Recently I decided I needed a brow gel to tame my eyebrows as they are quite big(just through cutting back more on non essentials ). After going into all the local places that sold make up I found that nowhere sold it so I had to resort to a clear mascara instead. With clean mascaras there wasn't much to choose from either-the cheap option was this or miss sporty and since I find I'm allergic to a lot of miss sporty it had to be this.
This used to be my make up brand of choice until I discovered Urban decay. I would describe this as being a great budget brand,really good for teenagers or those on a budget. I still rate their products such as eye liners etc highly its just that with the UD palettes they used to come with black eye liner so I haven't had to buy any for awhile. They also do nail polish remover which is quite good but I cant remember off hand if its acetone free.
This looks just like the product in the picture with the only difference being that since my one is the clear one it is see through.
My main use for this is to help groom my eyebrows/keep them in place and for this the product works well and they stay put all day.
As a mascara however I do think that this doesn't do very much or really look like it is on.With a bit of effort you can mix it with eye shadow to get some colour but this is fiddly and you can get mascaras in different colours- I have only done this for halloween etc when I was creating a multi coloured look and couldn't get the mascara colour I wanted.
**Price and where to get**
One good thing about this brand is that it is widely available. I purchased this from superdrug for £1.99 (using lovetoshop vouchers :) irrelevant but I always like to share news of a bargain)
Overall I do recommend this as being cheaper than a brow gel and working just as well. For mascara not so much unless you have dark lashes anyway or want a natural look.
WHAT IS IT?
Mascara from Collection 2000. The Colour Lash range has brighter colours than black and brown, the mascaras I have got are Electric Blue and Copper.
The brush is quite short and thin so it is easy to apply but you have to make sure you brush all of your eyelashes evenly so that you get colour on all of them. The brush is comfortable to hold because the lid of the mascara has got a bit of shaping. The first coat gives you a bit of colour but not much so you have to add more coats to get the very bright blue it shows on the mascara tube.
WHAT I THINK
I like this mascara but it isn't as bright and colourful as I thought it would be. It is not very easy to build up the coats because the mascara flakes a bit when it has dried so you have to be very careful or it will flake onto your cheeks. It does not flake while I am wearing it only when I use the brush to add more coats.
The colour is bright but I can't get the brush to touch the roots of my eyelashes so I sometimes have dark roots if I haven't got time to pay attention to this area. The colour fades over the day and that is a shame because the mascara lasts on my eyelashes. It doesn't give me extra volume but I wouldn't want that because when you are wearing blue mascara or another bright colour it would look too heavy if you created thick volume as well.
It is very easy to remove and is not waterproof at all so even if you just go outside in the rain you will get streaks of mascara on your face. It can be washed off just with water so that says how waterproof it is. It makes my eyelashes feel very dry so I do not use it very often because I am worried about them snapping, it doesn't irritate my eyes though.
Colour Lash mascara from Collection 2000 was about £2.50 last time I bought it but that was quite a long time ago so it might have gone up now. You are supposed to change your eye make up products regularly but I don't because it is only me using them so I have had this tube of mascara for 2 years now and it has not dried up or lost colour.
4 Dooyoo Stars.
Not just colours ...
When I was out shopping recently I decided I had to have a clear mascara. I have no idea why I needed one but I knew I just did! But I didn't want to spend a lot of money so I headed straight for my favourite budget cosmetics brands in Superdrug and picked up this one from Collection 2000. Despite being called Colour Lash this comes in a clear variety as well as in Electric Blue, Black and Brown. A tube costs just £1.99.
The packaging of this mascara certainly reflects the price! It is a see-through plastic tube with a silver lid, and is very plain compared to other mascaras. It is certainly no frills packaging! Inside the tube, there is a white wand - again it is a very basic wand and lacks any elaborate shaping or bristles unlike other more expensive mascaras on the market.
As of course you would expect, this mascara is crystal clear and has a sort of gel-like formula, making it much smoother to apply tan pigmented mascaras. With the first sweep or two on my lashes I really detected no difference - in fact as this is just a clear mascara you do have to work at it to make lashes look defined. But after a few more waves of the wand, my lashes do start to separate and look tidier and more defined.
But this is a look that lacks drama - clear mascara is really only to add that bit of definition, and this one also curls the lashes very slightly. But it is a very subtle, daytime look only and is only good if you want a very pared down and natural look. If you want to add lots of length and definition then you definitely need to opt for a coloured mascara!
I also use the very tip of this brush to tidy up my eyebrows, just giving them a delicate sweep through. Again this works really well for this job.
In summary ...
