Revlon has got to be my favourite drugstore brand. They have consistently released many drugstore favourites, especially in the lip department, and their foundations are generally pretty good too. I like the Colorstay Foundation for oily-combination skin and am so pleased to come across the pump version in Japan last year. Not to mention that it was in my shade too because the ones brought in locally usually start 3 or 4 shades up from the lightest.
I was perusing mysale.com with a colleague a couple of months ago and spotted the Nearly Naked range on offer. I couldn’t pass it up because I have heard a few good things about this foundation and knew that Revlon Malaysia will not be releasing this foundation here anytime soon (if ever).
The shade I got is in Vanilla 120 and I chose this because I am usually between the 2nd or 3rd shade from the lightest. Thankfully, Vanilla is a good match on me, so the many years of trying out different foundations and shades has paid off because I can actually estimate if something will work based on sight alone. Ya, I’m that good.
This foundation claims to provide refreshingly light, melt-into-skin and even coverage. I personally agree with each of its claims. The foundation has a slightly watery texture and it applies smoothly. I did think that it may be streaky due to the thinner consistency but didn’t face any issues.
It offers relatively good coverage, which can be buildable to medium. And it really does meld into my skin once it settles, leaving my face looking quite natural and erm… naked. That my-skin-but-better kind of nakedness. Most of the spots and redness are sufficiently covered but the darker pigmented blemishes will peek through. I am not that bothered or conscious over them because they can be covered up with a concealer if required.
The Nearly Naked Foundation doesn’t come with a pump. According to ParisB, pumps are expensive so manufacturers may skimp on them. This foundation is a little bit more liquid than others so pouring it out takes a bit of concentration and effort. I try to be as careful as possible to avoid wastage. That is probably my only gripe with this foundation.
Staying power is decent and it will last up to 6 hours before I start experiencing some fading. If set with powder, it should last a longer time. The foundation has a satin finish and will not control oil much. I am prone to an oily t-zone so I find myself blotting my face after mid-day to reduce some of the shine.
If you’re after a natural and lightweight foundation, this will probably suit you well. I’d recommend this to folks with generally good skin because it will not really mask darker or deeper skin scarring or problems. It will not fully conceal undereye circles too so you’d need a concealer.
I do like the Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation a lot despite the lack of a pump. However, the biggest downside is that it is not available locally. And why not? I have no clue because I think this foundation would sell pretty well in our local market. I got mine from mysale.com for RM60 (an extra RM25 for shipping) but I was doing a small group purchase so the shipping was shared.
Have you tried any Revlon foundations and how do you like them? What is your favourite drugstore foundation so far? Do drop in and share your thoughts.