I have spent years trying to find the perfect mascara, the problem is that most companies selling mascara market them as doing wonderful things and we see the adverts of these lush lashes, the thing they do not tell us is the models are wearing fake lashes as well as the mascara!
I gave in a long time ago expecting miracles from them and only expecting them to go onto the eye lashes, stay there until I want to take it off and not clump! You would think those were not high requests, yet until last year I still had not found one that did all three!
Most mascara's also retail around the £8-£10 mark so are not something I buy lightly, I was stood for about 40 minutes glaring at the make up shelves one day in Boots when the lady filling the shelf up asked if she could help me. I told her what I was after and she said for me to check out the Boots Natural collection waterproof mascara. I was not sold, I had used Natural collection products when younger and while alright I had never found anything that amazed me! I did however go and have a look, I was shocked to find at the time it was £1.75. That sold me on trying it, even for £1.75 I did not mind if it was bad as much. I am glad I did!
The product ....
Is a very basic waterproof mascara it comes in Black and Brown, there are no fancy wands just a very basic soft brush one. It comes in a very plain white tube with the Natural collection logo on it and the colour on the base.
To use you simply apply as with any mascara, twist open the cap and apply to the lashes.
The mascara is now a whopping £1.99 so still very cheap!
Does it work ....
Yes! I am on my third one and I can confirm non of them have clumped, they stay on my lashes for as long as I want them too, no running and they actually look really natural on. While it is not massively lengthening or curling it is a brilliant natural mascara.
Would I suggest it? ....
Yes I would, if someone is looking for a long lasting, water proof natural looking basic mascara this is a brilliant product and beyond reasonable in cost. It's a total bargain.
I've recently taken up swimming again after a 10 year break. I go with my sister 3 times a week and I love it! The problem is, on a Monday I'm at college from 6.30pm - 8.30pm and go swimming straight after. This left me with a dilemma. Do I go to college make up free or swim with panda eyes? I'm sure any woman will understand my problem!
Waterproof mascara never even crossed my mind until I was in Boots looking for some lip gloss at their Natural Collection stand.
One of the good things about the Natural Collection is the price! Most things are priced at just £1.95 and currently they have a 3 for £5 off running.
Presumably to keep costs down, the packaging on everything is very plain. All white with a small brand logo. I quite like this, it's distinctive and really stands out when displayed on the stand.
Onto the mascara.... It applied really easily with no clumps and my lashes didn't stick together. I gave it two coats and although it didn't make my lashes look longer or thicker, they still looked nice. Rather than trying it the first time I went swimming, I tried it in the shower first. Two coats before I went in and I allowed it it to dry first. After following my usual routine I checked the mirror to find that my mascara was still perfectly intact! No running or any indication that the mascara had moved at all. I'm pleased to report that the result as the same after I had been swimming!
I would recommend this mascara to anyone looking for a good waterproof mascara.
I bought this as I am going to Alton Towers for a nights stay at the hotel next week, in the package we also get unlimited access to the theme park and Splash Landings waterpark for 2 days :)
I NEED mascara all the time, I just don't feel like me without it so if on holiday or swimming I wear my waterproof version.
Rather than leave it until I'm in the swimming pool at Splash Landings to test this and realise 'oh no it doesn't work....' I thought I'd be sensible and test it at home first.
So this morning before I got in the shower to wash my hair I applied 2 coats of this mascara, my fella thought I was cracking up but it's better to have a mascara streaked face now than in a weeks time in front of everyone!!
So.....onto the review.
As I'm sure I've mentioned before in other reviews, all Natural Collection cosmetics at Boots are under £2 each.
For my everyday mascara, I splash out on No7 prices but as this won't be worn very often I decided to grab a cheap one!
The mascara is a normal size, 8ml and costs £1.95.
The packaging looks just like any other Natural Collection mascara, a white tube with black Natural Collection branding and the little flower logo. It only tells you the type of mascara (in this case 'Waterguard') in tiny lettering on the end of the tube by the colour and on the back so be careful you pick the right one up!
The tube is pretty simple, there isn't much writing on the back; just claims about being 'waterproof and smudge proof' and 'fragrance free'.
This particular mascara is available in either Black or Brown/Black, as my eyelashes are almost black naturally I always choose black.
It is important that the mascara is more than just waterproof, the smudge proof bit matters too as when I swim I often rub my eyes.
So I applied two coats of mascara, it went on easily. No clumps or sticking together of my eyelashes. The colour is really black so makes my eyes stand out.
But will it be waterproof?
So in the shower I got, all mascara-ed up!
I washed my hair, shampoo running down my face and lots of water splashing my eyes (I aimed the head special for this experiment!) I even rubbed my eyes as I think I got some shampoo in. This was the ultimate test.
So I got out of the shower and put the towel to my eyes to dry them so I could finally open them and see the damage......
I instantly presumed that after all that rubbing and water spray it would have smudged, BUT I couldn't see any mascara on my cheeks at all. Had it all washed off cleanly? Nope there it was still on my eyelashes.
So will it ever come off??! Yep easily with a waterproof mascara remover.
now that when I'm swimming my eyes won't get half as much stick as they did this morning so I'm safe with this mascara :)
Witht he weather we've been having recently I was getting annoyed that my mascara began to run any time it sensed a slight bit of damp weather coming my way, and so the only way I could think to combat this problem without hoping on a plane to spain was to purchase some waterproof mascara.
In Boots I found most waterproof mascaras more expensive then the standard ones and I didnt want to part with too much money, this was when I rembered boots own range called natural collection, and so when I found their collection (this wasnt to hard as its all white and so really stands out against the blacks from other brands!) I decided to buy it.
On getting it home I was pleased with how the packaging looked, as said before it was white and this made a pleasent change it also gave my make up bag a more summery look! On the side is a pale yellow what I would describe as a tribal sun/flower with natural collections written across it. This is nice as its simple and instantly you know what brand its from.
The lid screws on and off and the mascara brush is attahced to it.
It has a good sized wand not to big or small, and as you pull it out it seems to cling onto just the right amount of mascara. Applying it is easy as it seems to smooth on well you may have to use the brush to try and seperate lashes as the mascara is slightly runnier then others and so can clump your eyelashes together slightly however this isnt too much of a big problem.
Once dry your eyelashes are a good black colour, and after being out in the rain two or three times with this mascara and also being a constant eye rubber I am extremely pleased to report that it is indeed water and rub proof!
For me this is an ideal bargain for these april showers were havng not only that but its also easy to get off, which is great as most waterproof mascaras are difficult!
All in all a bargain buy!
Define your lashes and forget about the rain!