Tuesday, 7 April 2015

My Current Cheek Combo


When it comes to bath and shower goodies, I've always been a fan of Soap & Glory but it's only recently I've started to pay attention to their make-up range. I picked up Love at First Blush and the Solar Powder bronzer as part of a Boots 3 for 2 and I'm so glad I did. These two products form my current go-to cheek combo and I can't get enough of them...
Contouring is something I'm making a real effort to try and fit into my make up routine lately as, who doesn't want cheekbones, right? I was using Benefit's Hoola bronzer until now but couldn't help but think it often made my cheeks look a bit dirty. Perhaps it's my pale skin as I know it's a coveted product in the beauty world but I just felt like I needed to try something else.
I'd noticed the Soap & Glory Solar Powder Bronzer been mentioned quite a lot on various 
blogs and, when Boots were doing a 3 for 2, decided it was time to try it out for myself. Obviously I needed to get two other products so opted for the S&G Archery D-I-Y Brow Bar which you can read all about here and the oh-so-pretty Love At First Blush.
The Solar Powder Bronzer contains two matte brown shades - a dark and a light offering - with a little bit of shimmer on top. I'm guessing most people would use the darker shade to contour with but I like to use the lighter shade, although, I do sometimes swirl a bit of both on my brush if I'm feeling daring. I apply this to my cheekbones and jaw line with the Real Techniques Contour Brush. The light brown colour is perfect for pale-skinned gals, like myself, as it gives a very subtle contour that can easily be built up and the darker shade would suit those with medium to dark skin tones. I've been using this every day since I bought it over a month ago and I can safely say it will continue to be a staple item in my make up bag.
Love At First Blush was an item that I only really picked up because I needed a freebie to go alongside my other two S&G items. I was drawn in by just how pretty this multi-shade shimmery blush looks. The blush features dark pinks, light pinks and a white highlighter. I tend to swirl my brush across all the shades which creates a light, dusky pink with a shimmery finish, when applied. For some people, this blush might be a tad too light. The colour pay off isn't very pigmented and you do need to use quite a bit to make it show up. But I like my blush to look subtle and this just does that. The frost finish also means I can skip highlighter if I'm in a rush.
The two used together create an easy, effortless everyday look that I've been reaching for on a daily basis, since purchasing.
Both these products tip over the £10 mark each which makes them quite pricey for high street products, in my opinion, but there's nearly always some kind of offer on in Boots which will make them much more purse-friendly. Having said that, I really do think both of these S&G offerings are worth every penny as they're great quality and I can't see them running out too soon.
Have you tried either of these? What other S&G products would you recommend?
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