Sorry about the naked face shot guys, but its the kind of thing thats sort of necessary if you want to give a propah in-depth review of a foundation like - I don't know about you but I find it gives you slightly more of an idea of what its packing than a splodge on the back of a hand. So here we go, as you can see at the moment my skin has a few minor blemishes mostly around the chin and forehead, plus I've been getting random blotches of redness across my cheeks and of course, the ever present bags under the eyes. All in all, it isn't so bad, and a lot of the time I just wear concealer or a BB cream or tinted moisturiser of some kind, which has left me with a bit of a problem when it comes to a new foundation...I really hate the feeling of having something heavy on my skin.
So a couple of months ago when I went in search of a foundation I could wear on the days where I want a little extra something or if I'm going out somewhere fancy I was very specific about what I wanted - nothing powdery, nothing cakey, nothing that says 'high coverage' anywhere on the packaging. That my friends, is how I ended up going home with the Origins Plantscription Foundation making a £29.50 dent in my bank account.
So here you have two different 'after application' shots, the first is with just the foundation, blended with a Real Techniques expert face brush - and absolutely nothing else. The second photo has a little transparent face powder on the forehead and nose, plus some blusher, eyebrow pencil, mascara and lipgloss. So you can see what the foundation looks on me, plus how it looks as part of an everyday makeup look - helpful huh? I thought so!
So what do I think of the foundation? I like it - it feels light on the skin but you can build it up if you want to, and it leaves your skin looking nice and glowy, its dewy but not slideoffyourface oily although I wouldn't recommend it if you want a matte finish. I have to say it doesn't last for absolutely ages, it would get you nicely through the working day but you'd want to touch it up before heading out to the pub. Then you have all the nice additional stuff like the SPF and the fact that it apparently has anti-aging properties, I can't comment on that but maybe its one to try out if you have slightly more mature skin? Essentially, if you are like me and don't really like your foundation to feel like foundation, give this one a go - but do go to a counter and get matched to a shade because there isn't the widest choice available.