21 September 2014

Soap & Glory Kick Ass Instant Retouch Pressed Powder Review

A picture of Soap & Glory Kick Ass Instant Retouch Pressed Powder
A picture of Soap & Glory Kick Ass Instant Retouch Pressed Powder
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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