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    The OrdinarySerum Foundation 2.0 N Light Medium<p>It&#8217;s caused a serious stir &#8211; and when you snap up The Ordinary&#8217;s Serum Foundation (if you&#8217;re fast enough!) you&#8217;ll soon see why. Formulated from a unique combination of colour pigments suspended in the brand&#8217;s proprietary &#8216;spreadability system&#8217;, this lusciously lightweight serum glides on for a smooth, subtly perfected, semi-matte finish that lasts all day without settling into fine lines. For an ultra-natural result, it&#8217;s available in 21 versatile shades, ranging from very fair to very deep and each classified according to its undertone. &#8216;P&#8217; shades stand for pink undertones, &#8216;R&#8217; for red, &#8216;N&#8217; for neutral and &#8216;Y&#8217; for yellow, so you can suit your skin tone to a tee. As if you needed further convincing, the formula also offers SPF 15 sun protection without the use of chemical sunscreens.</p>ORD022 2.0 N Light Medium130697699151926295 stars, based on205 reviews 5.70Cult BeautyNew
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    The Ordinary Serum Foundation

    The Ordinary
    Serum Foundation
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    • Why it's Cult

      The foundation that every single beauty buff wants to get their hands on, this lightweight, medium coverage serum is crafted from colour pigments suspended in The Ordinary’s proprietary ‘spreadability system’. This unique formulation allows the pigments to look natural on the skin, stay on for longer and resist collecting within lines. In 21 versatile hues (with clever undertone identifiers) snap up your shade for seamless coverage – not to mention endless beauty brownie points. 

    • Description

      It’s caused a serious stir – and when you snap up The Ordinary’s Serum Foundation (if you’re fast enough!) you’ll soon see why. Formulated from a unique combination of colour pigments suspended in the brand’s proprietary ‘spreadability system’, this lusciously lightweight serum glides on for a smooth, subtly perfected, semi-matte finish that lasts all day without settling into fine lines. For an ultra-natural result, it’s available in 21 versatile shades, ranging from very fair to very deep and each classified according to its undertone. ‘P’ shades stand for pink undertones, ‘R’ for red, ‘N’ for neutral and ‘Y’ for yellow, so you can suit your skin tone to a tee. As if you needed further convincing, the formula also offers SPF 15 sun protection without the use of chemical sunscreens.

    • How to use

      Shake before use. Dispense a small amount into the palm or the back of your hand. Smooth on and blend throughout the face, ideally outward from the midpoint of the face.

    • Full ingredients list

      Cyclopentasiloxane, Aqua (Water), Caprylyl Methicone, Coconut Alkanes, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Coco Caprylate/Caprate, Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer, Cetyl Diglyceryl Tris(Trimethylsiloxy)silylethyl Dimethicone, Dipropylene Glycol, Tocopherol, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Hectorite, Sodium Chloride, Hexyl Laurate, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Stearic Acid, Alumina, 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

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    The Ordinary - Serum Foundation

    The Ordinary Serum Foundation Reviews

    love it, but....
    the foundation makes my skin look very glowy and dewy but it arrived with a broken applicator. I am unable to pump out the foundation, instead I must unscrew the lid and apply it from the bottle. not impressed.
    One of my favorites!
    This is one of my go-to foundation for those days where I don’t feel like I need a lot of coverage. I would say it’s a light-medium, buildable foundation that’s better suited for normal to dry skin. I wouldn’t say it’s the longest lasting foundation but I love how it looks on my skin and it’s really hydrating, so it doesn’t cling to any of my dry patches. The color match is also AMAZING. I use the shade 2.0YG and I’ve yet to find another foundation that fits my skin tone just as well. It’s definitely a natural to dewy foundation so if you like the natural look, this is a great foundation.
    Not great
    I leave 2 stars because it's a tad better than the coverage one which is really bad. This one actually has a bit more coverage and it's not that oily, even though it has 3 ingredients which are bad for oily skin and the coverage has only 2. Both have:Coconut Alkanes, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate and the Serum one also has Stearic Acid (also the Natural moisturizing factors has this one).
    Wouldn’t buy again
    I had heard a lot about this foundation and with it being cheap I was a bit cautious.. when I received my foundation the pump was broken so I have to pour it from the bottle! The colour is not right, even though I got the lighter shade it still has an orange tint meaning it’s too dark. The coverage is good but that’s about it.. disappointed.
    Best lightweight foundation ever!
    This is one of the best foundations I've ever tried! I am always looking for a natural glowy look and this foundation works perfectly. Great price, good coverage but look flawless on skin (I have a normal skin). It's easy to choose the shade, I already bought it two times.
    Fab for dry skin
    I have really dry skin and struggle so much to find foundations that don’t cling to it. This foundation is dewy and light and makes my skin feel lovely. I work in an airline cabin crew and by the end of a flight the dry skin shows but a day on the ground and this foundation looks great.
    Ridiculously good
    I switched to the Ordinary after using much more expensive foundations after reading all the raves from beauty experts. I have rosacea and hyper sensitive skin, so I need something gentle and with good coverage but not heavy. The serum foundation is perfect. When you first pump some onto your hand it's liquid, not at all thick, and you might think you won't get coverage, but it's heavily pigmented. So that light liquid covers the red spots that rosacea sometimes gives me, without overloading my no longer young skin. The t 2.0 perfectly matches my hard-to-match skin colour. It's so odd how well it works. It doesn't look like I'm wearing makeup at all. It just looks like I have perfect skin. I use mineral sunscreen as a base and the combination lasts all day. I use blotting powder to soak up excess oil, with a dusting of rice powder to eliminate shine and that's me done all day. Highly highly recommend.
    Words fail me.....
    What can I say about The Ordinary Serum Foundation? Words fail me. Truly awful. I purchased shade 2.1Y. If one wore it you certainly would look as though you'd been Tangoed......for those who remember the ad. This stuff is cheap for a reason......walk on by.
    So so bad. Totally oily on my skin, powder didn't sit well on top. Would not recommend.
    Amazing! Got so many compliments
    I decided to buy this foundation for work and I could not believe the amount of compliments I got! I got the colour 3.2 R and a guy said your makeup looks to good. What foundation are you wearing, that most times I’ve seen girls wear foundations that make them look grey and the colour is completely off. This foundation matches my complexion perfectly and is perfect even for people with oily skin. I set mine with the Laura mercier setting powder
    Lovely everyday foundation
    This is a lovely, lightweight every day foundation that works perfectly on combo/oily skin. I like the fact that it feels light and matches my complexion perfectly. It doesn't feel like I have any makeup on and it doesn't clog my pores. It is also the cheapest foundation I have ever purchased and gives a lot of drugstore foundations a run for their money.
    The Ordinary is quite simple..
    Brilliant. I am not a big make-up wearer. This is the first coverage product I have used in years and I was not disappointed. It feels like it sinks in to my skin, leaving it even and glowing. If you are looking for a natural, dewy looking complexion... then the ordinary serum foundation is the perfect pick. Love!
    I love it
    It's been a few years since I used foundation because I can't stand the feel of it. When I had to use it yes or yes, I always tried a powder foundation since it feels less like a mask. CC, BB and moisturizers with colour either didn't do much or I still felt them on my skin. This one is wonderful, it doesn't seem like I'm wearing foundation at all while making my skin tone uniform and diminishing dark spots. This serum foundation is what every bb and cc cream should have been. It's true that it can settle on pores (and fine lines but I don't have experience with them) but to avoid it you just need to let the foundation settle and be absorbed for 5 minutes before putting anything over it. Also, the lasting power is good and the 1.2N colour is the perfect match for my fair neutral-cool olive skin. it's a nightmare finding a good shade for olive skin but for some reason, the 1.2N shade is spot on, I still can't believe it.
