I was intending to write a post on my thoughts of all the high end brand mascaras I have tried and tested but after using the Joan Collins mascara* for the last few weeks, I thought it deserved its own post. Although keep your eyes peeled for a future high end brand mascara post it will feature in!
The Class Act Mascara is part of the Joan Collins Timeless Beauty collection so the mascara’s packaging design is all within keeping of this. The mascara’s packaging is of a gold chrome design colour and feels slightly weighted when compared to other brands of mascara, giving it a sophisticated and glamourous feel.
The mascara’s outer packaging promises the mascara as “growth boosting & thickening”. I’m not going to lie, I was a little sceptical of this promise at first but thought I would go along with it and see how much it lived up to this promise. However, I needed not have any worries when using this mascara.
The wand itself looks like a generic mascara wand but has a very slight curve to it like the Two Faced Better than Sex mascara but just not quite as exaggerated. When coating it on to the lashes it helps define and lift them, giving the illusion that the lashes are much bigger than they actually are. It also coats the lashes individually as opposed to them sticking together and clumping or causing smudges below the lashes. For me, this is great for when I’m in a rush in the mornings and quickly trying to apply my make up in the car whilst on the way to work.
If you wanted a bit more of a heavier mascara look then this mascara is great for giving buildable coverage without clumping up the lashes but giving a false lash illusion. Before trying this, I tend to usually use two different mascaras; one with a very thin defined brush to create the base layer then another with a much thicker brush to give the lashes some real boost and lifting. With this mascara, I don’t feel this is necessary.
The only downside to this mascara is if you’re on a budget then it might be a little out of your price range as it costs £20. But if you feel you can stretch that little bit further within your budget, I would recommend purchasing this especially if like me, you buy two different mascaras to boost those lashes!
What’s your favourite mascara?
*PR Sample but all thoughts are my own.