Friday, 29 August 2014

Quickie Review: Soap & Glory One Heck of a Blot

Hi, everybody! If you've been following my blog for a while, you'll know that me and MAC Blot Powder go way back. It's my all-time favourite setting powder, as it tames shine without adding any heaviness on the skin. Despite Blot being my main squeeze, I do stray once in a while and sometimes my wandering eye pays off. 

Enter Soap & Glory One Heck of a Blot. I'd  heard several UK-based bloggers rave about this one, so I was eager to receive it as part of my recent UK Drugstore Beauty Swap. First off, the packaging is ah-mazing. It hearkens back to screen sirens of decades past whose matte complexions were a trademark. 


The packaging is cheeky, retro, and feminine, which is an aesthetic I can totally get behind. The box has more puns than you can count and, on the practical side, has a handy full list of ingredients. It touts an "ultra light smooth velvety finish" and promises to be suitable for all skin tones. 






The compact is circular and made of sturdy plastic. It has a good-sized mirror and comes with a puff that so very nicely adheres to the top. And as for the powder, it's just as visually pleasing as the outer package. It's etched with stars and circles, as well as a reminder that this POWder packs some punch! It appears to be a very fair shade in the pan (on par with a MAC NC/NW20 or so), but applied on the skin it instantly disappears. I was going to swatch it, but that proved to be a futile venture! While I can't vouch for how seamless this is on darker skin tones, it's totally invisible on me!



In terms of performance, One Heck of a Blot really delivers. The texture is light as air, setting foundation easily without any extra texture or weight. It works wonders to keep my shiny t-zone in check and, when oil does break through later in the day, it's just as handy for touch-ups. No cakiness in sight! 

Overall, I'm super pleased with this powder and can't see any downsides save for the fact that this is not available in Canada! Soap & Glory really hit a home run with this one- the formula and packaging are truly lacking for nothing. While it may not permanently displace MAC Blot as my holy grail, it has been the best runner-up I've found to date!

What are your favourite makeup items from Soap & Glory? What mattifying powder is tops in your books?

Thanks for stopping by! xo

18 comments:

  1. Awesome awesome awesome! I've been eyeing this powder for a while, but like in Canada, it's not readily available here. When I get to the States, I HAVE to pick this up!

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  2. This is one of the few things from S&G I haven't tried, must give it a whirl!

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  3. Estee raves about this so much, and it sounds like such an awesome powder! I really want to try it but sadly they don't stock it here - or many of S&G's makeup products for that matter, so I'll have to go online!

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

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  4. I love S&G's product. I'm glad you are liking this one. I have been looking at a few S&G's products and this one looks really good!

    Kah-Feh Yen

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  5. I love S&G products! Especially the packaging. This sounds really promising, I'll have to see if they have any stock where I live! x

    The Sunday Chapter

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  6. I love the packaging! No idea why I haven't tried this yet, need to asap!

    Hannah Heartss x

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  7. Oh I definitely want to try this! Fun!
    xo,
    nancy

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  8. I agree with the packaging - it's absolutely beautiful.

    My top 3 favorite makeup items from Soap & Glory would have to be:
    1) Glow All Out Luminizing Face Powder
    2) Sexy Mother Pucker Gloss Stick in Fushia-Ristic
    3) Love at First Blush

    The only bad thing? They're not available in the USA!

    My Blog: Caught in a Daze.

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  9. I love soap and glory products, I've never tried this one before but it sounds really good, I may have to pick on up!

    www.hayleyeszti.blogspot.com

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  10. This sounds absolutely perfect for my skin! Definitely going to givie it a go!

    Salt and Chic // UK Fashion Blog

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  11. Lovely review! I just adore your blog, full of beauty & upbeat! (: Looking forward to more!

    ♥ | www.connect-the-cloths.com | xoxo
    http://blogspotter.co/connect-the-cloths

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  12. I have never tried anything from this line, but it was really interesting to learn about it. It looks really appealing and it's definitely worth trying:) Thank You for sharing such a nice post)
    Wish you a blessed day ahead!

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  13. I dont use face makeup but this seems quite interesting.
    Lovely review :)

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  14. Just recently bought this and completely agree. Really lightweight and not cakey. Love it xx

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  15. I absolutely love this powder! (And the retro embossing!) My biggest qualm about this powder though, is the packaging. The whole casing is really thick, making it a bit difficult to store.

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  16. really need to pick this up.

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