Wednesday, 18 October 2017

The Ordinary Foundations | Are They Worth The Hype?

I was super excited when I heard that The Ordinary had released foundations and because I already had such a positive experience with their skincare products, my expectations were extremely high. It took me a while to actually order the foundations but this was probably a good thing as there were a lot of shipping issues when they first launched but thankfully this has all been fixed and you can now easily order them through their website or from ASOS and Cult Beauty. I've been using the foundations almost daily and I am honestly so impressed with them. I normally know straight away whether I'm going to like a base product or not and these were no exception.
The Ordinary Serum Foundation | 1.0N | £5.70
I love both foundations but if I had to pick a favourite it would definitely be this one. The formula is very thin and spreadable but it still has a good medium coverage. I apply it with a sponge and it gives my skin a gorgeous natural finish. Another thing that really impressed me was the wear time. I'll apply it in the morning and it literally stays put all day. I've also noticed that I don't get as shiny as I do with other foundations. When it came to choosing my shade I automatically went for the lightest option and for once, it turned out to be an exact match! I can't praise this enough!

The Ordinary Coverage Foundation | 1.0N | £5.90
Normally I shy away from thicker, heavier coverage foundations but this is very different to what you'd expect. It doesn't cling to dry patches or texture and it's actually really easy to blend. Because I like my daily base to be quite fresh and glowy, this is something I would keep for special occasions or if I'm having a really bad skin day. I was expecting it to have a matte finish but it's actually a satin which I prefer as it stops it looking flat. I find it lasts a good 6-8 hours on my combination skin and I only have to touch up once. I'm very surprised by this foundation and I love having it in my collection.

So there you have my thoughts on The Ordinary Foundations. To me, they're 100% worth the hype and I would highly recommend giving them a go!


Have you tried these yet? What did you think?

Maiya
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  1. I haven't tried these yet but I will definitely order the serum foundation, if only I could choose the right shade, I find it so difficult! x

    Yiota
    PinkDaisyLoves

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    1. I was only lucky as I always go for the lightest shade. Maybe check their site and see if you can find a good match using their swatches? xx

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  2. Wish it worked so well on me. It’s the wear time that isn’t great for me. I’m out of the house for 12 hours and I need it to work for a long time x

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    1. I've heard quite a few people say that the wear time just wasn't enough for them. I only tend to wear makeup for 6/7 hours but I'd definitely have to touch up if I wore them for 12 hours xx

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  3. I really enjoy the serum foundation. Its got such a lovely finish xxx
    UmmBabyBeauty

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    1. It really does. Especially when layered with a hydrating primer and highlighter xx

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  4. I haven't tried any of these foundations yet, but I think it would be silly not too considering the price! I will definitely be picking one up in future x
    www.amberatlanta.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. They're definitely worth trying! Even if you end up not liking them, you won't have wasted a lot of money! Let me know how you get on with them! xx

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  5. The reviews on both foundations have been so mixed and I just don't want to risk it and opted not to try both.

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

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    1. The reviews really have been mixed. It's quite interesting! xx

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    1. Let me know if you try it and what you think of it! xx

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  7. I NEED the coverage foundation in my life, you've sold me especially for only around £6.00!
    Charlotte / Charlotte's Picks

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  8. The serum one Definitely appeals to me most. It's such a great price I'll probably order it next time I purchase some of their skincare

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    1. It's definitely my favourite! Ooo, let me know how you find it! xx

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  9. I really enjoyed the Serum foundation but the only this is, ithe shade is a little dark for me. So I need to get a lighter shade. Xx
    Toni | sheergloss


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    1. It's a real pain when you enjoy a product but it's the wrong shade! xx

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  10. I wasn't even aware they did foundations so thank you! I will be trying out the serum foundation x

    http://caitlinpaigexox.blogspot.co.uk/?m=1

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