Clinique High Impact Extreme Volume Mascara Extreme Black : Review, Photos, EOTD

 

Hey everyone!

Today I’m reviewing the Clinique High Impact Extreme Volume Mascara which is the newest addition to Clinique’s Mascara lineup.

Price : Rs 1600

 

Clinique High Impact Extreme Volume Mascara
Clinique High Impact Extreme Volume Mascara

 

Clinique High Impact Extreme Volume Mascara : Review
Clinique High Impact Extreme Volume Mascara : Review

 



 

 

What Clinique says about the High Impact Extreme Volume Mascara :

 

Lashes take on a new extreme…FAST! Introducing NEW Clinique High Impact Extreme VOLUME Mascara for lashes that are ‘blown out’ in all directions for the most dramatic, voluminous, glam-look in an instant. Say goodbye to midday droop; lashes stay fuller and lusher for longer.

This mega-volume mascara has every angle of lashes covered. The NEW, oversized, multi-dimensional molded brush has a greater surface area making it easier to build lashes quicker and effortlessly. Mascara is deposited at the root of lash and easily combed through with each brush stroke leaving lashes separated, stretched and lifted. The dome tip aids in feathering so that even the tiniest of corner lashes are reached.

 

 

My take on the Product

 

The Clinique High Impact Extreme Volume Mascara comes in a thick silver tube – very simple, clinical yet elegant looking packaging which is very signature Clinique. The mascara wand is thick and a little longer than an average mascara and has small soft bristles. It has a slight taper towards the head and has a dome shaped end which can be useful for coating lower/inner lashes. Despite the thickness, I don’t find it difficult to do my inner and lower lashes – chiefly because of the slightly taper/dome in the wand.

 

Clinique High Impact Extreme Volume Mascara
Clinique High Impact Extreme Volume Mascara

 

Clinique High Impact Extreme Volume Mascara
Clinique High Impact Extreme Volume Mascara

 

Clinique High Impact Extreme Volume Mascara
Clinique High Impact Extreme Volume Mascara

 

The formula is on the runnier side, which is how I prefer my mascaras. It dries quickly enough and once dried, it has a nearly waterproof finish. Its not difficult to remove and comes off with any eye makeup remover – you don’t need to rub and tug at your lashes to get it off. The name of the mascara makes a promise of extremely voluminous lashes but I found it wasn’t that dramatic. It does thicken my lashes and added significant volume but not what I would call ‘extreme‘ volume! I’ve been holding off this review since  I couldn’t photograph the before and after of this mascara well – the after shows up even less dramatic in photos than it does in person somehow. It doesn’t add much length to the lashes which is probably why it looks less dramatic in photos. It holds up curl well and does not flake off  or melt during the day, even in hot and humid conditions. I also like the jet black color.

While I was fairly happy with the volume it gave to my lashes, I wish it did a better job of separating my lashes. I have fairly dense lashes and it tends to clump them together especially if applied in excess. Overall, its not bad at all but it not a perfect 5/5 either. I do enjoy using it everyday as it adds a boost of volume to my lashes without looking over-the-top dramatic but with a name like High Impact Extreme Volume – one would expect a little more!

 

Clinique High Impact Extreme Volume Mascara
Clinique High Impact Extreme Volume Mascara

 

Clinique High Impact Extreme Volume Mascara
Clinique High Impact Extreme Volume Mascara

 

Unless you’re a Clinique fan or have sensitive eyes or prefer not-too-dramatic wearably voluminous lashes, go for this. I like it but for a product like mascara which I discard every 3-4 months, Rs 1600 seems a bit too much unless the results are absolutely amazing!

 

 

Before & After

 

Clinique High Impact Extreme Volume Mascara : Review
Clinique High Impact Extreme Volume Mascara – Before and After

 

Clinique High Impact Extreme Volume Mascara : Review
Clinique High Impact Extreme Volume Mascara : Review

 

 

The GOOD about Clinique High Impact Extreme Volume Mascara : 

  1. Tapered wand – helps coat smaller/inner lashes
  2. Wet formula – coats evenly
  3. Dries quickly
  4. Near waterproof formula
  5. Comes off with easily with makeup remover
  6. Volumizes lashes well, holds curl all day
  7. Dome shaped end/taper helps in coating smaller lashes
  8. Jet black color
  9. Doesn’t flake off or melt during the day
  10. Doesn’t weigh down the lashes or make them crusty
  11. Suitable for contact lens wearers and sensitive eyes

 

The NOT-SO-GOOD about Clinique High Impact Extreme Volume Mascara : 

  1. Tends to clump if you have dense lashes
  2. Not as dramatic as the name suggests

 

Overall Verdict

 

Clinique High Impact Extreme Volume Mascara comes with a thick tapered wand that coats the lashes evenly with jet black formula. It  holds curl well and stays put all day. The mascara adds significant volume to the lashes but not much length. If you have dense lashes like mine, you may find that it may clump a little if you use too much product. Overall, I like the wearable volume and the wet formula that doesn’t flake. I just expected a little more drama.

Rating : 4/5

 

Have you tried the Clinique High Impact Extreme Volume Mascara? Which is your favorite volumizing mascara? Share your comments below!

 

Disclaimer : Product sent by the brand for consideration. However, the opinions expressed here are my own and honest as always. Read full policy HERE.

 

14 Comments

      1. They are THAT pretty ? wow. 😛 YOu`d suggest these over freshlook ? I`m considering getting a pair. 😛 SO PRETTY – on your skintone it looks lovely ^_^ And your lower lashes are so long and amazing !

  1. Lancome’s hypnose…i think is best….I’ve tried it and I who have no lashes got lashes like ures instantly.

    .I often think of picking it up but such an expensive mascara only to be chucked out in bout 6 months and plus I hardly ever wear makeup…just the desire to ownnnnn it.

    The L’oreal one u generally use is also as good and half the price…right? this ones kinda coating and clumping too much and anyways you have long lashes!

    1. I’ve been posting regularly so its something wrong with feedburner I guess! please re-subscribe, this happened with another subscriber recently and re-subscribing sorted out the issue.

  2. i dont think this mascara looks good on u. ur lashes look much fuller when u wear other mascaras, such as the loreal one!

  3. Hi Ankita ,I Quite liked the effect but if I spend 1600 on a mascara, will definately expect more. I Have a question,I Have mailed you, got no reply 🙁 Will you please answer here?

    So about a week or 12 days ago (at the very most), I Was using a satchet of Ponds white beauty daily spot-less lightening cream spf 20, and I Took out a little too much (which happens all the time with satchets) and as foolish as I am , I took the leftover cream that was in my hand and kept it inside the top of my Vedic line bio under eye gel, now 2 days later as I Opened to take out some of the eyegel I Saw the ponds cream has got mixed with the undereye gel…Yeeks!!! Now I Have not used it since as my sister said the two being mixed might have caused some chemical imbalance or something, but I saw the ingredients of the under eye gel and saw it has purified water, aloevera gel,honey, carbomer and almond oil as some of it’s ingredients so I Don’t see much chemicals in it,Is it still safe to be applied, if not under the eyes, but on my face atleast? Thanks so much

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