30 January 2012

Soap and Glory Trick and Treatment Dark Circle Corrector: Review and Pictures



I took a quick look at the Soap and Glory makeup range here and promised I'd be back with my views on the products. Today I'm taking a look at Trick and Treatment Dark Circle Corrector, (€11.69).

Like Arch de Triumph and Marvelips, Trick and Treatment has actually been kicking about for a number of years but has been repackaged and incorporated into the new cosmetics line. 

The product contains a yellow pigment to neutralise dark circles, and also promises to attack the root of dark circles over time. Dark circles are genetic and they run in my family, so anything that promises to brighten and treat is guaranteed to pique my interest. 

While it looks like a flat beige colour in the tube, when sheered out the product is a goldish/yellow toned liquid that has a subtle metallic sheen/shimmer to it - the effect of the 'soft-focusing spheres' that are intended to minimise fine lines. The formula is interesting - it feels like any other liquid concealer product (a smidgeon thicker in consistency than, for example, YSL's touche eclat), but once dotted on and blended my skin sorts of drinks it up, like it's a much thinner formulation. I like this effect,  it means that the product doesn't sit on the surface, doesn't settle into any wrinkles and never looks cakey. 



I'm not sure the colour would work on very pale skin, but mine is fairly sallow and the product suits me. It wouldn't replace my regular undereye concealer - it's more of a brightening corrector and I find it works best as an additional step in my morning routine. Used this way it does help to minimise my dark circles. It reminds me a bit of the Smashbox Photo Op Under Eye Brightener but represents better value for money as it's a bit cheaper and you get a lot more in the tube. 

I don't think this is necessarily an everyday essential, but it's a nice product to have on hand for when you need a little extra help faking a full 8 hours. 

You can pick up Trick and Treatment from your local Boots, priced at €11.69.

24 comments:

Kirstie Stuart said...

I've been wondering about this stuff for a few weeks so thank you for doing this post. I'm going to pop into Boots through the week and pick myself up some. I have the worlds worst dark circles.
Kirstie x
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Adele said...

~I'm allergic to most concealers, so have to be really careful when choosing products. Great review!
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fluff and fripperies said...

@Kirstie, glad it helped, let me know how you get on!

@Adele, what products do you find suit you best? And thanks!

MakeupOverMind said...

Have been using this myself for a while but haven't reviewed it as I'm still not sure exactly what I think. As you say it's not a must have but nice to have when you have it all the same! :)

Anonymous said...

It does brighten quite a bit! Helpful review there :)

Sarah Lanagan said...

Snap! I wrote about S&G today too! Great review & honest opinions - I haven't tried this one out myself but am a fan of the Kick Ass concealer.

http://pretty-easy.tumblr.com/post/16757205866/introducing-soap-glory-cosmetics

fluff and fripperies said...

Cheers guys!

Alena: Oh, Its Just Perfect! said...

I am always looking for new products to cover up my circles! I think I might be a bit pale for it to work on my though.

fluff and fripperies said...

Maybe try before you buy Alena, if you can, as I'd say it depends both on your skintone and how dark your dark circles are! xo

Mandy said...

Can really see the diff in your pics!

Jenna Hughes said...

looks great! i love Smashbox too

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little t said...

This looks really nice.

What is your usual under-eye concealer?

fluff and fripperies said...

@little T, I have been using and loving the Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer kit (if you look to the bar on left you'll see a link to my review) but recently I have been trialling another Soap and Glory product, the Kick Ass concealer. I'll have my thoughts up on that soon! xo

Shari Ana said...

love this! have been looking for something a little stronger for the morning after a long, late night. love reading your reviews!
xx shari
http://shari-ana.blogspot.com

Ballet Pumps And Roses said...

Hi Emma

Not sure you had any dark circles to begin with - but I see what you mean by using it as an effective brightener.

Thanks for the great tip - will keep this in mind after a late night .

Joanne

http://www.balletpumpsandroses.com
x

DawnieP said...

This one has been in my collection for a long long time. I LOVE IT. Its cracking as a primer too!

dp
x

fluff and fripperies said...

Will have to try it ad a primer Dawn, cheers for the tip! xo

K said...

This looks like a great product!!! thanks for sharing, and for the great comment!
love K

Sisters Don't Share said...

I have this but haven't really used it on my eyes before. Will be from now on. Wonderful review! x

Cabootique said...

I like the subtle shimmer it adds.

Johanna said...

Nice review...I always like to know about this stuff before I go out and buy it!

little t said...

Oh I tried the Bobbi Brown one and loved it too- it works out pretty expensive when you get the corrector as well though, and it does seem to make a lot of difference!

Popcorn, Pugs & Peonies said...

I have seen Soap and Glory product in the store, but haven't tried any of them. I really liked your review.

*Erin

Hollie said...

Never tried the soap and glory makeup but really want to try this corrector