Thursday, January 10, 2013

Origins Plantscription foundation review, photos

Just before Christmas when finishing up my shopping, I found myself at the Origins counter in Arnotts, funny that... I was picking something up for my pal CherrySue and needed to get a new Night-A-Mins cream when I decided that I was going to treat myself ('twas the season and all) to the Plantscription that I got to play with a couple of months ago and have been coveting ever since.  You can read all the science-y stuff behind it here along with some other Plantscription products, but basically it has Anogeissus in it, which helps visibly correct the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles over the short and long term.  This makes me happy as the year has just changed and I'm another year older.  Le sigh.

This stuff is pretty pigmented so a little goes a long way but is buildable at the same time.  I apply it with my foundation brush and it blends like a dream leaving my skin feeling lovely.  The fact that it has SPF 15 in it makes me happy as I do forget to put SPF on every day and not all moisturisers contain SPF.

Lads.  I love this stuff.  It gives a finish that I haven't found in a foundation before.  Dewiness and luminosity without looking like I'm a big shiny potato head.  You can see in the photos below that one layer gives medium coverage, covers the redness around my nose, lightens the dark circles (I'm not wearing any concealer), but still lets my skin show through.

Despite being an oil-free foundation, it doesn't dry out my skin at all and I'm telling you, it feels absolutely gorgeous on my face.  I find sometimes with oil-free formulas, they tend to cake slightly and stick to dry patches, but not my Plantscription.

I apply this at 7am and by the 5pm, it's still there in all it's glory on my face.  I usually notice my nose getting a small bit oily at around 2pm but the foundation is still sitting pretty, not fading or melting away.

The only down side to this foundation is the shade selection.  I'm usually the second lightest shade in foundation ranges but with this one I'm the lightest shade and I know this would be too dark for the really pale Irish girlies out there.  So Origins, go on and bring out a couple of lighter shades and we'll be happy as Larry.  With foundation on.

You can pick this up for €36 in Arnotts or Boots Liffey Valley and I can't recommend this foundation enough.  I look forward to applying it every day because I know it's going to make my skin look splendid!


  1. Ooo this is interesting I think my skin would likey although I know they do makeup I always forget about origins when buying makeup if that makes sence

    1. It's gorgeous Mags, deffo check it out next time you're in your happy place aka Boots Liffey Valley!

  2. ool i like the sound of this xx

  3. Oh god, I NEED this! The coverage is really impressive and doesn't look cakey or heavy. Whats the name/no. of the shade you're using K? xx

    1. I'll check when I get home and update the post and tweet you missus!

  4. I once tried a powder foundation from Origins and really loved the texture, so guess this is also quite fantastic. You're so dead on with the colour range though. Too dark for me. If Origins made this in a lighter shade I'd be in there like a shot.

    Sara at BelfastBeautyLove xx


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