Tried & Tested: Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Lip Plumping Gloss

Wednesday, 4 January 2012


Soap & Glory are a brand that has some real winners in its skincare range. Their Hand Food hand cream has been a staple budget beauty buy for years, and The Righteous Body Butter regularly features in many bloggers favourites lists. They're also gaining ground with their make-up line and I decided to try out one of it's most talked about cosmetics, the Sexy Mother Pucker Lip Plumping Gloss. I tested Pink Apricot (a natural looking peachy pink) and Nude (a very sheer nude brown), swatches above. The colours are sheer, formula is super sticky but they do have a pleasant chocolate orange type scent. They retail for about £9 each but you can usually get them much cheaper in 3 for 2 offers/sales at Boots etc.

As the name suggests, this is a lip plumping gloss, which has a special formula to get those lips looking BIG. The exact 'science' that Soap & Glory use in their description of the product below,

"Extreme formula lip plumping gloss, with scientifically-proven plumping microspheres that explode in volume up to 10x when they come in contact with water. (They’re like tiny, dehydrated little sponges that expand when you apply them onto your lips). Soap & Glory have also formulated Sexy Mother™ Pucker with a rare circulation enhancing ingredient that gives your lips a little ‘electric’ buzz, to move more blood around the area, creating the swelling effect mentioned above."

So does it work? The verdict:

Not really! Well, I didn't notice much of a change, certainly not enough of a plumping effect to warrant it being shown in photos. However, I certainly got the 'electric buzzing' sensation which was AWFUL. I've tried plumping glosses in the past and can handle a mild tingling, but this was something else. The sensation lasted for nearly 15 minutes as well and immediately after it stopped, I quickly checked in the mirror to see if there was any extra fullness to my lips, and went and scrubbed it off! To add to the over the top sensation, the glosses are incredibly sticky and wouldn't come off with just water. For me personally, these are a definite miss.

Have you tried these? What did you think?
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  1. Just came across your blog - interesting post! Never heard of these but will check them out now. Have a little look at my blog if you like travel :-)

    H x

  2. the peachy-pink one looks really nice might be tempted seeing as Boots have 3 for 2 on S&G make up x

  3. I think Soap and Glory should stick to soap, not do makeup! The under eye circle concealer I tried was horrible, and these sound bad too. Thanks for the warning!

  4. I do quite like this, well the colour, it doesn't really plump that much, thankfully this can stay on my lips, other plumping glosses such as avons, burnt my lips. so much pain. This was fine.

  5. i hate the scent of these, it makes me heave... plus i think they really hurt :s

  6. That's quite disappointing especially since I adore the majority of their products! Was hesitating over these earlier but I'm glad I didn't pick them up.
    I did however, buy their Smoulder Kohl eyeliner which is amazing. It lives up to the waterproof claims as I've been wearing it for about six hours and it looks perfect still :)

  7. I have tried these once and HATED them, so sticky and feel really horrid! xx

  8. @English Exile - thanks, I will do :)

    @Beauty Balm - the peach is a really nice shade, would definitely recommend getting them in the sales if you want to try them x

    @Tracy - I agree!

    @Lucy - Ouch, sounds painful, thanks for letting me know about the Avon one x

    @MissMathful - Yeah I wasn't all that keen, I much prefer the scented Barry M lip gloss wands instead, those are yummy! x

    @Jessica - I was disappointed too, I love some of their other products but am a bit wary to try more from them, though the eyeliner sounds great! x

    @mldvs - snap! I think I'll stick to my Barry M ones xx


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