    Perfect foundation
    After a lifetime (I'm 68) of trying SO many foundations, it is an absolute pleasure to find this one. It sits beautifully all day - I have dry skin - but this gives me a dewy finish & doesn't start to "crack" over lines & dry patches. Love it. Will buy again.
    The best everyday foundation I’ve ever tried
    I’ve been using this foundation for nearly a year now and it is the best (and most affordable!) one I’ve tried in a long time. It’s light but with good coverage, doesn’t cake and looks very natural and glowy. There is also a huge range of shades which is great. Previously I was using the Nars sheer glow, which is 5x the price. I like this one just as much.
    I like this
    I found the perfect application when I add one pump to my moisturizing cream. The results are excellent.
    Love it
    I cant stop using it! Love it on its own and for mixing with full coverage foundations. Affordable and great.
    I suffer from oily skin and my pores are huge so I also get spots from makeup and since I’ve worn this foundation my skin hasn’t been clearer! I work in a hot and busy restaurant and this foundation absolutely does not budge! Its so lightweight and the coverage is amazing, its definitely my new “go to” foundation, I absolutely love it.
    Great Foundation
    Really great for my normal to dry combo skin and gives a beautiful finish that events out the complexion. It doesn't look too cakey when powder is applied afterwards. Has a very lightweight feeling that blends very well into the skin and is brilliant for everyday wear.
    Only £5.75?!
    I can’t believe how cheap this foundation is. I can honestly say it’s as good as any high end foundation. I wanted something to replace my Nars Sheer Glow Foundation as they are no longer cruelty free. I think this is far better. It doesn’t sink into my pores and blends very easily. It provides a light coverage which gives you a dewy complexion, but you can apply more for a medium coverage. Lots of different shades to choose from. AMAZING!!.
    Love it!
    Really good. I love the large variety of shades. Great value for money. I wore this on holiday in warm weather and it stayed on perfectly. Gives a really natural look but hides imperfections. Almost as good as my normal €40 foundation.Will definitely buy again!
    Good product
    It is a bit of light wear for my liking, but not bad an also long lasting, hence my very oily skin. I usually mix it with other foundations to make them lighter, and it works great!
    This serum foundation is amazing, I work long hours filming and it stays on all day without any top ups, I have tried so many foundations in the past and this is by far the best, this is slightly better than Fenty but only slightly, this product is well worth the money.
    Love the shade range
    I've already ordered this 5 times. It was easy to find a shade for my pale skin. I would compare the consistency to the NYX foundation drops. The bottle is great for travelling as it is so lightweight.
    I’ve got mixed feelings about this one. I HATE the way it feels on my skin. It moves around, it transfers and it feels sticky the entire day. Yet I love the way it looks. Medium coverage, dewy finish and even though it moves it still looks beautiful by the end of the day. I tried the coverage foundation which was too dry. I prefer the way this looks, it’s just the way it feels.
    Very good
    I’m using this foundation almost every day. It’s very light, and not high in coverage, but the skin colour looks uniform. Very satisfied with the result. Will order again.
    I love this foundation, I have dry/combination skin and feel like heavy foundations cling to my dry patches but this foundation is so lightweight but still holds very well throughout the day. I expected it to be a light coverage that I would have to build up but it's actually got a fairly good coverage and it covers everything I need it to. The price tag is also a big plus!!
    I have a very dry skin so i like it. It covers really good. To me it is better than the coverage foundation.
    One of my favourite foundations
    I have combination skin (more oily than dry) and this is one of my favourite foundations. It has a buildable coverage so if I'm having a bad skin day I'll put a layer on with my fingers, wait for it to dry then add a second layer in areas where I need it. I have to set with powder but over the course of the day, it doesn't seem to go shiny but instead turns into a natural, dewy glow.
    Not for older/oily/large pores
    The formulation of this really is a shame. The colour and finish are beautiful but at only 23 years old it still settles into any teeny tiny line on your face and will generally make imperfections look much worse, regardless of primers. For me its okay if I'm going out a need something light for a short about of time but the staying power is terrible and on an oily skin this would be a disaster. For the price, definitely give it a go and I'm still glad I have this in my collection but not the wonder product some make it out to be.
    It's good if your skin is normal
    I hated this foundation in winter when my skin was dehydrated and dry but now it's summer and I love it! I still feel like it would suit combination/oily skin better cause it's semi-matte. Personally, I use this one when my silicone primer is not fully absorbed and spread real quick either with an oval brush or with my fingers. Paddle brush can also work but damp beauty blender dissolves it. It's a water based foundation after all.
    Great for dry skin
    I was looking for a cheap alternative for everyday use to the Bobbi Brown serum foundation, and I'm very happy with this one and it's price tag! I'm a MAC NC45 usually so I tried the 3.1Y and it was a little darker than expected but ok as I've got a tan at the moment, but I've ordered the 3.0Y to try and/or mix. I have very dry skin and this leaves it looking nourished and dewy. Blends easily with a very runny consistency, so I just pump onto a palette to mix or straight onto my beauty blender. I've had compliments from friends since wearing this saying it's looks flawless on my skin, so I'm happy!
    Good product but shame about the packaging
    I bought this in the shade 2.1Y and it matched up well. Anyone reading this wondering what that looks like, I'm shade Y365/123 in MUFE ultra HD foundation. So if that's a shame you're familiar with then 2.1Y might be right for you. I like using this as my daytime/work light foundation. It's very thin and blends in well, giving me decent coverage. The coverage isn't as good as my Estee Lauder Double Wear Light Stay-in-Place foundation, but there's a big difference in price. For the price you're paying, I think this does a good job. Of course, it's build-able if one application isn't enough. The only reason I don't give this 5 stars is that the pump bottle dispenser applies too much pressure, so the thin liquid often squirts out with too much pressure. This has left foundation splattered on my clothes, mirror and furniture. Definitely, one to pump out near the bathroom sink.
    Not for anyone with fine lines
    I really wanted to like this foundation but it's really not for me. I'm late 30's with normal skin with some hyperpigmentation and 2 children, which means fine lines and regularly, dark circles under my eyes. This foundation actually makes my skin look worse. It settles into any fine lines, highlights areas of dryness I never knew existed, highlights any bumps and imperfections, and it feels weirdly oily on my skin. Straight in the bin!
    Good for the price
    I bought 1.1N and 1.0N and I'm between a NC10 and NC15 in MAC. 1.1N is slightly too yellow for me - although not really noticeable when set and properly blended. However, be aware that "neutral" isn't really a true neutral - there are definitely noticeable yellow tones in there. As for wear, it's pretty good. Given the price, I expected it to be pretty average, so was pleasantly surprised. Be prepared to touch up during the day if you're wearing it for 8 hours though. It's very watery but applied fine and wasn't sliding all over the place, and I've worn it over the MAC prep + prime skin primer as well as BECCA backlight primer with no issues. It does settle into some fine lines (think forehead lines and the bits between your top lip and nose), but you can just go over them with a buff brush to even it out again. Some people mention breakouts but I haven't had any, and my skin is definitely temperamental sometimes. Didn't oxidise badly for me, although some people say that it did for them. Really easy to remove too and doesn't cling to your skin. It's worth the money if you're looking for a cheap foundation for off-duty days, or if you don't want heavy, full coverage. I like it for that reason! It does feel like your skin can breathe and it feels a lot more natural than the "mask" feel you can sometimes get with full coverage foundation. But if you want a foundation that will stay in place all day, this won't fit the bill. Given the price, it's worth a try, and it's not a huge loss if it's not right for you.
