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Mascara - Clinique - High Impact Curling Mascara

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rated 3.4(156 reviews)

  • Average Rating: 3.4
  • 56% would buy again
  • Package Quality: 4.0
  • Price: $$$

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rated 5 of 5 on 11/16/2014 10:00:00 AM More reviews by mactracey

Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure Hair: Grey, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue

This is my go-to mascara. I usually add others to my mascara routine (what can I say, I'm a child of the 80's and less is not more when it comes to mascara). This is always the mascara I finish with. When you first get it, you will think it's too gunky and wet, and it is, but after you use it a few times, it settles down and does a fine job. You will have to wipe the brush a bit on the side of tube to get excess off. However- that being said, this mascara is budge proof, you will not have runs or flakes and yet it still comes off with regular face wash and water. It's huge on lashes too. I get stopped frequently and asked what kind of mascara I have on. It looks like false lashes. Now for the last year I have used a MAC zoom lash for my first layer and then this on top, but if I had to pick one this Clinique one is the one I would have to use. And best of all it's reasonably priced. And I would pay anything for good mascara (and have), so know that while I love a bargain, when it comes to mascara (or any makeup for that matter) I will splurge if I think it's worth it!

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rated 3 of 5 on 10/17/2014 7:54:00 PM More reviews by Yumi2

Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure Hair: Brown, Other, Other Eyes: Brown

I have mediocre feelings about this mascara...This mascara get better as it ages as the initial formula is way to wet. The name of it is false advertising, it wasn't high impact in terms of what it did for me and it didn't help to hold a curl but what I do love about it is that it doesn't clump, flake or smudge in the slightest. If you are looking for a very natural looking mascara that doesn't smudge or end up under your eyes and incredibly easy to remove this is it. I like to layer this on top of Loreal's Voluminous mascara to stop the voluminous mascara from creating the dreaded panda eye. I think it works perfect as a top coat to stop other mascaras from smudging...on it's own, it doesn't give me the affect I'm looking for since it doesn't give volume or length. Final verdict, good top coat mascara.

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rated 4 of 5 on 9/11/2014 10:50:00 AM More reviews by 73steph

Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown

I want to try other tubing mascaras, so I said I wouldn't repurchase. I was initially very frustrated w this mascara because it's so wet and the brush pulls out way too much product. I've since figured out how to use it and I like it ok after it's aged a bit ;) I like to start w CG lashblast volume or lashblast length then layer this over. The key is building it up slowly and adding a small amount each swipe through. The key is getting all that excess mascara scraped back into the tube. I do each eye individually because once it dries, it's not moving anymore. I love that it doesn't budge or flake and is easily removable with warm water. I'm going to try out some different brands because I know there are better brushes out there :)

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rated 5 of 5 on 8/12/2014 11:31:00 PM More reviews by electropop3545

Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure Hair: Black, Other, Other Eyes: Brown

I used to use the Blinc Kiss Me mascara religiously as I have the unique ability to melt off any hyped mascara out on the market. Tubing mascaras were the only option for me and the only one I knew of that was fairly well known was Blinc. After I had realized I had mistaken the High Impact mascara for the curling version of it and decided to try this one out.
Turns out, its a great mascara! Blinc would set my lashes a bit too hard but the Clinique one left my lashes rather soft. Its volumizing, lengthening and gives good separation in my opinion if you build it up.*** I found that the trick was to wipe the mascara wand on a tissue first then applying several coat which makes it virtually clump free.
For those that have trouble finding a good tubing mascara, this is the one!

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rated 4 of 5 on 8/2/2014 5:19:00 AM More reviews by koihimi

Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Not Sure Hair: Brunette, Other, Other Eyes: Hazel

I was looking for mascara that would not leave with raccoon eyed as I have oily lids. I did not want it to be waterproof however. Here it is! It's not the easiest to apply mascara but lasts all day (no matter how long the day lasts) and I do not have to worry about it: it does not fall off, it does not smudge, it gives me long voluminous lashes and it comes off with warm water easily. I only wish it was easier to apply it. BTW don't see a point in curved applicator. In fact I use my own applicator to apply it. That's how ugly is inbuilt one((

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rated 1 of 5 top reviewer on 3/26/2014 3:55:00 PM More reviews by katwalker

Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel

First, I did not realize this was a tubing mascara when I bought it, so one lippie off for that - the promotional materials should make that clearer. I hate tubing mascaras and never would have bought it had I known. Second, I have flaking problems some days. I don't know what I'm doing differently those days (perhaps applying too much at once instead of in layers?), but it is annoying. Minus another lippie.Third, even with using a curler first, I don't notice a curling effect, and since this purports to be a curling mascara, another lippie off for that. Finally, I have long lashes, but after a week of using this mascara, they seem shorter (even when the mascara is off). I think the mascara or how the mascara is removed is breaking off the ends of my lashes. Minus two lippies for lash damage! I'm moving back to a traditional mascara.

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rated 4 of 5 on 1/20/2014 3:00:00 PM More reviews by Doody999

Age: 44-55 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure Hair: Blond, Other, Other Eyes: Blue

This is what I would term a "wet" mascara. Apply 2 coats & allow to dry then add a third and you will have amazing lashes; I'm frequently asked if I'm wearing false lashes! This mascara does not move - no smears, smudges, black eyes. However removing it is weird; even waterproof eye make up remover will not take this stuff off. You must wash your eyes with warm/hot water to "melt" it off; it then peels off like plastic - a little disconcerting but worth it for the effect.

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rated 1 of 5 on 1/10/2014 10:19:00 AM More reviews by ZannaSut

Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Other, Other Eyes: Blue

I have this mascara in Brown, and it is literally the worst (and therefore fully the most overpriced) mascara I have ever used. As soon as it dries, it crumbles off, and that is no exaggeration. Secondly, and my biggest peeve with this mascara, the wiper is far too big and thus the brush comes out with so much product on it is impossible even to see the bristles any more. I have to scrape and scrape it to get it less goopy and disgusting. It's clumpy too once on. For a mid to high end mascara this is just embarrassing. If I can be bothered I scrape it loads and put it on my (quite dark) brows but mostly I can be bothered to mess with it, waste of time...

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rated 2 of 5 on 11/3/2013 10:50:00 AM More reviews by demiller

Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Black

Very easy to remove. Doesn't smudge or clump. Adds volume but takes time to dry

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rated 5 of 5 on 10/21/2013 10:06:00 AM More reviews by CanadaGirlToo

Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure Hair: Brown, Curly, Fine Eyes: Green

I love this mascara. It goes on really nicely and does not clump. I find that it stays on really well without flaking. It is not a waterproof mascara, but holds up really well even in humid conditions; I can even wear it to the gym.

I usually find mascara tough to remove. But not this one. It is super easy to remove. All you need is warm water, and then it comes off of the lashes in little tubes. A number of reviewers have complained that makeup removers don't work, but they aren't supposed to. I have never had an issue removing tbsp when following the directions. All it takes is a bit of warm water, and then gentle pressure to pull off the mascara.

Love this stuff.

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