Soap & Glory Solar Powder Bronzer | Review & Swatches

I have always been a little scared of bronzer. I have very fair skin, and having accumulated the ‘heavy-handed’ gene I couldn’t help but look slightly tangoed whenever I experimented with warming up my complexion.

I have several different bronzers in my collection though and in light of this I decided to start actually trying to USE them! My current absolute favourite is the Solar Powder from Soap & Glory which I mentioned in my recent haul post (cheeky plug, you can see that here). I hope you enjoy it!


One of the main attractions to Soap & Glory for me anyway is definitely the packaging. I mean, what’s not to like?! It’s quirky and fun with a classy vintage air about it, and you’ve got to love those adorable names.

The packaging of the compact is plastic in itself with a large mirror inside – always handy, always handy. The company actually decided to repackage it a little while ago from cardboard to plastic which is so much more convenient and substantial; although I do want to point out that it is quite chunky and bulky. It’d definitely take up a fair bit of room in your makeup bag, although I suppose it’s a compact mirror and bronzer in one.

The price is Β£11, which is rather high but Soap & Glory is ‘higher end’ of the drugstore. That price is for 9g of product.


I think the main reason that this bronzer is so popular is due to the fact that it’s so great for people with fair skin. If you have a darker complexion, finding a bronzer probably won’t be quite as intense as if you have pale skin.

Within the compact there are two separate sides; the left is a darker, matte colour and the right side is paler and has a slight shimmer to it. I love the fact that you can choose to swirl the colours for an all over bronze or use the darker matte side to contour as you please. It’s a great multitasker for on the go!

soap and glory solar powder

Here are the shades separately and swirled together.

The formula is really lovely; creamy and blendable and it’s quite hard to overdo really, which I like lots because as I said bronzer can be tricky for me to deal with! It’s also not overly pigmented which makes it excellent for those of us with paler skin tones, because it gives a natural healthy glow without looking orange or like makeup has obviously been loaded onto the skin.

Soap and glory solar powder graph

Overall I would definitely recommend giving this bronzer a go if you have paler skin. It’s a lovely blendable formula that gives a gorgeous naturally sunkissed finish and I like how there are two shades with slightly different finishes. I purchased mine from Boots.

What’s your favourite bronzer?

El x


12 thoughts on “Soap & Glory Solar Powder Bronzer | Review & Swatches

    1. I think Hoola is great to contour with but this is much better for overall bronzing the face and giving some colour! πŸ™‚ Keep an eye out for it, I’m sure you’d like it xx

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  1. omg im fair too and i find that bronzers make me just look tan! no matter how light handed i go! ive never used anything by soap and glory but this look snice!
    have u ever used hoola benefit bronzer? thats the only one i own and i find that pretty good for my skin tone!

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    1. If you have fair skin this would be brilliant! I swear by it & the formula is great; it blends naturally and lasts really well on the skin.
      I have tried Hoola but I’ve found it to be a bit too cool to warm up the face although I like it for contouring! The Solar Powder’s nice because it is that little bit warmer and so adds a nice healthy glow back into the skin! I tend to use Hoola under the cheekbones and this one on the temples and tops of my cheeks for some warmth πŸ™‚ xx

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