The Ordinary Coverage Foundation

If you saw my post a couple of weeks you’ll know how much I love The Ordinary’s skincare so I just had to try out their foundation.

The foundation comes in two formulas; coverage and serum.  The range has 21 shades which I was pleasantly surprised by as a lot of affordable brands tend to have a limited range of colours to choose from.  The brand also makes it easy to pick which shade should suit by labelling them 1 for fair to light tones, 2 for medium tones and 3 for darker tones.  It also notes whether the foundation had pink, red, neutral or yellow undertones.

The Ordinary Coverage Foundation 1.2p

The Ordinary Coverage Foundation 1.2p

I wanted a fuller coverage foundation so opted for the coverage formula and decided to go for the shade 1.2P which was the best match that I could find in store although I do find it a little warm for my skin tone, but it blends well and I find that it’s not too noticeable when I’m wearing it.

The packaging is really a really simple small plastic bottle with a pump.  What I dislike about the packaging is that there isn’t a lid for the foundation which has made me a little worried that it could leak in my bag.  This hasn’t happened yet but I do like my foundations to have a cap just in case.

I find that the foundation gives medium to full coverage, it’s definitely at the high end of medium coverage but if you have a lot of redness it might not cover it fully and you’ll probably need a little touch of concealer.  It also has SPF 15 which I think is great as my usual foundation doesn’t contain any SPF.

The Ordinary Coverage Foundation 1.2p

The Ordinary Coverage Foundation 1.2p

The Ordinary’s Coverage Foundation feels really lightweight when you’re wearing it and it gives a lovely natural matte finish.

I’ve found that this applies best with a sponge/beauty blender as it gives a nice even coverage.  I tried using foundation brushes to apply this but found that I didn’t seem to get the same level of coverage that I did when I used a sponge.

On my combination skin I find that without a setting powder it usually needs touched up around 5-6 hours after I’ve applied it which I think is great considering it costs less that £6.  I do find that it can cling to any dry patches so if you have a lot of dry areas then I would say that the Serum foundation might suit you better.

You can pick up The Ordinary’s Coverage Foundation for £5.95 from The Ordinary’s website or at House of Frasers.

Have you tried any of the Ordinary’s products?  What ones would you recommend?


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