Thursday 26 November 2015

Soap & Glory 'Sexy Mother Pucker' - satin lipstick review & swatches

Hey beauties! Today, I'm going to talk about one of my most recent discoveries - the Sexy Mother Pucker satin lipsticks by Soap & Glory (£9, Boots). You may have heard about the XL Extreme Plump lip glosses released in the same range, as they have been incredibly popular and reviewed by many beauty bloggers. I decided to try out the satin lipsticks from the Sexy Mother Pucker line-up instead, which haven't been getting as much attention as the glosses. Soap & Glory promises a lot with this formula - enriched with shea butter, peptides and vitamin E, this lipstick is supposed to visibly smooth out and plump up your lips. It's available in five vibrant shades, which admittedly, isn't a huge selection. That being said, the existing shades are quite diverse and there should be something for everybody. I will be swatching two of those shades - Perfect Day - a casual red with pink undertones; and Mantrap - a vibrant-looking red.

The packaging is very modern and sleek, with a traditional, bullet-shaped lipstick. It definitely has that that fun, retro Soap & Glory vibe, which reminds me a little of The Balm and Benefit products. It looks a lot more expensive and high-end than it is, which is a huge plus!

The formula is very lightweight and comfortable to wear, but it didn't make my lips look any fuller. The lipstick feels very creamy and soft on the lips, and has a pleasant, sweet scent to it (which might be a downside if you prefer your makeup to be fragrance-free). The main thing I love about this lipstick is how buildable it is. You can easily apply just one thin layer for a casual look; or several to get a truly rich, vibrant colour. The satin finish strikes a good balance between matte and shiny - it gives a good amount of natural sheen without being too glossy. My only reservation is that it does feel quite drying on the lips, especially after a few hours of wear. I'm not sure whether this is due to the current time of year, when my lips are constantly dry because of the low temperatures. Either way, I was hoping that this lipstick would be more hydrating, especially considering the quality ingredients, such as shea butter and vitamin E. 

I was pleasantly surprised with how pigmented these lipsticks really are. Despite the limited shade range, the existing colours are very saturated and intense, and will compliment any skintone. 
(left) Perfect Day - a very casual, soft red with pink undertones; it actually looks quite nude when applied.
(right) Mantrap - a very juicy, vibrant red. 

Overall, I think that Sexy Mother Pucker is a decent, budget-friendly lipstick, which offers brilliant pigmentation and a smooth, satin finish. It's lightweight and long-lasting (about four to five hours of wear), but don't expect miracles in terms of making your lips look fuller. My only other reservation is that it does dry out the lips after a few hours of wear, so make sure you apply some lip balm first. Overall, I'd give this lipstick 6/10. It didn't wow me, but it's suitable for casual wear, and I'd be curious to try out more shades from the range.

Have you tried the Sexy Mother Pucker satin lipstick by Soap & Glory? What drugstore lipsticks would you recommend?


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