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The Ordinary Coverage Foundation 30ml

4.3 of 378 reviews


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4.3 of 378 reviews

80% recommend this product

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Most Helpful Positive

Good Coverage


I love The Ordinary products and for the price why not try their foundation? Has very good coverage and texture not drying. The colours are quite yellow based sometimes I mix a little more colour to even it out a little. The colour match Adore offers is quite good. I would recommend this product a little goes a long way!

Most Helpful Criticism

Didn't work for me


This foundation cracked and caked up on me. It had very little lasting power and was very transferable.

Not a fan at all.
  1. Not for me


    I didn't like this foundation - it separated, transferred, and never really sat on the skin right at all. There's better drug store formulas out there. Hard pass.
  2. Didn't work for me


    This foundation cracked and caked up on me. It had very little lasting power and was very transferable.

    Not a fan at all.
  3. Good Coverage


    I love The Ordinary products and for the price why not try their foundation? Has very good coverage and texture not drying. The colours are quite yellow based sometimes I mix a little more colour to even it out a little. The colour match Adore offers is quite good. I would recommend this product a little goes a long way!
  4. Medium coverage


    I would say this product is more on the medium coverage side, definetely not full coverage but it does have a nice finish quality and the matte finish to it is not too dry or cakey looking.
  5. Finally found the one


    I wasn’t sure what to expect with this product, especially considering the price point. I have been very pleasantly surprised and will be sticking with this foundation from now on! The formula is light and you don’t need much at all for decent coverage. It builds easily on problematic areas and sits well all day with a bit of setting powder.
  6. Absolutely a game changer


    After trialing multiple foundations - my oily to normal skin just didn't handle any of them.
    So i thought id give this one a try.
    It not only has great spread-ability but a little also goes a long way!
    I always find i have to mix two colors together to get a true match but Its color matched perfectly to my skin (i got the 2YG) and i even purchased a 1N to be a highlighter tone....
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  7. Natural Coverage


    At first this product wasn't working well with my dry dehydrated skin however after about a month of using other the ordinary skin products to rehydrate my skin, this foundation looks soooooo much better. Its natural, smooth and has great coverage. I use 1.2 golden tone, helps to cover redness. It also doesn't feel heavy
  8. Combo / oily skin


    I had high hopes for this foundation based on reviews for my skin.
    Let me say, this is a beautiful formula and smooth application and this looks great on the skin when first applied.
    Its super light weight with great coverage.
    However - my skin is prone to shine and a fairly oily T-zone.
    As soon as I applied this, whilst it had a velvety matte finish - I could feel it d...
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  9. Unbelievable bargain


    After being so impressed with the quality of their skincare, I thought I'd try this out for the price. The colourmatch to my usual Mac foundation was perfect, and it's about $40 less. With good texture and pigment, it's still fairly light and blends beautifully, but builds up well in areas I want more coverage. Didn't work so well with my Mac primer, but perfectly with the Ordinary silicone primer...
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  10. Highly anticipated, but disappointed


    Felt great on the skin, not as full coverage as I expected, but looked nice on and lasted most of the day.
    Unfortunately after a month using this foundation every day, I broke out massively and this was the only thing I could tie the breakouts to. I assume its due to the coconut alkanes in it which is a known comedogenic ingredient.
    Maybe if you're not prone to acne breakouts this woul...
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  11. Colour options good


    Colour options are really good one of the few that matches perfect for my fair skin, is lightweight but I found it sunk straight into my pores around my nose and wiped off very easily everywhere else without setting powder.
  12. Too thick and dry


    I found it too thick and just sat on top of my skin as opposed to sinking into my skin, and I feel like it made my skin look drier as well. I just didn’t work for me.
  13. Can't fault it


    I am not very experienced when it comes to foundations, I have only just started wearing it this year at the age of 33 and started with Benefit's Hello Happy which is also a very nice foundation but is far more expensive than this one. I bought this on a whim to give it a go and compare and it is so affordable and so faultless that I will continue to purchase it.
  14. Foundation


    Liking this coverage. Its not what I would call a heavy coverage at all. But it lets the natural appearance of the skin come through.. Loving
  15. Light and covers well


    I to foundations as you feel like there’s nothing on. They work well at protecting the skin and zero clogging while giving a beautifully smooth barely there look. Love it.
  16. Great foundation


    I use Estée Lauder foundation but I bought this to try.
    I always like the ordinary brand. So affordable.
    And this works good on my skin and colour is perfect.
    I’ll change to this foundation after my double wear is finished.
    You can use color match on the website when you chose your colour.
  17. Great product.


    I’m such a fussy person when it comes to foundation and concealer. I’m not about them sliding into my fine lines and making friends.

    Thankfully, this one doesn’t do that!! It had a good coverage, very lightweight, didn’t slip around.

    I used a brush for initial application and smoothed it out with a beauty sponge, which I think helped. I did also use a hydrating primer u...
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  18. Very impressed with the coverage. Covers evenly and looks flawless.


