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The Ordinary Coverage Foundation 30ml

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4.2 of 403 reviews

80% recommend this product

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Most Helpful Positive



This product really surprised me, it’s so cheap and great quality! I have sensitive skin and this felt very comfortable and lasted all day with no redness or break out!

Most Helpful Criticism

Definitely a savey


I’m trying to step back from expensive foundations without compromising the quality. Although the quality isn’t bad, I wouldn’t call this a full coverage foundation. It seems a bit too thin and light. It does go on easily and spreads well, and I’m sure with the right combo of setting powder and spray it would work well. I’ll conitnue to use it for basic day to day use where I don’t expect a full days wear. I used the online colour match and it was pretty accurate.
  1. It’s ok!


    verified purchaser
    A little oily but provides ok coverage.
  2. Can't be beaten for the price


    verified purchaser
    There's a lot to like about this foundation, and not much not to like. The price can't be beaten. In terms of shades, I am at the very fair end and use the 1.0NS colour, because I think the silver makes it look a bit glower and nicer. This shade suits me better than some other much more expensive brands that don't do fair well. The coverage is good and it looks nice on (but will be affected by hav...
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  3. Get a shade lighter


    verified purchaser
    As others have mentioned it oxidises, so I recommend going a shade lighter than you would normally wear.
    This is a pretty good foundation, especially for the price. It is good coverage, but I find it can sometimes sit on top of my skin and needs some buffing in with a beauty blender.
    Also, if you have oily skin like me I would definitely recommend a good mattifying setting spray (e.g...
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  4. Wow!


    This product really surprised me, it’s so cheap and great quality! I have sensitive skin and this felt very comfortable and lasted all day with no redness or break out!
  5. Blending


    I found this easy to blend.. I mixed it with a lighter foundation and got the perfect colour. It felt good on my face. I would give it 3/4 stars
  6. Great colour, good coverage

    Caz w

    verified purchaser
    I bought this to try for the first time and I love the colour N2, suits my skin perfectly. Good coverage, great price. Not as long lasting as MAC foundation but I love The Ordinary as a brand, and prefer their ethics.
  7. Affordable and high quality


    verified purchaser
    This foundation is so lightweight and easy to blend. Although the colour range isn't great, I found a shade that suits me. It definitely oxidises and turns darker after a few hours, but otherwise works perfectly.
  8. Super cheap but not my cup of tea


    This product is so cheap that it is worth the risk of buying and seeing how it works for you. That being said, I do not really like the product, it felt heavy and the colours are all pretty fake and not very natural. I am a pink undertone and I found the few colours I've tried to be yellow even though they claim to match my undertones. The product felt cheap as well, and as a result, I was getting...
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  9. Better than I expected


    verified purchaser
    Previously I have been using maybelline fit me (matte) but I am happy I took a chance on this! I only have to use the smallest amount because it spreads so far! It sits lovely on my skin (I use TO primer) and I get a fulls day wear from it. It is easier to build more coverage but I am liking using it as a medium cover. I want to also try TO serum foundation next!
  10. Great Everyday Product


    I purchased this product after seeing that my shade was not available in the serum formula and I was very pleased with the results of the more full coverage option. I have freckly skin and I prefer not to fully cover them up to keep my makeup on the more natural side and this product does just that. I will say that I mostly definitely need to set this foundation with a good helping of power as I f...
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  11. So fab!


    I love everything about this, the price, the consistency and the stay power. I will never go back to expensive foundation for every day use. Only thing is my skin can get a bit shiny by the end of the day.
  12. Great product


    First and foremost, i love that this product comes in different tones. I struggle finding a lower price point foundation that has a pink base, and this delivers.

    It blends like a dream, the pump dispenser dispenses just the right amount of product and i love that air can't get in to the product, so no risk of oxidization.

