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menthollyinsane Sun 05-Apr-20 16:13:08

Hi, have you tried The Ordinary foundation? Is it any good?

Thanks.

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FartnissEverbeans Sun 05-Apr-20 19:23:35

Following because I literally bought it five minutes ago online!! Hoping it’s good

cheesycrisps Sun 05-Apr-20 19:58:05

Hwo did you decide what colour to get Fartniss?

menthollyinsane Sun 05-Apr-20 19:58:14

I've just bought it too! It will only be £5.90 if it's no good. Fingers crossed.

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menthollyinsane Sun 05-Apr-20 20:00:25

@cheesycrisps I got mine on Harvey Nichols website. They have a foundation match available so I just put in my current foundation and it matched for me. Free postage too.

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onlyhereforthefood Sun 05-Apr-20 20:16:05

I googled swatches for my best shade.

It's the only foundation I've used for the last year, it suits my skin better than any other I have tried.

menthollyinsane Sun 05-Apr-20 20:18:23

@onlyhereforthefood good to hear that you like the foundation. Which one do you use, the coverage one or serum one?

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onlyhereforthefood Sun 05-Apr-20 20:45:39

@menthollyinsane I have used both but prefer the coverage one

menthollyinsane Sun 05-Apr-20 20:53:39

@onlyhereforthefood I've gone for the coverage one. I can't wait for it to arrive.

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menthollyinsane Sun 05-Apr-20 20:53:52

@onlyhereforthefood I've gone for the coverage one. I can't wait for it to arrive.

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snappycamper Sun 05-Apr-20 21:23:05

I've used both too and also prefer the full coverage one. The serum one is very watery.

Findation is good for matching to a shade you already know is correct

https://findation.com/

TaleOfTheContinents Mon 06-Apr-20 00:11:03

The serum one is the only foundation I use these days. It gives such a lovely glow and looks very natural. Great price too!

Isleepinahedgefund Mon 06-Apr-20 00:12:39

I love the serum one- but the colours changed from one year to the next so when I repurchased it wasn't a good match.

GemmeFatale Thu 09-Apr-20 12:39:03

I’ve ordered the serum one to get my order to the free post minimum on cult beauty.

Really hope I like it and can break my expensive foundation habit

RaynaJaymes Thu 09-Apr-20 12:40:18

I use the coverage one. Love it
Took a couple of goes to get the shade right though

menthollyinsane Thu 09-Apr-20 13:58:12

My order was despatched a couple of days ago so hopefully will arrive soon.

I will let you know what I think of it.

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UnicornMadeOfPinkGlitter Thu 09-Apr-20 14:24:09

I don’t use foundation but dd uses the coverage one and swears by it. She’s told all her friends as well. It’s fab for less than a Rommel or other drug store brand equivalent.

learieonthewildmoor Fri 10-Apr-20 12:08:42

The serum is fantastic if you are older.

WeAreTheWeirdosMister Fri 10-Apr-20 12:35:55

The serum one dries into my pores weirdly. Making them looked filled with foundation. Might be better with a primer though.

TDL2016 Fri 10-Apr-20 12:42:35

I used the coverage one, even with primer, setting powder it wipes off after 2 minutes and my face was a patchy mess by the end of the day.

NW2SW Fri 10-Apr-20 12:53:17

I used the serum one, it's was alright. I had to mix two shades to get a better match. It's handy for travel, cheap enough not to be overly precious.

menthollyinsane Fri 10-Apr-20 13:57:28

I'm not getting my hopes up for this foundation. I've been wanting to try it for ages.

I've read mixed reviews. I'm expecting a total fail so anything other will be a bonus.

I will let you know when it eventually turns up.

I had such high expectations for ELDW but I hated it, many people bloody love the stuff.

We shall see!

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suze28 Fri 10-Apr-20 14:02:40

Years ago, when it was first released, I had both coverage and serum foundations and really liked them. Then I fell in love with Bobbi Brown makeup and didn't bother with TO.
I recently ordered the coverage in 1.1N and it came today. For £5.90 it's such a good everyday foundation. It's not too thick and offers medium coverage.

BemidjiMinnesota Fri 10-Apr-20 15:43:06

I love the serum one, with the silicone primer underneath it gives an amazing dewy finish. Without the primer it does seem to settle in pores a little.

Desperatelyseekingreason Fri 10-Apr-20 15:51:43

I've got both as I don't always want full coverage. The quality is impressive especially considering the price. They are easily two of the best foundations I've used. My previous go to was Bobbi brown and I've tried loads of drug store brands.

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