    This product is very impressive. Very well priced and great product!
  19. Great for price


    Love this product for an everyday/work foundation. Super good quality for the price, and great coverage.
  20. Light and pretty


    Love this for days when I don’t need much coverage and want something fresh. Very happy!
  21. Great


    I was shocked at how it just disappears and covers at the same time. Love it. I don't like covering my skin as I do like to see my imperfections but I'll definitely be using it for nights out and more glam looks.
  22. good


    considering the price, this is a pretty good foundation. Lot of shades to colour match though I find application can be a little streaky
  23. great


    so affordable, I got 1.1N and the colour match was perfect. blends in well, builable
    for the price, a great product
  24. not the best


    you 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
  25. Best Budget Foundation


    This 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!
  26. 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!
  27. Light Foundation


    After 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.
  28. Good for the price


    Satin 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.
  29. 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 :)
  30. Very good coverage and light weight


    I 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.
  31. 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 fee...
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  32. Disappointed


    I 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 diff...
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  33. Awesome Cheap Foundation


    I 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 :)
  34. well priced


    I 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.
  35. 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!
  36. Perfection


    I 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 thi...
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  37. Good for price


    Good product for the price, very thin foundation and hard to choose correct colour.
  38. Best foundation ever


    I have very sensitive skin and this is the only makeup that has not irritated my skin and the price is perfect
  39. Not the best but good for the price


    I 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.
  40. 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.
  41. Love


    Almost 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!
  42. Not overly Impressed


    I 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.
  43. Mixer


    Looks 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
  44. Definitely full coverage


    Most 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.
  45. 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.
  46. Good

    Maria Elisabeth Diane

    I like this better than the serum foundation. Not cakey and feels nice on skin
  47. Worth the try!


    Great for oily skin. not sticky and lasts longer. The shade suits well for my skin tone too!
  48. Light everyday foundation, bit oily for me


    I 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 ...
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  49. lovely dewy finish and not cakey


    I 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.
  50. Great coverage for a great price


    Can’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 su...
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  51. Good Base


    For this price you can't go wrong. Great base foundation
  52. Great everyday foundation


    Love 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
  53. Great improvement


    I used as instructed and I must say I have seen an improvement for wrinkles,depuffing and dark circles
  54. 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, give...
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  55. Great product


    This is a really nice foundation it’s light and feels lovely on skin looks natural yet has great coverage
    Excellent value and product
  56. 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!
  57. Mum loves it


    Originally 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
  58. Loveee


    This 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!!
  59. Good, but not great for dry skin


    The 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 co...
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  60. Perfect dupe for glossier skin tint


    This 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
  61. All day glow


    This 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.
  62. not good very patchy


    Not 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.
  63. Not What I Was Expecting


    This 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
  64. Fantastic every day foundation


    I 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!
  65. 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!)
  66. Brilliant coverage


    I 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.
  67. Hit and miss


    I 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.
  68. Beautiful texture


    It’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
  69. Love!!


    Really like this foundation! Nice buildable coverage and sinks nicely into the skin
  70. Needs restocking!


    Lovely everyday foundation that doesn't crease/ crack and fades gracefully. Unfortunately, my shade is almost never in stock on this site.
  71. Great coverage


    Great 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.
  72. 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...
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  73. 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
  74. dewy foundation


    Nice 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
  75. Surprisingly Good


    I 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!
  76. Great


    Doesn’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
  77. Coverage


    This is a high coverage foundation that looks great on my skin and lasts well for 6-8 hrs.
  78. Gorgeous


    So easy to apply, gorgeous colour. My skin feels so soft wearing this & it survives a sweaty gym session. Amazing price.
  79. Lovely


    this is the perfect foundation and really easy to put on my face with the dropper
  80. did not like at all


    my 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
  81. Cheap


    Great price point, i purchased a few colours to get my perfect shade
  82. Value for money


    Good little day to day foundation that is quite light and doesn't dry your skin out.
  83. Like it


    A pretty good coverage foundation. Leaves skin super smooth and buffered looking,
  84. Not kidding about the coverage


    Really 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.
  85. 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 ch...
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  86. Cheap and natural


    This product has a good price, without any harmful ingredients. However, the coverage effect is not as much as the other foundation products.
  87. Excellent shade range and coverage for the price


    The 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, ...
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  88. Good


    Can’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)
  89. Perfect coverage


    Loving 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
  90. 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.
  91. I love this foundation


    One 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!
  92. Perfect


    Love 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.
  93. Great foundation and so affordable. Works well with the serums


    Absolutely 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.
  94. 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!
  95. 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 ...
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  96. Great


    Great coverage! A little really does go a long long way. I really like it! Worth a shot!
  97. Value for money - medium coverage


    A 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...
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  98. Best foundation at its price


    This 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
  99. Awesome


    Great coverage previously used Estée Lauder double wear but this at 1/4 price wins hands down
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