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The Ordinary Coverage Foundation

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  • 1.0N Very Fair - Neutral
    1.0N Very Fair - Neutral
    1.0N Very Fair - Neutral
  • 1.0NS Very Fair - Neutral with Silver
    1.0NS Very Fair - Neutral with Silver
    1.0NS Very Fair - Neutral with Silver
  • 1.0P Very Fair - Pink
    1.0P Very Fair - Pink
    1.0P Very Fair - Pink
  • 1.1N Fair - Neutral
    1.1N Fair - Neutral
    1.1N Fair - Neutral
  • 1.1P Fair - Pink
    1.1P Fair - Pink
    1.1P Fair - Pink
  • 1.2N Light - Neutral
    1.2N Light - Neutral
    1.2N Light - Neutral
  • 1.2P Light - Pink
    1.2P Light - Pink
    1.2P Light - Pink
  • 1.2Y Light - Yellow
    1.2Y Light - Yellow
    1.2Y Light - Yellow
  • 1.2YG Light - Yellow with Gold
    1.2YG Light - Yellow with Gold
    1.2YG Light - Yellow with Gold
  • 2.0N Light Medium - Neutral
    2.0N Light Medium - Neutral
    2.0N Light Medium - Neutral
  • 2.0P Light Medium - Pink
    2.0P Light Medium - Pink
    2.0P Light Medium - Pink
  • 2.0YG Light Medium - Yellow with Gold
    2.0YG Light Medium - Yellow with Gold
    2.0YG Light Medium - Yellow with Gold
  • 2.1P Medium - Pink
    2.1P Medium - Pink
    2.1P Medium - Pink
  • 2.1Y Medium - Yellow
    2.1Y Medium - Yellow
    2.1Y Medium - Yellow
  • 3.0R Medium Dark - Red
    3.0R Medium Dark - Red
    3.0R Medium Dark - Red
  • 3.0Y Medium Dark - Yellow
    3.0Y Medium Dark - Yellow
    3.0Y Medium Dark - Yellow
  • 3.1R Dark - Red
    3.1R Dark - Red
    3.1R Dark - Red
  • 3.1Y Dark - Yellow
    3.1Y Dark - Yellow
    3.1Y Dark - Yellow
  • 3.2N Deep - Neutral
    3.2N Deep - Neutral
    3.2N Deep - Neutral
  • 3.2R Deep - Red
    3.2R Deep - Red
    3.2R Deep - Red
  • 3.3N Very Deep - Neutral
    3.3N Very Deep - Neutral
    3.3N Very Deep - Neutral
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The Ordinary Coverage Foundation by The Ordinary

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There has been unprecedented demand for this product worldwide, and we are receiving a very limited supply of stock for now. If you have missed out on the shade you’re after, don’t worry, it will be back. You can submit to be added to the wait list, so you will be notified as soon as we receive stock next year. Unfortunately we do not currently have an estimated time of arrival for future stock of this product.



The Ordinary Coverage Foundations are full-coverage formulations available in a comprehensive shade range across 21 shades. These foundations contain higher pigment levels than our Serum Foundations but still offer a smooth finish that avoids the heavy makeup look that can make skin appear more aged. The texture is that of a lightweight, non-oily cream.


The pigments used in these formulations are treated for a rich, highly-saturated effect. These pigments are suspended in our proprietary spreadability system that allows pigments to look natural on the skin, resist collecting within fine lines and stay on for longer. The foundations offer a semi-matte finish and are compatible with most primers and are designed to work exceptionally well with the primers offering from The Ordinary.


The Ordinary Coverage Foundation as sold in the European Union offer an SPF 15 claim. This protection is achieved without the use of chemical sunscreens and only through physical protection from Titanium Dioxide. Additionally, no nano-particles are used to achieve this sun protection. These attributes are unique in foundations because it is exceptionally difficult to create a natural, lightweight look and consistent shades when using only non-nano forms of Titanium Dioxide for sun protection without any chemical sunscreen agents.


Please note that the formulations are and will be the same in all markets but the packaging will claim SPF 15 only in the European Union while regulatory processes for claiming SPF in other markets are carried out individually.

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Good, but not great. - 12-12-2018 by

I love the Ordinary but I wouldn't purchase this again. I've got sensitive skin, and this did cover up my redness and blemishes. but comes off within a few hours leaving my face looking uneven. If you are someone who touches your face a lot this comes off instantly and leaves foundation everywhere. Nice colours and good range, just not very effective for a whole day at work unfortunately.

