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Clinique High Lengths Mascara
Member Name: northernlovely
Clinique High Lengths Mascara
Advantages: Goes on well, defines & lengthens
Disadvantages: Slightly pricier
I am pretty fussy about mascara - believing that you get what you pay for - and I've made a few mistakes buying faddy mascaras or cheap, watery mascaras. I'd tried a few other Clinique products and was happy with those, so when the time came to replace my mascara I thought I'd try a Clinique one.
I went for the High Lengths Mascara in Black. It's a basic looking mascara to look at the tube - quite plain, though it does of course have the Clinique logo - and it's available in larger branches of Boots and also departmental stores which have a Clinique concession, as well as online (Strawberrynet sells a lot of reasonably priced Clinique). The cost for the 7ml tube is £18 though I have seen it slightly cheaper at £17.50, and as much as £20. You can get it cheaper in a set, or at the Airport.
So, what sets this mascara slightly apart for me is the wand. I have very long eyelashes and I like good definition to really make them stand out, and I had never before this used anything other than a standard wand. Well, this wand is more like a comb, and it's curved, too. The great thing is that it really does get to every lash no matter how tiny and the comb makes sure that they are evenly covered with mascara with no clumping. Each lash is defined. The mascara is lovely, smooth and creamy with a high pigment and is very nice to apply - doesn't feel cheap at all.
I've had a few people ask me where I got my eyelash extensions done, so I can guarantee you it works! (I didn't even know eyelash extensions existed until I was asked about my eyelashes and I had to assure the lady that my eyelashes were all my own and it was Clinique I had to thank!)
I really do recommend the Clinique High Lengths Mascara whatever colour you go for. It might feel a bit odd combing on mascara but hey, that's how it used to be done before the wand came into play, and it makes a lot of sense to do it like that. The comb ensures evenly covered clump free lashes. The mascara isn't waterproof but it does have excellent staying power yet is easily removed with a make up remover, wipe, or even soap and water.
If you're wanting a quality mascara then I would say go for this - OK it's a bit more expensive than your average high street mascara but only by a bit (a high street mascara can easily cost £11 - £12, by L'Oreal etc, and this is much better than any other I have used). Alternately, it would make a lovely gift for a lady who deserves the best!
Summary: A great mascara!
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