Price : Rs 750
Revlon recently launched the Nearly Naked Makeup line in India and the product claims of lightweight and breathable coverage that would range from light to medium made me go out and want to try this foundation at the earliest.
I am not really a sheer coverage foundation person, but I surely had started to feel the need for one in my vanity because I wear foundation everyday and this humidity was making it hard for me to manage the open pores under my usual foundation. After using the foundation on many different days, spanning over a period of 2 – 3 weeks, and for varied duration of time periods and with different primers underneath, here’s my review on the same.
The REVLON Nearly Naked Makeup comes in a simple cuboid glass bottle with a screw on cap. Alas, neither the bottle has a pump (hello messy bottles!), nor it is easy to travel with.
The REVLON Nearly Naked Makeup has been launched in India in only three shades, another flip side. Now how does that fit the entire population? What was Revlon thinking? And this is when the foundation is available in more number of shades outside of India !
I tried the REVLON Nearly Naked Makeup #160 Fresh Beige , which is the medium shade in the range, at the store, and while it did seem at the store that the shade was one/two tones lighter than my actual skin, I still felt I could work around with it, since the next shade seemed way too dark for me.
The foundation has a slightly thin/runny consistency and irrespective of whether I used a primer underneath or not, this was super easy to blend. The coverage was on the sheer side (as you can clearly see in the pictures below) and I really liked how light and breathable my skin felt after wearing this foundation. The formula also has the added advantage of sun protection.
All went well until the first hour or two of wearing this foundation and that’s when the product started to oxidize on my face, along with the dewiness that quickly turned into oiliness on my face. Blotting or powdering didn’t help and within 3 hours, the formula started breaking down. It may be because of the weather ( because the first time I wore this was on a very hot day!), so I thought I would maybe try it some other day. Wore it again on a day when it was comparatively pleasant, and still the same thing happened. Utterly disappointed!
For the tall claims that the Revlon Nearly Naked Makeup makes, I only agree on one point that the product is definitely lightweight and breathable. Apart from that, everything else , right from the packaging to the oxidation part to the poor lasting ability, has disappointed me. Maybe I should have tried some other lightweight formula instead of this one. If you don’t get the exact shade match (and the probability of such an occurrence is really high since they have only 3 shades available!) , skip this foundation. Bad for the Indian weather conditions and totally avoidable for women with normal to oily skin!