the ordinary

The Ordinary Coverage Foundation

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

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



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


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


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


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

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

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

Broke me out - 13-09-2018 by

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

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

Try it! - 11-09-2018 by

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

GREAT FOUNDATION - 10-09-2018 by

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

FULL COVERAGE - 10-09-2018 by

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

Amazing! - 09-09-2018 by

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

Disappointed - 06-09-2018 by

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

Would recommend! - 06-09-2018 by

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

nice - 05-09-2018 by

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

Great Product! - 05-09-2018 by

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Disappointing - 17-08-2018 by

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

great foundation! - 16-08-2018 by

lovely foundation for such a small price

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

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

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

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

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

Great affordable foundation - 15-08-2018 by

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Great - 13-08-2018 by

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

Good coverage - 09-08-2018 by

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

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

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

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

Wow! - 08-08-2018 by

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

Wonderful - 08-08-2018 by

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

Best foundation - 06-08-2018 by

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

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

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

Better than I expected - 03-08-2018 by

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

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

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

Amazing!!! - 31-07-2018 by

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

Natural, lightweight foundation - 31-07-2018 by

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

Not too shabby. - 20-07-2018 by

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

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

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

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

Great for the price - 18-07-2018 by

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

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

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

Nice product - 13-07-2018 by

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

Nice product - 13-07-2018 by

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

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

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

I love this foundation - 11-07-2018 by

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

Amazing! - 10-07-2018 by

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

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

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

Must try - 09-07-2018 by

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

Worth the risk! - 08-07-2018 by

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

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

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

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

Dewy Perfection - 04-07-2018 by

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

FAVE FOUNDATION - 04-07-2018 by

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

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

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

SO GOOD - 03-07-2018 by

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

Oily - 02-07-2018 by

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

Bang for the buck - 30-06-2018 by

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

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

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

Good full coverage - 28-06-2018 by

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

Good Shade Range - 28-06-2018 by

I am crazy pale and have very pink undertones so in my life have only found 3 brands and shades of foundation that i can wear without going orange. i still can't find a concealer that is light enough and isnt neutral undertoned, but i'm sick of paying $80+ per bottle of foundation that suits so decided to take a gamble on this seeing as it was so cheap. and i was impressed! the colour suited me, and the coverage was really good it covered my break outs well enough that i didnt need to put any extra powder over. I haven't worn it for a whole day just yet but it didn't feel oily at all so i imagine it'll wear well

not a fan - 27-06-2018 by

I was super excited to try this product, so maybe my expectations were too high. it doesn't blend or wear well. I need light coverage, but this product seems to highlight the pores and dry patches. a very unnatural finish.

Like a second skin - 26-06-2018 by

Perfect match for my skin - the yellow helps counteract the redness my rosacea
It also doesn't look like i am wearing anything on my skin with freckles still showing through

perfect for everyday, particularly work

Not for me - 26-06-2018 by

After viewing Youtubers I respected raving about this foundation, seeing the shade range & the price I was very excited to try this & wanted to love it.

Although I did find the 1.0P was a brilliant match for my very fair skin tone it just did not work well on my skin. I have combination skin with fine lines & I found this foundation really emphasised and sunk into some fine lines that I had never even noticed before. It really clings to and emphasises any dry/flaky patches & peach fuzz. I felt I looked 100 when using it!

I have tried different primers & have been working on my overall skin health hoping I can make this work but I have as yet had no success.

The coverage is actually quite good and I think if someone has “normal” skin it may work well but in this case it just wasn’t for me.

For the price this can't be beaten! - 25-06-2018 by

Ever since The Ordinary released foundations, I had been dying to try this and when I found I was running low on foundation and this was in stock, I had to give it a go! This foundation is fabulous and rivals high end foundations. I have normal to dry skin usually drier in winter. I have applied this over sunscreen and with and without a primer underneath. I use a make up sponge to apply blending outwards. It leaves a very dewy finish which I love. Wear throughout the day is pretty good. I didn't experience any bunching or creasy and did not cake in areas. I do only apply quite a thin layer as I prefer it natural so haven't really tried it for "full coverage" but I found it works perfectly for me.

Excellent - 25-06-2018 by

The best bang for your buck. This foundation is a the holy grail. Cheap, easily applied, with a huuuuge range of shades. Just amazing

Great - 25-06-2018 by

Very high coverage, great value for the money. Blends evenly. I get very dry patches and it doesn't happen with this you foundation. I will continue to buy this!

