I picked this up in my £15 high street challenge in January for about £3.50, it's actually an annoying story how I came to own this which I won't bore you with, but I will say I had high hopes. With a claim of 10 times the volume (it's volume I need more than length), they had a lot to live up to.
Generally I'm a fan of Collection products, they've come a long way since I was a young teenager and delving into makeup for the first time (the cheap brands really weren't great back then). Their fast stroke liner and eye shadow palettes are pretty decent. This also had the type of wand I like, rubber bristles - the wand is large similar to the Cover Girl Lash Blast too (one of my favs), so again, I was expecting a lot.
Can you see where this review is going? Yeah... for me, it was quite a disappointment - there's no way I'm getting 10 x the volume. Yeah it doesn't look totally terrible with 2 coats, but when you compare it to the new Benefit Rollerlash (picture below), there's a massive difference. With Rollerlash I get definition, length, curl, volume and in general it looks like I have loads more lashes, they just look better. At best, I'd say this Collection mascara is decent enough for wearing to School/College/Uni, but I certainly wouldn't wear it on a night out...
... scrap that, I doubt I'll reach for it again, end of. There's much better budget alternatives out there, like the Makeup Revolution Viper mascara (pictured below), very decent and only £3 (cheaper than the Collection one) - so if I were you, I'd spend my money on that one instead.
Well, I had intended this review was more positive than that, but after looking at the pictures long and hard, I can see just how rubbish this mascara is. Sorry Collection, you really missed the mark with this one :/