touch in SOL is a Korean brand that every one seems to be talking about, so obvs I had to get involved. I’ve seen countless reviews of the No Poreblem Primer so that was definitely on my wishlist but as I browsed through their range there were a couple of other items which caught my attention, so here’s a teeny tiny haul.
No Poreblem Primer | £15 | available here
The main product which I wanted to get my hands on was the much hyped about No Poreblem Primer. I’ve mentioned before that while my pores don’t really bother me, I have long searched for a primer which does actually make a difference and smooths out my skin. When I first used the primer, a lot of water came out with the primer and then again the next couple of times. It took a lot of shaking the bottle to stop that happening again, but it’s sorted now. I’m surprised how gel-like and thin this primer is, as no other pore filling primer I’ve used has been like this. It does a pretty good job of filling in my pores but I have to be honest, my Revolution Pro Pore Primer does a much better job (read about it in my recent The Best Primers For Every Skin Type post here). I like the No Poreblem Primer, but I’m not blown away by it.
Flawless Skin Top Coat in #2 Natural | £22.50 | available here
This claims to be a 4 in 1 product: Primer, BB Cream, Foundation and Powder. I felt like this was a huge gamble, not only because I hadn’t heard anyone mention it but also because of the abysmal shade range. There are only 2 shades available in this foundation and they’re both pretty light! There’s #1 Light and #2 Natural. So basically, light skin and lighter skin. I get that it’s a Korean brand so it caters to that market, but if you’re launching elsewhere in the world, maybe look at adding some more shades. Usually I’d go for the lighter one, but I saw some swatches online and thought Natural would be better, what with sunshine coming our way in the UK. It’s actually not too bad a shade match, although it does oxidise and go slightly orange! I have started adding some of the Revolution Pro Foundation Mixer Lightening (available here) which tones it down and gives a much better match.
Because this was a gamble, I had pretty low expectations but I chuffing love this foundation! I’d say it’s a medium coverage, satin-finish and you can still see some imperfections through it, but overall it makes my skin look so healthy and glowing. I find it lightweight and comfortable on the skin. It doesn’t control my oils very well, but when used with a mattifying primer it is absolutely fine all day. That being said, I don’t find it needs powdering and it doesn’t slip and slide off my face.
I love this foundation so much, that I am going to buy it in the lighter shade too ready for the winter months when I’m happy to be pale!
Metallist Liquid Foil & Glitter Shadow Duo in #3 Talia | £20 | available here
After my recent dabble with the Stila Magnificent Metals, I’ve been looking at other liquid metallic eyeshadows. I saw my social media buddy, Robyn post about the touch in SOL ones on her Instagram (if you’re not already, go follow her here right now!) and I placed an order immediately. This product is doubled ended ooh matron and has a liquid eyeshadow on one end and a glitter on t’other end. You can use them separately or together as shown in the swatches.
I find the liquid dries down quite quickly, so if you’re planning on applying to both eyes at the same time then blending out… don’t! You’ll struggle. Do one eye at a time and you’ll be fine. I’d also recommend dabbing a little glitter glue on before using the glitter just to have a safety net. I’ve found that pressing the glitter directly onto the eye using either the applicator in the tube or my finger works best – a brush gives too much fall out. It’s not your typical glitter, it’s more of a foiled leaf which can be smoothed out to a foil finish.
Since placing my order, I found that you can buy touch in SOL (and other brands) from MMCL Pro (check them out here) and bloggers can get a 25% discount on all products by using the code BBPRO25 at checkout. This is not an affiliate code, I just wanted to share it with you all because why pay full price when there’s a discount code?!
Have you tried anything from touch in SOL? If so, let me know what and your thoughts in the comments below. Thank you so much for reading…