Thursday, January 23, 2014

Clinique High Impact Extreme Volume Mascara Review

I seem to have lost my blogging mojo. It happens from time to time for everyone ( I think..?) 
But I came back today to share with you a current new love of mine, from Clinique.
You will have to excuse the photos, my proper DSLR is having a charge tonight, so the iphone camera will hopefully do justice to highlight this beauty of a product.

I had heard alot about this mascara from some of my favorite beauty ladies on YouTube and tossed it into the Sephora basket this past F&F sale.
Having liked the original Clinique High Impact mascara, I was quite excited to see the "Extreme Volume" part. 

When looking at the wand it reminded me of Cover Girl's famous Lash Blast, and the now oh so popular "They're Real" from Benefit. This wand looks to a bit larger/wider than the Benefit version but the resemblance is still there.

I don't know what it is, but these spikey plastic bristle type mascaras seriously work.

For formula of this is quite wet, but thankfully very black. 
I usually use only one coat on top of my standard Shisideo mascara base.

Here is one coat:


Not too shabby eh?
Quite a pretty day time mascara, I'm sure two coats would add enough drama for night time.
In comparison to Benefit, this does not seem as lengthening as "They're Real" but provides more volume for my lashes. I honestly tried Lash Blast years ago and recall nothing about it to compare outside the wand shape.

Initially I was not huge on this mascara, a bit too wet right from the bat which seemed to bring my curled lashes down, but I've used this for a little under a month and I am loving the formula now that it's aged a bit.

Let's hope I receive some inspiration soon for a blogging come back!


  1. I have a sample of this mascara from Clinique and I like it a lot. It's one of my favorites alongside my Benefit They're Real mascara :p

  2. Hi J! It's a good day when I see a Lil' Lady's Life post. :)
    You know, I've ignored non-waterproof mascaras ever since I discovered waterproof ones hold the curl in my otherwise straight and mediocre Asian lashes. It seems like this non-waterproof mascara works well for you. Do you have any recs? I love the curl I keep with w/p mascara, but not the time it takes to remove it.

  3. I just got a deluxe sample of this from Sephora. I can't wait to try it! I've heard good things. I tried They're Real once and I thought nothing of it. Hopefully this one will be better! I typically like volumizing mascaras though :-/


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