Soap and Glory Powders

Soap and Glory was created by Marcia Kilgore, also founder of Bliss Spa and FitFlop, in 2006 and have is a range of bath products, skin care and makeup, available at Boots.

Having heard rave reviews on the powders in the range, I was intrigued to try them out, especially as I’m already a massive fan of the bath products (I own a couple of bits of skincare but am yet to really try them out in full) and the Sexy Mother Pucker lip gloss sticks.

While Boots was doing a 3 for 2, I picked up the One Heck of a Blot face powder and the Glow All Out, plus a Sexy Mother Pucker Gloss Stick in Raplumzel. There is also a powder bronzer in the range (Solar Powder), but I didn’t buy that one – I’m super fair and sadly all bronzers seem to make me a bit oompa loompa faced.

The Glow Powder is absolutely beautiful, a real quality product at a good price point. It gives a lovely, very subtle glow to the skin and after using a big fluffy brush to apply to the tops of the cheekbones and a very light dusting down the centre of the face I can see a marked difference in the mirror – everything just looks a little brighter and more healthy. It isn’t a shimmer powder, there are no large shimmer or glitter particles, so I think this is a great choice if you’re looking for something to give a bit of a sheen and glow for the day time, as there’s isn’t a hint of glitterball about it, just luminosity. There is next to no colour payoff with this, so I’d definitely wear it on top of a touch of blusher. You can see how much I love these by the lack of lettering in the photo – I’m a bad blogger and should’ve taken the photo before using them!

The setting powder is also a really lovely quality, very finely milled and doesn’t cake at all on the skin – something which has often puts me off face powder products – so makes it a good one to consider if you generally prefer to use a spray such as Urban Decay De-slick. I tend to have an oily t-zone, with my forehead in particular being a bit of an oil slick by the end of the day and I found this powder did a really nice job of controlling the oil production and keeping my foundation in place (no minor miracle – it has usually disappeared by lunchtime). I think most women use or need a translucent setting powder, and I would highly recommend this one.

I’ve been using both products every day since I picked them up, which I think is a testament to their quality, and I really would rate them on a par with Benefit (who, based on the packaging, are clearly a brand which inspires Soap and Glory).

Although these products are certainly not the cheapest options on the high street, I think the quality is really fantastic for the price point, and combined with the really cute packaging I think they make a really nice choice if you’re looking for something a little bit more special for your dressing table.

On a side note, I think Marcia Kilgore sounds like quite an inspirational woman and entrepreneur and is someone I’ll definitely read more on.

The powders are priced at £11 for Glow All Out and £12 for the One Heck of a Blot and can be picked up from Boots, online and in most larger stores.

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