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Clinique High Lengths Mascara Review

Recently Melita Health and Beauty gave me a Clinique Gift Set and one of the products that came in it is this sample size Clinique High Length Mascara.

Clinique High Lengths Mascara

Clinique High Lengths Mascara

The mascara wand caught me by surprise! It’s a neon green, silicon wand with short bristles and it’s curved. I’ve never used anything like this wand before.

Here’s what this mascara claims:

Stretch limp, lifeless lashes to lengths beyond your wildest expectations. Eyes will look noticeably wider and fully energized as the curved, fine-toothed comb finds the tiniest lashes and brings them out of hiding.

Ophthalmologist tested. Appropriate for sensitive eyes.

I thought that this mascara wand was really cool when I saw it. Problem is, as soon as I tried putting on my first stroke of mascara I poked myself in the eye with it. Ruined all my makeup, my eye was stinging and yeah, I wasn’t a happy bunny.

I was then much more careful and tried again. I’m still not keen on this mascara wand even though I didn’t hit myself in the eye with it again. It’s very stiff, it’s too wide for my eye and it’s very difficult for me to do my outer corner lashes with it. It also doesn’t feel comfortable when I apply the mascara with this, possibly because the wand is too stiff.

As for the mascara itself, here’s what my eyelashes looked like after.

Clinique High Lengths Macara Swatch

Clinique High Lengths Macara Swatch

I do like that it’s not a clumpy mascara and it did hold the curl to my lashes. It’s really fantastic for a natural mascara look.

I didn’t find that it lengthened my lashes much (if at all) and even though the wand is very small, I still managed to get some on my eyelid.

This did last all day and looked the same throughout the day. It didn’t flake off onto my face and it didn’t irritate my eyes (after they were done being irritated from being stabbed).

I have a personal grudge against this mascara (lol), but it is a nice one for a natural mascara look, particularly for people with sensitive eyes.

Besos

Pupa Vamp! Extreme Mascara Review

Pupa Vamp Extreme Mascara Before and After

Pupa Vamp Extreme Mascara Before and After

Pupa Milano’s importers in Malta kindly sent me this mascara to try out. it’s the Vamp! Extreme Mascara.

The mascara tube itself is quite thick and it has a silver chrome finish with black writing and the Pupa Milano logo in red and it comes in a red box. I’m a big fan of all Pupa Milano’s packaging, I simply adore their aesthetic.

The mascara wand itself is quite thick and the bristles are short. It’s made out of an elastic and flexible material and it has an elliptical shape. The bristles are quite spaced out so while applying this mascara, I applied it in a zig zag motion. At the first stroke, the wand dispensed a very generous amount of product and I didn’t find myself needing many more strokes to achieve the look I did.

The mascara tube makes a clicking sound when it’s closed all the way. This is awesome for ensuring that it’s properly closed for the mascara not to dry out.

The mascara is not waterproof and it feels quite “wet”. I applied this straight after curling my lashes and since I had quite a lot of product on my lashes, the curl didn’t hold very well. As a recommendation, if you’re concerned about having curled lashes, apply a thin coat of a waterproof mascara before applying this for thick, full and curled lashes.

I also found that this can be really great for people who like a spidery lash look. When I had very little on, my lashes were separate and when I was adding more mascara my lashes were becoming more spidery. I wasn’t going for his look today so I combed them out with a spoolie brush to get  a bit more separation.

In terms of longevity, I’m very happy with this. It did not flake off onto my face and that’s certainly a plus!

I hope that you found this little review helpful. 🙂

Besos