On a recent binge shop at my local Boots, I decided to pick up Soap & Glory's Glow All Out Luminizing Radiance Face Powder, £11. I have been after something like this for quite a while so decided to splurge and keep my fingers crossed.
I've heard a lot of people complain about the packaging with the product, I have no idea why as it's exactly what I have come to expect from the retro beauty brand. Yes, it's not in a plastic container, it's in fact packed into a sturdy cardboard surround with a handy mirror thrown in for good measure. I like this, it's not something I see very often and stands out from a lot of powders in my already overflowing makeup drawer. Anything with gold or silver foil is a winner in my book too, I love the decadence it hints to.
Packaging aside, the powder promises to give you "skin like a supermodel in a couple of brushstrokes". I don't think I'll ever look like a supermodel, nor do I go out of my way to do so but after a few well placed dabs of Glow All Out, I do look healthier and positively 'glowing'. I use Benefit's High Beam to enhance the appearance of my cheekbones and this has a very reminiscent feel to it, without being a liquid. Using a Real Techniques powder brush, I lightly apply this to the apples of my cheeks for a radiant glow and dust a tiny bit down the length of my nose and around my jawline to really highlight and bring forward my best features. It perks up my otherwise lacklustre skin, creating a subtle glow and taking some of the thirst out of my problem areas.
The versatility this has in comparison to my liquid highlighters can't make me gush enough, it's much easier to blend and less pigmented so you can't go overboard. It's build-able and can even be used all over the face according to S&G for a "moonlit" look. I've yet to try this, it looks far too pearlescent for an all over dusting, but with the hot weather looking to stick around a little longer it might look effortless on those long summer nights without the need for a refresh.
Have you tried any face powders? If so, what's your favourite?