Deciem…….The Ordinary Foundation!

Not heard of Deciem?

I bet you have heard of The Ordinary…….. you know the brand that had a mahoosive wait list for their foundation!

Well Deciem have opened up a shop in London’s Covent Garden, so of course as a lover of all things skin care and make up I had to check it out.  I will be harshly honest the sales assistant that approached me was completely clueless when it comes to skincare which put me off buying a lot of lotions and potions. I mean I will be honest I know the basics of skincare such as HA, AHA, glycolics etc but I am no expert.  I generally look to Caroline Hirons blog for help on that.

Anyway I digress I did buy The ordinary Coverage foundation, There are a wide range of colours (21 to be exact). I of course go for the palest shades, so I picked up 1.0N which is pale and neutral so perfect for us pale skinned beauties.

So what makes this foundation so special? Well according to The Ordinary its a full coverage formulation which a high pigment concentration and the texture is meant to be a lightweight on oily cream that gives a smooth long lasting finish.

All this for less then £7?

Sounds to good to be true if you ask me, So I put it through its paces.  Firstly the packaging is very simple, it comes in a plastic bottle with a pump which is perfect for getting the right amount out of the bottle.

The smell is… well not the best, it has a very chemical smell but this does disappear quite quickly.  Now I have very dry skin so I used a lot of moisturiser and primer before I applied this.  I applied it with a real techniques expert face brush and just buffed it in.  I would say the coverage is medium but very buildable, I personally do not like full coverage as I love being able to see skin underneath foundation.  The pigment is also very intense and I think the coverage would be very easy to build in a couple of layers.  It covered my redness and eye bags reasonable well.

I do think this foundation is more for the normal skin girls as I think it would easily stick to my dry patches had I not prepped my skin and I can also imagine it gets very oily if your skin it oily so maybe set it with a bit of powder.

The staying time was a good 10 hours and I never use a setting spray, I have lost some of the coverage off my nose and under my eyes but nothing too horrendous, so I think if you want a good foundation for less then a tenner then The Ordinary is the way to go.

Is it the best foundation I own………No

Is it the best cheaper foundation I own……..oh yes!!!

pic shows me bare faced, just after application and at the end of the day before removal.

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top left is bare faced, right is freshly applied and bottom left is just before removal 10 hours later

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