I've written many times about how I think Maybelline Lash Sensational Sky High is one of the best mascaras on the high street; it lifts and lengthens lashes, and then locks them in place all day long. With an RRP of £11.99, it's at the lower end of the price range of mascaras – but I think I've found one that's even cheaper and gives a similar result.

I've been testing Collection's Mile High Mascara for a few days now, and I've been really impressed with the results for its price. Mile High costs £6.99 from Boots, but I've also spotted it reduced to £5.95 on justmylook.com.

Mile High has an RRP of £6.99

* Collection Mile High Mascara, £6.99 from Boots

Mile High Mascara by Collection has a slim, tapered silicone wand and an intense black formula enriched with lash-nourishing bamboo extract. It claims to make lashes look three times longer and fuller for up to 24 hours.

What I like about is that the brush it great for pressing right into the base of the lashes without it smudging everywhere, and the formula gives a really decent amount of length and definition, especially after two coats, and without any clumps. It also lasts remarkably well all day with no smudging or flaking (although if you're going out in the evening, you might want to add another layer). It removes easily with an eye make-up remover or balm cleanser at the end of the day.

Laura wearing Collection Mile High Mascara

My eyelashes are pretty wild, growing in all directions, but I think this is a great, natural-looking, everyday mascara.

Comparing it to my favourite Maybelline Sky High, I'd say that it doesn't quite have the same lifting and separating effect, nor does it 'lock' lashes in place to keep them up – when wearing Sky High, my lashes do not budge. The bristles on the Maybelline brush are also slightly longer, meaning the comb through the hairs more effectively.

While I don't think I'll be saying goodbye to Maybelline Sky High any time soon, Collection Mile High is a good mascara at a good price.

Maybelline Sky High is a favourite with beauty editors

* Maybelline Lash Sensational Sky High Mascara, £9.13 from Amazon (was £12.99)

While we're talking great mascaras, Kendall Jenner recently said that she's "obsessed" with L'Oréal Paris Panorama Mascara, currently £8.24 – and we think it's worth the hype too.

And if it's lash separation you're after, you should check out REFY's unusually shaped Lash Sculpt, £20.

By Editor