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The Ordinary Coverage Foundation 30ml

4.3 of 506 reviews


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The Ordinary Coverage Foundation Reviews

4.3 of 506 reviews

82% recommend this product

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Most Helpful Positive

Great value!!


it has great coverage

Most Helpful Criticism

Great colour range


Great range or colours to choose from. Was able to match my skin perfectly. This foundation is not exactly full coverage and transfers easily. A great foundation for during the day or when just needed a little bit of colour but for a night out I would find something with more coverage.
  1. So so

    Emily McDougall

    I really wanted to love this because I'm such a big fan of the ordinary, but it's not my favourite. I find the colour oxidises quite a bit and turned much darker after sitting on my skin. It's also fairly cakey, I can't seem to get a smooth finish once it's set. The weather's starting to cool down at the moment which dries out my skin, so I'm hoping that's the only reason this is looking cakey and...
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  2. Great value!!


    it has great coverage
  3. Not for dry or oily skin


    I would not recommend this product if you have oily or dry skin. The foundation really excentuates any dry spots and is also a very greasy and shiny. The texture is similar to sunscreen. It lasts a couple of hours before separating and oxidises so go a shade lighter. It would really only work if you already had very nice skin
  4. Light to medium coverage


    Has a nice texture to it. Great for everyday wear.
  5. Nice but triple-check your shade


    I have the Ordinary serum foundation and was told by the colour matcher to get the same shade as the serum foundation in the full coverage foundation. Unfortunately, the shades seem to be a bit off between the foundations, as my serum foundation is a perfect match whereas the full coverage foundation was a bit too dark for my skin. I have to apply the serum foundation before the full coverage one ...
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  6. favourite foundation ever


    so so lightweight and natural looking, coverage is great and very buildable
  7. Good for price point


    I feel particularly generous with my 4 stars, the price point of this product is what pushes my rating over the line. This is really good for lighter applications but I don't feel that this is suitable for heavy/buildable coverage as I found it 'slips' a lot in my t-zone. I have very combination skin and often have an oily forehead and nose. I found that even after trying it with multiple primers,...
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  8. Don’t repurchase


    I didn’t particularly like this foundation, it transferred and cracked apart fairly easily and quickly; extenuating my dry patches. I won’t be repurchasing this one.
  9. good foundation


    really good high coverage foundation, super light weight
  10. great product


    this foundation is amazing! for the price and colour selection I would recommend it to anyone. It goes on nicely and has a good finish, is definitely full coverage
  11. Decent for the price


    This is good for the price but it slips quite easily if you have an oily t-zone, it won’t last all day.
  12. GREAT COVERAGE, Super Lightweight


    This foundation does every thing it claims, it covers well even over my cystic acne. It blends super easily with brush or beauty blender, and plays really nice with other products. Its a great price and the colour matching was spot on.

    I am able to build this up when occasion requires it, but its great also for everyday. It doesnt feel heavy or gross by the end of the day and doesnt m...
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  13. Love love love it


    Can't believe this is only $12! It has very nice coverage but somehow still looks natural and undetectable on the skin. It's very soft and actually feels like it's hydrating you. Will be repurchasing.
  14. Love it !!


    Great value, non allergenic foundation that I mix with a fav bb cream for everyday wear to work
  15. Favourite foundation


    This is an AMAZING foundation, super light weight, I can easily apply with hands and very quickly blend with sponge, naming system of shades made it really easy to find a shade match. It has a satin finish on my oily skin. Just make sure to shake it before use.
  16. Great


    Gives good buildable coverage which is nice because I dont like my foundation too heavy, but have the option of more coverage if I need it. Good range of colours I was able to find a good match to my skin tone which sometimes I struggle with.
  17. so good


    this is really fantastic, it is affordable, lots of shades and such a great high coverage foundation!!!!!
  18. Extreme cover


    Colour match tool worked well for me. I like the look of this product and it is gives a very thorough cover. It hasn't caused me any breakouts. I have dry skin and with good primer and setting spray I wore this for more than 16 hours with good effect
  19. Pleasantly surprised


    I bought this on a bit of a whim and wasn’t confident on the colour match, but for the price, I didn’t really have much to lose! I’m really impressed by the coverage of this foundation. It doesn’t feel heavy, quite a matte finish and the colour was pretty spot on. I will definitely be purchasing again.
  20. Love this!