    It is a fairly full coverage foundation, so not r...
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  13. Great for eveyday


    This is a great everyday foundation. Goes on well, feels light and has good coverage. I was hoping for slightly better coverage as I have some pigmentation issues so if you don't have dark spots or freckles that you'd like to cover, then I'd recommend this as a cost effective option.
  14. Definitely a savey


    I’m trying to step back from expensive foundations without compromising the quality. Although the quality isn’t bad, I wouldn’t call this a full coverage foundation. It seems a bit too thin and light. It does go on easily and spreads well, and I’m sure with the right combo of setting powder and spray it would work well. I’ll conitnue to use it for basic day to day use where I don’t expect a full d...
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  15. Excellent price


    This is a fantastic every day foundation for the price. If I’m honest I still save my more premium foundations for special occasions, but for daily use like work this is great and much more economical.
  16. In search of the perfect foundation for dry skin... This isn't it


    This product feels beautiful on your skin. It's light and has great coverage. The colour match is perfect too! But just like the serum foundation by The Ordinary, I simply cannot get this product to stay on my skin no matter what I do. It has no staying power at all.
  17. Very pleased


    I had been told I was too mature now to wear liquid foundation but I thought that I would give this product a go. I was really surprised how smoothly it glided on and how good the coverage was. The color helper gave me a very good color match. I am very pleased and will purchase again.
  18. very good coverage and nice price


    I use it everyday now, very affordable product. It has very good coverage, middle to full coverage and light weight. It is easy to spread and even on the face. I recommend to use sponge to apply rather than fingertips.
  19. Great finish


    I found the application was easy and had good coverage. The price is great as well. I had no redness or irritation from using this product and am in love with it. Good base.
  20. Reliable and affordable


    Packaging is an easy pump bottle but was smaller than I expected. Easy to apply. I haven’t noticed any adverse effects on my skin and does not cause breakouts or dryness for me. Coverage is light and not heavy. I do find it creases a bit around my eye lids. Lasts well for about half the day, I don’t think you could apply and expect it to last all day and night.
  21. Great coverage and value for money


    Brilliant product. Covers really well and you don’t need much product to get great coverage.
    It doesn’t have spf - so photographs well.
    Feels lovely on the skin - it does have a more matte type finish but that doesn’t bother me.
    Doesn’t clog the pores and isn’t too heavy, non greasy is texture too.
    Great product at a great price
  22. Not for me


    I found the coverage to be poor, very thin and watery.
  23. Love but makes me breakout


    I bought to replace my Nars Sheerglow and found it very similar which I loved, but unfortunately made me break out. I've now swapped to the serum version which is perfect.
  24. Great shade


    This is a great i would say medium coverage foundation, i do prefer to serum because its thinner, this can feel quite heavy on my oily skin, but its a great shade and does what it says.
  25. Best Budget Foundation


    This has to be the best budget foundation out there. Great coverage, doesn’t break me out and mixes well with liquid illuminates and products to sheer it out!
  26. Not for me


    I didn't like this foundation - it separated, transferred, and never really sat on the skin right at all. There's better drug store formulas out there. Hard pass.
  27. Didn't work for me


    This foundation cracked and caked up on me. It had very little lasting power and was very transferable.

    Not a fan at all.
  28. Good Coverage


    I love The Ordinary products and for the price why not try their foundation? Has very good coverage and texture not drying. The colours are quite yellow based sometimes I mix a little more colour to even it out a little. The colour match Adore offers is quite good. I would recommend this product a little goes a long way!
  29. Medium coverage


    I would say this product is more on the medium coverage side, definetely not full coverage but it does have a nice finish quality and the matte finish to it is not too dry or cakey looking.
  30. Finally found the one


    I wasn’t sure what to expect with this product, especially considering the price point. I have been very pleasantly surprised and will be sticking with this foundation from now on! The formula is light and you don’t need much at all for decent coverage. It builds easily on problematic areas and sits well all day with a bit of setting powder.
  31. Absolutely a game changer


