Dotty for One Heck of a Blot


Hi everyone!! It’s Wednesday which means I have another fab product to review for you. And just like my February Favourites, this is a drugstore item, exclusively from Boots, and costs only £12. Yay! I don’t know what’s happened to me recently you know. I used to be such a makeup snob and would rarely sing the praises of anything which wasn’t high-end, but the last few months, I’ve been absolutely loving the budget beauties! Just goes to show, you can’t judge a book by its cover…or label.

Anyway, back to today’s review…Now, if like me you’re on the combination/oily skin side of things, then I encourage you to read on…

Soap & Glory One Heck of a Blot


As a combination girlie, I often find that my T-zone starts to get shiny as the day goes on. No matter what I do, whether it’s slapping on a good quality primer and a long-lasting foundation, or rocking the completely bare-faced look, Miss Shiny Forehead would make an appearance after about 3 hours. Give it another 2 hours and her sisters, Greasy Nose and Oily Chin would come out to play too. So what to do?? Before, I would just brush my Chanel Poudre Universelle Compact over my T-zone, after using a couple of Boots Skin Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets (these are lifesavers by the way), but I couldn’t help but feel that this was just exacerbating the problem by caking on more makeup.

Well, now I’ve found the perfect solution. One Heck of a Blot is perfect for just absorbing up any oil residue and leaving your makeup looking fresh and shine-free. The powder is completely translucent so it won’t have any effect on the look of your makeup. All it does is mattify everything and give your skin a velvety finish.

The packaging gets double points from me as well. Not only does it have the cute, vintage style as with every other Soap & Glory product, but it comes in a handy mirrored compact with a little sponge, making it perfect for on-the-go application. Now I just pop this in my handbag and if I notice a bit of shininess starting to appear, I dab a little on with the sponge. Just make sure to wash the sponge regularly like you would a normal makeup brush!

I still use my beloved Skin Clear Sheets, but this powder helps to mattify skin and truly banish Miss Shiny Forehead for good. And I can tell you, I’m definitely not going to miss her.

Have you tried any blotting powders? What do you think? Have I encouraged you to go out and try this one?

Thanks for reading,

Joanna xxxxx


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20 thoughts on “Dotty for One Heck of a Blot

  1. I was supposed to buy this the other day but picked up a different one but with similar packaging – I was in a rush :/. I like the one that I have but I am still going to get this one I think because you get the sponge which is perfect for on the go 🙂 great post! Xx

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      1. I have seen that as well and it also looks good! I am actually really loving S&G products at the moment 🙂 xx

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  2. I have never tried anything from Soap & Glory but would love too. I am currently using my Rimmel Stay Matte Powder that I really love. Excellent review! 🙂 xo

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    1. Thanks! I really recommend Soap & Glory. Everything I’ve used from them I love. I’ve heard good things about the Rimmel Matte too. Sounds like another good budget option. I’m trying to cut down spending so that may be another one on my list! Thanks for reading xxx

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  3. Nice review! I tried the Mac blotting powder and it was really good for a while. Then I just had it in my bag and forgot about it. I like to use oil absorbing sheets instead from clean and clear or boscia.

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  4. Great review (as always) huni… I’ve read such great things about this product lately – really must give it a go as I find my skin getting a bit oiler than usual for some weird reason *grrr* Xo

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      1. Sounds right up my street – really looking forward to trying it!!!! Thanks so much for sharing, always good getting others views on these things before investing 😀 XXX


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