The brand The Ordinary utterly confuses me.
The minimalistic packaging is great, almost with a Aesop vibe, however the actual products I just don’t get. With waitlists for their foundations, a tonne of hype and change from a tenner, I am really confused by the entire range.
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First off there are 2 types of foundations in the range (as far as I can tell anyway); High Coverage and Serum. It wasn’t until my pal asked me which type I’d bought that I realised they were at least two different versions to try. Once it had arrived, it turns out I bought the High Coverage Foundation. I was pleased I had chosen this and not the serum as the days I do want to wear foundation, these days I like a little more coverage and felt it’s counterpart could have been a little on the lightweight side. The shade range is extensive. There are almost too many shades to choose from, I didn’t know where to start. I cannot tell you which shade I did pick up, but it was one of the lightest, neutral tones.
Estee Lauder’s Double Wear Foundation is one of the best long-lasting high coverage foundations I’ve ever tried and still to this day remains high at the top of my favourites list. I was hoping for similar results from The Ordinary, however this foundation really let me down.