Saturday, 12 November 2011

Review: Soap & Glory Love At First Blush

Soap and Glory's new cosmetics range has launched with a relatively small amount of blush in it - but boy, the blush there is sure is pretty.  Love At First Blush is a soft, shimmering powder blush made up of four different shades arranged in segments, encased in a cardboard case with a mirror in the lid.

I love the packaging - despite being made of cardboard, it feels incredibly sturdy, and whilst I wouldn't really feel comfortable carrying it around in my handbag, I can't see it falling apart too quickly if it lives on my dressing table.  The included mirror is reasonably large and clear, and the compact in general fits well into the hand.

First things first - this is a very shimmery little cake of powder.  It very definitely gives a glowy (read: sparkly) finish, and whilst it's billed as a blush, it's actually pretty subtle in terms of the colour it imparts.  The instructions do say that you can use the colours individually or swirled together, but given that the segments are pretty small, I can't see how you'd manage to pick up colour from just one shade unless you used a tiny, tiny brush.

Swirled together, the colours make a soft, glowing cheek colour which isn't massively pigmented, but still adds a bit of interest and dimension to the face.  Pale skins can get away with using this as a subtle blush alone - but darker skintones are probably going to get more out of this used as a pinkish highlighter, particularly as the high quotient of shimmer means that this isn't a buildable shade unless you like looking like a glitterball.

Overall - a lovely product, but I do wish there was a little more pigment and maybe a little less shimmer.  If you'd like to try this, you'll find it at Boots, where it will cost you £11.

Disclosure: PR sample


  1. I see what you mean about the shimmer - pretty shades though. I liked the lipsticks which seemsed deeply moisturising and the range of colours although small was sufficient to cover all eventualities, at least to my mind.

  2. Too bad you can't carry it around with you though, I'd say that's a pretty big con. But I still want to try it!


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