Friday, 8 March 2013

Collection "Big Fake Ultimate" Mascara Review

I picked up Collection 2000's Big Fake Ultimate mascara this week. I was thoroughly impressed by the original version, so I thought why not give the ultimate version a whirl? With ultimate in the name, it's got to be good... right?
Kind of...

The packaging is pretty much the same and it comes with a ginormous brush. I can't actually remember if this is bigger than the original, but to be honest, they are both substantial enough to be classed as 'supersized' in my opinion.

Although this makes for a nice shortcut to fully-coated, drastically volumised lashes, it also makes it hard not to get mascara all over your face in the process. I haven't been able to use this yet without having to tidy up my eye makeup afterwards with a cotton bud (I'm sure it's possible if you apply it very slowly and carefully, but let's be honest, who has the time to spend 15 minutes putting their mascara on in the morning?!)
If you're willing to look past the issue with the brush, this mascara really is rather impressive when you consider it's £5.99 price tag. It adds a lot of volume to the lashes, and serious length while still leaving them defined enough to look fluttery rather than clumpy.
In terms of staying power, it does tend to smudge a tiny bit throughout the day, but unless you're the kind of girl who needs waterproof mascara on a daily basis, it shouldn't be a problem. The only issue I had with this mascara was it's longevity in terms of looks... It strangely seemed to keep the length and definition, but loose a significant amount of volume throughout the day. Annoying, but not game-changing for me. I still really liked this mascara, and for £5.99 I don't think you can go too wrong. There's also a deal on in Boots at the moment where you get a free felt-tip eyeliner if you spend over £4.99 (The eyeliner is pretty good too!)

What do you think? Have you guys tried the original Big False Mascara before?
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  1. I've never tried the original big false mascara before - I've also never heard of it but maybe that's because I don't think it's available in my country! It looks like a great mascara though :D would love to try it!!

    Great post!

    XO
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  2. Wooow, that mascara is amazing xx

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  3. This mascara looks lovely on your lashes, shame it's a bit messy though! xx

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  4. Wow, I've been looking for a proper brushed mascara instead of the plastic ones a lot seem to have and this looks perfect, I might have to give this one a go :)

    Sophie xo | thatswhatsophiesaid

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  5. Seems really good :)

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  6. Just days after posting a mascara review that I really disliked I come across this and it sounds amazing and a great price too so going to be trying this out! thanks x

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  7. I got this at Christmas but still haven't warmed to it. I can get the same effects with an easier-to-use brush from the Bourjois Clubbing Volume,which comes in waterproof as well if you're anti-smudging.
    Maybe I'll try it again thought!

    xx
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  8. I have never tried collection mascaras but your lashes look lovely!!

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  9. Great review! I have never tried any products from Collection 2000 but I've heard great things about the brand! Considering the price of this mascara it sound rather good! :)) Your lashes look absolutely amazing with this so I will definitely give it a try! <3

    Love,
    Andrea

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  10. I saw this in your video and said I wanted to get it and reading this post I want it more xxx

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  11. I've only ever tried one other Collection 2000 product but this looks really good, but I probably make a mess with the big brush haha. Thanks for the review!

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  12. This looks really good for the price x
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  13. Looks alright for the price of it. It doesnt give much body to your lashes but it looks like it lengthens them.

    Pipp xx
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  14. I SO can't be dealing with a mascara that takes ages to put on without getting it all over my face, I'm bad at applying mascara at the best of times!

    Amy| The Little Koala Blog ♥

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  15. I tried the original which I actually really liked but never repurchased. Might have to try this!

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  16. Looks good :) xxx

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  17. It looks quite good!xxx
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  18. We don't have it here in my country but for the price I would look past the brush issues and use it that way x

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  19. Looks good but if its messy and smudges then won't be trying it! I love l'oreal lash millions mascara which never gets talked about. Can you do an updated top 'drugstore' mascaras? What's your favourite? :)

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  20. It looks amazing, especially for that price.
    I can't wait to move to London to buy all those beauty products we don't have here!

    xx, A!
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  21. Looks pretty good for that price! But would rather spend a bit more on a mascara i know is alot better!

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    xx

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  22. That brush is massive! I'm not sure i would like one that big!