Leaves a lot to be desired. - 21-06-2018 by

There a lot I didn't like about this foundation and very little I did. It went on fairly nicely to start but broke up a lot during the day and needed reapplying by early afternoon. I have dehydrated oily skin so maybe it will work for another skin type. I also noticed it broke me out a bit so won't be using this again.

Sheer glow dupe - 21-06-2018 by

This foundation has quite a lovely finish and doesn't feel too cakey on the skin. I only use a little bit and gives medium coverage. It has a similar finish to the sheer glow foundation, but obviously not as good. However given the price range of this foundation its amazing quality. A lot better than some drug store foundations that are more expensive. I have oily skin and it still last relatively well during the day. A great cheap foundation for every day.

ok foundation - 21-06-2018 by

I waited so long to get my hands on this foundation and ordered it in two colours just to make sure i would get the rights shade. The packaging is very simple and convenient with the twist lid and is a compact size compared to a lot of foundations that come in glass bottles

The foundation itself is very matte and even with a moisturiser and primer underneath, it settles into fine lines and starts creasing throughout the day. It is an ok foundation for the price but not worth the hype

Do no recommend for oily skin - 21-06-2018 by

I have oily/combination skin and I tried this foundation and it just wouldn't go on my skin. It sat on the skin and looked streaky and separated. I couldn't even wear it because it just didn't blend into my skin enough to powder or anything.

Good Coverage but sunk into fine lines - 18-06-2018 by

On initial application this looked beautiful had great coverage but after about an hour it started looking a bit dry and sunk into fine lines then only last about 5 hours on my skin. I have normal to dry skin but always use a good moisturizer. I tried a different primer and no primer and also with and without setting spray but just couldn't make this work for me. It could maybe work on oily skin but I will not be recommending this product.

Great everyday Foundation! - 16-06-2018 by

I’ve been using Make Up Forever HD foundation and Face Atelier which I love, but decided to give this a go. For $12.90 it’s an absolute bargain! It blends really well, looks natural, pump bottle is easy to use. If you’re after a full coverage foundation, don’t get confused with the name because this probably isn’t for you. Would definitely recommend this to a friend as it’s worth a try.

Amazing foundation with great coverage - 13-06-2018 by

I love having coverage everyday and this foundation is so light and affordable as an everyday foundation. Super easy to blend when you're in a hurry especially. I really hope they come out with a matching concealer because I would 100% want that in my routine too. I have combination skin and feel that this works well after setting with a translucent powder, it has a decent lasting power. I would recommend this product to all skin types, it would also do well on mature skin.

Really great product! - 12-06-2018 by

I switch between this and the serum as I find the serum is more dewy but both products are really good.

I've been using MAC for 10+ years and this is the first product to make me permanently switch to them. Really good coverage and easy to spread.

The colour match guide is also really good. I entered in the 2 numbers on the MAC foundations I currently use and the match was an exact when it arrived in the mail.

Also really well priced.

Light and easy to apply - 04-06-2018 by

I have just started using this liquid foundation as I wasn't sure what colour to get. Now that there is a 'matching' guide with other brands of foundation, I decided to give it a go. Well, I love it and the colour match is great.
It is very easy to use and blends in very easily. It is only a light cover but thats all i want. I will definitely keep using this now.

Same coverage as the serum version - 03-06-2018 by

A little disapointed with this product. I was excited to try it as I had been using the serum version. For me it didnt give any more coverage though. It was slightly lighter in colour and a little more yellow than my serum version so I liked the colour better apart from that it was basically the same. Which is surprising as the texture is different it's a lot thicker than the serum but the same amount of each product does the same effect. As for the foundation itself its a great light everyday foundation, works for every skin type. I have combination skin and acne. I wear shade 2.0.

extremely worth it - 01-06-2018 by

The foundation gives a nice semi matte finish. It isn't extremely too drying either. My first try of it was without any primer and it still performed excellent on my (normal) skin type.

Shipping was also pretty quick, if you live in Australia. I received my order within 4 days.

The only slight downside was the colours. I had to buy two seperate foundations and mix them to meet my shade (2.0YG and 2.1Y). I found that the shade 2.1Y had too strong of a yellow undertone.
Overall, the product itself is very worth it and i can understand why it is so hyped up online. It gives great medium coverage and a nice sheen finish. The only thing i wished they improved was some of the colours in the selection.

The best foundation - 01-06-2018 by

I have oily/combination skin and this foundation is an absolute dream. It evens out skin tone and texture and provides good coverage while still looking natural. So affordable. Very happy with this product.

