The Ordinary Serum Foundation Review

The Ordinary Serum Foundation Review

I’m so glad that I finally got my hands on The Ordinary Serum Foundation.  You guys know that I’m a big fan of The Ordinary skincare, so when they came out with foundation, I was super excited.  I’m happy to say that I wasn’t disappointed.  See the the full review + first impressions in the video.

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The Ordinary Serum Foundation for dark skin.

I bought shades 3.0Y, 3.0R and 3.1Y from ASOS and I ended up going with 3.0R in the video.

I go more into detail in the video, but here’s a quick breakdown:


  • Extremely light/thin texture
  • Blends quickly & flawlessly
  • Fragrance free
  • Very affordable (under $10)
  • Nice packaging
  • Super smoothing
  • Lightweight on the skin


  • Oxidizes
  • Lacking enough Dark and Deep shades

Basically, this foundation is amazing (as long as you can get the right color).  I definitely recommend this if you want a natural, satin finish and don’t need a ton of coverage.

I consider The Ordinary Serum Foundation to be an excellent dupe for the Armani Maestro foundation.  The texture is pretty much exactly the same, and The Ordinary offers more shade selections.  The foundation oxidizes quite a bit, but that worked in my favor because shade 3.0R ended up being a great match, and it definitely didn’t look like it at the beginning.

The Ordinary Serum Foundation review on dark skin.

Considering how light this foundation looked at the beginning, I’m glad it oxidized a bit.  It ended up being an almost perfect match.

The Ordinary Serum Foundation review on dark skin.

Here’s the details on the rest of my makeup:

Clinique Beyond Perfecting Super Concealer in Deep 24 (LOVE this concealer!)

Tarteist Metallic Eyeshadow in Exposed

Tom Ford Sheer Highlighting Duo in Reflect Gilt  (I used the darker shade as a glowy blush)

Maybelline Lash Sensational Luscious Mascara

Glossier Boy Brow in Black (I’m a Glossier Rep, so you can shop with me using this link to get 20% off your first purchase)

ColourPop Lippie Stix in Lumiere + L’Oreal Infallible Paints in 312

I have the video showing up top, but in case you’re having trouble, here’s a link to the video.


  • Ja’Nae

    This was a good review ☺ how long did it take for you to receive the foundation?

    • Thanks! Only a couple of days because I ordered from ASOS and their express shipping is just 2 days.