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Friday, February 06, 2015

Soap & Glory One Heck of a Blot Powder Review

Soap & Glory One Heck of a Blot

As someone with often oily skin I know the curse of foundation and powder products oxidising (the skins natural oils deepening the shade of products over the course of wear) on my skin only too well. I am all for glowy, radiant skin but draw the line at looking greasy and often rely on blotting powders rather than pressed powders to keep my t-zone shine free.

"The secret to perfect, shine-free skin is… Soap & Glory’s new SUPER-TRANSLUCENT MATTIFYING POWDER. It offers world-class shine control and oil-absorption, is ultra-light, and gives skin a traceless, smooth, velvety finish. One shade. For all skin types. Trust us. You want this!"

Soap & Glory One Heck of a Blot
Soap & Glory One Heck of a Blot

The difference between a traditional pressed powder and a blotting powder is that one often overs coverage and is tinted where as the other has been created to absorb oil and mattify the skin. Soap & Glory One Heck of a Blot is of course the latter, think of it as the powder form of blotting sheets. This is not a setting powder, it has not been created to pro-long make-up wear or blur imperfections nor does it offer coverage; it simply soaks up excess oil without compromising the make-up underneath. A quick dab or sweep of this powder, to the problem areas and all traces of shine are gone, the soft, easy to apply texture makes it a breeze to apply and it is not prone to caking or clinging to dry patches. As it is a fairly finely milled powder you can apply this as many times as you need to throughout the day safe in the knowledge there will be no obvious signs of built up (i.e ashen skin) and it shouldn't show up on flash photography either. The one thing that sets Soap & Glory One Heck of a Blot powder aside from traditional blotting powders is the slight yellow tinge of the powder, most tend to be stark white and a little trickier to blend out unless you have extremely fair skin. The yellow undertone doesn't translate onto the skin but can help to neutralise red tones to an extent which is an added bonus.

If you have oily skin be it all over or just your t-zone this is easily one of the best blotting powders I have tried, it absorbs excess oil with ease, feels light on the skin, does not cake and is really well priced.

Soap & Glory One Heck of a Blot Powder £12 via Boots - link.
Currently part of a 3 for 2 promotion at Boots too.

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41 comments:

  1. I've only just started using the Soap and Glory makeup products, but they are soon becoming my favourites, I think I'll have to go out and pick this up now!

    Rambling Makeup

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  2. A brilliant review, I'm glad I read it before purchasing, feeling much happier about the product! x

    ejebeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. Soap and Glory do some amazing make up products. Definitely need to try this out x

    pintsizedbeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. Great review, this looks very good xx
    belle-fin.blogspot.be

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  5. Soap & Glory's make up is fast becoming one of my go to brands, will definitely give this a go when my current powder is finished x

    Charlotte / coloursandcarousels

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  6. I really really want to try this, but I'm so worried that even though it's translucent it will make me look ashy! waaah.

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  7. perfect
    http://sofikasthoughts.blogspot.gr/

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  8. This looks great! Just what I need to combat the ol' T-zone I think... x

    electricSUEDE

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  9. love the look of this! soap & glory make up is one of my new favourite make up brands! loving their skincare range too x

    http://oliviaandlife.blogspot.co.uk/

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  10. I really want to try this as I struggle to touch up with my regular powder throughout the day without looking cakey!

    www.kathorrocks.com

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  11. This looks amazing! I have really oily skin and my look at the end of the day is never good! No matter what powder I use. Definitely will have to try this! :D

    Eunice Caroline
    theberryway.blogspot.co.uk

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  12. I wish I could find this in America :(

    www.itsembur.blogspot.com

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  13. I don’t mind this blotting powder. But I wouldn’t say it is the best oil control powder I own. But is great for a quick midday fix.

    www.britishbeautyaddict.com

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  14. This looks great - just like the Bourjois Healthy Balance powder too!

    www.angerawrs.co.uk

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  15. Many a time's have I put this in my basket while at Boots but then leave it behind just before I pay! I think I need it now though! Since you said it's one of the best you've owned! :-D <3

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  16. I don't get super oily, but I have several friends who have asked me about stuff like this, and never knew what powder product to point them to. This one will be a great one for them!
    xx
    Jenny // Mish Mosh Makeup

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  17. I flit between this powder and the Rimmel Stay Matte but I think this one is more finely milled!
    Kathryn /Cherries in the Snow

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  18. I've seen a lot of people with this product but have never always been on the fence about purchasing it.. But now I have a feeling I'll be buying it as soon as I see one! Loved the review :)

    http://londontravelller.blogspot.com

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  19. This is always in my bag :)
    Saves me from looking a right mess after a long day!
    Love how translucent it looks and doesn't look cakey at all.



    Ying | * Y i n g c b e a u t y *

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  20. This is my go to finishing powder! It is brilliant for keeping oil at bay :) xx

    Brenda BusyBee

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  21. I wish their products would be more widely available so I could try them. Boots should be shipping them internationally, but they don't :(

    http://mmemento-mmori.blogspot.com

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  22. This might be my new best friend!

    babbleswithbeth.blogspot.co.uk

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  23. I really want to try out this powder, I have heard so much about it. I think this would work perfectly on my oily T-Zone.

    GreyWalls 

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  24. My favourite! So glad to have this in my collection x

    http://lauratalksout.blogspot.co.uk

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  25. I love the Rimmel Stay Matte powder, but this one seems pretty cool as well. I might try it when I run out of my Rimmel powder!

    Julia x
    | http://www.juliaspeaksbeauty.blogspot.co.uk |

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  26. Glad you're liking this- it's one of my faves too! I was a loyal MAC Blot fan for years, but this has been such a pleasant surprise :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  27. I love Soap & Glory, I'll have to try this out!

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  28. I'm loving Soap & Glory at the moment, their products just don't disappoint! This looks like another great product, definitely added to my wish list.

    alice x | beautybyalicee | bloglovin'

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  29. Definitely getting my hands on this! x

    www.vanillabeautyx.co.uk

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  30. I hear so many great things about this product but they do not sell this product at Mecca in Australia. Does any one know how I can get this product in Sydney?

    http://milkshakekingdom.com

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  31. This sounds so amazing. Just what I am looking for, I wonder if I could purchase this at Ulta or somewhere else I stead of online though, I would love to give this a go!

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  32. Definitely sold on this now! Have been waiting to read more about it, but now definitely need to try it!

    Karina xx

    www.thekazlightanthem.blogspot.com

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  33. I really need to get this, its been on my wish list for aaaages! (:
    ABlogByPhilippa

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  34. This is such a great powder. Really keeps my skin looking shine free all day. I love it.

    zoea2812.blogspot.com

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  35. Ive never come across a blotting powder before, this definitely sounds worth it!

    thebeautyspot-5.blogspot.co.uk

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  36. I'm thinking of swapping this with my usual powder, I sometimes have the same problem as you with caking and oxidising!

    Jade x

    Girl Up North | UK Lifestyle Blog

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  37. Quesion for ya love- this one or the maybelline matte maker? xx

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    1. actually ignore me- I see what I was missing here! thinking matte maker to set then this for blotting touch ups? craving something new for the routine which means I might have just talked myself into both... xx

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  38. This sounds brilliant! Always need a good blotting powder!

    Cass | CassandraMyee

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  39. I love the sound of this blotting powder, I have medium skin and I'm worried that it would look too ashy on me. Although it sounds like it's worth me trying out! x

    neelamjayna.blogspot.co.uk

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