I've been neglecting my Mascara Monday posts, so we are back into it this month. Today's mascara of choice to review is Clinique's High Impact Mascara. I got this as part of a gift with purchase some time ago. I haven't used it until recently, because I have a mountain of mascaras. The Clinique.ca website describes this mascara as "Kicks up the volume and length of each and every lash for a look that's lusher, plusher, bolder. Pure, deep colour only adds to the impact. Wear it once and you'll feel naked without it." This mascara retails for $18 CAD.
The brush is long and thin, but fluffy with lots of small teeth on it that are tightly packed (my ideal mascara brush design) with traditional bristles. I like this sort of brush because it can easily cover most of the span of your eyelashes in one swipe. The brush reminds me of the Maybelline Turbo Express Volume (which I love). The colour I have is 01 Black, this is quite a dramatic, dark black. I've only tried a few Clinique mascaras and they were all from gift with purchase sets, I know they have a decent collection of mascara, I just never really gravitated to buy any from them.
Here is what I am working with, lashes are quite light, tips are blond, decent length I think but could be better, I normally look for volumizing mascara over lengthening ones, but some from both camps would be ideal.
And here it is applied with 2 coats. I like how the formula feels very light and glides on your lashes, you do not need to apply much pressure. The colour is very black and makes my lashes look quite long because the tips are now coloured (all mascara gives me this effect). Volume? I guess slightly. I think this mascara overall is good, but doesn't give me any result that a cheaper drugstore mascara can achieve.
Do you like this Clinique mascara? or Clinique mascaras in general? Do you find that expensive mascaras are not really worth the extra price?