Rated 3.08 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review THE ONE AND ONLY THAT REALLY LIFTS LASHES!
I bought this lash elevating mascara in-store when the clinique beauty assistant recommended it and applied it on me. I have stubby, sparse, stick straight lashes. I was amazed to see my eyes transformed by long, lifted lashes. All other mascaras left my eyes looking like I'd not even used anything on my lashes, but this one brought out lashes I didn't know were even there and held them curled all day. Now my eyes look beautiful. It is a creamy formula, other mascaras are thinner and I think the creamier consistency is what makes this hold so effectively. I apply it by wiggling into base and SLOWLY brushing through lashes up to tip for the best application and apply another coat for dramatic lashes. I have oily lids and after several hours, all mascaras I've used will smear on my upper lid after blinking. This did the same, BUT I fixed that issue by applying a small amount of water-proof mascara just on the tips once I finish applying the lifting mascara and it stays smudge-free indefinitely! This is the BEST mascara I have ever used! I use the clinique make-up remover cleansing balm on my face and gently on the lashes, let it soak into lashes 10 seconds or so while gently rubbing lashes with fingertip and all mascara comes off very easily without irritation. I will never bother with another mascara again, this is the best! And I had tried all other prestige brands that claim to lift and curl but leave the lashes like a straight stick soon after applying. The clinique lash elevating delivers all day lift!!!! Please do not discontinue this one, used correctly it is amazing!!!!! I wrote a review about this when I first bought it, and after seeing some reviewers were disappointed with it, I had to write again to maybe give suggestions on using it in a way that will work better for those who had difficulty and hopefully ensure it is a good seller so that it is always available in the future!
Most Helpful Critical Review I would not buy this again.
The brush shape and even distribution is a huge plus with this mascara! Unfortunately, there is a major issue I have with this formula. IT IS INCREDIBLY DIFFICULT TO REMOVE! I literally need to spend 5 minutes in the shower to get 50% off, come out of the shower looking like a raccoon, and then another 5 minutes afterward using a cotton pad & eye cream to only get another 25% off. I'll have tons of residue left around my eyes, lost lashes in the process, and the poor skin around my eyes dries out from so much cleanser that does nothing to get the mascara off. I got a sample of the high impact mascara a little while ago and after reading other reviews with similar issues, I think the sample was for the original high impact formula not the "lash elevating formula". The sample I received was AMAZING and came off so easy. If you're ok with adding an additional 10 minutes to your bedtime routine and losing lashes, this product is for you.
Reviewed by 234 customers Raccoon Eyes
redlocks from Oakland, CA
This mascara left raccoon eye smudges under my eyes after a few hours of wear. Which I could have managed, except that this mascara is impossible to take off. My normal makeup remover, which works on all my other non-waterproof cosmetics, could not remove the smudges or the mascara from my lashes. I can't remember what I eventually used to remove it. After two wearings, I tossed the tube.
Louie K from Portland, Or
This mascara is sticky and impossible to remove.
Difficult to Remove!
bacuna25 from Phoenix, AZ
I am a huge fan of Clinique mascaras but I was not a fan of this one. It is extremely difficult to remove. Even with a good makeup remover it leaves raccoon eyes. After the fact, I tried soaking in the shower for 15 min. and numerous amount of times trying to remove the remainder with soap, it just isn't worth the burn in my eyes. And just when I think I finally removed it all, raccoon eyes are back the next morning. I specifically do not buy waterproof mascara for this reason. I thought maybe perhaps I grabbed the waterproof by mistake. Not only that, the applicator applies too thick. I hope this isn't going to be the formula they use in all of their mascaras from here on out!
I would buy this product agai
Just me from Colorado
Lifts and makes my eyelashes long and full
Oil based removed required
Heather from Peoria, AZ
I've been using this product for several years, I absolutely love how it makes my lashes look. Ladies you must use an oil based makeup remover to get it off, other removers wont work and your lashes can fall out.
I've been using this product for years and love it!
MeMe from Dallas
My favorite mascara
Alicia from Burlington, NC
For many years, I was able to use virtually any mascara out there. However, in the past few years (and prior to me wearing contact lenses), I noticed that more and more mascaras were making my eyes water and burn. Didn't matter the brand or the price. I got a sample of this mascara as a free gift with an order, and gave it a try. No burning or tears, so now it is my go-to. No problems even when I wear contacts. Comes off easily with the Clinique balm.