Very pretty and good for price - 01-06-2018 by

I really like this foundation I wear it usually with the ordinary silicone primer and it lasts for a good 6 hours on my oily skin before any oil or fading which is pretty amazing for me! I always get compliments on this foundation when I wear it plus it’s so affordable so much cheaper than maybelline plus it’s nicer than their foundations! I like to set it with the Laura’s Mercier powder or Mac studio powder

Not long lasting, oxidised slightly - 31-05-2018 by

I tried this foundation after watching heaps of positive youtube reviews, but sadly it was not for me. I have normal to dry skin and the formula still looked greasy and oily on me. I've worn it to uni a couple of times and by the time I got home, the foundation would separate around my nose and chin and I found that it slightly oxidised for me too. Not overly impressed with this foundation, however if you were wondering whether to go for the coverage or serum foundation, I would definitely recommend the serum foundation over this. I have to say though, the coverage was pretty decent.

Disappointing - 31-05-2018 by

I read so many positive reviews about this foundation but am one of disappointed customers. I have normal-dry skin and maintain my skin care as well as prep with primer before makeup and use setting spray after. Nothing stops this foundation from transferring and sliding off within hours of application. The colour was perfect and didn't oxidize which is why I gave this product 2 stars. I would however refer to Wayne Goss' colour match as if I'd followed the suggested colour it would have been too pale.
Maybe there's some lucky ladies out there this bargain foundation will stay put otherwise the formula needs to change.

Great for everyday and travelling - 30-05-2018 by

I have oily skin with redness and pimples, and this product definitely covers redness well but not the pimples (which I understand). Since this is called "coverage foundation" I assumed it would be a medium-full coverage foundation, but it do not do well in covering hyper-pigmentation and it also stuck to dry patches that I did not know existed. In saying that, a little product does go a long way so I would use it as a everyday foundation instead of my cake-face days. I think people with slightly uneven skin-tone would really enjoy it, and people who want a thinner consistency for their foundations. This product is also great for travelling since its in a plastic bottle and not in a bulky glass bottle.

Definately need to try this - 28-05-2018 by

I have tried so many foundations from Napoleon to MAC and this is great, great coverage and great texture. Great for sensitive skin too :) 100% in love with this

10/10 best ever! - 23-05-2018 by

I've tried nearly every foundation on the market and nothing compares to how amazing this foundation is. It goes on smooth and covers well yet looks so natural, and lasts throughout the day. Unbeatable for the price 10/10 recommend!

extremely worth it! - 23-05-2018 by

The foundation gives a nice semi matte finish. It isn't extremely too drying either. My first try of it was without any primer and it still performed excellent on my (normal) skin type.

Shipping was also pretty quick, if you live in Australia. I received my order within 4 days.

The only slight downside was the colours. I had to buy two seperate foundations and mix them to meet my shade (2.0YG and 2.1Y). I found that the shade 2.1Y had too strong of a yellow undertone.
Overall, the product itself is very worth it and i can understand why it is so hyped up online. It gives great medium coverage and a nice sheen finish. The only thing i wished they improved was some of the colours in the selection.

A little too yellow - 20-05-2018 by

I like the coverage it gives and that it is easy to apply. However I used the "find the shade" function but ended up with a shade that is far too yellow - pity. I will have to buy a much lighter shade and hopefully the blended colour suits.

Highly recommend - 17-05-2018 by

Very high coverage, great value for the money. Blends evenly. I get very dry patches and it doesn't happen with this you foundation. I will continue to buy this!

Good with a hydrating primer - 17-05-2018 by

I was super excited to try this product, because I have been using The Ordinary skincare for a while now, and I love it. I have oily skin, and when I tried this foundation, I used my regular mattifying primer. The foundation seemed quite dry and powdery, and it didn't look great. So I decided to try it again, but this time with a hydrating primer. This worked much better and I was happy with the finish. It was great coverage, nice and matte, and decent staying power. So I've decided I like this foundation, as long as it's paired with the right primer.

Best foundation I've ever used! - 15-05-2018 by

This is the best foundation I've ever used! Can't believe I finally found it after paying so much money for NARS sheer glow foundation. The two are practically identical. I definitely recommend using the Silicone primer with this one.

Didn't work for me - 15-05-2018 by

I have combination skin (oily T zone, dry patches), and I'm also pretty fair. I bought both the "fair" shade, and neither is light enough for me sadly. I also found that they didn't blend very well, and it felt oily on my skin. Might work great if you have dry skin though! I didn't wear for a full day, so I can't really comment on how long it lasts.

