Today I am reviewing the Revlon Nearly Naked Pressed powder. This line has just 2 products – foundation & pressed powder. This range is pretty much raved about and I am really happy that Revlon India launched this last month
Makeup so refreshingly light it melts right in, creating a fresh, even look. Our pressed powder blends so seamlessly with such a lightweight feel, you may forget you’re wearing any makeup at all.
Price $8 for 8 gm
Shades Fair, Light, Medium, Medium Deep, Dark
Talc, Dimethicone, Zinc Stearate, Octyldodecyl, Glycol Grapeseedate, Polyethylene, Saccharomyces/Iron Ferment, Saccharomyces/Copper Ferment, Saccharomyces/Silicon Ferment, Saccharomyces/Potassium Ferment, Saccharomyces/Zinc Ferment, Lecithin, Dimethiconol, Isododecane, Sorbic Acid, Methylparaben.
What I think
The Revlon Nearly Naked Pressed powder comes in an opaque white rectangular casing with a see-through circular portion on the lid. The packaging houses a circular pan with the powder and a rectangular groove with a thin sponge puff. It also has an in built mirror which makes touch ups a breeze if you are on the go. I don’t use the sponge puff and honestly speaking it is a waste of space. It is too thin and small to qualify as an applicator. If you plan to use it as an applicator – it would be long drawn out task. Ideally Revlon should have done away with the puff and made the casing much more compact.
The powder is very silky soft and applies smooth on the skin. As the name suggests, it applies almost sheer on the skin. You can layer the product to bring it up to a light medium coverage. The thing about the formula is its undetectable coverage which doesn’t look cakey at all even if it is layered on.
I picked up the shade 010 Fair Clair which turned out to be lightest but surprisingly blends beautifully with my skin tone. I think the reason I could get away with the shade is mostly because of the formula – the fact that it just melts into skin is a win-win situation.
This can be used as a setting powder for concealers and liquid base products as well as light-medium coverage base on its own. Some days when I feel the need to give my skin reprieve from foundations and BB creams, I just use a sponge applicator to go over a thoroughly moisturized – SPF protected skin. When used on its own, as the formula is on the sheer side, this doesn’t hide any acne scars or pigmentations. However it evens out the skin tone and doesn’t cling to dry areas on the skin. It mattifies the skin really well and just gives a natural finish on the whole. The fragrance is almost undetectable. A close whiff of the pan gives off a very mild talc scent. I have been using this for the past 3 months and it hasn’t ever broken me out. The oil control is good – about 4 hours (air conditioned setting). I have to touch up my T-zone around noon. Might not last this long on oily skin. On the whole – this is a very affordable pressed powder that works well in setting the base products as well as in evening out skin tone when used by itself.
- Silky soft texture
- Applies very smooth on the skin
- Blends seamlessly
- Sheer to light medium coverage
- Non cakey formula
- Controls oil for about 4 hours
- Natural finish
- Good shade range
- Mild fragrance
- Non acnegenic
- Packaging has room for improvement
If you are looking for a setting powder with good oil control and price factor – this is definitely a must try. On its own, for acne prone or pigmented skin, you might not like it much.
Have you tried the Revlon Nearly Naked Pressed powder?? Which powder are you using right now? Share your thoughts below J