Hey guys! To start off the new year I thought I would post my review of The Ordinary Foundation and follow up with a skincare post that will be up this month with the rest of the skincare I purchased off Cult Beauty (link here).
To start off with the review… I got the serum foundation to try out as I’m not one to buy full coverage foundations as a glowy, healthy ‘your skin but better’ is the kind of look I usuall go for. The price is £5.70 on Cult Beauty and you can purchase it here, let me tell you that I was on the waitlist for this product for a good 2 months before I was finally able to purchase my shade.
The shade that I opted for online was 1.2N which looked like a neutral/olivey undertone light beige which is what I usually am during the winter. The shade matched me but I noticed during the day that the colour pulled towards yellow when applied (not massively but a tiny bit yellow). I’m not fussing about the not so neutral yellow as it didn’t really make my face look a completely different colour.
One thing that I have to say is that this foundation is very liquidy, you have to shake it well before applying otherwise the oils and pigment will not go on nicely on your skin. The formula is lightweight and almost feels like tinted moisturiser/oil with a wear time of about 5 or 6 hours before it looks a bit sad and patchy. The foundation does not dry down so if you want to wear it for a good couple of hours I would recommend setting it with powder to stop it from slipping off.
It’s worth mentioning that I have oily/combination skin which means that my T-zone gets quickly oily during the day and I noticed the foundation starting to slide off after a couple of hours in those areas. The foundation feels very hydrating which is a plus but I would not recommend for really oily people as it will literally just slide off.
The desired effect of this foundation is a glowy, dewy and healthy tint to the skin which is alright for days when spots aren’t an issue as the coverage is light to medium depending on how much you want to apply to your skin.
The one thing that I thoroughly enjoy about this foundation is the diversity of shades and undertones which shows that this brand is very conscious of creating products that anyone and everyone can try. I might in the future try the high-coverage foundation as its only £5.90 but so far I don’t need it in my daily makeup routine.
To go along with the foundation I bought the ‘High spreadability fluid primer’ for £5.50 from Cult beauty (here). Here are some of my quick thoughts on it.
It makes your skin so soft and almost velvety feeling that the foundation slips straights off when you try to blend on top (the serum foundation at least for me).
The consistency is a clear gel with only a little needed to be used to cover cheeks and forehead. But the only thing that I found a little difficult for me was how extremely slippery this primer was. I put the foundation on and as I was blending our with my brush the foundation was going streaky and not sinking into the skin I wanted it to.
Therefore, I have to say that the primer did not work out for me the way I hoped it would.
Hope you enjoyed my review of the two The Ordinary products! Stay tuned for the second part of skincare this month. Check out my other beauty related posts here and don’t forget to like and follow if you enjoy my content.