The Soap and Glory Kick Ass Instant Retouch Pressed Powder £12 is a product I’ve not seen featured on any blogs before, but I decided to purchase it as my ‘free’ item as part of a three for two offer they were running across their makeup range. I really didn’t need another powder, but I was instantly intrigued by this one as it has quite a strong yellow tone which I’ve not seen in a drugstore powder before and I’ve always been impressed by the Soap and Glory makeup line.
Even though the Pressed Powder is very yellow in tone, it claims to be completely translucent and almost weightless, and it costs £13 and contains 7 grams of product.
The Soap and Glory Kick Ass Instant Retouch Pressed Powder packaging is nice and sleek, with the powder being housed within a sturdy black plastic compact with a sizeable mirror within the lid.
I much prefer the plastic packaging Soap and Glory are favouring for their powders recently than the older cardboard packaging which would get tatty and tired quite quickly, and they’re now a lot more travel friendly. The compact doesn’t contain a sponge or puff which doesn’t bother me, but you would need to carry around a brush with you if you were going to pop this in your makeup bag.
Soap and Glory always use made up words to describe the ‘technology’ within their products and the Kick Ass Instant Retouch Pressed Powder is no different. It supposedly contains Superblur technology and Camoflawge 3DTM which is designed to instantly perfect the skin to leave it looking smooth, velvety soft and retouched.
The yellow tone in the compact doesn’t translate onto the skin, so it wouldn’t work in the same way that the Ben Nye Banana Luxury Loose Powder would work as that can colour correct the skin. I don’t notice any colour correcting when using this powder, but I do definitely notice a blurring effect to my skin which I really didn’t expect to see. When I apply this powder, my skin looks visibly smoother and my pores are minimised.
The only downside to this powder for me is a minor one, but it’s very powdery and dusty so it creates a lot of mess when you dip your brush into it. I also find that it’s very drying on my already dry skin so I always have to use a makeup setting mist after applying it which helps to reduce any dryness.
If you have oily skin, I think this powder would be so perfect for you as it’s definitely mattifying and it helps to keep my makeup in place all day long. Soap and Glory really do know how to make amazing powders as their One Heck Of A Blot Powder is one of my absolute favourites, and now the Soap and Glory Kick Ass Instant Retouch Pressed Powder has joined it; it’s well worth a try if you’re in the market for a new face powder.