I would genuinely struggle, in a blind test, to tell the Soap & Glory Lipsticks at £9 apart from some of the £25+ lipsticks I’ve been seeing lately. The new 25 shade line up is split into reds, pinks and nudes and within each colour category are different finishes: matte, satin and shine. Mattes are the most pigmented and Shines are the least, being more of a juicy wash of colour. The mattes I tested were creamy feeling and densely coloured.
Beginning with the reds…
Going from back row left to right then front row left to right: Red and Berried (satin), Wine Not? (satin), Poppy Power (shine), Berry Kissable (matte). Fired Up (matte), Tom & Cherry (satin), Rougenie (matte) and You Say Tomato (satin).
I’ve used one swipe in the swatch – they’re all nicely buildable. From bottom to top: Red & Berried, Wine Not?, Poppy Power, Berry Kissable, Fired Up, Tom & Cherry, Rougenie and You Say Tomato. Wine Not? was the only one that went a little streaky – it completely evened out on the lip.
So, the Nudes! This is a very sumptuous collection of nudes – I really think there is a nude for everyone here. The line up is in the same order as before – back row left to right then front row left to right. Supernude(matte), Cinnamon Beige (matte), Nude Edition (satin), Love & O-Beige (satin). Then, Keep It Flesh (satin), 5th Avenue (matte), Naked Talent (satin) and Barely Pinking (shine).
Swatches are in the same order: Supernude, Cinnamon Beige, Nude Edition, Love & O-Beige, Keep It Flesh, 5th Avenue, Naked Talent and Barely Pinking.
Finally, the Pinks, back row first. Rosy Chic (matte), Pinking (satin), Pomme Girl (matte), Fuschia Proof (matte), front row: Pink Up Girl (satin), Cerise Please (satin), Pink Cushion (shine) and Candy Attitude (shine).
And, same order again: Rosy Chic, Pinking, Pomme Girl, Fuschia Proof, Pink Up Girl, Cerise Please, Pink Cushion and Candy Attitude.
I’ve tried each finish – the mattes I didn’t find to be drying and the last was more than reasonable, the shines, as you’d expect, are glossy and therefore need more topping up, and the satins felt full of moisture with a decent last. My one personal no is the vanilla scent which I found be to quite strong but most lipsticks have a kick of vanilla for a reason and that’s because people tend to like it. I’m also not keen on the Sexy Mother Pucker aspect of the name – I Periscoped this collection last week and feedback from viewers and commenters was that they wouldn’t feel all that comfortable pulling the lipstick out of their bag to top up. Beauty is, and should be, for everyone and there comes a point when Sexy Mother Pucker just isn’t amusing any more! Still, you can whip the lid off quickly because the name is only on the lid.
That said, I’m blown away by this collection – the quality is great, the colour selection is immense and the price point of £9 is completely reasonable. It’s a big recommend if you’re in the mood to update your colour but not leave your bank manager weeping. You can find the Soap & Glory Lipsticks HERE on a buy one get one half price offer at the moment.
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