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Soap & Glory One Heck Of A Blot Primer Review

11:45Alice Grace

soap & glory one heck of a blot primer review

As promised in my September Favourites, I just had to dedicate a full review to the Soap & Glory One Heck Of A Blot Primer, as it's just bowled me over. Mattifying, pore-perfecting primers are usually a no-go, for me. Having dry skin, I prefer radiance-boosting formulas that add an extra layer of hydration, if I bother to use one at all. But, after purchasing this primer on a whim, I've fallen in love and can no longer imagine being without it in my makeup bag.

Previously, I've been put off silicone-based primers as they tend to feel quite artificial and suffocating. What makes Soap & Glory's creation stand out from the rest I've tried, is that it's more hydrating and doesn't feel like it's clogging the skin, despite managing to minimize the appearance of pores so well. Of course, it still gives a velvety, smooth finish, but it doesn't leave behind a thick, stifling layer of gunk on the surface. Some formulas start to peel off and ball up as you rub them in, but this silky, creamy gel just smooths on and doesn't affect any skincare applied underneath it.

Instantly after application, the skin-tone is evened out, pores are reduced and the complexion is given a satin finish that doesn't look at all dry or powdery. Instead of taking away too much shine so that the complexion ends up looking dull, it keeps the skin looking radiant and healthy, thanks to a dose of vitamin E. Creating a blurring effect, skin is given an airbrushed look, whether used alone or before foundation. Even though I've never had an issue with obvious, open pores, this primer honestly makes my skin look like rubber. In a good way.

Other, similar primers maybe help to keep my makeup looking better for an extra hour or two, but this is the first which has kept my base looking flawless all day. No touch-ups necessary. Whenever I'm heading out for a busy day and need to ensure my makeup is looking perfect without worry, I can rely on this primer to have my back. Using mattifying spheres (trust Soap & Glory to conjure up yet more weird and wonderful technology) to absorb any oils, this primer helps to control shine for twelve hours and it really does the job. Even when I apply a dewy foundation or tinted moisturiser over the top and don't powder, there's no greasy-looking shine, no fading and no patchiness to correct after a few hours. Normally, I start to notice my base fading around my nose, chin and forehead by the end of the day but, like glue, the One Heck Of A Blot Primer keeps everything firmly in place, until I wash it all off.

Soap & Glory never let me down with their makeup, skincare or body products and this primer is another, successful addition to their line. At £10 for 30ml, this is a total steal and well worth a purchase, if you're looking for a primer that can really deliver long-lasting, pore-perfecting results. Along with this primer and their original One Heck Of A Blot Powder, which I'm also obsessed with, they've also recently released the One Heck Of A Blot Foundation, which I'll inevitably try soon enough. 


Have you tried this new release from Soap & Glory yet?

AGB X


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29 comments

  1. Sounds like such an amazing product. I've had my eye on Soap & Glory for a long time but have never actually tried something from them. I normally don't use primer, but I think I'd give this a shot, no questions asked!

    Have a great day, Alice!

    May | THE MAYDEN | Bloglovin'

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    1. I love absolutely everything I've tried from the brand, so they're definitely one to try! I hope you love it as much as I do, if you pick it up! Thanks, you too! :) x

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  2. I've seen so much about this primer recently and not heard a bad word about it. I love the powder from this range (I've never felt a powder so soft) so I can't wait to give this a try. I'd love to hear your opinion on the foundation if you try it! X

    Megan | http://www.meganjean.co.uk

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    1. Me too - the powder is a total staple for carrying in my handbag, which is what made me try this primer and I'm so glad I did! I'm sure I'll be trying the foundation soon, so keep a look-out :) x

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  3. we don't have that here but i'm visiting the UK soon so i'm definitely going to check out their stuff!

    danielle | avec danielle

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    1. Ooooo, exciting! Well this primer is amazing and I also love their Sexy Mother Pucker Gloss Sticks and the Solar Powder Bronzer, from their makeup range :) x

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  4. I bought both, the primer and the foundation, I haven't tested the primer properly but really liked the feel of it. The foundation didn't impressed me though, it accentuated any dry patches I had. x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

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    1. What a shame! I was going to pick it up and give it a try, but maybe I'll think again! thanks for the heads up! x

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  5. This stuff looks awesome! I wish we had more Soap and Glory products in the US!

    www.miss-singh.blogspot.com

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    1. It's so annoying that brands don't release everything in every country, isn't it? There's so many brands in the US that I wish were more available here! x

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  6. I've heard a lot about Soap & Glory, although this is my first time hearing about this product! I usually just use Smashbox's Photo Finish primer, but outside of that I don't have a lot of experience with primers. It sounds amazing though, and I'll definitely have to get my hands on it! Great post :) xx

    http://mybeautycloud.com

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    1. It's quite a new release still, I think :) I didn't like that Smashbox primer as I found it felt quite heavy and suffocating on the skin, so this is a lighter, more hydrating version. It's cheaper, too! Thanks so much :) x

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  7. So happy to hear that you loved this because I think we have similar skin types. I also hate silicone primers so this one sounds perfect x

    Beauty with charm

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    1. It has definitely converted me to liking them, when I couldn't stand the feeling of them before, so it's worth a try :) x

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  8. Well this is a glowing review and a half! I am definitely keen to try it now.

    Dannie x

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  9. I know haha! I was definitely excited when I wrote this post, as I was so impressed by it! x

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  10. That seems amazing and so good at only £10! I think i'm going to have to give it a go! x

    www.thebeautybaker.co.uk

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    1. It's such a bargain and definitely performs better than some of the more premium primers in my collection! x

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  11. Eeek this sounds amazing!! I love the powder so I thought I might like this! Anything that can make make up last all day is a winner in my book xx

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    1. Exactly, I love it when I don't need to keep checking in the mirror or touch-up all day! x

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  12. I would love to try S&G products! This one looks very impressive & their products are so affordable. Great review!

    http://www.rakhshanda-chamberofbeauty.com/

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    1. Well if you ever do get the chance, I definitely recommend this primer! Their Gloss Sticks are also amazing and their range of powders is pretty good, too! x

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  13. I want to try this primer and other Soap & Glory stuff so badly, but it's not available in both countries where I live :(

    www.randomstein.com

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  14. What a shame, that's always so disappointing! Fingers crossed it will become available for you, or you are able to pick it up on a trip away sometime! x

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  15. I've just bought this in the past week and I'm obsessed with it! It's the first drug store product i've bought in YEARS and it's made me want to try more! It's better than SO many of my high end primers like NARS.

    Courtney | blushandblend.blogspot.com x

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    1. I really rate Soap & Glory makeup, they're one of my favourite, more affordable brands! x

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  16. I love the sound of this, I was really underwhelmed by the One Heck Of A Blot powder but this sounds really promising :)

    Jess xo | The Indigo Hours

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    1. Oh really? I love both the powder and primer! I know a lot of other people raved about the primer, too, so hopefully you'll like it if you give it a try :) x

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  17. I love silicone based primers but also need the extra hydration, this primer sounds like everything I need in a primer, I defo need to buy it and try it out

    Ronnie
    www.veronicabizzarri.com
    xx

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