    After trialing multiple foundations - my oily to normal skin just didn't handle any of them.
    So i thought id give this one a try.
    It not only has great spread-ability but a little also goes a long way!
    I always find i have to mix two colors together to get a true match but Its color matched perfectly to my skin (i got the 2YG) and i even purchased a 1N to be a highlighter tone....
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  32. Natural Coverage


    At first this product wasn't working well with my dry dehydrated skin however after about a month of using other the ordinary skin products to rehydrate my skin, this foundation looks soooooo much better. Its natural, smooth and has great coverage. I use 1.2 golden tone, helps to cover redness. It also doesn't feel heavy
  33. Combo / oily skin


    I had high hopes for this foundation based on reviews for my skin.
    Let me say, this is a beautiful formula and smooth application and this looks great on the skin when first applied.
    Its super light weight with great coverage.
    However - my skin is prone to shine and a fairly oily T-zone.
    As soon as I applied this, whilst it had a velvety matte finish - I could feel it d...
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  34. Unbelievable bargain


    After being so impressed with the quality of their skincare, I thought I'd try this out for the price. The colourmatch to my usual Mac foundation was perfect, and it's about $40 less. With good texture and pigment, it's still fairly light and blends beautifully, but builds up well in areas I want more coverage. Didn't work so well with my Mac primer, but perfectly with the Ordinary silicone primer...
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  35. Highly anticipated, but disappointed


    Felt great on the skin, not as full coverage as I expected, but looked nice on and lasted most of the day.
    Unfortunately after a month using this foundation every day, I broke out massively and this was the only thing I could tie the breakouts to. I assume its due to the coconut alkanes in it which is a known comedogenic ingredient.
    Maybe if you're not prone to acne breakouts this woul...
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  36. Colour options good


    Colour options are really good one of the few that matches perfect for my fair skin, is lightweight but I found it sunk straight into my pores around my nose and wiped off very easily everywhere else without setting powder.
  37. Too thick and dry


    I found it too thick and just sat on top of my skin as opposed to sinking into my skin, and I feel like it made my skin look drier as well. I just didn’t work for me.
  38. Can't fault it


    I am not very experienced when it comes to foundations, I have only just started wearing it this year at the age of 33 and started with Benefit's Hello Happy which is also a very nice foundation but is far more expensive than this one. I bought this on a whim to give it a go and compare and it is so affordable and so faultless that I will continue to purchase it.
  39. Foundation


    Liking this coverage. Its not what I would call a heavy coverage at all. But it lets the natural appearance of the skin come through.. Loving
  40. Light and covers well


    I to foundations as you feel like there’s nothing on. They work well at protecting the skin and zero clogging while giving a beautifully smooth barely there look. Love it.
  41. Great foundation


    I use Estée Lauder foundation but I bought this to try.
    I always like the ordinary brand. So affordable.
    And this works good on my skin and colour is perfect.
    I’ll change to this foundation after my double wear is finished.
    You can use color match on the website when you chose your colour.
  42. Great product.


    I’m such a fussy person when it comes to foundation and concealer. I’m not about them sliding into my fine lines and making friends.

    Thankfully, this one doesn’t do that!! It had a good coverage, very lightweight, didn’t slip around.

    I used a brush for initial application and smoothed it out with a beauty sponge, which I think helped. I did also use a hydrating primer u...
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  43. Very impressed with the coverage. Covers evenly and looks flawless.


    This product is very impressive. Very well priced and great product!
  44. Great for price


    Love this product for an everyday/work foundation. Super good quality for the price, and great coverage.
  45. Light and pretty


    Love this for days when I don’t need much coverage and want something fresh. Very happy!
  46. Great


    I was shocked at how it just disappears and covers at the same time. Love it. I don't like covering my skin as I do like to see my imperfections but I'll definitely be using it for nights out and more glam looks.
  47. good


    considering the price, this is a pretty good foundation. Lot of shades to colour match though I find application can be a little streaky
  48. great


    so affordable, I got 1.1N and the colour match was perfect. blends in well, builable
    for the price, a great product
  49. not the best


    you get what you pay for. this just didnt work for me, bottle felt and looked super cheap, and the colours were way off for me. felt thick looked cakey and didnt sit nicely on my skin. mum also hated it and we have opposite skin. im oily acne sensitive with redness and shes dry with redness and worked for neither of us
  50. Best Budget Foundation


    This has to be the best budget foundation out there. Great coverage, doesn’t break me out and mixes well with liquid illuminates and products to sheer it out!
  51. Great value!


