Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Collection 2000 Big Fake Mascara: First Impressions

Yesterday I picked up the Collection 2000 'Big Fake' false lash effect mascara after reading Pixiwoo's rave about it in their recent blog post. I thought some of you may be interested in the results...

My first impression of the mascara was that it seemed like quite a dry formula. Not necessarily a bad thing, but it's noticeably more dry than most. It also has an exceptionally huge brush so if you have a preference for smaller/comb wands then this may not be for you!

As for the results I have to say I was very impressed.

Before
After
It's not incredibly lengthening but does wonders for the volume of my lashes, and seems to fan them out very nicely. It is quite easy to smudge it on your lower lash line due to the size of the brush, but apart from that I'm very impressed indeed. This is one of the best drugstore mascaras I've tried, and one of the cheapest at only £4.99 (available from Boots)

As for wear throughout the day, I'm currently a few hours in and it's looking good - I'll update this post again once I've worn it for a few days and let you know if my opinion changes!

UPDATE: Lasted all day without smudging or flaking, but I must say the lengthening effect did wear off throughout the day (but to be honest that happens with the majority of mascaras!) Overall I'm really impressed with this one - I would definitely recommend it!
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36 comments

  1. wow this looks like it does a good job :) i may have to invest xx

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  2. I would really love to get this mascara, but I don't think it's available anywhere in the U.S.

    If you would like to do a swap for anything that you might want from around here, I would be more than happy to do so :)

    let me know, Fleur!

    xx

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  3. I had this for Christmas and was really impressed.
    On seeing Collection 2000 I was a little dubious but I really like it.

    xx

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  4. I've recently purchased this mascara too and I have to say it is my favourite mascara to date. It's so easy to apply and it doesn't make my lashes hard and brittle like a lot of mascaras. It lasts all day and isn't hard to remove either. I'd highly recommend to anyone :)

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  5. I did a review on this a few months ago....Its really great isnt it... cannot believe its by collection 2000. It took me a while to get used to the bigger brush as i usually use smaller ones but after that i love it.

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  6. i used to always buy collection 2000 mascaras because they separated out your lashes much better than the rimmel and Maybelline ones. But more recently I've gone off them because they make my lashes feel so krusty and dry!

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  7. I would of never thought of buying a collection 2000 mascara, but the results here speak for themselves. May give it a go now :) :) xx

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  8. i used to wear this mascara but it flakes like hell on me :(

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  9. looks amazing!! great choice!!


    xoxo,

    insidelook19.blogspot.com

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  10. Holy crap! That's amazing for a cheap mascara!

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  11. your lashes are amazingly long! :L x

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  12. i've tried this in the past and i loved it :)
    x

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  13. I love how this looks on you and I'm looking for a cheap new mascara! xxx

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  14. I love using this mascara after applying one coat of loreal million lashes I find the mix of the two makes my lashes look really long and full :)
    xx

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  15. I think you've persuaded me to buy this one! :)

    www.talkingbeautyandfashion.blogspot.com

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  16. i've never seen this available in Ireland :( xx

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  17. Wow cool! Is it available in America?

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  18. Your lashes look amazing! Good reviews of this mascara keep popping up on my dashboard, I think I may give in and buy it!
    x

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  19. I got this a while ago too and had to do a review immediately, I loved it! It is a very dry formula though, I think mine's on it's last legs at this point now :)
    LovelyGirlieBits

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  20. wow, your lashes look incredible! very impressed :)

    Aysh xoxo

    trulymadlybeauty.blogspot.com

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  21. wow, the difference between the two pics is actually incredible. May have to pick this one up!

    http://xolauraelizabeth.blogspot.com/

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  22. I'm definitely going to have to try out this mascara. Thanks for the review!

    http://stitched-te.blogspot.com/

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  23. This mascara looks amazing! Is it only available in the UK?

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  24. Im undecided about whether to get the mascara because, it looks really good but i don't like dry formula mascaras :/

    www.cosmeticsfashionlife.blogspot.com
    (please follow my blog as I only have 3 followers)

    x

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  25. sounds like a must try! Happy new year Fleur
    xoxo
    marian

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  26. great post hun. ive tagged you, check it out:
    http://beeroyal.blogspot.com/

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  27. Just to let you know I gave you a stylish blogger award on my blog... :D

    www.missmathful.blogspot.com

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  28. Hi Fleur , do you know if there is any online shop where I can get this mascara for Mexico ?

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  29. Nossa!! Que máscara é essa??? Me apaixonei!!! Pena que não tem aqui no Brasil... :(

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  30. Thanks for the review! I've heard nothing but good things about this mascara, so I'll definitely be giving it a try.

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  31. Think I'll give this a try :)

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  32. Keep seeing this mascara everywhere, looks soo good! Your eye lashes are lush :-) x
    http://phhoebee.blogspot.com/

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