Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Resolution- #Fade Flaws. Soap and Glory Hocus Focus

I feel that I should put a little disclaimer here- I've been using this product for a while now, it's been tossed from bag to bag, here there and everywhere- so hence the reason it's looking a bit tatty.
But who wants to read a review of a product that hasn't been tested properly, huh? 
Rest assured when you read my musings, they're honest and thought up over a serious amount of product-testing time *Yay for products*

One of my #Resolution quests is for skin so flawless it doesn't need make-up (oh, how a girl can dream).
You see all those slebs on the red carpet positively glowing from within. That's okay when you have a facialist and a chef and can spend several hours a day at the gym.
But when you're a little person who stays up until the early hours partyin'/blogging/ *cough* watching sex and the city re-runs*, sometimes, you've just got to fake it.

Hence where this little baby comes in.

Hocus Focus Visual Flaw Softening Lotion, £13

I got this as part of a gift and at first I was a bit like 'woah, why would I want a product that gives me moon face?! Great!' 
But I was wrong. And, I think, still suffering a hangover from my oily-skin days.
Not that I would dare to slap this on without any base. Because although it says it's 'flaw softening', I wouldn't say it is. Maybe I just have bigger flaws that most?! Who knows!
But what I do know is under foundation, this gives a gorgeous 'from within' glow.
And that, for me, is the ultimate covet-able celeb look.

I'm not sure how well you can see it in these photos (damn you light! Damn you camera!) but the product has an iridescent sheen that get this- isn't glittery.
I don't know about you but my ultimate fear of a highlighting product is that I'll look as if a small child has made a sparkly collage on my face.
I think the drugstore highlighter market has gotten so much better of late.
But sometimes I look at products and think '...really? Why *Brand Who Shall Remain Nameless* do you think I would wear this?!'
So if you too have a secret 'highlighter looks a bit obvious' thing going on, you might want to try this...
And especially if you too have MFF (Moon-Face Fear. Which I believe it effects many more people than let on).

Personally I much prefer this to Bright Here Bright Now (also by Soap and Glory). I think that one is supposed to be used more by itself (is that right? Help me out here!) But personally I don't have much joy with it.
FYI, you can find both products here on the Soap and Glory website, which is a place made of rainbows and flowers I like to spend some of my cyber time in.

For a 'drugstore' brand, some of their products can be a little on the pricey side. Fortunately for you, when I fall in love (with products. And clothes.) I tend not to look before I leap- and therefore I have quite a huge S&G stash in my beauty arsenal.
So if you're thinking of making a purchase but would like a review first *from someone who has nothing better to do...seriously* then let me know in the comments below : )

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