The Ordinary Colours Serum Foundation Review 

The Ordinary Colours Serum Foundation Review

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 Ordinary Foundation Review

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.   

The Ordinary Foundation Shades

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 Ordinary Foundation Where To Buy

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 Ordinary Foundation Swatch

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 Serum Foundation Swatch

The Ordinary Colours Serum Foundation is £5.70, available for preorder here

Til next time,




  1. May 25, 2017 / 7:59 am

    Interesting. I’m not sure if it’ll be enough coverage for me but I feel for the price it’s worth a go! Great review. 💜

    • May 25, 2017 / 8:09 am

      Thank you! Yes, it’s too sheer for me. I am waiting for the Coverage version to arrive! H x

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