15 February 2012

Soap and Glory Kick Ass Concealer: Review, Pictures and Comparison with Bobbi Brown's Creamy Concealer and Corrector.



It tells you a little something about  this product that, since the day I received it, I haven't so much as picked up my beloved Bobbi Brown Corrector and Creamy Concealer. Instead, I've been reaching for this on a near daily basis, and I find it so effective and convenient that I can see myself repurchasing this hard-working little set over and over and over again. 

In all ways but one I think this Soap and Glory kit performs just as well, if not better, than the Bobbi Brown products. It scores big on packaging, housing a powder, two shades of concealer and a decent sized mirror in a sturdy, funky looking little pot. The concealers are intended to be layered, with the salmony pink one brightening the under-eye area and neutralising dark circles. The more yellow toned product is layered over the top under the eye, or used alone on blemishes. The final step is the setting powder, which keeps everything in place for longer. 

Bobbi's kit includes one concealer shade plus a powder, with the pinkish toned corrector purchased separately. Consequently I'm always forgetting about it and haven't hit pan, when my other Bobbi Brown products are almost gone. 



Consistency-wise, Soap and Glory just pips Bobbi Brown to the post. Both concealers are fairly evenly matched: wonderfully creamy, they provide great coverage without being at all drying. But I prefer the salmon shade of concealer in the Soap and Glory set to Bobbi's corrector, which feels, in comparison, just ever-so-slightly on the greasy side. 

Price-wise, this is where Soap and Glory kicks some serious ass. Their kit is priced at 14.23, compared with the staggering 50 I paid for my Bobbi Brown products. Yes, you read that right. You could buy THREE Soap and Glory sets for the price of the Bobbi Brown equivalents, and still have change for a lip balm. 

So where does Soap and Glory fall down? Shade choice. Bobbi has 12 shades of corrector and 14 shades of concealer and powder to offer; the Soap and Glory sets are only available in light or medium. And that's confusing, too - my skin tone is medium, yet the lightest S&G set is perfect for me, and compares the closest to the Bobbi Brown shades I was matched to. 

Weighing everything up, though? Then hell yeah, this is SERIOUSLY kick ass concealer. It's marched straight to the top of my favourites list, and I can't see it moving from the top spot anytime soon.

22 comments:

Karen said...

Oh I think you have me sold on this E, I've been toying with the BB concealer for ages now but wasn't sure if it'd be too thick for me, this is a way I can try something of the same consistency for a fraction of the price, fanks E!

Adele said...

Wow! This is high praise!!!!
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Girlwiththeskew-earring said...

Hi Ho, Hi Ho, Its off to Boots I go...

MakeupOverMind said...

I'm kind of medium tone as well and I wish I'd picked up the light one when I was there. Still enjoying it; but think I'd get more out of the light one.

Lisa said...

It's really impressive isn't it. I just wish there was a full size of the Salmon/Peach colour xx

Claire Bradley said...

Oh that sounds very promising. I have a crappy rimmel concealer at the moment.

Sarah Lanagan said...

Yay, I'm glad you like it too! I love this concealer and was waiting to see what you thought :) It really has a great consistency and performs just as well as high end ones!

Ballet Pumps And Roses said...

I've used this - it's great - gets rid of those dark circles. (like the ones I have today !)

Joanne

http://www.balletpumpsandroses.com

xx

Emma said...

You've just sold me on it! I'm currently using the singular Bobbi Brown creamy concealer (the sales assistant tried to get me to buy the duo but my own powder works perfectly). I don't tihnk it's too pricey at €23, but if I can get something just as good for €14 then that works for me!

Thanks for the review!

Emma x

fluff and fripperies said...

Really glad you guys found the post useful - it's a fab product, let me know how you get on if you pick it up xo

rolala said...

Works better than Bobbi Brown and is only 1/3 of the price. Consider me intrigued.

Popcorn, Pugs & Peonies said...

I am going to look for this in the store! Love the review.

*Erin

Cabootique said...

I love your review posts. I'm so bad with properly applying and using makeup, so they're always so helpful!

Laura said...

Looks fab and great value!

Laura xo

Actionmags said...

SOLD to the tired looking woma who looks like she has a black eye... I was actually looking to get this when the products were in three for two but there was hardly any stock on the shelves... Goes to show that soap and glory is a brand close to a lot of peoples hearts

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

I've heard so much about this concealer. I think it's about time I buy some!

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

I've heard so much about this concealer. I think it's about time I buy some!

Sisters Don't Share said...

Ahhh I'm just now waking up to the fact that S&G do make-up, and I'm loving it! Got their mascara free in Elle and it's great....might just be using the £2 off voucher in ELLE for this too!

Great review as usual! x

Emmy said...

Great review... too bad we don't have that brand here in Canada:( Good to know though:)

Sunshine Rose said...

Wow this sounds great! I've only very recently bought the Bobbi Brown Duo, but as soon as it's finished I'm going to give this a whirl. Great post:)

Two Fashion Geeks said...

I just got sold on this. Excellent review! I was going to try out the Bobbi Brown, but the pricing is eh. Now I'll have to check this out, definitely.

Esme said...

I agree. I got the medium and it was perfect. 2 weeks after getting back from holiday. Now in the winter it's really orangey, but I'm normally medium skin toned :/ I think they could have just used the same shades as they have in their foundation :/