I’ve shown you my expensive addiction to higher-end make up, but today I offer you something different. Soap & Glory is a fun and frivolous brand that has become very popular within the UK due to its cheeky product names, vintage pin-up photography inspired packaging and super affordable price tag!
I remember being drawn to this brand during my school days when I couldn’t afford Benefit products. Soap & Glory seemed to offer the same sweetshop-style allure but didn’t cost me all of my lunch money – not that it is a mere consolation prize! Since then, the brand has become more established and launched a line of cosmetics which still call out to me as I’m doing my weekly rounds in Boots.
I think it is only fitting that I give you a run-down of the items I most frequently pick up. However, while the brand is renowned for its bath and body products, this post focuses solely on the cosmetics line… But before I start I absolutely have to give a quick mention to the Sugar Crush Body Scrub which the best exfoliator ever (and not just because of the glorious sweet yet citrus-fresh scent, promiseee).
Supercat Black Eyeliner Pen, £6 – Probably the easiest eyeliner pen to use on the planet, so if you struggle to master the perfect eyeliner flick then I’d definitely recommend this one to practise with. It’s also an absolute dream to remove, therefore you won’t damage your eye-area attempting to scrub it off! The only downside is that it isn’t an intense black – but I found this great for when I want a more subtle day-time look.
Archery Precision Brow Pen, £10 – I have this in the shades ‘Love Is Blonde’ and ‘Brownie Points’ and use them daily. The felt tip end is perfect for mimicking natural brow hairs, and gives a really natural colour. I won’t discuss it too much as I already have in depth here.
Arch De Triumph Eyebrow Shaper and Highlighter, £9 – This one is a really handy duo product. The brown end has a great cool-toned colour for filling in sparse brow areas, however the highlighter end is phenomenal. I use it everywhere – on my cupid’s bow, along the brow bone, down the middle of my nose, and in my waterline to brighten these areas up. While it does a fantastic job on its own, you can also use it as a base for other powder highlighters to increase their staying power. Plus that pun in the name, who couldn’t love it?
Sexy Mother Pucker Lipgloss, £9 – My one is in the shade ‘Pink Apricot’ as I prefer my glosses to have a neutral-toned colour. It is super sticky, glossy, long-lasting and tastes nice (but I don’t recommend eating). While the sticky nature may put some people off, I find it essential for when I’m wearing a matte lipstick but have dry lips. Just pop this on over the top and forget all your lipstick woes. It also has a plumping agent in it so it does tingle when first put on, but it’s nothing too drastic and only makes lips look a bit more youthful. Sorry Kylie Jenner wannabes, this won’t cause miracles in that department!
Peach Party Multi-Colour Blush Brick, £11 – This product a really fantastic Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick dupe, and at that price it’s a no-brainer. I love how it doubles up as a bronzer/blusher/highlighter that takes my skin from shabby to chic instantaneously with minimal effort. Perfect for speedy make up! You don’t have to worry about all that contouring business, this product will already cause your face to look more defined.
Kick Ass Instant Retouch Pressing Powder, £12 – This is more oil-absorbent than a lot of pressed powders in my experience. Don’t worry, it won’t turn you yellow! It’s translucent, very weightless and doesn’t cake into lines. I also use it on my eyelids in between primer and eyeshadow to make blending a bit easier, but you can wear it instead of eyeshadow for a really youthful and bright look (perfect for hangovers).
(L-R) Supercat, Archery Brownie Points felt-tip and crayon end, Archery Love Is Blonde felt-tip and crayon end, Sexy Mother Pucker, Peach Party
I’ve wanted to do this post for a while after my Charlotte Tilbury post so that I could show you a more affordable alternative brand.
However, if you want the chance to try a few products from both these brands for free then check out my little giveaway happening over here!
Lots of love!