For over the past year, The Ordinary has been taking my coins with their affordable skincare products. However, it doesn’t look like their slowing up anytime soon, because they recently revealed their new line of foundations; The Ordinary coverage foundation and serum foundation is here. Thankfully, the price of these foundations are just as affordable as their skincare products and I was able to buy a few in different shades.
Keep reading to read more about my feelings towards The Ordinary foundation in the high coverage formula.
The Ordinary released 2 different foundation for their new ‘Colours’ line; Serum foundation and Coverage foundation. After reading about each formula, I decide that me and my slightly hyper-pigmented skin should get the coverage foundation.
The Ordinary foundation comes in heavy plastic bottles with matte silicone pump tops. Personally, I believe that all foundations should come with pumps, because they help control how much product comes out. The matte silicone tops helps prevent the bottle from slipping out of you hand, too.
I’ve has problematic skin my whole life. So, I like to think of myself as a connoisseur of full coverage foundations. When I think of full/high coverage foundations, I think of thick formula to help cover the any imperfections. Surprisingly, this formula is more creamy than thick, which made me weary of the coverage. Was this foundation going to give me instant coverage or buildable coverage? It was the latter, but the initial application provide a nice amount of coverage. However, the hyper-pigmentation on my cheeks need a few more pats, but the formula provides great coverage. Plus, this foundation isn’t too dewy or matte, which makes it great for that “like skin”.
The application is pretty decent and wasn’t too hard to blend. I applied this foundation with a round dense brush, but used a damp sponge to blend it in. Afterwards, I set it with a translucent powder for a natural finish.
In the end, I was very pleased with this foundation and it’s coverage with enough wiggle worm to build. With over 20 color options, that include very light to very dark shades, most should be able to find a shade for them. Plus, you can’t beat that they cost less than $7 each.
Not sure which formula to get. Well, check out Danielle of The Style & Beauty Doctor’s review. She gives a side-by-side comparison of The Ordinary Coverage foundation with The Ordinary Serum foundation. Also, she has some swatches of some of the darker shades and to find the shade you need.