Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Review: Clinique High Impact Extreme Volume Mascara

You might have seen or heard about the latest Clinique mascara to hit the market (they are running lots of ads at the moment that's for sure!

Their High Impact Extreme Volume Mascara joins their seemingly ever-expanding line-up of formulations, and while the packaging is a little different for the brand, I really don't think the product adds anything to their current offerings.

There are some lovely Clinique mascaras available. High Lengths and the original High Impact mascara are particular favourites of mine (each for different reasons obviously!) but when it comes to this new formula, I'm just not convinced.
The tube is fatter than their usual packaging and the plastic wand has lots of very short bristles. It's a really chunky applicator so it makes applying the product much harder than usual and it's much easier to make a mess than with most other mascaras. This is something I could put up with if the results were fantastic, but quite honestly they are nothing to write home about.
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After
I would say this is an utterly average mascara.. it's not awful, but I certainly wouldn't recommend that you buy it over the other Clinique mascaras I mentioned earlier. It leaves a nice, fluttery effect to the lashes, but I think you can buy much better for £17 (or find something equally as good for half the price!) All in all, I was more than a little disappointed by this one... normally I'm all over anything that promises 'extreme' volume, but this just didn't deliver.
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  1. Have you tried the Fairydrops mascara? It's amazing!! ♥

    http://itsjessicachoy.blogspot.com/

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  2. It does look great, but I think you can get the same effect from a cheaper high street brand. I have tried other clinique mascaras and I agree- there are better ones on offer.

    The January Girl

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  3. It looks really nice but I agree, you can get nice drugstore mascaras for less than half the price! To be honest, I'm wearing a Natural Collection one at the moment which costs £1.99 and I really like that! xx

    http://belle-amiebeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. It looks okay but you're right I'm sure there are a ton of high street alternatives!

    www.nayabloves.blogspot.com

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  5. Thanks Fleur! I think I will be giving this one a miss. I don't really get on with mascara wands like that!

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  6. I found their original High Impact formula made my lashes feel quite plasticy :/

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  7. Looks so nice, but its true you can get nice drugstore mascaras for less than half the price!

    http://zsummerton.blogspot.co.uk/

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  8. You'd think for that price it'd be amazing! I'm always a bit underwhelmed by Clinique products
    xxx

    www.TheBeautyBelle.co.uk

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  9. I love Clinique but love their normal high impact mascara. x

    https://allthingsbeautymake-upandshopping.blogspot.com

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  10. Great review, I'm sure there are a lot better ones out there, I've never really tried any Clinique mascaras before though
    Daniella x

    http://daniella-r.blogspot.co.uk/

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  11. wow, it looks amazing!! thanks for sharing!

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  12. wow that looks amazing! I still haven't found the perfect mascara, maybe i should give this one a go!

    http://bravebrunette.blogspot.com

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  13. I agree with you :) there are better ones for the price !!

    http://beautyllicious23.blogspot.co.uk/

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  14. Love honest reviews like this that don't encourage you to go out and buy everything new. You're right, it's an alright mascara but you can get ones that are just as good on the high street - I personally love Bourjois mascaras.

    http://cosmetic-queen-bee.blogspot.co.uk/

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  15. Oh my gosh that mascara does a great job!!!
    And you've got such beautiful eyes :)

    http://nicoleintokyo.blogspot.jp/

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  16. I love how honest your reviews are! I agree, for £17 you can get much better!!
    But our eyelashes look amazing anyway, even without mascara!! ♥
    MissJammyxo

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  17. Wow you have amazing eyelashes :)

    sophierosehearts.blogspot.co.uk

    x

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  18. Thanks for your review it's very interesting !

    http://christellegblog.blogspot.fr/

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  19. it looks quite nice but i agree that you could find the same quality for much cheaper! i think it just looks good on you because you have stunning lashes! great honest review! xoxo

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  20. It actually really does look nice in the photo, but you must have some amazing lashes to begin with to help this mascara along!

    xo Courtney from StrawberreeSwing.com

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  21. Brush looks just like the L'oreal telescopic mascara!

    www.jacsbeautyspot.blogspot.co.uk

    x

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  22. I've never tried a clinique mascara before, but I think I'm going to have to!

