Glorious Soap & Glory Cosmetics, or the story of a face that doesn’t like make-up
This is an unbelievably overdue blog that I have been sitting on for while. I’m sorry, I’m just not a daily run-to-my-computer, kind of writer. I just don’t have the discipline. And as good as my intentions are, life, projects and dramas all tend to crop up at short notice in my life. Anyway I digress! A few months ago I was invited to the launch of Soap and Glory’s new cosmetic range. I rarely tend to go to such things (see above) but I had heard good things about the brand from Fleur and Jeni, so off we went on a mini-mafia outing out West.
Here we are immortalised in Polaroid (which I may have stolen from Fleur’s blog of the same event)
So before I proceed, let me tell you a little story about make-up and my face. They just don’t like each other. One of two things tend to happen. 1) I can put on more make-up than your average drag queen, yet when photographed, I look like I have no features at all 2) it then tends to slide off, sink in completely or run away. Once, I tried a primer in a vain attempt to make it stay and ended up nothing more than a white moustache and little gumballs of foundation all over my face. Either way my face and make up don’t get on, which is why I am generally the least polished of the mafiahood.
I tried most of their products and here are the ones that I would recommend. If these can do anything for me then the odds are they will be amazing on everyone else with a normal, well behaving face.
SHOW GOOD FACE RRP £11 – this foundation is lovely and smooth to apply, and just sits nicely on the skin, like a quiet child. Lightweight and silky, it provides a flawless cover without feeling caked on. Best of all the added primer does the trick without giving me the aforementioned milk ‘tash.
CHEEK MATE RRP £8 – This is amazing value for money. You just need a tiny dab for a lovely sheer natural glow. I think this would work equally on tanned skin as on a vintage pallor. Make sure you a) blend in quickly before it dries b) wash your hands straight after unless you want rosy digits.
GLOW ALL OUT RRP £11 – Now it is often said that vintage girls don’t do ‘glow’ but I say sod that. This provides a light shimmer which I find gives a youthful touch to a look that can otherwise make your skin look, frankly, a bit dull.
LID STUFF RRP £10 – this is a great ‘vintage’ staple. I have this palette in ‘whats nude’. These shadows don’t crease which is a god send and the aforementioned version includes all the nudey-beiges that you need for a good 40’s eye. I also use the darkest brown to shape my eyebrows.
The range can be found in Boots or online.
Now, time for a giggle