Thursday, December 17, 2015

Soap & Glory | Solar Powder

Soap & Glory Solar Powder  
Soap & Glory Solar Powder (in sunlight)
When Sal from UmmBaby Beauty continuously posts beautiful, lustful pictures of "not really needed but still wanted" products, you have no choice but to give in and make a sneaky Soap & Glory purchase. 

The S&G makeup range is quite limited in Kuwait, and the only standout for me was Solar Powder amongst mostly brow products. It is a universally flattering bronzer with two shades side by side. It has a raised S&G logo with pink overspray that goes off within a single swipe (what a waste!). The lighter shade is more pigmented of the two, has the tiniest hint of shimmer to it that translates into a beautiful sheen onto the skin. No glitterball face at all. The darker shade is matte with great pigmentation. 
Soap & Glory Solar Powder 
Soap & Glory Solar Powder 
The powder comes in cardboard packaging (that's what I have) but now they've released it in plastic. I think plastic is more reliable as mine has become very messy now. The powder itself is extremely fine and soft. Both shades apply with very little fallout.

Since I am not a crazy contour girl, I like the way the dark matte shade subtly defines my cheeks to make them look more angular. (I am round faced btw).  It looks nothing like those harsh contours that you see on Instagram 'celebs', but like a face that's been loving the sun. The color isn't too dark on my skin and adds enough depth to the hollow under my cheeks without looking fake. The lighter shade is great for blending outwards from the dark one so that it shows a gradient-like effect on the cheek. Since it has a bit of golden shimmer, it doubles up as a subtle tan blush. If you use both mixed together on the jawline and on the forehead, it helps to add some color back to the face.

Totally recommended, unless you hate having shimmer in your bronzer.  

Priced at KWD 5.750 from Boots.