Product Review: High Impact Mascara by Clinique

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Clinique High Impact Mascara. Please note: Product photographed is a sample size and therefore not a full-sized product.

I have heard great things about Clinique's High Impact Mascara; so obviously, being the mascara freak that I am I needed to find out what all the fuss was about. I was lucky enough to score one of these in a sample size upon visiting my local Clinique counter. Lucky indeed, because I have mixed feelings on this one!

Upon 1st coat, this mascara doesn't seem to do much, but pop a few coats on and this stuff is amazing! BUT... yes there are a couple buts unfortunately. Keep reading to find out what they are!

What they say:
Instant drama. Kicks up the volume and length of each and every lash for a look that's lusher, plusher, bolder. Pure, deep colour only adds to the impact. Wear it once and you'll feel naked without it. Ophthalmologist tested. 
Benefits: Volumizing / Thickening.

Clinique's directions for use:
Apply to lashes: start at the base of the lash and brush up to the tip.
Repeat to build.

  • Lashes have intense volume, but are still separated.
  • No clumpy spider leg lashes to be seen.
  • No fall out (flaking) throughout the day.
  • The brush, while it may look basic and unimpressive is actually fantastic at grabbing every single lash and letting them show off!

Clinique High Impact Mascara.
  • If my eyes weep or if I shed a few tears from laughing a lot, my eyes sting. Which then causes more tears and more stinging... vicious cycle really.
  • When my eyes run, so does the mascara. Hello panda eyes! I look like I have been.

Note: As this is a thickening mascara, if you have short lashes and want them to appear longer, you will probably want to give Clinique's High Impact Mascara a miss.

Clinique High Impact Mascara.
All in all, I really love how it makes my lashes look super full and separated at the same time. BUT, I am so disappointed with how much it stings and runs. Why, why, why Clinique? This makes me so sad. I won't be purchasing the full size of this one.

Clinique High Impact Mascara Retails for $38 AUD (8 grams) and is available from Myer and David Jones stores Nationally.

What you should note though, is just because this doesn't agree with my eyes; it doesn't mean you will have the same experience.

Have you tried High Impact Mascara by Clinique? Did you have the same experience as me?

Note: All opinions are my own.
This product was provided as a sample.

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