Near Perfect! My New Daily Foundation - 11-12-2018 by

Love this product! The colour matching is perfect, I got the perfect match. I get great coverage with this product, and a little goes a long way, which makes the price even better. I wouldnt recomend for oily skin as it does slip a bit on its own, I do need to touch up my nose and around my eyes while I'm at work, but many foundations do the same in the Queensland heat. This foundation will be perfect over the winter and leaves me glowing and lovely during the summer too. Would love to see a concealer from The Ordinary!

Not good for dry skin - 10-12-2018 by

I found this heavy and cakey on my dry combo skin. It didn’t melt in well with either a brush or sponge, and always looks like it is sitting on top of my skin.
Shade range is good although most pull yellow. 1.2N is good for NC15 in my experience.

Lovely texture, but I fear they've changed formula - 10-12-2018 by

I love this foundation and go through it very quickly as it is perfect with my dry skin, and offered a perfect colour for me in the lightest shade. However, I have now noticed that the colour as gotten pinker (match with a previous bottle that I purchased over six months previous and this is definitely the case). I brought two of the same at the same time, and I hoped it was just a bad batch, but I fear that they have changed formulas, and therefore colours. The texture and lovely light consistency I cannot fault.

Great coverage - 06-12-2018 by

This is a great every day wear foundation. As it summer I purchased the Light Medium Neutral colour. It helps cover pigmentation and redness. I wear this one to work and on weekends, however feel I would need a more heavy duty foundation for 9-5 work days. This however is fantastic value for money, There are so many shades to choose from I will be getting a lighter colour for winter months.

Awesome - 29-11-2018 by

good shade variety and excellent formula. can oxidize a little bit tho

Nice - 29-11-2018 by

This is a nice foundation, it is an excellent price. I wound prefer a lighter shade for I am one shade darker then snow. All up I would recommend this to other to try for themselves.

Nice - 29-11-2018 by

Really easy to blend and covers well

Okay - 26-11-2018 by

For the price these foundations are good, especially used over the silicon primer, but tricky to get the colour correct. I had to buy a few to get it right.

Good for the Price - 26-11-2018 by

My skin is combination so really oily on my T-zone and dry on my cheeks. I’m still very new to buying types of foundations for myself as I’ve literally been living off samples. I decided to give this one a go since I was curious to see how good such an affordable foundation would be. I really wished I got 1 shade darker however I still really enjoyed the formula with and without their primer. It made my skin still feel like it could breathe, it was very unnoticeable by friends and family that I was wearing foundation and it made my skin looked naturally airbrushed. It doesn’t cover all my dark spots left from my pimples on my cheek area but it does do a great job at making my skin look much more smooth.

Amazed!! - 26-11-2018 by

Cannot believe how good this product is for this price. I have been spending so much more then this & havnt been as happy. Light weight but covers so well, blends in amazing, no cake look when going a bit thicker for night.
My new foundation for sure.

Great - 26-11-2018 by

I have very oily, light skin. The coverage is good and it blends reasonably easily. It wears pretty well. My winter shade is 1.1N, it doesn't oxidise on me (most foundations do). It isn't a matte finish, but it looks nice and natural. Worth a try at this price, I prefer it to some $50 foundations I have tried.

Good product for that price - 23-11-2018 by

While my dry skin didn’t really love this foundation I did love the huge range of colours, I actually found one that matched my fair neautral skin tone which I NEVER do, I liked the coverage, probably medium to full and for the price I’d recommend if you have normal or oily combo skin.

Full coverage - 20-11-2018 by

Love the consistency, full coverage but not too thick. I probably could have gone a shade lighter but that was on me for not checking real life swatches online! great for yellow and olive undertones!

My go to, even after trying many expensive ones - 19-11-2018 by

I have a draw full of expensive foundations, but I always come back to The Ordinary. I have scarred skin from acne and need a full coverage, and this does the trick. I have very dry skin which is well hydrated with various creams/serums, but even then a lot of full coverage foundations will cling to any tiny dry spot and make it a lot worse, or even worse they make me break out. This one doesnt, it goes on very nicely and lasts quite well throughout the day (office job). I have tried almost every full coverage foundation at popular makeup stores, but this is the one I will keep buying.

I bought 2 extra bottles for stocking as I use it for every day wear - 16-11-2018 by

I use it every day for work - holds up well with medium coverage and dewy finish. Can't complain about the price of it as well.

Very oily foundation - 13-11-2018 by

I love The Ordinary products but I found this foundation to be awful. It's very oily, and on oily skin, it literally just slides away (even with a good primer). I really wanted this to work & tried so many different combinations, but in the end, I threw it away because it wasn't salvageable. It might be ok if you have very dry skin. The only positive thing was the colour range; the colour I picked was a perfect match to my skin.

