With their cheap prices and rave reviews it’s hard not to have heard of The Ordinary and now they’ve released their first foundations, which reportedly had a waiting list of 25,000… but do they actually live up to the hype?
I bought both the serum and coverage foundations but this post is solely dedicated to The Ordinary Serum Foundation.
There are 21 different shades and the sales assistant matched me to 2.0YG – meaning my colour is shade 2 but I have ‘yellow undertones and gold highlights’. The serum foundation is more like a water-like texture so when you shake the bottle you can literally hear it rattling around which to me meant that it would be ultra thin but I was still willing to give it a go.
The first time I applied this foundation I had actually just removed my make up from earlier and my face was clean and moisturised and it went on like a dream. I used a stippling brush and the coverage was light-medium but I was still pretty impressed, but this is where my good points end.
Fast forward a few days and I decide to use this again in the daytime and I was not so impressed. It was SO drying and it majorly broke me out on my chin and forehead, which were the two places where I applied it.
The colour that looked quite good in the evening was way too pale on me in the daytime and made me look ill. I my opinion if you’re to buy this then try out the colour properly in the daylight before purchasing but be warned as I’ve read a lot of reviews saying that it really oxidises and many people end up with orange faces by the end of the day.
I so wanted to love this because at a price point of £5.70 it was a dream but unfortunately it just wasn’t for me.