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The Ordinary Coverage Foundation 30ml

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4.1 of 297 reviews

80% recommend this product

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Most Helpful Positive

Great price point, i purchased a few colours to get my perfect shade

Most Helpful Criticism

Value for money
Good little day to day foundation that is quite light and doesn't dry your skin out.
  1. Cheap

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

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

    A pretty good coverage foundation. Leaves skin super smooth and buffered looking,
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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, 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.
  8. 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)
  9. 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
  10. 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.
  11. 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!
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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!
  15. 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.
  16. Great

    Great coverage! A little really does go a long long way. I really like it! Worth a shot!
  17. 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) 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.
  18. 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
  19. Awesome

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

    THIS 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
  21. Amazing!

    Amazing foundation! So easy to apply and spreads so nicely. Would definitely recommend!
  22. Good coverage

    This 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.
  23. Cruelty Free & Cheap

    I 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!
  24. Love it

    I 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.
  25. Great foundation

    I 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.
  26. I mix with the serum base foundation

    I 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.

    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
  28. Easy to wear everyday foundation

    I’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.
  29. Full coverage, beautiful finish

    Was 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
  30. New Favourite Foundation

    I 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.
  31. Love

    I 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.
  32. For the price, great

    I 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.
  33. My Fav Foundation

    Love 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
  34. Don’t think it’s for me

    Not 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.
  35. 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!
  36. Good coverage

    This 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.
  37. Great coverage

    I 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
  38. Ok for the price

    I 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
  39. Beautiful foundation for the price

    I 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!
  40. good

    worth the money but not my favourite , a bit drying and shade hard to match so will have to mix with another shade
  41. Good coverage

    It 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.
  42. Good coverage at a great price

    This foundation is lovely and breathable, it definitely doesn’t feel heavy like a lot of other foundations but still manages to give a great level of coverage. It’s not cakey and doesn’t seperate either, I’d recommend it.
  43. Unbelievably Good

    Combined with the ordinary skin routine I am doing with hyaluronic acid and greanctive, this foundation goes on smooth and flawlessly and gives exceptional coverage without making me break out. This price point is just CRAZY!
  44. Really sticky when on

    Really sticky when on, needs powder to set!
  45. Oh my goodness

    So pleasantly shocked at the quality of this foundation. I decided to give it a go because of the incredibly reasonable price point, and that I'd tried some other The Ordinary products with good results. The colour is holy grail material for me, and the coverage and consistency is closest to Chanel's Sublimage (my absolute ultimate) that I've found, at a tiny fraction of the price.

    Only issue was that the pump on the bottle doesn't work, but easy enough to get this silky liquid out by using the pump as a dropper. Goes on smoothly and wears really well throughout the day. Love it.
  46. Would be great for people that don’t have problematic skin

    The foundation was not full coverage and I found it sat on top of the skin rather than blending in nicely. It had a beautiful satin finish that would be great for someone that doesn’t have anything major to cover. Also found that it did crease :/
  47. Seems good for the price, darker shade than expected

    This is probably the cheapest foundation I’ve ever bought and I was pleasantly suprised. It offers good coverage and a small amount can be spread quite thin so you don’t need a thick layer on your skin to feel covered. Unfortunately the colour I purchased is way too dark. I have a medium/tan complexion, I purchased 2.1y medium yellow, I will purchase about 3 shades lighter next time. 2.1y was the shade recommended to me by “find my colour” based on me entering the Estée Lauder foundation and shade I wear so be weary if you are relying on the recommendation it makes!
  48. Worth buying

    I really enjoy using this foundation, though I seem to have had a very different experience to most other reviewers. I find it not to be that full coverage; instead it gives a nice natural finish. I did find that it had faded after about 10-12 hours of wear, but I tend to think any foundation that lasts longer than that can't be good for your skin, so I was happy with it. My favourite part has to be how it feels on the skin - it feels like you're putting on another serum, not a foundation! Once you're done your skin feels like its been well moisturised, not like it has foundation caked onto it. The only complaint I have is that the shade I chose (using Findation and my Fenty foundation as the comparison) is about 1-2 shades too dark, but at such an affordable price I don't mind buying another shade and saving this one for summer :)
  49. Great inexpensive

    Buildable coverage, looks natural and subtle, doesn't cause any breakouts like a change of foundation normally would, atleast 5 bottles in now as I use it for my every day foundation.
  50. Definitely worth a try but...

