Oh I do like a bit of cheeky Brit brand Soap and Glory. Like the UK’s answer to Benefit – only much more keenly priced – there is something so appealing about their tongue in cheek approach and belief that ‘while beauty absolutely matters, it doesn't matter absolutely.’
And if the ruckus that happens every Christmas when Boots Star Gift time rolls around, lots of you feel the very same way. We all know that’s the one we’re really waiting for, and it sells out in seconds.
The cosmetics line only launched a couple of years ago but it now holds as dear a place in my heart as their bath and body stuff. And there are now a few new beauty bits on the block to get het up about – namely, an additional powder offering, One Heck of a Blot, and some shade extensions of the brand’s hero product, the Sexy Mother Pucker XL lipgloss.
I’m quite demanding when it comes to my powders. I want them to be invisible on my skin, but I also want them to perfect my look, set my makeup, absorb oil, control shine, carry my handbag and always be the one to pop the prosecco cork. And this, my friends, is the business. It’s smooth, velvety, lightweight and translucent, so one shade suits all.
All I can add is that I wish I’d got my hands on it before shelling out on MAC’s Blot Powder. It’s every bit as good, and at €16.50 it’d save me a penny or two as well.
As for the gloss, well, I’m not really a gloss girl. But the delicate colour of Pink Out Loud (Very Berry is also a newbie, bringing the total XL shade offerings to 4) won me over. It’s super pretty but I have to say, I’m just not a fan of a plumping gloss. They don’t make my lips look bigger, but do make them feel a bit irritated. I’d prefer this without the stimulating, tingling ingredients but each to their own…I know lots of people love the stuff. It’s €15.20.
So a bit of a mixed reaction from me then but it doesn't change the fact that overall, I'm a fan. If you're one too, what are your top products from the brand?