Wednesday, 10 September 2014

soap and glory kick ass concealer - first impressions and a sort of review

Hello everyone!
On a recent trip to Boots in Bluewater, I was looking for some new products to try. I know, I'm going to the US next week and there will probably be no end of shiny new make up items calling my name, but I like to shop! I've wanted to try Soap & Glory for a while, having heard endless wonderful things about the products: the fact that they were part of a 'buy one, get one half price' offer made up my mind for me. I grabbed the Kick Ass Concealer and the Archery Brow Tint (review coming soon!). Having tried out the concealer and worn it for a full day, I'm ready to share my first impressions of the product and offer a kind of review.

Firstly, the packaging of the product is incredibly cute. It's a tiny little pot which opens up to reveal a setting powder and what may be the world's tiniest powder puff. I don't like powder puffs, so I've taken mine out but I couldn't bring myself to throw it away. It's adorable, I feel I need to protect it.

Underneath the powder tray, there's a mirror and two shades of concealer. One is for undereyes, the other designed to conceal blemishes. I like creamy concealers like this as I feel they do a great job, especially on undereye circles.

The undereye side glides on like a dream and is the perfect light colour for concealing those horrible dark circles. I didn't find that it creased on me, especially when set with the powder. I did feel like the concealer for blemishes was very yellow and I was concerned that it wouldn't work on my skin at all. With careful blending, it's really not as bad as I thought. It's a nice product but can look a bit cakey on blemishes, so apply with caution.

The setting powder is something of a revelation for me, as it goes on really smoothly and sets the product well. I don't really use setting powders because my skin is horrifically dry most of the time, but this one is lovely and I'm glad it's included.

I have worn both shades of the concealer and the powder for a full day, and the lasting power is impressive: after lunch, a long car journey and a quick nap, the concealer under my eyes looks just as good as when I applied it this morning. The blemish concealer went a bit cakey and unattractive by about 7pm, but that's after 9 consecutive hours of wear. I'm still on the hunt for the perfect blemish concealer.

Overall I'm impressed with this product and would probably repurchase it when it runs out.

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