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Clinique Lash Doubling Mascara
Member Name: walsha11
Clinique Lash Doubling Mascara
Advantages: good volume, looks nice nice design, functional, sexy lashes
Disadvantages: doesn't last long, price
I've had many, many mascaras over the years and always love trying a new one. I tend to buy fairly standard high street mascaras and then treat myself to an expensive one at the airport once a year. Otherwise I rely on kind gifts from other people in order to try out some more expensive brands.
Clinique is a bit of a mid-way point in the price scale - not way over the top but not cheap either. You would probably find yourself paying around £16.00 for a mascara like this one from this brand and that's probably over double what I'd usually want to pay for one.
The mascara comes in a lovely silver coloured plastic tube with silver coloured metal twist on lid. The design is conventional, cylindrical shaped tube, but if it works and looks nice then what more do you need?
The fluid itself is silky smooth, ultra black, has a nice smell to it and is the perfect consistency. This is really where your money goes with more expensive brands. The fluids do tend to be much better quality and this does give you an amazing look and feel for your lashes.
The brush on this mascara is conical shaped, tapering towards the far end. I like this shape because it helps you get great extension and fullness on the larger outer lashes and a more delicate soft look in the small inner ones. It also allows for getting those tricky to reach lashes which is definitely a plus for me. The bristles are evenly spaced and there is very little clumping on the brush because of this.
The mascara goes on beautifully. I find all my lashes are coated and look nice with few clumps or sticking together bits. I do find it better for volume than length so if you want double the lash length then think again. If you want high impact though this is a great mascara to combine with another one than achieves good length - then you've got the whole package.
I think this is probably more of an evening look mascara because it does give great volume which can be a little heavy for day. I definitely have to say that even for £16.00 I think this is a decently priced mascara considering the quality. My only slight qualm is that I find it does run out more quickly than my other mascaras. Perhaps this is because I like using it so much?
Overall, a lovely mascara if you are willing to pay that bit extra.
Having naturally long eye lashes anyway i dont need a lot of mascara and hate the ones that clump leaving my eyes looking like they have a torantula hanging off them.
I am quite a big fan of clinique anyway with most of my make up products belonging to them so when i needed a new black mascara i went to debenhams who have a clinique counter, i payed £11 in a sale for my mascara but dont have a clue how much i saved, i think this was very reasonable for a clinique mascara as i payed £22 for my last one which was rimmel i think.
The brush on this mascara is great for getting the fine eye lashes at the sides of your eyes as it goes to a thin point at the end but i didnt like the fact that it didnt shape my lashes like my previous mascara has due to the streight brush.
The mascara comes out of the tub nicely and you have enough on the brush to do your one eye with the brush only being inserted into the tub once if you want a nice coverage for day time wear but this is not enough for me for evening wear but i did find if i allowed the first layer to dry i could layer it up to the desired thickness without any clumping which was great.
This mascara is great if you have sensitive eyes or wear contact lenses like i do as it doesnt dry your eyes out or make them feel heavy like other mascaras i have tried.
It washes off very easily with water as it isnt water proof so i wouldnt go watching any soppy films wholst wearing this mascara for fear of it running.
If you are looking for a good quality mascara for every day where or evening then this is great especially if you have sensitive eyes.
Summary: A perfect evening mascara.