Back in 2012, Soap & Glory Love at First Blush launched and I was quick to snap it up from the UK because 1. It was a Soap & Glory and 2. It was just so delightfully pretty! Love at First Blush is actually back from the past with new packaging (it used to come in a cardboard compact but it get upgraded to a plastic one) and along with it Peach Party joins the club.
It’s a funny thing as I was slightly burned from Love at First Blush but when I got Peach Party in my greedy, grubby little hands I was so excited I ended up overlooking the fact that I didn’t actually like Love at First Blush.
Happens sometimes when you’re a makeup addict. You’re quick to forgive and forget when presented with something shiny and new!
Soap & Glory Peach Party Blush Brick is like a Bobbi Brown Shimmerbrick on crack. Seriously, this is a true story. Soap & Glory presents it in a pretty black compact and a generously sized mirror inside. Where they go wrong in their marketing is when they call it a “blush” because it is not a blush in my opinion. It is however, a highlighter with a hint of tint.
It’s a very, very, very beautiful! I thought that Love at First Blush was gorgeous but Peach Party brings even more gorgeous. It’s a shimmer wheel presentation that has four different wedges of color in a shimmering gold, a russet bronze, a soft dusky pink, and a pinkish beige. Take away the wedge design and put them into strips and you’d basically have a Bobbi Brown Shimmerbrick but one with way more shimmer and sparkle.
It’s quite frosty and quite shimmery with a formula that clings to drier areas and will likely accentuate pores. You have to use a very, very, very light hand this with because it does have a disco ball finish (see my photo below? Total disco ball!). I, unfortunately, have a heavy hand which results in a big old shimmery hot mess. It does have some color but you have to kinda sorta direct your brush to the russet shade which produces the best color and gives that peachy tint to cheeks. However, in order to get color you have to build a good deal because with a lighter hand you’ll get sparkle but not color. It’s a double-edged sword which doesn’t really work in your favor as if you apply too little you get no color and too much, you end up looking like someone threw a sparkle bomb in your face.
Do I love it?
Is it a pain to use?
Do you need it?
Not really but if you like pretty highlighters or you’re just a lover of Bobbi’s Shimmerbricks this is a cheaper and more pigmented version of her formula!
Soap & Glory Peach Party Blush Brick is available now at Ulta and Ulta.com.