Ordinary's Serum Foundation Transformed My Skincare and Makeup Routine

The Ordinary Serum Foundation

Easy to blend with fingers

Lightweight yet effective coverage

Skincare-infused formula creates a dewy glow

Accessible price point

Can settle a bit in creases

Not ideal for those who want full coverage

Like the brand as a whole, The Ordinary's Serum Foundation has a cult following, and it turns out it lives up to the hype for far more reasons than the accessible price. This product strikes a seamless balance between skincare and makeup, providing lightweight yet effective coverage and a hydrated glow.

The Ordinary Serum Foundation

We put The Ordinary's Serum Foundation to the test after receiving a complimentary sample from the brand. Keep reading for our full product review.

After years of testing beauty products, I've come to accept that I'm somewhat of a foundation fanatic. My obsession runs the gamut across all price points, formulations, and coverage levels. I love formulas that feel like a second skin, and while I tend to gravitate towards full-coverage foundations, some days, I prefer a subtle veil of tinted moisturizer. So when I heard there was a foundation out there that boasted a considerable waitlist, I jumped at the opportunity to try it for myself.

Enter The Ordinary's Serum Foundation: a makeup offering from Deciem's no- nonsense skincare label, it offers lightweight coverage that the brand says will look natural on the skin while also providing an even, semi-matte finish. Upon the makeup collection's launch in 2017, 75,000 brand fans joined a virtual line for the opportunity to get their hands on the latest launches, and the foundation has since accumulated rave reviews online. With The Ordinary now more widely available in retailers like Ulta, now was the perfect time to put this accessible favorite to the test.

Did The Ordinary's lightweight foundation live up to the hype, even for this foundation enthusiast? Keep reading for my full review.

Best for: Sensitive skin types and anyone looking for lightweight, natural- looking coverage.

Uses: A daily foundation for when you want to even skin tone and reduce dark circles while keeping a natural-looking finish.

Active ingredients: Titanium dioxide

ishonest Clean? No; contains PEGs.


ABOUT THE BRAND: Part of Deciem's portfolio, The Ordinary is a vegan, organic, and cruelty-free skincare and cosmetic brand. The brand focuses on creating clinical-grade beauty products that are effective and affordable.

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