Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Product Review -- The Ordinary Colours Serum Foundation and Coverage Foundation

Since I first tried The Ordinary's products about a year ago, I've pretty much fallen in love with their brand.

My skincare routine is pretty much 85% products from the line at this point, and my skin is probably in the best condition that it's ever been in since I was a kid and had a baby-smooth complexion.

So when I heard that The Ordinary was coming out with foundations, I was beyond excited.

And lots of other people were too apparently, because I missed the foundations when they first hit the site and had to wait almost two months before they were back in stock.

(Not that I was obsessively checking the website everyday to see if there were in stock or anything.)

Finally, though, I was able to get my greedy little hands on The Ordinary Colours Serum Foundation and Coverage Foundation.

Both foundations come in plastic bottles with locking pump dispenser, so it's easy to get out just the right amount.

The Ordinary Colours Coverage and Serum Foundations

I expected to like the Serum Foundation most because it's meant to be a medium coverage foundation with a lightweight, serum-like feel -- and that's pretty much music to my ears.

The foundation definitely has a very thin, liquid-y consistency, so it does have a very lightweight feel on the skin. It blends in very easily and provides light to medium coverage. The finish is really nice too -- it's not overly dewy, but it isn't matte either so it looks so natural.

Honestly, this has definitely become one of my favorite foundations for everyday.

I will point out that because it's such a thin foundation, it's best not to apply it with a Beauty Blender or other beauty sponge, which will soak most of it up. It definitely works better with a brush or even your fingers.

I purchased the foundation in 3 shades: 1.0N, 1.0NS, and 1.0P.

From l. to r.: Serum Foundation in 1.0N, 1.0NS, 1.0P

They are all nice pale shades that work well for fair skin, but surprisingly, 1.0NS seems to match my skin the best. The Ordinary describes it as a neutral with silver highlights, and honestly, I don't know what that means beyond the fact that it complements my skin well.

(As you probably guessed, the N shades are neutral and P shades have pink undertones. FYI -- I would say my skin tone is neutral leaning pink.)

The foundation comes in about 20 shades, but it does seem to be somewhat lacking in deeper tones.

The Coverage Foundation is meant to be high coverage creamy foundation, and it is definitely thicker and creamier than the Serum Foundation. It also offers more coverage -- I'd describe it as medium to full.

You don't need a ton of it to get good coverage either, and it applies equally well with a brush or sponge.

The finish seems to be somewhat matte, though it isn't drying or overly dry-looking on the skin.

In fact, I wound up liking this foundation a lot more than I thought I would. The Serum Foundation is my favorite, but this is a very close second.

I purchased this in just a single shade, 1.0N, and it is a good match. I assume that 1.0NS would be an even better one as it was with the Serum Foundation, but 1.0N is good enough that I don't feel the need to purchase the NS.

The Ordinary Coverage Foundation in 1.0N

The Ordinary Coverage Foundation in 1.0N vs. Serum Foundation in 1.0N
As with the Serum Foundation, the Coverage Foundation comes in about 20 shades.

So these are really great foundations overall... but I haven't even gotten to the best part: like all of the products in The Ordinary's line, they're incredibly reasonably-priced.

The Serum Foundation retails for $6.70 while the Coverage Foundation retails for $6.90.

You can find both of them on The Ordinary website.

And The Ordinary is apparently working on some other color cosmetics items in both matte and dewy, which is pretty exciting if you ask me.

Have you tried The Ordinary Colours Serum Foundation and/or Coverage Foundation? Are you a fan?

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