With so many products landing on my desk and so many brands vying for attention on the blog, it has to be something special to make the cut. The Ordinary Colours Collection made the cut.
Under the umbrella of Deciem, the brand that is also responsible for Niod, Fountain and Hylamide etc, The Ordinary is a collection of treatments offering familiar technologies at affordable pricing. This makes certain ingredient’s and products affordable for everyone and I for one am all over that. Easily available online and on the high street, The Ordinary range is simplistic in packaging and style yet packs a punch with its honesty and integrity.
This following collection contains four well thought out products that marry together perfectly. Included are:
I mean, I just, it’s so, i’m….Where to begin, I am at a loss for words. Wow…Ok let me just pull myself together. I have a draw full of primers, I adore that Silicone, Dimethicone feel of a primer, for me and my maturing skin, it’s the formula I always, always choose and believe me I have some expensive primers. This primer from The Ordinary is £3.90 on their website, I mean SERIOUSLY!! I am completely shook, I think this primer has just changed the game for me massively. Using advanced, adaptive silicones, this primer blurs imperfections and mattes the skin, without drying it out and making it a great base for griping make up. If you have recently read my post on the Hylamide HA Blur HERE, you will see that it wasn’t for me, even though some of the ingredients are similar but in different formulations.
This however, this filled in my pores on my nose and cheeks immediately, hydrated my skin and made my foundation last all day. Change from a fiver…Bring it on!! Add to areas of concern on the face (pores, fine lines) as the last step to skincare before make up or just to prepare a smooth canvas for the day. Vegan
Using three forms of Hyaluronic Acid with varying molecular weights plus a Hyaluronic Crosspolymer, this product offers multi-depth hydration at varying levels as well as plumping out the skin and keeping it looking fresh and full. What this means is that our skin will be hydrated for longer without drying out. It also contains B5 which adds surface hydration to the skin too, keeping it feeling fresh and moisturised. Now, if you want a higher level of Hyaluronic you would turn to Niod HERE which offers 15 types of HA. However, if this is your first step into HA or your have skin that is not too thirsty or dehydrated, this would be a great place to start. Thicker in texture than usual HA and more serum like, this is super easy to use. Apply a few drops to cleansed face morning and evening before creams. Vegan
I am just blown away by this brand, I cant stop saying great things about it and they continue here with the colours serum foundation. If you adore that fresh, barely their, light skin coverage then this is for you. Now I guessed my shade online 2.0P and it was perfect. 2.0P is light medium with pink undertones and is spot on for my skin colour right now. With that beautifully silky, hydrating feel of a serum, this foundation offers just that wash of colour that quickly and without streaking takes away any redness, grey or sallow look from the skin. It feels very fresh and hydrating on the skin and does not cling to any areas of my dehydrated, mature skin. It sits incredibly well over the Silicone Primer and if applied with the fingers gives a more saturated coverage. That said though, if like me you have fine hairs over your face, buff it on with a brush to prevent them from showing up. Comes in a fab airtight pump system. Vegan. The Ordinary direct offer this Serum Foundation in 21 shades, but sadly QVCUK are limited on shades (tut tut). Their shades are :
3.2N for shade choices go HERE.
“ The shades are divided into three categories: 1 for fair to lighter tones, 2 for medium tones; and 3 for darker tones. Each category is then classified further by a second digit from 0 to 3 to indicate depth within each category. Finally, a letter is added to the shade code to identify the undertone: P (Pink) and R (Red) indicate cool undertones for lighter and darker shades respectively; N indicates a Neutral tone; Y indicates a Yellow undertone. Each shade code has a descriptive name as well. For example, 1.2P is Light with Pink Undertones while 3.0Y is Medium Dark with Yellow Undertones”
Colours Coverage Foundation 30ml –
Again I have gone for shade 2.0P which seems perfect for me right now, this foundation offers a full coverage. Containing a much higher level of pigment than the serum from the get go, this gives you full coverage from the first pump. Offering a semi matte finish that works beautifully with the above primer, this foundation glides on like a dream. Again, it does not sit in any fine lines, or on me, gather around my nose or on any dry patches. It did take a few minutes to dry down as it looked and felt a little wet, but once it had it lasted well. I found this to be a lovely buildable foundation, that I preferred to apply with a brush and then smooth over with my beauty blender. I don’t tend to set my foundations with powder as my skin is dry but you could easily give this just a little dusting should you need it. I found that it lasted a good 10 hours before needing just a little touch up. It gave me lovely coverage, especially over my pigmentation and blemishes and was so incredibly light on the skin. I cannot believe this is a £5.90 foundation and totally understand the hype over this product. Certainly a foundation I would keep on recommending and will continue to purchase. Vegan. This does come in 21 shades on The Ordinary website but sadly QVCUK will not be stocking them all. Available from QVCUK in :
3.0Y please go HERE to check shade choices.
|Unedited, No Filter, No Concealer and only two hours sleep eek|
My thoughts on this collection – As you can see from my unedited before and after picture above, where I had had two hours sleep, both foundations offer a flawless, almost airbrushed coverage. I have not used any concealer to show you the extent of coverage. In real daylight, the Serum foundation is much lighter, allowing your skin to show through whilst still offering a lovely coverage. This collection is going to be available for £21.40! That is just incredible value and for that reason I am telling you, if you are in the market for new foundations and have the cash to spare, run don’t walk for this collection. I am thoroughly enjoying using this range and am incredibly impressed with the primer and foundations. I truly believe you can switch up some of your more expensive products for a couple of these and as a make up addict, that is not something I say lightly.
The Ordinary Colours collection is exclusive to QVCUK on 27th January at the price of £21.40 inc P&P. You can purchase HERE when it becomes available.
Have you tried anything yet from The Ordinary? Which products are you loving? I would love to hear from you so please leave me a comment below.