Hello lovelies, I’m back with another ‘worth it?’ post. If you haven’t seen my last one, you can check it out here. I’m a bit late to the party but I know there’s been a lot of hype surrounding The Ordinary Coverage Foundation which you can purchase online.
I paid in total £6 for this foundation from ASOS. I know right, £6?? I thought the same, to be honest I wasn’t expecting much for £6 considering your average foundation retails from £10-13. On ASOS there are 13 shades to choose from, which is more shades than my current foundation has. (I think there are more shades available these are just the ones available from ASOS). I picked shade 1.0NS because I thought it was the closest to my skin colour and when it arrived I was definitely right, it was a great colour match. The foundation contains 1 Fl Oz which is pretty much the same as any other foundation, the bottle for the foundation is just more compact which personally is so much better.
The packaging looks pretty high-end. It comes in a small bottle which has a matte feel to it with a small black pump. The foundation doesn’t have a lid but the pump locks so you won’t be wasting any product. The bottle/container (whatever you want to call it) for the foundation is smaller than I thought it was going to be but I quite like it. It’s easy to travel with and super compact that you could just pop it in your bag if you ever need to top up.
So, what does the product do? This is the description off of the Cult Beauty website.
“It’s caused a serious stir – and when you snap up The Ordinary’s Coverage Foundation (if you’re fast enough!) you’ll soon see why. Formulated from a unique combination of colour pigments suspended in the brand’s proprietary ‘spreadability system’, this full-coverage yet lightweight liquid foundation offers a smooth, perfected, semi-matte finish that lasts all day without settling into fine lines. For an ultra-natural result, it’s available in 21 versatile shades, ranging from very fair to very deep and each classified according to its undertone. ‘P’ shades stand for pink undertones, ‘R’ for red, ‘N’ for neutral and ‘Y’ for yellow, so you can easily identify your perfect match. And, as if you needed further convincing, the formula also offers SPF 15 mineral sun protection, to protect as it perfects your complexion.”
I put this to the test.
The coverage was very good. I mean it was amazing for £6. I firstly used 1 pump of the foundation and it covered my dark under eyes and my acne which is an absolute must for me in a foundation. The coverage is also very build able which is great, if you’re looking for a medium coverage one day but a very full one the next this foundation could be great for you.
The application was smooth, easy and it didn’t leave any patches. I used a beauty blender to apply it and I did find the sponge soaked up quite a bit of the foundation so I ended up using 2 pumps. Maybe it would have applied better with a brush? Anyway, the foundation applied smooth, blended out great and didn’t settle into fine lines which is exactly what it claims to do. The foundation itself dries semi-matte which for me is perfect because I have extremely dry skin so have a problem trying to find a foundation that doesn’t flake.
As for the wear it was amazing. The foundation never oxidized so I didn’t look orange by the end of the day which is a typical occurrence in some drug store foundations. The foundation still hadn’t settled into any fine lines and it didn’t look cakey by the end of the day at all. BUT, one thing it did do was cling to some patches on my skin where it was extremely dry. Not majorly but it definitely clung. It wasn’t half as bad as some foundation’s I’ve tried before on dry skin so I can already tell it would potentially be a favourite of mine.
I am really loving this foundation and I’m also loving the price. For £6 you can’t go wrong. Everyone needs this in their make-up bag, it’s so worth the money.
I think I’ve just found my new daily foundation. This is a 10/10.
Until next time,
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