    Check out my beauty and fashion blog! :)

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  23. Your eyelashes do look beautiful, though.

    abundanceoferica.blogspot.ca

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  24. it looks pretty (but that's probably because you just have amazing lashes) but i don't see any of that extreme volume they promise...
    http://cloudsandcuticleoil.blogspot.co.uk/
    xx

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  25. I think it makes your lashes look nice!
    xx

    http://bellesbeautybox.blogspot.de

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  26. I think it looks great on the lashes:)

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  27. Your lashes always look amazing anyway!!

    http://passionformakeup11.blogspot.co.uk/

    x

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  28. You're right it looks good but not amazing, especially not for the price x

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  29. I love the Clinique mascaras but to be honest this one has also disappointed me as well x

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  30. Your eyelashes are so amazing! I hate mine!:(

    http://laurenlovesmakeupxoxo.blogspot.co.uk/

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  31. I love the original High Impact Mascara! might as well give this one a whirl but I HATE the look of the brush, very plastic looking and I tend to poke myself in the eye with wands like that....interesting.....

    http://mascara-and-me.blogspot.ie/

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  32. The wand looks very similar to Max Factor false lash effect. Thanks, Fleur, now I don't need to spend the money anymore. I do love the original High Impact as well :D

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  33. I guess my search for a good mascara will continue! Any good recommendations for under £10? :)

    http://conceptofbudd.blogspot.co.uk/

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  34. Thank you soo much for the honest review! I've been looking for a new mascara and was considering this one but I'll think twice now.
    xx

    crepechiffon.blogspot.co.uk

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  35. Sorry to hear this mascara was only mediocre- but thanks for the helpful review! The original Clinique High Impact is one of my favourites as well. I guess if it's not broke, don't fix it!

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.blogspot.com

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  36. Looks great still, but not worth the splurge I think. My maybelline falsies has the same effect...maybe even greater. much cheaper.

    Great review though.

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  37. Still looks great though! xxx
    http://athousandseasons.blogspot.co.uk/

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  38. omg i cnt even describe how much i love their high impact mascara, i couldnt live without it!! xx

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  39. I've always used Lancome but tempted to give this one a try!

    http://www.socharming.co.uk

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  40. Thank you for your honest review Fleur!

    www.thejewelbeauty.blogspot.com

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  41. Clinique has got to have the most Mascaras available of any brand I know of, I have to say I've tried a couple and I've been very impressed with them :)
    http://theredoneblog.blogspot.co.uk/

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  42. Great blog fleur! :D love it tons

    http://fleurdeforce.blogspot.ca/

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  43. Love how honest this review is! My favorite ever mascara brand has to be max factor however, have been tempted by the YSL doll eyes! x

    http://selfconfesionssofabeautyaddict.blogspot.co.uk/

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  44. Hey Fleur, I love your blog, i think it's honest and you always tell the absolute truth! It's great! I'd really appreciate it if you or your readers could check out my blog, i have just started it and i have 9 posts up already! I'd really appreciate it if you guys take a look and give me some advice or blog ideas! Thank you x
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  45. I've never liked any of Clinique's mascaras and I've been trying them (in GWPs) for over 25 years now. Clinique's lash primer, however, works really well with drugstore mascaras.

    Your blog is so well-written and informative. Thanks for the helpful reviews!

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  46. I normally wear lancome doll eyes, and i love mascaras. I disagree about the review on this just because i thought my lashes look hot in this new mascara. It gave mine a really volumised look and very feathery/fanned out look too. I even got asked if i was wearning fake lashes.
    I got the extremem black one. I will be putting up a review on this soon - http://beautyalchemy.blogspot.com

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  47. Have you tried model's own Grow Fast Mascara?? It's only £6 and it's amazing

    See my review here >>>>>http://fashionfixblog.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/out-with-old.html

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  48. I love the Natural Collection Mascaras from Boots :) xxx


    http://jeminixlife.blogspot.com

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  49. I don't like clinique's mascaras.I need volume but they never give me that so I don't like theme but I'm not saying that clinique is a bad brand or something cause I have used so skin products and I like them very much.So it ,s just about mascaras:)

    http://charming-lifepattern.blogspot.com/

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