When I first got the Coverage Foundation from The Ordinary, I have to admit, I didn’t like it. I tried using it with a brush, beauty blender, and with my fingers. Nothing seemed to make it apply smoothly to my skin. It would cling to my dry patches and just looked streaky. Now I do have oily skin, but I also have dry patches from where I have acne. I really thought that that would be the end of it for me. Then I decided to give it one last try with the Real Techniques beauty sponge, and I must say, it completely changed the way that I saw the foundation. All of the sudden, it felt like this foundation was working great for me. My skin seemed smoother, nothing was clinging when I applied it, and my acne was covered. In conjunction with the Real Techniques sponge, the Coverage Foundation gives the most radiant glow to the skin.
I love the fact that they have so many shades to choose from with different undertones. It is very difficult to find a shade light enough for me that contains a cool undertone. It seems like most everybody will be able to find a shade that works for them.
Now I purchased 3 shades: 1.0P, 1.1P, & 2.1P
I had the intention of using the darkest shade to bronze/contour, but every time I have tried to do that, the color just seem to meld together, so I’m not sure how well that will work.
- It’s dirt cheap!
- Medium-Full coverage
- Shade selection is amazing
- Radiant finish
- By the end of the day, it will break apart and cling to dry patches on my chin (most foundations tend to do that on me)
- If it is not set with powder, it will wear off by the end of the day (however, I don’t want to set it with powder since I like the dewy effect)
- Took over a month to get to me once I ordered it.
Overall, I would recommend this foundation, but I do think that it is not the longest wearing foundation on the market. But you just can’t beat the price! If you’ve been looking at picking this up, I’d give it a go!
Have any of you tried The Ordinary Coverage Foundation? How did it work for you?