As clear mascaras go, this one is really good and I like to use it when I am just wearing a small amount of makeup in the daytime. It gives eyelashes a small amount of definition and makes eyes look a little more alive and brighter - but certainly does not make any dramatic change to my appearance.
Overall this does the job well, but it is not what I would class as an essential product - I could definitely live without it, but I will keep using it till it runs out. But if you want a good clear mascara then I would recommend this one to you.
I have tried many brands and types of mascara - thickening, lengthening, volumising etc and this has been to varying degrees of success. I usually opt for mid-range brands for my make up as cheaper brands, like Collection 2000, can irritate my skin or eyes. However, the one product that I do buy regularly from Collection 2000 is colour lash mascara, rather ironically (given it's name) in the clear variety.
The mascara costs £1.99 and can be bought at various High Street stores and supermarkets. Colour lash mascara comes in various shades other than clear including black and electric blue. The wand in the lid is, as you would probably expect from the price, pretty basic. It is, however, more than adequate to do the job. It gathers a decent amount of mascara and distributes it evenly onto the lashes, coating them well.
I use the clear mascara both on my lashes and to hold my brows in shape. For this, I find the mascara perfect. It offers great hold without being obvious that it is there. On my lashes, it holds the curve well and makes them ever so slightly darker - but it gives a very natural look. The hold lasts for a day easily, especially when I apply two coats - which I usually do as I find this gives the most effect. The tube of mascara usually lasts me about 6 weeks, which is great value for £1.99 so I can't really fault it at all.
Overall, this is a pretty decent mascara. I have only used the clear variety so I am unable to comment on how well the coloured varieties last or if they flake etc (as I often worry about with cheaper mascaras). However, I can't really fault the clear mascara - it suits my needs completely.
==Collection 2000 colour Lash Mascara==
I was in need of a new day time mascara and when I say day time I mean one that isn't jet black and doesn't make me look like I am about to go clubbing it. I just wanted a regular brown mascara to give my blonde lashes a little bit of slightly darker colour to make them noticeable but to keep the natural look with my colourings. I went in Boots and Superdrug but couldn't find a single mascara that was brown in any of the branded ranges and was quite annoyed. It wasn't until my eyes flashed across a whole load of bright and exotic colours of mascara that I came across this one.
==Price and Packaging==
The Collection 2000 Colour Lash range did seem really rather vast in the array of totally different colours to choose from as there were bright blues to yellows and I felt really rather boring getting the brown. However it was what I wanted (nay NEEDED) so this is what I purchased and really without too much hesitation as the mascara was only a mere £1.99 pence in price. This is a real snip when comparing it to other mascaras which more often than not are around the £10 price rage.
==Claims of the Product==
The Collection 200 Mascara however did look what it was, cheap and I wasn't holding out too much hope for it to be a brilliant lengthening or thickening mascara because of the price and the overall look of the tube. There is limited information on the tube itself but it does claim to be a conditioning mascara which separates lashes whilst being smudge proof and protein enriched. This sounds okay really and it is not making these outrageous claims that it can lengthen and thicken up to 100 times or anything silly like the other brands do. It also says that the mascara is all day lasting wear which with everything else make it seem like a fair purchase for a penny under £2.
==The Product Itself==
The tube holds a fairly good amount of the product at 8 ml and the brush with which to apply the product is really nicely shaped and easy to control. The brown colour is very, well, brown and more mud brown rather than the black/brown that a lot of companies do their mascaras in. it has no real smell to talk of and the product after a good shake up never seems to have been excessively thick or gloopy as other mascaras that I have had in the past can get.
With such a nice brush to apply the mascara I found it easy to get on my lashes and within half a dozen movements I would say I had applied a good enough amount to have even coverage over my lashes. The mascara is really nice and natural looking and does slightly lengthen the lashes with the slight extension of the mascara on them. It doesn't thicken up the lashes which I like because this look often doesn't suit me and can lean on looking really made up but with this colour on as make up I have noticeable lashes which look natural yet visibly longer and more defined.
Okay so it clearly wasn't going to be the best mascara I have ever bought but I think to be fair it certainly did all it claimed to do and no more. It felt kind to my lashes and certainly lashes all day on them even without smudging (and my mascara on my bottom lashes always seems to smudge! But not this one). It was easily removed with both my make up remover on my facial cleanser depending on which I used I found it came off easily with both.
==My Overall Opinion==
I can't really find too much fault with this mascara especially as it was everything I wanted it to be. The brown colour is perfect for fairer haired/skinned people as I find it has a more natural look and especially in the summer when going for a bronzed beach goddess look you need a brown mascara that is going to give fairer lashes a coating of colour whilst not looking overly made up and false, and this did just that.
