Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Watch Out Benefit... Soap & Glory Cosmetics are Here!

Im sure you'll all have heard of, seen or tried Soap & Glory products in the past? 

Well they've branched into makeup and I can honestly say I haven't been this excited about a makeup launch in a very long time. 

They gave me the chance to try out some of the new products this month and I have to say I was really impressed by the line as a whole. The products themselves are great quality, housed in cute (also great quality) packaging, but for a reasonable price (prices vary from £5 for a basic pencil eyeliner to £11 for the foundation and blushes).
It's fair to say they've taken a good amount of inspiration from the 50's, and perhaps a little from their more upmarket competitor brand Benefit. 

The collection contains a large variety of different products, with a small but very carefully selected range of colours. I say this as a very (very!) good thing. Most 'affordable' makeup lines have about 10 shades of everything, the majority of which you would never wear. Soap & Glory have broken from this trend and have carefully selected shades so that they are (almost!) all wonderful. Sound good? Keep reading.

There are a few disappointments... The 'Thick and Fast' mascara wasn't as good as I'd hoped (It's very dry, with a huge awkward brush) and the lipstick shades, while lovely colours, are more suited to older tastes I think (my mum loved them all!). But the average products are far outnumbered by the great ones and one product really shone out to me...
My favourite item from the range is without a doubt the 'Lid Stuff' eyeshadow quad in What's Nude. I've been wearing these colours every day since I got them three weeks ago. 
The texture is absolutely amazing. Soft, highly pigmented and easily blendable. These shadows could knock the socks off most high end alternatives and they're only £10. 
The packaging is cute and sturdy. I'd definitely recommend checking this out next time you're in Boots!
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55 comments

  1. ohhh that quad looks amazing!! :)

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  2. Oh great, i'm going to the UK in february. I will definitely check this out, especially the lid stuff :) Thx for the review!

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  3. Will be checking this out very soon. It's great Soap and Glory have branched out into cosmetics.
    xxx

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  4. The eyeshadow quad looks amazing! I've seen the Soap and Glory stand in my local Boots for a few weeks now but haven't yet had the chance to try anything yet. Can't wait!

    http://boscy.blogspot.com

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  5. i really like it. it's a pity i don't live in uk anymore ^^

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  6. Love Soap & Glory body products, so will definitely look out for the make-up xoxo
    http://www.intotheblonde.com/

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  7. oooh I love the packaging! x

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  8. Oh my God, I'm such a Soap & Glory nerd, I couldn't not be more excited :) Eeeep. The eye colours look so rich and creamy. Mmm. Definitely going to be breaking into my loan for THIS lol.

    Love
    gabriellasofia

    www.blogger.com/hautefuture

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  9. ohhh...i love the colors could you please show the lipsticks too?

    P.S. take a look at my beauty blog which I resently started and follow back if you want
    kisses,

    Vicky ( http://beautyverse.blogspot.com/ )

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  10. Glad I've read this! Really wasn't sure about these cosmetics but now I'll take the time to give them all a good swatch in Boots :)

    xxx Kat

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  11. Nice eyeshadows - I love that color palette :)

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  12. i love soap and glory so am excited about trying some of these :D

    www.missmathful.blogspot.com

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  13. Oh my lordy lord that eyeshadow quad looks amazing, I am definitely gonna get me one of those x

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  14. The quad looks great, nice neutrals! x

    http://wewereraisedbywolves.blogspot.com/

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  15. I have seen this range and will be picking up a few things to review shortly :) Thanks for the post xx

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  16. The eyeshadow quad looks amazing!

    xx

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  17. I am definitely buying that quad next time i'm in boots, looks amazing! xx

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  18. Love this quad! The shimmery shade 3rd in on your swatch looks just like Satin Taupe :) xxxx

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  19. Will need to have a look next time i'm in boots! The quad looks really good :)

    Nicola
    nixolaslalaland.blogspotcom
    xxx

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  20. Wow the quad looks beautiful, perfect everyday shades. Just wondering Fleur, do they have a scent? May sound like a silly question, just Soap and Glory are well known for their signature scents, and sadly I am not a fan, I would be pretty bummed if any of their cosmetics carried the same smell. Thanks for your help xox

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  21. Beautiful products, thanks for sharing!

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  22. How exciting!

    http://cestlavieophelia.blogspot.com/

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  23. I was looking at these the other day in Boots and got seriously over excited. Thanks for this you've just got me decided what to buy! Those eyeshadows are gorgeous. Great post as ever Fleur!! X

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  24. Gorgeous quad! I'm all about nudes and that's something I wouldn't be able to put down :)

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  25. I literally can't wait to try this line!! I've heard amazing things about the blushers!




    http://lovefayexoxo.blogspot.com/

    LoveFaye xoxo

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  26. I've got my eye on the blusher, cant wait to get into Boots now!

    http://beentheredonethatgotthelipstick.blogspot.com/

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  27. Please do a review of the blush and foundation! :-)

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  28. Oooooh the Love At First blush looks amazing!

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  29. I love the packaging, but when I looked in store it all smelt cheap for the prices they charge :/

    http://lucyywrites01.blogspot.com
    Lucy x

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  30. i cant wait to get my hands on this quad xx

    my blog : http://ravingbeautyx.blogspot.com/

    RavingBeautyx

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  31. Soap and glory have seriously stepped up their game! I was never fussed for their make-up before it seemed blah, but this looks fab!

    http://makeupmeow.blogspot.com

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  32. is this line available in the US? if not now, when?

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  33. Wow, the pigmentation on those eye shadows is beautiful! Especially the silvery-taupe shade. Love!

    Chloe x
    beautyatlas.blogspot.com

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  34. Very interested in this new range, thank you for highlighting the new products...Boots here I come!!

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  35. i remember seeing them in the stand next to revlon or some makeup range and was like what the heck? lol
    x

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  36. gorgeous colours, i cant wait to try out the foundation.

    http://zozeze.blogspot.com/
    xo

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  37. Those are my kind of eyeshadow colours! Love it! :)

    xx Veronica

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  38. oo I would have purchased this but i've just treated myself to the naked palette :)

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  39. I need these in my life!
    www.grace-and-beauty.com

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  41. Soap & Glory is new to me,
    I first heard of this brand was from Sephora's new launch of Soap & Glory brand a while ago,
    and not long ago I noticed Nordstrom also carry Soap&Glory items, but it seems there aren't so many selections yet,
    I hope there'll be more available in the US market^^
    Thanks for the review!
    nice post!
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  42. The pallet looks so nice, I wish the packaging was a bit nicer, as all Soap&Glory. xx

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  43. This looks great!!

    http://powdrroom.blogspot.com/

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  44. I can't wait to try their cosmetics they look such good quality!(:

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  45. that quad looks really good :D

    maddie xx
    vintagebeautyx.blogspot.com

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  46. beautiful color!
    follow each other? i'll wait your answer on my blog :)
    xx
    www.feedyourfashionmind.com

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  47. Can't wait to try out the blush! And the Lid Stuff looks amazing will definitely have to pick some up!

    http://changingtidesofsummer.blogspot.com/

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  48. These look lovely, can't wait to try some of the products out!

    Beckie x

    http://beckie310894.blogspot.com

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  49. I'm really interested in that blush. Is that out already?

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  50. I saw these in Boots a few days ago but resisted temptation! Think I must give them a try though x

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