    This certainly does what it claims, full coverage with a nice matte finish but this felt too thick on for me even when using a minute amount after experimenting. I also found that even with very well prepped skin and using TO’s silicone primer that it had a drying effect on my combination skin. I much prefer TO’s serum foundation. I will give it credit that it lasted and do believe it’s well worth a try as you never know and you simply cannot beat the price point for a quality product. I’m a complete TO devotee and swear by everything I’ve tried so far, this foundation just isn’t for me, perhaps once in awhile when I feel I need total coverage but not for a daily foundation.
  51. Decent, not wonderful

    Not a bad foundation, but seems to separate on the skin and settles into creases. Will persevere, but not in love yet.
  52. Worth it for the price

    I tried this foundation because I love the ordinarys skincare range to death. I heard great things about this so for $12.80 I tried my luck but unfortunately this wasn’t the product for me.

    I have quite oily skin and this applied well but didn’t sit nicely from about 1 hour onwards. It felt and looked like a layer ontop of my skin rather than a comfortable and skin like look.

    A shame but then again it was only $12.80! I recommend trying it because it seems to work for so many people - my oily skin stops me from enjoying a lot of cult products
  53. pleasantly surpirsed

    I was pleasantly surprised by this foundation, first off it's super affordable and second, there's a huge range of shades to choose from. thirdly, coverage is good too
  54. Really liked this foundation

    I was sceptical about trying this foundation, however once I had tried it I loved it. Goes on easily with a brush or blender, has good coverage and you can layer it to get more coverage if needed. Shade was easy to match as well.
    A great price as well, will be ordering this again.
  55. lovely full coverage

    I have been using this foundation for about a week. I'm very happy with it - slightly thicker coverage than my last foundation which is what I wanted, and I find that just half a pump is enough for my whole face (so it should last me well!). My skin is normal but tends towards dry and I find this foundation comfortable to wear and a really nice finish in between matte and dewy - doesn't look oily or shiny at all.
    I tried using the colour selector but I ended up choosing the shade myself as I didn't think the suggestion sounded right for me - I chose the 1.1 and it's great.
  56. Great everyday foundation

    Colour range was excellent. I found a colour that I love. Texture is smooth and applies well. I do prefer the lighter serum formula purely for the more natural finish
  57. So good.

    I'm not a fan of full coverage foundation, however I've wanted one in my collection just in case I need it and this is honestly amazing for the price. It truly is full coverage and it's pathetic how affordable it is. I love using this as concealer sometimes (I purchased a shade too light for me) and you can always mix in different shades to get your perfect match!! I only apply a small amount for a natural look and I never need to powder when I wear this. Highly recommend for those wanting to try out full coverage foundation without breaking the bank and regretting the purchase if you don't like it.
  58. High End Quality - Drugstore Price

    At first I was skeptical at how good a $12.95 Foundation could possibly be, but my mind has been blown!
    A little goes a long way with the Ordinary, and I can honestly say I'm here to stay!
    The coverage is second to none and blends really well and is buildable!
    My new go-to foundation
  59. Great foundation!!

    So in love with this foundation. Great quality and so affordable !! will definitely return for more
  60. Absolutely LOVE this product - flawless coverage

    Combined with the ordinary skin routine I am doing with hyaluronic acid and greanctive, this foundation goes on smooth and flawlessly and gives exceptional coverage without making me break out. Love it!
  61. Light and Good for your skin

    I bought this in the light tone, I have pale and combination skin with an oily T zone. This foundation is super light with a medium coverage and has a texture similar to a serum and liquid foundation mixed together.

