A great sheer coverage powder for the summer: The Revlon Nearly Naked

Coverage is my best friend when it comes to powders, but since it's summer I prefer sheerer, lighter products on my face. I mean, seriously, who has the time to deal with icky cakey products when you're sweating buckets uder the sun? So lately all I've been wearing are super thin liquid bases, mineral makeup, and this - the Revlon Nearly Naked Powder (P525).

Here's a rundown of why I think this powder is totally worth a trip to the counter!


Coverage. This powder has sheer but decent coverage, just enough to even out your skin if you prefer to use it alone, or to set your makeup. It's also a great retouch powder! It won't look cakey no matter how many layers you pat on. (Within reason of course)

Texture. The texture is extremely smooth and silky. I daresay it's the best-milled drugstore powder I've tried to date. When I touch it barely any product sticks to my fingers - this makes the Nearly Naked ideal for setting concealers, liquid/cream foundations, and for removing shine during the day. It doesn't feel heavy at all.


Finish. It's matte, with a petal-like effect on skin. I mean, just look at this picture of me wearing it. I just applied it on top of the Nearly Naked Liquid Foundation, a bit of concealer, and it looks lovely already! No need for extra products to achieve the matte-yet-healthy skin finish.


Staying power. It stays on okay, but don't expect it to keep you from getting oily. It's not an oil-control powder per se; its literally just for setting and retouching your foundation. Still, I'm surprised it didn't fall completely apart after 6 hours of wear in extremely humid weather! For a powder THIS thin, that's kind of an achievement ha.


What the Revlon Nearly Naked Liquid Foundation + Powder looks like after six hours. No retouching was involved.

Packaging. I think it's too big for what it is. I never liked this particular packaging style of Revlon's, honestly. I've always wished they'd just do the traditional slim, small compact! :/ I'm also not a huge fan of that thin tiny sponge included with the powder. It's way too small for me, plus it looks flimsy.

Buuut at the end of the day, I can live with it.


Overall, I highly recommend the Revlon Nearly Naked Powder to anyone who's looking for a sheer, mattifying powder with an excellent smooth finish. It does give that nearly naked look to the skin, plus it stays on decently even though it doesn't really control oil. Not bad for P525! Try it out if you're due for a new face powder!

Have you tried this product yet? How was it?