There's nothing about mascara that excites me. Apart from using it on my lower lashes, I gave it up quite a long time ago and swapped over to false lashes. So, when everyone on my social feeds were talking about the Hourglass Unlocked Instant Extensions Mascara, it fell into the camp of yet another new mascara launch.
But, this one isn't all hype and no substance. It only took two hours of launching for it to become Space NK's best-selling product. For a mascara to sell at a rate of 1.6 per minute, I needed to get in on the action.
As it tubes and coats each individual lash, the lengthening properties are incredible. With mascaras that work so hard to lift and define lashes, the downside is that it usually smudges or wears off during the day because of the formula. You won't find any of that hassle here. This mascara stays put and comes off easily with your usual cleanser or eye makeup remover.
Seeing as most of our makeup joy is now restricted to our eyes, this one's a keeper.
My lashes are super fine and short, hence my penchant for lashes of the fake variety, so mascara doesn't really do much for me. I've tried pretty much every mascara on the market and this is one of the best I've used. It gave my stubby lashes some much-needed volume, but I was most impressed by its ability to define and separate my lashes.
I used it on my lower lashes and that's what really earned it a coveted place in my makeup bag. I felt like an extra in a '60s movie thanks to the length it gave.
While beauty has shifted from a matte look to an impossibly radiant finish, it doesn't always look so fresh and dewy after a long day. For setting under-eyes and any areas of shine, you can't beat this ever-so-fine powder.
Probably one of the best looking lipsticks around, plus the slim applicator ensures a precise finish without the need for a lip brush. There's no need to worry about saying goodbye to the gold applicator when your lipstick finishes, as you can refill with another shade of your choice.
Every other primer can pack up and go home as this is the best way to keep makeup in place and look like a pro has applied your foundation for you. It leaves skin with a silky finish that's perfect for applying products on top.
You might as well call this a three-in-one, as it does the job of a powder, concealer and foundation. Actually, you can add contour to the list too, if you get it in a few shades darker than your usual shade. The stick makes it easy to apply and blend and the finish will have you wondering why it took you so long to find this.