I’ve always been a huge Soap & Glory fan. They’re one brand that has managed to produce equally great products across their bodycare, skincare and makeup ranges. Usually a brand can only do one category really well but Soap & Glory is a bit of an all rounder. Recently unkown to myself and my beauty shopaholic status I accumulated a good few new to me Soap & Glory products. So I thought I’d show you what I bought and take you through some speedy first impressions!
The Ultimelt Hot Cloth Cleanser (€14) - I had been meaning to pick up this cleanser for a while as I heard good reports. I don’t know why I expected this to be one of those cream to oil formulas but it’s actually just a cream based cleanser The cleanser reminds me of the more expensive Elemis Pro-Collagen Cream cleanser. It does a good job at cleaning skin and leaves it feeling fresh but not irritated. It packs a higher punch than it’s price point.
Mother Pucker Gloss Stick 3D Volume Lip Shine (€4.99) - When I fist saw these I thought they were replacing my much beloved full sized gloss sticks but no they’re just a mini version. I picked the punchy Technicoral shade which is pretty bright, maybe a little too bright for me but if you like bright lip shades check it out. My only issue is I don’t think the texture is as nice as the full sized shades. It’s more sheer and thin and not quite as moisturising. I’ll be sticking to the full size.
One Heck of a Blot Powder (€16) - I bought this off the back of many great blogger reviews as I had just run out of my MAC Mineralise Skinfinish Natural. I don’t have very oily skin but my nose can get a bit shiny. If you have very shiny skin this powder is super blotting. It’s really mattifying! I apply this with a brush as I don’t want to look overly matt but it does the job and lasts really welll. The compact is also really sturdy which I appreciate as my MAC one regularly broke in my bag.
Might Mouth Super Glossy Lip Balm (€9.99) - for me this was more gloss than balm. It has a slightly sticky texture and has that tingly feeling of the mother pucker glosses. I didn’t find it hugely moisturising but the pink tint was lovely and natural looking.
Kick Ass Concealer (€13.50) – This little set contains an under eye brightening concealer (pink tone) and blemish/redness concealer (yellow tone) and a little pan of setting powder. I love the yellow concealer in this as I have naturally red toned skin so I’ve been getting a lot of use out of it. The under eye concealer is a little heavy textured for my dry skin but might work well for oily types. I haven’t really used the little powder much, it does the job but wouldn’t be an essential for me.
Archery Brow Filling Pencil & Brush (€11.00) – Well now, this is nifty. This one has been hailed by bloggers as a dupe for the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz. I don’t own that but Archery is very good. It has a brow pencil on one end and a brow brush on the other. It has a very fine nib that leaves a really subtle hint of colour that you can build up and the brush is handy for my very unruly brows. And it’s teeny tiny if you want to haul it around with you, I love it!
So a bit of a mixed bag for me but I would definitely repurchase the Archery pencil and the One Heck of a Blot powder. Have you tried any of these products, I’d love to hear if any are your favourites!