I was always a full-on foundation girl, so the move to tinted moisturisers was a surprising one. But taking a step down from that with a new love for BB creams? Yes it’s happening people. BB creams arrived on UK soil early last year and since then they’ve been somewhat of a craze in the beauty world. Designed to offer the best of skincare, SPF and coverage combined I have to say I was never a fan of any that I tried myself. They were always to grey looking on the skin (BB creams typically only come in one shade), too rich due to their skincare properties and not long-lasting enough for my tastes. But there is a new kid in town that is changing my mind, the Origins A Perfect World SPF15 BB Cream*.

This product sits in the middle of Origins Vitazing, a wonder-product for me that moisturises well and gives the skin a hint of a warm tint and a typical tinted moisturiser. It’s nourishing enough on my normal/combination skin, and not to mention packed with skincare goodness such as White Tea which helps to neutralise free radicals, that I don’t feel the need the need to wear a moisturiser underneath. I tend to apply it after toning each morning with either my fingers if I’m in a rush or the Real Techniques Buffing Brush if I fancy a touch more coverage. It by no means covers the skin, but it does somehow manage to soften everything out and afterwards my skin just needs a touch of concealer under the eyes and on my redness (for reference in the photo above I have nothing else on my skin aside from it). Something so moisturising is never going to be the most long-lasting base product in the world, but I do find this lasts a good six to eight hours before it would need some serious touching up. Of course a powder over the top would make it last longer, but I prefer the dewiness of this on skin on it’s own. I have the shade 02 Light/Medium and although when first applied it doesn’t look like the best match for my skin, give it 20 minutes or so and it sort of adapts. Very strange, but trust me on this one – it’s one of the products that shows it’s true finish awhile after you’ve applied it.

It’s available in six shades, which in foundation terms is lame, but is actually rather good for a BB cream, and can be purchased at Origins counters or online for £27. Not the cheapest BB out there, but for some reason I just feel comfortable knowing that something from Origins is slathered on my face for the day. I have never been let down by their stuff – their Drink-Up Intensive Mask? Need I say anymore, I rest my case. So all round a thumbs up from me. Just as I get used to be BB creams, I hear whisperings of CC creams on the horizon, could this be true? But anyways, I’d love to hear what your favourite BB’s are? Have you given this one a go?

*PR Sample

  • Derouchey

    Ooh, I want to try it!
    It looks gorgeous on you. & your EYES are amazing :)
    You’re so beautiful Ana :)

    http://www.deroucheau.etsy.com

  • Naomi Carndorf

    Your skin looks great! I really want to try this BB, guess I know what I’ll be saving up for!

    Nx

    http://londonramblers.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Ying_Cheung

    I have always been a fan of BB creams because they are so quick and easy to use. However, i have to be careful with which ones i pick because i know that the majority of them tend to leave a dewy finish and i have oily skin. However, i do really like Origins products and they always impress me and i am happy with them so i may have to give this BB cream a try seeing that summer is coming up and this will be perfect for a lighter coverage compared with my liquid foundations i’m using now. Thanks for sharing~x

    http://www.yingcbeauty.com

  • Daria Buonin

    Wow you look lovely and so does your skin! It looks like you’ve got a nice tan on and a perfect skin :) xx

  • JoySteib

    Awesome post/blog on Origins BB cream.  I have never tried any bb cream but is very much interested and may give it a go!! Thanks for the needed info!!!

  • http://twitter.com/Makeup4Biochem Lucy

    cream* :’)

  • http://twitter.com/A_T_G_N_W_T Daniella

    This BB cream sounds perfect and in my price range (just!). I think I’ll be ordering next pay day :)
    Daniella x

    http://daniella-r.blogspot.co.uk

  • http://twitter.com/Makeup4Biochem Lucy

    I have yet to find a BB scream that is pale enough for me! Its rather annoying as all of them either look very orange, or look very muddy.

    Do you think Origins do good pales shades? I’m intrigued!

    Lou
    xx

    Makeup
    for Biochemists

  • Rebecca Penfold

    I was looking at BB creams today. I really can’t make up my mind! I love the idea but I don’t want to risk forking out cash for something I might not like.  I think I’ll be trying to sneak a sample of one if I can.
    Wonderfully insightful post!
    http://www.ohmygarters.com

  • Lorna Patrick

    really loving bb creams at the moment. I use the garnier one, no one else seems to like it, but i love it! would love to give some more a go though. 

    http://studsanddreams.blogspot.co.uk/ 

  • http://www.whitewintersblog.com/ Laura (White Winters)

    I was in Boots the other day trying to decide between this BB cream and the Dr Jart Regenerating BB cream. I ended up going with the Dr Jart one. I also have the hot pink skin79 BB cream but I think I prefer the Dr Jart.

