Not really- no one is going to suggest you take your clothes off in this post! However, I am going to talk a little about the newest pressed powder offering from Revlon (and why you may or may not need it in your life).
Have you picked up the Nearly Naked foundation or powder? My original plan was to grab both, but at first glance, the shades of foundations all looked pretty yellow-toned. I think I'll still end up trying it out due to the overwhelming number of positive reviews I've read, but I'm just confused as to which shade I would be! Sigh, talk about real problems. At any rate, I'm all over powders for some strange, strange reason. It comes as no surprise that the Nearly Naked pressed powder in Fair 010 came home with me:
I feel like I'm on a constant quest to find that perfect powder- you know, that one that makes your foundation look flawless and like you're not wearing any makeup? I came close with BareMinerals Mineral Veil, but it's always nice to find a cheaper alternative.
I picked up my Revlon Nearly Naked pressed powder at Target for $7.49, but you should be able to find it at most retailers that carry Revlon for around $8-10.00.
I thought it was worth showing the inside of the sticker on the back of the packaging. This notes how the powder should perform, according to Revlon. Per the picture above, it reads:
"Blends seamlessly with a lightweight feel, evening skin tone and providing a shine-free, natural coverage. So people notice your skin, not your makeup!"
I always like to know the product's claims going into a review- it helps to know what to look for!
I mentioned earlier that the shade I purchased is Fair, also the lightest shade in the range. For the record, I have a light complexion but I'm not palest of the pale by any means (roughly a MAC NW20 and usually the second shade of foundation, for reference). Fortunately, the coverage on these in pretty sheer- swiping your brush across the pan yields picks up a good amount of product, but isn't going to give you noticeable color. If you accidentally go a bit dark or light, chances are it won't be a big deal.
Lightweight feel? Check. I love this for its "nude" qualities. It isn't heavy, is finely milled, and blends in nicely when applied over foundation. Even skin tone? Meh, I mentioned above that it isn't going to cover much, so I don't really consider this a product to "even out tone." I'm not really docking points for that, as I don't expect any pressed powder to provide coverage unless it's marketed as a pressed powder foundation.
Shine-free? This is the only place I really had beef with this product. Unfortunately, I experienced oilyness by mid-afternoon over the several foundation-type products I tried this with (Garnier BB cream, Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer, for examples)- and my skin isn't particularly oily. I was a little disappointed that I was shiny after a few hours of wear. The only other thing I disliked about this powder is the slightly bulky packaging. It has a compartment for a useless powder puff that is far too small to be effective, and I'd much rather a round compact like normal powders are housed in.
Finally, I wanted to share one photo, below, showing how great this picks up powder (NOTE: it picks up powder onto the brush, not everywhere else. So it's not what I would call "powdery" at all).
Positives: Natural coverage, lightweight, pigmented, affordable
Negatives: Doesn't completely control shine, bulky packaging
In a nutshell, Revlon's Nearly Naked powder a good budget pick if you don't experience oily skin. I really enjoyed everything about it outside of that.
What say you? Have you tried this- or the foundation? If you have any shade recommendations for the foundation, I'd love to hear them.
Thanks for reading!