If you follow me on Snapchat (@thesnobjournal in case you don’t), you may have seen that I attended the launch of Revlon’s Nearly Naked collection in India. Ever since, I’ve been trying out the foundation and powder, so I thought I’ll share my experience on the same with you guys. This is my first proper foundation review, and if all goes well, I’ll probably do another soon.
When it comes to my skin type, I have normal to dry skin, that sometimes leans more towards dry. So I have a huge concern with foundations and concealers sticking to dry patches on my skin. I never faced such a problem with this foundation, and it’s lasted me a good 8 hours or maybe a little more. It also has SPF, which just saves the trouble of an added step to my skincare every morning.
I’ve mentioned my skin problems before, and it’s safe to say that I’m still going through a pretty bad skin phase, although it’s improved a lot in the past month. So my main criteria in a foundation would be something with really good coverage, without looking cakey. On using the Nearly Naked foundation, it’s pretty apparent that the coverage is light/medium, which works for most people. I mean the name pretty much suggests that you can’t expect full-on coverage anyway. However, if you are looking for a little extra coverage, the foundation is quite buildable, and does not cake up.
Coming to the shades, since there are only 3 shades available, I had to mix the lightest and medium shades (130 Shell & 190 True Beige) to achieve the right colour for me. However, I use the lightest shade in the powder, and the darker shade to add a little shadow and depth to my face, which all in all, makes me look quite put together without much effort.
Now let’s talk about the one problem I faced with the foundation. I’m a pretty clumsy person in general, and the only thing I think this foundation is lacking, is a pump. I’m sure the pump would have increased the cost of the foundation, but I wish we could just buy it separately, because I end up taking extra product everyday, and then either struggling to put it back into the bottle, or blending extra to use it all up.
Overall, apart from the issue of the pump, I’m loving every bit of the foundation and powder! And it actually photographs pretty well too! The Nearly Naked collection is available in India from today, so in case you’re looking for a super affordable, natural foundation, give it a shot!