I've been needing a new pressed powder for a little while now, as the one I was using (Rimmel's Stay Matte) wasn't meeting my needs - it didn't actually keep shine away from my skin for more than a couple of hours, was the wrong shade as I bought it in the summer when I had a bit of a tan, and the lid had smashed in my bag at some point. When browsing the aisles in Boots, I remembered a friend had said a couple of months a go that she really rated Soap & Glory's One Heck of a Blot powder, and as I'm already a fan of their bath and body products, I decided to give it a whirl.
One Heck of a Blot is a translucent pressed powder, so there's no need to worry about it not matching your skintone - you can see from the above photo that the swatch is barely visible against my skin, and that's with 3 or 4 layers, so it should match pretty much everyone. It comes in Soap & Glory's usual fun and girly, vintage inspired packaging - something I particularly love about the brand. I know the quality and performance of the product is what's important, but it doesn't hurt for it to come in a pretty case, does it? Haha.
I've had this powder for 3 or 4 weeks now and so have used it a fair few times, and I am very impressed. I don't have super oily skin, my skin is generally dry/very dry all over but a shiny t-zone does gradually develop throughout the day. I also like a good powder to set my foundation as I use moisturising bases that tend to not last as long on the skin in comparison to oil-free/mattifying ones. My Rimmel Stay Matte Powder would only keep the shine away for 2 hours at best, One Heck of a Blot keeps me shine-free for at least 5 hours, often longer. I wore this the other night to set my foundation before a gig - finished doing my makeup at 6pm, got home just before 2am and only had the slightest beginnings of shine on my nose and forehead. For 8 hours that included being outdoors, being inside a hot gig, and a trip to the pub, I think this powder seriously good!
Although One Heck of a Blot is quite a bit more expensive than the Rimmel offering I was previously purchasing, it is 100% worth it! It just simply works, and is a heck of a lot (see what I did there?) cheaper than high-end brands whose powders claim to do the same thing - I'll definitely be repurchasing this product (:
Have you tried One Heck of a Blot, or any of Soap & Glory's other pressed powders? What did you think of them?