Earlier this year I became obsessed with Soap and Glory cosmetics….
I’ve always loved their toiletries – The packaging, quality and fragrances are always only fabliss, BUT truth be told I totally overlooked the brand’s cosmetics/skincare lines. Rookie error by moi, as the Soap and Glory founder Marcia Kilgore first founded the luxe spa range Bliss – She can’t not know a thing or two about beauty. She also randomly invented the Fitflop. I digress, after realising what I could be potentially missing out on, I’ve been flat out discovering new S&G gems.
Soap and Glory’s powder formulations are amaze – Solar Powder is up there with the greats, as is Love at First Blush. I picked these two beauties up on a 3 for 2 Boots offer (obv) along with the star of the show – Glow All Out… Side note – Order these online. I’ve yet to browse a Boots store with a decent Soap and Glory makeup selection.
I picked ’em up during the summer, and have hit pan on Glow All Out in record time.(Seriously, I never hit pan.) It’s a salmon toned illuminating powder, available at Boots for €15 and ALWAYS on a 3 for 2 offer. As with all S&G, the packaging is akin to Benefit (never a bad thing), and the powder comes with a decent mirror so it’s a handy one for the handbag.
I’m not one for pressed powders in general – To me youthful skin is dewy and glowing as opposed to matte and one dimensional. But I’m also not one for topping up my face during the day – I don’t have the desire or the time. Therefore neccessity compels and I require some sort of light-handed powder placement to set my 7am face in place til home-time. Presenting: Glow All Out.
I used this first as a subtle highlighter – Using the contouring brush from Benefit’s Hoola in the beginning to highlight the high points of my face. It gives a radiant glow, a natural luminosity. There are no shimmering, glittering particles making it perfect for daytime highlighting sans fear of disco ball face.
Some weeks later, upon originally being a little disappointed with Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder as a highlighter, I began to research into how best to apply it. The US beauty gurus chanted its best use as an all over illuminator as opposed to a highlighter. And that it is – it gives the perfect luminous glow to your face when applied as a setting powder… And as does Glow All Out. For a fraction of the price.
I’ve since been using Glow All Out as my daily setting powder, and am in love. Love! Only last week I heard Fleur De Force (I adore her!) label it as one of her ‘Holy Grail’ products in this particular clip, where she ALSO compares it to the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder. We’re so telepathic.
And now that I need a new Glow All Out, I’ve the ardious task of picking another two Soap and Glory pretties in order to avail of 3 for 2. Any recommendations? I’m thinking the Archery pencil (Anastasia dupe!) and maybe this pretty little palette, as I’ve yet to invest in an S&G eyeshadow. Thoughts??