It lasted well and cost a very good price and although not the best mascara you can get really suited my purpose down to the ground. I can't say I would recommend it for evening use or for those special occasions and I don't know how well some of the other colours in the range would be to use but the brown does get the thumbs up for me and I would highly recommend it to people who want to have lashes on the beach without looking like they have plastered the make up on.
Besides for less than £2 its so affordable that it is well worth trying it out to see if you do like it! I feel a top score of 5 out of 5 stars and a high recommendation is in order for this product.
I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you
Many thanks for taking the time to read.
Although I do wear makeup I would say that I stick to the basics, Foundation, Blusher, Mascara and some kind of Lip Colour. The reason for this is because I basically have no idea how to apply Eyeshadow or Eyeliner without looking like I have had some kind of violent encounter! But recently I have wanted to add some colour to my face and thought that a coloured Mascara might do the trick. So while in Superdrug I picked up an 8ml Collection 2000 Colour Lash Mascara in Electric Blue for £1.99. Even though Collection 2000 is a pretty cheap brand, if it was a dud I wouldn't be too upset given the price and sometimes you find some real gems among cheap brands.
I would say that the packaging is attractive and is not as cheap looking as you might expect of a product that is only £1.99. The tube is 13cm long and is not much wider than a pen, though the lid get steadily wider as it goes along. While the lid is a frosted silver colour the tube itself is bright blue and does a good job of representing the Electric Blue Mascara inside. All the writing on the tube is in silver and there is also a silver stripe running around the top of the tube, where the tube meets the lid. We are told on the tube that this Mascara will condition and separate lashes and is smudge proof and protein enriched.
When I open the Mascara and pull out the wand I find that it is quite long which is good as it means you are less likely to smudge your Mascara when you put it on. The head of the wand is about 2cm long and has spiralled dense bristles, that look like they will be good at separating lashes and giving a good covering of Mascara.
When I put the Mascara on I find that it goes on my eyelashes very smoothly and the consistency is not lumpy at all. The blue colour is nice and bright and although I only tend to put a little in the corners, for the review I tried it on the rest of my eyelashes and I found that this Mascara did a good job of separating my eyelashes. I have pretty long eyelashes so its hard for me to know whether it lengthened them, if it helps to know the Mascara didn't make my eyelashes shorter...no I don't think that would help!
I would say that after a few hours of wearing this Mascara, maybe about 4-5 the colour fades quite dramatically and I'm left with a navy colour on my eyelashes where I presume the natural colour of my eyelashes is starting to come through....my eyelashes aren't naturally navy, I mean my brown eyelashes are mixing with the remainder of the blue to make navy!
I would say this Mascara doesn't smudge and I haven't been left with a blue halo around my eyes at the end of the night, I have also found that it doesn't flake which makes it better than a number of more expensive Mascara's.
I was all ready to give this Mascara 4 stars even with the fading problem, but then I found that it had leaked a little. I decided to give it the benefit of the doubt and still thought it was good and thought I may not have put the lid on properly, but in examining the Mascara for this review I have found the design of the tube is slightly faulty.
The hole in the Mascara tube is incredibly narrow, when you push the head of the Mascara into it, you sometimes find that the edges of the hole will scrape the head and collect the Mascara and then when you close the lid this excess Mascara squeezes out. I also think that there may be another problem as I think that when you push the wand in to the tube the pressure causes a bit of Mascara to squirt out and this again comes out under the lid. It doesn't seem to do this every time, but I don't think its worth the hassle for a £1.99 product.
So although the product is really good I would say that the packaging seriously lets it down as you will probably end up wasting as much Mascara as you will use. As I said if it was a dud I wouldn't be too upset given the price, however I am a bit annoyed as if a little thought had gone into the product design it would have been a real bargain.
I've got this Collection 2000 mascara in the exact same colour as the one Dooyoo have put up for their picture. It's a bright blue that I originally brought for a party but have worn it loads since because the colour looks wicked and brings the blue of my eyes out.
It's easy to apply because the brush is comfortable to hold, it doesn't collect mad amounts of mascara and it's easy to remove any excess on the inside of the tube if it looks like there's too much colour on the brush.
The brush itself is quite thin and all this mascara does really is add colour so if you're after a lengthening or volumising mascara then you'll probably need to use a base coat or primer because this one doesn't build up very well.
I did 3 coats yesterday and that's about as much as I'd want to use because it starts to look a bit clumpy, not so much that you'd notice but I reckon if you were to try and build it up more then you'd end up with messy eyelashes.