My favorite mascara
Haley from West Virginia
Stays on without smudging, but easy to take off. Not sure people are even reviewing the right mascara by the looks of some of these reviews lol
I would not buy this mascara again.
Xtina from Spring, TX
I love how this mascara makes my lashes look, however getting it off was so hard!
Will purchase this product again.
Juana from MI
My daughter tried mine & WOW she fellin love with how it made her lashes look so much longer and fuller and stays put.
I had to buy her - her own.
I'd never buy this again!
Christy from Winter Haven FL
Doesn't say it's waterproof anywhere on packaging but won't come off and makes my lashes clump together and fall out.
Long separate Lashes
Shelly from Chico, Ca
This mascara has ended my search for the perfect mascara! Goes on beautifully without lashes clumping together.
Doesn't come off!
Alex from South florida
This mascara does it's job in staying on and not smudging. But it does not come off with anything! i tried makeup wipes, micellar water, soap and water. None of them would take it off. The only thing that could get it off was coconut oil and I don't think that's could for your skin, as it can clog pores and get in your eye.
Goopy and wouldn't wash off
LivNLif from Carolina
Bought this accidentally. Normally wear high impact, not lash elevating. It was not as smooth going on as C.HI is. My eyes would stick when blinking and was hard to get off. Can use face wash and cloth on normal mascara but this was worse than waterproof. It irritated my eyes as well.
Hard to remove
Bren from Sherwood, AR
I really like this mascara. It works at lengthening your lashes without clumps. I gave it 3 stars because it does not come off with makeup remover, even the waterproof makeup remover. You would need to really rub your eyes with makeup remover about 2-3 times to remove the most of the mascara.
Pretty Lashes with a Natural Look
Long Lash-loving Lady from TN
I discovered this mascara two years ago and I love it! It goes on without any clumping, flaking, or mess. I love how my lashes look when I wear it, because I get length and separation without looking heavy. It's a flattering, natural look. Two very definite thumbs up!
Great Mascara that lifts but hard to remove
Jules from Illinois
I received one of these in a GWP and am on here now buying one. This is a fantastic mascara which lifts my lashes. I have short straight lashes and sensitive eyes and this not only isn't irritating, it is the only mascara I've ever used that actually lifts my lashes.
Sadly, it is difficult to remove tho still worth using for me. I'd rate it 5 stars if it wasn't the devil to take off.
The best mascara out there, I would definitely recommend it!
Karen from Dubuque, IA
I use it everyday, it really makes my lashes look longer and fuller.
Good mascara that separates lashes
KM from West Palm Beach, FL
I always wear Clinique High Impact mascara over the Clinique primer. This "Elevating" type did a great job separating my lashes so they looked plentiful; however, it does not wash off as cleanly as the regular High Impact kind which I had been using prior, so I just needed a little makeup remover to clean up the smudging under my eyes. No biggie. Good product.
My favorite recommend all the time
Spicy from New york
Love it my favorite
One of the worst I've tried
Marissam from Wisconsin
I was shocked at how bad this was. Smudged all over and was running almost as soon as I put it on. And the applicator was not effective. Glad this was a free sample. I like the original version of this though.
NatashaRem from Brentwood CA
This was a gift for my sister and she loves everything Clinique so guessing these have all gone down well. Never seems to fail whatever I purchase for her if it's by Clinique
Lilbfoxy from KY
I bought this thinking it was the regular High Impact mascara in new packaging. The formula is terrible. While it does lengthen my lashes without looking clumpy, it smudges all over my lower lids within a couple hours. It's also more difficult to remove than any waterproof mascara I've ever used. The only way I could take it off completely without ripping out lashes was by rubbing coconut oil on my eyes for five minutes. I don't get it. How can a mascara both smudge like crazy and take forever to come off? America, explain!
JE from Lake Hopatcong, NJ
Not a good mascara - didn't have the Clinique formula I usually use so I chose this instead
This is the BEST mascara ever. I hope they keep making it.
Happy55 from Illinois
I have to curl my lashes. If I don't they are short and straight. Other non-water-proof mascaras straighten out my lashes after I've curled them when applying. This mascara keeps the curl and lifts lashes even more. It makes my lashes look longer and thicker and the applicator separates the lashes. It is THE BEST. I will never buy another mascara as long as they make this.