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Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Review | Soap & Glory One Heck Of A Blot

I've been meaning to try Soap & Glory's One Heck Of A Blot Super-Translucent Mattifying Powder for as long as I can remember and eventually got round to picking it up a few weeks ago on a 3 for 2 offer in Boots. It's no secret that I have super oily skin and am always on the look-out for anything that will keep my face from gaining a mirror-like shine within a couple of hours of doing my make-up. But how have I been getting on with One Heck Of A Blot..?
Soap & Glory One Heck Of A Blot Review
The packaging is pretty typical for Soap & Glory's cosmetics line; it's nice to look at and, perhaps more importantly, feels good and sturdy - indeed, I've thrown it in my bag with no mishaps so far! The compact clicks open to reveal a full-size mirror (always handy!) and a sponge-y thing which I initially thought would be great for touch-ups on the go. Sadly this didn't turn out to be the case; trying to apply the powder with the sponge-y thing results in a cakey horrible mess, it turns out. Using my Real Techniques powder brush didn't fare much better, at which point I got a bit cross and didn't bother with it at all for a few weeks. Then I read this post by Jasmine and tried my ELF stippling brush instead and that worked much better! It turns out you need a really really super-light hand with this one, and then it works pretty well at toning down the ol' shiny forehead. I haven't found it to last particularly well, maybe a couple of hours on my skin, before I need to top it up - so not really any better than any other powder I can pick up in Boots for half the price or less!
Soap & Glory One Heck Of A Blot Super-Translucent Mattifying Powder
As for the super-translucent bit... I'm so pale I'm practically translucent myself so I'm maybe not the best judge, but it seems fine when used with a light hand. Soap & Glory One Heck Of A Blot is priced at £12 for 9g of product, available from Boots. It's probably not one I'd purchase again just because I feel like there are other options which work equally well for me, for far fewer pennies. I feel like I'm paying for the packaging and a sponge-y thing I'm only going to throw away anyway because it doesn't work with the product! Have you got on any better than I did with One Heck Of A Blot? What's your favourite powder to keep your face shine-free?



  1. A wonderful review! It does look so pretty, right from the outer packaging to the inner product! I haven't tried it but will keep your comments in mind! :D xx

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  2. hmm such a pity that it's not that special after all..my favorite powder is MAC blot powder..absolutely amazing at keeping me matte..the best i've tried so far!

  3. This sounds amazing, great review!

    xx, A Little Dose of Makeup

  4. Great review hun. I love soap and glory but havent tried much of their makeup. I meant to buy this earlier in the summer but bought a different one of their powders by mistake and its gone down so quickly, Im not sure it will be worth buying again xxx

  5. I have a really oily t-zone and rimmel's stay matte primer, a foundation of my choice and rimmel's stay matte powder keep me matte for quite a long time. I highly recommend them to you!xx


  6. What a bummer it wasn't a hit for you, the packaging of Soap & Glory always sucks me in!

  7. I love this powder! Sorry to hear it wasn't a massive hit for you.

    Creepers & Cupcakes

  8. I have this on my list to try and just haven't got round to buying it yet. I use Benefit's blot stick which I absolutely love x

  9. I absolutely love S&G products <3 and this is on my wishlist for so long. Have not got a chance to try it out but now I think I should go and give it a shot. Great Review x

  10. I am a massive S&G fan but I haven't tried much of their make up, I would probably only pick this up if I saw this on offer and there were other products that took my fancy xx

    Charli | Beauty and Lifestyle Blogger at CHARLI B

  11. I keep saying I need to try some Soap & Glory products, but just haven't yet. I always hear rave things about the brand, though!

  12. I got excited for second before I read your review. I had a feeling it will be amazing, I don't know why though. Its a shame it didn't work well :(

    Pink Frenzy

  13. I've heard great things about this powder but you're right there are cheaper options that would be just just good out there x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness

  14. Love this review. Soap and Glory was one of my top 5 brands when I worked at my previous Sephora store. My current one doesn't carry it and I do miss it. I have very, very dry skin so I can't relate on this product but what I have tried, I have really liked. Pulp Friction is my favorite product by them.

    xx Cherie Cheezcake


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