The colour is gorgeous, it stays just as bright however many coats you put on and is a proper summery blue that looks wicked with blue eyeliner and pale eyeshadow. Like I said, it doesn't make my eyelashes longer or thicker and that's a shame but that's ok for daytime wear. I'd use it at night but would use a primer first to give my lashes some volume and also using eyelash curlers give a bit more of a dramatic effect, not much though so bear this in mind before buying this mascara.
I only paid about £2.99 for it brand new off Ebay and it lasts for ages, especially being as I only use 2 coats each time. It stays nice and creamy in the tube and even when I was going mad for a Maybelline mascara and didn't use this one for about 2 months it stayed fresh in the tube.
Looking through my magazine, I spot an advert with coloured mascara on it.
'Oh' I said to myself, I have never seen any other colours than electric blue or black or maybe brown now and again for your eyelashes. I have never seen purple or turquoise coloured mascara.
'That looks worth a try I said to myself.' So shopping in town one weekend, on my own (sometimes I just like the sanity of myself so I go alone) and looking around my superdrug store, I spot the collection 2000 mascara that I was looking for, and which the advert had advertised. With silver lids, and then a clear tube to see what the colour is of the mascara, I hastily buy it and can't wait until I get home and try it. I must be mad I thought to myself, buying mascara that is a totally funky and different colour to normal stuff. People are going to start going a little funny on me if I have turquoise eyelashes. Oh well I thought, stuff em, I like it, I will get it, and wear it to suit my outfits, or to parties.
Silver lids and see through tubes make this product look stylish and trendy. I don't know what it's made out of but it looks like a thick strong plastic that is hard wearing and not easily broken. There is a price bar keeping the lid and tube together and this I imagine is the seal.
There are two languages on the mascara packaging, English and what I guess is French. It says that the mascara is meant to condition and separate which sounds like a good thing on mascara. This is an 8ml tube that I am reviewing, but in two different colours, as I thought I might as well go for the plunge and buy two different colours. No 16, purple, and No 15 teal. The writing on the purple tubing seems bolder and larger, yet the writing on the teal colour seems smaller and paler against the colour of the mascara. Both are written in the colour gold.
Upon opening the mascara, I see that the brush's end has more spaced out twirls on it than any mascara that I have ever seen. I started thinking to myself, well wouldn't this gloop your eyelashes together a little more? Well, I guess I will have to wait until the test. The wand is easy to get out of the tube and I am greeted with a baby shampoo type smell which is different and weird. The mascara isn't sticky or too stiff when I pull the stick out of the tube.
The mascara application
Now, this is one thing I am going to take from my No 7 mascara opinion, because you all need to know how to apply mascara, and this is really simple, so these are the easy steps:
When applying mascara, always apply it as the last thing in your eye make up. Apply you eyeliner and eye shadow first
Next, open up the mascara, and sweep the brush of the stick on your eyelashes, in an upwardly movement. If you want to make them really long, sweep across quite a few times. Now get your eyelash comb, and comb through your eyelashes while they are still wet. This will get rid of any gloopiness the mascara has left. It will also untangle your eyelashes if they have crossed over or tangled up during the application of it.
This eyelash mascara was easily applied, but I found that I had to use the eyelash comb a little more because my eyelashes seemed to gloop together a little more. The twirls of the wand I think were a little too spaced out, and so that is why they seemed to stick together a little more. The waterproofness of the mascara was okay, as it would last through a tiny crying session, but if I accidentally had a little water spilt on me, like the rain for instance, it seemed to want to roll down my face easily. The colour was good on my eyelashes, but the colour purple only seemed to show in certain lights, so people couldn't really tell. The turquoise however, stood out more and I found that that one became the one I used more often for parties and meals out, to go with the outfits that I chose to wear. I found I had to reapply the mascara once every six-seven hours, otherwise the colour had faded too much by that time, and didn't show.
Overall, this is a good mascara to buy for colouring eyelashes, and there are many colours within the range. If you need a different colour for a party, a meal out, or just for the fun of it, I do recommend this mascara, and it isn't even that expensive to buy. I rate this product as a seven out of ten, because the colour faded within six hours on my eyelashes, and was pretty much gone by the seventh hour, and the fact that it wasn't that waterproof, so I had blue or purple streaks down my face. The purple colour needed to be brighter I think, to have actually stood out, or to be seen by others.
Prices and availability
Superdrug: around the price of £2.19-£2.49 depending on sales and prices off.