Good but not great - 13-11-2018 by

I have oily skin so for any foundation i use i cover it in a powder. This foundation on its own doesn't provide a smooth coverage, but coupled with my Estee Lauder double wear powder it does the job for a work day. For the price its a good everyday foundation if you don't need it to last into the night. If I have something on in the evenings I will wear my better coverage foundations. I am re-purchasing, mostly because the colour is a good match to my skin and the price is good and it lasts ages. Just don't expect it to last if you have oily skin or exercise during the day.

Good but broke me out - 12-11-2018 by

This product is a lovely match for my skin tone and reminds me a lot of the Nars sheer glow in the way it looks on my skin (matte but glowy). Coverage is also impressive for such a liquidy product. Unfortunately, I can't use it because it gives me big pimples. I also found it didn't wear very well throughout the day.

Buildable - 12-11-2018 by

A good buildable daytime foundation with light SPF

A Must have in all make up bags! - 12-11-2018 by

I was recommended this to me by a colleague, I was initially skeptical given the price. I previously used Nars or Stilla for my everyday use at work costing me lots!

This foundation is easily one of the best, the coverage is amazing and lasts all day (with a setting spray of course!). I have combination skin and when its "that time of the month" I break out. This foundation wasn't too heavy for my time of break outs and can be made matte with a good powder or that dewy look with setting spray. Defiantly a must have in your make up bag :)

Great product! - 09-11-2018 by

This is a lovely product and gives a good coverage. Using the primer makes it even better. Once I figured out my shade, I was hooked. I will definitely keep using.

Affordable gem - 08-11-2018 by

I was pleasantly surprised by this foundation! I love so many of TO skincare products, but a foundation at this price point I was intrigued but skeptical. I have normal to dry skin and have a bit of redness in my cheeks. This covers it beautifully without being thick and cakey. It is buildable too so you can add a little extra coverage to the areas that may need it. It lasts all day too and hasn't caused any skin irritation or break outs. I actually get the best results when I mix this with the serum foundation. It gives a really beautiful, healthy glow. Even buying both foundations is crazy cheap compared to other brands! Both cream and powder products layer well on top. I highly recommend for an every day foundation!

Not a lasting foundation - 06-11-2018 by

Im 42, with dry/combination skin. This products applies like a dream. Dewy/Satin finish that gives a lovely glow. But result unfortunately, doesn't last.
On the dry areas it was very cakey, and showed every wrinkle under my eye. If it stayed the way it applied it would be perfect! But, alas, no such luck.
Good range of colours, and probably great for younger, normal skinned, but not for anyone rockin a few smile lines here n there or larger pores on nose. I hope they can improve as the colour was perfect as well as initial application-it just didn't last.

Good coverage - 02-11-2018 by

A little of this product goes a long way and is buildable. Colour match and price mean it’s a regular purchase for me. Even better with primer underneath.

Bit too much for my skin - 30-10-2018 by

I found this one to be quite thick on my skin even when using a tiny bit. My personal opinion is that the serum is nice.
In saying that, if I found the right colour match and depending what coverage you were after, this is definitely a good buy!
The value for money with The Ordinary products is awesome and you can't fault their products. This one just wasn't for my skin.

Good value for money - 30-10-2018 by

Skin type: moderately oily with freckles and ache scaring.
Found a little of this product goes a long way. Great coverage and evened out my skin tone a lot. Found it wasn’t too heavy on the skin.

New fav foundation! - 29-10-2018 by

I love this product. It provides good coverage and is a good base if you want to build on it. The colour suits my skin tone well and is smooth when applied. It isn't thick or oily and blends very easily. I was pleasantly surprised and prefer this product over more expensive foundations I've used in the past.

value - 23-10-2018 by

This foundation is great! I have just ordered this for the second time in a darker shade as my tanning foundation had just run out and I loved the ordinary coverage foundation in my shade so much! It's a good weight and doesn't feel heavy on the skin, it hasn't caused me to break out anymore than I usually do and I'm really sensitive to stuff like that, the only downside is that it can be hard to know what your shade is and it's always sold out! But that's what the find my shade is for I guess!
Love this foundation, will definitely be repurchasing.

Overrated? - 22-10-2018 by

Probably not the beat I’ve used. Didn’t live up to the reviews given. But was worth a try.

Bang for your buck - 22-10-2018 by

I have yellow/olive undertones and combination skin. Even though this is a coverage foundation, it’s not cakey and sheer enough for your freckles to show through. Love this as an every day foundation!

Very good foundation. Excellent price. - 18-10-2018 by

Dollar for dollar, this is as good as it gets! Colour, coverage and wear are all good. No fragrance, no problems on my sensitive skin. Did I mention the price? 7/10.

