Clinique High Impact Mascara – Review

High Impact Mascara

Recently I got a sample of the High Impact mascara from Clinique, this is an extremely well reviewed mascara so I was interested to see how it’d hold up. Taken from the Clinique website: “High Impact Mascara is a multi-benefit mascara that adds maximum volume with definition and length. Specially developed brush and formula work together to dramatically thicken lashes while separating.”

The full size of this mascara retails for £17.50 so I had high expectations for it. It has a thin brush wand that is easy to maneuver and work into the lashes. I found the formula to be extremely smooth and didn’t experience any clumping after two coats, the colour is also very dark. As with all Clinique products it doesn’t contain any fragrance making it suitable for sensitive eyes or contact lens wearers.

Unfortunately I didn’t find that this mascara lifted my lashes to give it the curl I’m used to. There wasn’t much volume or length either. It gave very natural looking lashes but honestly that’s not what I’m looking for in a mascara and it definitely isn’t “high-impact”. I have very oily lids so it’s important for a mascara to be able to withstand that. Unfortunately after 4 hours or so I experienced a lot of smudging on the outer corner of my eyes.


I’m really disappointed with this mascara, it is in no way better than any of the drug store mascaras I’ve tried and considering its price point I think it’s worse. I’m not sure why this was so highly rated, I suppose different products work differently for everyone. I myself will not be purchasing the full version.

Have you tried this mascara before? Did it work for you or did you have the same experience as me? Comment below and let me know.

Jay x

Rimmel Wonder’full Mascara (Waterproof) – Review


If you read my previous post on the Rimmel Wonder’full Mascara you might remember me saying that if there was a waterproof version of this mascara I would buy it in an instant because I loved the effect it gave my lashes but I didn’t enjoy that it smudged. When I went to Superdrug yesterday I saw a waterproof version and I jumped for joy.

Now having tried this mascara for the first time this morning I have to say it is the most underwhelming mascara I have EVER used, I might as well have flushed £7.99 down my toilet.

The brush is the same as the original, however the formula is so different. The colour is not as dark, it gives me no volume, no length, no separation, it transfers onto my lids AND it weighs down my lashes to the point where they actually look shorter!

If you see this mascara in the shop, AVOID it like the plague.

P.s. My international giveaway is going on at the moment, so please check it out! Make sure you read all the rules before entering. Also I will be manually checking and deleting fake entries.

Jay x