This mascara is supposed to volumize and curl. It didn't add volume and almost immediately ruined the curl while making my naturally long lashes look short and stubby. The product had a terrible chemical smell and quickly smudged and flaked. It was also very messy to apply. Having tried the product several times now, I believe it is a waste of $16 and I don't intend to use this mascara ever again.
I chose this mascara after I used and loved the regular High Impact mascara, seeing that this one had a curling bonus, but I was quite disappointed: it does work in terms of curling and making lashes look very nice but for some reason it flakes a lot! I haven't experienced this much flaking with any mascara before, after a few hours of use I find tiny black flakes all around my eyes :( I suppose it's due to the different formula, as the lady in the counter explained this one had a non-smudge formula that the regular one didn't have. Funny because the regular one worked perfect for me, no smudging or flaking, so I will return that one next time.
I have both this and the regular High Impact Curling Mascara. I was excited to find they came out with a curling one. I have never had success with curling wands but I have no issue with this one. I have Asian short sparse stick straight eyelashes and this mascara holds a curl. One this I LOVE about this is how easily it comes off without smudging off. Many waterproof mascaras I have tried are sticky or flaky. I also like that you can coat coat coat and still separate without a clumpy mess. I recommended this to my sister, who bought it, and then for Christmas got her a mascara book of mascaras from Sephora and despite all of those samples, she still likes the Clinique! She uses this to wear on stage, she is a contemporary dancer and sweats quite a big under the stage lights. I will buy again gladly even if the price went up into the $30 range.
I LOVE this mascara! I am Asian and I have pretty short lashes so this mascara does everything that I need it to do. It is quite pricey ($16.00) so I have tried many drugstore brand but I always find myself coming back to this one.
It curls and volumizes my lashes and it actually lasts really long (although I use it pretty often). I really have no complaints at all.
BEST LASHES EVER.
Long, full, separated, lifted, eye-opening, non-smudging, non-clumping if applied properly (see instructions below).
To Apply: This is a 3-coat mascara. Apply one eye at a time - top lashes, then bottom lashes, repeat, repeat. Do not re-dip the brush during coats. After completing the 3 coats on the first eye, re-dip the brush ready for a fresh application to the second eye. Repeat the same process you used on the first eye. Black is very nice. I prefer the black-brown which is a very natural-looking & flattering brown shade for my blond eyelashes.
To Remove: Bend over the sink & splash warm water gently over lashes until they are saturated, then begin to brush wet fingertips gently down from lash-root to tip & mascara will roll off. Keep re-wetting hands and brushing fingertips along the lashes until you can feel nothing left sticking to the lashes. Continue with your usual make-up removal routine for your eyes & the rest of your face.
Re-purchase as soon as the mascara seems to be feeling dry or flaky during application (in my experience, sometimes after 3 months, sometimes 4).
I like this. I'm not falling head over heels for it but its good. It curls, volumizes and lengthens a little. The con is that it takes A REALLY long time to dry making it difficult to blink without getting it all over my face.
Aside from that, it works pretty well, especially the curved brush.
Best mascara ever! The perfect match for my short and straight lashes (my parents are from Vietnam), and i've tried almost everything (or, i feel like), and this is by far the best one! It's a bit pricey, but it's all worth the money! Try it!
the formula is a little thick for me, i find that to much mascara comes out on the brush which can make it clumpy on the eyes, however i usually wipe the brush on a tissue before i use it and then it works fine.
Love, love this mascara! I'm a big fan of tubing mascaras, since I have an active lifestyle and can't worry about mascara smearing- plus, I tend to lose lashes with traditional waterproof mascaras. This one is a winner for me. It provides great length and moderate thickness with no flaking or irritation like others. Clumping is minimal especially when I comb through with an old mascara wand. I can nap, be in the rain, cry and deal with heat with no worries. For some reason, Lash Power flakes, but this doesn't. Swimming only leads to clumps, but no big deal. The price is reasonable and my lashes hold a curl all day without using a curler. I will faithfully buy until it's discontinued!
I have been using this for years and it is the closest thing I have come to for my HG mascara. I use colour black brown.
Full, separated natural lashes
Doesn't melt in heat, (even when I worked through a hot, humid Floridian summer in an outdoor setting.)
Doesn't hold a curl
Flakes off if you go swimming
I do love this mascara and I guess you can't have it all but I would have expected a curling mascara to hold a curl better...it's the only reason it's not my HG.