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?
xoxo

29 comments:

  1. This actually looks pretty good! I really don't like clumpy looking lashes and most mascaras tend to do that. This one makes your lashes look amazing, and it still looks quite natural. LOVE.
    P.S - you have the prettiest eyes! xx

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  2. aw babe! i cannot imagine having to be apart from my boyf for that long, your clearly meant to be together, in a cottage ovbs with lots of bunnys :)

    great review! def getting my hands on this, i usually use Dior Show, but my purse is burning after to say the least! thank you! xxxxx

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  3. I've tried this mascara in the summer and I agree it's pretty good! I had the waterproof black but that wasn't entirely waterproof as it smudged under the summer sun! I've never tried badgal lash so I can't compare it but I agree everyone rates highly of that mascara! Great review :) xxxxx

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  4. I've never tried this mascara but I've heard a lot about it. I have a lot of issues with mascara because my eyes are so sensitive so I tend to have to change them a lot which can be costly. But given the price tag I might give this one a go :)

    L x

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  5. Wow! I may definitely have to try this out :) Your eyelashes look so fab in the second pic.

    I usually use a Clinique mascara, but have noticed it being a bit less effective than usual. x

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  6. I love the look of this. I never buy Collection 200 because I've been let down with nearly everything I've tried from them, though this looks nice and I'm always on the lookout for a volumising mascara! Thankyou for the review! xxx

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  7. I really want to try this, especially as the Pixiwoo sisters raved about it. It looks great on your lashes!! *adds to shopping list* xxx

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  8. Oh this looks really nice, your lashes looks great :). I just love the colour of your eyes, so pretty! xo

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  9. That looks amazing on you! I think you were pretty blessed with full lashes to begin with, but that's quite a difference.

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  10. @luckiebeauty - :)
    @That Girl - Thank you! It's great for the price!
    @City Girls Fashion Box - We don't have to be apart for much longer, eee! I'm talking the boy into getting a giant bunny :D
    @Irene - Thank you! Ahh that's a shame about it not being totally waterproof for you!
    @Half Dressed - I'd say definitely worth a try! I have quite sensitive eyes and wear contact lenses so have to be careful :)
    @Eleanor - Thank you :)
    @Fern - No problem, let me know if you try it out & how you get on with it :)
    @Kim - Definitely worth a go for the price! Total bargain.
    @Emma - Aww thank you!

    xoxo

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  11. Oh my, i need to have that! i always tend to have sorta panda eyes coz of mascara. Your eyes are so lovely and btw i have been wanting to tell you this for quite a long while but "you are sooo lovely!" xoxo

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  12. That's quite a difference! Definitely tempted to give this a go, Like Ellie I've always been a clinique girl but I'm ready for a change!

    Penny x

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  13. I've wanted to try this for a while and your review has just sealed my need for this :p.

    I'm planning a shop to treat myself after Christmas so I might have to pick this up.

    xx

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  14. This looks like such a good mascara, Pixiwoo are always saying how good it is in their videos, I think I need to try this out :) xxx

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  15. Oooh this looks so good, may have to nab one of these to join my ever-expanding mascara family haha! (: xx

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  16. Love this mascara, the Pixiwoo girls on Youtube rave about it too, and after I tried out for the first time I knew why! Such a bargain.

    Zoe
    romeoandthelonelygirl.blogspot.com

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  17. I've heard lots of good things about this mascara and your photos have definitely convinced me to pick it up next time im in need of a mascara! xxx

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  18. @Alyse - Thank you! <3
    @Shiney Glam - Aww you're so sweet, thank you :)
    @Crafty Nell - Definitely worth a try!
    @Laura Jaye - You definitely should! :)
    @Tara - It's really great for the price!
    @Michelle - Hahaa it'd be a nice addition!
    @Zoe - It is a total bargain, love it!

    xoxo

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  19. omg, that was just from one coat?! This mascara looks amazing! My current favorite is Cover Girl Lash Blast but I definitely want to give this one a try :) x

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  20. @Caz - :)
    @Tiffany - Yes, just the one coat! Pretty good for a bargain mascara!

    xoxo

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  21. I really want to try this - I LOVE big mascara wands and I definitely prefer brushes to plastic wands - it looks amazing after one coat :D xx

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  22. Your lashes look amazing. This sounds like a great bargain mascara, I haven't browsed Collection 2000 for a long time but definitely will next time I'm in Boots. x

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  23. £15.50! BADgal has gone up a whole quid since I used it.

    I have this mascara too but it's not the first one I reach for. It has a great brush (I like biguns', ahem) however, I found the formula a little bit dry and by the end of the day it had flaked quite a bit. Still, you can't complain for £4.99!

    Maybelline's The Colossal Volum' Express mascara successfully replaced BADgal, for me.

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  24. I'm getting bad gal lash for christmas so i might pick this up when it runs out (:!xx

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  25. Wow, that's impressive! Trying this one next I think.

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  26. @Nicola - I totally agree with you!
    @LilyLipstick - I haven't either, I generally skip that stand but I think it's worth a look!
    @Amanda - It's super pricey! Ahh I've not found that just yet, maybe it dries out quite quickly. Had mine for a few weeks now and it's still going strong :)
    @Holly - Ahh lucky!
    @Laura - Definitely recommend it! :)

    xoxo

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  27. Thank you for the review! I've been considering buying this recently and now I'm definitely going to purchase it! xx

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  28. thanks for the review, the masacara looks really good for the price, defo want to try it! :) x

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