Review: Soap & Glory Cheekmate


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Soap & Glory Cheekmate Cheek and Lip Stain // £8

I recently did a huge order from Boots (3 for 2 was on, it would've been rude not to) and was planning to repurchase the Models Own Lip & Cheek Stain which I had managed to drop and smash everywhere, but when I noticed this Soap & Glory offering was only a couple of pounds more expensive I decided to give it a go instead. It comes in one shade, Rosy Glow, which is a lovely rosy (obvs) pink colour that's a great match for my pale skin.

Rather than being a liquid formula, like the Models Own one or Benefit's Benetint, Cheekmate is more of a gel which I find much easier to apply and to blend into the skin. I find it's best applied to my lips just with my fingers, and I apply a little dab on my cheek with my fingers then blend it out with the Real Techniques buffing brush. It looks like a very deep colour in the tube so I was a little bit worried it would be too dark for my skin, but when blended out it's barely noticeable on the cheeks - it just gives a nice, natural flush of colour. As someone who doesn't really like bright blushes, this is perfect. If you prefer brighter cheek colours, it would be really easy to build up more of the product to give a brighter finish. As you can see on my lips, I've applied it with a bit of a heavier hand and it gives a deeper, but still quite natural, pink colour.

As with most stains/tints, it does tend to stick to dry patches on the lips but as long as you make sure to quickly exfoliate/moisturise (I like to use the Pow Wow Lip Scrub from Lush) before putting it on then this isn't a problem. The description on the packaging claims that Cheekmate has special Blushboost technology to enhance circulation and help bring out the natural blush of your skin. I'm not entirely sure if this is true, but it does seem to give a very natural looking finish!

I've never tried any Soap & Glory cosmetics before, but I'm really impressed with Cheekmate so I think I will definitely be purchasing more from the range. What are your favourite products?

Gillian x


  1. Ooh this looks fab, I also love putting tints underneath my lippies/blusher's - makes them more long lasting! :-)

  2. nice and subtle! the concealer is good and the lipgloss. Worth waiting for a Boots 3 for 2 x

  3. I had my eye on this the other day, sounds lovely and looks so nice on your lips :) x

  4. I always walk by it but never pick it up. It looks beautiful of you, I might actually get it next time I'm in Boots! haha xx

  5. This is really pretty - I'm not a huge fan of Benetint, but maybe a more gel like formula could convert em to cheek stains :L

  6. This sounds lovely, and it looks gorgeous on you!

    I like how it's a gel formula rather than liquid, Benetint had dripped down my chin on more than one occasion! xo.

  7. I really want to try this out. I've tried the Soap & Glory Supercat eyeliner and it's great, so I'd like to try this too! xx

  8. thank you so much for this review, I need to try out some soap&glory products! ♡

  9. Wow this looks great!! ♥ Cant wait to try it!

    The Misty Mom

  10. This looks so pretty. I have Benetint from Benefit which I love but I hardly ever reach for it because I find it a bit of a faff to apply. This looks like the perfect alternative, think I'll definitely give this a try! Great review lovely <3

    Jennie xo |

  11. Wow this cheek and lip stain looks beautiful! Such a wonderful colour and the packaging is cute too :)

  12. it looks really lovely on your skin hun ! xx

  13. This sounds lovely, such a flattering shade!

    Maria xxx

  14. I've heard good things about this tint and it certainly looks good on you, so I might have to make a cheeky purchase!

  15. I bought the Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker lip gloss the other day, and loved it! Might have to give the Cheekmate a go xoxo


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