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.
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.
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.