The Ordinary Coverage & Serum Foundations

The Ordinary Coverage & Serum Foundation reviews by the Deciem Addicts.

There are 2 types of foundations, the serum and the coverage and both come in 21 different shades.

The Ordinary Colour Swatches

Here´s an example of names of the foundations;

  • 1.2P is Light with Pink Undertones
  • 2.0P is Light Medium Pink Undertones
  • 3.0Y is Medium Dark with Yellow Undertones

The Ordinary colours are divided into three categories:

  • 1 for fair to lighter tones
  • 2 for medium tones
  • 3 for darker tones

Each category then has a second digit from 0 to 3 to indicate depth within each category.

  • 1.2p
  • 2.1p
  • 3.3n

Finally, a letter is added to the shade code to identify the undertone:

  • P (Pink)
  • R (Red) indicate cool undertones for lighter and darker shades respectively
  • N indicates a Neutral tone
  • Y indicates a Yellow undertone

The Ordinary Coverage Foundation Reviews

The Ordinary Coverage Foundation Reviews
59% of the Deciem Addicts love The Ordinary Coverage Foundation. The polls featured on Instagram for 24 hours.

High-Spreadability Pigment Suspension System with High Coverage

The Ordinary coverage foundations are available in 21 shades. These foundations contain higher pigment levels than our Serum Foundations but still offer a smooth finish that avoids the heavy makeup look that can make skin appear more aged. The texture is that of a lightweight, non-oily cream. 

How To Use The Ordinary Coverage Foundation

Shake the bottle well before use. Apply a small amount in the palm or on the back of your hand. Smooth on and blend throughout the face, ideally outward from the midpoint of the face. If irritation occurs, cease use and consult a physician. Use only as directed on unbroken skin. Patch testing prior to use is advised.

Reviews of The Ordinary Coverage Foundation

Here are just some of the comments from the Deciem Addicts on Instagram. Feel free to come along and leave your own comments about this foundation and chat with others directly.

I LOVE this foundation. I think it’s my favorite that I’ve ever used and I’ve tried so many high-end kinds. Its not a full coverage but covers up my hyperpigmentation and blemishes really well, while leaving a very natural finish and letting my skin peek through.

Love it one of my favourite foundation full coverage, dewy skin made my skin looks healthy. My skin type is combination to normal.

I mixed both foundations together, it works for me.

Love love love this. I get so many compliments when I’m wearing this.

Omg I love it

Love it!! I use it after my The ordinary morning routine, and last all day long!!

So far, the best foundation for me. The right balance between spreadility and coverage. Doesn’t hurt to buy few colour shades to mix at this price.

Love this foundation too. I mix it with my Natural Moisturising Factors + HA and apply it after the ordinary niacinamide serum 
I use a foundation brush and blending brush to get the best look

The Ordinary Serum Foundation Reviews

64% of the Deciem Addicts love The Ordinary Serum Foundation.

Lightweight Pigment Suspension System with Moderate Coverage

The Ordinary Serum Foundations are lightweight medium-coverage available in 21 shades. These foundations offer moderate coverage that looks natural with a very lightweight serum feel. They are very low in viscosity and are dispensed with the supplied pump or with the optional glass dropper available for purchase separately if preferred. 

How To Use The Ordinary Serum Foundation

Shake the bottle well before using, Dispense a small amount into the palm or the back of your hand. Smooth on and blend throughout the face, ideally outward from the midpoint of the face. If irritation occurs, cease use and consult a physician. Use only as directed on unbroken skin. Patch testing prior to use is advised.

The Ordinary Serum Foundation Reviews

You can find some of these comments and more on the Instagram post here. Feel free to come along and leave your own comments about this foundation.

I LOVE ❤️ Ordinary serum foundation, it feels exactly like I want it to: sheer dewy cover, so easy to apply.

Perfect

Nope. It emphasizes my pores, looks cakey as hell and is starting to separate after an hour or so…

Love it❤️❤️

I love this for special occasions after applying an antioxidant (currently EUK) followed by my mineral sunscreen spf 30 from The Ordinary. I have combination skin. 2 drops spread with fingers and you look radiant!

I love it! and I use a lighter shade in winter and a darker in the summer. It’s my second year non stop! 

Absolutely love it! The only foundation I’ve had that stays in place and makes my skin look amazing 💕

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Tips When Buying Foundation

The Ordinary foundation is really good value. If you make a mistake on one of these, it´s not the end of the world. When buying some of the more expensive brands, take your time and make sure it´s the right one for your skin. I know I´m not the only one with numerous foundations laying around because they ended up being the wrong shade.

  • Try the foundation in-store (if you can). Go to the shop with cleansed, moisturised skin and test them. My personal advice is to use your normal skincare otherwise you´ll be talked into more lotions and potions you probably don´t need.
  • Once applied, go outside and see what it looks like in the daylight and all different lights. Check in the mirrors too.
  • Take photos. See how the tone matches up with your neck. It´s amazing what the camera picks up!
  • Don´t be scared to tell the staff that you´re going to see how it wears over a few hours. Has it creased? Did the colour change? Has it even stayed on? Go back later or the next day to purchase.
  • Ask for samples to try when you get home.

The Ordinary Regimens

If you´re looking for a regimen, you can find lots of routines here or ask Deciem for a personalised regimen