The Ordinary Foundation Review

You may have read my other posts on The Ordinary, such as the skincare routine I swear by and the salicylic acid review (trust me, it works miracles) but now I have tried their first expansion into makeup and reviewed The Ordinary Serum Foundation

I’ll be honest when I heard The Ordinary were bringing out a foundation I was beyond excited and also a tad disappointed when I heard there was a 20,000 strong waiting list. But of course my trusty ASOS were here to help and of course they had a plethora of shades in stock. I’m not over exaggerating when I say a plethora, there are 22 gorgeous shades to make sure you get the ideal match to your skin tone.

the ordinary foundation review

To pick a shade I went back and forth between The Ordinary’s website and ASOS and also had a little snoop on Pinterest, to try and find my match, but as the foundation is only priced at £5.70 a pop, I went and bought three, oops.

I settled on shades 1.2N, 1.2Y and 2.0N. Come again? I hear you say, what do these numbers and letters mean? Voila.

Basically, N means neutral tones, Y means yellow tones and P means pink tones, you can check out their full shade guide here. For me, 1.2N is perfect for everyday and 2.0N is ideal during and after a holiday.

The consistency is very fluid, but I like that because it goes a long way with my beauty blender. And I mean a long way, I’ve been using the same bottle for the last 2 months and just over halfway through. Even though The Ordinary offer a fuller coverage foundation, I feel the coverage of the serum foundation is more than enough, with a bit of my trusty Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer to cover blemishes and imperfections. Because it is so light, it doesn’t feel like you have anything on your skin and it stays put all day, unlike some foundations which seem to slide down you face – why do they do that? As a result of it being so light and breathable, I think my skin has cleared up even more because I’m not clogging up my pores as much as before with thicker, heavier foundations.

At the end of the day, it’s under £6 and so worth it. I just really hope they bring out a whole range of beauty products now and don’t just offer skincare, because I for one will buy into that!

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Have you tried The Ordinary foundation? Let me know in the comments below or share your other favourites, I’d love to know!



    November 25, 2017 / 5:57 pm

    Hi, I just received mine today. I was really happy with the colour match – I’m olive in skin tone – and the 3.0y looks great. It is so light and really didn’t feel like I was wearing anything on my face at all but still gave medium coverage. I would definitely repurchase and I also ordered the Rosehip oil. Thanks for your review x

    • Chloe Beveridge
      November 30, 2017 / 5:45 pm

      Hey lovely! Glad you’ve found the perfect match too, I just ordered a job lot so I never run out in case it’s out of stock in the future! Hope you love the rosehip oil as much as I do! Thank you for sharing xx

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