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  23. This looks like a great mascara for the price! xxx
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  24. for that price looks like a pretty decent mascara. not a fan of the huge brush at all though! xx. gigi. food and beauty blogger @ www.gigikkitchen.blogspot.com

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  25. I love the look of the wand and it looks great on you! Also,Collection is one of my favorite makup brands so why not...

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  26. You have perfect eyelashes.

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  27. i have seen this mascara around but never picked it up, i am not the biggest fan of collection2000. Although this review has enlightened me and made me want to try it out haha. Thanks for another amazing review Fleur!

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    xx

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  28. is the formula on the wetter side of mascaras like maybelline ones? or a bit drier?

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  29. I might have to try the original version! I'm on the hunt for a cheaper everyday mascara.

    Katie x
    And Katie // Beauty & Lifestyle

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  30. This seems lovely, for me though- nothing will beat scandaleyes by Rimmel :)
    Thanks for the review
    Charlotte xxx
    http://charlottesconfashions.blogspot.co.uk

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  31. It looks really nice on your lashes, but unfortunately we don't have that brand in Denmark..

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  32. I love how well the original works so I might have to go and give this a try! xx

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  33. I was tempted to buy this mascara this week but didn't. It looks pretty nice, though!

    Kimberley x

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  34. This actually looks great, would love to try it out. May have to give it a go.

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  35. I've seen this in Poundland!

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  36. we would love to try this but we have to see whether they sell/shipt to Australia.
    Thanks fleur

    p.s. could you perhaps to a post/video on your top 5 mascaras?
    thanks

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  37. Just one word: WOW!

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  38. i think i may have to buy this later! my mascara collection is so big but you can never have too many!

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  39. Oh, I don't really like the sound of this :( I really want to find a good volumising, lengthening mascara though!!

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  40. Such a bargain! I used to love big brushes like that but now they just frustrate me, but I love the packaging and it looks lovely on your eyes :)
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  41. I love voluminous mascaras so might have to try this out, I actually quite like the packaging too which is rare for me xo

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  42. I love Collection products! Great value, and good results.

    Thanks for the review Fleur ^_^

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  43. Looks really good for a cheap mascara!!

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  44. Your lashes look thick and no clumpy at all, the formula looks a bit dry to me those, which means it flakes, did you find that at all?

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  45. Great review, seems like a great product for the price, will definitely check tit out!

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  46. Results look great, but the brush seems annoying. Must give it a try.

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  47. I'm always drawn to Collection for the prices, but I find sometimes I regret buying a lot of their stuff... x

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  48. I have the same problem with the mascara I use at the moment, scandaleyes by l'oreal... But the end result is good so I'm not complaining. Your lashes are gorgeous Fleur! xxx

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    1. I just realised that I wrote l'oreal instead of Rimmel, oops, silly me! l'oreal was my old mascara

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  49. Looks great will have to give this a try!

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    xxx

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  50. I found this really helpful! ive recently just reviewed the maybelline rocket mascara on by blog, i'd like to try this to see how it compares :) <3
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  51. Big brushes never end well for me! I always end up with panda eyes!
    Have you tried the new L'oreal mascara yet? I bought it because the wand intrigued me haha

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  52. I used the original years ago when it first came out, I may have to get this one to test drive! x

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  53. It looks like it has a really nice effect on lashes though my main problem with mascara is that some are literally so hard to scrub off and get everywhere! Ahh I hope this one is easily removable !

    Yasmine.xX

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  54. I've already tried the felt-tip liner and it's amazing! Definitely worth buying! I want to try the first of these!

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  55. this seems amazing! not clumpy @ all.... when i use my mascara i always wipe some excess product on to a napkin.
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  56. This is one of my all time fave mascara's, but it does dry out quickly, only downside for me personally.

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  57. Wow, your lashes look great!
    I have to get this in a swap
    Xo
    Tiffany
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  58. I want to try that! Is it available in the U.S.?

    Xoxo
    Rissa
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  59. I love your eyes :)!
    Much love,
    Wengie
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  60. love it

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  61. I haven't tried it ..yet looks great on you xx

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  62. great review!

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  63. so pretty!

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