21 September 2014

Soap & Glory Kick Ass Instant Retouch Pressed Powder Review

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Soap & Glory isn't a brand I use regularly. When they first became popular, I used to hoard their body care range like there was no tomorrow, pretty much exclusively using Soap & Glory for baths and showers. Over the years I became a little bit bored of the scent (although I still think it's lovely), and I stopped turning to Soap & Glory as much as I used to. Their makeup range is hugely popular, but it's not a range I've dabbled in much only trying concealers, mascaras and lipgloss so far. Soap & Glory is definitely a brand I want to explore more, makeup wise, forever seeing rave reviews of the range with some cult blogger favourites too. 

I recently picked up the Soap & Glory Kick Ass Instant Retouch Pressed Powder (£12) which I shared in a haul quite recently (see here), and it's been the only powder I've turned to over the past week or so. The partner product to a favourite Soap & Glory product of mine, the Kick Ass Concealer Three Piece Camouflage Kit (£10), it's received a lot of praise since it's release and it's a product I'd had my eye on for a while. 

I really adore the packaging for this one, which is pretty much spot on to the concealer, with a very slim design and compact mirror. The powder itself is yellow, with a lovely embossing of the Instant Retouch name on the product (which yes, does disappear quite quickly once you start using it). With vision-boggling SUPERBLUR™ technology and CAMOUFLAWGE 3DTM, it promises to perfect your face and leave your skin looking impossibly smooth, a translucent powder which can be used anywhere on the face, but works particularly well for setting under the eye concealer. The formula is dreamy - it's extremely lightweight on the skin, with a velvety soft powder formula, and looks invisible on the skin. This for me is a massive positive, because no matter how lightly I apply powders, there are a few in my stash that leave tell-tale signs. 

Using my Real Techniques Setting Brush (£8.99), I apply to my under eye to set and keep concealers in place, as well as my t-zone and chin; the areas I struggle with excess oil. The size of the Real Techniques Setting Brush works perfectly, because it's big enough to cover the areas you want, without having to over-powder. For my under-eye concealers its heavenly; my concealers stay put all day long, with no visible fine lines and without that over-powdered under the eye look. For my t-zone and chin I find it does work really, really well - but it it's an out-all-day kind of thing, then I do need to powder again later in the day.  

I'm really, really glad I picked this up, and I think it could ever be a new favourite. It's fairly similar to the coveted Ben Nye Banana Luxury Powder (£9.95), so let me know if you'd like to see a comparison post! Have you tried the Kick Ass Instant Retouch Powder before? What are your thoughts on it?

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23 comments

  1. Ive added this to my wishlist, it sounds amazing!
    xprincessjas | ♥

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    1. It really is a fabulous product especially from a high-street brand! It rivals even some of my high-end favourites :) xo

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  2. I love S&G makeup but haven't tried this one yet - it sounds pretty amazing though!

    Rachel | Beauty & The Bird

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    1. It really is, I'm so glad I picked it up! xo

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  3. Soap and Glory does have amazing packaging, it's a bit hard getting it in Australia though.
    Renee x

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    1. Hopefully it will become more readily available in Australia soon! xo

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  4. This sounds pretty awesome. I haven't used and Soap & Glory makeup before, I'm not sure why though! x
    Ellie | eleanormaes.blogspot.com

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    1. Perhaps this is the perfect product to start with! ;) xo

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  5. Like you I don't find myself buying S&G too much these days, but this sounds like a wonderful powder! Would love to try this x

    Claire | AgentSmyth

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    1. I probably should dabble in them more often now, especially as they've added a whole ton of new scents to their body care range! Let me know if you give this one a try! :) xo

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  6. I love the Kick Ass concealer, this powder sounds dreamy!

    Sophie x

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    1. It literally works perfectly with the Kick Ass Concealer, too! I prefer it to the powder which comes with the concealer :) xo

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  7. Oooo this sounds amazing! May have to give it a go. x

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    1. I really love it :) Really surpassed my expectations - all the rave reviews were right! xo

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  8. I used to do the same with the bodycare, in fact I still have a good amount stashed away! I've never tried any of their cosmetics though, other than the glosses that usually came in the Christmas gift sets!

    http://lovesandloathes.wordpress.com

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    1. I'd really recommend giving the Instant Retouch a try when you're next in need of a powder! :) xo

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  9. This sounds fab! I love the Kick Ass Concealer <3 May have to give this a go :)
    I love S&G's cosmetics, their mascara is my all-time favourite.

    Jess xo
    http://just-jesss.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I'm not a big fan of the Soap & Glory mascara that I've tried before, but this powder is heavenly! :) Let me know if you decide to give it a try and what you think to it xo

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  10. Been looking for a decent concealer etc... never used a powder over concealer. I think i might pick up the two... just noticed its buy one get one half price at boots as well :)

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    1. I always lightly powder over concealer! :) Let me know what you pick up with buy one get one half price! ;) xo

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  11. Ooh, I want to try this. Seeing as my usual pressed powder is almost gone x
    lipstickandlightening.blogspot.ie

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    1. I'd definitely recommend giving it a go, I've loved it so far! xo

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  12. I completely agree with you. I really like this tutorial. It contains a lot of useful information.
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