Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Revlon Nearly Naked Mineral Powder Foundation Review

As a fan of natural cosmetics, I was excited to try Revlon's new Nearly Naked Mineral Powder Foundation. Revlon promises a fresh, flawless complexion with a product that contains, vitamins and minerals with no parabens, talc or fragrance. But wait, there's more, you get a gorgeous free powder brush. What's not to love? Well....

Revlon Nearly Naked Mineral Powder Foundation in 020 Light
Nearly Naked Mineral Powder Foundation comes in 5 shades, Fair, Light, Medium, Medium Deep and Deep. I chose 020 light, as it seemed the best match for me. If anything it is a little dark for my fairly light skin tone, in the Summer time, however the Fair shade was definitely too light.

I'd like to say this has the lightness of powder with the coverage of foundation, but if the truth be told, it's the lightness of powder with the coverage of.... powder. As much as I love the powder brush for it's quality and visual beauty, it is just that, a powder brush. If you want the coverage of even a light foundation, you'll be there all day trying to apply it with this brush. I've tried a more densely bristled kabuki brush with better results, however the coverage is still ultra light. It doesn't sufficiently cover any of my imperfections. Revlon promises "undetectable coverage", I couldn't agree more!

I'm surprised Revlon claims that this foundation is SPF 15 because it's hard to believe this amount of coverage gives any sun protection at  all.

Shine n Lines
No significant shine reduction, or softening of wrinkles here. Pores are if anything are more visible, until the foundation settles into your skin, maybe half an hour after application.

Lost Cause?
We'll not entirely. Applied with the powder brush, I'm really enjoying Nearly Naked Mineral Powder Foundation as a setting powder, over my favourite (actual) foundation. I do feel cheated though. I didn't really need another powder, but hey, I'm not gonna lie, I didn't need another foundation either : )

Have a beautiful day!
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  1. Shame it's not as great as you thought it would be! Good that you can still find a use for it though!

    When I think of all the makeup I've eventually thrown out as I can never figure out how I'm supposed to use it or how it's supposed to look half decent.....haha. Good you can still use this :)

    Away From The Blue

  2. HAHAHA Susannah! I was just about to say that it would make a great setting powder! I've been in that exact same situation. I can tell the brush is soft! But it's too light for foundation. The color is too dark for you. It's like they should have a shade inbetween the light and that one. Excellent review doll. I haven't tried Revlon in a really long time.

  3. Super review doll!! Never used this before. Takes me ages to find a right shade for me being mixed, I usually need an inbetween colour. Shame it wasn't as great as one would think, but at least it's fun to try!! I hope your week is going fab doll xx

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