The Ordinary Coverage Foundation 30ml
4.3 of 356 reviews
4 instalments of $3.23
4 instalments of $3.23
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4.3 of 356 reviews
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greatso affordable, I got 1.1N and the colour match was perfect. blends in well, builable
for the price, a great product
not the bestyou get what you pay for. this just didnt work for me, bottle felt and looked super cheap, and the colours were way off for me. felt thick looked cakey and didnt sit nicely on my skin. mum also hated it and we have opposite skin. im oily acne sensitive with redness and shes dry with redness and worked for neither of us
Best Budget FoundationThis has to be the best budget foundation out there. Great coverage, doesn’t break me out and mixes well with liquid illuminates and products to sheer it out!
Great value!Great coverage. The colour match system that adore offer works very well. I simply added my past foundations details in and got the right shade. Such a great product and great value for money!
Light FoundationAfter using the beauty range, unfortunately I don't think the foundation compares. It is lightweight but I am finding that I don't really use it as it doesn't add much to my face.
Good for the priceSatin finish, medium coverage. Tends to cake up around my nose at the end of the day. No close colour match for NC35 in my experience, so buy two to mix.
Great Product!I normally used the Serum foundation by the Ordinary and decided to try the coverage. I love it, the price is amazing and defiantly has better coverage than the serum. Highly Recommend :)
Very good coverage and light weightI love it, very cheap but good result. The coverage is very good, and never dry out. It matches my skin color and very light weight. I recommend it.
Yes, yes, yes!Great foundation! Exactly what I was hoping for. Huge product pay off. Very pigmented, so a little goes a long way. Very light on the skin with a lovely velvet finish (I am a dryer/normal skin type). Looks dewy, but isn't wet so I don't feel like it's just going to wipe off my skin. The colour seems light at first, but oxidises. Very happy with this foundation. Will purchase again. And I don't feel guilty with a price like this!
DisappointedI found this product very disappointing, I had high hopes for this foundation as I love the skin care.
A foundation is meant to be like a second skin this foundation separates making my skin look old, dry and flaking. It is not long lasting and when touching up it smears what's already on my face not melting smoothly onto the skin and I have to rewash my face. I did try and use it with different primers and moisturisers to see if it was any better and yet sadly no. Now I have two bottles of this, one unopened and the other only used a few times now collecting dust in my bathroom cupboard.
Awesome Cheap FoundationI absolutely love this foundation! The shade range is amazing, it works really well with oily skin, I would say that I would use this foundation for work over my other foundations, it is cheap and good, so I don't feel bad using it for just work, I can easily buy more from Adore :)
well pricedI tried this the other day and liked it. The colour match was great and the coverage is really good not to mention the price. The only thing i don't like about the it is that it made my skin look really oily so i had to use some translucent powder.
Omg!This foundation is FANTASTIC. I absolutely love it! I did a lot of physical activity and the foundation stayed put! It doesn't feel heavy, and goes on and spreads so evenly!
Definitely my new favorite foundation!
PerfectionI started using the ordinary serums two months ago and loved the change in my skin. My usual foundation started sitting funny though and so I thought it would make sense the the ordinary foundation would work with the skin care. It absolutely does and it sits so light with full coverage and wears incredibly well. I used the colour match tool and it got my colour perfectly. Will only be wearing this now.
Good for priceGood product for the price, very thin foundation and hard to choose correct colour.
Best foundation everI have very sensitive skin and this is the only makeup that has not irritated my skin and the price is perfect
Not the best but good for the priceI purchased this after falling in love with the serum version.
I got the same colour as I did with the serum but the full coverage colour is a little different and doesn't match my skin as well. I cant seem to build up a very good coverage with it, it's hardly full coverage for me. Wont be repurchasing.
Wonderful!This foundation it fantastic! A little go's a long way and blends in effortlessly. The coverage is perfect and is long lasting, a fantastic price for a top quality product.
LoveI love the ordinary. Everything they make is great
LoveAlmost like a tinted moisturiser but with slightly more coverage. Lovely dewy finish, looks and feels likes skin. My every day foundation for over a year!
