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Written on Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Pros: coverage, price, spf 15
Cons: looks awful on the skin, settles into pores, shows even the smallest blemishes

Hey there!

General product info:

Price: $6

Size: 30ml

pH - 6.00-7.50


Expires within 12 months

Made in Canada


The product was packed in a matte black box which is very easy to stain.


The bottle is usual and pump infused. It isn’t transparent, I guess it's the same color-coded as the foundation inside.


It works well and doesn’t throw the product out. It’s easy to press.


Aqua (Water), Coconut Alkanes, Dimethicone, Isodecyl Neopentanoate, Caprylyl Methicone, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Glycerin, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer, Coco Caprylate/Caprate, Cetyl Diglyceryl Tris(Trimethylsiloxy)silylethyl Dimethicone, Sucrose Laurate, Dipropylene Glycol, Polysilicone-11, Tocopherol, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Hectorite, Dimethicone/ Bis-Isobutyl PPG-20 Crosspolymer, Dimethyl Isosorbide, Sodium Chloride, 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.

It’s alcohol and oil free.

The product is absolutely vegan-friendly, as they don’t test it on animals.


I have mine in one of the fairest shades 1.0 P

Near the foundation number we can also see the mysterious P letter. Other bottles also have the following letters: NS, P, Y, YG, R. What do they mean?


N - neutral undertones

NS - neutral undertones with silver micro particles

P - pink undertones

Y - yellow undertones

YG - yellow undertones with golden particles

R - red undertones

If you still dare to buy this foundation, then here’s a swatch of all the shades.


Before use, you need to shake the bottle well. The consistency of the product isn't thick though it gives good/average coverage which you can layer and get full coverage all in all.

It has barely noticeable cosmetic fragrance. The product is SPF 15 infused.

This foundation is easy to apply and blend out on the skin. You can blend it with the BeautyBlender or use a brush, as coverage won’t look streaky then.

After application, the product starts setting. It totally sets within approximately 2 minutes and after that it becomes transfer-proof, almost transfer-proof though. The finish is difficult to make out, I think it looks more matte.

Even though the product isn’t water-resistant, I find it REALLY difficult to wash off my skin even with some makeup removers. The product still leaves some pigment on my skin that I have to remove with wipes or a towel.

On my skin:

A small digression:

I have normal skin type. And I can assure you that I take proper care of it everyday, so the result you’ll see is made only because of this foundation.

I read a lot of reviews where they faced the same problem as I did.

The thing is that the foundation looks good only for the first 10 minutes on the skin. Then I have an impression that all the ingredients of the product disappear and I'm left with the pure pigment on my face that looks awful by the way.

This foundation shows all the blemishes of my skin, as well as peach fuzz hair, flaking and even the smallest fine lines.

And yes, it dreadfully settles into my pores.

My experience with The Ordinary Coverage Foundation SPF 15:

Well, that’s a fail guys.

I don’t recommend this product at all. It’ll be better to spend your money on something delicious or any other foundation with no frills about it.

Thanks for reading my post!

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask them in the comments down below!

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Beautylicious doesn't recommend The Ordinary Coverage Foundation

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Type: Foundation
Brand: The Ordinary
Category: Make-Up
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