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My Foundations: Revlon Nearly Naked

Last entry in the Foundation Series for 2014; and funny enough I intended to compare this foundation to the Maybelline Fit Me one eva since. Well as they say, better late than never...

As seen in Cave Shepherd, Broad Street

From the Revlon site: "Description - The ultimate lightweight makeup. Formulated with weightless pigments, this refreshingly light formula melts right in, creating a fresh, even complexion. Works in harmony with your skin to cover flaws and perfect tone and texture.
• Naturally flawless complexion
• Creates a fresh, even look and covers flaws
• Blends seamlessly with buildable coverage for a natural finish
• Available in 16 true to tone shades

I have the shade '290 Cappuccino' which is too red for me.

Comparison of Maybelline Fit Me '355 Coconut' and Revlon Nearly Naked '290 Cappuccino'

Due to the having the incorrect shade I can only really talk about the formula. On that front I find very little differences between this and the Fit Me version.

Neither of them sufficiently cover hyperpigmentation. Revlon's description of this liquid foundation was fairly accurate til they mentioned buildable coverage that covers flaws. Both of them apply easily with your fingers or a buffing brush. I wouldn't recommend a damp beauty sponge because it would soak up most of the product and make the coverage even more sheer. As shown above, neither foundations come with a pump dispenser so application can get a bit messy and until you know the optimum amount you're going to use, you do waste product.

One layer of Revlon Nearly Naked '390 Cappuccino'

Two layers of Revlon Nearly Naked '390 Cappuccino' 

For our climate, both foundations perform a lot better when used in conjunction with a mattifying primer, powder and setting spray. In this wear test I used M.A.C Studio Fix powder foundation to set it and Milk of Magnesia as a primer.

Here I used Benefit Porefessional as a primer and the M.A.C Studio Fix to set it again.

M.A.C Studio Fix Powder Foundation 'NC50'

After one hour

After six hours. No touch ups

There's definitely oil breakthrough after a few hours so touch ups would be necessary if you need this foundation to perform for a long time. That's of course the oily skin people version. If you have dry skin that doesn't need much coverage this would be perfect for you.

As I mentioned in the keek earlier, both of these foundations are good options if you have to wear foundation regularly due to their price. If you had to choose between the two, I'd say go with Maybelline because the Fit Me carries 18 options versus Revlon's 16 and it's cheaper. 

I mostly use my Nearly Naked to darken my Clinique anti-blemish solution foundation. They work very well together. The Clinique formula boost the longevity of the Revlon and the Revlon adds a more 'natural' finish to any longwearing formula. lists the ingredients as:

Active Ingredients: Octinoxate (3.5%, Sunscreen), Titanium Dioxide (1.9%, Sunscreen, CI 77891)
Inactive Ingredients: Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Glycerin, PEG 9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Boron Nitride, Phenyl Trimethicone, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Niacinamide, Hydrolyzed Oat Flour, Lecithin, Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Phytosteryl Canola Glycerides, Palmitic Acid, Oleic Acid, Phytosphingosine, Ceramide 6 II, Cholesterol, Linoleic Acid, Ceramide 3, Tocopherol, Ceramide 1, Triolein, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, C12 15 Alkyl Benzoate, Dimethicone/PEG 10/15 Crosspolymer, Alumina, Silica, Sodium Citrate, Dipropylene Glycol, Laureth 7, Sodium Chloride, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Methoxy Amodimethicone/Silsequioxane Copolymer, Methicone, Stearic Acid, Xanthan Gum, Carbomer, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Tetrasodium EDTA, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, May Contain:, Mica, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Zinc Oxide (CI 77497).

To recap, the ingredients of Maybelline Fit Me are:

Active Ingredients: Octinoxate 7% (Sunscreen) Inactive Ingredients: Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Glycerin, Isotridecyl Isononanoate, PEG 9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Dimethicone/Polyglycerin 3 Crosspolymer, Sodium Chloride, PEG 10 Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Chlorophenesin, Disodium EDTA, Acrylates Crosspolymer, Propylparaben, Fragrance, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C), Aluminum Hydroxide, PEG 9, Ethylparaben, Dipropylene Glycol, Isobutylparaben, Butylparaben, Alpha Isomethyl Ionone, May Contain (+/-):, Iron Oxides.

Based on the lists above the Revlon Nearly Naked formula does have a couple good ingredients further down the line but both products major components are very similar.

Swatch comparison of the foundations reviewed far. Top three photos taken in direct sunlight; the last one taken indoors

I purchased mine from Cave Shepherd but they're also available in iMart stores and I think Paradise Beauty Supply.

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