    With troublesome skin that's oily for the best of time and dry/flaky on the occasion, this foundation is fab! It has enough coverage to hide my spots and scars and holds well throughout the day with The Ordinary Silicone Primer. I appreciate the different tones to each shade available.
  21. Fantasic Finish


    I bought this product as I was wanting to switch up my makeup products and try something new. Having already tried and loved The Ordinary's skincare range, I figured this would be a great option for me and it didn't disappoint. The colour was easy to match online and the awesome price was also too hard to ignore. This gives great coverage with a slight glow and feels like it is actually good for m...
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  22. Ok coverage


    Firstly, it's extremely inexpensive, and it's The Ordinary, so you know the ingredients are going to be better than most similarly priced foundations, so it's already a pretty safe investment. I was lucky to get the colour match right buying online. The foundation is quite watery, but it gives better coverage than you expect for that consistency. I find the unevenness in my skin tone shows through...
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  23. Nice and light


    This is a light foundation with full coverage. I am 40 and this is a great foundation for aging skin. Good value
  24. Light coverage


    I had super high hopes for this and it missed the mark for me. It could just be my skills but it felt a little watered down and didn't meet my expectation. It felt lovely to wear and I really love this brand but didn't love this product.
  25. Very full coverage


    This is perfect if you want full coverage. Still not cakey and amazing colour range
  26. Very orange


    I used the colour match prompt on the website and found that it was way more orange than the Nars foundation I have that I used to match. It also has a very matte finish which I dont love.
  27. Love it!


    I love this foundation! Matches perfectly to my skin and looks flawless
  28. Great value!!


    Good coverage but not too heavy, leaves a dewy glow ✨
  29. Affordable and comfortable foundation


    Feels very smooth and matches my complexion. A small drop lasts me the whole day, and does not feel awkwardly sticky like other brands. Very affordable price for students.
  30. For the price, it’s amazing!


    This one was a great find for me. The colour matched my skin tone well and would last the entire work day without much patchiness, which some may rate lower for, but considering the price of this, I honestly don’t think you can go wrong. I think if I put more effort into setting the foundation I wouldn’t have a problem, so it’s a winner for me!
  31. Experimentation & Patience Paid off


    The colour match selector really works - only used it the second time round. These can be easily combined to achieve the right colour blend. You cannot try and exchange so I’m left with a number of shades I need to blend, or leave behind. You can’t tell from the bottle...you need to try it.

    This product exceeded expectations for the price point, however, only lasts 4-6hours without t...
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  32. Great for price!


    Good foundation, especially for such a low price. Nice Matte finish - pretty good match with my usual NARS Oslo shade. Not as good as other more expensive foundations, but I have found this really good for everyday wear.
  33. Patiently Experiment


    The colour match selector really works - only used it the second time round. These can be easily combined to achieve the right colour blend. The serum and foundation combine well. I mix the two and or varying shades before applying.

    You cannot try and exchange so I’m left with a number of shades I need to blend, or leave behind. You can’t tell from the bottle...you need to try it.
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  34. Trusty bargain foundation


    I walked past The Ordinary stand in DJ's in the city. The lady matched my colour perfectly for my winter complexion. Not cakey and super spreadable. I still tend to gravitate to my other foundations (MAC, olay BB, lorel true match).
  35. A decent medium coverage foundation


    I personally prefer the serum foundation. I’ve always had oily/ combination skin but I have found that it’s really drying out in some areas as I enter my early 30s. So I find that the serum f goes on more smoothly over the mattifying primer I use on my T-zone, whereas the coverage foundation would require me to have completely eliminated any dry patches beforehand. The thing is - if I moisture my ...
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  36. Amazing


