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.
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’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.
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