The other day, I overheard someone telling her friend that putting on a bright lipstick is the beauty equivalent to throwing a rug over something – quick camouflage. She has a point. If there is one thing that can hide unplucked eyebrows, baggy eyes or not-so-glowy skin, it’s a slick of distracting lipstick. And the one that has impressed me lately is Soap & Glory’s new Sexy Mother Pucker lipstick range.
Putting the dodgy name aside, these are truly excellent lipsticks. The colour range is brilliant (24 in total, with a range of reds, pinks and nudes to suit all skintones) and they come in three lovely textures – matte, satin and shine – which allows for a very bold (matte), medium (satin) or subtle colour hit (shine). The lasting power is respectable, lasting for a good three to four hours before I needed to reapply, and the pigment is exceptionally strong, which is often not the case with high-street lipsticks. The same can be said for its texture which, in all three finishes, feels luxe, comfortable to apply and doesn’t dry out lips. I’m a big fan of the orangey-red matte shade, Fired Up, which is distractingly loud and sassy. The packaging is rather fun, too – colourful metal bullets that you can easily spot in your handbag.
Soap & Glory is a brand well worth looking at. They consistently deliver well-formulated, affordable beauty buys (the Sunshield Superfluid and Sugar Crush body scrub are also favourites) and can be found in your local Boots. These lipsticks are no exception and, at £9, they’re cheap, cheerful and highly recommended.