    Was after a sheer foundation for day and I have never recived so many compliments on my skin! Defs 'your skin but better'. Better than more pricey products. Could not recommend more for the price. Love.
  37. lovely product


    Very lovely product!!! They deliver what they promised!!!
  38. Great colour range


    Great range or colours to choose from. Was able to match my skin perfectly. This foundation is not exactly full coverage and transfers easily. A great foundation for during the day or when just needed a little bit of colour but for a night out I would find something with more coverage.
  39. Would try again


    For the price, the Ordinary products really impress me. I did get a colour that was a little too dark so I've had to mix it with my current Bobbi Brown foundation to achieve the correct colour so I can't comment on it on its own. When mixed in however, it does do the job and stays on all day at work.
  40. Best!


    long lasting, not cakey, allows skin to breath. great for this price point. colourmatch system worked a treat!
  41. Don’t like this at all!

    The Ordinary Foundation

    I was looking to try something different to my current foundation, something cheaper to wear on those casual weekends or the working from home, but still needing to video call situation.

    I read plenty of great reviews for the foundation and thought for less $15, why not give it a go.

    What a waste of time. This foundation settles into my fine lines, making them really not...
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  42. Great affordable foundation


    I love so many of The Ordinary's products so once I started to run out of my more expensive foundations I was really keen to try something that's a little more affordable. The coverage is medium and definitely buildable, plus it's not overly cakey which is great. I quite red skin that's slightly oily and this works well for me, but it also works well for my friends with dryer skin. It oxidises a l...
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  43. Not the best


    I love love love TO products but was quite disappointed with this one, especially after reading all the positive reviews. This foundation is quite yellow and oxidised fairly quickly for me. This left my t zone oily by midday and just blah. Will not repurchase.
  44. Beyond expectations


    Holy moly this foundation for this price point is amazing, a little goes a long way lasted me all day with full coverage i just set it with some powder, went to gym and everything! the colour match is also spot on ! I definitely recommend this to anyone and everyone, I am actually so blown away and I am usually spending $50-70 on foundation.
  45. SO GOOD


    What a bargain, the quality is all there. Subtle matte finish, great for oily skin. Stays in place all day, perfect medium coverage. Honestly reach for this more than my $80 foundation.. Not much more you could ask for really.
  46. Stays all day


    Great, value for money foundation. I mix half serum version and half full coverage version and it’s perfect consistency. I do find that I need to use a setting spray to last all day.
  47. Great product for the price


    I think this foundation performs very well, it’s medium to full coverage with a dewy finish. I have oily skin and the staying power isn’t as good as I would like and I do have to powder down after a few hours but for $12 it is definitely great and would work well for dry skin.
  48. This product is absolutely incredible!


    Talk about bang for you buck! This foundation matches up to some of the best I have used. Flawless coverage, (I would say medium coverage), but is definitely buildable. Hides pores like a dream. Feels lightweight, lets skin breathe and perfect for everyday use, My only recommendation is that you buy a lighter and darker shade to mix in order to get your exact colour match, however given the produc...
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  49. Affordable and a great daily use foundation


    I wear this foundation to work. It lasts all day and feels light on the skin. Would definitely recommend, also due to the great price point. I don't think it can be beaten!
  50. High-end foundation without the $$$


    Better than Mac foundation for only $12.90! So full coverage, doesn't leave the skin looking oily, doesn't create lines. My holy grail foundation!
  51. Almost a dupe for Dior Backstage Face and Body foundation


    I really enjoy this foundation and was pleasantly surprised by it's medium-high coverage and light texture. I usually use Dior Backstage Face and Body foundation and enjoyed the similar lightweight texture and coverage of this foundation for a much cheaper price. However, I do find it more difficult to apply with a brush as it does appear streaky sometimes.
  52. Great value!!


    Good, natural coverage
    Absolutely love this product. Goes on so easy, very lightweight, gives good coverage while still looking natural, and it lasts all day. Love that it evens my skin while my freckles are still visible underneath.
  53. Good


    Has very good coverage, covers everything. It does oxidise a fair bit so i would suggest getting a lighter shade than you normally would. Good for the price
  54. good for the price


    Thus foundation offers a pretty decent coverage for the price. It is supposed to have a more matte finish than the serum foundation, but I find I'm shiny even immediately after applying it. My skin is oily but not that oily! the colour range and price are hard to argue with!
  55. Amazing for the price!


