Last night I realized that I’ve amassed quite the Soap & Glory collection! Not sure how I managed to do that since I rarely buy that many products from one brand. The bold pink packaging definitely draws me in every time I pass their section at the drugstore! Although, I think it partly has to do with just how hyped up Soap & Glory was in the beauty community. Back in the days, the British beauty bloggers I ardently followed never stopped raving about Soap & Glory. Being from the U.S. meant I couldn’t get my hands on any products. That is until they launched stateside a few years ago. Since then, I’ve been able to test out all the products the bloggers swore by. I thought I might as well do a little brand focus style blog post. Per usual, I’ll also share my thoughts on each.
Sexy Mother Pucker Lipstick
Love. This. So. Much. I rediscovered this lipstick the other day. For some reason, I never wear my Sexy Mother Pucker Lipstick, but I ought to since it’s one of my favorite formulas. I think I tend to gravitate more towards reds whenever I want to wear lipstick. I have the shade Pommie Girl in Matte, a beautiful dark pink mauve. This lipstick goes on creamy but dries down to a lightweight velvety matte. It doesn’t have the best lasting power and does fade after a few hours. The scent! This smells and tastes divine. Like vanilla cupcakes! I also love how expensive this looks with the metallic pink tube. You can layer it up to get the full effect or just lightly blot it on to create a wearable soft pink stain. I really need to pick up some more shades from this range!
Supercat Liquid Eyeliner
The Supercat Eyeliner was a bit of a disappointment. It does last on my lids all day without creasing up like some liquid liners do. I just wish that the felt tip was much thinner than it is. Because the felt tip applicator is a bit chunky, it’s nearly impossible to get a precise flick when doing a cat eye. Another drawback is that when applied it doesn’t go on as opaque as I want it. Not as jet black as, say, my trusty Stila All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner. Instead, it goes on as more of a dark grey. To get it to look black you end up having to go over it again. Annoying! This is a definite pass for me!
One Heck Of A Blot Translucent Powder
This was one of the Soap & Glory picks that I lusted after the most back in the day. Now that I have my hands on it, I can honestly say that this is wonderful! Hands down, One Heck Of A Blot is the best pressed powder I’ve tried from the drugstore. It even beats the popular Rimmel Stay Matte powder, which in my opinion was never that good to begin with. This powder is so finely milled that it doesn’t get cakey on the face no matter how many times you reapply it. It sets your foundation and concealer in place for a soft matte look that’ll last for most of the day. I love it so much that I’ve hit pan. I would without hesitation repurchase this!
Archery Volu-Boost Brow Fibre Gel
I’m on the fence about the Archery Volu-Boost Brow Fibre Gel. It’s a great drugstore option for tinted brow gel. Your brows will stay in place all day without that crispy feeling. It does give you tinted brows for a more defined, groomed look. My only negative critique of it is that too much product that comes out of the tube! You end up having to scrape off a ton of excess before applying. If not, your brows end up looking like a mess! The name also says it’s a “fibre gel” which I find misleading. There aren’t any fibers in this from what I can see. [EDIT: I retract that statement. There are little fibers in the gel but they don’t stick at all to your eyebrow hairs.] At least, it doesn’t deliver on the fuller lash claim. That being said, I don’t mind using it. It’s just a little tricky.
Smoothie Star Breakfast Scrub
This scrub smells so much like maple syrup that you’ll honestly consider eating it! The Smoothie Star Breakfast Scrub is a chunky, gritty scrub that does an excellent job at exfoliating. Step out of the shower with baby soft skin! I don’t have much experience with body scrubs, but of the few I’ve tried the Soap & Glory one is my favorite. This was perfect for an extra bit of exfoliation in the shower when I used to only use those puffball loofahs. Nowadays, I use the exfoliating towels which are way better than any loofah or scrub around at getting rid of dead skin. Because of that, I don’t use my Soap & Glory scrub as much anymore even though I do love it.
Hand Food Hand Cream
Anyone else remember how many bloggers used to obsess over the Hand Food Hand Cream? I really don’t understand the hype behind this hand cream. Actually, you know what? I don’t even understand hand cream. How is it that different from regular moisturizer? This isn’t a bad hand cream. It does the job perfectly well. Moisturizes and doesn’t leave your hands feeling greasy at all. The scent is heavenly! Quite possibly the only thing I love about it. I just don’t understand the need for hand cream, I guess.
Clean On Me Shower Gel & Sugar Crush Body Wash
Afraid to say that I no longer have these in my collection. I was not a fan, to say the least. My first foray into Soap & Glory body washes was the Sugar Crush Body Wash, a bad decision on my part. This smells horrendous! Like key lime pie on steroids. The scent was so strong and so sickening that I couldn’t continue using it. As a replacement, I opted for the Clean On Me Shower Gel. The scent is much, much better. It has the classic Soap & Glory scent that I love. However, this just wasn’t a great product. It didn’t foam up when I used it with my loofah, which meant I had to use a lot more product to cover my body. On top of that, it just didn’t give my skin enough moisture like my Olay Ultra Moisture Shea Body Wash does. My advice for you? Don’t waste your money on the Soap & Glory body washes!
Overall, I’d say that Soap & Glory has a lot of great products to choose from. Plus, who can resist the pink packaging?! I’m tempted to try more items from their line. Any suggestions?