Did you know that Soap & Glory did make up too? You did? Where have I been? Oh stop it.
It’s true, it’s true. Soap & Glory are such a big skincare range that I don’t really think of them as a port of call for cosmetics, but in fact they have quite a decent range of base, cheek and lip products! Today I am reviewing one of their matte lipsticks (they also have a ‘satin’ range):
They say: “Glides on, stays put and packs a colour punch! Featuring our exclusive POWDERCOAT™ MATTE finish to fix velvety-rich colour to your lips, 3-D PLUMP™ peptide complex to tone and plump, and orchid extract to soften and moisturise. Available in 3 shades: Supernude, Blush Pink, Pom Pom”
There are 3 shades in this range, Super Nude, Blush Pink and Pom Pom. I have Super Nude.
First off, I like the packaging very muchly – the lipstick comes in a smooth matte finish fairly heavy weight case that makes it fell more expensive then it is.
I love the S&G stamp on the lipstick and if you are a nude lipstick lover, then JUST TAKE A LOOK AT THIS BEAUTY! As soon as I saw it, I thought ‘juicy’ – it’s a nude beige-peach-apricot-browny nude. It’s a very universal pretty wearable nude – not too dead, not too brown:
The most interesting thing about this lipstick is the texture. Matte lipsticks are generally drying, and I have never ever used one that is truly hydrating but there are some that are less drying than others. I have perpetually dry lips and using the wrong lipstick will leave my lips flaking for days.
I am pleased to report that this Soap & Glory lipstick definitely sits in the category of one of the better mattes in that it wasn’t that drying. It is wearable on it’s own without looking chalky as some mattes do – the ‘powdercoat’ name seems to fit the finish, which looks like when you’ve applied lipstick then very lightly blotted with powder (some people I know do this to make lipstick last!).
Does the lipstick make your lips look fuller? They did to me but to be fair, nudes do this, and I already have full lips!
On my lips – this is a lovely nude for sure – it sits in the middle for many tones, it’s not too anything which makes it ideal:
For the sake of my lips I have been wearing this with gloss on top – currently MAC Nymphette and it’s a really pretty and sexy combination.
Swatched – you can see it’s definitely on the warm side:
This costs £9 – I think it’s a lovely buy. Shame there is only 3 shades, they should definitely add some more colour choices, I would definitely pick up some more!
What do you think of this lipstick?