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I can highly recommend this for definition
Clinique High Definition Lashes
Member Name: rotunda
Clinique High Definition Lashes
Advantages: I love the natural look it gives me
Disadvantages: On the expensive side
I am a huge fan of Clinique make up and one of my favourites in this range is their High Definition Lashes Mascara. As with everything else in this range it does not come cheap. At £15 for a standard sized 7g tube, the price may be enough to put some people off, but I can highly recommend this particular mascara as it has excellent staying power and gives me the lash look I am after.
Clinique High Definition Lashes Mascara comes in a small range of colours to choose from, in fact I think there is only black and black / brown, however, this isn't a particular disadvantage as far as I am concerned as I always opt for a black mascara as I have dark eyes and hair and anything lighter than black would probably have little effect in defining my lashes.
The first thing I would have to say about this mascara is the packaging. It is a black plastic tube with the lid in shiny plastic. The lid houses the applicator and wand and the unique looking two-sided brush which I will explain in a little while.
With a lot of mascaras I have used I have found them to be rather thick and glumpy - I am sure you know what I mean when Is ay that there is nothing worse than feeding your mascara wand into the tube, giving it a little pump and the brush comes out absolutely matted and coated in thick clumps of mascara that you just know you don't want to put onto your lashes. Not so with High Definition Lashes Mascara. There is not a clump in sight, even after I have been using the same tube for a couple of months.
I have fairly long lashes anyway but for the daytime at work I prefer to opt for the more natural look when I am at work and I will usually apply just one or maybe two coats. If I am going out at night after work with friends then I will top my mascara up by applying another coat or two on top. These additional applications really do open my eyes up more and do not make my lashes look false or clumped together, just more dramatic really, and I love the look this mascara gives me.
I cannot describe this mascara without explaining to you about the really unique applicator brush which comes with it. It is two sided. What do you mean by that, I hear you ask? Well, let me explain. One side of the brush has tiny little bristles which the mascara clings to and I brush this onto my lashes and once it has dried (which does not take too long at all) I then use the comb side to pull through and separate my lashes, thus giving me a more natural and even lash look. I love it!
I can really feel the difference though when I use the bristle sided part of the brush to apply the mascara to when I then use the comb side to separate my lashes. The comb side tugs more at my lashes as it separates them, though it does not tug enough to pull my lashes out. It is gentle and effective and gives an excellent natural look as my lashes look a much darker colour but look naturally defined rather than looking as though I have just applied my mascara.
I love the fact that the applicator wand is longer than most other mascara wands I have used before. I think the added length really enables me to apply the mascara with a lot more precision and allows me to get right into the corners of my lashes - you know, those tiny little ones that sit right beside the tear ducts or at the outer edges of the top and bottom lids. This really helps to open my eyes up and gives me a wide-awake look, which I love.
In my experience, Clinique High Definition Lashes Mascara is very long lasting. I apply it at approximately 7.30am every morning for work, I generally manage to look in the mirror at least twice a day and if I need to touch up I will, and it lasts me till I get home every evening at about 6.00pm. However, having said that it is rare that I will notice any flecks having fallen off during the day and it does not smudge, despite me looking down a lot during the day as I complete paperwork and talk to customers.
It is easy to remove with simple baby wipes or my Clinique Make Up Remover. A couple of wipes and its all gone - and it doesn't leave me with Panda Eyes. I can heartily recommend this wonderful mascara to you. It won't give you massively longer lashes, but it colours well, its long lasting and has a lovely natural finish.
Summary: Definitely one of my favourites