Posted by Corallista | Posted in Clinique, Eyes, Product Reviews | Posted on 03-04-2013
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Today I’m reviewing the Clinique High Impact Extreme Volume Mascara which is the newest addition to Clinique’s Mascara lineup.
Price : Rs 1600
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.
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!
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
The GOOD about Clinique High Impact Extreme Volume Mascara :
- Tapered wand – helps coat smaller/inner lashes
- Wet formula – coats evenly
- Dries quickly
- Near waterproof formula
- Comes off with easily with makeup remover
- Volumizes lashes well, holds curl all day
- Dome shaped end/taper helps in coating smaller lashes
- Jet black color
- Doesn’t flake off or melt during the day
- Doesn’t weigh down the lashes or make them crusty
- Suitable for contact lens wearers and sensitive eyes
The NOT-SO-GOOD about Clinique High Impact Extreme Volume Mascara :
- Tends to clump if you have dense lashes
- Not as dramatic as the name suggests
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
Disclaimer : Product sent by the brand for consideration. However, the opinions expressed here are my own and honest as always. Read full policy HERE.