Friday 2 December 2011

Soap & Glory Make Up! - Review

It is here!

Popular skincare brand Soap & Glory have not just dipped their toes in launching a cosmetics collection but positively taken the plunge with a whole range of fabulous make up products to choose from. I was sent a few items from the collection for review.

The brand hasn't strayed from its fun, gloriously retro style packaging and names which undoubtedly is one of the appeals of Soap and Glory.

Products sent for review -

SHOW GOOD FACE - 2-in-1 Foundation and Primer in shade Honey - £11 for 30ml
SOLAR POWDER - Powder Bronzer/Highlighter in Bronzo- £11 
THE DAILY DOUBLE - Lidshadow and Liner Stick Pencil in Ultra Violet/Plum Plum - £8.50
LID STUFF - Flawless Finish Eyeshadow in Smokey Dokey - £10

SHOW GOOD FACE - 2-in-1 Foundation and Primer in shade Honey

Show Good Face is a 2-in-1 skin energising foundation and primer which promises to give a dewy, bright flawless finish. Available in 6 shades, I was sent the second down from the darkest (Honey)  which is unfortunately most definitely not suitable for my skin tone.

Texture wise it is quite runny and its scent is quite pleasant. I personally found it to be more like a tinted moisturiser as opposed to a foundation as the coverage is quite light, sadly I didn't find it made me look flawless, whilst I looked nice in the flesh, in photos my pores still showed through. My skin was nice and bright looking though

As the shade was so wrong, I wasn't able to really test the product as I would have liked (ie layer it on a bit thicker..) and therefore I do not feel I can give it a proper review.

SOLAR POWDER - Powder Bronzer/Highlighter in Bronzo

This was my favourite product from all the bits sent.

I like the packaging, it is not going to smash if you drop it . Bronzer on one side, mirror on other. Solar Powder is available in one shade Bronzo. Blendable, buildable colour, this is a really nice matte bronzer that gives a lovely warm tone to the skin. I really liked it, very very nice!
The two shades, I like to just swirl my brush on them together

THE DAILY DOUBLE - Lidshadow and Liner Stick Pencil in Ultra Violet/Plum Plum

I quite like the concept of eye shadow pencils and this is nice and soft, very easy to get a nice colour fast but you do need to blend it quickly! It is long lasting. I don't think I would have chosen this colour myself but it does complement my green eyes. My only reservation is that as I am not all that great at thin lines I do find it hard to make the liner look thin as it has a wide nib..I need to be a bit lighter handed I guess

Swatch of The Daily Double in Ultra Violet and Plum Plum

LID STUFF - Flawless Finish Eyeshadow in Smokey Dokey - £10

SMOKEY DOKEY contains 4 shades for a perfect smokey eye. DiamonDust, Chine, Black Gold and Smokin'

Chine is a good highlighting shade, Diamondust is a glittery and shimmery silver, Smokin' is a flat smokey grey and Black Gold is a bit of strange one as I cannot detect any gold in it but it does have tiny flecks of smooth silver to provide a slight shimmer


Fabulipstick features ULTIMELT™ lip shine & shaping technology, 3-D PLUMP™ peptide complex, Shea Butter, Monoi Butter & Vitamin E.  The lipstick is supposed to soft, smooth dewy pout....

When I saw the package said 'RED MY LIPS' I assumed this was going to be a red shade but as you can see it quite clearly isn't ..perhaps not the best name for this shade which actually is a really gorgeous pinky brown. It is nice to apply, going on smooth and feels moisturising, it certainly didn't dry out my lips. Another winner, I would certainly try out the other shades from the range.

The two products that I find myself reaching for the most are the bronzer and lipstick - I leave you with a picture that uses the bronzer, eye shadow pencil and lipstick.

Have you tried Soap & Glory make up?


  1. Your posts with photos are very nice and interesting. I really appreciate. Thanks for sharing with us.

  2. Hi Bettina, a really useful and insightful review. I personally love the foundation - I find that layering helps with the coverage. But I do agree it doesn't cover my pores either. The lipstick and solar powder are one of my favs! Have you tried Cheekmate? I bet it'd look amazing on your skintone. It really compliments my Indian skin colour :) It's also dual- use (can be used on both cheeks and lips).
    If you have a minute check out a review I did on most of the S&G cosmetics range at

    Keep up the great work!
    Preeti xx


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