Rated 3.63 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Good Performing Mascara
I like how smooth this mascara applies. My lashes look so long and gives me decent volume. It's no so bad even if you cry or get it wet, as long as you don't touch it. The moment you do, it doesn't dissolve or smears, it crumples like wet toilet paper. This is the same when you're removing it. It comes off in pieces. This is good if you can work with it, but to me it's annoying and makes removal difficult. It's a trade off for great looking lashes.
Most Helpful Critical Review Terrible Mascara
This mascara is terrrible. I've been using Clinique high impact waterproof for years and loved everything about it except as a contact wearer it irritates my eyes. So I read the reviews about the high impact curling mascara and they sounded promising so I bought it. I used it twice and I'm throwing it away. It clumps my lashes together when applying and you can't do a 2nd coat very well because it just gets flakey & chunky. Once you get passed all of that it looks nice on your lashes. However taking this off is a nightmare!! It comes off in flakes and the first time I had flakes in my eyeballs. It takes forever to remove it and I had black chunks and flakes all around my eyes trying to get it off. I used my normal eye make up remover the first time and it didn't work well. The 2nd time I used water and it was easier but it took lots of work. I've never had this problem with the waterproof version. I will say the only thing I liked was it didn't irritate my eyes.
Reviewed by 135 customers Love this mascara 😍
Tanya from OH
Love this mascara. No runs or flakes!
Looks great, but a nightmare to remove
Eliza from Indiana
The only way to remove this mascara is with warm water +/- face wash, you can't use makeup remover. I feel like I'm pulling out my eyelashes every night in order to remove all the mascara.
None from Kokomo, IN
This goes on well and it helps my eyelashes look better.
MelManMor from California
This mascara is very odd It worked okish for a couple of weeks The tube dried out very quickly You can only apply one coat, its sticky and not the easiest to remove Would not recommend
THE ONLY MASCARA I WILL WEAR!
Sarah Mae from Wisconsin (WI)
I've tried many mascaras before - with many that smear or flake - and I always come back to High Impact Curling by Clinique. I have very oily skin, especially my eyelids. This mascara stays on ALL day (no raccoon eyes!) And the best part is that it's easy to remove. I don't need eye makeup remover, my face wash easily takes it off without aggressive rubbing. HIGHLY RECOMMEND - mascaras twice the price don't even come close to comparing.
Not for me...
Liz C from Black Diamond, WA
Product goes on well - not clumpy. It wears great throughout the day and I really thought I would be pleased with this mascara. I use a high-end eye makeup and mascara remover but this stuff hangs around and flakes even after using a mascara remover and washing my face. I'm not sure why this is happening - I've never have seen this happen before after years of using different mascaras.
Favorite Mascara for 15+ Years
Ashley from Long Island, NY
I love love love this mascara! I've been using it for as long as I can remember. It doesn't get clumpy when applying like so many others and it comes off easily without tons of makeup remover - quick makeup wipe and gone! Love the shape of the wand too. And at under $20 I actually can afford to replace it regularly without feeling guilty about the cost. Overall great mascara!
Peekok from Oklahoma
I do like this mascara, little goes a long way. Be careful not to go over lashes too much, just a quick swoop at the roots and touch the tips to extend
Hard to Remove
Me from US
I found this to be very hard to remove.
Been using it for years
Cat from Mexico
I've been using this for yeaaars! I already have long lashes but they are really thin, and this mascara gives them volume, seperates them, and makes them even longer. It stays on really well, never smudges. It's very easy to remove (by using warm water). I gotta admit I'm sometimes too lazy and go to sleep with make up on but the mascara's so gente, it has never irritated my eyes.
Excellent for sensitive eyes
Gina from OH
Very gentle, washes off easily, does not flake off or irritate eyes
Would not buy again
Sur from Lexington
It clumped. Difficult to remove
Horrible! Extremely disappointed.
Tiffany from Twin Lakes, Wi
My first time using this mascara and am so disappointed I spent the money on such a horrible product. It's clumpy when I put it on and it takes me more time to smooth out and brush out my lashes to make them look semi decent.
Super flaky and doesn't stay on
Stoutgrad from Illinois
I tried this because I'm a fan of the regular high impact mascara, but this is horrible. It's clumpy and flakes off all day. I wouldn't recommend this at all.
Very clumpy and dry and hard to remove
Denisse from Az
Not sure if it was maybe an old product that was still on the floor but it was very dried out and clumpy. Flaked off all day and it was difficult to remove. Unfortunately I threw out the receipt and box so I couldn't return it, because I didn't expect a Clinique product not to work out. I do not recommend it at all
I'll never buy this again
Gayle from Hogansville, GA
I tried this because I've used the original High Impact mascara for a while. This is so thin and yet somehow clumpy. It definitely did nothing to make my eyelashes appear more curled, and I do use a curling tool before I apply mascara so I'm not just relying on the mascara for curl. Perhaps it's the applicator that makes it so useless.
Char from Katy, TX
Daily use. Very good.
Not worth the money.
sherod86 from Tx
It wears off within an hour of application. Dries out too quickly and is flaky.
My favorite all time mascara
Deb from Pennsylvania
I've been using this for years. It's the only mascara that makes natural lashes look full without flaking.
Will not purchase again
sarah from OH
I will not be purchasing this again. The original high impact was out of stock a few days ago, so I went with the curling version. This flakes in my eye and leaves little black marks on my cheeks throughout the day. I will be going back to the original.
love the way it goes on and stays on
Kelly from Centeville Ohio
My favorite mascara!
Tamara from MO
I use this mascara when I want long-lasting mascara that I don't have to worry about if my eyes water or if I cry. It's one of my absolute favorites and performs great. It is a bit of a scrub-off with remover or oil at the end of the day, and if it gets under your contacts during the process...ow! But overall it's a great mascara and one I buy every six months.
Great for sensitive eyes
Jenn from Dayton, Ohio
I love this mascara. Other tubing mascaras are too wet and i get it all over my eyes before it dries. This mascara doesn't do that. I have very sensitive eyes and stopped wearing mascara because removing it was too irritating. This mascara is super easy to remove and and lasts a long time. It doesn't come off due to my under eye cream and doesn't flake off into my eyes. I no longer use any other mascara.
Didn't care for it
Nora from CLOVIS, ca
I wasn't impressed with this mascara. I was able to exchange it for a different Mac area with no issues.
True to name and no smudges!
Meow from Michigan
I've used this mascara for close to a decade and nothing else compares (except maybe the CliniqueFit 24 Hour - it seems very similar, but has a straight wand and costs more). Application with the curved wand is easy and when it's on I have truly high impact lashes. It never smudges, is nearly waterproof, and will last until you wash it off. No makeup remover needed - just a little warm water soak!