Not overly ImpressedI have very oily skin and this product does not work for me. Leaves me oily and shiny not long after application. I guess it's a buildable coverage foundation but still found it quite thin and would need lots of layers for my desired finish. Also not the best colour that was recommended based on the colour finder tool.
MixerLooks like real skin and doesn't look cakey or dry. Might be a little bit slippy for oily skin, but I like it for combo skin. The shades are a bit finnicky to match online, but you can buy a couple and mix if it really comes down to it
Definitely full coverageMost definitely full coverage, a bit too much for me though. I preferred the serum foundation to this in terms of weight but if you're after an inexpensive full coverage foundation that blends well and lasts all day then give this a shot.
I couldn't find the right shade for myself but being so cheap, I was able to purchase multiple and mix together to match my skin.
Love it.Excellent every day foundation.
Goes on very easily with my favourite brush and you need hardly any product to cover your whole face.
I will be re-purchasing in a lighter colour as the one I first purchased is a little too dark.
GoodI like this better than the serum foundation. Not cakey and feels nice on skin
Worth the try!Great for oily skin. not sticky and lasts longer. The shade suits well for my skin tone too!
Light everyday foundation, bit oily for meI found this foundation really thin which I liked and provides pretty good coverage, almost like a really thin (slightly runny) tinted moisturizer.
However, for me it was a bit greasy. I found a little while after applying, I had a sheen across my t-zone.
I don't normally wear liquid foundation on a daily basis, I use a loose mineral powder and wanted to try a liquid foundation that wouldn't feel thick.
I like the texture of this, I didn't feel like I was wearing foundation, but I didn't feel like it sat well and was concerned it would easily rub off.
I haven't continued to use it and won't be re-purchasing but mainly because I'm not a fan of liquid foundation for daily wear in general.
For the price, it was worth a shot!
lovely dewy finish and not cakeyI have very dry skin and this doesn't leave a dry, cakey look even though it is full coverage. It still leaves a lovely dewy, natural look all day. Such amazing value! I like this equally as much as my double wear foundation.
Great coverage for a great priceCan’t fault this foundation given the reasonable price tag! Coverage is medium I’d say, stays well with a primer underneath. Colour range is good for fairer complexions, I always find it difficult to find foundation in a fair enough shade with pink undertones without being too pale. On to my second bottle already, plus the price point means you can purchase more than one shade I.e. a winter and summer shade. Definitely become a staple in my makeup bag!
Good BaseFor this price you can't go wrong. Great base foundation
Great everyday foundationLove this! Builds to a medium coverage, sinks into the skin beautifully without ever looking Cakey. Great for everyday and I’d recommend for all skin types
Great improvementI used as instructed and I must say I have seen an improvement for wrinkles,depuffing and dark circles
For the price point, reasonable coverage for scarred skin.For reference, my HG foundation is the Mac Studio Fix - I was looking a cheaper, slightly 'lighter' option (but still full coverage as I have a fair bit of scarring from acne). I found this works best when applied and buffed in with a brush. I do set this powder after, as I have very oily skin, but I do think it wears well, and doesn't oxidise. There is transfer as the day goes on, but again, given the price, I think it's still a good foundation if you need coverage.
Great productThis is a really nice foundation it’s light and feels lovely on skin looks natural yet has great coverage
Excellent value and product
Buy this if you know what’s good for you$12.90!?! Are you kidding me!?!
I usually buy Mac foundation but am currently trying to save money.
Not only is 1.2P a perfect match to mac NW20, I use so much less of it!!
The product is great and I believe you should all stock up because it’s selling fast!
Mum loves itOriginally bought for myself but the shade I bought was a tad dark so gave it to my mum. She loves it! She has been usint it now for over a year and buys multiple at a time. She said it doesn’t go cakey and really easy to blend. Her skin is quite red and dry
LoveeeThis is such a great every day foundation! It's not too heavy but provides great coverage. The only negative is that it has to be set really well because it does not have great longevity, especially on oily skin. Highly recommend this foundation for day to day wear though!!
