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The Ordinary Foundation: A Guide

If you are looking for a great foundation that is easy on the pocket, look no further than the The Ordinary. They have 2 types of foundations – The Coverage Foundation and The Serum Foundation.  

The Coverage Foundation is a lightweight, full coverage liquid foundation. It delivers a natural, semi-matte finish with its high-spreadability pigment suspension system. These full-coverage formulations are available in a comprehensive shade range across 21 shades. These foundations contain high pigment levels but still offer a smooth finish that avoids the heavy makeup look that can make skin appear more aged. 

The pigments used in these formulations are treated for a rich, highly-saturated effect. These pigments are suspended in a proprietary spreadability system that allows pigments to look natural on the skin, resist collecting within fine lines and stay on for longer. This unique suspension system allows shades to look so natural on skin that three shades or more will suit most skin tones. The shades can also be mixed at the time of application if desired.

The Serum Foundation, with less pigments than the Coverage Foundation, is a medium coverage foundation with the lightweight feel of a serum. This foundation offers buildable, natural-looking coverage with a semi-matte finish. Also available in 21 shades, these foundations offer moderate coverage that looks natural with a very lightweight serum feel. They are very low in viscosity and are dispensed with the supplied pump or with the optional glass dropper available for purchase separately if preferred. 

Serum Foundation contain specially treated pigments which cover and diffuse uneven skin tone with a rich, highly saturated effect. These also come in the proprietary spreadability system from The Ordinary, a unique suspension system that allows pigments to look natural on the skin while keeping them from fading or collecting in fine lines. These pigments are treated for a rich, highly-saturated effect. 

Both these foundations are compatible with most primers and are designed to work exceptionally well with the primers offering from The Ordinary. The 21 shades are divided into three categories: 1 for fair to lighter tones, 2 for medium tones; and 3 for darker tones. Each category is then classified further by a second digit from 0 to 3 to indicate depth within each category. Furthermore, each shade features clever undertone identifiers to enable you to accurately match to your skin tone. 

Depending on what type of coverage you are looking for and the clarity of your skin, these foundations from DECIEM's The Ordinary are an easy pick to give you an amazing finish without burning a hole in your wallet.