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..?
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!
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?