The best I've tried - 18-10-2018 by

I have a love hate relationship with foundations. .. until now. This one is for me!!
Goes on smoothly, covers the imperfections, balances out the discoloration and is light as a feather.
It has not melted in the heat like some have done and is great as I have dry-normal skin. I wouldn't think it suitable for oily skin.
Love love love it.

This is my go-to everyday foundation - 16-10-2018 by

I adore this foundation, easy to apply, perfect shade, and easy spreadability. It is not full coverage, but I like that for an every day foundation. Have repurchased several times and always recommend it to friends. I have sensitive, slightly dry skin, and this never irritates and sits nicely.

Not bad for the price - 15-10-2018 by

Had only heard really good things about this product and have been keen to try for some time.

Coverage was pretty good. Application starts off quite fluid then sets well almost giving a soft powdery finish,

My skin is quite oily and found after a few hours my skin looked really greasy and shiny. Not really suited to this skin type.

On a side note, my sister-in-law gave it a go and the colour match was spot on perfect. She was going home to buy the product until her skin broke out in red bumps in the places it was applied,with the reaction lasting several days. Her skin isn't normally sensitive to any products so this was a bit of a concern.

Ordinary Makeup from an Extraordinary Skincare brand - 11-10-2018 by

Wasn't a huge fan, and won't be repurchasing. I have semi-sensitive skin and unfortunately this formula triggered something in my skin which caused my to break-out. I think it possibly had too many silicones because I've had bad reactions to other foundations with similar ingredients - such as NARS Sheer Glow. This was pretty disappointing as I've tried the Ordinary's skincare products and been really impressed! I just think their make-up isn't quite there yet.

I found it to have medium coverage, which is fine, however the product clung to any dry patch it could find, and I don't even have particularly dry skin. It also settled into any fine line it could find, which emphasised any creasing near my eyes or mouth. Using either my beauty blender or my fingers to apply didn't seem to make a difference. Maybe with the right primer it would be better, but I try to avoid using primer on a daily basis as I find most of them break me out.

On the upside, I'm still giving it 2 stars instead of 1 because although the formula didn't work for me, it's got a great range of shades for people with very fair skin. I bought the 2 lightest shades, and have to admit - I'm quite pale. Often the lightest shades in other foundation brands run too dark for my skin. The lightest shades in this foundation are very light, and don't have that off-putting pinky undertone, which I liked.

Love! - 11-10-2018 by

Love this foundation! Light weight, yet buildable coverage. Stays in place all day & a beautiful natural finish.

Great - 10-10-2018 by

I very like this product so easy to apply and blends very well. It feels light on the skin and lasts, great value for the price. Well definitely be ordering it again.

medium coverage looks good on the skin good undertones - 05-10-2018 by

i have bad acne so for me it is a light to buildable medium coverage. i love the satin/demi matte finish and looks great on my skin. the range of light shades is good and especially the yellow undertone, but there could be a much better and more variety of deep to deep dark shades.

medium coverage looks good on the skin good undertones - 05-10-2018 by

i have bad acne so for me it is a light to buildable medium coverage. i love the satin/demi matte finish and looks great on my skin. the range of light shades is good and especially the yellow undertone, but there could be a much better and more variety of deep to deep dark shades.

Good coverage, love the price - 02-10-2018 by

I wasn't sure about the Coverage Foundation as I have dry skin, but it's actually really good. It didn't cling to any dry/flaky bits, and looks natural even though though it's a medium-ish coverage. I have a lot of red patches on my cheeks and jaw so chose a yellow toned foundation (1.2y) , and it worked perfectly to counteract the red.

full coverage, great colour selection, cheap!! - 02-10-2018 by

This full coverage foundation wears well on my normal to dry skin, I like it for the huge colour selection and super cheap price point, I have bottles of this stuff to mix and match to my tan. I would definitely recommend to a friend, and dont intend on switching to anything else

My go to! - 26-09-2018 by

Love love love! It's cheap, lasts all day at work, the perfect coverage (between medium and full) and one of the few foundations that actually matches my face.

SO. GOOD. - 25-09-2018 by

I’ll just put it plain and simple, I will never buy another foundation again. This one suits me better than any other foundation I’ve ever used (and I’m talking products that cost $70 and upwards).

Note: I have oily skin and after a few times wearing this, it seemed to balance my skin out. Somehow, making my skin not produce so much oil. Bonus!

its pretty good for the price - 24-09-2018 by

this doesn't enhance texture in my skin which I like

Broke me out - 13-09-2018 by

It is soooo cheap which is fantastic, but if you care about your skin please look into the ingredients more closely. I broke out every time I used this so it is a no from me

Check whether or not the ingredients listed in your next foundation/primer purchases are comedogenic or not.

