Wednesday, 22 December 2010
Review: Collection 2000 Big Fake Mascara.
I was initially introduced to Big Fake mascara from Collection 2000 through blogger and YouTube and was intrigued by all the positive reviews and even some comparisons to Benefit Bad Gal Lash. I personally am a lover of Bad Gal Lash but at £15.50 it's a bit pricey for me. Retailing at £4.99, Big Fake is far more purse friendly!
Like Bad Gal Lash this has a huge wand that can be hard to control at times, so if this kind of wand isn't your cup of tea then I'd definitely stay away from Big Fake. A little bit of time is needed to ensure you don't completely ruin a beautiful eyeshadow look with slap-dash mascara application. While it may not be able to grab the tiniest of lashes, I love this mascara so much I'm willing to overlook that. I just quickly grab a mascara with a smaller wand to coat those baby lashes!
Big Fake makes some big claims on the tube and I must admit I wasn't expecting it to fulfill them at all. There's something about a budget-friendly product that always makes me a bit skeptical. While it may not quite double my lash size, it does a pretty impressive job of opening my eyes and making me look like I actually do have eyelashes! Please excuse my horrendous dark circles in the pictures below, I am concealer-less in them, but you can see how much good just one coat of mascara has done for my lashes.
The first time I wore this I was about to say goodbye to my boyfriend and jump on a train, so I was a little bit emotional to say the least, but this mascara didn't let me down. It stayed put perfectly with absolutely no running or smudging at all which makes it a winner in my book!
Have you tried Big Fake from Collection 2000? What's your absolute favourite mascara?