I do love me some Soap & Glory but I think we all tend to fawn over the skincare slightly more than the makeup. In fairness to S&G, their makeup line has some great gems but as nothing has a Sugar Crush scent yet, the skincare tends to win every time for me. Still, I was lucky enough to meet up with the lovely Katie from S&G for a chat over chips recently (Oscar ate all mine) and she filled me in on all the latest happenings with the brand, which includes these, a relaunch of the Sexy Mother Pucker Lipsticks, which now total 24 shades in three groups (reds, pink and nudes) and three finishes (satin, matte and high shine).
The S&G lip products can be a little hit and miss in general and while I like the shades, those zingy formulations drive me up the wall. Thankfully, with the lipsticks here, they’ve got things right on the money and I can foresee girls being drawn against their will to these gorgeous colour coded lippies every time they innocently head into Boots for deodorant and tampons. The packaging is spot on and instantly makes you want to hold each shade and see what delights await you inside. I tried three shades all in the name of beauty blogging (it’s a tough life), one from each colour group and in each formulation.
The high shine shade ‘Pink Cushion’ is lovely, light and peachy pink and extremely easy to wear. The coverage is light, a tad less pigmented than the MAC Cremesheen lipsticks but this is a great day time option and the finish I’d most like for everyday wear. Yes, it means you sacrifice the intense colour and longevity of a satin or matte shade but you can’t argue with a pretty sheen on the lips for summer.
The satin red, ‘Tom and Cherry’ gets full marks for the great name and is also a great little pinky red. It feels smooth and gives nice coverage and if you love your reds, I think you’ll be right at home with this and the others in the red range. Finally, I think the matte finishes are going to be the biggest sellers here and this absolutely gorgeous shade, ‘Cinnamon Beige’ is simply a wonder to wear. It’s exactly what you want from a matte, powder soft on the lips but without looking dry or unforgiving. Also nudes tend to be tricky at the best of times but this shade is spot on. Wear time on all three wasn’t life changing but was decent with (unsurprisingly) the high shine finish disappearing at the fastest rate but still remaining my favourite overall.
All in all, I can see these flying off the shelves simply because they’re beautifully packaged in a great range of colours and finishes at a decent price. It’s hard to wander into Boots and not come out with a load of makeup you didn’t need at the best of times but with these, I think it’ll make it even harder.
These are €12.50 each from Soap & Glory although they’re currently €10.50 on sale online here
So ladies are you liking the look of these?
*This review contains samples but it also contains no b******t