Good, but not great for dry skinThe foundation is light and a little can go a long way. I use a sponge to apply the foundation as I the finish better. The foundation is matte through and it tends to look a little dry and cakey on some areas of my face. I feel like it would be pretty ok in summer but not a good pruduct to use during the dry winter months (for people with dry skin). The coverage is good, not amazing but it does cover my redness and some acne scarring.
Perfect dupe for glossier skin tintThis is such a good dupe for the glossier skin tint, it makes my skin look even and fresh. It is super light and my skin is pretty sensitive to foundation and this one doesn’t make me break out. Would recommend using a primer with it so it lasts longer
All day glowThis is a great medium to full coverage foundation. It sits nicely on the skin and doesn't feel thick or suffocating like some full coverage foundations. It does a great job of evening out the skin and minimising any pigmentation you want to hide, while still allowing for that not wearing any foundation, foundation look.
not good very patchyNot good. Too hard to blend for me no matter what base I use underneath by the time I get in the car and look in the mirror it's so blotchy, has dry patches just looks terrible. Makes my skin look like its peeling. Colour wise its a tad warmer than the same shade in the serum. Would 100% recommend the serum version of this though.
Not What I Was ExpectingThis foundation didn't sit well on my dry skin and built up in areas. I tried applying with a beauty blender, fingers and with a brush but I think this just doesn't suit my skin type. This isn't down to the foundation - I'm sure it works well on other skin types. Silly me also incorrectly colour matched online so thats my own fault
Fantastic every day foundationI have very oily skin and this foundation sits well on my skin. A perfect, cheap everyday foundation with loads of shades to choose from. I do use a loose powder over the top to help set it - but often have compliments on my make up!
Best money I ever spent!I used to spend $50+ on foundations. I thought I would give The Ordinary a try based on reviews, and at such a cheap price I figured I had nothing to lose. I haven’t looked back! This foundation offers the same, if not better, coverage than MAC or NARS foundations. The shade I ordered is a perfect match to my skin tone. The only issue is that it is often out of stock (due to popularity!)
Brilliant coverageI usually use the MAC foundations for my brown skin but managed to find my skin tone in The Ordinary Coverage Foundation. It goes on easy after concealer, gives good coverage and doesn't cake as much as many of the other cheaper foundations around. Definitely worth it for the price.
Hit and missI love The Ordinary products and I had very high hopes for this foundation but I just found that it didn't last long at all.
It has moderate to light coverage which meant using it alone didn't cover any of my acne scars. The only time I see myself using it is If I have clear skin without any pimples to get a bit of coverage.
Beautiful textureIt’s always a risk buying foundation online & I didn’t quite get my colour right unfortunately. Waiting for another shade to become available so I can mix them because I absolutely love the texture & coverage of this foundation. Not cakey or blotchy & feels just like a light moisturiser on my skin
Love!!Really like this foundation! Nice buildable coverage and sinks nicely into the skin
Needs restocking!Lovely everyday foundation that doesn't crease/ crack and fades gracefully. Unfortunately, my shade is almost never in stock on this site.
Great coverageGreat coverage similar to my mac for a fraction of the cost! Only issue is my colour match was a little off but happy to use it at night for a little darker coverage.
Colour was perfect, but...I love using Nars sheer glow, Revlon Color Stay foundation, MAC studio fix, etc - that provide medium-full coverage with long-lasting power. This foundation creases into fine lines crazily. I can see the cakey pigments on my skin and it does not look pretty close-up. When standing from a distance, it looks great because the colour matched me perfectly (N1.1). I would rather spend a couple of bucks more to get a decent foundation though.
Great coverage!Awesome colour match and quality, it’s just as good as the foundation I usually buy but it’s 1/4 of the cost! Will definitely buy this all the time
dewy foundationNice dewy foundation, I found the foundation can look patchy in some places, the shade i ordered is slightly too dark for my skin tho so that might be why
Surprisingly GoodI purchased this based mainly on pricing and I have been pleasantly surprised!