Try it! - 11-09-2018 by

I recently got this foundation I wanted to try it because price wise it was likeable. The foundation is gorgeous. For $12.95 it’s a great colour goes on easy and is a nice coverage. Does need touching up. But for $12.95 who cares! It’s great.

GREAT FOUNDATION - 10-09-2018 by

I have mature, combo skin still prone to outbreaks. This gives low medium coverage which you can build. All without the cake face look! It doesn’t break me out or settle into lines. I can mix it with higher coverage foundations to sheer them out a bit with success. It is my go to foundation now for every day wear!

FULL COVERAGE - 10-09-2018 by

This foundation was unfortunately too full coverage for my liking, it had that “cake face” look to it :-(
But if you want full coverage, I’d recommend trying it out, it did cover up all my “imperfections” :-)

Amazing! - 09-09-2018 by

I thought this was amazing! I loved that it mattified my face and it didn't get oily. I love it for its price and its high coverage! Will definitely repurchase!

Disappointed - 06-09-2018 by

I bought this hoping it would be a cheap amazing foundation... unfortunately I was disappointed. After a few hours of wear time it was so patchy I always prime and set with powder so I'm not sure what happened but it was disappointing, lucky it was cheap!

Would recommend! - 06-09-2018 by

I have been using this foundation for a few months now. Although the bottle looks small, it has lasted me such a long time, I am very happy with it! It has not caused many breakouts to my face as it is a thin base and it can last a whole night out - would definitely recommend :)

nice - 05-09-2018 by

a good medium/full coverage. i definitely think this would work better for oily/normal skin, because it tends to stick to dry patches on me. when my skin is more moisturized definitely works a lot better.

Great Product! - 05-09-2018 by

I have been using this for a few weeks now. It is easy to apply and build and lasts most of the day. It has a nice soft feel on the skin too. It has some good nourishment it and sunscreen also. I do find that you need a powder to set it and in the oily parts of the skin it tends to wear a little. For the price however, this is an amazing product!

Too opaque and matte for me - 04-09-2018 by

Not my preferred type of coverage- very matte and heavy, while I prefer a natural look

Best with a primer and if you don't have flaky skin - 04-09-2018 by

I have combination skin and bought the shade 2.0YG. I'd say the colour is suitable for a MAC NC25, any higher and you will look ghostly. On my bad skin days, this foundation tends to highlight my dryer patches, and looks a little crusty. It also does not look the best over whiteheads and acne. However, when I use primer and I'm well moisturised, it looks flawless! Good everyday, medium-coverage foundation. Lasts well throughout the day, unless you have active pimples because it tends to fade there first.

Good Product for the Price - 04-09-2018 by

I purchased this as i was looking for an everyday light foundation to wear to work. I like the initial application and feel of the foundation. Doesn't have the staying power of some of my other foundations but i do still like to wear this one to give my skin a break from the heavier varieties.

Not super great for oily skin types, but worth a go! - 04-09-2018 by

I have oily skin and found that this foundation makes me look super shining after about 3-4 hours of application and then I have to touch up 1-2 times with powder, despite moisturising and applying a primer. It also tends to cling to dry spots which I'm really not a fan of. It's about a medium coverage, you could apply more layers but I think it would feel too heavy on the skin. I definitely prefer the serum foundation. It's a worth a shot considering the price tag!

Great mid week foundation! - 03-09-2018 by

Good coverage but I find it can be a little too dry on my skin and tends to separate despite trying different primers. Still great for mid week at work though!

Great product for the price - 24-08-2018 by

I recently purchased this product and I find the coverage really good. This product is not as long wearing as others on the market but for the price it is really good. I think this is a great foundation to use whilst at work and save your more expensive products for the weekend.

Has Some Flaws but Works for Everyday Medium Coverage - 20-08-2018 by

First time use was a disaster; it indeed clings to every patch of dry/congested skin (used with nyx mineral veil), falling off my face and creasing by hour 4, made me want to remove my makeup on the spot in public.

Second time was better; no primer and less product, still clung to dry skin and wore off in 5 hours, didn't transfer however. Half a pump to one pump is all you need before things start to collect/settle.

Third time lucky; after doing a full peel and cleanse, properly moisturising and prepping my skin (no primer), and blending in with fingers and using light powder, the product looked great for upwards of 7 hours of errands (keeping up with translucent powder touch ups).

Overall; good foundation for moisturised/clean skin, oxidised slightly (to my perfect shade luckily), wears off and gets oily without a primer (yet to find one that really goes with the foundation), does not transfer once set.

