Full disclaimer guys, this post is not at all sponsored by Soap & Glory, I have just seriously been digging their makeup recently.
I’m not usually one for wearing much makeup, but since I came across their 2-in-1 Archery brow filling pencil and brush (full review of that *here*), I’ve been suckered in to the range.
More recent additions have included 2 lipsticks, another brow product (this time, a sculpting crayon and setting gel), as well as the blur and brighten concealer. I thought I’d share a few thoughts on each of these newer products in case you were curious as to what Soap and Glory makeup is like! Spoiler alert, I much prefer it to Benefit – and it’s a lot friendlier on the purse, too.
Please excuse the hideously bad photos, I can only blame bad lighting after a long day of work and a desperate attempt at snapping shots quickly in order to get round to editing and uploading them.
Anyway, I picked up this product as I seemed to be blasting through the pencil and brush, so thought I’d see if the sculpting crayon might last me longer. I have to admit that I don’t like this product as much as the pencil, as it’s quite thick and more difficult to use consistently across both brows. If you’re going for the Cara Delevingne look and have the patience to keep at it, then this might be for you. However, the setting gel (as with Benefit’s “Ready. Set, Brow!”) leaves a residue behind which is definitely not the one.
I’ll keep giving the crayon a go to see if I can get my groove with it, and to truly test if it’s better to use than the pencil for everyday use, but I’ll probably be leaving the setting gel well alone.
I hardly ever wear lipstick, at all. I always feel a bit like a clown wearing it and that my lips are way too dry so end up cracked and gross after using it. HOWEVER, that has changed somewhat since I started using the Sexy Mother Pucker Matte Lip in Pretty Muted.
I like the subtle colour of this shade, and how it does make my lips look a bit fuller. I’d say that my lips are quite small, and this lipstick does help to add a bit of volume. It’s also a nice creamy texture so helps my lips look and feel more moisturised. The only downside is that the effect does not last all that long so needs pretty regular top ups.
After trying and loving the pretty muted shade, I decided to get what I deemed a more ‘daring’ colour of lipstick. Yup, I consider this “daring”. Still, although a little less subtle than the muted shade, this lipstick isn’t over the top at all. I liked it so much, I had to share two photos. You lucky things.
Again, it has the same nice creamy texture and creates a more full looking lip, but it also doesn’t last all that long. Booooo.
The second I first took the lid off this product, I made a mess. I didn’t realise it would be ‘wound up’ to full length and I ended up scraping the side with the lid instantly. So soz about how messy it looks. I had high hopes for this concealer though, as I adore their Kick Ass Concealer camouflage kit which fyi is probably the best concealer ever. This blur and brighten offering is still pretty damn good though, with a nice soft velvety texture and pretty decent coverage, too.
The packaging does annoy me a bit, as it would be good to be able to wind down the product. I’m notoriously clumsy and I imagine one day I’m going to end up breaking off the end by accident. If I can refrain from doing that though, this will continue to be perfect for covering pesky spots and taking the edge off of the glamorous bags I have been harbouring underneath my eyes for some time.
I have one or two other Soap and Glory makeup bits that I am still to try out properly, but I have high hopes that the brand is going to remain my favourite for a little while yet.
Have you ever tried Soap and Glory makeup? Do you have any favourite products?