It's quite light on the skin and easy to apply, and doesn't oxidise which is something I have a lot of problems with. However it does not last all day but I feel it still gives me enough coverage to be acceptable for every day wear. For the price, I can't complain!
GreatDoesn’t dry skin out and doesn’t soak into all my lines and creases when set with a good powder. Great price and high coverage
CoverageThis is a high coverage foundation that looks great on my skin and lasts well for 6-8 hrs.
GorgeousSo easy to apply, gorgeous colour. My skin feels so soft wearing this & it survives a sweaty gym session. Amazing price.
Lovelythis is the perfect foundation and really easy to put on my face with the dropper
did not like at allmy skin did not like this foundation at all. i find the colours off. didnt last long at all and broke up on my skin in 2 hours. also broke out from this
CheapGreat price point, i purchased a few colours to get my perfect shade
Value for moneyGood little day to day foundation that is quite light and doesn't dry your skin out.
Like itA pretty good coverage foundation. Leaves skin super smooth and buffered looking,
Not kidding about the coverageReally full coverage, and slightly too much for me straight. I usually cut it with my moisturiser and it’s PERFECT, has a radiant and natural finish, and I love it!! BUT by itself, it can tend to look cakey if you’re even slightly heavier handed with foundation.
One of the greatest!I love The ordinary serum foundation range. I am a make up artist and I find this one is beautiful especially on maturing or dry skin. I mix this in with either a full cover foundation (like mac studio sculpt) for an extra coverage. it give a beautiful dewy finish and feels super hydrating on the skin. definatly use a power to set in areas where you crease. I personally use this one as well. So cheap for what is an amazing product.
Cheap and naturalThis product has a good price, without any harmful ingredients. However, the coverage effect is not as much as the other foundation products.
Excellent shade range and coverage for the priceThe price of this foundation and the varied shade range is amazing, and I was hoping to find my new holy grail! Unfortunately even the lightest shade (my best match) oxidized really badly on my skin throughout the day which is not a problem I usually have- the coverage was excellent though. The yellowy tone made me look a bit jaundiced! I also found even with well primed skin and set with powder, this foundation slid around on my face and didn't last all day. I think this may be better suited to those with darker skin tones than mine, or those with very dry skin. I have passed my bottle on to a friend who loves the product.
GoodCan’t complain for the price!
This is actually a really good foundation for the price. The only issue I have is that it seems to separate in oily zones after wearing all day but other than that it’s really good. Great for dry skin too, good coverage and SO CHEAP. I now use this daily for work (I usually only ever use high end foundation)
Perfect coverageLoving this foundation, perfect level of coverage without being too cakey, it lasts well if primed and set properly. For the price it's hard to beat
My go-to foundation - never disappoints!This is one foundation I always come back to - it’s just too good! Lightweight but good coverage, blends beautifully & a little goes a long way. It’s amazing, especially for the price! I always find myself reaching for it over my high end products.
I love this foundationOne of my favourite foundation. It’s very tiny bottle but a little goes a long way so you won’t need much each application anyway. I was surprised because I didn’t expect that much of coverage as it’s very cheap foundation. Very buildable and non creasy when layers. Does not break apart after hours on my oily combination skin. Just beautiful!
PerfectLove this foundation - The colour matches my skin perfectly and doesn't photograph too dark or light like some other cheaper foundations do. It is perfect for everyday wear. It is easily buildable to give great coverage. Lasts a while as not much product is needed.
Great foundation and so affordable. Works well with the serumsAbsolutely love this foundation! It's buildable and doesn't dry out on my skin.
I use a lot of The Ordinary serums and struggled to find a foundation that didn't peel off but this works well with what I use.
Great coverage!Great value!Excellent foundation great coverage but not heavy and cakey. Long wearing and doesnt clog up my pores. The price is fantastic. I wouldnt use anything else after buying it. Love it!