As good as you would expect from this company - 20-08-2018 by

Literally can't fault the ordinary. I usually wear the Kat Von D lock it foundation but was sick of finishing the day with a face that looks like a cake. Medium coverage but is buildable. Really great every day foundation if you want something a bit lighter.

So much better than expected! - 20-08-2018 by

The value is extraordinary! Wonderful product and one of the few foundations that carries my shade, the Silver undertones are perfect and the coverage is excellent and buildable.

For the price it's amazing - 17-08-2018 by

The price point is a big winner but the foundation itself is also very good. It leaves your skin looking really dewy and fresh. The coverage isn't as heavy as I like but it does even out my skin tone and I look natural wearing it so maybe that's not a bad thing.

Disappointing - 17-08-2018 by

I was really looking forward to trying this given the price and after reading some of the reviews. I have combination skin but this just didn’t work. I’ve tried it over two different primers and had to remove it immediately both times because it clung to every dry bit of skin on my face and was just horrible.

great foundation! - 16-08-2018 by

lovely foundation for such a small price

Same product-entirely different consistency in different shades. - 16-08-2018 by

The first time I bought this foundation it was in the Very Fair Neutral with Silver colour. It was ok, not terrible. A little yellow for my skin though.

So, I purchased the Very Fair with Pink. For the same foundation, albeit in a different colour, it's an entirely different beast. It cracks, slides and makes me look about 400 years' older. It's horrid. The only positive it has is that it's almost the correct colour.

I tried the foundation of a variety of primers, including The Ordinary's. Failure.

I am entirely bamboozled as to how two foundations purporting to be the same formula can be so entirely different. It's incredible. I wouldn't recommend this foundation unless you could either return it and get your money back or if you could experience it in person for a few days to see if you liked it.

Great affordable foundation - 15-08-2018 by

I had been using the serum foundation and also wanted something with a bit more coverage. This is really great for the price. It doesn’t quite have the staying power of EL double wear, but is a good alternative for everyday use. I now alternate between the coverage and serum foundation in 1.1N. Really good colour match for my fair skin which is another huge plus

Fantastic value for money! - 14-08-2018 by

This foundation is perfect! It is comparable to high end foundation and provides natural looking full coverage. I am very happy with this purchase.

Well worth the wait! - 13-08-2018 by

I've been wanting to try this foundation (and the serum one) for the longest time but my shade 2.0YG was out of stock. I'm glad I put my name down on the waitlist and jumped right into ordering the day it was available.

First up - my experience with Adore Beauty:
I've never purchased foundation online before prior to testing them out in store. Colour matching is a huge concern for me and I wasn't confident about using the shade finder on the site but decided to give it a go and could not be happier when the shade matched my skin perfectly!
The foundation arrived leaking inside the box. Adore Beauty apologised and were super quick in replacing the foundation for me. Turns out the bottle cap had cracked causing the leak that probably occured during manufacturing and not due to negligence in packing and delivery from Adore Beauty as my package was well received otherwise. Props to the team for a seamless after-sales experience.

Now on to the foundation...I really love this! I'd say it's more a medium coverage on my combination skin type, but I'm alright with that for daily wear. It's enough to cover my blemishes without looking cakey or too made up. I love the texture (it's very fluid and goes on light) and apply using a Beauty Blender (I should try using my fingers to compare). It doesn't have SPF and most of my other foundations do, so I just add a step of putting on SPF moisturiser prior to application.

I haven't noticed it settling in my fine lines or transferring off my face throughout the day. It may be a different story come Spring/ Summer but at this point, I'm thinking I'll repurchase this for the price point, the colour match, the finish on my skin, the awesome packaging and if another better foundation doesn't come along.

Great - 13-08-2018 by

I was using NARS Sheer Glow but thought I'd give this a try as I really liked the retinol and other skin care (and the price is $50 cheaper than NARS). I was sceptical about the quality but I've now been using it for almost a year and it's great. The coverage has the same natural finish as Sheer Glow and is buildable but not "cakey" - important when you're 50+. In fact, I recently received samples of the new NARS foundation and it wasn't as good as The Ordinary. Surprising. I take a star off for the packaging - plastic : (

Good coverage - 09-08-2018 by

This foundation has great coverage. I found it easy to blend with my regular foundation brush and builable. The only downside is that it can make my forehead a bit oily & it ends up transferring. Its a great every day foundation.

great color range- I found extra light - 08-08-2018 by

I always buy the fairest color in a range as I am fair with freckles but they sometimes aren't fair enough during in winter.
I use their colours to mix with to make them lighter.
The coverage is ok but not for acne as oils make it slip.The day I use rosehip oil under it slips most- by lunch.

