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The Ordinary Coverage Foundation Review with Before & After Photos


Rather excitingly, I have been road testing The Ordinary Coverage Foundation and the good news is, I love it!! Although it’s about a richly pigmented, high coverage finish, it’s extremely natural looking and really allowed the skin to glow. Here’s the low down with before and after photos.


The Ordinary Coverage Foundation Review

The Ordinary Coverage Foundation Review

See my review of the Serum Foundation HERE and see all the shade swatches here.

There is huge hype about this new range of foundations from Deciem’s The Ordinary skincare brand. The range is called The Ordinary Colours and  promises to be an evolving one so I am very excited about what else they have in store for us. Here’s a little recap about the new makeup.

The Ordinary Coverage Foundation Review

The Ordinary Coverage Foundation Review

There are two formulations to choose from – Coverage Foundation and Serum Foundation. I have tried both and loved both, so it’s great news for those beauty junkies looking for high performance complexion products at an extremely affordable price.

The Ordinary Coverage Foundation Features

  • Richly pigmented formulation
  • High-coverage finish
  • Pigments are suspended in a unique spreadability system
  • Delivers even coverage and ultimate skin naturalness
  • Provides long-lasting, durable wear
  • Avoids collecting in fine lines
  • Unique suspension system allows shades to look so natural that three colours or more will suit most skin tones
  • SPF15 protection achieved with Titanium Dioxide and without the use of chemical sunscreens or nano-particles
  • Travel-friendly plastic bottle
  • Comes with a pump
  • 21 shades

My shade is 1.2N – shown here.

The Ordinary Coverage Foundation Review

The Ordinary Coverage Foundation Review

I have a sample so I can’t show you the pumps which haven’t yet arrived in the UK. What I love about these is that the shades are adaptable which makes them ideal for online purchase. Even if you don’t manage to order exactly your shade, the technology means that shades that are near enough will blend into match. Very reassuring!

The Ordinary Coverage Foundation Before & After Photos


The Ordinary Coverage Foundation Review



The Ordinary Coverage Foundation Review


I wish I had managed to get a photo with all the rest of my makeup on, because the end result is absolutely lovely. It lasted really well all day and my skin looked fresh and glowy. It gave the impression of healthy, luminous, perfected skin without a made-up or cakey effect. I actually got compliments on how healthy and fresh my skin looked. Obviously, I loved that!

I have also tried the Serum Foundation which gives a similarly dewy, yet perfected finish and I love that one too, so stay tuned for a full review on that one too. I think this one suits my combination skin better and stayed nice and softly matte all day. The Serum foundation will be perfect for those with drier skins I believe.

You can check out my swatches of the shade range here. The Ordinary Coverage Foundation launches along with the Serum Foundation and isavailable to order online HERE. – the latest I have heard is mid-April but I will update if I hear anything new. You can check out the website HEREThe Coverage Foundation is £5.90 and the Serum Foundation is £5.70.




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9 Responses to The Ordinary Coverage Foundation Review with Before & After Photos

  1. Gillian Wright April 6, 2017 at 1:07 am #

    I can’t wait to try this!

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  2. Nicola April 6, 2017 at 11:26 am #

    Sounds like my dream foundation formula: decent coverage with a dewy finish… will be ordering the minute this goes in stock! x

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  3. Ijeoma April 16, 2017 at 8:53 am #

    After reading your reviews on both I think the coverage foundation will work out better for me.

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    • Ree April 16, 2017 at 9:33 am #

      that’s my fave xx

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  4. Sofie April 27, 2017 at 6:51 pm #

    Would you consider swatching The Ordinary foundations next to other foundations, so you can compare the shades? It’s hard knowing what shade to choose from The Ordinary, and it would be nice to be able to compare them 🙂

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  5. Jessica April 29, 2017 at 8:46 pm #

    For reference what Mac color are you?

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    • Ree April 29, 2017 at 11:04 pm #

      Most recently I was matched to NC15 x

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  6. Shaina Suleman June 2, 2017 at 1:26 pm #

    I’m NC42 shade in Mac foundation what color should I go for in the ordinary colors?

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    • Ree June 2, 2017 at 2:17 pm #

      I think 2.1Y maybe?

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