Rated 4.15 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Five Stars
I am a mascara junkie and this is my holy grail mascara. I am a Maybelline Full&Soft devotee for my every-day mascara, but I have been trying for years to find a mascara to layer on when I want a little more drama (I have tried probably every drug store brand mascara available over the course of my teenage years and 20s). I am a fiber bristle - or - bust girl (down with plastic wands!) This mascara has the best fiber bristle brush I've ever used. It lengthens, separates, AND volumizes. The bristles are stiff and dense, but do not get gummed up with product as a lot of dense brushes do. It doesn't get overly hard (hate that - hence the Full&Soft) but it's not sticky either. I have not had any issues with smudging or flaking, but it comes off easily with water and a mild soap (I use a simple Neutrogena Healthy Skin Boosters face wash to take my makeup off). I will buy this mascara over and over again.
Most Helpful Critical Review The devil
While this product makes my eye lashes look beautiful - it decks my eyeballs! I've been wearing this for a few days and notices my eyes always felt like there is something in them. By the end of the day I would have black gunk is the corner of my eye. I pulled my eye lid down to see a mess of black string like gunk. It was going into the top of my eye as well. I am not talking about a speck, a large quantity . I had to use 4 qtips and to remove the black "strings" from my eyes. Never has this happened with any other brand.
Reviewed by 561 customers 3rd Bottle
fiona J from 63043
This is my all time fav!!
Good for contacts
IndyMomma from Indianapolis
This isn't like a glam mascara, but for everyday it's very nice. I also wear contacts and have sensitive eyes. It doesn't flake and it doesn't bother my eyes.
Truly love this stuff
Lindsay from Michigan
I got this mascara in a sampler box. It was the one full size item in the box and I'm so glad it was! It looks so natural and pretty on the lashes. It's not clumpy at all and it very comfortable to wear( I also wear contacts). My favorite part is how easy it is to remove with warm water. I HATE having to scrub at my lashes and around my eyes- this solves that problem! I've had my tube longer than I care to admit and the quality hasn't decreased at all. It's not flaky but will smudge if you cry, sit in a sauna, get caught in the rain, etc. I love this mascara and I'll definitely buy it again when my wallet allows!
Impossible to Remove!
Natalie from Abilene
This mascara used to be my absolute favorite. I recently ran out and bought a new one. However, the new one has a completely different formula. What used to be my go-to mascara now is impossible to remove. I've been scrubbing at my eyes for quite some time, yet only small flakes have come off, and there is still plenty of product left on my lashes. So disappointed! Would recommend the old version but most definitely would advise against getting this new formula.
Not for my lashes
Auds from Madison
The formula feels great, definitely lengthens my lashes and adds volume. It's not for my lashes because I immediately lose my lash's curl with this mascara. To be fair though there aren't many mascaras that can keep them curled after application, but I hate curling after it's applied so this is a no for me.
Maggie from Daphne, AL
It seems like there is not any mascara in the tube. It is not good mascara for short lashes. It does not build. I will be returning it.
Not awful, but not a great mascara
Allyson from MA
overall it is a good mascara that does its job, but definitely not worth the price. The bottle dried out shortly after I started using it. Also, it is very flaky, and clumps very easily.
Wears great all day!
LW from Florida
I use this product daily and love it!
No high impact
Kim from Tampa FL
This was not worth the price at all. Will def not purchase again. Drug store brands work way better
mj from California
I've been using the high impact mascara for a few years. Not sure if the formula changed recently but I hate it now. I have never had the issue of this mascara transferring to my lids and under my eyes before until now. Not only that but trying to remove this mascara from your lashes is a nightmare, that never used to be the case and one more thing I noticed with this last tube I purchased, it has a terrible chemical smell. Not happy that my favorite mascara is no longer a favorite.
Won't buy again
Karina from Oregon
Doesn't have a " high impact " feel like the name says
Please make a black/brown waterproof!
Halloween Queen from Missouri
I love wearing the brown/black on my natural makeup days, but I would love if this color was available in waterproof! It looks great, but my allergies make it smudge under my eyes after a few hours.
Good for sensitive eyes
Morgan from MN
Good for sensitive eyes. This mascara does not clump but also isn't the best for adding crazy dimension and length.
One Chicago 🙌🏽 from Los Angeles
Very good mascara! Doesn't clump and my lashes don't stick together when applying this masacrara
It's a must have!!
Mar from Parrish fl
A must have!!
A Classic, Why Try Anything Else?
EngineerMama from Richland, Wa
I started using Clinique's High Impact mascara about a decade ago and I just won't use anything else. I tried other brands, but they were too clumpy, or made little flakes that got into my eyes and around my eyes, or were really hard to wash off, or just didn't cover well. This mascara covers, feels great on, doesn't flake, and rinses off well with make-up remover.
I will say though, the first week, it feels like it's not covering well, but after a little it seems to thicken up and work perfectly.
One of the worst.
RuskiSpice from Midwest
Clumpy, doesn't lengthen, hard to remove, flakes...I could go on. I don't know why Clinique gives this mascara away for free, because if I produced this mascara, I wouldn't want anyone to try it. You will be happier buying a $9-12 tube of a regular drugstore brand. Don't do it — avoid.
Absolute favorite mascara
Janice from Anacortes, WA
This is my all-time favorite mascara. It stays on all day without falling off or smudging, and then at night it's easy to come off with my facial soap and water. I have very light blonde hair, so I love the brown/black color that isn't quite as dark as black.
I love Clinique mascara
Kim from Tampa
It doesn't really help curling your eye lashes but I love this product!
Don't buy it
Linda from Los Angeles
High impact? The only thing that is high about this mascara is the price and my disappointment. You're better off buying a "natural" drugstore mascara for a fraction of the price that actually lengthens and holds a curl
Love it!! Thick lashes!
Zabe from Coppell, TX
This goes on great! What I like is that it doesn't irritate my eyes when I take it off.
A classic done right
Queen from Des Moines, Ia
Great! It's definitely worth the money and works well. It does smear a bit. I find myself having to wipe my under eye like all day but maybe that's cause I have greasy eyes ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Favorite mascara I've ever used
LBK from Baltimore Maryland
I truly do not understand why people have so much beef with this product. This is the only mascara I have ever worn that does not flake off. It adds a lot of volume and thickening to my lashes. It is hard to remove with just water but easily comes off with makeup remover. I have used a lot of expensive mascara- this is by far the best. Can be clumpy but just wipe the excess product off as you remove the brush from the tube.
floridagirl from Venice, Fla
I am always trying new mascara products ...I got a sample of this one and loved it! It doesn't flake or smear and stays on all day. I bought the full size in black.... I've never spent this much on a mascara, but it is worth it!!
Lunangeline from Texas
plainly not worth the money... buy drug store mascara instead... the one I bought I just threw it away after a few uses... smears easily... and flakes