This formula is most unusual. Incredibly thin, not like a regular foundation at all. It squirts out of the pump like water. Which rather took me by surprise. Though if my husband is reading, I definitely did not get any on the cream carpet.
The next thing you notice is the spreadability, a little goes a long way. One squirt (not sure you could call it a pump exactly) will cover your whole face. Apply with fingers or a brush as a sponge just drinks this stuff.
It doesn’t really build. So one layer is all the coverage you’re gonna get. And that coverage is sheer. It feels great, nice and light with a velvety matte finish. Dries instantly and doesn’t need setting with powder. And other products layer well on top.
The colour is superb. I went for 1.1N and it’s a great match, nice undertone. Check out The Ordinary Foundation Buying Guide for help on finding your shade.
The formula doesn’t really work with my dry skin. A lot of serum foundations don’t. You can see it on the skin surface, which is disappointing considering how light the coverage is. Emphasises dry patches and texture. Looks a bit flat.
The wear time is surprisingly good for such a sheer coverage foundation. If you have normal or combo skin and want a light summer base, but find that tinted moisturiser slides right off, it could be just the thing. Possibly not man enough for oily skin types. Not hydrating enough for me.
The Ordinary Colours Serum Foundation is £5.70, available for preorder here.
Til next time,