Clinique High Impact Mascara in Black – Review

Hi readers!

Summer is really over now, bummer, but with that comes more time for me to try/test and review makeup, yay! Even if I have relaxing weekends in the summer I like to spend them outside when it’s beautiful, meaning I wear sunscreen, so that does not leave much time to try on makeup, especially face and eye makeup because I like to leave those on for the entire day to see how they react with my oily skin. And since most of them usually don’t do so well, I prefer to try them on days when I know I won’t have to go in public. 🙂

I’ve been accumulating a few items over the summer from my beauty subscriptions and personal purchases, so this fall you can expect a lot more makeup reviews as I go through my stash.

And today I’m starting with Clinique High Impact Mascara in black that I received in my Summer 2013 Loose Button Luxe Box.

Taken from Clinique’s Web site:
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.

The brush is the typical mascara brush.

I have to say that for a mascara that is called High Impact I expected it to have more of an impact than it did. When I applied the first coat I found it gave a very natural everyday kind of look. And even with 2 coats I still didn’t feel the impact I was expecting from this mascara.

Here I am natural, with 1 coat and with 2 coats.

See? A very natural look with 1 coat, and just a little bit more oomph with 2 coats.

Now let’s see how it stands against my oily eyelids, here I am 8 hours later. Yikes!

Well, this mascara is not oil proof so it’s not good for me.

Removal was easy. This is not a waterproof mascara so any regular eye makeup remover will do the trick.

Overall I was disappointed with this mascara. It did not give me the high impact I was expecting and it lasted poorly with my oily eyelids.

This sample was 0.14ml. The full size is 0.28ml and costs $19 (CAD).

Will I purchase the full size? No… I think you saw that one coming. 🙂

Have you tried this mascara? Does the name High Impact lead you to expect a bit more from the mascara like I did?

– Chantal 🙂

Note:
Clinique has a waterproof version of this mascara as well, the High Impact Waterproof Mascara.

Computer geek by day and super mom by night, Chantal loves to try products of any kind and share her thoughts with the world.