    The foundation soaks into the skin and is a very natural look, not a paint on at all. Having minerals and other benefits in this foundation gives me peace of mind that I am not harming my skin and no harmful or effects have come from accidentally falling asleep with the foundation still on.
  62. Amazing for pale skin

    Such an amazing product especially for the price! I work in hot environments and my skin is usually sweaty and gross but my foundation stays on all day. It has great coverage and works really well on my skin (normal/oily t-zone) as well as being amazing purely out of how light the shades go! I have a never ending struggle of all foundations being too dark but no more!!
  63. Full Coverage, cult status like Estee Lauder's Double Wear

    I am in LOVE! This foundation has FULL coverage for my very dry and dehydrated skin, in that only one pump goes a very long way. When I used two pumps I achieved an extreme full coverage. The product itself feels extremely light weight and allows skin to breathe, whilst being extremely highly pigmented and hydrating. It does crack or settle or dry in areas around the nose, mouth and eye area.
    I got the shade matched to Estee Lauder's Double wear, and the color match was perfect!
    The Ordinary Coverage Foundation shade I bought is 1.1 N, it is quite light initially when you wear it, however I have very pale almond olive skin, and after the product is applied for 15 minutes, it begins to oxidize, the color is perfect and adapts to my natural skin tone.
    It covers like Double Wear, without the heavy feeling, and caked on feeling.
    This is all for a fraction of the price of other brands. I recommend this foundation over The Ordinary Serum Foundation.
    New cult favourite and makeup bag staple!
  64. Great Price & Feels Good On Skin

    I have combination type skin and am prone to oily skin on my T-zone.
    I live in QLD so I like my foundation to stay matte and not too dewy.
    I really like this foundation and it feels lightweight on my skin however I found it does not last as well in the heat. However, I wore this foundation for a week whilst in Victoria and it worked perfectly.
    I still really like this foundation to wear but I would opt for something else that lasts longer for a special occasion.
  65. Great, well priced foundation

    I have very sensitive skin but like a medium amount of coverage and this is fantastic! It is a full coverage foundation - the pigment is amazing - but I apply it with a damp beauty blender to sheer it out and it works great. A little definitely goes a long way, One pump does my whole face, with a little left over to touch up spots and redness. I’ve also mixed this with their Marula oil when my skin has been very dry/eczema prone and it blended beautifully! Will definitely be buying again!
  66. Incredible value but also incredible formula

    I am so surprised this product is not spoken about more. The quality of the matte foundation is insane it is so good - lasts all day and so affordable! Always buy in bulk.
  67. My go to foundation

    I was very happy to find this foundation as I'd been spending way too much money on foundation for years. This is such a high-quality foundation for its price. The only issue I have with it is that it is quite moist to touch (leaving a dewy finish), I set mine with powder always. Definitely worth a try.
  68. Great lighter everyday option

    I have dry skin and find I definitely have to wear a primer under this which I do with all foundations. I quite like the coverage this gives. A bit goes a long way and it can be built up in problem areas. I use this as a lighter version to my Clinique Beyond perfecting foundation and find it stays on just as long as that does. I never use finishing powders due to older dry skin but still found it stayed on quite fine.
  69. Can’t go wrong with this one!

