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Soap and Glory Daily Double Lidshadow and linerstick (Velvet pink & Brownie)
Soap and Glory are famous for their bath, body and skin care products but a few months ago they branched out into the cosmetics industry with a range of lipsticks, lip glosses, a foundation, a concealer, a couple of eyeshadow palettes, a lip/cheek stain, an eyeliner and this product. I have wanted to try this range for a few weeks and as boots were having a 3 for 2 offer on Soap and Glory cosmetics I bought three things from their range.
- Soap and Glory description
“A double-ended high pigment lidshadow & high intensity liner/shadow pencil with super-long-wear polymers that fix to the skin almost instantly. (It delivers fabulous, faultless colour, but we’d suggest you blend it fast.) Featuring long wear skin finish polymers and highly water-resistant pigments.” Soap and Glory site
Velvet pink side: Dimethicone, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Mica, Polyethylene, Lauroyl Lysine, Ozokerite, Synthetic Beeswax, Octyldodecanol, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77163 (Bismuth Oxychloride), CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), CI 77499 (Iron Oxides) CI 77492 (Iron Oxides). Brownie side: Dimethicone, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Mica, Polyethylene, Lauroyl Lysine, Ozokerite, Synthetic Beeswax, Octyldodecanol, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Tin Oxide, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77492 (Iron Oxides), CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), CI 77499 (Iron Oxides). S&G site
- About the product
This eyeshadow stick is 3.79g in total. The two shades that come in the one stick can be used as an eyeliner, eyeshadow or eyeshadow base. There are three shade combinations including: Velvet pink & brownie (which is the one I bought), fresh cream & green light and ultra violet and plum plum. This product is part of Soap and Glory’s new cosmetic line, released a couple of months or so ago.
- Shade and texture
The shade I bought is called Velvet Pink and Brownie, which is the only one out of the three that I would have bought as it is a creamy colour and a metallic looking medium brown shade. The velvet pink side of the product is not actually pink, it is a creamy colour with yellow undertones, so I don’t know why it is called Velvet Pink. The second shade is Brownie which is a gorgeous metallic brown with very fine golden shimmer - this shade looks darker on the skin than in the stick. The texture of both of the stick shadows/liner is a creamy texture, which is smooth even though the brownie shade has shimmer in it.
- Using the product
I just apply this cream eyeshadow directly from the stick as it can not be applied or blended with a eyeshadow brush. I just swipe the velvet pink shade first all over my lid and then I have to quickly blend it with my finger. You can not blend this product with a brush as it is really quite difficult to blend and you have to blend quickly as the shadow sets quickly - you only have a few seconds to blend the shadow before it sets. I apply the velvet pink all over my lid, especially over the inner third of my lid and also in the inner corner. I then apply the brownie medium brown shade just to the outer corner and along the upper lash line - again as with the velvet pink shade you have to work quickly with this product as it sets and once the shadows are set, they do not move really for the next eight or so hours! I have used the velvet pink shade on it own and I have also used the brownie shade on its own and they work great individually or together. The velvet pink shade is also fantastic as a eyeshadow base/primer as it does not crease easily and is a similar shade to my skin tone. Once I have applied the velvet pink shade I can then apply other eyeshadows over the top. I have been using the velvet pink shade as a base for the eyeshadows in Soap and Glory’s nude lid stuff palette. Overall, the shades are great, they are really pigmented, they are neutrals so they go with everything and are great for day or evening make up as you can apply more of the brownie shade to the lash line and outer corner to make a brown, metallic smokey eye. Although this product is difficult to blend and the cream eyeshadows can highlight/emphasize dryness, which I have due to eczema.
- Results and longevity
I really like the results from this product, it is quick and easy to use and it is a great product as it is very convenient to use. The shades work really well together and they are fantastic for an everyday, neutral look which is what I go for most of the time. I like the brownie shade more than the velvet pink shade just because the velvet pink shade highlights dryness and the brownie shade doesn’t really. The longevity of this product is great (although it is not as good as I thought it was going to be), the shadows last on my eyes for about 8/9 hours, which is great but I find that the ELF cream eyeshadows last for ages - until I take them off and they are only £3.50. Overall, the longevity is good but I thought this product would be a bit better than it actually is.
- Overall positives
The overall positives in my opinion are as follows: the packaging is quite nice, the shadows are easy to apply, the shades velvet pink and brownie are great for day and evening make up. The Velvet pink shade is great as a eyeshadow primer/base as you can put regular eyeshadows over the top and they will not crease for a while. Convenient to use and it would be fantastic for traveling. The shadows only crease after about 8/9 hours of wear but apart from that they do not move or smudge all day.
- Overall negatives
The overall negatives in my opinion are as follows: both the velvet pink and brownie shades are difficult to blend and you have to blend them quickly before they set. The velvet pink shade can highlight any dryness, the product does not come with a sharpener so you will need to buy a jumbo sharpener. And you don’t actually get that much product in one stick, you only get 3.79g in total. Overall, this product is really good but it is not as good as I thought it was going to be.
- Price and availability
I bought this product from boots and it can also be bought from boots online for £8.50 and boots are currently having a 3 for 2 offer on all Soap and Glory cosmetics so I got one product free which is always good and also some boots points. You can only buy soap and glory cosmetics from boots, as far as I am aware.
Easy to use and it is really convenient
Really nice, neutral everyday shades (one shade is matte, the other is shimmery)
Good longevity - it lasts on my eyes for about 8/9 hours without creasing (more like 8 hours than 9)
The two shades that come in the one stick can be used as an eyeliner, eyeshadow or eyeshadow base
The velvet pink shade highlights dryness
No sharpener and it does not contain a twist up mechanism
The shades are difficult to blend and you have to try and blend them really quickly as they set very quickly
Brownie shade is not very easy to remove
Thank you for reading my review
Brownie all over and on the lower lash line/waterline