Collection 2000 Extreme Mascara: Review

When I first opened the packet with these coloured mascaras in them, my first impression was that they just weren’t for me, since I am no longer 16. But something about the shape of the wand intrigued me (the word wand makes me want to snigger, so maybe I am still 16 in my head).

The bristles are all quite short, but vary in length along the wand – this is different to my preferred fat and fluffy mascara wand. But I wanted to give it a go. 
Left eye – electric blue. Right eye – Purple.
Above on my right eye is the purple mascara and on the left is the bright blue. The blue is really vivid! The purple is a bit more subtle and of the brighter colours this is my preferred one.
Left eye – black. Right eye – teal.
Above on my right eye is the teal and on the left is the black. I was expecting to like the teal, but I really don’t think it works with my blue eyes. I do however like the black – I like the long, but natural effect.
So having tried all four colours out and despite the fact that I am going to stick by the gut instinct that brightly coloured mascara is not for me, I do like the brush and formula of these. I am impressed by the length and definition that the black version delivers.
If you are braver with colour, then tell me – do these bright mascaras appeal to you?
Collection 2000 Extreme Coloured Mascaras are £2.99 (bargain).

PR sample



  1. dani@callitbeauty
    January 6, 2011 / 8:29 am

    ooh, the purple looks gorgeous on you!

  2. January 6, 2011 / 1:09 pm

    i agree, purple looks great

  3. Eva JJ
    January 6, 2011 / 6:49 pm

    love the purple and electric blue. so much fun! are these only available in the UK?

  4. January 7, 2011 / 3:00 am

    I think the blue looks lovely on you, was there much smudging after it had been on for a while?

  5. January 8, 2011 / 8:51 pm

    Very brave! Bright coloured mascara is so 90’s! LOL
    xoxo Roz

  6. January 9, 2011 / 11:49 am

    Totally agree – they are very 90s! Not my thing really, although have just tried another coloured mascara that actually works!x

  7. Cherry Pullinger
    January 10, 2011 / 4:15 pm

    I agree that coloured mascara was popular back when I was a kid and thought it was really cool. However, I think these mascaras look really subtle and surprisingly good!

  8. January 22, 2011 / 2:08 pm

    I like the purple mascara best.

  9. January 29, 2011 / 9:29 am

    I’ve used the black one and really loved it. I had to buy it at Christmas time due to my usual running out and being completely skint! I might try the blue one now though as it goes on my lashes really well! ps. love your blog!

  10. Hannah
    November 27, 2011 / 6:09 pm

    I love the purple and the blue.
    Thank you for doing this review – it was so helpful!
    Now definitely going to get the purple one, and maybe the blue.
    ~Hannah xx

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    impressed to read all at one place.

  12. jenny taylor
    June 7, 2016 / 2:37 am


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