    This foundation is firstly, unbelievably priced. If it wasn’t for all the amazing reviews most people would dismiss it. How could something so cheap be so good and good for your skin? This isn’t my HG foundation but I happily wear it as a cost effective option. The colour can be a little yellow/golden but it wears well and doesn’t oxidise and provides full and luminous coverage. Worth having a bottle on rotation in your beauty cabinet!
  70. Amazing for the cost

    This foundation is amazing for the price. The shade matched my skin really well. I use a foundation brush to apply it and it goes on my face like a dream. It has great coverage. I can't get over how fantastic it is for such a low price.
  71. A bit too oily/dewy

    Heard lots of good things about The Ordinary foundation so thought I would give it a shot, especially considering the price. The coverage and initial finish is great, it does oxidise slightly. However, within a few minutes I felt very shiny, even on my cheeks where my skin is usually dry. It could probably be controlled with powder but even so, it felt oily and was a bit too "dewy" for me.
  72. Superb product and incredible value!

    Not only great value but an exceptional foundation. The Ordinary have provided two types of tone for pinks and yellow skin tones. I use the neutral/ pink. I have mature skin ( approaching 50) and this foundation is as good if not better than other foundations I have with high, high price tags. I blend it with sunscreen or a little base maoisturiser to increase sheerness (I’ve also reviewed serum foundation in same colour). Coverage is excellent, blend perfectly with beauty blender, is buildable with no clumping or dry patches. Blending concealer of another brand and finishing powders produces a flawless, dewy and a gorgeous colour/ tone match that compliments my skin (fair olive with pink tones). Lasts all day in hot or cold weather - excellent!!!
  73. Finally found the right shade for my skin

    After finally finding the right shade for my skin (i tried 3 different ones and finally settled on a combo of two), I am now hooked. I had been using NARS sheer glow foundation for years and I find this foundation is exactly the same and priced under $15 rather than over $70.
    Note; I find that it needs to be sealed with powder or it is too sticky
  74. Good Coverage

    I have only been using this foundation a short time but so far, so good. It goes on well and the colour matching system was pretty spot on. It doesn't seem to dry out my skin and It stays on longer than my usual foundation too. All going well I would buy this again.
  75. UH-MA-ZING

    I read the hype about this product on Adore Beauty and was intrigued. How could such a cheap product be so popular? Well... it is incredible! I used to spend $50 on foundation but I won’t be from now on! This foundation blends easily, provides a full coverage without looking cakey and doesn’t need layer upon layer for the desired effect. The range of shades is huge, meaning you will be able to find the right shade for your specific skin tone. I’m so glad I tried this foundation and I won’t be going back to the more expensive brands!!
  76. Not great even if its cheap

    It makes my face look dry in certain areas that arent even dry (inner corners and eyelids) and makes my face look grey at the end of the day. I like the watery consistency but thats about it.
  77. Amazing Coverage & Feels Fantastic on Skin

    In love with this foundation already.
    Only ordered it last week due to all the rave reviews I read on it & have used it twice this week and couldn't say more positive things about it.
    My skin type is hard to describe - oily/combination, sensitive/blotchy, acne & rosacea prone. This foundation gives me amazing coverage without any need for concealer!
    Balanced my oils out beautifully, feels lightweight on the skin whilst giving skin a dewy/matte looking finish. Doesn't irritate my skin or cause any breakouts.
    I have seen some reviews saying it doesn't last long on them, this was not the case for me. It is lasting on my face from morning to night. I cleanse my face, use my zinc/niacinamide serum, then a spray primer then apply my foundation, set with my MAC Studio Fix Powder & then set with setting spray once all the rest of my makeup is done & it doesn't budge all day. I am quite olive/tanned & the colour that findation chose for me - 2.0N - (Light Medium Neutral) is absolutely perfect!! Matches my neck & deccolatage perfectly.I have used ALOT of high end foundations from Clinique to Estee Lauder to Lancome to Napoleon Perdis to MAC & whilst they have all been great the price point is not practical for me anymore. This is most certainly a winner for me!!
  78. Radiant and flawless

