Natural Collection Lash Length Mascara

Okay I put this mascara on my wish-list about 2 weeks ago and actually bought it 2 days after that but I’ve been pretty useless and failed to upload my review since then… or you could flip it and could say I’ve been trying it out for the past couple of weeks and been a good reviewer?  Either way I’m writing the review now.

I was and remain completely penniless so this really only appealed to me because it costs £1.99 and seemed worth a shot.  But when I delved further into the Boots website I realised this might actually be a good product,  there were a number of really positive reviews out there.  So I picked my tube up,  having a look at what the collection had to offer in general,  I wasn’t blown away by variety but I guess it is the Natural Collection so I’m not surprised at their choice of shades and there does seem to be some more promising products.

So my first impression of the mascara was that there seemed to be a fair bit of excess,  but that’s nothing a square of tissue can’t fix and for £1.99 I’m not going to complain about waste.  The excess seemed to be concentrated at the base of the brush and the tip,  and I liked to dab and roll it off onto the paper.

These are my bare lashes,  quite short and straight,  nothing to write home about.

This is the 1st coat, and I’ve not brushed out any clumps just to show you how it really applies,  and to be honest I don’t think the clumping is too bad. 

This is the 2nd coat and I’ve still not brushed out the clumps so you can see the it does start to clog up my lashes. 

After brushing out clumps I think the lengthening is great!  I love how long and dark my lashes look,  and the clumps are practically all gone because they brush out so easily,  if I had found my tweezerman lash comb all signs of spider lashes would have been eradicated.

Natural Collection’s Lash Length Mascara applies fairly easily and quickly,  the wand isn’t too big or too small and the only difficulty you may meet will be if you’re as neurotic as me and have to wipe down your mascara wand.  It does have a bit of a synthetic smell,  not too strong or nasty but it’s definitely noticeable when you open the tube.  The mascara lasts all day on me without smudging or flaking,  and I received a few compliments from my friends about how nice my eyelashes looked.  This mascara didn’t give lots of volume but it certainly lengthened my lashes and I liked the formula,  not too thick or too runny,  and it didn’t completely dry so when I pulled at my lashes they didn’t come out.  The price for this is fantastic and is perfect for teens,  for people on lower budgets,  and for people who just don’t want to spend excessive amounts on a mascara.
All this means that I’m adding Natural Collection’s Lash Length Mascara to my permanent mascara stash and awarding it 8/10,  it would’ve scored higher if it hadn’t clumped after the 2 coats or had the strange smell.

My Wishlist on a Budget

Okay I’m sorry that I haven’t posted any more reviews but my phone has been missing for two weeks and without my phone I can’t take any swatch pictures for the reviews.  Right now I’m climbing up the walls trying to find the damned thing because I have so many goodies I want to share with everyone,  and they’re just sitting on my dressing table waiting to be swatched.

Anyway,  just for a quick little update I decided to compile a beauty wishlist that I thought may surprise some readers,  as my regular choice in beauty products are quite highend and some of the products I’ve been lusting after recently are on a 4 for £5 deal at Boots.

1)  Natural Collection blush in pink cloud, £1.99 .   I’m not usually a fan of blusher but I thought the colour seems fairly delicate and it’s a similar shade to my pinky undertones.

2)  Natural Collection Lash Length Mascara, again £1.99!   When it comes to eyelashes,  it’s all about length for me so I’m dying to give this a try.

I think a lot of people give Natural Collection the brush off because it’s low-priced and assume it to be poor quality,  but I’ve heard rave reviews about the brand and at such good prices it’s not going to break the bank by trying a few things from the range.

Again,  sorry about the lack of reviews but the hunt for my mobile continues,  it has been missing in action for about two weeks I think…