Review: The Ordinary Coverage Foundation

Review: The Ordinary Coverage Foundation

The Ordinary Coverage Foundation (£5.90 for 30 mL) is a full-coverage foundation which is available in the same 21 shades as the Serum Foundation. The coverage foundation contains a higher level of pigments than the serum foundation but should still offer a smooth finish without the look of heavy makeup.

On their website they state that the foundation
got a full-coverage formula
offers a smooth finish without the look of heavy makeup even though it contains a higher level of pigments
got a texture of a lightweight, non-oily cream
the pigments are able to resist collecting within fine lines and stay on for longer because the pigments are suspended in their proprietary spreadability system
 offer a semi-matte finish
 are compatible with most primers and are designed to work exceptionally well with the primers from The Ordinary
is alcohol-free, oil-free, nut-free, gluten-free, soy-free, cruelty-free, and vegan

I tend to go more for the more natural-looking foundations as I don’t like the way full-coverage foundation settles into fine lines. Before I tried the Coverage Foundation I was afraid that it would be another cakey mess. Luckily, it isn’t! I don’t think that the foundation is full-coverage by the first layer. Maybe more medium but it is definitely build-able to full-coverage! Every time I looked in the mirror when wearing the foundation I could not believe my own eyes! The foundation did not settle into any fine lines not even when I was about to remove my makeup at 1 in the morning! Just like the Serum Foundation, the Coverage Foundation got a semi-matte finish which – as said in my review of the Serum Foundation – is a big plus for me as I think it looks so pretty and natural on the skin. I have tried the foundation without a primer and with one of The Ordinary’s own (the High-Spreadability Fluid Primer) and I honestly did not see that big of a difference other than the foundation had a bit longer wear time with the primer. I don’t think the primer did anything to minimise any creasing as there wasn’t any when not using a primer.

Three of the shades (1.0NS, 1.2YG, and 2.0YG) does contain a silver (S) or golden (G) highlight just like the Serum Foundation which I again think would be nice if you want an even more natural and dewy look!

I can’t help but love this amazing foundation! I simply don’t understand how a full-coverage foundation can look so nice on the skin! I can definitely recommend this product which is why I award it 5 hearts out of 5 possible!

If you are looking for a beautiful, full-coverage foundation for a low price, then this is the thing for you! Have you tried the Coverage Foundation from The Ordinary? If you have, then let me know your opinion in the comments!

This post contains some affiliate links. If you buy anything from them I will make a small commission which will support my blog.

Find me at


Swatch of my shade 1.0N


Swatches from their website

4 thoughts on “Review: The Ordinary Coverage Foundation

  1. Har nærmest kun hørt godt om den 🙂 Jeg har også lige skrevet om en (flydende) foundation, jeg virkelig elsker. Er blevet vild med de tynde foundations frem for de tykke, som godt kan blive lidt for “tunge” på huden..

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *