I love the soap and glory range, so I was excited to try their makeup when it first came out (or at least when I started noticing it!) Some of it has been very hit and miss, I have found, but Glow All Out is not one of those items. It retails at eleven pounds (Dooyoo doesn't seem to like pound signs atm, apologies) though it is often on 3 for 2 at Boots. It comes in a cardboard box with the usual retro style packaging which opens to reveal a sturdy cardboard and plastic pallet with a mirror imbedded into the lid and a pale pink powder in the base with the words SOAP AND GLORY raised on the powder surface. The instructions advise to ?Sweep a brush lightly across the powder surface, then dust lightly onto your face, neck and shoulders'. Now, I can't say I've ever put it on my neck or shoulders, but I use this almost daily over the top of foundation, powder and blush as a highlighter. I brush a gentle smattering over my face (mostly my nose and forehead) with a heavier amount at the top of my cheekbones above my blusher to add highlights and shimmers. I find it gives a lovely ?fresh' appearance and brightens up your skin. The pallet doesn't come with a brush, which isn't a problem for me but would have been nice! In conclusion, one of the better products from the Soap and Glory makeup range I have tried.
I will admit I'm a big fan of Soap and Glory toiletries but am sometimes less impressed with their cosmetics. However, I love the toiletries so much that I often find myself trying their make up too, even if not all results have been great. Glow all out is on of their few make up products that to me meets the high standards I expect from the company.
Glow all Out comes in a nicely styled outer box and when you open it the actual product is in a handy compact which is made of thick cardboard (it looks better than that makes it sound!) IT has the typical black and white photo on the front and Glow All Out emblazoned across it. It flips open to reveal the product with a mirror in the lid. There is a strong magnet which keeps the compact closed. Whilst I do like the look of it I do think the packaging could be a little better, I use this a lot and often have it chucked in my bag and it ends up getting a bit bashed. As it is made of cardboard it means the join between the lid and the base is not very strong and on the two I have had the lid has broken off both of them.
Glow all Out works basically as a powered highlighter. It gives definition to cheek bones andcan be sued to highlight any other areas of your face you may want. The colour is quite light so it's not like a heavily coloured blush, it just gives a nice sheen and definition. I was particularly attracted to this as I already have rosy cheeks. Because of this I don't need to use blusher but sometimes I feel I would like to highlight my check bones. The product can be used all over if you wish to give you a slightly dewy look, but personally I think it just makes my face look a bit glittery and strange so I use it just for highlighting.
How to Use:
I tend to use a blusher style brush, simply sweep across the compact and apply to the apples of my cheeks. As I don't use blusher it just gives a really nice, fresh, dewy look. I tend to smile as I put it on to make my cheeks prominent but that may just be me! I have a really natural looking glow when I use this, but I do use it quite sparingly so that I don't look over made up. It stays on all day and into the night but comes off easily with regular cleanser or wipes.
I really love this product. As I say I use it sparingly to give me a natural dewy look. It's particularly good in the summer when you want the effortless looking but blooming time consuming fresh faced look. It's great value for money too at £11. I've had my current one for about 5 months and there is still lots left. Be careful not to overload your brush though or you will go from dewy to scary/shiny in one quick step!
I love both make up and Soap & Glory so it's fair to say that some make up from Soap & Glory would make a great gift for me. So I was very happy to unwrap Glow All Out by Soap & Glory.
What does the product do?
The product is described as being a luminizing Radiance Face Powder which highlights the cheekbones and brightens the complexion. It contains Lumisphere Pigment Pearls with a power shimmer finish to make your skin look radiant and awakened.
How do you use the product?
The product can be applied onto bare skin or on top of make up as a finishing touch. I tend to use it on top of my make and sweep my fingers across the compact and smooth the powder straight onto my cheekbones using the product as a highlighter. In addition, you can sweep a blusher brush across the compact and then lightly sweep the product all over the face for an all over radiant complexion.
Packaging and Price
The product comes contained within a white compact which has a retro black and white photograph of a lady on the front. The compact flips open and there is a mirror in the lid which allows you to apply the product on the go. The pink powder is stored in the compact and has the brand name pressed into the product. The packaging is sturdy and protects the powder inside really well. The product will cost you around £11 and it can be bought from Boots and also from a range of online websites.
