I've had this mascara for about 2 weeks and have been enjoying it. That being said, this is a very average mascara and it doesn't really do anything special. It doesn't really lengthen, thicken, separate or curl amazingly but it does get the job done. This is more of a wet formula mascara and the brush is your average fibre mascara brush. I do lean towards this mascara when choosing in the morning though because it does so a bit of everything. Nothing amazing that I would use for a night look but it is a perfect daytime mascara for me.
I have yet to find a mascara by Clinique that I like, and this one is no exception. It's just so...AVERAGE. I don't know where the name "High Impact" comes from, as this is not a dramatic, false lash look mascara. The good news is it isn't clumpy, and it does give a natural look if that is what you are after. I prefer a more false lash look, and would not repurchase this medicocre mascara.
I received this product as a sample gift with purchase so I cannot comment on whether I would buy this product again. I do think there are drugstore mascaras that perform just as well if not sometimes better than high end products though at a fraction of the price so I have reserved feelings about high end mascaras in general.
I have fairly long natural lashes for an Asian girl, though they are a little sparse. This product is quite good. The brush was round and easy to use though I found it difficult to get to the very end of the lash line - could just be my own eye shape though. The product tended to gather at the end of the brush which sometimes created clumps, but were easily fixable with a few extra strokes.
I find the result not very different to what drugstore mascaras are capable of and I think this is to do with my application technique rather than the formula per se. Though I could be completely wrong about that, there have been products that are absolute disasters to work with and Clinique's High Impact Mascara is not one of them. My lashes look longer and fully whilst still being natural - not sure where the name 'High Impact' comes from as I would have expected dramatic falsies-like lashes but definitely a mascara that works for me!
This is my HG mascara. For reference, my lashes are black, thick, and moderately long. The color is extremely black. In general, it gives more volume than length, but the best thing about it is that you can add coat after coat to build up length and it never clumps. I can end up with very dramatic, yet natural looking mascara that never looks clumpy or spidery no matter how many coats I use. My lashes always look soft and never stiff with this mascara. It also doesn't flake, which as a contact wearer, is very important. It will smudge if you touch your eyes, but what non-waterproof mascara won't? The only downside is the price, at about $14 per tube. But if you buy other Clinique products, it's frequently included as a GWP. I find the GWP sizes last just as long as the full-size tubes anyway. Also, enough people get the GWP size that it's never hard to find in swap or on Ebay for a price comparable to drugstore mascaras.
I'm surprised that this doesn't have better reviews, I think that this mascara is amazing. It both thickens and lengthens my lashes in a dramatic but natural way and the best thing about it is that even after a long day at work I never find any horrible flakes under my eyes. It also washes off really easily and I feel that it is pretty kind and gentle to my lashes and eyes. Clinique have just released a new shade called 'Brightening Black' which I think might be LE -I tried it recently and it's great, I would very much recommend it. It's actually an extremely dark blue shade that looks nearly black and works very well at making my eyes seem whiter and brighter.
What I love about this mascara is that no matter how many coats you apply this baby won't clump your lashes at all. It's pretty average and I'm glad I didn't pay full price for this (AUD$38).
It doesn't do much and I should've listened to most of the reviews here on MUA. It will lengthen your lashes and add only a little volume but it does nothing else. I would say it has an average formula/texture because it's not TOO thin that it'll run off my lashes but it isn't thick enough to give me that desired umph.
I got this in a kit when I bought a clinique bronzer + lip gloss and I came to super love this mascara! I love the way it volumizes my lashes.
I don't really use mascara to add volume or length to my lashes, I rather like to add them colour as they have a very light colour when compared to my overall complexion which basically makes me look hairless on the eyelids.
This product in black helps me get the right colour without being unnatural or completely invisible.
It never cakes or gives you spider legs when applied rightly, and I find the staying power pretty good considering this is no waterproof.
As expected from Clinique it doesn't irritate, removes easily when you want to and is worth the price!
This is one of my all time favorite mascara. It makes my lashes look longer and fuller without it looking caked on. Very natural looking as well. I like to do my top lashes first and then the bottom without adding any more products on the brush. I like how it makes it look like I put eyeshadow under my eyes even though I don't because it makes my eyes look bigger. This is a little pricier than drugstore products but definitely worth it for me. I had 2 sample sizes and a regular sized one that I lost during me moving around which was quite unfortunate and haven't quite gotten around to purchasing more.
I have sensitive eyes, and Clinique is great. This mascara was not irritating at all. It also stayed put very well for a non-waterproof mascara (I really dont like waterproof mascaras). I never had a problem with flaking or racoon eyes. My complaint would be that I really didnt like the brush. Its quite large, and didnt really seperate my lashes as well as I would like.