Review: Revlon Nearly Naked Mineral Powder

I’ve always been a liquid foundation girl, ever since I started wearing foundation in 2004 (even if it was about 5 shades too light for my skin - shut up!). I think in 2007 I had a brief stint with mineral powder foundations, but found them to be not quite what I was looking for in coverage. I recently picked up the Revlon Nearly Naked Mineral Powder (RRP $29.95) after falling in love with the original liquid foundation version, so I thought I would do a full review! I’ve been using this one since end of June off and on, so I think I’ve got a feel for it now :)

What Revlon says

So light, it melts right in, working in harmony with your skin’s unique tone and texture for an even, fresh, flawless finish. Vitamin and antioxidant-packed to pump up your natural glow.


What The Minted Beauty Says

While it took some getting used to, this mineral foundation has really grown on me. It’s pretty light coverage, so I do need a to use concealer with this one, especially on blemishes and under my eyes.

It buffs into the skin seamlessly and isn’t too gritty like a lot of other mineral foundations I’ve used in the past. It does have a very light shimmer so if you have super duper oily skin, it might make you look a wee bit shiny.

It lasts pretty well throughout the day, but I do like to touch it up at lunchtime to cut the shine in my t-zone. At $29.95 for 15g, it’s actually pretty good value for mineral powder, as most around the same price come with only 10g of product. I haven’t seen a pinker toned version in any of the shades, so fair skinned girls proceed with caution :)

Overall, I still prefer liquid for higher coverage, but this is pretty nice on an easy makeup day, especially if you don’t have a lot of acne or scarring to cover.

Have you tried Revlon Nearly Naked Mineral Powder?


  • Tasha

    I really haven’t heard much about this foundation, but it seems pretty nice! I think if I were to try a mineral foundation, I’d go for a proper mineral makeup brand. I still do really want to try the liquid version though!

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

    • Kate Flint

      Yeah I used to use the Revlon ColorStay in 2007ish for a little while, but I just gravitate towards liquid more :) Revlon Nearly Naked Liquid Foundation is one of my holy grails so I had to try this version of it :)