    Great coverage. The colour match system that adore offer works very well. I simply added my past foundations details in and got the right shade. Such a great product and great value for money!
  52. Light Foundation


    After using the beauty range, unfortunately I don't think the foundation compares. It is lightweight but I am finding that I don't really use it as it doesn't add much to my face.
  53. Good for the price


    Satin finish, medium coverage. Tends to cake up around my nose at the end of the day. No close colour match for NC35 in my experience, so buy two to mix.
  54. Great Product!


    I normally used the Serum foundation by the Ordinary and decided to try the coverage. I love it, the price is amazing and defiantly has better coverage than the serum. Highly Recommend :)
  55. Very good coverage and light weight


    I love it, very cheap but good result. The coverage is very good, and never dry out. It matches my skin color and very light weight. I recommend it.
  56. Yes, yes, yes!


    Great foundation! Exactly what I was hoping for. Huge product pay off. Very pigmented, so a little goes a long way. Very light on the skin with a lovely velvet finish (I am a dryer/normal skin type). Looks dewy, but isn't wet so I don't feel like it's just going to wipe off my skin. The colour seems light at first, but oxidises. Very happy with this foundation. Will purchase again. And I don't fee...
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  57. Disappointed


    I found this product very disappointing, I had high hopes for this foundation as I love the skin care.
    A foundation is meant to be like a second skin this foundation separates making my skin look old, dry and flaking. It is not long lasting and when touching up it smears what's already on my face not melting smoothly onto the skin and I have to rewash my face. I did try and use it with diff...
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  58. Awesome Cheap Foundation


    I absolutely love this foundation! The shade range is amazing, it works really well with oily skin, I would say that I would use this foundation for work over my other foundations, it is cheap and good, so I don't feel bad using it for just work, I can easily buy more from Adore :)
  59. well priced


    I tried this the other day and liked it. The colour match was great and the coverage is really good not to mention the price. The only thing i don't like about the it is that it made my skin look really oily so i had to use some translucent powder.
  60. Omg!


    This foundation is FANTASTIC. I absolutely love it! I did a lot of physical activity and the foundation stayed put! It doesn't feel heavy, and goes on and spreads so evenly!

    Definitely my new favorite foundation!
  61. Perfection


    I started using the ordinary serums two months ago and loved the change in my skin. My usual foundation started sitting funny though and so I thought it would make sense the the ordinary foundation would work with the skin care. It absolutely does and it sits so light with full coverage and wears incredibly well. I used the colour match tool and it got my colour perfectly. Will only be wearing thi...
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  62. Good for price


    Good product for the price, very thin foundation and hard to choose correct colour.
  63. Best foundation ever


    I have very sensitive skin and this is the only makeup that has not irritated my skin and the price is perfect
  64. Not the best but good for the price


    I purchased this after falling in love with the serum version.
    I got the same colour as I did with the serum but the full coverage colour is a little different and doesn't match my skin as well. I cant seem to build up a very good coverage with it, it's hardly full coverage for me. Wont be repurchasing.
  65. Wonderful!


