I’ve been in such a rut with my makeup recently; I don’t switch it up anymore and I’m just not inspired by anything in my collection. I’ve been having a declutter and I don’t really understand why I’ve spent so much on makeup over the past few years because recently my heart lies in talking about the theatre and skincare. Don’t get me wrong, I still enjoy makeup but nothing has blown me away recently. Until I discovered the Soap & Glory One Heck Of A Blot Mattifying Powder during a recent clear out (oh yes, did you know I’m sharing declutters at the moment – read my mascara declutter, and keep your eyes peeled each Sunday for the foreseeable future for a declutter post).
I’ve heard people rave about this setting powder for the longest time, and I love the Soap & Glory One Heck Of A Blot Primer (which has featured in the past), but when I loved my £4 Stay Matte from Rimmel as much as I did, £12 was a lot to spend on a translucent powder. At some point a clearly bit the bullet (who knows when) so when I finished up my latest Stay Matte, I jumped ship to this beauty from Soap & Glory.
Is it 3 times the product that Stay Matte is? Absolutely not. But it’s a wonderful powder. It’s finely milled, it doesn’t make your look too mattified, and it just looks natural. However, it doesn’t keep my face matte all day the same way that the Rimmel offering does. Around three hours after application, my face looks shiny (which obviously wasn’t a good look during the monster heatwave we experienced last week). I want something that is going to keep my face matte!
I’m not saying I won’t repurchase this, but I’ve still got another Stay Matte in my arsenal and I’m yet to try the Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder that I bought a while ago. Out of the two One Heck Of A Blot products I’ve tried, I’d definitely go back to the primer as opposed to the powder but if you’re not too oily then I think that the powder could be a good shout for you.