Soap & Glory’s Mattifying Powder Is One Heck Of A Blot!

Soap & Glory One Heck of A Blot Super Translucent Mattifying Powder

If there’s one pressed powder that’s been talked to death by British beauty bloggers and beauty YouTubers, it’s Soap & Glory’s One Heck of A Blot. It’s so highly rated by ’em Brits that I knew I had to get my hands on one to see what the fuss was all about. Unfortunately, while we do get Soap & Glory here in Australia, our makeup range is extremely limited (lippies only? Really?!), I had to figure out a way to get this from the UK.

Thankfully, during last year’s fun beauty swap with Shamim, I was lucky enough to request for this very popular pressed powder.

So, is this really as good as those rave reviews made it out to be?

Soap & Glory One Heck of A Blot Super Translucent Mattifying Powder

As the name states, it’s a translucent mattifying powder. It’s a high-quality very finely-milled powder that feels buttery soft and smooth on the skin. Even though it’s a translucent powder, you have to be careful not to use too much of it on the skin because it can make you look a shade fairer than your skintone if you go overboard with this (I made a couple of unfortunate mistakes in the beginning doing just that). I like to use a big, fluffy face brush with this so that it picks up less product.

Soap & Glory One Heck of A Blot Super Translucent Mattifying Powder

I usually only use this on my T-zone, where my skin is the oiliest. I don’t use this on my cheeks and chin, particularly my cheeks because I find it tad too mattifying. If this was around at least 10 years ago when I prefer matte skin over dewy skin, I’d have loved this to bits. But now as I’m in my mid 30s, I prefer a glowy complexion so I really hold back when I use this powder.

Soap & Glory One Heck of A Blot Super Translucent Mattifying Powder Swatch

All in all, it’s a good setting powder for your foundation. It’s great for those with oily to combination skin who wants a bit of powder on the skin but not too much that it looks unnaturally cakey and made up. A more local alternative to this powder would be L’Oreal’s Nude Magique BB Powder. It’s not so much a “coloured” mattifying powder like the One Heck of a Blot but the quality is just as fine if not more. But if you do get the chance to try out Soap & Glory makeup and you like a good setting powder, I’d recommend adding this to your shopping list.

Soap & Glory One Heck of A Blot Super Translucent Mattifying Powder

Soap & Glory’s One Heck of A Blot Super Translucent Mattifying Powder retails at £12.00 at Boots pharmacies in the UK. Unfortunately, at this time, it’s not available in Australia but if you have a friend in the UK who can help you out, please bribe him/her with heaps of Tim Tams. 😛 As for my American friends, you can get it on Ulta and Amazon.

What I like about it: Large mirror in the packaging (always useful!), very finely milled translucent powder, great for mattifying my oily T-zone and keeping the oilies at bay.

What I do not like about it: It’s not available in Australia and Boots doesn’t deliver to Australia. Boo!

Have you tried this or any other makeup by Soap & Glory? What’s your favourite? I think their brow pencil and pen are the bees’ knees!

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  1. Katina Lindaa

    Oh damn I was going to say how on earth did you get your hands on this and then you said it was a swap hahaha! I wonder why Soap & Glory haven’t made their makeup products easy to get here in Australia? Doesn’t make much sense and it sucks because there’s seriously so much I want to try! x

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