    Ultimately best foundation I have ever ever ever tried. I usually use the Kevin Aucoin Sensual skin enhancer or Nars foundations that cost a fortune, and this is just so much better than those! Makes my skin look oh so natural and glowy! It really enhances your natural skin and just quietly covers any small imperfections! I have freckles on my nose, which I like that you can see, and this foundation really works nicely with my freckles, not erasing them! 10/10 would recommend and buy again and again!
    Arrived yesterday and I couldn’t wait to try this on, I bought this for daily use cause it’s cult product at the same time the price is very low compared to the quality. I use Mac, make up forever , Estée Lauder foundation and I was looking for a cheap alternative, and omg after trying this on, I couldn’t believe, it was so so good. Highly recommended.
    I LOVE this so, so much! The coverage is so natural and light, I can't feel it on my face and it goes very well with natural freckles like mine. It doesn't leave a strange finish like other foundations would on my freckles and my skin feels and looks really soft with this on. Would buy again, amazing price as well.
    Update to my last...
    Okay, okay, I admit I have incredibly dry skin. And I can't hold that against a product! Since my last review, I've switched to using just one pump of this in with my morning moisturiser and underneath my powder. It mixes so well, somehow offers more coverage, and I'm loving the result. Out of interest, I tried the same with my previous foundation and somehow came out looking bright orange. I'm very happy with this product, now. Don't think I've ever used foundation this habitually!
    Best. Foundation. Ever.
    I had low expectations of such a well-priced product. How wrong I was!! I bought two colours. 2.0 and 1.2. I originally just had the 2.0 but it was a touch too dark, 1.2 was too light. Mixed together...perfect. I suffer from really bad facial redness due to spider veins. I have tried pretty much everything to disguise and this foundation is the only thing that covers, stays put and looks natural. I have also tried the Ordinary Coverage foundation, but the serum sits better on my skin and lasts so much longer. Especially when teamed with the High spreadability serum primer. I feel beautiful when I'm wearing this. Extraordinary stuff from the Ordinary. Love you guys. Keep up the good work.
    The most amazing foundation!!!
    Recommended by YouTube makeup artist and I was excited to try it. I'm 43 years old, I have combination skin. I've tried it with and without primer of varying brands and it's terrible. The worst I've ever used. It just slides around all over my face and will not stick at all! It makes my pores look so much worse and I look like a grease ball. Around my nose is awful and just creases immediately. It is light coverage which I don't mind and the price was right up my street. Such a shame after all the hype.
    Bought this as an alternative to mac face & body as I was looking for something equally light coverage and buildable. I have combi skin occasionally on the dryer side n found this sank straight into my pores and made my skin look dull and flaky even when combined with their argan oil. I'm not very fussy with makeup, I don't use a lot of it and rarely have anything bad to say but I'd heard so much about this one so it was a real let down. Also, serum to me makes it sound like it'd have a dewy finish but on me it gets powdery. Maybe it just doesn't suit my skin but as someone with a pretty standard skin type, it's disappointing.
    This foundation gives me a gorgeous colour and dewy glow. It's really buildable and given the price point has become my everyday go to. 2.0n is perfect for me and I've always found it hard in the past to find shades that are not too pink. Buying 2 or 3 more.
    So bad
    I was caught up in the hype and got so excited about this product. But it just looks terrible on the skin. I have regular to dry skin and it just looked so unnatural and uneven. I gave to my friend who has combination skin to try and she got the same results.
    Unreal foundation
    This one topped my all time fave MAC face and body foundation which was my go to for a natural, sheer-medium dewy finish. It really does have a very subtle but buildable coverage, yet it really gets the job done. If a foundation can still make my skin look like my own skin but just more flawless (without heavy coverage, cakey and opaque look) I'm all in and this does exactly that. Has that skinlike dewiness to it but not to the point of looking greasy. Really recommend this to anyone who is more on the drier side (bearing in mind you use peeling, otherwise no foundation will look great).
    Not for oily skin
    This foundation is not for you when you have oily skin. I usually use primer and foundation but when I use this foundation I have to set my face with powder because it looks so shiny. But not the nice shiny look, more like....bacon. And it gets worse through the day. I was very disappointed and rather use my Huda Beauty or Urban Decay foundations. But as a plus for this foundation: great coverage.
    Love it!
    Wanted something lighter than my usual foundation so thought I would give this a try, completely blown away by it! It's so light and silky on my skin but yet has really good coverage (better than my previous foundation which i paid £30 for) it looks really natural and non cakey, especially if used on top of the fluid primer. For the price it's so worth trying!
    Light and breathable
    I have tried countless foundations from all price brackets - and this one suits my skin and my budget! I have oily/combination skin and other foundations would always slide off during the day or break me out. This one is light and breathable but with a buildable coverage. Someone with normal/dry skin could probably use it alone but I always set mine with a light bit of powder on top.
    A real surprise
    I bought this on the recommendation of a beauty blogger who blogs about rosacea, which I struggle with. She said the coverage was astonishing, and the fluid was light and not irritating - perfect for those of us with hyper-sensitive skin, so I gave it a try. It blew me away. The coverage is smooth and complete, but the fluid is so light it doesn't settle into lines or creases. It doesn't irritate my skin at all - which is basically a miracle. And I found a skin match at the first go. I'm now buying more. I'm a real fan.
    Can't believe how good this foundation is for the price. It's my new favourite; stays on all day lovely colours too.
    Best foundation ever
    Considering the price, this is the most amazing foundation I have ever tried. I have dry skin and this feels so light and moisturising on my face. I have tried most drugstore and high end foundations and this is almost as good as Lancôme but with less coverage. It's light but build-able and would be good as an everyday foundation. Also Cult Beauty always offers the best service, arrived promptly.
    So many compliments!
    I've only been using this for a few days, and all of the women in my team have commented on how good my skin looks. I've wanted to get my hands on this for a while and am so happy I did. both this, and the full coverage, work perfectly for my combination skin. I find the coverage is perfect for what I need day-to-day. I would definitely recommend if like me, your skin is usually well behaved and you're looking for a soft, dewy finish.
    Brilliant Price - Fantastic Colour
    So being very fair I can NEVER find a foundation that matches my skin I bought 1.0 N Very Fair and it matches!!! I do not like using a full coverage foundation so this is ideal. I also have very dry very sensitive skin that is prone to breakouts, (and with a good moisturiser as a base) this is a brilliant foundation for my skin type. I only use 1 pump to cover my whole face and any areas I still want to cover I use concealer. It has ok staying power, wearing it for a work day it does settle a little bit and wears off a bit but a quick smudge and tap action with clean hands sets it back in place. It does not even oxidize badly, which is always something to watch out for. I would highly recommend especially for this price tag!
    ... Just when I thought I had found the perfect everyday foundation
    I purchased the shade 2.1 Y and when it arrived I was beyond excited to try it. I mean a foundation that was lightweight but gave me decent coverage and for next to nothing?! Bargain. The shade was a tad too yellow toned but still matched well and you really are met with a seamless looking base once you're done. I was so shocked. I found no gathering in smile lines, no disappearing half way through the day, no cakey finish. I really thought I'd found the one, and then I started to break out. Clusters of whiteheads started to form on my cheek but I dismissed it thinking it was just hormones, y'know monthly spots etc. (... a few weeks early), but it was not. I should have researched and realised it's not the best for acne prone skin. So heartbroken over this short love affair. In short: heaven for those who don't have acne prone skin. For those that do, if you're willing risk it, if not keep looking for the holy grail.
