Meet My New Best Friend, Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation

I am a big fan of Revlon’s foundations and believe that they have the best that you can find in the drugstore. I use ColorStay and PhotoReady on the regular but the new new that is Nearly Naked is my new best friend. I think I like this best out of all of them. The lightweight formula melts into your skin giving you just the right amount of coverage without looking like you are wearing too much. This makes it perfect for everyday wear. My shade is 290 Cappuccino.

Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation Cappuccino

Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation in 290 Cappuccino

Nearly Naked comes in a sleek glass bottle with a white screw on top and pour out spout. I really wish that it came with a pump as it would be easier to use. I miss the black top as well as it’s slightly easier to keep clean.

Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation Cappuccino

Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation Cappuccino Swatch

The formula is very liquidy and has the texture of a thick lotion, a little heavier than a tinted moisturizer. It blends well and melts right into the skin making shade selection very forgiving as it adjusts to your complexion. It darkens slightly with oxidation. Nearly Naked also contains sunscreen SPF 20 and protects skin from the sun.


Cappuccino is slightly darker than PhotoReady Cappuccino but lighter than ColorStay Cappuccino. Here is a comparison of the three…

Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation compared to colorstay

Left to Right: Nearly Naked, PhotoReady, ColorStay

Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation compared to colorstay and photoready

In the same order but slightly blended into skin.

Nearly Naked’s Cappuccino matches my complexion better than both PhotoReady and ColorStay. PhotoReady is a little light and works well in the Winter. In the warmer months I mix it with Mocha. ColorStay works well in the Summer but is a little dark otherwise so I mix it with an illuminator to lighten it. I don’t have to mix Nearly Naked at all, check it out…

"Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation in 290 Cappuccino"

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Nearly Naked leaves skin with a slightly dewey finish so if you are oily you will need to use a primer and set it with powder. I use a stippling brush to stipple the foundation into my skin and set with Ben Nye Neutral Set. It lasts on me through my entire work day without blotting and I have combination skin with an oily t-zone. It’s not too bad since it’s Winter. but the Summer months may be a different story. We shall see. My oil didn’t begin to break through until about 8 pm but the foundation still did not slide off. For reference I used my Black Radiance Complexion Perfection Shine Control Primer. I have slight blemishes on my cheeks and it covered them well. If you have a lot of dark blemishes or acne I suggest that you use a concealer as the coverage is very light and can be built up to medium but nothing more.

Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation comes in an extensive range of 16 shades in warm and cool undertones. Cappuccino is the darkest shade in the cool color family but there are rumors floating around that there are two darker shades, I haven’t seen them though. It retails between $7.99 and $13.99. I found it in my local Rite Aid for $9.99 so check your local drugstores. Target and Walmart usually have the best prices but Rite Aid has a lot of BOGO deals so maybe you’ll luck out. You can purchase online at drugstore.com.

Have you picked up Nearly Naked yet?

*edited to note that this foundation has sunscreen and adjusts to skintone
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