Friday, February 22, 2013

Revlon Nearly Naked foundation review - before and after photos

What do you do when you see a new foundation on the counter in a Superdrug in Newry?  You buy it.  Even if you haven't read anything about it.  The fact that it's called Nearly Naked is enough to tickle your pickle.

A quick swatch on the back of my hand and I was good to go.  I know, very bold not swatching it on my face but I had a time limit (mam and Joanne were hovering over me) and I was under pressure.  I picked up the shade 130 Shell and hoped for the best.

Turned out my hand is a grand match for my face!  The foundation itself is nice and light in texture and gives light to medium coverage.  It has enough coverage to hide slight blemishes, imperfections and redness but still lets my skin show through.  It evens out my skin tone and really does look like I'm wearing nothing on my skin.  If you have spots or dark circles, then you'll need a concealer, but for the purpose of this here review, all the photos below are of one layer of the foundation and nothing more.  Unless you count eyebrows and mascara and tinted lip balm, but you know what I mean.

One of my pet peeves when it comes to foundation is the absence of a pump and this one is sans pump.  Twice already I've not been paying attention and poured too much out onto the back of my hand.  I use my Real Techniques buffing brush to work it into my skin and it goes on easily and without much faffing about.

It sets to an almost satin finish, giving luminosity to the skin without looking shiny.  I have the good old oil t-zone and the first time I tried it, I didn't set it with powder just to see how I got on and I'm glad I didn't because it wasn't necessary at all.  If I apply it at 7am, it looks perfect up until around 1pm or so, and it's my nose and forehead that starts to get a slight bit shiny but I can still get away without powdering. 

This will set you back €13.99 which is pretty fair for a great pharmacy foundation.  I've loved using it and will keep working my way through the bottle.  Nice one Revlon!


  1. Wow, looks great on you Karen, really evens out skin without looking like a mask! I also hate that Revlon tend not to use pump bottles, I always decant my Colorstay into one.

  2. WoooWWW!!! It looks great <3 I want to get my hands on it now along with revlon colorstay <3 x

  3. Very nice, you look lovely Karen xx

  4. This foundation looks great on you!

    Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

  5. Looks lovely on you. I couldn't find a decent colour match from the selection available plus i cannot stand the lack of pump.

  6. It's such a lovely foundation, quite similar to the YSL Touche Eclat foundation :)


  7. It's beautiful! I've been dying to try it! Been thinking about it for weeks waiting for it to arrive on our fair land! :)


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