16 November, 2015 Brand Focus: Soap and Glory
After Space NK, Boots is probably my most-visited beauty-shopping destination. Although I love their Advantage card, purse-friendly makeup options, and overflowing drawers and shelves of travel-size toiletries, the thing that gets me the most excited to stop by, is Soap and Glory. They are probably my favourite ‘drugstore’ brand due to their kitsch and cute selection of brow and powder products, and their shower gels, scrubs and lotions are second-to-none.
I’ve tried a huge selection over the last few years, and the collection you see here is always growing. For now, here’s my brand focus of makeup and bodycare from Soap and Glory – enjoy!
My first favourite is the One Heck Of A Blot Powder (£12 here), a mattifying, pore-blurring powder that is perfect for setting makeup and blotting shine. I keep one in my permanent, everyday collection, and one in my on-the-go makeup bag for touch-ups. You’ll find me using this at least three times a day at my desk, as it’s great for easily masking shine an grease, without disturbing my makeup underneath.
To partner with my powder, I love using the One Heck Of A Blot Primer (£10 here) underneath my base to give skin a healthy, demi-matte finish. Although marketed as an oil-control primer, I actually find this is quite hydrating on my oily-combination skin. It’s lightweight, easy to blend and great for filling in pores, and it doesn’t ‘pill up’ underneath foundation or separate. A great (and affordable) primer option from the drugstore.
For brows, I’m loving Soap and Glory’s Archery 2-in-1 Brow Filling Pencil and Brush (£8 here) in Blondshell, and the Archery 2-in-1 Brow Sculpting Crayon and Setting Gel (£10 here) in Blonde Ambition. Both products are gorgeously cool-toned and creamy, with just enough wax to make application an absolute dream. I prefer both pencils to the Anastasia Brow Whiz in Taupe, and I find that by using the Brow Filling Pencil and Brush to create and shape the body of my brow, with the Brow Sculpting Crayon and Gel to build and keep things in place, my brows look groomed, neat and they stay in place the entire day. So impressed with both of these products, and they’re pretty cheap too.
As I haven’t felt the heat of the sun for a good three months, my skin is looking seriously pale. For a boost of warmth without looking orange, I’ve been reaching for the Solar Powder Bronzer (£11 here), a dual-sided palette that offers a creamy beige and a cool-toned brown for a subtle glow that doesn’t look too ashy or warm. It has a teeny tiny hint of glitter that can look out of place at work, but on the weekends and for a night out, it’s pretty great.
Now to my favourite stuff: Soap and Glory bodycare. The Rich and Foamous Body Wash (£6.50 here) smells absolutely divine – packed with coconut, honey, almond and cocoa butter, it’s like bathing in dessert. The scent is the perfect pick-me-up after a long day, and the creamy formula is nourishing enough to use as a shaving lotion too.
The Smoothie Star Breakfast Scrub (£8 here, review here) is equally moreish, but in a different way. The scent is basically pecan pie mixed with a hint of banana, and it’s amazing. The scrub is thick, rich and moisturising, and it’s great for banishing flaky skin on shins, elbows and arms. It’s probably my holy grail body scrub.
Lastly, a Soap and Glory Brand Focus wouldn’t be complete without mentioning one of their more scandalously-titled products: the Orangeasm Body Wash (£6.50 here). This delightfully refreshing and zesty body wash makes for a great start to the day, and the blend of citrus is strong without smelling sickly.
Which Soap and Glory products do you love? Do you use any I should add to my wishlist? Share your thoughts in the comments!