It is great for building and adding powder at the end of make-up regime will reduce the slipping

Wow! - 08-08-2018 by

Wow! Amazing foundation for the price! I have quite oily skin, and this has really stood up & last well through the day. I used the shade selector, and it was spot on. My new everyday wear foundation

Wonderful - 08-08-2018 by

Lovely foundation , better to use with a beauty blender lasts all day .

Best foundation - 06-08-2018 by

This is an amazing foundation. Colour matches perfectly and good coverage that lasts all day. Not cakey or heavy, but not too sheer either. Very happy.

Great buy! Feels more expensive - 06-08-2018 by

Love this foundation! I was a bit hesitant as it was only $12. I tend to think that the more expensive something is the better it will be. Stupid I know! But this is great! Goes on smoothly, lasts all day with a little bit of powder on my T-zone. Has a slightly dewy look but wont slide off by the end of the day like most of those dewy foundations do on me. I have rosacea and very sensitive skin that breaks out immediately if the product doesn't suit me so always find it hard to commit to new products but this is great! I couldn't recommend more. Give it a go its only $12 and the "find my colour match" is a godsend! great idea adore beauty :)

Better than I expected - 03-08-2018 by

I usually use Estée Lauder double wear or Too Faced born this way, this feels very thin going on compared to my usual foundations but it is surprisingly pigmented so still gives good coverage. I apply with my fingers as I find when applied with a sponge I don’t get any coverage. I have oily skin so by the afternoon I have oily patches but not bad. Overall for the price it is a good foundation.

Good, not great. - 03-08-2018 by

The price makes it worth it. I found it didn't last as long through the day compared to The Ordinary Serum Foundation, and it caked a teeny tiny bit in my T-zone. I'd say the coverage is medium at best. It's probably buildable but I only wear this to work so I'm not really aiming for flawless. I don't think I'd recommend this for oily or combination skin as it never really set down to a nice finish (even with primer, powder and setting spray), it just stayed shiny/dewy all day and even a light touch of my face transferred some foundation onto my hand. On the other hand, I find the Serum Foundation definitely sits better on my skin and doesn't transfer as easily. The Coverage Foundation settles into fine lines a bit, but Serum doesn't (on my skin).
All in all, definitely a medium coverage option for people with normal to dry skin.

Amazing!!! - 31-07-2018 by

I absolutely love this foundation. The coverage is perfect and with the huge shade range I was able to match my skin tone perfectly. When I have this on it does not even feel like I have anything on. 100% will buy this again!!!!

Natural, lightweight foundation - 31-07-2018 by

I'm not a fan of foundation because it's always looked and felt so fake on my very light skin. This foundation is different though - it looks and feels really natural! The coverage is really light (my freckles show through) and I really like that it doesn't make my skin look flawless. It's not oily and lasts all day. I applied it with a make up sponge and it goes on even better over The Ordinary Primer. I love it.

Not too shabby. - 20-07-2018 by

I loathe buying foundation because I am pale and there's not many foundations around that suit- most having either the wrong undertone or texture.
I purchased this one in Very Fair, Neutral with Silver.

It's not terrible- the texture seems fine over top of my sunscreens and whatnot- and it hasn't made me look 30 years older. I applied with fingers, smeared it over my face with a sponge and set with Guerlain powder. It hasn't creased, pilled up or accentuated anything imperceptible fine lines or what have you.

It's just that it's not neutral- it's still leaning toward a yellow undertone. I can use this as my skin is neutral, but it's not my preference. I have ordered the Very Fair, Pink foundation to see if that's any different.

For the price of the foundation, it's quite reasonable. I have no idea what it will be like in summer- probably a disaster- but for the moment, I'm happy with it. It does the trick.

Great for the price - 18-07-2018 by

I wore this foundation for the first time today. It’s cheaper then even most drug store brands so I was pretty hesitant but I must say the formula is really nice. I would question coverage it’s more of a light foundation. But I do normally get quite an oily t zone but not with this which is awesome. Great day to day foundation for those that don’t like the feel of heavy makeup

Loved it!!!!! - 13-07-2018 by

So happy with the coverage and the overall feel of this product. Its perfect for my combination skin!

Nice product - 13-07-2018 by

Works well on dry and combination skin. It is still pretty sheer though. So a few layers may be needed

Nice product - 13-07-2018 by

I have dry/combination skin and this worked a treat. It didn’t dry me out or make me oily. However there wasn’t much coverage, even after I tried to do more than 2 layers :(

Not as good as the hype - 12-07-2018 by

it's said to be a full coverage but for me it's more light coverage it didnt cover up my spots at all but it did cover light scars. I wouldn't recommend if you are looking for a foundation that covers acne but if you have just a few light blemishes it works well. I'd say this is more of just a skin tint than a full coverage foundation.