Boots: £2.99 and will even go on buy one get one free offers from time to time
Collection 2000 LTD
Or go to: www.collection2000.com - but be warned with this site, as I couldn't find that much that actually worked on this page
Thanks for reading
copyright Angiebabyqueen 2006
(previously submitted on ciao.co.uk and I still love it now and use it good nights out - three years of colourful lashes baby and I haven't changed the brand of coloured mascara - what does that tell you about this mascara? It's brilliant!)
I have this in Colour Lash, an electric blue shade. I bought it a while back, and it is very gloopy and wet, so much so it squelches when you pull the brush out. I don't really mind this though. I use this on the tips of my lashes for a bit of drama, which is good. It is a nice bright colour, and doesn't seem to come off too easily in the wet. That's its two stars. The cons are that it adds no volume or length whatsoever, even for me who goes for a natural look. It may be supposed to be like that, as it's sooo bright, but I doubt it. Overall, an okish bright and cheap mascara for people who like colourful lashes, so long as they don't mind having to use another mascara to give them some volume and length. But I will not repurchase this, partly because I have more money now, and no longer go for cheap brands, but mostly because Collection 2000 is tested on animals, something I didn't know about when I bought it.
The other day I was out having a shopping day with my Mother. It's always lethal to go shopping with her because I always end up spending more money than I should to keep up with her! Well we were in Boots browsing at the make up counters for some brown eye-shadows for her (she broke her one compact last week lol) and I was stood perusing the shelves thinking ok I can afford some new stuff if I want it...but really...I could sell Boots some stuff back! I own way too much make up, I really do! I'm sure half of over of my reviews are about make up and I never really kick stuff out as often as I should. It's everywhere in my bedroom and I have little room to breath out lol.
So I needed nothing at all but I was hanging around waiting for my Mother impatiently tapping me feet and sending pointless joke texts to my mates when I just had to start looking myself and stop fighting the urge any longer lol.
The compromise for me was to look at cheaper brands of make up like this and Miss-sporty and stuff like that. I looked for special offers as I couldn't justify another tenner on something else from Urban Decay (my favourite brand at the moment). One thing I did think may come in useful was a clear mascara and within the Colour Lash Mascara line from Collection 2000 and it was only £1.99. Colours are also available in this range and I saw this in blue, green, brown and black as well as this clear one that took my fancy.
It comes in a 8ml clear, long plastic tub with silver lid/handle at one end that holds the long white plastic 'wand' and has a clear long brush on the end of it. In silver writing I'm told it's Collection 2000, Colour Lash 'All Day Lasting Wear Mascara'. I'm then told it 'Conditions & Separates Lashes. Smudgeproof & Protein Enriched'. The size and recycle symbol are on there and finally contact details for Collection 2000 are given. It doesn't scream it's cheap and actually looks quite classy really!
Well I'm in two minds about this product to be honest with you. I just can't really decide what I categorically think about it so I will purely tell you my thoughts and you decide what I think as I go on if I can!
Firstly the brush is excellent to be fair to it and being a clear mascara it's incredibly simple to apply either to eyebrows or eyelashes. You simply pull out the wand and stroke where desired... it really is that simple. However the problem is if you have used foundation or any kind of powder on the face the brush removes it from eyelashes or eyebrows and if you don't keep wiping your brush clean after each use the colour gets into the clear tube making it look really cloudy and grimy. Personally I never clean my brush as I go as I don't have the time!
For eyebrows it tames them into place in a light, glossy and natural way. I have long bushy eyebrows made up a few long hairs and this 'sets' them all day long framing my eyes really well and brilliant in windy weather lol. This is a real plus point with this product to me, however it is a mascara and although I can't see a reason why you can't use it on your eyebrows it isn't made with that in mind!
On eyelashes although it's easy to apply and very slightly glossy it only defines what you have already so if you start off with limp and sparse eyelashes that's what you end up painting. It doesn't thicken, lift or straighten anything for you whatsoever. It is comfortable to wear but on my eyelashes quite pointless really and doesn't do much at all. I have lighter eyelashes at the roots going into darker and of course this contains no colour to even that out. The gloss isn't enough in any respect and you can't tell I have anything on in any way at all really.
I think it stays put all day but I can't see it on my eyelashes. On eyebrows it does tame them really well without a shadow of a doubt. Is it worth the money? Well it lasts ages and ages in the tube and it's one of those product that if you really wanted a clear mascara I'd definitely say to pay this £1.99 as I can't see what else you'd get from something with a more expensive price tag with it. It is comfortable enough to wear with no adverse side effects and is quick and simple to remove as you can't see it or feel it on the face when wearing it anyway lol.
All in all it's ok I suppose!
Can be found in chemists and supermarkets and as I mentioned earlier mine came from Boots!
This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.