    It's pigment suspended in water
    People, the thing you have to understand about this foundation is this: it's just pigment. Nothing more and nothing less. And the brand is straightforward about it. This foundation doesn't have it's own properties, IT TAKES THE PROPERTIES OF WHATEVER IS UNDERNEATH. It's not skincare, it's not a BB cream. If you want a moisturizing foundation or oil control - you have to look elsewhere. This is just pigment suspended in water. If you have dry patches it won't help, if you're oily - it will slide off. So you prime your skin according to your needs and then you apply this pigment, end of story. The result is great! As for the pigment itself - it's good. Medium coverage. Natural finish. I got 2.0 YG (I am Sephora colour IQ 2y07), it does have a tiny amount of highlighter visible only in incandescent light and if you look closely and thoroughly. So bottom line is if you want no fuss pigment with medium coverage that just deposits a layer of colour on top of your skincare - by all means get it.
    This is basically water with colour. It covers very little and disappears in minutes. Crucially the colour I got, 2.1 Y which is a medium looking yellow undertoned beige online is actually bright orange, to the point that it reminds me of foundations from 20 years ago. I didn't even know brands made shades like these anymore. Literally no one has that skin tone. Straight in the bin it went. At least it wasn't an expensive mistake.
    Love this product!! For me is perfect!!!
    I can see a lot of bad reviews, but in my case works amazing. My skin looks flawless, my boyfriend all the time is impress because he said my skin looks beautiful and for me that is it. I will definitely be purchasing again. Is a light weight foundation with a good coverage in matte.
    Perfect for combination skin
    I have combination skin - oily yet with some dry patches. Yet this foundation cooked perfectly with both aspects of my skin. Incredibly lightweight and moisturising on my dry patches but didn’t make my skin oilier and still gave a reasonably good coverage. The perfect base, this foundation is everything it’s cracked up to be. I would highly recommend to those wanting a lighter coverage, something natural or more dewy, or with combination skin.
    Very nice. The color 1.2P is good for my light skin. My skin look super with it.
    I have recently discovered The Ordinary, and I love it - it works for my skin and the price is great. Was really excited to try this and the colour chart really helped! I have 2.0y medium. It's a very moisturizing lightweight foundation which is what I need - I don't need much coverage, and gives a very natural look and glow. I bought some for a friend and she loves it. I recommend.
    When purchasing I was unsure of which colour to go for so I bought the 1.0 N and 1.0 P. I can use either separately or together and they're a perfect match. After wearing all day they don't separate on my skin or look cakey and I love the coverage. I normally go for full coverage and with this being a light coverage I was nervous but it looks so nice and gives a nice finish. So pleased.
    This is not a foundation
    This serum gives off a light tint, the lightest colour is too dark for me and I'm not that pale. This will slide off if you touch your face and it never fully dries unless your skin is very dry.
    Daily Foundation
    I use this serum everyday and swear by it. It combines well with moisturiser, primer, liquid highlight, you name it. Not only is this cost effective, but it also contains SPF30 so it serves a dual purpose! I have combination skin and I’m prone to a monthly breakout, and this will always leave my skin glowing and dewy all day, with just the right amount of coverage to cover any breakouts. I will always re-purchase this serum foundation from The Ordinary.
    Serum foundation
    Thought I'd take the plunge and buy the serum foundation! I decided on 2.1p, however, the foundation I've got definitely has no pink undertone whatsoever, it does have orange and yellow undertones instead! Great for that skin tone however I look like an Oompa Loompa! Glad it wasn't expensive! The Colour chart is also 'off although I accept that could be my iPad.
    Stunning on the skin, but be careful!
    I love the finish of this - it's the perfect medium coverage with a super dewy, border lining, wet finish. Reminiscent of runway model skin! Unfortunately, I have to be super careful which products I use under it, as with many The Ordinary products, it has peeled on me. I prefer this with a brush, but the peeling is worse, so a sponge is more fool proof.
    Serum foundation
    Such fantastic value goes on well not too heavy a coverage really liked it
    Allergic reaction beware!!
    I received this product and immediately tried it on my hand and one side of my face, as I do have sensitive skin and as I had no reaction I went ahead and applied it all over my face a few days later... on the day it seemed ok, I wouldn't say the coverage was great and slightly oily for me.
    Loved it
    I love the coverage, just right for me as I don't like a heavy look. Colour match was perfect. Great for more mature skin. A real winner!
    Love love
    This is a really great product if you want something with low to medium coverage. It feels very light on the skin, and isnt too matte or too glowy for me which works great for my combo skin.
    Absolutely amazing product!!
    Highly recommend and will be buying again. Best product for my dark skin.
    Favourite - this one's replacing my Chanel! :-)
    This is absolutely the best foundation I've ever used. It glides on like a second skin, and I need barely any for great coverage. I'm not confident with my skin, but I feel I can step out with confidence just using a tiny bit of this. Can't believe I'm replacing my Chanel with something that's only a fraction the cost! Couldn't recommend this more!
    I’m not sure
    The appeal was the low cost test of this and the fact it has the potential to give me a healthier looking face without looking like I’ve got a face covered in make up. Despite using the smallest amount it still didn’t look great, it kind of sat in top of my skin and didn’t compliment/enhance so much as mask. I’ll probably give it another couple of goes but personally think I prefer a BB cream.
    First Impressions, Second Impressions...
    I usually use an Erborian BB cream or Younique foundation but I'm on a budget and have been looking for another light foundation. While I may be getting lines & stuff at 41, maturity has finally cleared up my acne, my skin is a little combo but tending more towards dry - I don't use concealer anymore and heavy foundations are really not my style. I watched a load of youtube videos and this was recommended. I must say I was shocked by how many pumps of foundation people seem to use in youtube videos. 3 pumps? sometimes more?! (and why do people who clearly have pink undertones choose the yellow base one shade too dark!??!) Anyway, I usually use only a small dot of BB cream and maybe 2-3 drops of younique. Thinking maybe I've been doing things wrong this whole time, when I got this foundation I decided to try it with the matching silicone primer first... then 2 pumps. UGH, horrendous! It looked disgusting. Heavy, caked on - not nice at all. For some reason it formed patches on invisible blonde face fuzz I never even knew I had. I had to use 2 makeup wipes and then wash my face in dr. bronners to get it all off. Disgusting. Once my face was clean, I decided to try JUST the foundation, and this time - a scanty 3/4ths pump. Perfect. It looks great and even looks great on camera. I think I might have found my cheap and cheerful replacement foundation.
    Fantastic..holy grail product
    This product had converted me from a full coverage double wear wearer to a dewy light coverage fan. Lasts all day and the colour match is fabulous. For the price, it’s a wonderful product
    Perfect foundation.
    This product has converted me to wearing a foundation. It is very light and the NS1 shade suits my very fair freckle skin perfectly. Lots of people have commented on how well I look whilst I've been wearing it.
    Pretty good
    I lowkey like this foundation however would not recommend for even combo skin. It had a nice texture but was a bit too hydrating and oily for my skin. I would only reccommend for super dry/dry skin users. If you have combo or oily skin then go for the coverage foundation version instead. Although that is a bit more full coverage, you can always mix with a moisturiser to make it sheerer
    I have struggled for years trying to find a foundation which didn't make me look orange. I have tried some very expensive brands but found they make my skin look too caked. I love this. Its the perfect light coverage to enhance my skin without looking like I have slapped on a heavy foundation. It just naturally enhance the complexion. Totally hooked and am utterly amazed that something this great is not some astronomical price. 100% recommend it.
    Great value for money
    I love this foundation it’s great value for money. I use a variety of foundations some cheaper some more expensive. For its price point this is really good and I would definitely recommend it.
    Great coverage, spreads well & great price.
    New favourite
    Love this foundation. Nice coverage and good shade range!!
    Great product loved it and the price . Will never use anything different also the liquid primer was great, would recommend a setting powder . Long lasting product
    Love it!
    I was shocked at how good this was, it's super light-weight and has very decent coverage! one thing though, it will separate if you have oily skin which is unfortunate.
