|Collection 2000 Big Fake False Lash Effect Mascara, £4.99|
'New Collection 2000 Big Fake False Lash Effect Mascara is set to re-create the false lash look with the mere wave of a wand. Achieve phenomenal length and volume!'
I tend to favour Max Factor mascaras but the Collection 2000 Big Fake mascara received so many glowing reviews I couldn't resist trying it out, afterall £4.99 is a small price to pay for big lashes.
The wand of this mascara is huuuge! My picture doesn't show just how big it is, but it's along the lines of the Revlon Grow Luscious mascara wand. I know a lot of people love big mascara wands but I'm not a fan, I prefer smaller wands which make it easier to apply mascara to the base of my lashes and give me more control over my mascara application. I find this brush a bit too big to work with and on application normally end up getting dots of mascara above/below my lashes or poking myself in the eye.
Now I'm not one for posting picture of myself on my blog, but I feel mascara is something you need to see on the eyes to judge how good it is, so here is a little before and after shot for you (please excuse my total lack of eye make up!):
|After 2 coats|
Now, please bear in mind that the results could probably be improved by the use of an eyelash curler, unfortunately mine has gone missing! Overall, the result is....ok, it definitely doesn't live up to the hype and I think my beloved Max Factor mascaras do a far better job of lengthening my lashes and creating volume. I also tend to find Big Fake mascara leaves huge black smudges below my eyes after a few hours wear.
All in all this mascara is pretty mediocre, for me the wand is far too big and the effect achieved is not as good as that given by other mascaras out there. It's not a bad mascara for the price but I wouldn't repurchase and it's definitely not one I reach for very often.