First Impressions: Joan Collins Class Act Mascara

Where would a lady be without a trusty mascara?

Well for starters her eyes would appear smaller, her lashes would be non-existent and her make-up collection would have a very big mascara shaped hole in it. So all-in-all, she'd be in a pretty sad place. It's no secret that I am a sucker for a good mascara. That's why I couldn't pass up the opportunity to try out the Joan Collin's Class Act mascara*.    

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Firstly I would just like to say that I think the packaging of this product is so gorgeous! The classic combination of the black and the gold is super chic and gives the product a real vintage vibe. The actual product is no different either - the mascara is all contained within one sleek gold tube reminiscent of the 1950's.   

On the packaging the mascara is described as a "growth boosting" and "thickening" mascara. However, as this is a first impressions post I am going to have to get back to you about the the growth boosting properties as I assume you probably have to regularly use this mascara to see the benefits. Personally, I don't usually go for a thickening mascara - I normally opt for more length. To be honest my lashes are pretty sparse anyway so a little thickening defintley isn't going to hurt anyone. 

As you can see the mascara brush is pretty thick, with not a lot of shape going on. The only noticeable shape is the small downward arc in the middle of the brush. I usually prefer mascara brushes shaped like this as they make applying the product so much easier. 

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The adjacent photo shows my left eye with one coat of mascara and my right eye with no mascara at all. The mascara does provide quite a bit of length and it certainly does make the ends of my lashes a lot thicker. However the one thing I don't like about this produc is that it can make your lashes look a little bit clumpy - especially on the bottom. I don't know if this is because I could have removed some of the product from the brush beforehand. 

So I thought I'd use this post to add in a little segment of something I've been meaning to add into my blog for a while. Elliott and I were talking and we both thought it'd be a great and amusing idea for all of my readers to read about what Elliott thinks of these products too. I've seen a lot of bloggers and Youtuber's bringing their other half into their work. So we thought why not? Plus, I think you'll agree, it's always fun and amusing to see what your man thinks about your make-up.   

The outside looks like a vintage lipstick that my nan would have worn - with the textured gold design but I’m disappointed that it doesn’t carry on inside... When it’s applied it looks a bit clumpy and cumbersome, not what I expected from the packaging
— Elliott (my gorgeous fiance who I bother about beauty products)

Please let me know what you think about my new first impressions format in the comments below and let me know if you ever ask your partner about your products and what they think? Stay tuned for more amusing first impressions coming soon!