Revlon I have to hand it to you. In the month we’re given Teint Vissionaire from Lancome you come out with your own budget friendly foundation and knock my socks off with it. There has already been whisperings of comparisons to YSL Touche Eclat Foundation and I’ll break it to you now – this is better. So quickly let’s make our introductions. Nearly Naked is a revolutionary foundation from the boffins at Revlon, promising makeup that mimics your skin while having a soft focus effect.
It’s also packed with natural ingredients such as green tea, black tea, oatmeal and jojoba oil. Sounds like a regular breakfast but this cocktail has a magic effect on skin – take it from a girl who knows. The foundation comes in 10 shades, ranging from Ivory to Cappuccino while the accompanying powder I was sent comes in 5 shades.
I tried out Natural Beige which was far too dark for me but such is the way when you’re sent samples and it doesn’t deter me in the slightest from judging the foundation on all it’s other merits. Just be aware of this fact when you see it on me at the end of this post, it’s more to give you an idea of the shade and more importantly the finish! As an update, I also purchased Ivory so you can now see that on me face as well!
So to the application. I simply poured some out of the bottle and applied it with my fingers so there was no faffing around with brushes. It’s incredibly soft and glides onto skin effortlessly but similar to YSL it moves very easily around your skin so takes a little longer to blend and set. It sets to a velvet finish and my skin felt incredible and looked softly lit with a semi-matte finish. It honestly was just as good, if not better than Teint Vissionaire which I really liked. My skin is dry and this didn’t cling to any dry patches, although I therefore can’t attest to whether it would perform as well on oilier skin. It seems like a lighter version of colourstay so it would hopefully stand up well with any skin but it’s think consistency means coverage is definitely light to a maximum of medium.
The powder is similarly lovely, finely milled and incredibly soft. Now I have my dream powders so this one won’t supplant those but it is a lovely powder well worth swatching in Boots. But for the foundation, I absolutely love it and will be in like a light later this month to swatch the Ivory version which will hopefully match like a dream.
So apart from docking a few marks for the boring packaging, I’m loving these, especially the foundation. The prices I was sent were in Sterling so it’s £8.99 for the foundation and £7.99 for the powder so well under the €20 mark for the foundation which is fabulous.
These little beauties hit Boots at the end of this month and I’m sure the Revlon stand will be busier than ever when they do. If you’re in the mood to try a new foundation for spring, this is definitely the way to go.
So readers, will you be checking out the Nearly Naked range when it hits stores? Share your thoughts!