    My number 1 Fav Serum Foundation
    One of the perfect serum foundation for my everyday use. Price is affordable. My skin type is dry and sensitive however this foundation make my skill hydrated, glow naturally and very nice lightweight coverage. Definitely will repurchase this again.
    Doesn't live up to their other products.
    So I want to start by saying I love the brand and their skincare is incredible value for money. Unfortunately I was not impressed with this and, although it looks good from far away, up close I found it highlighted any dry patches/minor lines/facial scarring (for reference I'm 27 and have very few lines at all, so that they become so highlighted is really not desirable). Super thin formula too, it really is watery (less viscous than their actual serums). I had some success mixing in a very small amount of fine mica for some glow, and this improved the finish temporarily, but find it separates/becomes shiny after a few hours regardless of primers etc. It does have good pigmentation though and on better skin days it's provided slightly better results than others, but still not enough for me to really like it unfortunately. However, a lot of folks online seem to really love it so I would still advise giving it a go if you're interested, it would be a bargain for someone it agrees with!
    dry skin
    this foundation worked so well on my skin, i was really hoping it would aswell as my skin is very dry and not oily
    Not great at all
    This foundation is really patchy, it looks bad on my skin and I won't be using it again
    One of the best foundation
    Surprisingly, this is one of the best foundations for an everyday make look. Light coverage so skin looks dewy and fresh. I get so many compliments every time I wear this foundation . For dry skin types I highly recommend this product.
    Want so badly to like it, but...
    I tried SO HARD to make this work, but it just does not want to sit on my skin. It goes on patchy, it doesn't blend, it cakes around my nostrils, and it breaks down at the first hint of sweat or oil leaving weird evaporated dots of pigment on my skin. I've tried different primers and no primer, all with the same results. I have oily/combination skin.
    I love that you can match the right undertones, it can make all the difference to making sure your face looks natural. I like the texture, as it isn't too shiny that my skin looks oily, but it does make my face look moisturised and fresh. A quick sweep does some coverage and then I just build as much of a layer as I feel I need.
    Really good!
    Goes onto the skin well and doesn’t oxidise, it is lightweight and blends into the skin easily. I bought the shade 1.0N and it fits me perfectly, would definitely buy again!
    The ordinary 2.0 p foundation
    I just love this newly discovered product, recommended to me by a customer of mine, goes on so smoothly, gives all over coverage, and keenly priced, dewy finish, and although I have oily skin, I found it perfect, have just ordered 2 more bottles
    Have used this for the last year or so in slightly different colours for the seasons and formulas can’t recommend it enough
    New favourite
    I've got sensitive and dry skin, so it has been difficult to find a foundation without perfume/fragrances and one that would not collect around all the dry patches on my face. This serum foundation however, is now one of my new favourites. I really do not like the full coverage/lmatte foundations so I'm happy to have found this one. My skin feels a bit more hydrated with this one and it gives enough coverage and a nice healthy looking finish. Definitely will repurchase this one again.
    Great product
    I have found this product really good. I am 65 years old with some wrinkles but this product doesn't show them up as sometimes happens with foundation. A little goes a long way so value for money. It also leaves my skin lovely, soft and dewy. Very satisfied with the product.
    Good as a cheap blending foundation
    This foundation is perfect for very light make-up users. I use it to colour match with 3 other foundations as I’m olive/honey skin toned and rarely find a foundation that suits my skin. It’s very thin - one pump goes a long way. I would say it is a bit orangey- not great for skin with a yellow undertone. It’s a good enough product for the price, gives a great silicone fresh finish but it will slide off your face after a few hours. Prepare to do a lot of skin prep beforehand. I wouldn’t forgo priming/powder finish and setting spray if you want it to last at least half a day.
    love it but...
    I love this foundation for when I go on holiday. It gives a perfect coverage, my skin feels flawless and dewy, and for the price I literally can't fault it. However, it is always out of stock!! The shade I wanted finally came back in stock the other day but payday isn't until tomorrow so I thought I could wait, but it's already sold out again!! I go on holiday next Sunday so I have no idea if I'll be able to get it in time!!
    Awful foundation
    Awful in every way.
    Never looking back
    This is the best foundation I've ever used! I wear shades 1.0N in the winter and 1.1N in the summer and it is wonderful finding affordable options for pale skin. I love applying it with a damp sponge for a more glowy finish and a brush for a more matte finish. Have already convinced 2 of my friends to try it and they both agree that it cannot be beaten on price! A beautiful every day, medium coverage foundation.
    Serum foundation.
    It´s sheer and lightweight, at first I loved the finish, but then I tried it for a long workday and it isn't perfect for oily skin. It started to be very dewy after 2-3 hours and broke up on my forehead. I tried this with more primers and fixing sprays. I think this could be good for dry skin.
    A dewy bargain!
    The ordinary products are slowing filling my bedroom and this one is definitely one to stay! A lovely light coverage foundation that I use in the daytime, and the shade choices are great for my pale complexion, I use 1.1P the pink undertones make my skin look dewy and healthy!
    Cheap but not great
    This foundation is reasonable but it does not dry in at all and smudges off at the slightest provocation. Only good if you are only wearing it for a couple of hours.
    dry skin
    I have dry skin and this foundation works for me only with some kind of moisturizer underneath. its light coverage. its my second purchase and i cant find my color match. i think its neutral it is still yellow. but it lasts all day and with the moisturizer the finish is really natural and dewy.
    Great foundation/serum
    I discovered this amazing and inexpensive serum a few months ago. A little goes a long way and the price is fantastic. I have very fair Celtic skin and this suits me perfectly..I also have freckles and ageing skin which keeps it moisturises ed all day long.
    Sensitive skins, beware
    I tried the coverage foundation in very fair and the serum foundation in NS very fair (I wear Porcelain in LM oil free tinted moisturiser). I am extremely white-skinned, with a few freckles and super thin skin. The very fair coverage was too pink and didn't match my neutral undertones, but the coverage was good and I could use it to conceal spots. The NS serum shade is perfect though, but every time I used it I broke out. Every time. And the effect was not the best, I prefer my LM oil free tinted moisturiser.
    Huge disappointment
    I love the Ordinary skincare products but hate this foundation! I like a light coverage but this was so heavy and unflattering..I ordered two shades and both were awful. Such a shame
    One of the best foundations I've ever tried.
    I like a lot of the Ordinary products, so after seeing some online reviews of the Serum foundations I've decided to try it. I love it, the coverage is good, not too heavy not too sheer, it leaves your skin glowy and with a natural and lightweight finish. Perfect for everyday use (also for the price) since it last very good. The shade 1.2 N matches me perfectly.
    Lightweight feel
    I wanted a foundation that still shows my freckles but covers up any redness. This serum foundation is ideal. It doesn't feel heavy on my skin, the shade is just right and it lasts all day. I am definitely converted, and the price is great too.
    The Ordinary.
    This foundation is absolutely amazing for the price you cannot go wrong and it's a beautiful coverage and it is flawless.
    Gorgeous foundation!!
    I’ve tried lots of different foundations and Ordinary serum is one of the best so far! It goes easily and seamlessly on the skin, stays on all day. It doesn’t go patchy or separate weirdly during the day! New fave.
    Ordinary serum foundation - Fabulous
    This foundation is the best I’ve used. Goes on easy, doesn’t clog pores at all - just love it.
    buildable coverage
    I absolutely love this foundation. It’s my third bottle and I’ve recommended it to so many people. Buildable coverage but looks skin like on the face. I usually wear this foundation when wearing fake tan in the shade 2.0 but have the shade 1.2 for when I’m natural. This is a little too dark but the shade 1.1 is far to light.
