Soap & Glory is one of those brands that I love with a fiery passion. There’s something about literally everything they bring out that gets me all hot under the collar, a bit like a black labrador on a warm summer’s day. I must say I tend to dabble in their skin and body care more than their makeup but I was sent their Sexy Mother Pucker to review in the shade Riot*. My first ever S&G product many moons ago was actually one of these cheekily named lip glosses but I had no idea they’d brought them out in the lacquer editions – I must have slept through the memo.
Anyway, Riot is a proper, wham-bam-thank-you-mam kind of red. The kind of blue-toned red that makes teeth look a little whiter and makes you feel awfully glam even when you’re in a hoody covered in cat hair. Personally, unless the mood takes me, I’m usually not a gloss kind of gal. The finish of this is SUPER glossy, my lips looked like Britney Spears’ bum cheeks in her catsuit, which I can only assume is a good thing. Colour pay off is insane, it’s opaque and by far the most pigmented lipgloss I own. The texture is quite sticky but show me any opaque and glossy liquid lipstick that isn’t and I’ll eat my hat. Scent-wise, it’s classic S&G so if you like chocolate (never trust anyone who says they don’t like chocolate. Or potatoes) you’ll be all over this like a limpet on a rock.
Sexy Mother Pucker’s application method is with a standard doe foot applicator however, as you can probably see from the photo, it’s not tapered which some of you more cack-handed beauty lovers may find somewhat awkward to use. I found the best way to apply this was to use the applicator to cover the bulk of my lips and finish off the edges with a small brush, but this is what I tend to do with any bold lipstick. In my photos, I have applied merely ONE coat, and I think you’ll agree, friends, that is all you need. I’m always a bit wary of such colours as there’s nowhere to hide, plus my mouth is weirdly small for my already pea-sized head. I don’t know how much this lipgloss made my mouth look less deformed, and I didn’t even use any lip liner to cheat.
To really put Sexy Mother Pucker under crippling pressure, I guzzled down a bottle of water, and judging by the amount of transfer, I expected to have nothing left on my lips but lo and behold, it still looked as good as it did on application – I don’t know how they do it but I am impressed. A couple of hours later I ate dinner and the lipgloss and this is what did the most damage. It had definitely worn away by this point but it hadn’t disappeared completely. Instead it had left a nice sheer colour on my lips without any tacky outline. It looked and felt like a tinted lip balm and my lips felt moist and juicy well into the bedtime.
To be honest I didn’t think this would be for me but I was pleasantly surprised, and I like what it did to my face. The colour seems to work nicely with my skin tone and the finish is undoubtedly glamorous – perfect for pulling your face together when you haven’t bothered with much other makeup. If you’re not into lipglosses you might find Sexy Mother Pucker lip lacquers a bit of a handful but otherwise these are amazing in terms of pigmentation, opacity and gloss factor.
Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Lip Lacquer in Riot is available for £7 at Boots.