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Clinique High Lengths Mascara
Clinique High Lengths Mascara
Member Name: k2705
Clinique High Lengths Mascara
Advantages: No clumping and a nice applicater
Disadvantages: The price.
As you may have seen from a previous review I recently purchased a mascara for my bottom eye lashes but I had run out of the mascara for the top lashes so went on a hunt for something suitable. Whilst having a look around I came across Clinique High Lengths Mascara, I have long eye lashes so like to buy a product that makes them stand out and will often go for a lengthening mascara which was why I was drawn to the Clinique High Lengths one. I was slightly put off by the price of this product but decided to buy it anyway.
The Clinique High Lengths mascara comes in the regular long thin tube that most mascaras come in. The design of the tube is quite basic, the whole thing is plain white, it has the words "Clinique High Lengths Mascara" written on black writing, this stretches the whole length of the tube and the word "Clinique" is written in a slightly different style to the rest of the lettering and is highlighted with a black line drawn above and underneath the word. The colour is also displayed on the tube as well. The mascara has a large sliver lid, this, as with most mascaras has the brush attached to the under side of it, the lid also doubles up as the handle of the brush and is the same thickness as the rest of the tube, it is a nice size to hold when applying the mascara not too large but on the other hand not too small.
The brush was also one of the things which drew me to this mascara, it is not like the regular mascara brushes but was more like a comb. The lid unscrews from the top of the mascara tube to reveal a long thin black stem, this allows you to get the mascara from right at the bottom of the tube, on the end of the stem is a small green and slightly curved comb. The comb is made up of tiny teeth which gather up the mascara and apply it to your lashes, the comb is described as a "willow applicator" and the curved shape is designed to "capture and coat every single lash giving extra length and volume". Where as some mascara brushes are quite flexible the Clinique High Lengths mascara brush is quite ridged and hard, the bristles are made from plastic making them quite sharp on the ends.
I purchased my Clinique High Lengths mascara from my local Boots, for a 7ml tube which is a quite standard sized tube and it cost me £15.00, now personally I think this is quite expensive for a mascara especially as ones I usually buy cost me just £7.00, however my reasoning behind spending this amount of money on a mascara was that it would be of a better quality and maybe last me a bit longer.
The Cliniqu High Lengths mascara only comes in 2 colours Black or Black/Brown, I went for the black version, however I do think it would be nice if there could be a few more colours in the range.
When I first applied the mascara using the comb I was impressed with the way the curved brush really did pick up all of my eye lashes, I have tried mascara with comb applicators in the past and have always got on well with them so I was confident that I would be ok using the Willow applicators of the Clinique High Lengths mascara. The consistency of the mascara was the same as most mascaras not runny at all meaning the brush could easily pick up the mascara but not so thick that you cannot cover your lashes with it. I ran the comb through my lashes and was impressed with the way it was evenly distributed, the sharp teeth of the comb ran easily through my eye lashes evenly spreading them out, I cannot stand eye lashes which are clumped together, the teeth of the comb meant there were no clumps at all, the comb fanned out my eye lashes and coated them from base to tip, the comb even picked up the smaller lashes which sometimes get missed. After I had applied the mascara to my top eye lashes I was impressed with how they looked, the mascara had lengthened my lashes and made them appear thicker, as I have said I have quite long eye lashes as it is but this mascara really emphasised them, and on top of that there was no clumping at all. I wore the mascara all day and it did not crumble at all and at the end of the day my eyes still look as good as they did when I left the house in the morning, I was very impressed with the way the Clinique High Lengths mascara lasted. Whilst I was impressed with the mascara and the way it emphasised my eye lashes and the way it lasted I still think it is a bit on the expensive side, the effects of the mascara are very good but I have used mascaras which are cheaper and still have the same effects.
Overall I was pleased with my Clinique High Lengths mascara it did lengthen my eye lashes and created extra volume, it is supposed to give your eye lashes an extension effect, whilst it did lengthen them, it can obviously only work with what's there in the first place and can only lengthen your lashes to a certain point. I also particularly liked the applicator and the way in which is prevented clumping and my eye lashes sticking together, however I do think it is very expensive for a mascara, I would recommend it but would probably only buy it again myself if I had a specific purpose or for a special occasion, for me it is not a mascara I would buy for general every day uses. Clinique High Lengths mascara is an excellent high quality product but it is slightly over priced.
Summary: Very nice but pricey
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