Everyone knows how I feel about the Ordinary and their products! For November I decided to try the Serum foundation as I wanted something dewy and lightweight for the colder season. I fell in love with the High Coverage foundation which I wore in May (full review here) so I also had really high hopes for the Serum foundation
The serum foundation is described as a lightweight medium foundation that offer a natural finish to the skin and a very lightweight serum feel. It’s available in 21 shades
This is a beautiful extremely lightweight foundation that is very easy to blend. I bought the shade 3.2R, the same shade I have in the High Coverage foundation. The shade is a good match but the undertone is very red. Although I have yellow/golden undertones (and even more so in the colder months) 3.2R in the high coverage foundation worked well with my skin (I realise in the summer my undertone is more reddish) so I thought the same shade in the serum foundation would be ok. To be honest its fine and a lighter concealer shade balances it out well. In terms of finish, it has a natural dewy finish.
The Serum foundation is extremely lightweight, it feels as if I have nothing on my face! It’s also extremely easy to blend and its perfect for the natural/ no makeup makeup looks. In terms of coverage, it is very light coverage although buildable without looking cakey or feeling heavy. I can still see some dark marks through the foundation but it makes the skin look smoother and even overall. The foundation doesn’t oxidise, wears extremely well through the day, doesn’t melt and no flashback. This foundation must be the easiest foundation I have to date to blend! Its so quick and easy and literally melts into the skin!
The only difference in my opinion between the Serum and High coverage foundation is the coverage. Serum foundation is very light to medium coverage and the High Coverage foundation is medium to full coverage. They both wear extremely well and lightweight on the skin
I absolutely love this foundation! I have to say I don’t think it is for everyone in terms of coverage. If you love your full coverage/ beat foundations then this isn’t the foundation for you. Even with building the coverage up, I found it is still not as full coverage as other foundations. I prefer medium coverage foundations but I am not fussed if some dark marks show through the foundation which is why I love the Serum foundation. Even with the light coverage, I have still worn it to events because I love how it makes my skin looks!
I can work with the reddish undertone of the foundation so I don’t mind keeping it and not buying another shade. I usually mix with a light illuminator which tones it down and a light concealer to balance my face.
I can see they have more foundations coming out and I can’t wait for them to be launched. It’s not the biggest shade range but with the way, the shades have been formulated 1 shade can suit most skin tones well. For instance, when I was buying the high coverage foundation, after watching a few videos and settling on my chosen shade, I realised most of the people I watched had different shades in other foundations, both darker and lighter, however, we were both still able to wear the same shade. The total shades across both foundations are 42! But I can understand if you wanted to try the High coverage foundation but your perfect match was in the Serum foundation, you could be disappointed.
I love this foundation, I will be rocking it and I definitely recommend it! If you like light to medium coverage foundations then this would be a good match for you! For my medium to full coverage girls, you may want to try the High Coverage foundation!
The Ordinary Serum foundation is £5.70 on Deciem.com