    I love this product. My skin is light to medium toned with dry areas around eyes and chin. I purchased 2.0 YG light) medium and have found this a great match for my tone. The product glides on effortlessly and provides flawless coverage . It can be easily built up without any tackiness or loss of original application. I am particularly liking this as having a more mature skin at 47 I need a matte but dewy look . The product feels nourishing and I have had no adverse reactions or adjustment issues with my skin. I needed a product that would cover and hydrate and I feel this is a great solution. The easy to use pump bottle is probably the best I've used , just a little pump seems to deliver the right amount for me. I apply my make up at 530 am and it's still going strong at 4 pm. I've had no issues with it transferring onto clothes etc and generally all round it's a winner for me .The price is unbelievably great and I just can't get enough of this brand.
  79. very nice

    i love this product so much, super buildable and easy to apply
  80. Great foundation

    Fantastic foundation. A little bit goes a long way and so long lasting.
  81. Holy grail

    I was so excited to see Adore were stocking this and couldn’t wait to try. 1.0N is the perfect shade. The coverage is amazing and doesn’t go patchy. By the end of the day it is usually almost gone (thanks kids and their hands!) but it’s like it fades across my whole face, sort of just becoming a lighter coverage. I won’t ever buy another foundation again
  82. The ordinary Coverage Foundaton

    This foundation is amazing for everyday coverage. I struggle with certain products and acne, but i have not had an issue with The ordinary. The formula is smooth and light wearing, I LOVE IT. And highly recommend.
  83. Great for the price!

    This is definitely a great coverage foundation, the price is unbeatable and it wears great throughout the day, the only negative I have is that it’s a little bit too heavy for me but that’s more personal preference.
  84. It's a yes from me


    It took me a couple of attempts, but I believe I have found the perfect 'The Ordinary' shade for me. My first purchase was based on the foundation picker, not my gut. Unfortunately, the foundation picker was WAY off. I tried to match a BB cream I'd previously used (Medium) but the match was far too yellow and dark for me.

    On the second occasion, I trusted my gut and found the 2.0N Light Medium - Neutral to be the best match for me (although I do mix in the darker shade now that it's summer...) I'd recommend that you work out what your base colour is before purchasing (ie pink / neutral / yellow). Having said that, the price is ridiculously reasonable, so it's hardly an expensive exercise :)

    The coverage is quite superb. It blends really easily and lasts well into the day - even after a heavy gym class. It's almost the perfect blend of matte and dewy, which means the finish is not overly heavy. This is a bonus for those with dry skin / fine lines.

    A fabulous product.
  85. Good Coverage

    I love a good full coverage foundation and would definitely recommend The Ordinary! Its buildable and doesnt look cakey on my face.
  86. can't go wrong

    I bought this foundation because I was looking to move away from fuller coverage foundations for summer and grow my confidence without such a heavy base. This was perfect! The coverage is thin but matte and buildable, so it gives a beautiful coloured tint to my face but it really doesn't feel like I'm wearing anything which I love for work and casual days. This is great for when I fake tan because I can colour match the tan without necessarily looking like I'm wearing heaps of makeup (I don't tan my face). If I apply a small amount, I can let my freckles show through, or I can build it up until it's full coverage. I would say MAC StudioFix has fuller coverage, but for a much more affordable price I'd rather buy this foundation and build it up myself! I got the colour 2.0N for when I'm tanned and I love the colour. I also bought 1.0N to see if it'd match me when I'm pale but I'm yet to try. I feel better putting this foundation on my skin for everyday use rather than those in pharmacies or higher end brands that cost at least five times the price.
  87. good coverage, powdery finish

    This goes on really well and has pretty good coverage - I have combination skin with rosacea so its good to be able to just cover it all up. After application though it does dry quite powdery and rubs off easily - lasts long as long as you don't rub your face on anything!
  88. Great product!

    I love this foundation.

    I have used so many and this for me is just as good as some of the most expensive ones.

    It is so light and is OK with my sensitive skin.

    I also found the color matching online was perfect.

