And here’s another mascara review. I told you I’ve been rummaging my mascara stash the past few months to find the perfect fit for me. I noticed that I have accumulated quite a handful of deluxe-sized mascaras from high-end brands recently which is awesome because they’re very handy! <3

This is actually me second attempt to use Clinique High Impact Mascara because, unfortunately, my first tube dried out on me not long after I opened it. Boohoo! I’m not saying that it’s a bad mascara. No, it’s actually the other way around. I’ve had that stashed for months before opening it. That reminds me, I have to start throwing out stuff again. >.<

Product Description:
(Taken from
Get instant drama! Pump up the volume and length of each lash for a look that’s lusher, plusher, and bolder. Dress your lashes in pure, deep color—wear it once and you’ll feel naked without it.
Given that this is also a part of Clinique’s GWP, it’s just the same size as the Estee Lauder Perfectionist High Definition Volume Mascara (Read review HERE). Although this one is a bit chubbier and the all black plastic exterior with subtle sparkles makes it look more sleek and professional.

The bristles on the wand are denser and more compact. This comes with its advantages and disadvantages. The bristles are closely knitted together that it has the tendency to comb out majority of the product applied when you’re trying to layer on more. But at the same time, this also prevents, to some extent, clumping. Another thing worth mentioning is that the wand itself is a bit too broad making it difficult – but not impossible – to apply mascara on my lower lashes. So there’s a definite give-and-take with this wand.

Formula-wise, this is more on the runny side compared to EL Perfectionist Mascara. It takes a while to dry up when applied so I make sure not to blink too hard after putting this on. There’s a 50-50 chance that this would smudge if not careful after application but once it dries, it stays on for good! Okay, not for good but the whole day, at the very least. 🙂
Clinique High Impact Mascara in action.
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This is probably the deepest, darkest black mascara that I currently own. It makes my lashes look thick and luscious just by making my lashes look jet black so there’s no question about the volumizing effect. And if I start all the way from the very roots, it even doubles as some sort of tightline. See? HAHA. I’m lazy like that. The watery consistency makes it tricky to build up the length, though. What I do is that I wait for the first layer to dry before applying another one – just be sure to really wiggle the wand and comb the tip of the lashes to avoid nasty clumps. It becomes clumpy after 2 coats but very volumizing nonetheless.

If you have really short lashes or you just don’t have the time to layer this on to get the lengthening effect you want, I suggesting using a fiber-rich mascara primer to lengthen the lashes and then use this to get the rich black color. Being runny, Clinique High Impact Mascara is perfect for that. *wink!

Price: USD 16 (for Full Size)
Available at: Clinique Counters &

Have you tried this before? What do you think?
Let me know if we share the same sentiments by commenting down below. 😉