15 June 2016

Soap and Glory Eye Primer | Review


Soap and Glory Eye Primer | Review

Soap and Glory Eye Primer | Review

Soap and Glory Eye Primer | Review

I have been on the hunt for a drugstore eye primer for a while. I stumbled across this Soap and Glory It's About Primer eyeshadow base whilst browsing around my local Boots store. I've not heard anything about it within the blogging community but I thought its worth a try to see how it is. I am already a huge fan of Soap and Glory, including their skincare but I've only jut started to get into their cosmetic range (I've previously review the Thick and Fast Mascara which you can find here). 

It comes in 2 colours: Smokey is a nice light grey colour great for smoky eye looks like the name suggests. I chose the shade Bright Light as it looks like a simple cream colour that I hoped would brighten my eyes while keeping my eyeshadow in place. The packaging itself is pretty cute and simple, fitting in with the look of the whole range. It has a nice doe-foot applicator that makes it easy to apply to the eyelids without making a mess unlike the tubes which can become a bit of a nuisance for some people. 

The product itself is really light and quite creamy, making it easy to apply as it just glides over the eyelids nicely without leaving it sticky or greasy. It leaves quite a nice dry finish, which I found quite surprising but I actually liked it. What I didn't like however, was the lack of opaqueness. It didn't even out the skintone or neutralise the lid which I was expecting from an eye primer to give me a clean base for my eyeshadow. Instead if gave off a little shimmer, which I personally despise especially when going for  matte look. I would usually apply eye primer under the bottom lash waterline too but with the shimmer in this, it just looked odd and make my eye make-up look a little messy.

I feel like it did prolong my eye makeup but not drastically. Soap and Glory usually hit it on the nail with their products but I'm not exactly a massive fan of this one. Its not surprising that its dropped in price, going from £8 to now £4 at Boots. I guess if your looking for something cheap to stick on your lids with not much other expectations, you can really go wrong with a few pound. But for me personally, it lacked all the things I look for in an eye primer: opaqueness, matte finish and lasting power.


4 comments:

  1. I've never heard of this but I do seem to like Soap & Glory makeup products all in all so would have definitely given it a try! After reading this though I don't think I'll bother at all! Such a shame and hopefully you'll find something better!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Jordan | JordanCourtney

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    1. Yes the rest of their makeup is great! Its a shame this one product didn't work for me, it might for others however x

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  2. I've never seen this before! Such a shame it's shimmery. Would be a good base for a shimmery look, but too bad they don't do a matte one...

    Love, Charline | Charline Has a Blog

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    1. Hopefully they do come out with one, that would actually be great x

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