Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Soap & Glory Kick-Ass Pressed Powder Review.

And you thought you'd seen the last of my Soap & Glory powder reviews? You thought wrong. After the success I had with One Heck of a Blot there was no way I was going to let this pass me by.

I'm sorry! I lost a whole batch of (beautiful, unswatched) photos and had to take them again. 

This powder, as I have already said, is from Soap & Glory and is called the Kick-Ass Instant Retouch Powder. It is available from Boots and costs £12 but is as they have frequent offers I bought this in a buy-one-get-one-half-price deal - win!

This is housed in pretty identical packaging to their One Heck Of A Blot; a fairly compact black case with a decent sized, warp-free mirror inside. This one did not come with a sponge but no love lost over that. I can't actually find anywhere how much bang for your buck you get, but I am assuming that it is 9g like their other pressed powder. The texture of this feels very silicone-y -which is something I haven't experienced in a powder before. That being said, it doesn't make me feel oily or greasy like some silicone based primers or foundations I have tried. It's weird, but I like it.

This has a slight yellow tint in the pan but that disappears as long as I blend it into the skin well. I am very pale and can happily say this is a very transparent powder. This applies very smoothly on the skin, I like to use a small brush like the Real Techniques Setting Brush to precision apply where I want it. I find it goes on well but it does kick up some dust in the pan and seems quite soft but in no way chalky as it does sink into the skin beautifully.

This lives up to its claim of 'Instant Retouch' pretty well, it blurs pores and any concealer cakiness like a dream. It gives a satin finish that isn't fully matte but it does reduce shine. I am an oily girl but now the weather is cooling it is less of a problem, so I can't say how well this would work in the Summer months. It doesn't keep me shine-free as well as some powders I use but it does keep shine at bay without feeling heavy or cakey. It tends to keep my nose matte but after 4-6 hours I need to add another dusting to my chin, which is my oiliest area.

Overall, I really do like this powder and will continue to use it. As to whether I will repurchase, I honestly don't know. I have been searching for my perfect powder since my HG Maybelline Dream Matte powder was discontinued in England. This one doesn't quite hit that spot but it's a damn good contender.

1 comment:

  1. Hi, which would you say is better between this and one heck of a blot?



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