    I’d read lots about Deciem products, and this was my first purchase from there, and it doesn’t disappoint at all. I 100% love it, and would recommend it. I have combination skin I guess, some oily patches, some dry, and this sits evenly over both. I wear it over a face oil, and it lasts a 12 hour shift in a busy hospital job with a touch of powder on top, or not.
    Not as good as the hype
    Even after shaking the bottle, I find this watery and difficult to get a decent coverage; not suitable for 50+ with greasy/combi skin
    Good Quality
    Fast shipping!
    The best
    Is perfect, 100% recommendable.
    Daily Use
    Love this foundation for daily use, makes me look alive! The foundation is very light, I love to use this daily! Bought this for my sister and she loves it as well! And the shade matches mine and my sister really well!
    Very good for combination skin
    I use 1.1N during colder months and 1.2N in summer. For some reason they don't mix well together, when I mix them it just rubs off my nose in 5 minutes. But great product and will buy again and again and again.
    Lovely foundation
    This foundation is fantastic and beautiful on. Just love!
    Feels lovely
    I've only recently found this brand and so far I'm really enjoying the price, the quality and the products are very good. I've been using 2.0YG on my 43 year old, dry, sallow, blemishes with sunspots and large pores etc, with general dryness and have to say that this feels lovely, smooth and nourishing. The colour is spot on, I was surprised as I am used to all foundations coming out pinkish on me, and I'm definitely yellow not pink. I have one complaint and that's the lack of lid, it doesn't have one, just a pump, which makes keeping in a makeup bag a bit tricky. Overall though, I'm delighted and will buy again. Hope that more products are added to the make up section.
    I discovered this foundation towards the end of summer (shade 2.1Y) and it was the perfect shade. The formula makes the skin looks even and removes any imperfections without looking cakey on the skin. This is the best light coverage foundation I’ve tried.
    So great
    It is probably the cheapest foundation what I have ever purchased, but one of the best for everyday use for my combo skin. It is controls my dry and oil areas too.
    I loved it. This foundation is perfect to me. It is very natural and doesn't feel like wearing anything on! Just ordered my second.
    3rd repurchase
    Feels so light on the skin and the colour range is great as the shade can be selected based on your undertone. Buildable coverage Bryant never feels or looks cakey on the skin.
    Bought this with no expectations as I’ve been let down by so many foundations as of late. But this !!! It’s a cross between Nars tintés moisturiser and a serum. Surprisingly okay coverage, low to medium, but I cover my mild acne and scarring with a high coverage like Fenty underneath and then use my hands to apply this all over my face. Don’t be afraid to get a shade darker if you want to look a bit more bronze as it’s so easy to apply and not look streaky etc. One thing, not really buildable, but I use it with ordinary moisturising factors and silicon primer, set with Mac prime and fix coconut spray and damn thé finish is dewy!
    Love it
    Very light and feels so soft on the skin like it's not on my skin. Love it
    Leaky Dispenser!
    I was sent a bottle with a leaky dispenser. More than half the bottle has leaked out and the rest has become too viscous, no longer has a serum consistency. But otherwise a great product. A bit dark for my NC43 skin.
    Lovely everyday foundation. I'm over 50 with a few fine lines and this is great. Wasn't sure at first as it's so runny but easy to apply using a sponge. Skin looks and feels so much better and stays on even through "hot flushes"! I buy 2 shades and mix for a perfect match. At this price, why not!
    Amazing for my dry skin! Love
    I have really dry skin and feel the foundation doesn’t cling to my dry skin. Really happy with this foundation and it’s very cheap.
    Great for Oily Skin
    This is the best foundation I have found for oily skin. It is so inexpensive and the highest quality. This entire line of products is awesome. I'm 64 with very, very oily skin and this entire product line has been a godsend.
    Fab product, fair price
    Absolutely love this. I have exceptionally pale slightly pink toned skin and I REALLY struggle to find foundations to match my skin. 1.0 p is perfect for me. I have very oily skin and always use this after the ordinary's primer. The coverage is excellent (a little goes a long way) and it stays where it's put for at least 12 hrs. I've seen other reviews that say it sits in fine lines but at 40 I have plenty of fine lines and I don't find I have that problem. Maybe it's because I always use their excellent primer first or maybe it's because I always use as little as possible. I don't like to look like I'm wearing makeup.
    Serum foundation
    I am over 50 and bought this foundation and have had no end of compliments. Although it gives light coverage which is what I wanted, it gives the skin the most wonderful glow and seems to actually do the job of a serum at the same time. I really like the fact that it identifies undertones as well as depth of colour. You can really skin match well with this product.
    Maybe I was hoping for too much, but nevertheless I was disappointed. Too watery for me, even though I prefer light coverage and thin foundations. My main issue is that it made my pores extremely visible, which has never been a problem with any foundation before. So, it simply made my skin look worse... I agree with one of the other reviews: it's not a foundation, it's water with some colour in it.
    Five stars
    SO GOOD!
    Will definitely be buying again ;)
    My favourite foundation
    Texture smooth and colour match my skin colour but after 2-3hrs oxidized 1-2 shade drop, control oil a little for 3-4hrs but if you set by powder they can control 4-5 hrs. Easily remove by water cleansing. Good job.
    Very bad
    This is not a foundation, just water with colour. Impossible to blend.
    I love it
    Bought the 2.0 YG and it’s perfect for my medium-fair-yellow skin tone. It gives the perfect not caky covering and I really like the light powdery finish.
    Love it
    I have the coverage foundation too and I love this one just as much! I’ve started using this one on a daily basis for a more natural look, even though it says it’s light coverage I would say it’s medium and very buildable. So lightweight and doesn’t separate or cling to dry patches.
    Not drying + super-pigmented
    Got the 2.1 Y Medium, matches my south-east Asian olive-y skin tone really well. My skin looks less dull as it adds a slightly yellow tint to it, giving a nice golden overall tone without having to use a bronzer. I have combination skin and use this after toner, serum and/or dry oil (winter months). You have to shake it pretty well to ensure coverage but it glides on smoothly and doesn't feel dry after it sets. Just a pump is enough for a light-medium coverage. Will definitely purchase again.
    Lovely natural foundation
    Lovely light-medium coverage with a really nice skin-like finish. Will be purchasing again and would really recommend for everyday usage! I bought 1.1N and wear Fenty beauty 120 for shade comparison.
    Una base maravillosa,hace tiempo no probaba algo tan bueno. ***A wonderful base, some time ago I did not try something so good.***
    Mixed feelings
    The first time I applied this foundation I tried it with my fingers and it looked awful, sat in every crease. I gave it the benefit of the doubt and tried again with a brush, primer and set with powder, it looked stunning, my skin looked completely flawless and product layered perfectly on top. During the course of the day it started to separate all over my face (this may not be completely the foundations fault but the mixture of products) by the end of the day after taking my makeup off my forehead had broken out (I rarely get spots and never on my forehead) so I think for short term wear its beautiful but I wouldn't leave it on my skin for any length of time again!
    Best foundation I ever used
    I used many foundations both cheap and expensive and I could never get a natural and healthy look on my face. I wasn’t expecting anything great from this foundation but I was very surprised. The coverage is good but the foundation itself is not heavy so your skin breaths and looks very natural. I would definitely buy it again!!
    I'll keep trying
    I don't know whether it was the branding or what, but I fell for this one and I'm really annoyed I did. It feels lovely when it's going on but it very quickly gets very dry and I'm not sure at all about the coverage and colour options. I'm going to try mixing it in with my moisturiser from now on to see if that improves results. Probably a good option for people with skin on the oilier side, who only want sheer / buildable coverage.
