Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation Review

Did you feel it?  Tell me you did? That yellow thing in the sky… it FINALLY made an appearance which means it was time to bring out the summer essentials.  For me, that would be a lighter foundation that lets the skin breathe.  I said goodbye to my winter war paint and hello to my summer base of choice (for this week anyway…)  I’ve also gone for another ‘High Street’ brand after the success of Bourjois Healthy Mix last month.
Revlon’s Nearly Naked Foundation was a hotly anticipated foundation release earlier on in the year.  Revlon seems to be a popular brands for foundation in the blogger world with previous offerings (Colorstay and Photoready) going down well and with the gorgeous Emma Stone on all the adverts who couldn’t resist the promise of fresh, naked looking, ‘perfect’ skin?
Packaging wise, I’m really impressed.  The glass packaging looks sleek and sophisticated and the white and silver is not tacky or overbearing.  It gives the subtle air of high end without the price tag.  Being a pale lady, I opted for the the palest shade of ‘110 Ivory’.  I’ll admit I was slightly concerned about the colour match.  I really hate not being able to get a sample of something and go home and try it with my own brushes before I buy but at £8.99 (and Boots 3 for 2) I risked it.  It’s turned out to be an excellent match, I’ve just got to find a way to use it all before my holiday tan!!
My biggest gripe and the only thing that puts me off repurchasing this product is that there is no pump to dispense.  It’s up to the user to learn how to perfectly balance the bottle to get the right amount of product out.  I’ve yet to manage this and end up wasting loads on every application.  It’s frustrating when you have to throw perfectly good product away (or wipe it off on this occasion.)  Please Revlon, give this product a decent pump!
Application wise, this foundation is lovely to work with.  It blends right into the skin and doesn’t cake in the usual areas like around the nose.  I found that it didn’t cling to any dry patches either so dry skinned ladies will like that.  I use my Real Techniques Buffing Brush to apply this foundation although I suspect it would work well with finger too.  I like to combine the two processes and apply with the brush then rub my fingers over the edges to blend seamlessly.
This is an extremely light covering foundation.  I would compare it to my YSL Touche Eclat Foundation but with perhaps a bit more durability as I found it extremely long lasting.  It was so light I forgot to take it off before I went to the gym and even when I came out it still looked great.  I’m not sure however, that it would be suitable for bad skin days.  I just can’t see it building up enough coverage to give you a flawless complexion.
Like I said earlier I possibly would buy this again if Revlon sort out the pump but the truth is, is even a dodgy dispensation process probably wouldn’t put me off.  I really enjoy using it!  This foundation is perfect for the summer months when your skin is reaping the benefits of extra Vitamin D and makes your skin look flawless however it might not be enough for ladies that like medium to heavy coverage for their skin.
Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation is available from Boots for £8.99.
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