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Soap & Glory Eyes Box

Eyes Box is a lovely little makeup gift set from Soap & Glory, containing a generous six 'Lid Stuff' eyeshadow shades, along with a mascara and kohl eyeliner. I snapped this up for half price (£8) in the Boots post-Christmas sale - a pretty awesome deal considering the Thick & Fast mascara alone is worth more than that! 

The eyeshadow shades - Black Gold, Dandy Plum, Minky, Smokin', Wild Blue and Vanilla - are right up my street, minus the bright blue which, while pretty, is just not me. Still, there's a lovely selection of neutral shades included that can be used to create a brown-toned smokey look. My favourites are Minky - a gorgeous shimmery pale champagne/bronze and Dandy Plum, which is a deep berry toned brown shade. As far as pigmentation goes, these eyeshadows are okay. Not the absolute best I've tried, but for the price they're definitely good enough. The Thick & Fast mascara is one that I've tried before, and it's one I've enjoyed getting reacquainted with. The brush is huge and gives lashes tonnes of volume without being clumpy. My only issue is that given the size of the brush, it can be difficult to reach the roots and the smaller lashes on the inner corners of the eye, but as far as volume goes this one's a good 'un. The Smoulder Kohl eyeliner is fantastic. I don't currently own a kohl liner - I'm a liquid liner girl through and through - but this has opened my eyes a little. It's ridiculously pigmented and smudgy. Perfect for a dark smokey eye. The set also comes with a brush, which I've tried once and found it a bit too small and flimsy feeling, although I'm never impressed with the included brushes in sets like this. At least it's not a sponge-tipped one - shudder.

I have to keep reminding myself that this cost £8, which is pretty amazing value for money. If this set is still available in your local Boots sale then I would definitely recommend picking it up, although even at full price it's a nifty little set.


12 comments:

  1. This set looks ace. I’ve never bought any soap&glory makeup but there products look really good. I like the eye shadow colours you got :-) x

    Helen @
    http://helensfashionblog.blogspot.co.uk/

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  2. This looks like a nice set, it contains everything for a complete eye makeup look! I'd really like to try the Thick and Fast mascara particularly, I've heard it's really good! x

    Rachael | www.overdosedemaquillage.com ♥

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  3. Looove the plum shade! So gorgeous!

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    xxx

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  4. Looks like a lovely set although I haven't tried S&G eyeshadows. I love this mascara though - it's great!

    Mademoiselle-Lala.com

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  5. WOW I agree...I love those colors! You sure got a good deal. I hate it when those palettes come with brushes. They always seem to be a waste. At least yours came with mascara AND a kohl eyeliner! Kohl eyeliners are amazing, right?!

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  6. This looks like a lovely little set, I really like the look of some of the eyeshadow shades! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD

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  7. oooh, lucky you! this looks really pretty and i love the shade selection too.

    from Brigitte at // BreezeyBee Blog | BlogLovin'

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  8. Such good value! This would make such a lovely gift.

    P.xx
    GreyWalls

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  9. I've been so into S&G lately!

    Georgina at itotallypaused.com

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  10. It's too bad Soap and Glory makeup products aren't available where I live. They always sound quite lovely, especially for the price!
    xx
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

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  11. The thick and fast sounds so nice! http://berrie-blogs.blogspot.sg/ xx

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