Thursday, 31 May 2012

Clinique High Impact Curling Mascara Review

Since I started to wear make up as a teenager, I always found myself changing mascara brand in the attempt to find a mascara that didn't run, or flake. Mascaras that stayed put on some friends would run and make me look like a panda.

I think everyone goes on a quest to find their perfect mascara, which by no means will be the best mascara for the person standing next to you. I finally found mine by accident last year. After trying many of the drugstore brands I moved onto the more expensive end, starting with Lancome, and finally ending with Clinique. I'm a big fan of the Clinique 3-Step Skincare range, and during bonus time I received a miniature mascara in the gift bag. Running low on mascara, I gave it a go and haven't turned back since. 

The mascara I am now in love with is: Clinique's High Impact Curling Mascara. Despite not using it for it's curling ability, it does hold a curl quite well, but my main interest in this mascara is the staying power and the lack of flaking and running. I love it. I tried another Clinique mascara recently (another bonus time mini) and despite being the regular "Clinique's High Impact Mascara", I just couldn't get on with it. It may well simply be that I'm used to the curved brush, as there was nothing wrong with the formula in the slightest.

This is very easy to apply, lasts quite some time and even by the end of the work day, I have no flaking or dark circles under my eyes as a result of the mascara running. Often I wear a primer underneath, but regardless of that this stays put. 

Clinique High Impact Curling Mascara
The Curved Wand.

After a day at work!

Despite loving this mascara to pieces, I'm sure in the future I will no doubt give others a try but this will always be my go to mascara. 

What is your favourite mascara?

Kate x


  1. This mascara looks like it gives a similar effect to a Dior one that I read a blog about on Fleur De Force's blog (I forget the name though :/) so I'm very impressed, and thanks for bringing this to my attention! I've been buying the same L'Oreal Volume Million Lashes mascara for years and keep thinking I need to upgrade and this one looks like a cheaper alternative to the Dior :)


    1. I think I read the same post, the Dior one does look pretty good! :)


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