Like many other beauty bloggers, I have an ongoing love affair with Soap & Glory products – they’re so beautifully packaged, fairly affordable, and such high quality! I don’t know a girl whose heart doesn’t light up with covetous “must have” feelings just looking at their bright pink packaging and vintage lettering and labeling. It’s almost too good to be true that products that are so cleverly presented, that look good enough to EAT, are also worth keeping around for actual use.
But so it is. And so far, this is my favorite Soap & Glory product tried so far. Highlighters are a tricky business because so much depends on personal taste – I, for example, don’t like the famous Benefit Watts Up, so revered in the beauty sphere, because I tend toward natural-looking, day makeup, and discovered I had no tolerance for obvious sheen on my face. I wanted something that would give a gorgeous natural glow without imparting any kind of sparkle.
Soap & Glory Glow All Out Luminizing Face Powder comes in a gorgeous round black-and-pink compact that fits perfectly in the hand and is very easy to open (one of my pet peeves is when you have to struggle to apply just the right pressure to get a stubborn lid to pop up. That’s not the case here). It’s a compact rather than loose powder, making it easy and non-messy to apply – I just sweep my Real Techniques contouring brush lightly across it and then sweep it across the tops of my cheekbones and occasionally my forehead.
It gives you an incredible rosy glow, a sun-kissed look that literally looks like you just spent a few hours in the sun getting a happy, light flush. It’s that lit-from-within look we all crave, natural without being overpowering. This is really a highlighter rather than face powder, and I should specify it is a pink-tinged one, not translucent. If you want an overall sun-kissed look you could put it over your whole face. I probably wouldn’t use it as a blush because that might be too much shine, but I love love this product as a highlighter and highly recommend it for daily wear. It’s moderately pricey, retailing at around $20, but I’ve used mine several times a week for four months and have barely made a dent, I anticipate this lasting nearly all year.