Comfortable, clean and cheap!This product feels very comfortable on the face. I am guessing this is supposedly 'heavier' in feel in comparison to The Ordinary Serum Foundation, but it does not feel weighty on the face at all. I feel fresh-faced when I am wearing it, and it is certainly buildable for a covered look or can be used sparingly for a fresh-faced work-ready alternative. I use it with a cushion puff to lightly blend it into my skin for an everyday look, and I doubt I will be looking elsewhere for an everyday makeup base. For the price, it is definitely a go! Seeing how expensive the 'basic' chemist brands are in Australia, I think this is something that every beauty lover needs to try as it is sooo budget-friendly.
GreatGreat coverage! A little really does go a long long way. I really like it! Worth a shot!
Value for money - medium coverageA great foundation for the price. It gives medium-to-full coverage, not the full coverage it is marketed as. It is highly pigmented however the texture is quite thin.
I have a few hyperpigmentations due to post-acne marks and it needs to be covered with a thicker, more creamy textured foundation.
It does not stay long if you do not prep your skin properly (primer, setting powder) which I don't usually do for everyday wear.
Overall, it is an awesome foundation considering the price and what it offers. Use it for everyday wear.
Best foundation at its priceThis foundation provides incredible coverage, the smallest pump goes the longest way and feels soft and lasts all day! It's better then so many of my high end foundations
AwesomeGreat coverage previously used Estée Lauder double wear but this at 1/4 price wins hands down
FANTASTICTHIS IS MY FAVORITE FOUNDATION AND I CANNOT SAY THIS ENOUGH. I am a certified makeup artist/beauty influencer on Instagram, so I have tried a WIDE range of foundations and this and the coverage
foundation hands down is the best one I have came across, and for the price range, I am stocked to the wall in this product. I love how flawless it looks on clients too. If you're interested to see how it performs, I have tones to videos and pictures on my Instagram of this product in use. @makeupbyneesha_x
Amazing!Amazing foundation! So easy to apply and spreads so nicely. Would definitely recommend!
Good coverageThis foundation is lightweight with a good medium coverage. Like other reviewers, I didn’t find it long lasting (even with TO primer and a setting spray) so wouldn’t recommend for a night out, but great for everyday wear.
Cruelty Free & CheapI bought this foundation because I’m switching to cruelty free beauty products. It’s so cheap and I love the simple packaging and matte feel of the bottle. It’s good to find cruelty free products that are well priced. As for the product itself, for the not too heavy coverage I’m after, I don’t have to use much. I like the feel of it and it has staying power. I agree with other people who have said to buy a bit lighter than you usually would, I usually buy a medium shade and I bought a light/medium shade which is a good match. I will purchase again!
Love itI thought I'd give it a bash just beccause it was so cheap and I love their skincare products. It has turned in to one of my favourite foundations. I have very dry and pale Celtic skin but was able to find a light enough match pretty easily. The liquid is very thin and watery but goes on very easily and a little goes a long way. Easy to apply with brush or beauty blender, also goes on relatively well with fingers. Much more coverage than I was expecting and has a fairly matte finish unless I wear a glowy primer under in which case it can look quite dewy. I also use it as an under eye concealer as it's one of the few products that doesn't make my skin look crepey. Would love it if TO actually made an under eye serum concealer similar to this.
Great foundationI have oily skin and was really skeptical about ordering this foundation after reading a lot of negative reviews and watching YouTube videos. However I am really glad I ordered it. I would say it is definitely medium-full coverage. It lasts really well on my skin and looks good. It is comparable to MAC studio fix foundation which is my go-to foundation, however it definitely has more coverage than MAC. The price point is great for this product. However I do find the shade range limited. I usually use NC35 or NC40 in MAC. I was matched to 2.1Y using findation but it is definitely too dark. The next shade down which is in the yellow tones is similar to NC25 so way too light. There doesn't seem to be an in-between shade for me so I may need to mix two colours together to get my perfect shade. However with such a reasonable price tag it won't break the bank to do so.
