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Luka Mineral Cosmetics Nearly Naked Tinted Moisturizer
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An illuminating, lightweight alternative to foundation, Luka’s Nearly Naked Tinted Moisturizer nurtures and protects skin with a titanium dioxide, mineral-based sun protectant plus anti-aging peptides. Designed for all skin types including oily.
Reviewed by Copley:
I had all but sworn off foundation for good when I met Luka Mineral Cosmetics Nearly Naked Tinted Moisturizer. While I was getting my hair styled the day before my wedding, I ran into makeup professional Kathy MacDonald in the salon and she spontaneously offered to do my makeup for that evening’s festivities. How could I resist?
I was only wearing the bare minimum - moisturizer and some eye makeup - so she basically had a blank canvas to play with. Not wasting any time, Kathy dug into her Luka Mineral Cosmetics arsenal and pulled out the Nearly Naked Tinted Moisturizer. I instinctively cringed at the foundation-like product and said that I would rather spare my skin a bedrock of gunk the night before my wedding. Kathy assured me that it’s more of a moisturizer than a foundation and compatible with all types of skin. Yet still I balked, “But I’m already wearing face cream!” I don’t think I could have been a more exasperating makeup subject if I tried.
Despite my protestations, Kathy spread a thin layer of Nearly Naked all over my face, and it instantly looked more refreshed and even-toned. I couldn’t believe how natural and subtle its effects were. Were my feelings toward foundation really ready to evolve? Kathy gave me a sample to take on my honeymoon to Bali, where it ended up being much more useful than I expected. I try to be a makeup minimalist while traveling, and spending a couple of weeks in tropical paradise was no exception.
With a few quick swipes over my skin, Nearly Naked absorbed quickly and accomplished the tasks of four other products (moisturizer, powder, bronzer, concealer) combined. It has accompanied me on every trip and made a regular appearance in my makeup routine ever since. No matter what products I use, my complexion is inherently imperfect. More often than not, my face is mottled with freckles, age spots, patches of dermatitis, and receding acne. Add to all that grooves on my forehead that grow deeper by the day and faint lines below my eyes that become more pronounced under makeup. Nearly Naked camouflages these imperfections, blending brown spots and taking the edge off inflammation. It tones down surface flaws as if you’re looking through a soft-focus lens.
You don’t need invisible pores and imaginary wrinkles to make the formula work for you. Nearly Naked does not fall prey to the common pitfalls of mineral makeup. Some mineral products are so deeply pigmented that their concealing effects are too intense for their own good. They’re well-suited to covering up acne scars, broken capillaries, and blazing rosacea, but are much too heavy for everyday makeup. Instead of draining the skin of color and drying it out - as other mineral foundations frequently do - Nearly Naked provides the subtlest layer of illuminating pigments and lightly moisturizes.