Sunday, 23 November 2014

Clinique High Impact Mascara - Review

Bonjour!

Believe it or not I seem to have 'calmed down' a little when it comes to buying mascara - I've found a couple that work well but still can't resist the odd magazine freebie - guess I'm not on my own there!  The Clinique High Impact Mascara (in black) was included with the Glamour magazine back in the Summer.  Described as a 'multi-benefit' mascara it's meant to add maximum volume, definition and length ...


A picture of Clinique High Impact Mascara
A picture of the Clinique High Impact Mascara


Not sure you can tell from this pic but the brush is a bit longer than I'm used to and the bristles are a little more splayed out. Maybe this is why it doesn't add as much volume as I was expecting but more length and definition?  The formula is pretty standard, a bit thin and didn't really do much at all when first opened but now it's had chance to thicken up a bit it works much better.  Easy enough to apply, not too bad on the clump front as long as the excess has been scraped from the brush, a decent black pigment (as you would expect) and stays on all day, no flaking or smudging. Extra coats can be applied later on - again - following a 'good scrape'!   For some reason though I can't get right into the inner corner of my eye to catch those super-tiny lashes, the brush doesn't seem to pick them up, not sure why, maybe it's the bristles? I've tried on numerous occasions but can't seem to get the knack - annoying!

Lashes before and after below ...

A picture of the Clinique High Impact Mascara


So ... I'm a bit on the fence ... it's not a bad mascara but maybe I was expecting something a bit more 'in yer face' with the whole 'high impact' thing and all?  I'd not pay £17.50 for the full size but luckily this sample cost me just £2.00 with good ol' Glamour ...!

Have you tried the Clinique High Impact Mascara? Which is your favourite at the moment?


Jen x






6 comments:

  1. I tried a Clinique mascara sample size one and got on really well with it! Can't for the life of me remember it now though haha. Not sure if i'd pay full price for one though, considering there are so many drug store ones that are great x

    Hannah x | hannatalks

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    1. Yep too many great drug store mascaras around Hanna1 x

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  2. Very natural effect!
    xo
    Stacy

    http://tastyrumors.blogspot.com/

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    1. Could do with a bit more drama Stacy! x

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  3. I've not tried it but it looks great on you. Jenny. Lynne xx

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    1. Thanks Lynne - it's great to try the samples! xx

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