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 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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