Revlon semi-recently jumped onto the popular trend of the “no makeup makeup” with their Nearly Naked Foundation. I mean, who wants to look like they’re wearing foundation right? :p
Packaging: The foundation comes in a sturdy, rectangular glass bottle with a plastic screw-on cap. The opening of the bottle is pretty big, so A LOT of product can come spilling out if you’re not careful! I think the packaging is very clean and nice! It reminds me of department store packaging :)
Product Claims: ”refreshingly light…melts into skin…blends seamlessly, buildable coverage.”
Color: I got this in the second lightest shade of “120 Vanilla.” For reference, I’m about a NC 20-25 with M.A.C products. This shade is a tad too light for me. It is more yellow-toned than the first and the third shade in their range, so I don’t know if going with the third shade would match me better. Once blended in and the foundation sets into the skin, the color difference is a tad less detectable.
Product: The product has SPF 20 and is more runny/liquid-y than most other foundations. There’s a slight smell to it but nothing too offense. I’d say this is a light to medium light coverage foundation.
Application: I like using my Real Techniques Expert Face Brush to buff this in, or I use my hands to work the foundation into my skin. Both the finishes you get are similar.
-no flashbacks on the camera
-sits well on the skin (doesn’t look like pigment is on top), looks natural!
-not sticky when you touch your face. (sets pretty nicely)
-SUPER lightweight, but surprisingly covers redness really well!
-I have oily/combination skin and even though I had to blot throughout the day (which is normal for me even if I don’t wear foundation), the product didn’t wear off on me
-coverage is buildable
-doesn’t match my skin perfectly…but that’s an error on my part.
-probably not the best foundation for combination/oily skin
Last thoughts: I quite love this stuff! This is lightweight, but provides pretty good coverage for minor skin discolorations, like redness. The dewy finish is lovely without making me overtly greasy looking. I usually apply this as concealer where I need it (nose, chin, temples) and blend it outwards for a more natural look, rather than application to the entire face. I mixed this once with moisturizer to sheer it out and it still covered the natural redness on my cheeks pretty well!
Hope this helps!