Friday, 4 April 2014

Lets get naked

I have been wanting to try Revlon Nearly Naked Mineral Foundation SPF 15 for quite some time but never went and purchased it, but I guess this week for whatever reason was the week to try it out.  Its pretty pricey here in NZ ($39.99) so I was really hoping it would live up to its hype.

I found this 'foundation' to be too sheer and light weight to really give any coverage as a foundation, so I pair it with a light, buildable base like the 'Bourjios Healthy Mix Serum Foundation (Shade 52)' or the 'Garnier BB Cream (for oily skin, shade light)'.  To achieve a 'nearly naked' look I like to prime my skin and then do my highlighting.  I use the 'M.A.C Prep+Prime' highlighter pen in 'Radiant Rose' to get that bright, fresh under eye look.  I then go in with my base of the day.  This is where the 'nearly naked' part comes in.  I'm in the shade medium.  I use this powder to build up coverage slightly and to set my makeup.  I use either the 'Real Techniques Powder Brush' or my 'Eco Tools Domed Bronzer' brush and stipple it on rather than dust it over.  I find this technique works best for me.  I then follow on with my blush and bronzer of the day and set it all with my 'Lioele Dewey Mist setting spray'.  This locks in my makeup and helps the powder foundation to settle rather than stick to any fine hairs.

I don't really enjoy the scent of the powder but it doesn't linger too long and didn't effect my skin

I find this mineral foundation to be finely milled, with a nice natural colour and finish .  It hasn't caked on me and seems to last quite well, in saying this I don't tend to wear a full face of makeup for more than 4 hours or so.  This powder is my first introduction to mineral powder foundation and so far suits my needs as I like a light, natural finish.

Have you tried this?  If so how do you wear it, with foundation or without? I would love to know!

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