    I used just one pump to try this out for the first time and it was enough to cover my whole face to my surprise. I hadn't even primed like I normally would and it was great. Goes on really easy and doesn't feel heavy or cake-y at all
  56. Great quality and very affordable


    Probably one of the best foundations I've ever tried and the absolute cheapest by far. I have VERY oily skin and so the only draw back is this foundation is not mattifying, however setting it with some powder does the trick if you're as oily as me. If you have normal to dry skin I think it'll be fine without powder. I'm also very pale and managed to find my match with this foundation! 5 stars!
  57. Great quality and very affordable


    Probably one of the best foundations I've ever tried and the absolute cheapest by far. I have VERY oily skin and so the only draw back is this foundation is not mattifying, however setting it with some powder does the trick if you're as oily as me. If you have normal to dry skin I think it'll be fine without powder. I'm also very pale and managed to find my match with this foundation! 5 stars!
  58. Perfect


    The coverage of this foundation is great, and at the low price is such great value for money. I was sceptical when reading such great reviews but this foundation proved its worth. I LOVE IT


    I adore this foundation!! It has literally become my favorite foundation and I've given up my all-time favorite foundation (which I'd been using for the past 6 years) for this product!

    This product is super light, super affordable, and provides good coverage whilst looking reasonably natural on the skin. I also feel like it looks super luminous and glowy when applied and settles to a ...
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  60. Love it !!


    Great coverage. I chose a shade too light but under a darker powder it works well.
  61. Total steal


    For the price, I didn't expect such a nice foundation! Its medium but buildable coverage and a nice lightweight consistency. I found it best applied with a damp beauty sponge and set with a good powder for full coverage. so cheap and the colour range is mindblowing!!
  62. Very good value foundation


    I wasn't expecting much coverage after reading some reviews, but this provides a perfect coverage for my skin (but I don't have too many blemishes to cover up anyway). I ordered 1-2N and it was a bit darker than my skin so I mix it with Revlon colorstay foundation shade 1-1 and it's perfect. Really good value as well. I will definitely buy it again next time.
  63. Very good value foundation


    I wasn't expecting much coverage after reading some reviews, but this provides a perfect coverage for my skin (but I don't have too many blemishes to cover up anyway). I ordered 1-2N and it was a bit darker than my skin so I mix it with Revlon colorstay foundation shade 1-1 and it's perfect. Really good value as well. I will definitely buy it again next time.
  64. Versatile foundation


    This is a super versatile foundation with buildable coverage. This can be a sheer, light coverage foundation over a well-moisturised base, or can be a full coverage foundation if you build it up. I have oily skin so some foundations come off within a few hours of application, but this stays put all day and night until I remove it. I love that you can find the perfect colour just by inputting your ...
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  65. Absolutely amazing


    I love this foundation so much, I am on to my second bottle and cannot imagine my life without it. It applies beautifully with fingers, brushes and sponges if you want to vary the coverage, it has a beautiful dewy finish that can be set down with a matte powder. The packaging is stella, the pump dispenses the right amount of product and locks so its great for travel or to keep in a makeup bag
  66. great inexpensive foundation


    it's great that this foundation is so inexpensive so I can get it in a few colours for when I'm tanned or if I want to use for contouring. has a beautiful finish, great coverage and pretty good staying power
  67. LOVE ❤️


    This is brilliant value for money-I mix one pump of this foundation, and one pump of the serum light coverage foundation in the same shade. Better coverage and longevity than expensive foundations, great for dry skin too. I apply with blender and love the results.
  68. So cheap it can’t work but it does!


    Usually use Chanel & added this to the cart to make up for shipping. Had zero hope it would work but Jesus it’s so lightweight on my skin.
    Wouldn’t say it’s full coverage however it’s enough & you can build it up. Since I’ve started using this daily my skin isn’t as congested so impressed with this brand I’ve replaced all my expensive products with the ordinary
  69. Best foundation I've ever used...


