A couple of months ago, I believe at the beginning of April, I pre-ordered both of the The Ordinary Colours foundations. The Serum version has come in a while ago and two weeks ago the Coverage foundation came in too. I was very excited that it had finally arrived and I immediately started trying it out. Today it’s time for the long awaited review. So, if you’re interested in finding out what the The Ordinary Colours Coverage Foundation is like and whether or not it’s worth the hype, make sure you continue reading!
When it comes to packaging I can be quite brief. The packaging is identical to the packaging of the Serum foundation. It’s pretty small but it does contain 30 ml, it comes with a black pump made out of rubberised plastic and the bottle itself is made out of plastic as well. Even though plastic packagings tend to look rather cheap, this bottle doesn’t. It actually looks pretty professional in my opinion. And another thing that’s great about the plastic is that it’s not as heavy and not as breakable as glass and therefore this product is perfect for on the go!
Just like the Serum foundation, the Coverage foundation comes in 21 shades. The shade range is exceptionally large for an affordable brand like The Ordinary and that’s one of the reasons why I was so excited about their foundation range. They even created different undertones in the foundations. If that isn’t impressive, I don’t know what is!
The Ordinary Colours Coverage Foundation – €6,90
The shade I bought is called 1.0 N Very Fair. This is one of the lightest shade out of the range, I believe it might be the lightest one, and it’s extremely pale. It has a neutral undertone, just like my skin, and therefore it’s perfect for super pale girls like me. The strange thing about it though, is that when I first applied it with a brush it totally turned me into an orange. When I decided to blend it in even further using my Beautyblender the orange went away with every bounce of the blender on my face. It was such a strange thing, but in the end the shade matched my skintone perfectly and that’s what counts. Just be very careful with it and make sure you check your face in natural lighting before you move on!
So, the application of this foundation does require some attention, but aside from that I do think the application is very smoothly. The texture of the foundation is a little different from the Serum foundation from The Ordinary, but it still has that very thin formula. The main difference is that this one feels a little more matte and powdery.
The finish of the foundation is pretty amazing. It’s not super matte but it’s not a dewy foundation at all. Even though it does have pretty good coverage, it doesn’t look heavy, thick or cakey in any way. It looks really natural and if you have a good shade match you can barely even tell that you’re wearing foundation at all.
Throughout the day this foundation does a great job at keeping my skin from getting really oily and shiny. It controls my oil production in a way I think lots of foundation can learn from. It’s actually very unique how natural and lightweight this foundation feels and how well it works. And all of that for less than 7 Euro’s.
Moving on to the coverage. Since this foundation is called ‘Coverage’ I do expect it to have at least medium to high coverage. And it didn’t disappoint me when it comes to that. The foundation is definitely buildable but even one thin layer is enough to get really good medium coverage. If you apply two layers or more you can definitely get to that full coverage stadium. But if you do build it up do be very careful with the blending. You don’t want to end up looking like an orange, do you?
So far this foundation hasn’t disappointed me in a single way. The texture is nice and thin, it’s a very lightweight foundation, it’s easy to blend, the shade range is insanely large, the finish is stunning, it keeps my oils under control and it has amazing coverage that you can build up to be even more amazing. What’s not to love?
When it comes to staying power, the one thing I haven’t discussed yet, I have to say this foundation is pretty amazing as well. Like I said it keeps me matte all day, but it also stays in place all day. It really doesn’t budge at all!
As you can tell I’m quite a fan of this foundation. It’s just everything you need, nothing more and nothing less. It doesn’t make crazy claims that aren’t even true, it just does what a foundation needs to do. So if you’re looking for a great medium to full coverage foundation, you might want to check this one out because it’s definitely worth it!
That was it for today’s post. I hope you enjoyed reading it and be sure to let me know if you have already tried these new The Ordinary foundations and if so let me know which one you prefer: the Serum foundation or the Coverage foundation!