Not cheap but totally worth it! Best mascara I've ever used and the packaging is such a gorgeous deep sparkly green-black. It's just the right balance between defining and clumpy which is how I like it. I tend to put it on then let it dry and reapply for maximum impact.
I think this mascara is a great little all rounder. It is smooth and doesn't clump your lashes, however it also doesn't do so much for lengthening or adding any volume. It pretty much looks as if you have had your eyelashes tinted. It is better if you apply e mascara and then curl your lashes.
I love this mascara when I first put it on. It really seems to "pull" my lashes and make them look longer and thicker. The black is very black and shiny and just really beautiful. It is one of the few mascaras that make my lashes so thick and really enhances my eyes. BUT at first, I find the mascara stays wet longer than most mascaras so I end up with mascara over my eyes. Then, after 3-4 weeks of use, the mascara in the tube starts to dry up and it starts to make my lashes look clumpy, the mascara starts to flake during the day, and sometimes my lashes clump together. Then I discovered Revlon Grow Luscious mascara, it makes my lashes thick, long, soft and the mascara doesn't dry out in the tube as quickly as with Clinique's....plus it half the price.
I wouldn't exactly call this "high impact," despite the name. After several coats, my lashes were only slightly more noticeable. I couldn't get it to build. However, the product does have some redeeming features (I don't want to completely rip on it). Like it's extremely black, doesn't flake, and may be more appropriate for a teen starting out with makeup, someone who has a lot of lashes, or someone who wants a conservative everyday look for work.
This mascara did not work for me. I have thin, long lashes and this made them clump like crazy. Wouldn't buy this again.
I don't have much experience with Clinique's eye makeup products, nor do I have the slightest interest to delve into trying them out more (I'm more of a MAC, UD, and WNW kinda girl), so who knew that I would absolutely fall in LOVE with a mascara that I got in mini size in a GWP at a Clinique counter, and it soon becomes my ultimate HG, and then.....I never even buy it???? Lol what's wrong with me? I don't buy mascara that often, and when I do, it's to repurchase one of my other drugstore holy grails. I don't like to have more than 5 mascaras at one time. I have some minis from some higher end brands like Urban Decay and Tarte, but none that have impressed me, or wowed me enough to spend 20+ dollars on something that I would just throw out in four months.
Then THIS came along....I can honestly say that this surprise gem FAR surpasses any other mascara I've tried. It's the deepest, glossiest black, with somewhat of a wet formula, but not too wet (my long lashes seem to HATE wet mascaras). This DID not, WOULD not clump whatsoever (which is why it's many steps above my HG L'Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black, which I love, but it can get clumpy at times). The Clinique HI didn't make my lashes feel brittle, but actually made them feel softer (I tested it once I removed it). It also holds a curl VERY well, and didn't smudge on me. I wear glasses sometimes, and most mascaras, no matter what, seem to leave at least a couple black flakies under my eyes throughout the day, but this one didn't. It is really more of a lengthening mascara, but still gives amazing, full definition and clean separation. It didn't give me the dreaded 'spider-lash' effect, it just made my lashes look long, full and lush. I highly recommend this product, and the price ($15 USD) really isn't bad at all. I will definitely be picking this up again the next time I'm at Macy's! I just can't believe I didn't purchase it sooner!
This is the best blackest mascara ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My eyelashes are longish but not too thick, and this mascara makes them to die for. It thickens and adds crazy volume, wears well, and removes easily.
I really don't like it, It's like all my lashes stick together ..
This product did not work for me as I hoped it would. I know its pretty popular and there most selling mascara but I think it seems very average. My lashes are naturally long and this added some volume and its a very nice dark black. It didnt thicken though even when I put a million coats on and flaked a little sadly. I think this is a nice everyday mascara but nothing special
This mascara was pretty nice. It separated my lashes nicely and didn't clump, but it did not lengthen my lashes. That was what I had been hoping for. This mascara is great for everyday use, but I don't think it was worth $15.