Thursday, 19 September 2013

Review: Collection - big fake ultimate false lash effect mascara.

when looking to try a new mascara I like to go for both high end & high street brands. I saw this in boots and decided to give it a go, I remember the pixiwoo sisters raving about this mascara ages ago!
Now, to start off I want to talk about the formula... this is the dries mascara I have ever used! when you first open it, it looks like you've been using it for weeks already. Luckily, I like dry mascara's as they work well for me, however this may be slightly too dry, even for me. 
The brush is very large, and kinda hard to use. It's a real pain to get into the outer corner and inner corner lashes, as you can see from the images below, I didn't manage to get many of my baby inner corner lashes. And don't get me started on the lower lashes, they are a nightmare to coat with this giant applicator. 
The mascara retails for £5.99, which in my opinion is very good for the quality of the mascara and how effective it is.


the packaging is sleek and easy on the eye, as are a many of the collection products. 


before (obviously)

after... you can see that the mascara isn't too clumpy and it adds more volume to the lashes than length, in my opinion. 















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Thursday, 12 September 2013

New: MUA power pout lip balm stain's.

I popped into the wonderful Super drug a few days ago to check out the new MUA products, I have always loved the MUA range as the products are super and so inexpensive.
A few things caught my eye, especially the power pout stains. They're very similar to the Revlon just bitten balm stains (which I adore) so I nabbed a few. I picked up three of them to have a try...


the colours I picked up are (left to right) runaway, irreplaceable & justify. I just love the packaging!


the products don't have a huge amount of pigmentation but still have a good colour pay off, they are more glossy than I had expected, which causes them to lack in staying power which is a shame. The power pouts give the lips a lovely juicy, glossy look which appears effortless. The lippies are so effortless to apply too.
The products retail for £3.00 each, such a bargain! I'm 100% going back into the store to get some more shades.

have you tried these yet? let me know in the comments how you found them.

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