I love this brand - 08-05-2018 by

I loved everything I had tried from them so I finally tried the foundation and wish I had brought this sooner! Very full coverage, a little goes a long way. Will repurchase.

Great value for money - 08-05-2018 by

My first time trying this product and I am impressed. I work shift work and am always on the go and this lasts all day. Coverage is medium I would say but definitely buildable for more coverage. A little goes a long way, it isn't cakey and is very blendable. Very happy with the quality and value.

Excellent foundation - 08-05-2018 by

This foundation is amazing (not only considering the price). I have two shades, 2.0N and 2.1YG for winter and summer. The consistency is great, has a range of different undertones, and for me suites my warmer skin tone. I have oil combination skin and this provides excellent coverage, but still feels light. I do have to powder though. Highly recommend.

So good, especially for the price! - 07-05-2018 by

I've tried every foundation from the $10 bottle up to the $100 bottle and usually find they're a bit drying if they're long lasting/good coverage. This doesn't happen at all with this one thankfully! I now have a spare few bottles in my cupboard because I really don't want to have to use another one when I run out.

And one of the best parts is that for once, there is an in-between shade for people who aren't a straight yellow shade or pink shade - thank god for a neutral colour shade finally!! Please please keep it in stock. Forever.

Over-rated and under performing - 07-05-2018 by

I don't get what all the hype was about for this foundation, it's pretty average. I applied it with a Beauty Blender and set with the RCMA no colour power and while it looked good initially, after a couple of hours it had moved and separated. I tend towards the oilier-side so maybe it's better for drier skins, but I feel like it's all hype and no delivery.

- Great selection of pale shades
- Good consistency

- Separates throughout the day
- Wears off
- Looks cakey after a couple of hours

One of the best, lightest foundations I've used! - 29-04-2018 by

Amazing colouring for pale skin, and it is so easy to put on and wears a beautiful, light feel all day long.

New holy grail - 19-04-2018 by

I love this foundation, it’s my new holy grail. I was using NARS all day luminous foundation but I much prefer The Ordinary one - it is much less drying and more blendable. This foundation reminds me of Nars sheer glow, but with way better coverage. It has a really nice natural/dewy finish and lasts all day. My new every day go to!

Nice foundation but too orange. - 18-04-2018 by

For the price, this is a decent foundation. It's low coverage so it is buildable. I'm pale so I bought the lightest shade but unfortunately, it was too orange. I now combine it with a white foundation from Australis and that does the trick.

Full coverage? - 12-04-2018 by

I bought this foundation after reading so many positive reviews about it being a full coverage foundation. I am disappointed with the coverage - it takes a fair bit to get that full coverage look. It also isn't long lasting, even with The Ordinary primer.
I am very fair and got 1.OP very fair. I should have gone up shade as it is quite pale.

Quite ordinary - 11-04-2018 by

After all the hype surrounding this brand, I thought that I would try the 'Coverage' foundation and see if it lives it to its reputation.

I have dry skin and suffer from redness, so naturally I was looking for a product that would cover this. Unfortunately, this product looks like any other cheap foundation and it lacks coverage.

Despite my attempts to build up some coverage by adding more, it still looked the same. I tried it without adding a powder and found that it 'cracked' on my eyelids and frown lines.

Overall, very ordinary indeed.

Amazing high coverage foundation - 11-04-2018 by

This is a great foundation that has me hooked. It is a genuinely buildable, high coverage, I only use 1.5 pumps to get a full face. Be careful when ordering that you don't go too light on the colour as they run very pale. I ordered 1.1N and it's pale enough. I bought another one to mix in to get a perfect match and considering it's $12.90 a bottle it isn't a biggie. I usually buy high-end foundations that cost $60+ and this foundation has me converted.

Good - but not for acne-prone skin - 03-04-2018 by

I have oily/combination acne-prone skin and assumed since The Ordinary was a skincare brand that this would be non-comedogenic. Unfortunately I ended up with a lot of clogged pores! Which is a shame because the foundation itself looks beautiful. I'd avoid it if you have acne-prone skin but would definitely recommend to those without problematic skin.

It's alright, good colour, no longevity - 03-04-2018 by

I have oily, acne-prone skin with scarring that I look to cover up during the work day. I read some great reviews of this product and thought I'd give it a shot for $13. I'd say it's more of a medium coverage foundation, which does look very natural. It applies nicely, however, I've found that it separates and settles into fine lines within 20 minutes of being applied, even with a primer that works perfectly with my other foundations. I got the shade 1.1N, which would be the perfect winter shade for my fair skin. Maybe more for those with clear, normal skin?

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