Soap & Glory One Heck Of A Blot

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 This has been my daily setting powder for about a month now so I thought it was about time I gave it a full review. I did a first impressions alongside MUA’s BB cream, here if you’re interested.

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First up, the packaging.. swish! Don’t you love when powders are moulded with impressions like this? I really do.. unfortunately the POWder is long gone now but it was a very cute initial novelty. There’s a large mirror and a small powder ‘puff’ in the compact though I would choose to apply with a brush. The idea (as I’m sure you’ve guessed) is to mattify the skin and it does do that, as with most products of this type I find that it goes on very powdery  at first but within an hour the excess has absorbed my first wave of oil and it looks fine by the time I get to work. Because of this I wouldn’t suggest you use this or any oil control powder as your touch up.. I use something much more finely milled such as the Revlon Nearly Naked, it looks more natural immediately and I don’t know about you but I don’t want to be sitting at my desk looking cakey. That being said it does a good job of keeping my skin shine free for the first chunk of the day (I’d say 5/6 hours)

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The only problem I have with this product is that it’s £12.00 here BUT Seventeen’s Miracle Matte (which I’ve used for more than a year prior to this one) is only £3.99 here and does a better job (in my opinion) of controling my oil. The packaging isn’t quite so pretty but as I said, I don’t use this to touch up anyway so nobody but me will see it – just an FYI as I wil go back to the Seventeen version after this runs out.

Miss BB

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6 Comments

  1. 23 July, 2013 / 6:36 pm

    i’d buy this for the packaging only. hahahhha

  2. 23 July, 2013 / 7:33 pm

    I love the packaging, of course! But I think I will be still using my favourite ever powder – Rimmel Stay Matte xx

    Justine | BRIGHTON DREAM

  3. Natasha
    23 July, 2013 / 8:12 pm

    I bought the Seventeen Miracle Matte on your recommendation and love it! I was considering buying this too, but having read this I might save myself some money and stick with the Seventeen one!

  4. Angelica
    23 July, 2013 / 8:53 pm

    it’s good to know that the cheaper brand’s product works just as well, if not better. I’m on a kick to try and cut my spending so I love those sorts of tip offs- especially as I’ve read so many good reviews of the S&G powder and was very tempted to pick it up. xx

    Angelica [One Little Vice]

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