Rated 4.18 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 531 customers New fave!
bean from wisconsin
Just tried the mini version of this mascara the other day and I instantly fell in love. It's just the right amount of drama, just the PERFECT amount of length and volume to keep it still looking natural. It isn't clumpy or goopy, I wore it for an 8 hour work shift and it didn't give me the "raccoon eye" look that so many mascaras give me by the end of a long day. You can go super natural with one coat, or it's easily buildable too for a more dramatic look. Absolutely beautiful. Definitely a new favorite.
The only mascara I'll use
Marissa from CT
Love this mascara. It does not clump when applying and I've never gotten raccoon eyes from having it on all day. I've gone through quite a few mascaras before trying this a few years back. I use both the black and black/brown - I have blue eyes and love how the black/brown looks. Also not a pain to remove!
The only mascara for me
Caro from Georgetown tx
This is the only mascara I use. I wear contact lenses and other products flake off and can get behind the lenses causing pain, irritation and lots of tears. Leading to " raccoon eyes". This mad are hits on quickly and easily and stays put til I take it off.
I would buy again
Jeannette from IN
This mascara does not clump. It is very natural looking. Washes off easily with Clinique Facial Scrub.
Kristy from Grants Pass, OR
My go to mascara
My Mascara of Choice
skeeter from New Jersey
I like this mascara because it goes on easy and washes off with soap and water or make up remover. It lifts and separates the lashes also makes them long.
Favorite since 2017
Kayla B from Maui, Hawaii
My boyfriends mom gifted me this mascara when I graduated back in 2017, and I have yet to find another one that compares. I love LOVE LOVE this mascara!!!! It gives your lashes a lengthened, volumous look without clumping or smearing.
KJ from Kentucky
Have used Clinique products for several years. Wonderful products.
Used to be my fav.
Marie from Hilton Head
I haven't used this in a while and thought I would go back to it but it smudged terribly and I looked like a raccoon in the middle of the day. I don't think I rubbed my eyes. that doesn't happen when I use waterproof mascara. Back to waterproof for me.
Good as a base
Bells from USA
I would never wear this macara by itself, but I use it for layering and I use this as my base coat. It does darken and lengthen a little bit but I would only wear it by itself if I want a very natural makeup look.
Expensive and bad
Sky from Los Angeles
I shouldn't have listened to these stupid reviewers. This mascara is overpriced and it doesn't even do the bare minimum. It doesn't hold a curl or provide impressive length or volume. Maybelline has a range of mascaras for half the price and do at least ONE of these things. Save yourself money and don't listen to the high ratings
emma from United States
I used this and it was just okay. There's so many better formulas out there that are also so much cheaper. It also stung when it got in my eyes
not the best
Emma from United States
It gives off good volume but I don't like the formula at all. I have used it many times and you cant even tell I have it on because it's not that dark. However it does apply nicely and doesn't clump. I've used so many other mascaras that just look so much better like Great Lash from maybelline so I'd recommend you'd save your money.
Very Light Mascara
Trish from South Carolina
This mascara is very light, I can barely tell it is on my eyelashes after one coat. I used several coats to get a better look, but it almost seems as if this product is nearing the end of its shelf life when I've only used it 2-3 times. Very disappointing.
Love Love this mascara
Cat from Boston
I naturally have one eye with white eyelashes and one with black. Due to this I love mascara and have tried tons. I love this mascara. When I finish my first tube I will be sure to buy it again. It coats my eyelashes and black, they stay held up and the mascara doesn't transfer to my under eyes. It is volumizing and lengthening.
Mendoza from New York
Clumpy, ugly and a tiny bit watery. Get literally anything else and it would look better than this.
Keep coming back to this
snicks from Pennsylvania
Someone gave me a sample size tube of this mascara years ago and it's been my favorite ever since! A good mascara is very important to me because most often it's the only thing I wear (& brows). This is the best one I've tried in terms of getting good length AND some volume with NO clumps at all! It's perfect for a natural look but can be built up to make it more dramatic - still without clumps! It can be flaky but I've found that it's minimal. The biggest drawback is any sort of tear in your eye and this is streaking. It's gotten on my pillowcase before and doesn't come off fabric easily, but I guess that's what I get for relying on a mascara that's not waterproof. I'm definitely going to try the waterproof formula next. Even on the days where I wear a different brand of mascara for a different look, this is a staple in my makeup bag! When I use heavier more volumizing formulas, I still use this on my lower lashes always. Will repurchase forever.
Sammie from LA
This mascara looks nice but I wear contacts and towards the end of the day it ends up flaking a little bit but enough to make my eyes itch. I thought a clinique mascara would be gentler but it just wasn't worth it. I switched to a tarte one that lasts longer and have been just fine
If I could give negative stars I would
Tattddgrant from Portland Oregon
I was SO disappointed in this mascara. First off it's super messy. I wore it for half a day, when I was watching a sad movie and when I cried it burned my eyes so bad!! I've never had this happen with any mascara I've ever used in my life. I've never paid much attention to water proof vs non water proof but even if u wore a non water proof it shouldn't burn, that's just my opinion.
It saved my eyes
CarolAnn from NY
For the last year and half my eyes would get swollen by mid week from makeup. After trying out several different mascaras and eyeliners with no relief in sight and not willing to give up wearing make up, I finally took the plunge and bought Clinique. It was the best decision I ever made! I love this mascara, my eyes look and feel great. I also use their eyeliners which are awesome too.
Burns your eyes!
Sarah L. from Corona CA
In quarantine I have been testing different products because it is low risk if something fails, I'm the only one that can see it. I had to head into the office yesterday and big fail.
I put in the Clinique High Impact Mascara and about 30 minutes later, my eyes started burning! Then tears! Closing my eyes didn't help, I had to take it off.
Bri from WI
I have short & thin eyelashes which makes it hard to find a product that actually makes them look good. This is the product!!! I have gotten numerous compliments on my eyes since I started using this. And it doesnt clump like most others. Highly recommend!
One of the best mascaras
Mags from Ohio
This is one of the best mascaras I have ever used. It goes on wonderfully and smells good too. Also it doesn't irritate my eyes and the brush lengthens my lashes perfectly!
The best mascara, so underrated compared to basic mascaras.
Ana from Salt Lake CIty, UT
Clinique products are so underrated, hit or miss honestly. This mascara is wayyy better than other raved mascaras. Not a fan of the TF better than sex mascara, gets to clumpy when applied to much and difficult to remove, this Clinique mascara is beginner friendly but also can be used for full glam, it does such an amazing job separating lashes and stay where you put them.
Soft on glasses
Paige from Cheyenne, WY
I have tried a few mascaras but my biggest problem is when crunchy mascara scrapes on my glasses. This doesn't do that. Granted, I'm not looking for WOW volume or length. I just have blonde lashes and want a little color. And I love it when my lashes stay fluffy and soft so they don't bother me when I'm just trying to see.