If you’re a keen lover of watching makeup/ beauty videos on Youtube like me then you would of come across the video of Wayne Goss raving about one of his new favourite products. Since then it has blown up all over the web. I had to jump on the bandwagon!. I am going to be reviewing two products from The Ordinary. Their High Adherence Silicon primer and their Coverage Foundation.
This primer is the recommended product to use with their foundation, it is alcohol, oil and nut free and also vegan and cruelty free!. You get the standard 30ml of product for a crazy price of £3.90!. Im not overly eager on the packaging as it looks like something that a medical ointment would come in but The Ordinary are well known for their skincare range for different skin problems so this makes sense.It comes in a sqeezy tube which makes it easy to get the right amount out.
Once on your hand you will notice it has a medium cream consistency and a little goes a long way. If you’re not keen on makeup having a fragrance then this is not for you as it has a very strong, almost sun cream smell to it, however it did go away after application.
A little goes a long way with this and leaves a hydrating matte finish which blurred most of my fine lines, leaving a flawless base for my foundation application.
Spoiler Alert! I love this foundation!. It comes in a small plastic clear bottle, which is great because you can see the exact shade and how much product you have left as you use it!. It comes with a sturdy matte pump with a lockable lid.
The range boasts 21 high pigmented shades and is alcohol,oil,soy, nut and gluten free!. As well as being vegan and cruelty free!. You get 30ml of product for another bargain price of £5.90!.
I chose the shade 1.1 N which is the best shade match for my favourite Mac foundation NC15. The texture of this foundation is a light cream (not runny though). Like the primer it has the same ‘sun cream’ scent to it.
The back of the box recommends using your fingers to apply but I prefer to use a beauty blender, I did try to use a buffing brush but unfortunately it left it looking streaky. I found two pumps were enough to cover my blemishes and acne scars as well as some of my dark pigmentation under my eyes without looking cakey. It has a high coverage matte finish that looks and feels natural.
I have been testing out the wear of this foundation for a whole week now and although I have combination skin, the heat this week was crazy so it was a great time to test. The foundation didn’t come off or even transfer at all and didn’t need much of a touch up (only on my chin where I usually get oily after a few hours).
(just the primer and foundation with setting powder)
I definitely recommend both products if you’re looking for good quality products, friendly to animals and with a bargain price tag!
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