    This foundation it fantastic! A little go's a long way and blends in effortlessly. The coverage is perfect and is long lasting, a fantastic price for a top quality product.
  66. Love


    Almost like a tinted moisturiser but with slightly more coverage. Lovely dewy finish, looks and feels likes skin. My every day foundation for over a year!
  67. Not overly Impressed


    I have very oily skin and this product does not work for me. Leaves me oily and shiny not long after application. I guess it's a buildable coverage foundation but still found it quite thin and would need lots of layers for my desired finish. Also not the best colour that was recommended based on the colour finder tool.
  68. Mixer


    Looks like real skin and doesn't look cakey or dry. Might be a little bit slippy for oily skin, but I like it for combo skin. The shades are a bit finnicky to match online, but you can buy a couple and mix if it really comes down to it
  69. Definitely full coverage


    Most definitely full coverage, a bit too much for me though. I preferred the serum foundation to this in terms of weight but if you're after an inexpensive full coverage foundation that blends well and lasts all day then give this a shot.
    I couldn't find the right shade for myself but being so cheap, I was able to purchase multiple and mix together to match my skin.
  70. Love it.


    Excellent every day foundation.
    Goes on very easily with my favourite brush and you need hardly any product to cover your whole face.
    I will be re-purchasing in a lighter colour as the one I first purchased is a little too dark.
  71. Good

    Maria Elisabeth Diane

    I like this better than the serum foundation. Not cakey and feels nice on skin
  72. Worth the try!


    Great for oily skin. not sticky and lasts longer. The shade suits well for my skin tone too!
  73. Light everyday foundation, bit oily for me


    I found this foundation really thin which I liked and provides pretty good coverage, almost like a really thin (slightly runny) tinted moisturizer.
    However, for me it was a bit greasy. I found a little while after applying, I had a sheen across my t-zone.
    I don't normally wear liquid foundation on a daily basis, I use a loose mineral powder and wanted to try a liquid foundation that ...
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  74. lovely dewy finish and not cakey


    I have very dry skin and this doesn't leave a dry, cakey look even though it is full coverage. It still leaves a lovely dewy, natural look all day. Such amazing value! I like this equally as much as my double wear foundation.
  75. Great coverage for a great price


    Can’t fault this foundation given the reasonable price tag! Coverage is medium I’d say, stays well with a primer underneath. Colour range is good for fairer complexions, I always find it difficult to find foundation in a fair enough shade with pink undertones without being too pale. On to my second bottle already, plus the price point means you can purchase more than one shade I.e. a winter and su...
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  76. Good Base


    For this price you can't go wrong. Great base foundation
  77. Great everyday foundation


    Love this! Builds to a medium coverage, sinks into the skin beautifully without ever looking Cakey. Great for everyday and I’d recommend for all skin types
  78. Great improvement


    I used as instructed and I must say I have seen an improvement for wrinkles,depuffing and dark circles
  79. For the price point, reasonable coverage for scarred skin.


    For reference, my HG foundation is the Mac Studio Fix - I was looking a cheaper, slightly 'lighter' option (but still full coverage as I have a fair bit of scarring from acne). I found this works best when applied and buffed in with a brush. I do set this powder after, as I have very oily skin, but I do think it wears well, and doesn't oxidise. There is transfer as the day goes on, but again, give...
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  80. Great product


    This is a really nice foundation it’s light and feels lovely on skin looks natural yet has great coverage
    Excellent value and product
  81. Buy this if you know what’s good for you


    $12.90!?! Are you kidding me!?!

    I usually buy Mac foundation but am currently trying to save money.

    Not only is 1.2P a perfect match to mac NW20, I use so much less of it!!

    The product is great and I believe you should all stock up because it’s selling fast!
  82. Mum loves it


    Originally bought for myself but the shade I bought was a tad dark so gave it to my mum. She loves it! She has been usint it now for over a year and buys multiple at a time. She said it doesn’t go cakey and really easy to blend. Her skin is quite red and dry
  83. Loveee


    This is such a great every day foundation! It's not too heavy but provides great coverage. The only negative is that it has to be set really well because it does not have great longevity, especially on oily skin. Highly recommend this foundation for day to day wear though!!
  84. Good, but not great for dry skin