    Laura

    http://www.whitewintersblog.com

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Beautyincrisis-Ili/100003263588933 Beautyincrisis Ili

     I was never actually a foundation girl so BB creams are great for me! Easy to use, all in one, not heavy at all..exactly what I need. I use the Garnier one and I actually like it a lot, I’ve also tried Dior and Estee Lauder but the colours don’t seem to much my skintone plus they both seem a bit more heavy. Right now I’m trying the new Garnier BB for oily skins and it seems to be even better till now..
    I know Origins has great roducts but I’ve tried a moisturizer and they aren’t sold in Greece anymore..

    http://beautyincrisis.blogspot.gr/

  • http://twitter.com/romanticgirlx Nathalie

    I started using the Garnier BB cream, the one that’s targeted at combination/oily skin and I absolutely love it! It absorbs the oil, but gives me a slightly dewy finish which is something I didn’t have with any cream/foundation before. I even got compliments on how flawless and natural my face looked, so the Garnier one definitely gets a big Thumbs up from me :)

    Nathalie x

    http://adventuresofa17yearold.blogspot.com

  • http://aponystale.wordpress.com/ pony

    i´m so going to try this once i´ve used up some of my stuff ;)

  • carmen.csilla

    I use religiously  my skin79 VIP gold collection BB cream which is an asian BB cream and I got it from ebay :)
    I always hated foundation and am really happy to have found this perfect product! 

  • Beautyandablogger

    This looks so beautiful on you – not sure my skin is good enough to get away with it though! I do love Origins though so I might give it a whirl :) xx

    http://beautyandablogger.blogspot.co.uk/

  • http://twitter.com/laurzraah Laura Hollier

    Your skin looks so glowy! xx

  • http://twitter.com/ewigmaedchen Franzi

    Here in Germany we just have 3 shades and the lightest one is too dark for me but I loooove the Origins Vita Zing!! Actually I had the Origins BB Cream at home and had to return it, because it was flaky and was too dark!

  • Maaike

    this looks so good, I think I’m going to buy it! Love love love your blog! :)

    Maaike
    from 
    cigarettesinthetheater.blogspot.com

  • Justaspoonfulofsugarblog

    This looks so good on you! I am coming in London tomorrow, I want to buy it!
    http://justaspoonfulofsugarblog.blogspot.fr/

  • http://www.anarrangementofnotes.wordpress.com/ So Oh Phee

    Oh I am so tempted! Looks so lovely for lazy summer days and holidays! By the way, your skin is absolutely flawless – I’m going straight on youtube to look up your skincare routine again! Would you mind doing another skincare routine vid if its changed at all? Love your blog!

    Sophie
    http://www.anarrangementofnotes.wordpress.com

  • TattooedTeaLady

    I’ve tried a few BB creams. I’ve found them all actually too thick for what they are. Until recently when I tried the Ginvera Green Tea BB cream and I have fallen utterly in love! xo

  • http://www.thefabulousmission.blogspot.com/ Lauren

    You do look wonderfully bright and natural here. I just wanted to let you know that I finally picked up Telescopic waterproof mascara on your recommendation (and because it was on sale!) and am really pleased with the result. Length, definition and separation are much more important to me than volume and this mascara certainly fits the bill. As well, I tried out the Revlon bitten balm stains and as a definite lipstick girl I was surprisingly converted and pleased with the stain that actually had moisture. Thank you so much for your reliable recommendations! Have a fine week. 

  • http://twitter.com/mon_ica Monica Sabourin

    This broke me out very badly – I don’t have sensitive skin regularly, but for some reason, it was very harsh on my skin! I wish I could love it … hope it works for other people!

  • Bhavi

    That looks gorgeous on you! I’m still not sure about BB creams, I’ve tried a few highstreet brand ones as I wanted a cheaper alternative to using expensive foundation everyday. I find they look better after soaking in to the skin for a few minutes.

    http://mylushbox.blogspot.co.uk/ 

  • Kelly Kelly

    Right face foundation are very good for face skin to avoid any kind pimples and scars. 

  • marcia.charles

    These all look too pink for me

  • Emma

    What color do you have?