    I usually wear Younique Touch liquid in Velour - ordered this in 1.1N as I didn’t want to pay £35 again. This stuff is amazing! As good as younique and as for the price - I will be buying this in future. I have combination skin with a few fine lines (40+) and lots of freckles and a few dark spots. Used with the Ordinary Silicone Primer and it has stayed fresh and dewy looking with great coverage all day after applying with a brush. Very happy. I’ve ordered the Ordinary coverage foundation too, looking forward to giving that a go.
    Love this, it's lightweight, it looks and feels lovely.
    I'm 52 and have sensitive skin. I usually use mineral powder foundation but lately, that's been feeling heavy and has been a bit drying so I thought I'd try this. I don't want a lot of coverage, I want my skin to look like skin so this stuff is perfect for everyday use. It's lightweight, melts into the skin and evens out the skin tone beautifully. I don't use much, I smooth it on with my fingers and go over it with a buffing brush. It lasts all day and is so inexpensive. I love it.
    It's so cheap and it is so good..it makes my skin look flawless and it lasts all day even on my oily skin.
    Met my expectations
    I got this in the shade 2.0 N which was a perfect match (for reference I'm a C2 in Mac face & body). I thought this would be more dewy with less coverage but it dries semi-matte and gives plenty of coverage. My skin looks completely natural and normal in this foundation. I also thought the cap would break (because there is no lid) but it has a very sturdy lock. I can't believe it's so cheap. I'll definitely be repurchasing this.
    Not ground-breaking
    I really wanted to love this. But it seems to just cling to my dry skin and is incredibly watery. Obviously it does say it is light coverage but it is buildable. I don't hate it...I dont love it...but its definitely worth the price tag.
    Good coverage foundation, also very moisturizing and lightweight. The shade 2.0P suit my skin perfectly.
    Love it!
    It is very watery so I was like ‘meh not sure’ but it goes on the skin really nicely and blends easily! It offers more coverage than I expected, and it looks really natural and flawless (and I suffer with acne. Colour 1.0 NS)
    Perfect lightweight serum to protect your skin from the sun and wind whilst uniforming complexion.
    Oxidises :(
    Applies beautifully upon initial application, but as it dries (experienced this with shade 2.1Y) it oxidises darker and is orangey.
    I love the Ordinary products and had high expectations for this foundation, but it turned out to be a total disaster. It's hard to spread and looks like a mask. What can I say is there're lots of better foundations for that price.
    Nothing bad to say
    I really like this foundation. The colour range is fantastic, I'm always quite an in-between colour when it comes to foundations, but I managed to match myself perfectly. It sits lovely on the skin and is build-able. And what an amazing price?! The bottles are small, but a little of the products goes a long way so it will last a good while.
    I had very high hopes for this foundation so I ordered 2 shades when my right shade was out of stock. I don't ever write negative reviews but I absolutely hate this foundation. I tried to make it work but everything I put on top of it looks like crap. I'm throwing it away.
    Finally I’ve perfect base
    I’ve bought in 3 shades and absolutely love it. It blends well, neutralises my pink undertone and lasts all day. Lovely glow too. Highly recommend and fantastic price.
    Stay away
    Stay away from this foundation if you have sensitive skin. My face broke out like crazy after using this foundation.
    Very good for the price
    This foundation is perfect for people with normal/dry skin. The finish isn’t too matte or too dewy, very satin finish, and blends in nicely with concealers, cream contours etc. It doesn’t cling to dry patches and is very lightweight on your face, and medium coverage. If you are wanting 2.1 y, I definitely suggest go for 2.0 yg as 2.1 y oxidises terribly and ends up drying bright orange. 2.0 yg dries slightly darker but not orange toned, more of a gold tone and looks a lot prettier on the skin imo. This foundation is definitely worth a try, even if you are a bit iffy about it. I’ve read it’s not good for acne prone skin, but my skin is extremely dry and looks really nice and smooth on my skin. It’s a good dupe for the nars sheer glow foundation which used to be my everyday go-to, and an eighth of the price! Absolutely recommend trying it out.
    Can't really go wrong
    For the price this foundation is absolutely amazing. It covers all spots and imperfections, it can be a little cakey but it's fine blended well with a sponge.
    Firstly, I would like to say this is a very light coverage foundation which is what i need for my skin (if you are looking for a high coverage stay away). For those saying its like water, it clearly states you need to shake before use, once shook its the perfect light weight consistency. Leaves a satin finish with a slight glow however still looks amazing once powdered for a matte finish. Mine is in the shade 1.1p (fair with pink undertones) and suit me perfectly. Overall highly recommend for low coverage gals like myself.
    I got the shade 1.1n and it matches my fair skin brilliantly. Although I didn't use the same brand primer that it recommended it went on smoothly and didn't settle into any pores, it smoothed them all out. When wearing all day it did tend to break up around the nose which most foundations tend to do anyway so that's why it's only 4 stars. I will be buying again though as it's a fantastic price.
    Not great
    Made my skin flare up and caused redness and irritation on my cheeks.
    Love this in summer!
    I really love this foundation in summer when I just want a light touch! I have skin that can get dry, but also suffer from visible pores etc, and find this works well to even skin, blur imperfections and give me a nice glow.
    Triggered a breakout
    I wanted to love this - the coverage is great, the finish is great but it broke me out so bad all over my chin and cheeks. So if you have sensitive acne prone skin maybe give it a miss.
    I wanted something lightweight to wear everyday for work and this is just nice. Although i think i got the wrong shade(one shade lighter) but its so lightweight that i can get away with it.will be getting it again
    Great day to day foundation
    This was a real surprise as it was a lot thinner than expected but it goes on so well. You can build it up for a heavier look. But for day to day wear at work it’s perfect. It glides on so easily and leaves a dewy finish. The colour match was spot on, even when I was unsure at the time of ordering. The price is amazing value too, as are all of ordinary products.
    Natural look
    Really great lightweight foundation with a natural look to it. Amazing price and a little can go a long way, depending on the look you want. Can’t wait to wear this out for drinks when that time comes!
    Love it
    First time purchase and must say I really like it, it feels light on my skin and does give good coverage very happy and will continue to use only this from now on.
    Not so good
    I was quite disappointed, I expected to have my skin moisturised because it is a serum as well, but no. I have oily skin and it made it really dry, the foundation didn't blend well and you can see it on my skin. It looks like a very cheap foundation. The coverage is good, but what's the point if I look like I don't know how to apply foundation or like I used the cheapest that I could find?
    Very impressed
    I bought this foundation to try, I have never tried any of The ordinary range before however have had friends that have recommended it. I sort of guessed what foundation shade I would need and it’s perfect! I love how weightless it feels on my face and applies really nicely. I was concerned the coverage wasn’t going to be enough for me but it covers really nicely without looking heavy!
    love it...
    cheap cheerful and perfect for everyday
    I was recommended to try this foundation. I am so pleased I did as I love it. Goes on really well and looks lovely and for a good price. The only downside is it has no lid. Not sure if it should be like that or was just missing but the brilliant product still.
    New favourite
    After lockdown I was loathe to go back to wearing a full face of foundation and make up every day and decided to stick with a more natural look. I’d been trying a few different BB creams when I saw a vegan blogger review of this and decided to look into it. I don’t usually order things online if I haven’t been able to do a colour test but I decided to go for it and ordered the 2.0 N Light Medium and found it suits my skin colour really well. It blends easily and once it’s on you don’t feel like you’re wearing any make up at all. Love the way it evens my skin tone without making it look like I’m wearing make up, and lasts all day. I was dubious as a few people had mentioned a ‘dewy’ look and I didn’t want to look shiny and oily but I’ve found it just looks natural. Will certainly buy again
    This foundation is life, the coverage it gives you for such a reasonable priced foundation is just insane! I started using this recently whilst it's been hot and preferred a less heavy look and I do not think I'll look back. Took a bit of a guess with the colour after reading up and it matches my skin tone perfectly!
