When The Ordinary foundations launched in 2017, they were met with waitlists of over 25,000, and a whole host of anticipation. Three years later, the hype is still real, with makeup obsessives and pro MUAs alike taking to social media, blogs, and review sites to shout about the impressive staying power, light yet buildable coverage, and natural ‘your skin but better’ finish of the coveted staples. So, just how good are The Ordinary foundations? Keep reading to get the real inside scoop from ten of our BEAUTY BAY customers.
The Ordinary Serum Foundation SPF15
“This foundation is so lovely but so cheap! It has great coverage without being cakey and a lovely glowy finish. I mix it with a moisturiser when I want to sheer it out but using it alone also looks lovely.” – Izzi
“Light pigmentation, really “sinks into” skin and looks very natural. I like to pair it with a concealer, but it could definitely be used on its own. Overall a easy-to-use product which could be used with a brush, blender, or just fingers. Doesn’t feel like it clogs pores, feels light.” – Saga
“This is the best foundation I’ve used in years. I have oily skin and have been looking for something that is lightweight and doesn’t give me a breakout and this foundation is great! The coverage is also very good, it covers enough to even out the skin and hide imperfections and is not too thick and cakey.” – Amy Leanne
“The BEST foundation I have ever had! I can be quite oily, especially around my T zone, but this foundation was still perfectly in place after 7/8 hours – I usually have to touch up after around 3! I was worried at first because it is very runny, but it applied well and can be easily built up. I would say it gives more of a matte finish but I did use the ordinary high-spreadability primer under it. Definitely my new go-to foundation” – Katie
“I am very minimalist with my make up, and this I just slick on with my fingers and it gives a dewy smooth finish, and manages to cover uneven skin tone! extra points for having spf.” – CareyA
The Ordinary Coverage Foundation SPF15
“UNREAL! 10/10 flawless full coverage. A tiny bit goes such a long way and still gives full coverage. Dewy fresh looking skin that can easily be mattified with powder. Rivals a very expensive similar product. This is now my go to foundation!” – Cheryl Marie
“This foundation is amazing for the price and is a staple of mine I won’t use anything else ever again!! 100% recommend you won’t be disappointed!!” – abbie
“I bought this because I needed a foundation with an SPF. This foundation went on so nicely and looks absolutely stunning! I will definitely be reordering!” – CJ98
“So beautiful I absolutely love it. The coverage is full but dewy which I’ve never found before in a foundation. It still manages to fully cover my acne whilst looking glowy and healthy” – Lucy
“You only need a little bit and then BOOM, you’re fabulous!” – mistou
Still can’t decide which The Ordinary foundation to buy? We’ve created a helpful guide to help you out.