CLAIM TO FAME: A full-coverage formulation with a blendable pigment suspension system
FAST FACTS: Contains higher pigment levels than the Serum Foundation; lightweight, non-oily texture leaves a smooth finish; treated tints deliver a rich, highly-saturated effect and are suspended in The Ordinary’s proprietary spreadability system; won’t settle on fine lines and stays on for longer; leaves a semi-matte finish; compatible with most primers but works exceptionally well with The Ordinary’s own primers; features a pH level of 6.00-7.50; vegan formula is cruelty-free and doesn’t contain alcohol, oil, nuts, gluten, and soy
PERFECT FOR: High coverage without the heavy makeup look
November 7, 2017
”Nothing annoys me more than when someone says that because they didn’t like a product that means it may be good for people “new” to makeup, but not for a beauty buff! I am a makeup buff & I LOVE this foundation! I ordered this online after trying soo many “amazing” foundations that just wouldn’t stick to my super oily tzone. Nothing looks more disgusting than when your tzone has lost all its makeup but your cheeks are still intact! I bought tf peaches foundation the same day I ordered this thinking it would be about a week or 2 til this arrived. It came in 4 days!! I reach for this more than any of my expensive foundations (ud, tf, mjacobs, mufe) & drugstore holy grails (fitme, Milani, nyx, loreal). While I love most of the above mentioned foundations, this one is the best color match & I never have to worry about whether it has come off my tzone 2 hours into my workday, & one I have rarely ever had to touch up 6-8 hours later. I cannot say that of any of the above mentioned brands that I use.”
–RF (from theordinary.com)
WHAT YOU GET: (1) Coverage Foundation
INGREDIENTS: Aqua (Water), Coconut Alkanes, Dimethicone, Isodecyl Neopentanoate, Caprylyl Methicone, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Glycerin, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer, Coco Caprylate/Caprate, Cetyl Diglyceryl Tris(Trimethylsiloxy)silylethyl Dimethicone, Sucrose Laurate, Dipropylene Glycol, Polysilicone-11, Tocopherol, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Hectorite, Dimethicone/ Bis-Isobutyl PPG-20 Crosspolymer, Dimethyl Isosorbide, Sodium Chloride, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin. May Contain [+/-]: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Tin Oxide, Aluminum Hydroxide, Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Mica, Triethoxycaprylylsilane
Formulations are updated from time to time as part of the brand’s commitment to innovation. As such, the ingredient list shown here may vary from the box of the product depending on time and region of purchase.
Shake before use. Dispense a small amount onto the palm or the back of your hand. Smooth on and blend throughout the face, ideally outward from the midpoint of the face.
Serum Foundations sold in the European Union offer an SPF 15 claim. This protection is achieved without the use of chemical sunscreens and only through physical protection from Titanium Dioxide. Additionally, no nano-particles are used to achieve this sun protection. These attributes are unique in foundations because it is exceptionally difficult to create a natural, lightweight look and consistent shades when using only non-nano forms of Titanium Dioxide for sun protection without any chemical sunscreen agents.
Please note that the formulations are and will be the same in all markets but the packaging will claim SPF 15 only in the European Union while regulatory processes for claiming SPF in other markets are carried out individually.
Each foundation format is available in 21 shades. The shades are divided into three categories: 1 for fair to lighter tones, 2 for medium tones; and 3 for darker tones. Each category is then classified further by a second digit from 0 to 3 to indicate depth within each category. Finally, a letter is added to the shade code to identify the undertone: P (Pink) and R (Red) indicate cool undertones for lighter and darker shades respectively; N indicates a Neutral tone; Y indicates a Yellow undertone. Each shade code has a descriptive name as well. For example, 1.2P is Light with Pink Undertones while 3.0Y is Medium Dark with Yellow Undertones. For a complete shade guide, please click here.
Three of the shades have an additional letter at the end: S indicates Silver highlights and G indicates Gold highlights; these shades use natural-looking and exceptionally fine dispersions of metallic effect pigments for added highlight. The Ordinary will introduce individual enhancers and highlighters in the near future to customize all shades.
The unique suspension system used in the formulations allows shades to look so natural on skin that three shades or more will suit most skin tones. The shades can also be mixed at the time of application if desired.
“Clinical formulations with integrity”—that’s what The Ordinary is about. Created to celebrate truth, veracity, and reliability, the beauty company is focused on advanced functional beauty while honestly communicating its products to its consumers. The end goal? Bringing to market effective, well-known technologies at reasonable prices. As part of DECIEM’s brands, The Ordinary is also free of Parabens, Sulphates, Mineral Oil, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Animal Oils, Benzalkonium Chloride, Coal Tar Dyes, Formaldehyde, Mercury, and Oxybenzone and does not test on animals. All you need is to try out one of their bestselling products, extremely affordable and effective skincare products and you’ll realize what makes The Ordinary, extraordinary.
It is indeed full coverage but without the heavy makeup feeling!!! I definitely recommend, although i usually start feeling oily after 5-6 hours, pero ok lang! retouch na lang girl!! I haven't tried it with a setting spray tho, so i feel like it will last the whole day if you do.16 days ago
I purchased the color 2.0 YG from another online site because it was out of stock in beautymnl! I’m in the shade NC30 of mac for reference. This is a medium coverage foundation. Way smaller than I thought it would be but for the price it’s okay. The wear time is great and I’ve tried using it while working out. Stayed on great!!!21 days ago
This foundation is lightweight, it doesn’t give you a heavy feeling. I felt like I’m not using any foundation when I used this. It is also not cakey! I will recommend this foundation to my friends. It’s worth the buy, it’s a little bit expensive. But it’s worth it and I don’t breakout.28 days ago
For the price, it'll do. Coverage is medium at best and decent staying power. I'm normal/combination and I find that I need to moisturize heavily on dry spots as this clings to rough, spot-treated areas on my face. Also, the shade range isn't great for medium skintone. I'm a Bobbi Brown Natural, Marc Jacobs Shameless Y320, Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless 128 (equivalent to MAC NC25/30, face and body C3 according to temptalia) and the 2.1Y is too yellow while the 2.0YG is too pale. I got the perfect shade when I mixed both. Final verdict: will use up my current stash but won't be buying again.5 months ago
The product is super lightweight, it doesn't feel like you have something on your face, it glides on smoothly and I really like the gold highlights because my skin doesn't look flat. I also like that I found the perfect shade for my skin tone from this brand. Best thing about the product: it doesn't break me out. There are few things that I don't like though: it doesn't give full coverage so I need to put concealer for my dark spots, and it seems like the product doesn't completely set as it keeps transferring to the tissue paper whenever I blot oil and sweat off of my face, even after wearing it for several hours. Also, I hope that The Ordinary would come up with a new formulation and remove the silicone ingredient from it as the risk of having clogged pores is likely high.5 months ago
A foundation that is perfect for beginners! This product does not necessarily covers the dark spots and blemishes, but it is definitely good enough to make your skin look good. I like how this is cruelty-free and it does not contain any ingredients that can be a cause of breakout, especially for oily skin types like mine. This is a good investment.