compact powder foundation review
I have to admit that my Revlon Nearly Naked Makeup Collection has taken the backseat when it first came out here in the Philippines. During the time I received this loot, I was breaking out so bad from pregnancy hormones that I thought that this wasn't the right fit for my skin. Based on reviews I've read, Revlon Nearly Naked has light to medium coverage. I had huge cystic acne, small ones all over my forehead, so I opted for better and heavier coverage. So these sat in my drawer for quite awhile.
During the cooler weather earlier this year though and when I hit my 5th month of pregnancy (my hormones have slightly settled down by then) that I took these babies out for a test run. :) With my light schedule, I thought that going for that "nearly naked" look would be a better look for me.
So now, let's give it the spotlight it deserves. Or in this case, sunlight. :)
First on the review board is the Revlon Nearly Naked Makeup in 180 Medium Beige and 150 Nude.
What Revlon says about the Nearly Naked Makeup
Makeup so refreshingly light, it melts right in, creating a fresh even look. So the only one that knows you are wearing makeup is you. Blends seamlessly, buildable coverage.
Revlon’s breakthrough nearly naked makeup balances skin and makeup so they work in perfect harmony. With buildable coverage and seamless blending, you are sure to cover flaws and perfect your skin’s tone and texture. No heavy cakey or greasy mess.
Available in 16 true to tone shades.
True to its words, the Revlon Nearly Naked Makeup feels light and does melt on to the skin pretty well. I use my fingers to apply. The warmth of my fingertips help the product blend easier compared to using any kind of brush.
Consistency is slightly more runny that your average liquid makeup. It feels really light, like you're not wearing any foundation at all! It does set matte but doesn't dry out completely. It's still wet even after an hour (without setting) and it gave me that dewy effect. Almost oily if I will be conservative in my judgment. If you're combination/oily, better set this with a powder. If dry and sensitive, it's okay to just use this alone as it can act like a tinted moisturizer but with better coverage.
Coverage is amazing for a skin that's healing. That means if you have acne marks, redness from the sun or facial and broken capillaries, this foundation can pretty much cover it. It's buildable from light to medium that makes this great for everyday wear.
The new Revlon Nearly Naked makeup comes in a sleek square glass bottle. Yes, similar to ColorStay and some liquid makeup from the same brand, it doesn't come with a dispenser. You'll love the sleeker bottles though as it takes less space in your vanity drawer/kit.
Medium Beige is warm deep shade. It has slight tint of yellow undertones.
Nude is a light neutral shade but more on a warmer side.
Either shades did not match my skin tone on the dot but it being slightly warm and a little bit of mix and matching, I was quite successful to get a good match.
The star of the collection between the two is definitely the Revlon Nearly Naked Pressed Powder.
I know my friend Jheng, will love this powder since she's a fan of many of Revlon's products.
Undetectable coverage. Unbelievable complexion. Makeup so refreshingly light it melts right in, creating a fresh, even look. Pressed powder blends seamlessly with a lightweight feel.
These babies set my foundation flawlessly! It's not at all chalky. Rather it's silky smooth and feel very light against the skin. And that kind of quality is hard to come by these days. When swatching it using your fingertips, you just get the right amount of product on. But that will suffice to cover a fourth of the back of your hand.
Coverage is very light and doesn't do much to cover cystic acne and those small ones but it does help even out the skin tone slightly.
I admit that it tends to cling on to some large pores and dry patches (like scabbing of acne) upon application, but I still love it! When blended using my trusty Charm Flat Top Brush, I get the coverage and matte-ness that I want for my skin type.
If the Nearly Naked liquid makeup reduces some of the trouble that your skin have, this Pressed Powder will seal the deal. Quite literally, this will complete your Nearly Naked Makeup Look.
It's not exactly hard-on matte. It goes on like that upon application but a little over an hour when it settles, that's when you'll see it melded well against your skin and the liquid foundation to give that illusion of no makeup makeup look.
Revlon Nearly Naked Pressed Powder in Pale and Nude
Pale is medium shade with warm undertone. It's very close to NC30 of MAC.
Medium is a shade or two darker than Pale. Also with warm undertone.
You'll love the quality of the sponge it comes with. It's the same sponge from a a high end brand pressed powder I own. :)
As always, providing you with a detailed visual. Here's how Revlon Nearly Naked Makeup Collection changed my look from ho-hum to WOW!
I mixed a ratio of 1:2 of Revlon Nearly Naked Liquid Makeup in Medium Beige and Nude.
With the Pressed Powders, I opted to use them as highlight and contour. Nude as the base highlight and Medium as contour.
With the warm Summer season closing in, a simple natural looking makeup look is best look to rock. And you don't want to pack on so much product on with the humidity we have. You'll feel icky and sticky and that's not a good thing.
Best to choose products that are light enough for you to feel comfortable through out the day but still be able to address your skin concerns. I recommend these two products if you're on your way to achieving that blemish-free skin. Keep the pressed powder with you at all times for retouch.
So if you're opting to try something new or changing up your Summer beauty products, keep the Revlon Nearly Naked in mind. :)
Get them at your favorite Revlon makeup counters. :)