressed.
I am now keen to try out the nearly naked powder also so will be picking that up in the near future! Have you used Revlon Nearly Naked with oily skin, what did you think of it?