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.
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