    Excellent product
    Very happy with the choice. Foundation was recommended to me by a friend and that was exactly what I wanted. Very light texture and perfect colour to my olive skin. I’ve chosen 2P light medium. Highly recommend.
    Pleasantly surprised
    I have been using a very pricey foundation which I couldn't get hold of recently and tried this inexpensive one in the meantime. Wow! So surprised, feels lovely and silky going on, colour is great and good coverage despite a very lightweight feel.
    my go to foundation
    Such an amazing foundation. perfect for when your skin is clear or when you’ve only got a few blemishes. I bought this when I was coming to the end of my accutane treatment and I’ve used it a couple of times since then. super lightweight and has such a glory dewy finish.
    Brilliantly Perfect
    Love this serum, you can wear it over the top of zinc spf to match my own skin colour, does not cake up, no need to powder down, lasts all day and night, I have dry skin and use lots of moisturising skin care and this just sits on top perfect.
    Perfect for daily wear
    I love this foundation... It is light and provides enough coverage for day to day wear, I prefer fuller coverage for a night out but this is perfect for work, etc for me. It's is lovely to apply and isn't drying on the skin
    Amazing foundation
    Light weight but full coverage
    One of the best
    for years I've been trying to find a perfect lightweight foundation that doesn't separate and gather in fine lines and I think this serum does the job for me. it keeps my skin looking natural and dewy and the shade I use matches great. if you like a natural finish to your makeup I definitely recommend this one.
    My favourite
    By far my favourite foundation I have ever used, it's so light and soft but also it is possible to build on for more coverage. I think it gives such a nice finish and is super hydrating on my skin. I always set with a powder as it can be a bit too sheer and dewy without for my preference. Also it is such a good price and lasts so long! I usually have a lighter 1.2 Y and darker 2.1 Y shade to hand which I can mix throughout the year :)
    Takes a while to sink in
    I love how the serum is light and gives you a bright complexion. You don’t need a lot either but the only negative I have is I thought it would be more moisturising and would sink into the skin straight away but it takes a while to do so, for the price you can’t really complain too much.
    Prefect foundation
    I wanted a light coverage foundation and have spent loads just trying to find the right one. Finally the shade 1.2Y light is perfect for my skin tone it also makes my skin look dewy and fresh love love this!
    Really impressed
    I’ve been wanting to try this foundation for ages and I’m so glad I finally have. It gives light coverage and a dewy finish which is exactly what I was hoping for. Sits well on my skin and lasts all day. I have sensitive skin and this doesn’t make me break out or react. I love it and have already ordered another bottle.
    Amazing foundation
    Lovely for mature skin also, especially this serum. I won’t use another now. They just don’t compare. Even better than the high priced one and I’ve tried a few. I’m 64
    This is a great foundation at an amazing price. I have changed from Estée Lauder Double Wear Light to this. The look, lasting power, and feel is just as good at a fraction of the cost. Result!
    So bad, make annoying cover on skin
    1.2yg foundation.
    I have been using Ordinary products past one month and it is amazing. It does what it says. Even the foundation (1.2YG), it is flawless.
    Serum foundation
    I would recommend this to anybody looking for a light natural day foundation. Evens out my skin without looking like I have a lot of make up on.
    Pleasantly surprised!
    I have very fair skin with a pink undertone so I'm always looking for new foundations to try that will actually match my colouring. I've been using Hourglass vanish stick foundation in Cream for ages, and whilst I love it, it's neutral undertone rather than pink. My skin has also cleared up dramatically lately thanks to the use of other The Ordinary products, so I wanted something with a lighter coverage that improved the look of my skin but which didn't completely conceal my freckles. I was dubious that something so reasonably priced would work well...but I actually really like this. The coverage is light-medium which is just what I was looking for, P very fair is a good match for my skin tone, and it leaves my skin looking lovely and dewy whilst my freckles remain visible. I worked 11 hours today and, paired with a good primer, it held up really well. No weird separation or patchy fading. I'd definitely buy it again.
    2.0 YG
    I have a naturally red undertone on my face but not my neck, this matches perfectly! Really buildable and in my opinion medium to full coverage. Would recommend to anyone.
    Cakey and drying
    I really really wanted this to be as good for me as the other reviewers and bought two shades thinking I could blend if neither were right, the colours are fine but I found it quite powdery rather than serumy... it’s even a bit cakey looking around my chin and nose :(
    Dewy and perfect looking
    This really smoothes out my skin and makes it look dewy and beautiful. Goes pale enough for me without being too yellow which is rare! It's light coverage but does a good job smoothing out skin tone and brightening complexion, just don't expect it to cover spots or bad discolouration because it is light coverage.
    Can’t live without this stuff. Fantastic foundation!
    Stays on, looks natural, skin looks and feels amazing. Will buy again ❤️
    Professional makeup artist APPROVED
    I was hesitant when I came into contact with this foundation at first because it’s extremely liquidy. I mean you can literally hear it sloshing around in the bottle when you shake it (which you should definitely do before each use trust me), but this honestly doesn’t get nearly enough credit as it deserves. The shade range is phenomenal. As the palest of the pale, it’s hard enough to find a foundation light enough to match me let alone consider undertones, but now I finally get to match those too! As a professional makeup artist, I adore this on my clients. Yes, it’s sheer-medium coverage but it’s so buildable clients barely notice it’s less full coverage than they’re used to. When I was training, these were heavily used among the best in the business too! Very lightweight, flawlessly buildable, extremely underrated, ever so slight oxidation so be aware of that, and highly commendable shade range too. An old reliable.
    My ‘go to’ busy-life-slap-on foundation
    I have tried so many foundations over time and can honestly say I have only found two that match my skin tone... Until now! This serum foundation is light, easy to apply, has great coverage and lasts. The cost is 1/8th of that I used to buy! And it lasts ages. A no brainier. In terms of shades, I was able to try them out in a shop in Aussie, but for £6 per bottle, I am sure with the right choice of base undertone, you could hone your selection down to 1-2 shades to try. My medium Asian skin with yellow undertones takes 2.1Y. Hope this helps.
    My go-to
    This is my go-to 'everyday' foundation, I'm obsessed! It has a serum-like watery consistency, so a little goes a long way and it's really quick and easy to blend. The coverage is light-medium and genuinely does look like a 'second skin' - no giveaway cakiness and it feels so light on my skin. If you like the natural look, I would definitely recommend!
    Worst foundation ever
    I have combination skin and can confirm this stuff sits horribly both on dry and oily skin. Collects in pores/wrinkles, gets patchy and literally moves around on the skin. Primer and setting spray made no difference. Impossible to blend with creams or other foundations as well. I don’t get the positive reviews. If you’re used to natural looking, high end foundations, don’t waste your money on this.
    Lovely but makes me break out
    I absolutely love how this spreads and creates a natural finish that lasts all day. One pump can cover my whole face evenly using fingers only. Skin tone looks very even and natural, even my super light, pinkish Scandinavian skin. However I have had nasty cystic style breakouts since I started using it and when I stopped the breakouts have reduced. So beware if you have sensitive skin prone to breaking out.
    Sheer lightweight coverage that feels like skincare instead of makeup. Very moisturising and gave a smooth finish and doesn't end up looking cakey.
    My go to
    I am not one to wear heavy foundation, but was looking for something a little bit fuller coverage for days I want to wear more than my cc cream. this foundation is perfect, and the price definitely helps. Definitely buildable, and for someone who is suuuper pale the lightest shades are a nice addition.
    My new favorite foundation
    The perfect foundation for a ridiculous price. I thought bare minerals was the best but now I found this one. Beautiful colour, sheer coverage, looks very natural and healthy with a pretty glow and stays the whole day in place.
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