    The foundation is light and a little can go a long way. I use a sponge to apply the foundation as I the finish better. The foundation is matte through and it tends to look a little dry and cakey on some areas of my face. I feel like it would be pretty ok in summer but not a good pruduct to use during the dry winter months (for people with dry skin). The coverage is good, not amazing but it does co...
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  85. Perfect dupe for glossier skin tint


    This is such a good dupe for the glossier skin tint, it makes my skin look even and fresh. It is super light and my skin is pretty sensitive to foundation and this one doesn’t make me break out. Would recommend using a primer with it so it lasts longer
  86. All day glow


    This is a great medium to full coverage foundation. It sits nicely on the skin and doesn't feel thick or suffocating like some full coverage foundations. It does a great job of evening out the skin and minimising any pigmentation you want to hide, while still allowing for that not wearing any foundation, foundation look.
  87. not good very patchy


    Not good. Too hard to blend for me no matter what base I use underneath by the time I get in the car and look in the mirror it's so blotchy, has dry patches just looks terrible. Makes my skin look like its peeling. Colour wise its a tad warmer than the same shade in the serum. Would 100% recommend the serum version of this though.
  88. Not What I Was Expecting


    This foundation didn't sit well on my dry skin and built up in areas. I tried applying with a beauty blender, fingers and with a brush but I think this just doesn't suit my skin type. This isn't down to the foundation - I'm sure it works well on other skin types. Silly me also incorrectly colour matched online so thats my own fault
  89. Fantastic every day foundation


    I have very oily skin and this foundation sits well on my skin. A perfect, cheap everyday foundation with loads of shades to choose from. I do use a loose powder over the top to help set it - but often have compliments on my make up!
  90. Best money I ever spent!


    I used to spend $50+ on foundations. I thought I would give The Ordinary a try based on reviews, and at such a cheap price I figured I had nothing to lose. I haven’t looked back! This foundation offers the same, if not better, coverage than MAC or NARS foundations. The shade I ordered is a perfect match to my skin tone. The only issue is that it is often out of stock (due to popularity!)
  91. Brilliant coverage


    I usually use the MAC foundations for my brown skin but managed to find my skin tone in The Ordinary Coverage Foundation. It goes on easy after concealer, gives good coverage and doesn't cake as much as many of the other cheaper foundations around. Definitely worth it for the price.
  92. Hit and miss


    I love The Ordinary products and I had very high hopes for this foundation but I just found that it didn't last long at all.
    It has moderate to light coverage which meant using it alone didn't cover any of my acne scars. The only time I see myself using it is If I have clear skin without any pimples to get a bit of coverage.
  93. Beautiful texture


    It’s always a risk buying foundation online & I didn’t quite get my colour right unfortunately. Waiting for another shade to become available so I can mix them because I absolutely love the texture & coverage of this foundation. Not cakey or blotchy & feels just like a light moisturiser on my skin
  94. Love!!


    Really like this foundation! Nice buildable coverage and sinks nicely into the skin
  95. Needs restocking!


    Lovely everyday foundation that doesn't crease/ crack and fades gracefully. Unfortunately, my shade is almost never in stock on this site.
  96. Great coverage


    Great coverage similar to my mac for a fraction of the cost! Only issue is my colour match was a little off but happy to use it at night for a little darker coverage.
  97. Colour was perfect, but...


    I love using Nars sheer glow, Revlon Color Stay foundation, MAC studio fix, etc - that provide medium-full coverage with long-lasting power. This foundation creases into fine lines crazily. I can see the cakey pigments on my skin and it does not look pretty close-up. When standing from a distance, it looks great because the colour matched me perfectly (N1.1). I would rather spend a couple of bucks...
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  98. Great coverage!


    Awesome colour match and quality, it’s just as good as the foundation I usually buy but it’s 1/4 of the cost! Will definitely buy this all the time
  99. dewy foundation


    Nice dewy foundation, I found the foundation can look patchy in some places, the shade i ordered is slightly too dark for my skin tho so that might be why
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