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Review: Soap and Glory’s ‘One Heck Of A Blot Instant-Perfecting Power Primer’

3 Sep

Hi lovelies!

Lately, I’ve really been looking at my makeup collection and really assessing the strong and weak points. Like a mid-year evaluation of some sort. The outcome was pretty surprising…I have over 20 foundations and BB/CC creams, but only three primers, none of which I’m particularly in love with.
So on a little trip to Boots the other day I picked up the Soap and Glory ‘One Heck Of A Blot Instant-Perfecting Power Primer’, which I’m pretty sure is brand new, as I had a little google in Boots, and couldn’t find ANYTHING about this baby.

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The tube resembles a Clinique Superprimer tube, but it has a silky matte finish that makes it seem much more expensive than it was. It has a screw lid and a little pointy nib, like a TooFaced primer.

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Now, it says on the tube that you can wear it over makeup, but I’m not sure that’s the best way to use this product. It’s best used underneath a foundation or BB/CC cream. I’ve worn it for two whole days under a CC cream and then a foundation, and it’s really good value for money, in my opinion. When you apply it to the face, it has a really nice cooling effect, which makes me wish that Soap and Glory had released it just a bit earlier when the prospect of good weather was actually possible! 🙂 It’s immediately smoothing and leaves the skin ever ever so slightly tacky, but not at all uncomfortable. It claims to have a 12 Shine-Bloc technology, and I have to say that I agree with that claim. My dewy CC cream stayed pretty solid throughout the day, just slightly fading in the evening, and my T-Zone was only ever so slightly oily. With the foundation, I mostly noticed how the pores on my nose were reduced. It feels like the perfect mix of Benefit’s Porefessional and TooFaced’s Hangover RX primer. I sometimes can find that the Porefessional is a little too heavy for my face, and the TooFaced only will work when I’m going for a specific look, but the Soap and Glory is delightfully perfect for any base you want to pop on.

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Swatched on the back of my hand, it is translucent, a little like a Smashbox primer.

So it’s a thumbs up from me! I’m hoping that Soap and Glory release a tinted version, or maybe an illumating version next! That would probbably be amaaaazzing.

You can pick this up exclusively from Boots, and it’s priced at £10.

Have a wonderful day/evening, wherever you are!

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The Glory Trio

12 Aug

Hello lovelies!
Around Autumn time, I became more and more interested in the Soap and Glory range, and I delved into their make-up selection. More and more buzz has been developing around these products, and I just had to see for myself what it all was about.

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This concealer caught my eye because it has a salmon coloured correcting shade in it, and I can’t afford to splash out willy-nilly on Benefit’s Erase Paste. It also has a yellow colour concealer and a great setting powder which doubles brilliantly as a subtle highlight. The packaging is the only thing I have a bug-bear with. When I first opened the cute little pot up, all I saw was the powder. It took me a good five minutes to figure out how to actually get to the concealer! It’s pretty easy once you know but I was stumped. The formula of the concealer is not dissimilar to Benefit’s Boi-ing, but it’s a little more creamy.

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One Heck Of A Blot – £12
Picked this up because Essiebutton on YouTube raved about it. As with anything she talks about, I wanted it immediately. Picked it up and I’ve got to say that so far, I’m impressed. It’s silky smooth, weightless and makes my shine go away for hours. I ❤ the packaging too. Don’t you just love Soap and Glory’s retro designs?

ImageImageGlow All Out – £11
A peachy-toned highlight in essence, but I knew once I swatched it that I could make it work as a blush also. I love multi-use products so much. It’s got the same formula as the One Heck Of A Blot, silky-smooth and light on the skin, but definitely packs a punch of light too! 

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So that was my little stumble along the no buying make-up in August road. 
Another stumble probably coming soon!

As for what’s going on with me, I’m currently sitting at my desk watching Covert Affairs, my newest TV obsession, and tidying my make-up from a bit of experimenting today. Love doing a little ‘Shop My Stash’.

Hope you are all well!
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