I picked up Collection 2000’s Big Fake Ultimate mascara this week. I was thoroughly impressed by the original version, so I thought why not give the ultimate version a whirl? With ultimate in the name, it’s got to be good… right?
The packaging is pretty much the same and it comes with a ginormous brush. I can’t actually remember if this is bigger than the original, but to be honest, they are both substantial enough to be classed as ‘supersized’ in my opinion.
Although this makes for a nice shortcut to fully-coated, drastically volumised lashes, it also makes it hard not to get mascara all over your face in the process. I haven’t been able to use this yet without having to tidy up my eye makeup afterwards with a cotton bud (I’m sure it’s possible if you apply it very slowly and carefully, but let’s be honest, who has the time to spend 15 minutes putting their mascara on in the morning?!)
If you’re willing to look past the issue with the brush, this mascara really is rather impressive when you consider it’s £5.99 price tag. It adds a lot of volume to the lashes, and serious length while still leaving them defined enough to look fluttery rather than clumpy.
In terms of staying power, it does tend to smudge a tiny bit throughout the day, but unless you’re the kind of girl who needs waterproof mascara on a daily basis, it shouldn’t be a problem. The only issue I had with this mascara was it’s longevity in terms of looks… It strangely seemed to keep the length and definition, but loose a significant amount of volume throughout the day. Annoying, but not game-changing for me. I still really liked this mascara, and for £5.99 I don’t think you can go too wrong. There’s also a deal on in Boots at the moment where you get a free felt-tip eyeliner if you spend over £4.99 (The eyeliner is pretty good too!)
What do you think? Have you guys tried the original Big False Mascara before?