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You can bet your bottom dollar I won't be buying this again
Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara
Member Name: Abski2001
Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara
Date: 11/05/11, updated on 18/04/12 (50 review reads)
Advantages: Great control and accuracy for bottom lash application
Disadvantages: A bit too much effort for my liking
Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara is a recent addition to their extensive mascara collection. I haven't heard or come across a product like this before purely aimed for your lower lashes and think it might be quite unique to Clinique. This was a gift and a superfluous makeup product that I would not normally think about buying for myself.
The mascara comes in a box slightly larger than the product itself. The packaging is the normal pink/green/beige cardboard wrapping with Clinique written in silver and a short product description on the back of the box. The mascara is a small, silver circular tube with dimensions of 7cm x 1cm diameter. The lid twists off and is plain silver coloured that scuffs very easily. The tube holding the mascara has a frosted silver background with a shiny floral pattern which looks very dainty and pretty.
I was honestly shocked at how small the mascara brush was, it is cone shaped and about half a centimetre in length with only five whirls around the mascara brush. The mascara fluid is quite thin and coats the bristles well. The application process is quite odd, as you are having to use two different mascaras it would not be practical to use this on your top lashes as it would take days to apply! The nice thing about this is that it is very delicate and easy to control during application and you don't end up with the mascara transferring or smudging under your bottom lashes leaving marks.
The mascara leaves just enough coating on the lashes to make them stand out and separates them well. The applicator brush and lid is very light and easy to control and let you define your lashes that a larger mascara brush just can't let you do. I only tend to put this on at weekends or if I am out for the night purely because of the extra time it takes to apply and I am always rushing to get to work. I would say it lasts well (about seven to eight hours) and doesn't run or smudge when I'm wearing it.
For a change this is a modestly priced item from Clinique costing £10 available from their website and department stores (currently out of stock on both their website and Boots but should be available in stores). The product comes in Black and Brown colours only and is 2ml (which might explain the price!). I am happy with this mascara, however I wouldn't buy it again, I just cannot get my head around the fact you need to use two mascaras and in the addition the expense of them. The person who gave it me said the shop assistant said you could use it on both but I don't have that much time on my hands, plus it wouldn't last a week!
All in all for the cosmetic obsessive's among us this is a great addition to any makeup bag and it does what it says on the tin, but in my opinion is a bit pointless.
Summary: 3 out of 5 for effort Clinique