May 25, 2012

Soap & Glory Kick Ass Concealer Review and Swatches

Can your concealer kick ass? My new Soap & Glory Kick Ass Concealer says it can…I can hope. Perhaps it can take out a zombie horde and live to tell the tale?

Mmm maybe…we’ll see.

I picked up Soap & Glory Kick Ass Concealer from the UK recently. Sadly, the Soap & Glory Makeup Collection hasn’t yet reached the US market but I have hopes for it to pop up at Sephora perhaps later this Summer or for Fall 2012.

Soap & Glory has always had beauty bits and bobs available but I was delighted when they started taking it seriously and introduced lip balms and eyeshadows, etc….it’s a quirky, whimsical brand that I have a deep love/hate relationship with. So yeah, I’m up for trying anything new they choose to create.

Soap & Glory Kick Ass Concealer is available in a Light and Medium shade selection and is a three piece camouflage style concealer. This is kinda in the vein of Laura Mercier or Bobbi Brown concealer system in the fact that it contains a concealer and powder all in one compact.

The packaging is lovely and a pain in the neck all in one. It’s a circle compact that features two compartments as well as a mirror. The upper compartment has a brightening/setting powder and the lower has two concealers one for your face and one for your eyes. My issue with the packaging is the compacts aren’t separated so you aren’t clicking from one to the other, there is simply a small bit of plastic separating the two pieces. This is an all in one unit so I thought it was tricky to get to the other compartment since it had a tendency to stick in the lid and I had to wedge a small paperclip to grab at it.

The powder is a pressed formula and includes a small sponge for applicator. The sponge will be good on your face but under your eyes you’ll want to use a bushy brush. The powder is translucent but it does brighten up the eye area nicely and sets the concealer for a flawless finish.

I didn’t technically use the concealer on my face (I never use concealer on my face) but I did use both shades under my eyes. One is meant for your face and the other eyes and the formulas different slightly for each area. Both are highly emollient, moisturizing formulas that blend nicely and easily even on drier areas or eyes. The face concealer is a little thicker in consistency than the eye one but either one should prove fine under eyes in my opinion. I thought the formula would work for sheer to medium coverage. It did well under my eyes with dark circles, fine lines, etc…the formula might be a little too emollient in some cases and has a grease-like paint feel to it so go lightly and build slowly to avoid creasing and caking under eyes. The wear time proves well and held out through the day when set with powder.

Overall, I thought it wasn’t bad at all. I wouldn’t say it was a dupe for either Bobbi or Laura’s version but it is a fairly inexpensive concealer duo that has a decent formula that performs very well. It MIGHT be a little too rich for someone with oily skin or the eye/lid area but if you’re drier, I think you’ll appreciate the more moisturizing, thicker, creamy formula.

I paid £10 and I have hopes it’ll come to the US and be around $10 but with Soap & Glory at Sephora now I imagine you’ll be looking at $20 and in that case, I’d say, indulge in Bobbi or Laura’s version instead!

Hopefully it reaches the US soon with a decent price!

If you’re in England and tried it, I’d love to hear your thoughts.

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • stef

    Must be nice to never have to conceal anything on your face! lucky 🙁

    • the Muse

      hey stef! BB cream girl, it’s a life saver for perfecting skin ;-D no need for concealer…I don’t like the feel of concealer on my face :-/ BB Cream evens out my dull skin, dark spots, etc…;-D

      • JoAnn

        Muse – what BB cream do you use? I’ve tried several and none cover my dark spots well.

        • the Muse

          hi joann I actually rotate several different ones. I’ve reviewed quite a few of my favorites you can find them under the archive header BB Creams

          • Joann

            Thanks! I have wanted to try them but there are so many, idk where to start. I’ve seen a few of your reviews. I’ll check them again.

          • the Muse

            my pleasure. I’ve reviewed a TON of their products…! ;-D

  • batul fazal

    this is my current to go concealer! love using it, though it creases sometime..i hope it comes to UAE as well or have people coming form UK all the time heheh

  • Shelly

    Can you tell me your opinion on the BEST BB cream? Preferably affordable too 😉

  • MandyB

    I finally broke my Soap & Glory virginity by picking up some face wipes for an upcoming trip. It might prove to be a slippery slope Muse, once I like something from a brand I feel the need to try everything and you always have such positive reviews!

  • Therese

    Hey Muse,

    Why the love/hate for S&G? I do like them although like you, we only have a limited selection here in Australia and it’s $$$ compared to UK prices. Luckily I’ve found an awesome seller on eBay ; )


    • the Muse

      hi therese. I love some of their products but others are terribly gimmicky sometimes 🙂