    This is the best foundation I've ever used. Hands down!

    It gives the skin such a silky texture and it feels so light on my skin, despite the coverage. It's easy to blend and the price is great.

  70. Perfect everyday foundation


    I LOVE this foundation. It is inexpensive but does a wonderful job for an all rounder everyday foundation. I have mild acne and find that this doesn't aggravate my skin and provides a good amount of cover for daily use without suffocating my skin. Applies perfectly over my SPF with a beauty blender. Would 100% recommend!
  71. Fabulous


    This amazing foundation arrived yesterday. I didn’t expect to love this so much, it is light in texture, glides on and stayed on all day. It gave me the light coverage I was looking for, as my skin is ageing I didn’t want anything that would highlight my lines. The price is awesome and I couldn’t be happier.
  72. Good Price, Good Feel


    When I first got this foundation I thought it would be an everyday one. However, I realised I had a preference for BB cream as it's super light. The Ordinary foundation is suprisingly high quality and sometimes I prefered it over my too faced versions for a night out. A good budget pick.
  73. 1.1Ncredible!!!!


    I love this! I scoured Google to get more familiar with the shades on offer and decided on 1.1N- my skin is fair-light and has warm, yellow undertones. This foundation, although 'neutral' still has a yellow base which is why it matched me perfectly! It resists 10 hour shifts under artificial cooling and heating in a physical environment! If you are on your feet all day and need something reliable,...
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  74. Love this!


    I use this one for work, when I need more 'full coverage' and the Serum version on the weekend for a more casual look.
    Love that you don't have to use a brush with this one, and it's super affordable too!
  75. Great for the price

    Ally J

    I have very oily skin and this foundation is lovely for the price point. This foundation makes my skin look very smooth and doesn't break me out. I prefer wearing it at night and it very comfortable to wear. It pairs nicely with the primer.
  76. Not for me!


    I really thought I would like this after having great success with their skincare! But I really didn’t! I used it once with a Damo beauty blender and I did not like it! It didn’t apply well and I found that it oxidises so quickly. Not for me.
  77. Can't go wrong with this foundation


    This foundation glides on seamlessly, it blends in really well and has a very natural finish while still providing a moderate amount of coverage. Therefore I wouldn't recommend this product to people looking for extreme coverage but overall a lovely lightweight foundation!
  78. Easy and effective


    One of those products you don't have to think much about or be careful with applying - just so easy to use and does the job. Good coverage, comfortable texture, lasts decently throughout the day, blends really quickly.
  79. Good everyday foundation


    I usually use the NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation but I wanted to find a cheaper alternative for work / everyday. This is definitely not as full coverage as the NARS but it works well for an everyday foundation. I would have preferred it to be a bit more full coverage but at this price point, it's definitely a good option!
  80. Great on my Skin


    I really like the lightness of this foundation, while I felt like it did cover some imperfections. I have relatively clear skin, so I don't need really heavy foundations to cover breakouts etc. so this worked really well for me.
    The colour was great and I enjoy the pump on the bottle.
    It worked well with a beauty blender and a brush - both applications seemed to work fine on my skin....
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  81. SO Impressed! Will be stocking up!


    I'm so impressed with this product. especially for the price tag, this works so much better than my foundations that are $60 +.

    It is buildable, doesn't feel sticky on my face at all, I wore it today 9am - 5pm and it still looks really nice. Huge range of colours for every skin tone too - I will definitely be repurchasing!
  82. Natural second skin


    I had heard about the ordinary many times but had never tried it. I'm so sorry I waited this long! I blended the foundation into my skin with a sponge and it applies beautifully and seamlessly. The foundation is a very think consistency and looks very natural on the skin, and doesn't stay tacky on the skin so you don't even have to powder if you don't like to. Would purchase again!
  83. A fav of mine


    I love all of the ordinary products and this product is no exception, it is a great inexpensive everyday foundation, the perfect colour match for my skin it is light and soaks into my skin really well
  84. Value for money


