Sunday, November 25th, 2007


Kicks up the volume and length of each and every lash for a look that’s lusher, plusher, bolder. Pure, deep color. Wear it once and you’ll feel naked without it.

  • Applicator: Medium-sized brush with high density in bristles, seems very thick.
  • Clumping: In order to reduce chances of clumping, it is vital that you wait a bit in between each coat application.
  • Curl: It naturally curled just a touch, but it held a curl quite well.
  • Ease: With its medium-sized brush, application was a breeze. I liked being able to get to my inner lashes and lower lashes without leaving mascara marks all over my under eye area.
  • Length: Oh, length it gave. I love a mascara that gives phenomenal length, thickness, and volume–which is asking a lot–but this definitely delivers on length.
  • Thickening: My lashes were noticeably thicker, but they could go up a couple more notches on this, but I was satisfied with the results.
  • Volume: High Impact is considered Clinique’s volumizing mascara, and I say it does a decent job of adding volume to sparse lashes. What I liked is that it gave volume and length to my stubby lashes amongst my decent natural lashes to bring them altogether for a lovely full lash.
  • Best: I liked that I didn’t have clumping problems, even without waiting too long between coats. I loved the richness of the black color, as well as the length I achieved. This mascara is definitely worth the price ($14), which I find reasonably for a high-end brand.
  • Worst: There’s nothing I disliked about this mascara, honestly. It’s great for the price, and it delivers fairly well on most accounts. I mentioned I could use more thickening power but that’s purely a personal preference.

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11 thoughts on “Myriad of Mascara – Clinique’s High Impact Mascara

  1. I love the way your lashes look fuller and longer, but still very natural!

    I tried Clinique’s High-Impact mascara as well and I gotta say, I really enjoyed it too! Although, I didn’t really get the comb side of the brush so I didn’t use it. Did you use the comb side? How is it supposed to work?

  2. Audrey

    Thanks for this review! I like how you have a photo – I wish all mascaras had results pictures! I’m going to try this one when I’m done with Lancome’s Fatale – ew.

  3. Gerry

    I love the fact that you’re reviewing all these mascaras, but would it be possible for you to also mention how long they hold up, whether they smudge or flake, etc?

    Personally, regardless of how fantastic a mascara can make my lashes look, if it smudges on me by the end of the day (as I’ve experienced with this particular mascara), it becomes worthless.

    Thank you!

    • Hey Gerry! I’ll try – generally if they smudge or flake, you’ll hear it somewhere in the review. You can assume they didn’t smudge or flake on me otherwise!

      DiorShow is the only mascara that’s ever flaked on me.

  4. Emma

    Great review! I got this mascara as part of a gift a few months back. Needless to say, it is fantastic and I will not use anything else! Goodbye, Maybelline. The pictures are a nice touch, by the way.

  5. Sabrina

    Hey do you know if there is a drugstore dupe for this mascara? Really looking for something a bit more inexpensive!!