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The Ordinary
Coverage Foundation

$6.90 CAD

High-Spreadability Pigment Suspension System with High Coverage.
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High-Spreadability Pigment Suspension System with High Coverage.

Coverage Foundations are full-coverage formulations available in a comprehensive shade range across 21 shades. These foundations contain higher pigment levels than our Serum Foundations but still offer a smooth finish that avoids the heavy makeup look that can make skin appear more aged. The texture is that of a lightweight, non-oily cream.

The pigments used in these formulations are treated for a rich, highly-saturated effect. These pigments are suspended in our proprietary spreadability system that allows pigments to look natural on the skin, resist collecting within fine lines and stay on for longer. The foundations offer a semi-matte finish and are compatible with most primers and are designed to work exceptionally well with the primers offering from The Ordinary.

The unique suspension system used in the formulations 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.

Coverage Foundations sold in the European Union offer an SPF 15 claim. This protection is achieved without the use of chemical sunscreens and only through physical protection from Titanium Dioxide. Additionally, no nano-particles are used to achieve this sun protection. These attributes are unique in foundations because it is exceptionally difficult to create a natural, lightweight look and consistent shades when using only non-nano forms of Titanium Dioxide for sun protection without any chemical sunscreen agents.

Please note that the formulations are and will be the same in all markets but the packaging will claim SPF 15 only in the European Union while regulatory processes for claiming SPF in other markets are carried out individually.

PH 6.00-7.00 | Alcohol-Free | Oil-Free | Nut-Free | Vegan | Gluten-Free | Cruelty-Free

THE ORDINARY IS NOT ELIGIBLE FOR DISCOUNTS


SHADE GUIDE

Each foundation format is available in 21 shades. The 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. Finally, a letter is added to the shade code to identify the undertone: P (Pink) and R (Red) indicate cool undertones for lighter and darker shades respectively; N indicates a Neutral tone; Y indicates a Yellow undertone. Each shade code has a descriptive name as well. For example, 1.2P is Light with Pink Undertones while 3.0Y is Medium Dark with Yellow Undertones.

Three of the shades have an additional letter at the end: S indicates Silver highlights and G indicates Gold highlights; these shades use natural-looking and exceptionally fine dispersions of metallic effect pigments for added highlight. The Ordinary will introduce individual enhancers and highlighters in the near future to customize all shades.

the ordinary foundation swatches

HOW TO USE: Shake before use. Dispense a small amount into the palm or the back of your hand. Smooth on and blend throughout the face, ideally outward from the midpoint of the face.

SIZE: 30ml


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.

Expedited Shipping Time:

Processing Time: 1-3 Days.

Shipping Time: 2-10 Days.

Receiving Time = Processing Time + Shipping Time


You will receive a shipping confirmation and your tracking number by email or Facebook messenger once your package has shipped. If we encounter any problems with your order we will be in touch via email or phone. We do not ship orders via untracked shipping.

  • Shipping quoted as business days, Monday through Friday.
  • Excluding taxes, duties, and other shipping fees.
  • Free shipping codes cannot be combined with discount coupon codes, reward points, or free gifts. Only one coupon code can be used per order. 
  • If you order more than one item, and one or more of your items are backordered, your instock item(s) will be held until your backordered item(s) become available unless your order is over $200. We will let you know via email about any backorders.
  • We are happy to send our products to our international customers, but please note there may be taxes or customs duties/import fees charged by your country that we do not take responsibility for. International orders are subject to customs clearance delays.

    Returns & Exchanges

    Once products leave the Socialite Beauty warehouse, all sales become final. Many products do not come with sanitary seals making it unsafe to put them back on the shelves. We want you as our customer to feel secure you're getting brand new, unused products from us. Because skin can take some time to adjust to new products as well as to detox from any changes, it is best to allow 2-3 weeks of use to see how your skin truly takes on new items. Sometimes a few uses alone is simply not enough time to let the new products get to work. If your product does have a seal and you would like to return it, please notify us via email if you will be returning a product you have purchased (info@socialitebeauty.ca) and include images of the sealed product. Provide your invoice number and reason(s) for the return/exchange. Once merchandise has arrived back to us, we will issue a refund minus return shipping cost.

    Please notify us via email if you will be returning a product you have purchased at info@socialitebeauty.ca.Provide your invoice number and reason(s) for the return/exchange. Once merchandise has arrived back to us, we will issue a Socialite Beauty Gift Card.

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    CS
    04/16/2020
    Celine S.
    Canada Canada
    Pleasantly surprised

    At first I was worried because the bottle was quite small (but good for the price obviously) and the foundation was actually really runny, however it spreads wonderfully and the coverage is very good. You don't have to use very much to cover your face and it's really light throughout the day. I have oily skin so alot of foundations don't last for me, but I'm really happy with this product!

    TM
    03/25/2020
    Tina M.
    Canada Canada
    Too thick

    Foundation is full coverage but it’s so thick and sits in my pores and wrinkles so they are extremely evident. I do not recommend for aging women or people with large pores.

    LH
    03/11/2020
    Lynn H.
    Canada Canada
    Lovely foundation and no side effecrs

    The 100% pure fodation is awesome. I have really irritated and nsitive skin and even the Ordinary and Varit. This can be light or full coverage and the colour match was great.

    JH
    03/04/2020
    Jennifer H.
    Canada Canada
    Perfect foundation

    I have never used a better foundation, in my life. Full coverage but gives a healthy, dewy appearance. Covers everything I don't even use extra coverup now. And best of all, It doesn't cause breakouts, a life saver for my skin.

    EC
    01/24/2020
    Evangeline C.
    Canada Canada
    Good foundation

    Good coverage and moisturizing - I would recommend