Collection 'Big Fake Ultimate' Mascara Review

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Today's post is all about what I consider a potential dupe for Benefit's They're Real mascara. I am such a mascara addict, a girl can never have too many mascaras in her makeup bag as far as I'm concerned! I haven't used a Collection product for a long time, so when I saw their cosmetics stand in Asda, with almost everything on offer for under £4.00, I was over there in a flash! It can't just be me who spends way too much time in the beauty and toiletry aisle of the supermarkets can it?! I treated myself to a 'Mango Tango' lipstick (which I love), a trio of eye shadows and this mascara - Big Fake Ultimate. It may not sound the catchiest of names, I personally prefer the 'false lash effect' tagline it has underneath - that's me being super picky, isn't it?!
 
I was first attracted to the mascara as it promises bigger and bolder lashes along with the false lash effect. I was slightly apprehensive as to whether it would actually do as it promises, but seeing as it was on offer at around £3.99, I thought it was worth a go! I love the packaging, I think it looks really sleek and sophisticated with it's stand out red packaging and it certainly snuggles itself comfortably into my makeup bag. The first thing that I noticed when I first used was the mascara - it's slightly large. Ok, I think it's practically huge! This could definitely be seen as a problem to those who are used to thinner mascara brushes, but I did find it pretty easy to get used to and didn't end up with those pesky mascara smudges all over my eyelids. I consider this a much cheaper dupe for Benefit's They're Real, as it really did give a lot of length to my eyelashes. Without mascara, my eyelashes are barely visible, so the first time I used this mascara, I was really impressed with the results. It definitely made a difference to the length of my eyelashes and I enjoy using the mascara on a daily basis. However, I am afraid there is a down side to the product. This is that whenever I use it on my bottom lashes, it just doesn't work out for me. It does give good volume to the little lashes under my eyes but as the brush is so big it's pretty hard to apply without poking myself in the eye or smudging panda eyes all under my eyes. I also find that when I do use it on my bottom eyelashes, it will smudge underneath and leave me with annoying black dots under my eyes - which are extremely annoying when nobody tells you there's black under your eyes!
 
 I find that the mascara works best for me, just using on my upper eyelashes as it does give such good length and added volume too. I would say this is perfect for extra length and the volume comes in as an extra benefit, I personally wouldn't say the volumising effect is the main selling point for the mascara. The mascara is available in three colours, Black, Brown and Ultra Brown. It's super affordable and retails at just £5.99. Collection cosmetics are available at Boots, Superdrug and supermarkets too, so if you're looking for a new mascara I would recommend this one! Superdrug are currently selling for £4.99 on a 3 for 2 offer.
 
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  1. This looks like a fab mascara and so cheap! I used to spend loads on my mascaras but I'm recently discovering more and more cheaper options that are just as good :) I'm definitely going to give this one a try. xx

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  2. I found this mascara to be so dry it was practically unusable! Maybe I got a bad tube of it! I love your review though, really honest and geniune :)
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  4. I bought this a while ago and wasn't the biggest fan of it! The Body Shop Super Volume is my favourite mascara :) I love your blog design! I am now following you on bloglovin. xx

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