Application and Performance
The product is very pink in the compact and it looks like a blusher. It is packed tightly in the compact but it is quite soft so when you rub your fingers over the powder, it comes off easily. I apply it on top of my foundation, by rubbing my fingers across the compact and then smooth my fingers over my cheekbones. The colour applies to the skin easily and quickly, leaving behind it a subtle pinkness but more of a shimmering highlight that catches the light. It looks pretty and helps to accentuate my cheekbones and does brighten my complexion. The product has quite a shimmery finish and while it's not sparkly, it is a bit over the top for day wear so I would wear it on an evening out instead.
As for wearing the product all over the face, this doesn't make sense to me. It's too shimmery and pink to go all over the complexion and for someone with oily skin who blushes easily, this wouldn't work at all. It doesn't make you look more radiant and brightens the skin, making it impossible for your skin to look dull. But I don't ever wear it all over the face. It does look pretty on the brow bone though as well as the cheekbones and it opens the eyes up a little bit. It is gentle on the skin and hasn't caused me to develop any irritations and it hasn't caused me to develop any blemishes. It has long lasting results and it stays on my cheeks for hours after application. It is easily removed using my usual make up remover.
All in all, this is a great highlighter for accentuating the cheek and brow bones. It is too shimmering in my opinion to be applied all over but as a targeted highlighter, it looks pretty. It has long lasting results and the compact will last for years. I quite like this product but only when used as a highlighter.
---------- Introduction ----------
So recently Boots had a 3 for 2 offer on Soap and Glory's products. So I jumped at the chance to try some of their cosmetics. One of the three products I bought was this 'Glow All Out'. Glow all out is a highlighter; well on the packaging it says it's a 'luminizing radiance face powder' - but same thing! I've never actually tried a highlighter before, so I was excited to see what it was like.
---------- Claims of Glow All Out ----------
According to the Soap and Glory website: 'Use it to lift up your cheekbones or dust lightly all over for a 'moonlit' look. Featuring LIGHTSCRAMBLETM lumisphere pigment pearls, an ultra-fine creamy powder shimmer finish and extended wear silicone technology' - Okay, so a lot of fancy words there that I don't really know the meaning of. But it basically means you can use it to just lift up your cheekbones or you can use it all over your face for a moonlit look.
---------- Packaging ----------
The powder comes in a rounded compact. On the front there is a cute picture of a 50's looking girl in black and white. I quite like the retro style packaging! On the back of the compact it tells you how to use the product. To be honest there isn't much information on the compact, however the compact also comes in a small box, however I threw that away when glow all out arrived, so I can't remember exactly what it was like but there might have been more information on the box.
When you open the flip lid, I was glad to see there was a mirror, and so that if you're on the go then it can be very useful. Raised out of the powder there is the words 'SOAP & GLORY', however when you start using the powder the words gradually brush away until you cannot see them anymore, but this does not bother me at all. Overall I love the packaging.
---------- Using the product ----------
Using this powder is simple, I use a small brush (one that is a bit smaller then a kabuki brush) and I lightly brush the powder over my cheekbones, and sometimes over my nose aswell. The powder comes onto my brush easily, and goes onto my face easily.
---------- Results ----------
I love the results this powder gives! It really makes my cheekbones glow, and it makes my cheeks and my nose look radiant. The powder is a bit shimmery, and so I don't brush it all over my face as I don't want to look like a vampire from twilight, however the shimmer is definitely not enough to put me off using it, as it is only a subtle shimmer.
When wearing this powder I have had a lot of compliments from my friends saying that my cheeks look really nice, and they have asked me what makeup I have been using! This really does make my skin look radiant, glowing and just makes my face look a whole lot brighter, I love it!
This highlighter doesn't stay on my face for the whole day, and so it does need a few touch ups halfway through my day (If i can be bothered!)
---------- Price and Availability ----------
I got this powder from Boots and it cost me £11. Some might think think is a little pricey, however I think it will last me a long time.