Revlon Nearly Naked Liquid Foundation has made its way to the Australian shores and is this another beauty product to add to your neverending To-Buy List? Find out by reading my review and checking out the awesome swatches on my
Let’s start off with the one and only boo-boo of Revlon Nearly Naked Liquid Foundation…
…there is NO PUMP!!!
It isn’t a major complete packaging fail because it has some of the elements I love in drugstore foundation packaging :-
- Housed in a sexy slimline sturdy glass bottle – check!
- Not too heavy and reasonably travel-friendly – check!
- Shade obviously written on front label so there is no risk of picking up the wrong one at the shops – check!
- In a bottle, not a jar so there is no need for unhygienic finger-dipping (see Revlon ColorStay Whipped Creme Foundation) – check!
- Pump…NO!!! What???
No pump means that a careful pouring technique is required which is still manageable, but not as practical…
Like I said, that was the only boo-boo because I love everything else about Revlon Nearly Naked Liquid Foundation!
Things I love about Revlon Nearly Naked Liquid Foundation are :-
- It is sheer and lightweight with a subtle dewy finish – very apt to its name “Nearly Naked”
- Makes me feel like I am wearing minimal make-up – I like eating cake, but I don’t like being CAKED in make-up!
- Easy to blend and buff with fingertips or foundation brush
- Doesn’t cling onto the dry patches I have on my forehead and around my nose – phew!
- When worn over primer and with a light dusting of powder on top to set it, it lasts pretty much all day on me
- SPF 20 is an added bonus
Please note – If you are looking for a foundation with medium coverage or more to mask imperfections (e.g. acne scars, pigmentation), Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation may not be suitable for you. If in doubt, head to your nearest Revlon stockist and have a play with the foundations and see which one suits you best.
In Australia, there are 12 delightful shades of Revlon Nearly Naked Liquid Foundation to choose from. Thanks to Revlon, I have swatched 5 of these babies for your viewing pleasure and included a bonus shade swatch of Revlon ColorStay Whipped Creme Foundation in 220 Nude (reviewed here) for comparison.
Swatches of Revlon Nearly Naked Liquid Foundation in the shades 160 Fresh Beige, 170 Natural Beige, 180 Medium Beige, 220 Natural Tan and 240 Toast…
In the shade on a cloudy-ish day…
…and in sunlight shining directly from the window… (ignore my hairy beast arms!)
As it is Winter right now, I haven’t been able to get my regular dose of sunshine so my usual skin shade of around NC-30 is pretty inaccurate…but I would say that it is possibly closest to shade 180 Medium Beige as it has yellow undertones. If you want to see what this foundation looks like on my face, check it out here where I am wearing it with NARS Exhibit A.
Now that I am looking back at the swatch photos… 220 in Revlon Whipped Creme is nowhere near similar to 220 in Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation…!
If only Revlon (and other brands out there) had standardised shades for their foundation so that it would be much easier for us ladies to buy the right shades for our faces…instead of having to shade match every time a new foundation is released. I swear my local drugstore SA’s thing I am nuts as I roll up my sleeves and swatch like a madwoman – run outside to see what the shades look like under normal daylight hours and then run back inside because I don’t trust artificial store lighting. I will have then narrowed the umpteen shades down to 3 shades which I then swipe on my face and run outside again to see what it looks like on my face because I can’t always trust my
hairy arm to correspond to my face shade. First world real-life girl problems, I tell ya!
Anyway, if you are in Australia and you are keen to try Revlon Nearly Naked Liquid Foundation, Big W currently (at the time of writing) has a special introductory price of $20 instead of the usual RRP of $25.95. Score!!!