Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Soap & Glory: Glow All Out

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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?

15 comments:

  1. I ended up getting Soap & Glory's 'love at first blush' and I wasn't that keen on it, but I adored the packaging...now I'm tempted to get this one, as the product itself sounds better! (Not going to turn me into a supermodel either though, no danger!!) I really love your blog, followed you x Cate xoxo

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    1. I swatched it the other day and wasn't sold. I can understand if you're a little reserved due to that alone, but this is a vast improvement. I've actually been using this as an undercoat to a darker blush which gives me the best kind of glow. If you want something a bit more subtle, this is what you need to invest in. I've been hugely impressed with it. The more I use it, the more I can't believe i haven't had it in rotation before.

      Thanks for following, I've added you on Bloglovin' and GFC. :)

      xx

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  2. Lol I thought this product will be a soapbar
    or something :P cute packaging really! I
    think the quote of turning yourself into a
    supermodel is like

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    1. It does look that way, doesn't it? Haha! The quote made me laugh because it's a ridiculous thing to say, but it does make my skin look radiant, which is a big plus in my book. :)

      I love your blog, the photography is great. I've followed you on Bloglovin' and GFC.

      xx

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  3. great review!

    xx

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    1. Thank you. :) Love those F21 red trousers in your blog; follwed on Bloglovin' and GFC.

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  4. it looks really pretty!
    i will have to hunt this down :)

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    1. It's a fantastic little versatile product, if you can get hold of it you won't be disappointed!

      Thanks for reading.

      xx

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  5. Wow, great review! I've tried face powders before but don't know really which one's my favorite, hehe

    I'm following you now on GFC and Bloglovin, hope you follow me back.:)
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    1. I'm the same, I just usually use them for a little bit and then end up going back to my usual routine. But this has changed that. I'm even looking into what other powders I can use!

      I've done the same, followed on GFC and Bloglovin'. :)

      xx

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  6. i love their whole vibe! the thick & fast mascara is pretty great too xx

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    1. S&G remind me of Benefit on a budget, which is only a good thing in my book. I love their mascara too! Unfortunately my tube dried up, but it make my lashes jump up in volume so much!

      xx

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  7. I have this Revlon Skinlights illuminator powder that I've literally been using for years! I should probably throw it out, but the product has been discontinued and it gives such a gorgeous glow that I can't stand to part with it! Though, apparently the liquid version is available in the UK, so I'm super jealous! When the time comes that it finally runs out, I'll have to give this a go! Hopefully they'll actually have it IN at Sephora instead of an empty display with directions to go online instead! xx

    Megan @ Little Miss Average

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    1. If you like the powder, I wonder if you'd like their PhotoReady Skinlights Face Illuminator? I have this and it's very pearlescent but gives off such a wonderful reflective glow. It might rival the powder?

      I've got a few antibacterial products that i'm currently testing out to improve the life of my products.

      xx

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