The ultimate shade guide for The Ordinary’s Coverage and Serum Foundation

Yet to try The Ordinary‘s foundation range and want to make sure you get the perfect match? Then you’ve come to the right place. Our handy shade guide below from both of the brand’s {Coverage} or {Serum} foundations.

It will help you detect the perfect shade for you depending on your skin and undertone with ease. Want to know more about understanding your undertone? Find our how to figure out your undertone here.


We’ve created this handy guide to help you find your true match and if you’re new to this acclaimed fan favourite formula then you need to try {MatchMe}: the future of finding foundation online. Powered by next-generation AI, MatchMe will help you to find your best option – from shade through to finish – by using unparalleled colour-matching technology. 


Now, without further ado, here’s our guide to help you find the perfect shade of The Ordinary’s {Coverage} or {Serum} foundation. You’re welcome beauties…


Emmie Thornhill

Emmie Thornhill

Deputy Content Editor

Emmie is Cult Beauty’s Deputy Content Editor. Her love of skin care began in primary school when she first learned the term “hormonal acne” and has been in a love-hate relationship with tea tree oil ever since. She lives in East London – where you can normally find her baking, tending to her plant jungle or planning her next tattoo or hair cut/colour appointment – and is known to start DMCs with you about your birth chart placements, the importance of wearing SPF every day and the difference between a vagina and vulva.