Not overwhelmed, not underwhelmed just... somewhere in the middle.  That's how I feel about these products.  

NARS Pro-Prime Instant Line and Pore Perfector (£20 from SpaceNK)
This one hurts the most.  The Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base is basically this best thing of all time and after using it for over two years, I'm still convinced it's witchcraft.  I digress.  On first use I was impressed with this, it does smooth out the appearance of pores but I also feel like you need a hell of a lot of product to achieve the desired effect.  Now this is problematic because you only get 1.7g per tube.  I also find it difficult to use; it is in stick form so you have rub it over your craters pores and then pat it in a little.  Good idea, poorly executed.  Just make a face primer the same as the eye primer please NARS, then we'll all be happy.

By Terry Hyaluronic Hydra-Powder (£42 from SpaceNK)
Ahhh yes, after reading review after review heaping praise onto this powder I had to try it for myself.  It is nice; it blurs imperfections and mattifies the skin without leaving it too matte but, is it £42 nice?  Nope.  I'm holding it up to the highest standard, which for me is the NARS Light Reflecting Setting Powder (did a lil chatting about this here) and it falls slightly short.  Plus is it the messiest shit I have ever had to deal with.  When you're dancing close to £50 for a product you expect the packaging to at least dispense the powder in such a way that it doesn't explode everywhere.  

Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in Dark Brown (£15 from Cult Beauty)
Again, this is good.  I am enjoying using it but having experienced what I believe to be the best brow product in the game - Make Up For Ever Aqua Brow (full review here, plus bonus crazy eye shot) - it feels a little redundant.  I find it very easy to use and control, the lasting power is nice and the shade is a good match for me.  I just think that Aqua Brow is better, albeit a touch more difficult to use.  I will probably write up a full comparison post in the near future so you know, stay tuned or whatever.

Chantecaille Faux Cils Mascara (£35 from SpaceNK)
I have longed to try this for years so when a sample appeared in a SpaceNK GWP bag I was so keen.  Ugh.  Disappointment.  Maybe it's the wand?  Not the same as a full sized tube would be?  It doesn't do anything spectacular; it's natural and defining but that is not what I look for in a mascara.  I want big lashes.  I am not naturally blessed in that department so I need a lot of help and unfortunately this doesn't provide it.  The hunt to find a mascara that doesn't build me up only to break me down continues...


  1. Great and honest review! I am also occasionally disappointed when an expensive product doesn't live up to the price.

    Emma Louise x


  2. I want the Anastasia Dip Brow so much but I'm finding it very hard to pick a shade for my brows! I like them to be a dark brown shade, but there are about three different shades that all look very similar.