27/04/2014

Soap And Glory-Translucent BB Cream


Soap and Glory Translucent BB Cream

After reading a review over on Annie Writes Beauty I was intrigued by the Soap & Glory Translucent BB cream, after a quick tweet to Annie with confirmation that the product is indeed totally translucent a prompt purchase was made.

Well first thing's first ignore the BB in the title. This is a primer. Slightly disappointing as this did appeal to me as I haven't seen/heard of a translucent BB cream before. This product won't provide you with any coverage at all (something I would expect from a BB) this isn't tinted, it doesn't adapt to your skin tone- it's a primer.

So how does it perform as a primer? Well what can I say, it's love. This feels super light weight in texture, unlike some other products I have tried that add 'that glow' this doesn't feel heavy on the skin. The texture doesn't feel tacky, sticky or silconey like some other primers I have tried in the past. My skin feels…like it can breathe, I know this sounds ridiculous but does anyone else apply primer and feel like their skins coated in a film (maybe just me.) This doesn't prolong make up, or reduce oiliness. But for someone who suffers from dehydrated dull skin this really does give a boost. I feel like the overall finish after make up is a little brighter, slightly more dewy and radiant.

As with all Soap and Glory products this is scented, and after reading reviews on the Boots website it seems like quite a few people have suffered with breakouts after using this product. However if you have used S&G products before your skin should be fine. My skin is very sensitive and easily irritated, I haven't had any problems with this- all skin is different though.

It may be worth mentioning that this product also acts as a sun block, UVA/UVB SPF25. So this product will protect the skin to some extent (I still recommend a separate SPF for the summer time.) I like to apply this before a long run, especially if the weather is sunny as it does feel like it protects the skin. Soap and Glory also claim that this has skincare benefits, an in built serum. Although I can't say I've noticed the biggest difference in my skin, this does feel very hydrating, foundation doesn't cling to dry patches when I've applied this primer.

I see this product as the perfect transitional product, to transform those heavy matte bases into something with a slightly dewier finish. This works well applied under make up, and over make up. I also like to mix a little of this product into matte bases for a slightly more radiant finish.

Have you tried any Soap & Glory make up products? Are you a fan of a dewier base?
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16 comments

Miss Jaded Blogster said...

This sounds incredible! I always whine about how i can never find the right shade of BB cream for my fair skin and this pretty much solves that dilemma!
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Cluttered Closet said...

Glad to see a review of this product as I was eyeing it up the other day. Great post! I prefer somewhere in the middle with my finishes as I have combo skin so dewy can make it worse!

Kal x
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Rosie said...

I almost picked this up last week in Boots, so glad I didn't though if it's translucent. My skin doesn't usually tend to get on well with BB or CC creams, not sure why but every one I've tried seems to make me break out. Your skin looks amazing in that photo by the way.

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beautylovesbooks said...

I've never heard of a translucent BB cream before. sound interesting!

jasmincharlotte.com said...

I'm always on the hunt for BB creams. Seems a bit strange to call it BB if it doesn't actually provide any coverage! Will keep an eye out for it if I need a new primer :)

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Eden Simpson said...

wow your skin looks INCREDIBLE.
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Rinica Warner said...

Thanks for comment, it works really well as a primer it makes my skin look glowy, and better than it actually is! I have the same problem but darker skin haha! :) x

Rinica Warner said...

Thanks for comment oh yes I have combo skin at the minute though it's leaning more towards dry/dehydrated if it was more oily like I'd get in summer I'd avoided this haha I'm all about matte haha. x

Rinica Warner said...

Thanks for comment, yeah I don't really get it if I'm honest I don't really think they can call this a BB cream though as it provides zero coverage. Aww no that's not good! They're usually meant to have added skin care benefits too. Ooh thank you I've switched it's the make up :) x

Rinica Warner said...

Thanks for the comment, neither have I although I did think this would have colour adaptive properties but it's just a regular primer really, they should market it as a primer x

Rinica Warner said...

Thanks for the comment, Me too :) Especially when summer comes around. Yes I find it odd! I really do think this should be marked as a primer I did originally think it would adapt to my skin tone or something but nope nothing. x

Rinica Warner said...

Thanks for stopping by/comment, aww thank you it's been looking a little clearer a lately not sure what I'm doing differently haha x

Natasa T said...

Sounds like a great product...and i think we have the same bathroom tiles lol :)

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Rinica Warner said...

Haha were tile twins! Thanks for the comment, it's really good as a primer I just think they should drop the whole 'translucent BB' marketing! :) x

April Ronnecke said...

Yes my primers feel tacky and filmy. I hate them. I haven't found a good primer yet but yours sounds like something I would def try. Great review!

Rinica Warner said...

Thanks for comment, yeah it's horrible I can't wait to just wash my make up away but this one just has a different texture I've quite surprised myself by liking it (usually a matte girl all the way haha!) x

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