Origins Brighter By Nature SPF 30

Origins Brighter By Nature SPF 30I’m so surprised that I liked this! It’s a powder foundation! Me, of the dewy, sheeny, barely-there finish, wearing a powder foundation!

Origins ‘Brighter by Nature’ skin tone correcting makeup is a soft and creamy powder that applies really very smoothly to the skin. I kept on waiting to feel that hideous surge of dryness that you often get with powder makeup, but it never came. The finish itself is very dry and matte, but for some reason it doesn’t seem to cake on the skin in the usual way. Admittedly, I was having quite an ‘oily day’ when I used this – perhaps mature or very dry skin wouldn’t find it so comfortable. I’m going to test it on my new Guinea Pig, Mother, and see what she has to say about it.

The coverage is excellent – the texture is light, but it really evens out skin tone and covers up minor blemishes and marks. As with any foundation, you’d need a concealer for very dark circles or proper spots, but overall I’d say that the Brighter by Nature does a sterling job on the coverage front. But that isn’t even the best bit! The finish is matte, but there’s a real luminescence about it – a radiance that you wouldn’t expect from a powder product.

Take a look at my photo below – I know that there’s a brightening effect from the camera flash, but I also took one in dim light on the tube because I was so impressed with my skin!

ruth crillyruth crillyIt’s quite nice, no? I’d be very interested to see how this works on drier skins, but for now, I’m happy that it works well on oiliness! My base lasted all day pretty much, although I couldn’t resist a few little retouches in the afternoon because I quite enjoyed being able to put on makeup so easily on the move. I’m used to messy liquids and creams, not a nice neat powder compact!

Origins Brighter by Nature Skin tone correcting makeup (SPF 30) is £24 from John Lewis – for shades and more info click HERE

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  1. Rachel
    April 24, 2011 / 8:40 pm

    Hi Ruth

    have you used mineral makeup at all?Just wondering what your thoughts are.

    Rachel x

    • April 30, 2011 / 11:50 am

      Hmmm. The jury is still out on it for me! I find it a faff and I prefer a dewier finish…

  2. Hazel
    April 24, 2011 / 10:21 pm

    Thanks so much for the review and taking the time to post this on your holiday- I am in love with your reviews. As for the product, I’m quite excited in trying this, my only woe is that I am quite ‘youngish’??? and have dry skin, so I don’t know is I would suit this…x

  3. Jennifer B.
    April 25, 2011 / 5:02 am

    I really want to try this! I’m loving the Origins VitaZing as well :) What shade are you in this powder?

  4. Laura
    April 25, 2011 / 10:32 pm


  5. Tora
    April 26, 2011 / 5:49 pm

    Well, what do you know? Marvellous!

  6. LilyM
    May 14, 2011 / 11:05 am

    Is that second pic taken on the central line? Because if you skin looks that amazing under those life sucking lights, I must run out and buy this immediately!!

    • May 14, 2011 / 12:49 pm

      @lilyM yes! Haha, I know. Impressive, no?! X

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