    Happy with the product and extremely happy with the price!
  89. Hard to pick your colour

    I found it hard to chose a colour based on the online colour chart. The one I got was way too dark! I’ve just been mixing it with my old foundation. Texture is nice. I like the amount of coverage when applied with hands which is light and natural. I have oily/dehydrated skin. I haven’t noticed any flaking or shinyness throughout the day.
  90. Good for the price

    I bought this in hopes to potentially find a more affordable replacement for my Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation. The colour match was perfect, but unfortunately, even though it was such a bargain, this didn't last or blend anywhere near as long/well as my Estee Lauder one. I'd recommend it to someone who needs a quick fix foundation for a couple of hours, but for the long haul, you'd be better off spending more on a longer-lasting and better-coverage foundation.
  91. medium pink shade

    i am not happy with this foundation. i tried to like it as i love all the other products from the ordinary but this was unfortunately a miss for me. it did not give me as much coverage as i hoped it would.
  92. Too dark

    I bought 1.0p and is still too dark but I love how it feels and how easily it goes on and stays
  93. Good foundation but not full coverage

    I have oily skin, large pores and uneven skin tone. This foundation is very good and has good coverage but is not full coverage in my opinion. It does not minimise pores. The colour and texture are good and it applies easily and well with fingertip application. I will purchase again as this colour is a really good much for my summer skin (mild beige with yellow undertones). I do love this brand. I'd love to see a pore minimising foundation from them.
  94. Works just like my high end

    Before i bought this I was religious with buying mac studio fix fluid, this is a perfect dupe, the colour is perfect it is a little bit thin but is buildable, plus it is a fifth of the price. I have just purchased again but in another shade to match my fake tan and will continue to repurchase in both my summer and winter shade. I wish they made a pressed powder.
  95. Good for the price

    This is a great foundation for everyday wear if you're just looking for something thats a little bit better than a BB cream. It does apply quite thin but for the price I don't mind doing a few layers (I'm quite dry on the nose). On its own I find it cracks a bit over the nose, but works really well with the ordinary primers.
  96. Good price but...

    Excellent price for a decent foundation. Unfortunately i wont be buying again as it did nothing to combat my oily face. I was shiny after just 1 hours wear. I even tried it with constant powder touch ups throughout the day but it was a bit of a mess.
    If you have dry skin this would be great for you. Good price and pretty good coverage.
  97. Great foundation

    This is a great everyday foundation, super easy to apply and you only need the smallest amount of product to get a good amount of coverage. It is also quite a thin formulation so is easily blendable.
  98. Alright for the price

    I bought this and the serum version. I much prefer the serum over this one. I found the formula quite runny but it does dry down very quickly and very matte - it caked around my nose and mouth almost upon application. I purchased the recommended shade according to 'find my shade' and found it too light upon application. I did not find the same issue with the serum version (the colour was fine there). I have fair skin with yellow undertones and purchased the 1.2YG shade in both coverage and serum formula. I found the foundation did darken slightly during the day but did not darken enough to match my skin. I would not repurchase this but would do so for the serum version. I would recommend the serum one for those with t zone oily combination skin as I found that did not make me any oilier than I normally am. I found this foundation wore off and broke around the 5 hour mark. Overall, it's an okay product for its price. If you're not worried about spending $12 on a foundation then give this go as it may work better for you than me.
  99. Colour match

    I’ve been looking for a slightly less mattifying alternative to MAC studio fix fluid. Have been wearing NC15 for over 5 years but noticed my skin become drier with age. The colour matching of this foundation is incredible! 1.1 fair neutral is nearly spot on, just a tad lighter but an even better match for me. The texture is light and easy to apply. Love that it’s a cruelty free alternative and so much more affordable than $54 for MAC. Will definitely be repurchasing.
  100. Not for me

    This isnt a bad foundation, it just isnt for me. I tried it because i love the brand and have really enjoyed all the ordinary products i have used thus far - however this foundation just give me the look i was hoping for. the coverage was good and it had reasonable lasting power - it just didnt sit on my skin the way i like.
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