Wayne Goss wasn’t Kidding; The Ordinary Serum Foundation is Legit

Excuse me, but I think I may have found my Holy Grail foundation! And it’s been a while because the last foundation that I considered as my HG was MAC’s Studio Fix — one that has become too heavy and full for my preference these past few months.

The Ordinary Serum Foundation is probably one of the most talked-about foundations of 2017 (next to Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty), so the bandwagon-er in me could not pass up on giving it a try regardless of the fact that I stopped using foundation in the first quarter of last year.

I’m used to full coverage foundations that feels like a mask on and doesn’t even look the slightest bit natural. I have tons of blemishes and acne scars that needs to be concealed so I gravitate towards the more heavy-duty products to help cover up the imperfections.

The Ordinary’s Serum Foundation ($6.70) does that job perfectly! It is a foundation that can be sheered out or built up to a full coverage so you can go both ways and apply it however you prefer. And surprisingly, it still feels lightweight and looks skin-like either way.

It doesn’t dry too fast which makes it easier to apply on the skin. It’s a dream to blend and doesn’t cling to nor emphasize my dry spots and texture. And there isn’t any tugging or patchiness which is just superb!

Also, for the first time in a while, I applied a cream stick blush and I don’t usually apply one for fear of ruining my base along the process. But surprisingly, this didn’t move around at all regardless of the fact that I was blending that blush off on top of it with such intensity!

Top to Bottom: MAC Studio Fix in NC40, Milani Conceal & Perfect in Sand Beige, and The Ordinary Serum Foundation in 2.1Y — which I couldn’t swatch properly because it’s too liquidy and I had a hard time layering it with just my fingers.

I use a setting powder to seal everything down and then brush a layer of MAC Mineralize Skin Finish Natural in Medium Dark to help with the extreme oiliness of my skin. This helps with the longevity of the foundation, too, which is usually about 9-10 hours with very minimal fading — none at all if I’m lucky.

I have a bit of a problem with the matte cap as that attracts dirt a lot and gets sticky in the long run (read: almost every single NARS product) but it’s a pump so who am I to complain.

The line has 21 shades with a variety of undertones which is amazing for a single launch. It’s also incredibly affordable for a 30ml (1 fl.oz.) product.

I’m getting The Ordinary Coverage Foundation soon just to see how that one fairs and compares with this, but for now, I’m happy and contented and I couldn’t ask for a better product, really.

Beautylish for $6.70 (they ship directly to the PH).
Dear Crazy Monkeys for its sale price of PHP500 (regular price PHP700).

In case you’re curious, here’s Wayne Goss’s review of the The Ordinary foundations.


    1. You should! I’m a little bit wary about buying the Coverage Foundation (although I know I probably will hahaha) but this one is perfect for me. As in!


  1. Nice! I have bought the two foundations and the primer (the one in the glass bottle with the pipette) months ago but I’m only just about properly testing them now. I have tried the Coverage foundation so far and like it. I wouldn’t say it’s amazing however it is growing on me, so time will tell. The shade I got (1.2N) is a bit light for me, but with some bronzer/contour/blush or whatever, it’s fine so that’s not really a problem.

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    1. I’m not sure about the Coverage Foundation as it might be too heavy for my liking (but I’m still willing to try). I really am loving this so far, though. And I might just end up repurchasing this again and again until I find the next best thing.


  2. I’ve always been intrigued by the brand. I’ve heard a lot of good things about it (kaya pala laging sold out sa BeautyMNL). I’m curious to read how it compares to the foundation – I think the serum foundation would be better just because of the word serum (baka may skincare keme siya).

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    1. I have a few The Ordinary skincare products and I love all of them. Not one has failed me so far. Super affordable pa (not sure if it’s priced fairly sa BeautyMNL). Maybe this has a skincare keme in it that makes it so good. The ingredients are so amazing and shet, ayoko na ng ibang foundation, ito nalang forever. Hahaha

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