Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Collection Does It All 5-in-1 Mascara

On a recent trip to Boots my eyes were drawn to the rather garish packaging of the Collection Does It All 5-in-1 Mascara - purple and yellow with a rather cartoon-esque font! I was about to go and pick up my usual Max Factor False Lash Effect mascara which I have been using religiously for a year or so now, but thought I'd live life on the edge and picked up the mascara with the garish packaging, which cost only £3.99 - a snippet of the cost of Max Factor False Lash Effect! I was sceptical that a budget mascara would do nearly as good a job as the Max Factor. Boy, was I wrong!

This mascara claims to do 5 jobs - lengthening, volumizing, curling, conditioning and being long lasting. Quite a large claim. The main reason I was drawn to this mascara is because the wand isn't too dissimilar from the False Lash Effect, quite a stiff plastic brush rather than the long bristley ones I despise.

The tube does a good job of removing excess product from the wand as that's my one dislike of new mascaras - they always have too much product on them! The size of the wand is perfect for getting into the corner and end lashes with bristles on the very tip of the wand. Now for the results...

On the left I'm wearing no mascara and the right picture shows me after applying the Collection Does It All. I have to say I am amazingly impressed with this mascara. My lashes are certainly lengthened and volumized with minimal clumping (my pet hate). You can also see in the picture below that there is a nice amount of curl to my lashes, I hadn't used an eyelash curler on this occasion.

I really do feel the pictures speak for themselves on this one. I'm so, so happy with this mascara. As well as looking great they feel good too. No dry, flaky clumps or smudging. This mascara has lasted all day on me with no budging so it seems to live up to it's claims on that one. Unfortunately for Max Factor, this has fast become my new favourite mascara and I am most certainly going to continue purchasing this.


  1. This looks so great! I'll have to add it to my to try list :) xx

  2. Your lashes are so long, jealous.
    This mascara looks amazing x

  3. This actually looks like a really good lengthening mascara! I don't usually like plastic brushes but I'd be willing to over look that if it could make my lashes look that long!xx

    1. I was amazed at how well it lengthened my lashes x


  4. great!!! <3
    would you like to follow each other?
    just let me know

  5. The mascara looks brilliant and done the job better than I expected especially with the price! I lost my Benefit "They're Real" and not going to fork out on another one till after Christmas so think I will try this one out :) Great pictures by the way! x

    1. I was really surprised at how great it was for a budget product x