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Thursday, 3 January 2013

Review and Swatching Marathon: Soap and Glory Wowed Mouth

On Boxing Day I was one of the mental people that went out in search of bargains. One such bargain that I managed to grab from under a dithering woman's gaze was the Soap and Glory Wowed Mouth Palette. Originally £12, it went down to £6 post Christmas at Boots and can still be found if you really wanted it. The amazing thing about this palette is that it contains all six colours from Soap and Glory's Super-Colour Fabulipstick Satin Finish lipsticks, so it is essentially your own little tester stand! You only get 1g of each colour but to be honest, the formulas are gorgeously creamy and thick and you don't need a lot of the product to coat your lips. I know that the amount I have now will certainly last me a while, and then I can purchase my favourite (possibly favourites...) in a full lipstick.


The product comes in a sturdy cardboard case with a magnetic fastening. The packaging is classic Soap and Glory, vintage, fun and girly. It also includes a large mirror and double-ended synthetic bristle lip brush which I've found to be very functional. I actually applied every colour using this lip brush and the only negative I have is that the bristles can be a bit sharp if you catch your lip on the edge. Other than that, it does the job very well! I've never used a lip brush before and but I really liked the effect this one gave me. It also cleans very well and dries quickly without losing bristles or bleeding.

Here's a picture of my bare lips so you know what I was working with:

Pale squidgy pink. I don't have much pigmentation at all. Hello blank canvas!

 Naked Beige
 Guava Rama
 Red My Lips
 The Missing Pink
 Perfect Day
Man Trap

Soap and Glory say: Featuring ULTIMELT™ lip shine & shaping technology, 3-D PLUMP™ peptide complex, Shea Butter, Monoi Butter & Vitamin E. Hyaluronic acid and Ceramide 2 (for aging repair and visible wrinkle reduction) help to give a soft, smooth, dewy, plump colour-fill pout.

I actually like every single colour! I had no idea how the shades would look on my skin but they translated very well from what you see in the palette. Word of warning though, they look absolutely nothing like the swatches on the Soap and Glory website! The colours are actually fairly similar but there's enough variation to keep me entertained. I absolutely adore Naked Beige and The Missing Pink as soft neutrals. I can see these being ideal for things like job interviews (which hopefully I will be seeing at some point!) and just as general daytime lipsticks. The only negative for me colour wise is that Red My Lips was a tad too brown for my complexion but I think it would look gorgeous on a multitude of other skin tones.
Wear time was quite good, around 3-4 hours. I have discovered so far that they transfer onto cocktail glasses and handsome men so there's a high chance they transfer onto everything else. Blotting and powdering would help combat this. Formula wise, as said before, they are all thick and creamy and gorgeous. I can't fault them really. The satin finish means that you do get a slight shine which I find very flattering. I haven't noticed any "plumping" but I have fairly full lips anyway so I'm not the best person to test! I can however say that this comes with none of the strange tingling of the Sexy Mother Pucker lip glosses.

I am utterly in love with this product and I think it's fantastic that I have the chance to try out every colour in the range. Can you imagine if other companies had palettes like this? A full set of MAC lipsticks in 1g portions... I dream of the day.

Have you tried any of the Soap and Glory cosmetics? Which is your favourite product?

Lauren


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    1. It's definitely one of my favourites! I've never worn a colour like it before, but I'm sold! X

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  2. I got the eyeshadow palette for Christmas, so far I really love it!!!

    xXx

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    1. Urgh I was dying to get one of the eye sets in the sale! They were all gone when I arrived :,( would love to see a review on yours! X

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  3. This looks lovely! I really like Man Trap and The Missing Pink!
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    1. Man trap is such a wearable red! Its quite soft for such a bright colour :) x

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  4. Ooh I want this even more now! It looks lovely. Naked Beige looks gorgeous. I'm very glad that it doesn't have that tingling effect!

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    1. I love naked beige! Its my first ever neutral lipstick and I've already worn it out twice :) so comfortable and pretty. Oh I know! Its not do bad now I've tried it a few times but at first I thought my lips were on fire! Haha x

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  5. Man trap and perfect day are for sure my favorites!
    What a great little bargain.

    ClaireRebecca x

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    1. Absolutely! I love little finds like this :) x

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  6. I'm not sure I'd have paid £12 for this, but if I'd have seen it at £6 I'd definitely have snapped it up. All the colours look wonderful, and I really need to try more of the S&G make up. xo

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    1. I know what you mean, £2 a gram is a bit steep for me! Particularly when you might only love half of the colours. I was so happy to get it for £6 :) absolutely! So far I've only tried this, a gloss and the brow pencil but I'm impressed! X

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  7. Great bargain! I really like Guava Rama :) xx

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    1. Its such a pretty coral/pink colour! I can't wait for summer, I'm gonna be swearing it all the time :) x

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  8. Such a great buy! The colors are lovely on you!!

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    1. Thank you so much! I love them :) x

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  9. I love the packaging on this, so retro. They all look lovely on your lips too! :)


    Lots of love, Alex from Bambella Blog xxx

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    1. Soap and glory is so gorgeous :) you can tell how much effort they put in. They even emboss their lipstick bullets with the logo, gives it a high end feel :) thank you so much Alex! X

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  10. I had no idea Soap and Glory made lip stuff. Love the packaging. The pale one is my favorite.
    Girlie Blog Seattle | Casual Clothes for Less

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    1. There's a new matte range out too! So tempted to try. They're on offer at boots at the moment if you wanted to try any. £6 down from £9 I think but don't quote me! X

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  11. The Missing Pink is a lovely shade! I love how S&G describe all their products haha xxxx

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    1. Isn't it adorable?! I so love when a company makes the effort with naming their shades. It just gives it a much nicer, personal feel :) x

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  12. Great post! I've been having a look at the matte range, gorgeous shades! I've just nominated you for a Versatile Blogger Award if you'd like to have a look :) http://cakescupcakescosmetics.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/the-versatile-blogger-award.html

    xo Alessandra

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    1. Thank you Alessandra! there are some really lovely colours :) ooh thank you so much! I'll get to it soon :) x

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  13. I didn't make into boots for a few days after Christmas and ALL the soap and glory was gone! boo! I'll have to be quicker off the mark next year! :)
    These all look gorgeous on you - I really like Naked Beige (but I'm a bit of a lip colour wimp! :)

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    1. awh no :( It was absolutely mental. I got in at about 11am and it was ransacked! I wanted try the eye makeup sets too but no joy. Good luck for next year!

      Thank you :) the naked beige is one of my favourites, I've already worn it out twice x

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  14. Gergeous shades! :)


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    1. Aren't they?! I thought they'd be too similar, lovely surprise :) x

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  15. The Missing Pink looks super nice on you! I'm always weary of lip palettes as for some reason I don't expect them to live up to their stick counterparts but this looks fab! xx

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    1. Thank you :) I know what you mean! Have no idea why I think like that either haha. x

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  16. The all look lovely on you but my fave is guava rama! Hot stuff!! xxx

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    1. Guava Rama looks stunning in warm lighting, I took a few test shots and this one doesn't really do it justice as an evening lipstick! Thank you x

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  17. How have I not found your blog until now?! I love it :) and you seem the like the same products as me which is great!

    Elspeth (new follower!)
    xx

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