Inside the swag bag, Clinique gave us a makeup bag with goodies. It had two mascaras, one specially for bottom lashes, and one lip product. I know it's late, but I am overwhelmed with the amount of mascaras I have. I'm not the type who tries the mascaras as soon as I get them, and then leave them for later. I just think it's not sanitary safe. That's just my opinion.
Product Review: Clinique High Impact Mascara in #01 Black
Where to purchase: Sephora, Ulta, Clinique counter, and online at clinique.com
Price: $16 for 0.28 oz/ 7 mL
Made in Canada
Description from the website: 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.
Thoughts: When I received this mascara, I honestly had no opinion about this product. For that reason, I reached for mascaras I was more curious about. That might be a reason why I reached for it now instead of right away after receiving it.
The packaging is very simple. I like how it's not black like most mascaras. It's dark green with sparkles.
They have their logo on the top.
Here's a picture of the wand. I apologize it's not the greatest! I took this before I started using it. I think I take better pictures now *sigh*. As you can tell, the wand is straight. There's no curve whatsoever.
Here's how the mascara looks on me.
My eyes semi-closed.
Another look with my eyes open. It's kind of hard to tell with the black eyeliner, but you can still see it.
The first time I ever opened this product it was extremely moist/wet. Whenever I open and close my eyes, the wetness from the mascara on my lashes would stain my contact lenses. It drove me crazy, because it's extremely hard to remove. It also weighed my lashes down from the wetness, and it would smudge a little especially on the bottom lashes. After a month of using this product, I noticed the mascara got less moist/wet. It was easier to use and I got better results. It would hold my curl, gave me some volume, and it did not smudge. Overall, it's a good product towards the middle to end of the usage.
* Straight wand; easy to feather the lashes with the tip.
* No clumping.
* Later, it held the curl and gave volume. It also did not smudge.
* Straight wand; hard to reach lashes close to the eyes.
* Initially, very moist/wet mascara; weighed down lashes and smudge.
Would repurchase: No.
Rating: 3.5/5 Tobey's Paws
Disclaimer: The product mentioned in this post is given to me. I am not affiliated with any company nor getting paid to advertise any products. This post is written with my honest opinion.