So today I tried out of my my first drugstore/high street foundations: Soap and Glory’s new foundation (I got it for the special introductory price of £10, it is going to be £12) which I only picked up because they had a perfect shade match for me in the shade Caramel. As far as I can see, Caramel is the darkest shade, and I’m around an NC45. So not a great shade range. But anyway, I never find a good match on the high street so I was determined to try this out.
First off, it’s a liquid to powder, which I have little experience with, so I dotted it all over my face and blended with a beauty blender (over my makeup forever radiance primer in peach) and it went on really nicely, great coverage, and felt super lightweight on the skin. I was really impressed. I thought I’d do a video review of it later on but why not give you my first impression in writing? So I took some selfies when I got home this evening, after about 6 hours of wear
It held up pretty well as you can see (P.S. my shiny nose is 80% over highlighting, not grease). It’s certainly matte, which I’m not really used to, despite having an oily T zone. Usually I go for a natural or slightly dewy foundation and then powder it. This one doesn’t need powder and product really clings to it, hence why my highlighter was a little heavier on my nose than usual. But it was my first try so i definitely know now to be lighter with the nose highlight.
-the shade is perfect for me
-It really lasts long
-it feels incredibly lightweight for a full coverage foundation
-it does have a good smoothing effect and blurs pores
-would be so awesome for properly oily skin
-doesn’t oxidise (change colour after application)
-it is really inexpensive and the quality measures up to my high end foundations (unlike L’Oreal True Match which is rubbish IMHO)
-you really don’t need to set it
-It looks a little cakey around my drier areas, like around my mouth after a few hours (I will try mixing a little oil in next time, or using a hydrating primer around my mouth)
-the shade range is rubbish, it was a total fluke that they had my shade
-it isn’t suited to dry skin