I love this foundation - 11-07-2018 by

I love this foundation. It has such a wonderful consistency and feels so light on the skin with amazing coverage. Only problem is I haven't been able to find the perfect shade yet

Amazing! - 10-07-2018 by

I purchased this in the shade light medium and it is such a great match to my skin. I love this because it is a really great foundation with incredible coverage at such a great price. It works so well on my sensitive skin and doesn't break me out at all. It also has incredible staying power-it lasts all day. I highly recommend this foundation especially at such a great price!

Lightweight with great coverage. - 09-07-2018 by

I absolutely love this foundation! It is so lightweight but covers so well. My skin has redness and acne scarring yet this foundation covers the redness completely and the 'blur' effect really helps detract from the deeper scars. I have combination skin in that is is dry but by end of the day my foundation becomes oily and mottled. This does not happen with this foundation! I have a lovely radiant complexion without looking oily! It is very hydrating and you can apply with fingers so it is quick to put on and is not streaky or need much blending. Could not love this foundation anymore! It may not be suitable for those with oily skin but otherwise I highly recommend it. I use in combination with The Ordinary Primer.

Must try - 09-07-2018 by

Everyone should try this foundation at least once, due to the price point and the excellent shade range which caters for warm, cool and neutral undertones in each shade. I'm pale and get excited when the lightest shade isn't too dark for me! The foundation is high coverage and has a nice satin finish. This can also be sheered out with a lighter coverage foundation. Not a huge amount in the bottle, but this is a win for me overall.

Worth the risk! - 08-07-2018 by

I say risk because it's always tricky purchasing something you can't see, touch, smell or colourmatch because it's only available online.

I was skeptical because of the small price tag but this is a night time or event fave of mine. Feels like there is nothing on your skin. Great coverage, satin matte finish. Love love love.

I'm a bit lighter than a Mac Nc30 in Studio Fix but Nc25 is the wrong undertone. I'm definitely yellow undertone and I find NC25 is more neutral on me? I bought two shades and mixed them and it was still only half the price of a Mac foundation. I bought 1.2y and 2.1y. I needed one inbetween them both but mixed, they were perfect.

I also mix a little of this with the serum foundation if I want it to be a little more dewy.

Dewy Perfection - 04-07-2018 by

If you're looking for a gleaming, dewy finish then this foundation is the best. I find it works just as great when my skin is dry as when it's sensitive and more oily. It's coverage is definitely buildable and one can wear this foundation more sparsely or easily create a heavier look that is still natural. The only negative is that, like a lot of foundations, it does tend to coalesce in certain areas and can look a little patchy as the day wears on.

FAVE FOUNDATION - 04-07-2018 by

One of my favorite foundations of all time has beautiful medium- buildable coverage,very gentle on skin and doesn't cause breakouts (I have very sensitive skin) the only thing I would say is it needs to be set with powder to ensure it stays all day, but definitely would recommend this foundation especially for the amazing price!

Great colour, smooth no fuss formulation for an even, medium coverage. - 03-07-2018 by

I purchased this foundation in the shade 2.0N Light Medium - Neutral. I have redness and sensitivity concerns however this foundation covers up and evens out my complexion perfectly. It is easy to apply with fingers which I like for every day, this helps me get out the door quicker. I have combination skin which is dehydrated in these winter months and this foundation stayed on my face and kept my skin comfortable all day. Amazing value for the price.

SO GOOD - 03-07-2018 by

This is a fantastic foundation and is a very affordable price. I appreciate the shade range offerred. I would say this is a medium coverage foundation. It works well with dry skin and has a dewy finish.

Oily - 02-07-2018 by

I get really oilt after a few hrs, but looks good until then

Bang for the buck - 30-06-2018 by

This foundation has great shade range, great coverage and is affordable! Perfect for everyday and I reckon this can suit all skin types!

Oily Skin Gals Stay Away - 29-06-2018 by

I'm quite oily, but this foundation just wipes off after an hour or so. I ended up with it all over my papers at work, and by the end of the day, it was like I didn't even sit down and apply in the morning (even with powder on top). Probably a good foundation for the dryer skin types, as it felt very hydrating, but applied full coverage to begin with (despite it not lasting for me).

Good full coverage - 28-06-2018 by

I was really happy with how easy this was to apply and how buildable it was. And for the price it is great as an every day foundation for me. I do have oily skin though so have to go over it with a powder. The colour matching was spot on for me when compared to my Estee Lauder Double Wear

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