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the ordinary serum foundation Reviews
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    March 25, 2019
    Ontario, Canada

    New Holy Grail Everyday Foundation

    This has been my go-to foundation for almost a year now. It is liquidy in texture and blends nicely with either my fingers or a sponge. It has medium coverage and layers well if more needs to be applied. It dries to a soft matte look that looks natural which is what I like as I am a little oily in my T-Zone. The formula wears well all day but in the nose area, if I am very oily that day, it will break up a bit but that happens with every foundation. I am 42 and I find that this foundation doesn't sit in my creases and keeps the integrity of the formula throughout the day. I like the light feels of the formula, that still delivers great coverage, it just makes you look like you have nice skin.

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    February 08, 2019
    Quebec, Canada

    Pleasantly Surprised

    I cannot believe the quality of this product for the price! If you have dry skin and want a sheer coverage, almost serum-like foundation? Look no further than this. I also own the full-coverage product which I really like as well. Definitely worth a try!

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    January 18, 2019

    Not a liquid foundation user but...

    So I'm not a liquid foundation user but I love this product! I was looking for something with light coverage that wouldn't feel heavy and easy to carry around for the 1 month trip I took to Europe in spring of 2018. This was perfect. The cost was NOT expensive at all, the coverage is just perfect, and the best part is that once I put it on, I cannot feel it on my skin. I literally forget that I have foundation on for the rest of the day. I also have very oily skin and love how this did not feel heavy, oily, or cakey. I would definitely buy this again!

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    July 20, 2018
    Canada

    BEST foundation...ever. Period.

    I love this brand, so when I got the foundation was I hoping it would live up to my expectations. Let me tell you, it exceeded them! I have never had a foundation that wears so beautifully, and I have tried many high-end products and drugstore products. This foundation is never leaving my makeup collection.
    It doesn't crease, it doesn't cake, it gives light-medium coverage (depending on how much you use), and it doesn't slide around the face or settle in pores. I have combo skin, and I find this hydrating enough for my dryer areas yet it also sits perfectly on my oilier t-zone. It sits like a second skin on my face and other makeup products (bronzer, blush, highlighter, primer, etc.) work very well with it. Beautiful product - highly recommend...10/10!

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    July 13, 2018

    love it!

    I highly recommend this serum foundation, especially over their coverage foundation. The formula is more on the light coverage, however, it is definitely buildable. I love it because I do prefer more of a light coverage that can still coverage up some blemishes. I have super oily skin and it still lasted a pretty long time! Definitely my go to when i do wear make up!

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    June 28, 2018

    Great foundation for summer!

    This foundation is amazing!! It has pretty good coverage and blends really well . Its consistency is nice and light for the summer, doesn't cake or melt off. I wear the 2.0P and 2.1P in the summer and the shade matches well.... and the price is amazing.

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    4.7/5
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    June 26, 2018
    Ontario, Canada

    amazing light coverage

    This is a fantastic light coverage foundation! I have oily skin and find that most similar products (like BB creams) will melt/separate on my skin throughout the day. This foundation sits well, feels comfortable, and covers enough of my redness and imperfections yet still looks natural.

    For someone with minimal skin issues and looking for just smoothing out the complexion, this is fantastic. This is not a heavy foundation though - do not expect it to cover blemishes and scars.

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    May 28, 2018
    Ontario, Canada

    Well worth it for the price

    I was in the Abnormal Beauty Company store last week and spotted this foundation - for 1oz for less than $7, I figured it was worth a shot! The color range is pretty good, I went with 1.1N. Because it's a serum foundation, the consistency is very watery. With that said, the coverage is quite good. I've tried using fingers to blend, but find that my Beauty Blender gives a better spread/finish. Was happy to find that with a light shade, I didn't have any issues with oxidization/turning orange. I do feel like I get more oily with this foundation. Not too much product "slippage", but it seems to fade away after a few hours. Pretty good for the price and definitely worth a try!

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    May 12, 2018

    Great for the price!

    The consistency of this foundation surprised me! It's REALLY watery, yet somehow remains pigmented. I would describe the coverage as medium buildable coverage, which for me is perfect. It's light on the skin, not at all cakey, and leaves a demi-matte finish on the skin. I found powder products to layer nicely over top.
    As I wore this foundation through the day, I started noticing some settling into my fine lines, and fading around the 6 hour mark. For reference my skin type is normal to slightly dry.
    I was able to remedy the breakup of the foundation with a light touch-up, however I would not describe this makeup as long wearing, and in its defense, it doesn't claim to be.
    In the end I think I would repurchase this foundation as it does look beautiful on the skin. I would choose to wear it on days that I didn't need to have my makeup last all day. Perhaps a night out. I've been really impressed with alot of the products from Deciem, and especially for the price, this product has its place as well!

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    April 09, 2018

    Lightweight, yet buildable!

    I love this foundation. The packaging is sleek and the foundation comes in a pump bottle, which I love! A couple pumps goes a long way. I apply this with a damp beauty blender, and sometimes just my fingers. The texture of this foundation is super light (kind of watery), but gives me a nice medium coverage which is what I am going for everyday wear. It is buildable which is nice if you want something with more coverage. This foundation does not emphasize any dry patches, so people with dry skin can definitely use this. The colour range for this foundation is great, there is ample colours to choose from and also blend to get the right colour for you. Another great thing about this foundation is the incredible price point. I will definitely be buying this again once I run out.

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