Revlon Nearly Naked Makeup

 With Revlons PhotoReady BB Cream launch, I somehow missed the hype on their newest foundation.  Revlon Nearly Naked Makeup didn’t show up anywhere on my radar until shortly before it was released this month.  But after being disappointed in the BB Cream, I am really happy I picked up Nearly Naked.

Revlon Nearly Naked jar packaging

Available at drugstores, Nearly Naked foundation retails for $9.99 including 1.0 fl oz/30 mL of makeup.  There are 16 shades ranging from Ivory to Cappuccino.  Revlon is known for incorporating most skin tones into their various foundations, but the unfortunate downside is that most of the shades run neutral.  Shade matching is incredibly difficult and the closest match is still just a bit off.  This is easy to correct, but something worth noting.

Revlon offers a “Find Your Shade” pamphlet in store.  However, I followed the guide in choosing Medium then Warmer and was left with three choices:  Medium Beige, Warm Beige, and Natural Tan.  My first instinct was to reach for Natural Tan as that is one of my ColorStay shades.  But upon inspecting the bottle it appeared entirely too dark.  I opted for Warm Beige because I have very warm skin.  But after trying it for a couple days it was definitely too dark and strangely orange.  I went back and purchased 180 Medium Beige which happens to be a very close match for my skin, albeit a bit neutral toned.

Revlon ColorStay 310 Warm Golden / Revlon Nearly Naked 180 Medium Beige / Urban Decay Naked Skin 6.0

Revlon ColorStay 310 Warm Golden / Revlon Nearly Naked 180 Medium Beige / Urban Decay Naked Skin 6.0

Of the three shades suggested for me, Medium Beige is the lightest medium shade.  In most other foundation lines from any other brand, my shade runs in the medium-deep or tan category.  So take note and look for undertones, not number sequence when choosing your shade. For reference, I am currently NC37.  When I wear Natural Tan from ColorStay, I am NC40.

Let’s talk about what Nearly Naked Makeup actually does.  I’ll begin with my bare face, freshly cleansed, toned, and moisturized.  As always, no retouching, just me…undereye circles, blemishes, and all.

Revlon Nearly Naked Bare Face

Next is half of my face (the right side in the photograph) with a layer of Revlon Nearly Naked 180 Medium Beige.  It did a surprisingly decent job on my undereye area, it brightened my lid, and evened out everything else.  It did not cover my blemishes completely, but it isn’t meant to.  And with blemishes this red, there’s not much that does cover them.

Revlon Nearly Naked Half Face

Wearing Nearly Naked on my whole face makes a big difference!  With a light coverage, it does a great job of making everything uniform and only requires concealer in a few typical areas.

Revlon Nearly Naked Full Face

From here I want to begin my comparison of Revlon Nearly Naked Makeup and Urban Decay Naked Skin Liquid Makeup.  A full review of Urban Decay’s formula can be found here along with swatches and shade comparisons to other brands.

Revlon Nearly Naked Packaging

Both foundations contain the same amount of product.  Both have a fluid consistency, though Urban Decay Naked Skin is a more watery than Revlon Nearly Naked.  They are both meant to feel and look natural and naked on the skin.  So what’s the difference?  Urban Decay Naked Skin does not contain SPF (Revlon has SPF 20), is peptide infused and paraben free, comes in a pump bottle, and costs $38.00.  Urban Decay also comes in 18 shades with a more clear shade matching system.  Lastly, I get longer wear from Naked Skin on my combination skin.

 

Wearing Revlon Nearly Naked 180 Medium Beige

Wearing Revlon Nearly Naked 180 Medium Beige

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Price: $9.99

Availability: drugstores

Summary: While the shade matches are a challenge, the formula is quality and works well on combination skin.  A natural looking low maintenance formula that requires blotting and powder only every few hours.  At such a low price, Revlon Nearly Naked Makeup is a fantastic deal.

10am Beauty Approved?: Yes

Ole Henriksen
  • http://twitter.com/kellybelly04 Kelly C.

    ooo I’m definitely going to have to check this out! I was going to splurge on the Naked foundation, but I think I’ll pick this up instead!

    • http://10amBeauty.com/ Alison M

      I’ll admit to enjoying the Naked foundation because I don’t have to blot or powder during the day. But if I only do it once during eight hours with the Revlon foundation, it’s totally worth the $9.99 :)

  • Jessica MacKinnon

    I’m so glad you did a review on this! I use Urban Decay’s Naked foundation and I’m the same shade as you but wanted to try Revlon’s to see what all the hype was about! I was thinking of picking up warm beige but now will definitely try medium beige and see how it goes. Looks great! P.s. Love your site!

    • http://10amBeauty.com/ Alison M

      I couldn’t figure out why Warm Beige wasn’t working for me. I happened across a youtube post and the girl compared it to UD 7.0. It worked really well on her. The only downside to Revlon’s is that setting with a powder is a must. UD’s doesn’t require powder. Glad you like the site, be sure to subscribe :)

      • Jessica MacKinnon

        Good to know, thanks! I will prob get the powder with it. And, subscribed! :)

  • http://www.lipstickrules.com/ Michelle

    I love that our colours are the same. This is so helpful!!

    • http://10amBeauty.com/ Alison M

      It really really really is! Although, I ended up being Barcelona in NARS instead of Santa Fe. Kind of surprising because it’s more neutral but it blends right in :)

  • http://twitter.com/convenientbeaut Joanne P

    Both foundations look pretty on you! Like you said, they make a difference. Too bad, they oxidize quickly on my skin. Had to skip it :(

    • http://10amBeauty.com/ Alison M

      Oh no! I’ve never had Revlon oxidize on me. But I did find that one shade darker was extremely orange and thought that was terribly odd.

  • http://candycoatedpaw.blogspot.com BelleB

    great review. looking for your bloglovin link so i can follow on your post. :) I hope I can somehow get my match with this one.

  • allthingsgorjess

    Hello Alison! :)

    Would you know which shade is a match for my NC40-42 skin? I’m using Natural Tan in the whipped foundation, by the way. Does that have the same color as the Natural Tan from this foundation line?

    Thanks and regards!

    Jessica

    • http://10amBeauty.com/ Alison M

      Hi Jessica, take a look at the paragraph just above the arm swatches for shade references. Thanks for stopping by!

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