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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 hairy arm 🙂

Let’s start off with the one and only boo-boo of Revlon Nearly Naked Liquid Foundation

…there is NO PUMP!!!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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…

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…and in sunlight shining directly from the window… (ignore my hairy beast arms!)

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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! 😛

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17 Comments on Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation – Review & Swatches

  1. Annabella
    06/08/2013 at 6:26 pm (4 years ago)

    That fact that that there is no pump puts me off because knowing me this will end up everywhere! I prefer my foundation in stick form anyway so I don’t have to worry about spillage.

    • Ling
      11/08/2013 at 9:27 pm (4 years ago)

      @Annabella, I don’t own many stick foundations…which is your fave?

      • Annabella
        11/08/2013 at 9:30 pm (4 years ago)

        @Ling, I was using Bobbi Brown for years but now I use KIKO which is a popular European brand from Italy. Their makeup is good quality and doesn’t cost the earth. If you are ever interested in doing a swap let me know!

        • Ling
          11/08/2013 at 9:35 pm (4 years ago)

          @Annabella, Damn…we don’t have KIKO in Australia! OMG – yes, a beauty swap sounds fab! I have never participated in one before!!! I miss a lot of the affordable European brands and I miss shopping in Boots and getting points…things are soooo overpriced in Australia!

          • Annabella
            11/08/2013 at 9:41 pm (4 years ago)

            @Ling, Well email me when you are ready skinscrubs@gmail.com and we’ll sort something out!

            • Ling
              11/08/2013 at 9:42 pm (4 years ago)

              @Annabella, Awesome!!! Thanks Annabella 🙂

  2. Amy (Bubbles and Blush)
    07/08/2013 at 2:25 pm (4 years ago)

    Ick. It all sounds great, but I think the whole no-pump thing is such a huge mistake, and I wouldn’t bother buying it for that reason alone! Shame, because they sound lovely and lightweight. Thanks for reviewing x

    • Ling
      11/08/2013 at 9:28 pm (4 years ago)

      @Amy (Bubbles and Blush), So you only buy foundations with pumps? How about foundations in a tub?

      • Amy (Bubbles and Blush)
        12/08/2013 at 6:55 am (4 years ago)

        @Ling, I think a tub would be different, easier than having to tip this without spilling it everywhere – I’m super clumsy and know that’s exactly what would happen! I definitely have foundations without pumps, but with a smaller opening. . this just looks like an accident waiting to happen for me!

  3. Karen
    07/08/2013 at 4:48 pm (4 years ago)

    I was excited when I finally saw these in store! I always wonder why they don’t put a pump- it is such a simple yet significant addition they can add to a foundation! For sheer to light coverage I think I’ll rather use a BB cream or tinted moisturiser as they are easier to blend into the skin and are more moisturising 🙂 The Nearly Naked Pressed foundation is amazing too!

    • Ling
      11/08/2013 at 9:29 pm (4 years ago)

      @Karen, Apparently, the cost of pumps are expensive…?? And oooh, I love the Nearly Naked Pressed Powder!! Planning to review that soon too… is that the same as pressed foundation??

  4. Emily Kristina
    07/08/2013 at 5:26 pm (4 years ago)

    I am going to try this since I personally love these “naked” kind of foundations for everyday use. Thanks for the review.

  5. Emma Brown
    08/08/2013 at 4:00 pm (4 years ago)

    I have heard so many people raving about the powder, I really have to pick up one for myself now.

    • Ling
      11/08/2013 at 9:30 pm (4 years ago)

      @Emma Brown, Yes, the pressed powder is gorgeous! I am planning to review it soon 🙂

  6. PiaB
    22/08/2013 at 11:15 am (4 years ago)

    I have heard so many great things about this product am definitely ready to give it a go. I love full coverage but this could be perfect for the gym etc

    • Ling
      29/08/2013 at 4:13 pm (4 years ago)

      @PiaB, Yes, for a quick gym workout! 🙂 I miss the gym! How often do you go?