Hi you! Today I am writing about mascaras, something that I haven’t done for a while. It has been while since I last done a mascara review post and I think it’s about time that fact was amended. Today’s weapon of choice is the new Clinique High Impact Curling Mascara, a mascara I was really excited about trying out. I am a HUGE fan of the Clinique High Impact mascara, it was my first high end mascara and I absolutely love it and actually am currently using it on a daily basis. I was really intrigued to see how the two compared.
The mascara is relatively newly released, and promises to ‘help coax lashes to a long, bold, upturned look, without a pinch, pull or tug. Smudge, flake, smear-resistant formula holds for up to 24 eye-opening hours’. That really seemed up my street as my lashes are relatively long in length however they don’t have any curl to it so they don’t stand out as much. As much as I adore the original High Impact Mascara, it is definitely more volume than curl.
The wand is curved which is always promising as that definitely helps with creating a curl and also the tip tapers in whereas the base is wider. I found this to be really helpful, the tip really lets you get in to the inner corner lashes and also coat the bottom lashes well. The base of the wand helps plump the lashes and add more volume as it is wider. I thought I would do naked before and after pictures so you can really see just how the mascara works for me. And no, I don’t mean literally naked, I mean with no eye makeup on! Although I could be literally naked that is for me to know and you never to find out! Have a little look at the pictures below.
As you can tell from the pictures there really is a significant difference in the before and after pictures and I do find that the mascara curls my lashes so that they stand out more. Bear in mind in order to put the mascara to the test I didn’t use any lash curlers, with curlers the look is even more intense. The mascara also is more of a lengthening and curling mascara rather than a curling and volumising one however I love that as the original High Impact meets all my volumising needs. I found that the curl really does stay in place and doesn’t drop and helps frame my eyes well making them look even bigger than they really are. The formula promises a flake, smudge and smear free finish and I definitely would say that it ticks all those boxes as this lasts all day without any issues.
Overall I would say I adore this mascara, it really is lovely. I’m usually a two mascara on the go kinda gal as I need one for length and one for volume and with High Impact Curling Mascara and the original High Impact Mascara I think I have found my power couple for perfect lashes. I would recommend this mascara, and definitely the original High Impact too. You can have a better look at all the Clinique mascaras here. This mascara retails for £17.00 and you can pick it up here or at any Clinique stockists. It comes in two shades, Black and Black Brown but I prefer Black personally as my colouring is dark. I’m already eyeing up the next mascara I want to try, I LOVE volume and the Clinique High Impact Extreme Volume mascara seems to be screaming my name! I really want to get my hands on that beauty. If you want to see all of the Clinique range, click here.
I hope you enjoyed today’s post, I will definitely be bringing you a few more mascara reviews as I really enjoyed seeing the before and after difference. Take care of yourself and speak to you soon! Tanzina
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