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November 05, 2012

BLUE LASH TIPS: Collection 2000 Extreme Coloured Lengthening Mascara in Blue




This might seem like a little bit of a weird purchase, but I'd read an article (for the  life of me I can't remember, I think it was in Elle..) about making blue mascara more 'wearable' by only applying it to the ends of your lashes. I wanted to give this a try especially as I'd fallen in love with a Body Shop blue mascara but I couldn't justify spending £10 on something that I wouldn't use that often, so for me this Collection 2000 mascara is standing in as a dupe for the Body Shop one. Luckily for me it turns out that the quality of this mascara is really good, especially considering that it only cost me £2.99.


First off, get a look at that colour! That is a seriously cobalt blue mascara right there, exactly what I was looking for. Secondly, I don't know what you think about the brush but it is really good at creating length when used on all of the lashes and it isn't too tricky to just get it on the ends either. I haven't had any problems with it running or smudging, but I've only worn it for long periods of time on the ends of my eyelashes.



If you're interested in exactly how I wear this I'll just quickly tell you how I would apply this. 
  1. First off, I curl my eye lashes and then apply an everyday (usually a black) mascara. 
  2. When this is completely dry I would apply some white, eye-lash primer just to the ends of my lashes but sort of holding it against the ends and wiggling until I can see that there's white primer on them. 
  3. I then wait for this to completely dry before I apply the blue mascara on top of the primer in a similar way- small brushstrokes followed by sort of wiggling the brush across the tips of the eyelashes.
  4. If it has clumped at all just use an eyelash brush to comb the clumps out. I completely forgot to do this in my photos (sorry!) so don't worry if you think they look too clumpy, you can brush the clumps out.
If you do it like this then you get the benefit of curl, length and volume from your regular (and probably more expensive) mascara but then applying primer means that the blue tips will still be noticeably visible. I find that the blue isn't too crazy a colour choice and no-one will look at you like you're mad but it does visibly brighten up your entire eye area.



I've probably worn my mascara like this five times over the last fortnight and I really like how it looks. I don't go overboard with the blue but I think it would be easy to layer the blue to make it more vivid, or to apply primer across more of the lash if you want it to look more noticeable. But yeah, if you're looking for a cheap and easy new way to wear mascara do give this a try as I think you might like it :)


Have you got any tips or tricks about applying mascara that you could share with me? I'm sure I'd love to give them a try!


Angelica

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  1. Loving this! Seriously thinking of doing it. I'm naturally black so I'm getting really tired of it!

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    1. It's a really easy way to try a new eye look, hope you like it! x

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  2. I love coloured mascaras, I think they're a great idea. Especially putting black on first and applying the colour to the tips!
    x

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    1. I think it makes coloured mascaras a lot more wearable :) x

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  3. I used to have a greeny-blue one years ago from Avon that i loved but I think they stopped doing it some time back and haven't seen a lot of coloured mascara since than - this looks lovely and definately want to give this a go!

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    1. I'd definitely recommend it, it's easy and I think it looks great x

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  4. Lovely blog <3
    Check out mine sometime if you want xx
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  5. Never thought to put the black on first! Always been a but nervous about coloured mascaras but this looks so good :) xxxx

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    1. It makes them so much more wearable but still lets you play around and have fun with new colours x

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  6. This looks amazing, I am going to buy some at the weekend!! Eeekkk I am so excited to try it, I think this will look amazing for the up and coming party season!

    Em

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    1. I agree! I'm looking forward to wearing this to Christmas parties. I might give it a go with silver or gold tips next x

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  7. I'm too scared to go for coloured mascara myself, but looks great! x

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    1. Maybe pick up a Mua coloured mascara for £1 and play around! It's a lot more wearable than you'd think and a cheap way to have a completely new make-up look x

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  8. Ooh, I really like the way you've done it. Looks really nice, bit more gradual than bam, blue eyelashes!

    Lizzums x

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