Despite Revlon being one of the more expensive ‘drugstore’ brands, the snob in me was still very nervous of these foreign entities without recommendation. That was however, until I saw a flawless Emma Stone advertising Revlon’s new baby – Nearly Naked foundation.
Aside from the ever trusty Clinique Stay Matte Sheer Pressed Powder, I had never stuck with a brand longer than a couple of months (my love of Rimmel Stay Matte pressed powder flitted away long ago). So I decided to, rather sceptically, take the plunge.
The packaging is quite simple and white, with a little ‘window’ so you can see the product and a handy little mirror at the top. It feels quite robust in your hand and also contains a sponge to apply the powder with – and although I’ve never used it, it does feel quite good quality (for a free sponge!)
The foundation itself has quite a silky yet matte finish to it and even on the skin somehow creates a luminous glow while keeping the skin fairly matte and shine-free. It gives a medium coverage and doesn’t feel heavy on the skin or cause those dreaded clumps around the problem areas. It stays put for a good few hours without the need to re-apply and keeps the skin looking even and well-balanced.
I would recommend this foundation to most people, as I have combination skin and it seems to work well with the really dry bits and those oiler counterparts. And although I don’t quite look like Emma Stone, thanks to the Revlon genius, I’m closer to flawless skin than I was!