I mix with the serum base foundationI originally ordered this purely for the price, and after trying other products in the range. Unfortunately the shade was too light, and I didn’t really like the oily looking finish, so I took the opportunity to buy a darker shade in the serum based foundation, I am so glad I did! I mix the two together and absolutely love the coverage and finish. Together they work wonderfully, and are nice and gentle for acne prone/dry skin. I needed a cheaper foundation than my usual VERY expensive Nars or MAC, and I found it and even prefer the finish.
DOES NOT LAST ALL DAY.This foundation has great coverage and is so well priced!
I find it does not last for long periods so I would never for special occasions.
Its great for an everyday foundation and great value
Easy to wear everyday foundationI’m not a big fan of most liquid foundations and have always been a moisturizer + mineral powder kind of person - but I actually really enjoy using this foundation because of how light it feels. It doesn’t dry out on my skin and I’ve never had issues with oxidisation either. The range in colours is great - I’m quite pale and was able to colour match really well online. I also gifted the same foundation to my sister who is used to heavy coverage, and she likes to use it as a lighter wear option for days where she wants less coverage. My only issue is it sometimes becomes slightly oily/shiny by the end of the day, but that’s mostly due to my combination skin and oily T zone! Great value for money though and worth a try for a light and easy to wear foundation.
Full coverage, beautiful finishWas skeptical but bought this because of the price and I was pleasantly surprised. I have very textured skin but still got a dewy finish. Long lasting
New Favourite FoundationI am obsessed with the coverage and color of this foundation. All other foundations are either too peachy or orangey and the ordinary tones are SO silkly and actually nude in tone. I mix the 1.2yg and 2.0n for contouring. Such a smooth finish and never looks heavy.
LoveI have oily acne prone skin. This foundation has great coverage and isn't overly oily after a 12 hr day at work. Previously using inika liquid and find that the ordinary covers better and lasts longer.
For the price, greatI went for the very lightest shade, I find a little goes a long way and the coverage is really nice, did feel a little bit heavy on for me but still a lovely product.
My Fav FoundationLove this foundation, I have sensitive dry skin prone to rosiness, the coverage is light enough to look natural but still gives me enough coverage and doesn’t dry out or irritate my skin
Don’t think it’s for meNot amazing, quite sticky and tacky which I HATE. I don’t think the ordinary works in my favour unfortunately, I don’t love their skincare either.
APPROVED!!I used the foundation finder and I got an exact match!! This foundation is extremely affordable. Easy to blend and has a medium coverage. Great buy!
Good coverageThis is a good foundation - I love the dewy look it leaves after an hour or so. I do find it a little difficult to dertermine which colour to buy (i didn’t think I had a pink-toned skin but the yellow fair tone is previously tried wasnt quite right). This one is pretty accurate, but I might try another shade next time to compare.
Great coverageI thought I would give this a go.. it covers my face beautifully.. a little goes a long way.. feels very light weight on your face would use again
Ok for the priceI thought I would give this a go.. it covers my face beautifully.. a little goes a long way.. feels very light weight on your face would use again.. great range in shades
Beautiful foundation for the priceI used the colour match and it worked perfectly for me! Very pleased with this foundation. I have dry skin and I notice this foundation goes on quite lightly, it's not as much coverage as other foundations I've used. (Although I know others have the opposite experience!) But I'm using a lot of moisture under the foundation and the high spreadability primer as well, maybe this makes it more serum like..
For me it's very light and dewy at first (again, I'm putting a lot under it) but after 30 minutes it's matt on me (skin absorbs all the dewy) For me it's a very natural breathable foundation. My only negative is it doesn't last very long. But I live in an extremely humid climate so I'm not sure that's the foundations fault but that's the only reason I can only give four stars instead of five. I use a primer (ordinary) underneath, as well as a Rimmel setting spray both underneath and over the top to try and combat this and seems to be helping a little. Price, colour and consistency means I will definitely be ordering again!
goodworth the money but not my favourite , a bit drying and shade hard to match so will have to mix with another shade
Good coverageIt is quite concentrated so a little goes a far way but for heavier coverage it would work well also. I’ve got olive skin so it suits well, might get a lighter shade for winter.