    I used to use a MAC foundation about 5 times the price, this gives almost the same result. I often get creases in my cheeks from smiling using this (did from the MAC foundation too), not sure that's the foundations fault though.
  85. a great price


    I usually go for high end foundations but this is really good, light enough to wear everyday but also I can build this up to give a more heavy coverage look
  86. More than Ordinary


    I thought I'd see what the fuss about this foundation was about, particularly as I am used to high end products which cost more than $60 each. This is worth MORE than its price tag and I love how it sits on my skin. It gives off a great matte finish and it oxidises just a little bit but it is barely noticeable, particularly with a good setting powder.
  87. Excellent Price


    This foundation was easy to apply and feels quite lightweight. The coverage is a good amount for everyday wear. The only thing I was a little bit disappointed with was it didn't last a whole day, however I work long hours and it doesn't claim to be long lasting. It gave me a nice even finish and didn't feel heavy.
  88. worth a go


    this is worth a purchase, i didn't get my shade correct but the formula feels really good on and is pretty affordable
  89. Not a fan


    I was really excited when the ordinary came out with a foundation. I tried both the coverage and serum I didn’t really like either to be honest. I don’t feel that either of them stay on my face evenly throughout the day, and often built up in certain areas of my face even after blending thoroughly upon application. Also leaving noticeable marks after taking my glasses off. Will not be re-purchasin...
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  90. Good product for the price


    I’ve been using this foundation for quite a while. Nice, natural finish, good cover without being too heavy. Great value.
  91. Moisturising foundation


    I'm a relatively recent convert to The Ordinary so was keen to try the foundation - matched by selecting online my current brand foundation colour. It's probably a bit too yellow for me despite being a 'neutral' colour. The first time I applied I used my fingertips and 2 pumps was way too much. Using 1 pump and using a foundation brush to apply it, I got a much more even result. Not sure if I will...
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  92. My fav! Colour: 1.1P


    This and the serum version are the only foundations I use!
    I have oily/combination skin and I find this is really great at keeping my face matte, it doesn't leave my skin feeling like I have a lot of makeup on as it is breathable and it doesn't make my skin look patchy.
    I use colour 1.1P, and it is is perfect for my pale skin that is prone to redness. The coverage is medium but is eas...
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  93. Great coverage and great price.


    This foundation is excellent coverage and a really good colour range and price. Nothing to complain about. Perfect as my “going out” foundation to pair with my “day time” ordinary serum foundation.
  94. Nice level of coverage


    Good coverage for daily use when I feel that I need slightly more coverage while still wanting a natural look. It has a nice shade range, although I still find that I need to mix two shades in winter. The only thing I would want with this foundation would be for it to be less dry and less matte.
  95. Amazing coverage


    Love this product, so cheap yet covers so well and long lasting
  96. Amazing with oily skin


    I bought this for my sister and tried some. It is so good with oily skin and does NOT move around.
  97. light weight


    i didnt expect much from this foundation but its actually really good, and the price is just so affordable, even drugstore foundations are not cheap these days. this go on smoothly. i would say its light to medium coverage, but you can always build it up. theres no scent to it and a bottle last me ages as well.
  98. Affordable everyday wear


    I love this product!
    I am a qualified MUA and when first building up my kit I was searching for foundations that wouldn’t cost me an arm and leg to purchase as I go through so much foundation on my clients but was only just starting out so didn’t have the funds to spend on high end products. I came across the ‘Ordinary’ products and foundation range and instantly fell in love. The foundation...
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  99. Bang for buck!


    I was looking for a cruelty free foundation that lasted and didn't cost the earth. This definitely fits the bill. I have combination skin and used the colour match system to choose a colour which when it arrived was perfect. Coverage is good and day to day use it lasts most of the day- my only critique would be it rubs off during gym sessions. Overall a great addition to my makeup bag and I'll be ...
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  100. Perfect


    This foundation goes on like silk and makes my skin look air brushed, it’s really nice to apply with a damp beauty blender and has great staying power for a night out.
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