Foundation Review | Ordinary or Worth the Hype?

Foundation Review | Ordinary or Worth the Hype?

A couple of weeks ago I hadn’t even heard of it, had anyone? One day nowhere and the next everywhere, every other tweet was about The Ordinary, their products were all over Instagram, and Snapchat magazine stories were hailing their foundation a new cult beauty product.


Did I need a new foundation? Absolutely not. When a product that’s being sold on ASOS for £6 had this much hype around it, I just couldn’t not try it. I purchased The Coverage Foundation in 2.1p Medium. As far as I’m aware the brand itself has a very small high street presence, which is the only downside. I hate buying foundation online and having to guess my colour match. If they keep doing as well as they are now though, I’d say that we’ll be seeing much more of them.

For full disclose, when it comes to foundation, I’m usually a total ambassador for high end, see my favourites here. This though, is a total game changer. The quality is amazing and it lasts as long as any of my others. It also has excellent buildable coverage and doesn’t dry out or aggravate my skin. Oh, and the products are both cruelty free and vegan. I actually cannot believe that this product is being sold for £6.

To summarise: Go and buy as many of these as you can before they sell out again. This is one of the best £6’s I’ve ever spent.

After trying this I’d love to try out more products from The Ordinary, if you have any recommendations please let me know in the comments!


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  1. November 2, 2017 / 6:22 pm

    Wow, I have been wondering what all the hype was about !! Really good Blog 🙂

  2. November 2, 2017 / 6:25 pm

    You can’t go wrong if it’s only £6!! I’ve only ever tried their skincare products but I love them ?

    • November 2, 2017 / 6:30 pm

      Are there any in particular that are good? I need to try some after loving their foundation so much!x

  3. November 2, 2017 / 6:43 pm

    omg I need this in my life but I can’t keep spending money on ASOS I’m going broke!! Thank you for sharing xx

    • November 2, 2017 / 6:50 pm

      You can’t say no for £6! Maybe put it on your Christmas list!?x

      • November 2, 2017 / 6:51 pm

        you’re so right fantastic idea! Thank you girl xx

  4. November 2, 2017 / 6:49 pm

    That’s crazy! I’ve started hearing more and more of this company and here is your blog talking about it too! Totally going to get my hands on some of their products.

    • November 2, 2017 / 6:50 pm

      This is the only product I’ve tried but I’ll definitely be investing in some more of their stuff!x

  5. November 2, 2017 / 8:26 pm

    I’m glad you loved it so much! I’m always for an inexpensive product that I love! Great post!

  6. November 2, 2017 / 9:09 pm

    Loved this post, I need to pick one of these up! X

  7. November 2, 2017 / 9:53 pm

    I really want to try this brand! I’ve seen so many people say good things about it

  8. November 2, 2017 / 10:44 pm

    Guess what I’m about to go buy! Thank you so much for this review, the foundation looks incredible!xx

    • November 3, 2017 / 1:44 pm

      You’re welcome! I’m glad you liked it, let me know how you get on with it if you decide to buy!x

  9. November 3, 2017 / 4:42 am

    I’ve been seeing this brand everywhere too and I was wondering if it was any good. Thanks for the review.

  10. November 3, 2017 / 11:38 am

    Never heard of this but think I am going to have to try it out! Thanks! X

  11. November 4, 2017 / 7:36 am

    Ooh; I’ve seen this lurking about on beauty bay and was debating giving it a go but if it’s £6 on ASOS it’d be rude not to add it too an order 😉 x

  12. November 4, 2017 / 8:22 am

    Thankyou! I currently use doublewear but totally open to trying different foundations, especially for £6!! Xx

    • November 4, 2017 / 1:01 pm

      I use doublewear too, I have to be honest and say that doublewear IS slightly better, but theres not a huge difference and for the price it’s great!x

  13. Kelly
    November 4, 2017 / 5:24 pm

    I’m always very sceptical about trying out a new foundation just in case it’s going to be another one that’s going to be sat in a drawer with the others. I have seen this going around alot but wasnt too sure whether to try it. This review makes me a little more inclined to try it out.xx

    • November 5, 2017 / 9:23 am

      I totally understand how you feel! I have so many that sometimes I forget I even have them, this is definitely a purchase I’m pleased I made though x

    • November 10, 2017 / 9:55 pm

      Aw thats so good to hear! I know its such an insane price! Let me know what you think of it!x