Soap & Glory Kick Ass Concealer - Review

Over the years, I have tried a multitude of concealers but never found one that I was truly happy with... until I tried Soap & Glory's Kick Ass Concealer.
This concealer is exactly as it says on the tin, "Kick Ass" - there are three separate sections: an under eye concealer, a blemish concealer and a sealing powder. I don't use the sealing powder, but I adore the under eye and blemish concealers.

The under eye concealer is a peachy shade, perfectly designed to cover dark circles. The consistency is creamy, and the concealer blends very easily. I apply this to my eyelids too.

The blemish concealer has a more yellow tone, but the same creamy consistency. I find that it perfectly covers any redness, without appearing too cakey.

Personally, I don't use the setting powder, as I apply a loose powder all over my face, but the powder is a silky translucent powder, and comes with an applicator pad. The container also comes with a little built-in mirror, for concealing on the move.

The best thing about this concealer? It's only €13 in Boots and is included in the 3 for 2 offer on Soap & Glory products (available here)

Have you tried this concealer? If so, what did you make of it?

What's in my Bag?

Hi ladies,

A short but sweet post for you today - a look into my bag/purse...
My current handbag, a Michael Kors jet set travel tote. I bought this handbag about six months ago, and I am totally in love with it <3

(from left to right, top to bottom)
a pack of chewing gum, a container of sweetener, my Ralph Lauren makeup bag, a Ted Baker body spray, a Cath Kidston umbrella, two pens and a notebook, a M&S shopping bag, a pair of gloves, a coin purse to carry my headphones (bought on Etsy - available here), a bottle of water, my Michael Kors sunglasses and sunglasses case and my purse/wallet (Calvin Klein). I also usually carry around my Filofax, but I accidentally left it in work over the weekend...

(again, left to right, top to bottom) - two hair ties and some bobby pins, a Crabtree & Evelyn handcream, a comb, a tube of Lucas' pawpaw ointment (the most useful product I own - good for chapped lips, burns, bits, cuts, spots, rashes, you name it), a bottle of hand sanitizer, a breath freshening spray, mascara, concealer, lip balm and a packet of tissues.

Hope you enjoyed this - I love looking at what people carry around!! What do you cary in your purse?


My Everyday Makeup

My everyday makeup routine is very straightforward. As I work in an office, I like to look professional but I don't want to spend a lot of time in the morning on my makeup (not when I could be sleeping for an extra few minutes!!)

My go-to essentials are:

(Left to right: Sephora 110 foundation brush, MAC Studio Moisture Cream, Max Factor Lasting Performance foundation in 105 Soft Beige, Benefit Porefessional, Soap & Glory Kick Ass Concealer, BEnefit Bad Gal eyeliner, Soap & Glory Arch de Triumph eyebrow pencil, MAC Shy Girl lipstick, Soap & Glory Thick and Fast mascara, Natural Collection clear mascara, Rimmel MAtch Perfection loose powder, Benefit Dandelion blush, Illamasqua kabuki brush).

Step 1: Prep
I start my face routine by applying MAC Studio Moisture Cream as soon as I get out of the shower, and let it sink in while I blow dry my hair. Then I apply Benefit Porefessional to my t-zone.

Step 2: Base Layer
I then apply Max Factor Lasting Performance foundation in 105 soft beige, using my Sephora foundation brush. I follow up with Soap & Glory's Kick Ass concealer. I absolutely love this concealer - it has two difference shades, one for dark circles and one for blemishes, and it gives amazing coverage.

Step 3: Powder
After applying my foundation, I apply Rimmel's Match Perfection loose powder with my (much loved, and filthy looking) Illamasqua kabuki brush, to give my foundation a more matte-looking appearance and to reduce any oiliness. I follow this up with Dandelion blush, which adds a subtle but pretty glow to my cheeks.

Step 4: Finishing Touches
Lastly, I apply Benefit's Bad Gal eyeliner to my waterline and two coats of Thick & Fast mascara to my upper lashes. I fill in my eyebrows with Soap & Glory Arch de Triumph brow pencil and use the Natural Collection's clear mascara to keep them in place. Finally, I apply a slick of MAC Shy Girl lipstick, which adds a beautiful, but natural looking, shine to my lips.

Voila, makeup done... and I bolt out the door!!