Rated 4.12 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Here's the Lowdown
Let me start by saying I'm an absolute pro when it comes to makeup as well as acrylic and oil on canvas (think hyper realism). I know consistencies well. When it comes to mascara, I like a product that feels like it goes on ultra smooth, almost like it has a little oil to it so it blends and fans upward nicely. This definitely does that but it requires two coats and perhaps a little separating with a spooly over the tops of the lashes (it does not clump at all especially upon first pass but some lashes may stick together with the 2nd coat- same as any other mascara- I merely use a spooly as a technique for perfection). The consistency is smooth... so smooth. Some waterproof mascaras almost fade to a dark gray when dry. This one remains black. If you have used the Clinique High Impact Mascara (the one that's not waterproof) you know how smooth these are. This waterproof version does get a bit dry and is difficult to remove as they all do and are. If you don't absolutely need a waterproof mascara opt for the High Impact without that feature as it is hydrating and easy to remove resulting in more and longer natural lashes over time compared to the loss of lashes waterproof mascaras can cause over time from their drying properties and breakage when trying to clean them. I have yet to find a miracle waterproof product to diminish those issues but this product works for people like me who sweat on a daily. I absolutely love those rubber brushes on the market these days as they tend to impart a dramatic amount of product quickly without clumping or the need for separating but the consistencies are dryer and flaky. They work but again, I love a mascara that has a smoother pass. Again I like the non waterproof version better but if, like me, you need waterproof the consistencies between the two go on exactly the same. If you are used to rubber brushes, be aware you will have to build this product up but it is so beautiful once you have.
Most Helpful Critical Review It works, but does no one any favors. Take it from a cryer.
I give this review three stars because it does the job but there are some flaws and thus some improvements that can be made.
1. Why is the brush different from regular High Impact? I love the wand on the regular High Impact mascara, but that brush doesn't come with the waterproof formula, which is also more sticky and clumpy than the regular formula. Its a totally different mascara from the regular High Impact.
Just a regular brush on this that does your lashes zero favors.
2. This works for full-on tears, doesn't come off, but the formula flakes for everyday wear (yes this can be mitigated with a clear mascara overcoat) and it clumps like a MO after you cry. What I'm saying is it's no Loreal Voluminous after and omg it's not even worth it to keep on after tears.Just looks like short stubby spider legs on your eyes and it's very obvious your mascara is not what it was before the tears. This isn't the case with Loreal Voluminous, which though itchy and smudgy, looks banging after a full-on sob fest.
3. Try to build it and it's clumpy and makes your lashes look short and stubby even with a primer. Of probably all the waterproof mascaras I've tried, it's most effective in being waterproof, non-smudge, and non-itcy to the eye, but it looks noticeably not as good.
The only thing I could summise is that this is meant to be a waterproof TOP COAT only not a full on mascara, so I tried that and swiped it over another mascara as a topcoat, and lashes were suddenly weighed down and clumpy.
So overall, it's effective but the formula needs work and it could use a better brush, one that matches the name of the product it's modeled over, specifically.
Reviewed by 236 customers Best Mascara for oily skin/watery eyes
⭐️la from Montana
I've tried dozens of mascara because I've dealt with watery eyes my whole life. I cannot enjoy wearing eyeliner on my bottom lid ugh! The combo of this mascara and STILLA liquid liner I feel I can join the crowd again ❣️
Probably should have returned
Kerry from Houston TX
This seems like nice mascara, but I cannot use it properly as there is way too much mascara on the brush when it comes out is the tube. The seal is too large, and it is messy. Maybe I just got a defective tube, but it is too expensive to take the chance again.
Only one I use
Whoot11 from Weirton wv
No clumping drys fast.
Not what I wanted
HollyB from Huntsville, AL
Bought this because it was recommended for its hypoallergenic feature. It still bothered my eyes and I do not like the brush, too small of teeth.
Raelynn from FL - Florida
This Mascara is Amazing, I am a very emotional person and now that school is starting I cry pretty much every day and this mascara holds up to that standard it never runs or smears when I cry and comes off easily when taking off my makeup. When applying it can clump but is easy to fix after applied, Another reason I love this mascara is that I can make it look natural or bold depending on how heavy I apply it.
I love this mascara!
babs from Illinois
I've used this mascara for years and I love it. Long lasting, no clumps, NO irritation!
Good from Allendale
Good quality not too chunky.
Mascara from Yorktown,Virginia
Stays on with no running.
worst mascara I have ever used
Gwen from Tyler, TX
I was excited to try this mascara because I love most Clinique products and have used the Fit mascara with great results. I am a healthcare provider so I am in a mask all day long with increased humidity making it difficult to keep mascara on my lower lashes. I thought the waterproof formula would be the perfect answer, but instead found that it flakes horribly. Even before putting on my mask the mascara had flaked all over under my eyes. This is the first product I think I have ever thrown in the trash after trying 2 wears. Such a waste of money.
The Best Mascara I've Found in YEARS!
CB from California
I have been searching for THE best waterproof mascara for me. Been through quite a few, this one is a true standout!
Mitchy from California
I wear contacts, and I have pretty short lashes.
I wanted to give this one a try for a tad bit of a cheaper alternative (compared to my waterproof tarte). I saw it claims to give volume and length and that It was great for contact wearers. This does NOT give length and volume as it claims. The minute I placed this on my lashes, it completely sagged my lashes!!! It also smudges a lot, it left me with raccoon eyes. Will not be repurchasing.
I should have returned it, but I just threw it away...
Won't budge, but Clumpy
JennyG from San Diego, CA
This product lives up to its waterproof abilities! However, the formula is super dry and makes my lashes stick together. It is VERY waterproof (awesome!), but won't come off even with a waterproof eye makeup remover.
Marci4tennis from Redding, CA
I've been looking for a mascara that will truly hold up, whether it's just a really hot day, or a sweaty workout, and this one is it! I played tennis in 101 degrees and it didn't budge or flake. I tried the Clinique workout mascara, which also held up well, but doesn't give you much "oomph". The High Impact Waterproof is a nice deep black and has more impact with all the waterproof benefits. It is a little hard to remove, but isn't that the point? I use MAC Cleanse Off Oil for all my waterproof products and it works great. Will buy this mascara again...
Erin from Unknown
I bought this because I was going to the beach and this worked really good! The only thing for me is, is that it kinda rinsed off in the water which I sort of wish it stayed on longer. My eyes stared to burn a bit, but it was probably just because of the salt water in the ocean. The mascara itself is super natural which I love cause I love more natural makeup! So I love this stuff! And it's a good price!
Ckndrfr from Frankfort, KY
I bought this product for the first time. I thought it was a trusted brand, and it was slightly less expensive. The mascara is dry and clumps on the brush after using one week.
Karen from DC area
I usually love this mascara but have noticed that it is not lasting as long and is flaking before the end of the day. Maybe they have changed their formula.
definitely worth the price!
LTHOMAS from ohio
I do not wear makeup every day, mostly special occasions and I have NEVER spent more then $10 on mascara, I have loved all the Clinique brands of make up I have tried so I decided to give the mascara a try and I absolutely love it! I can definitely justify future purchases of this!
Mascara looked great after my tube being fliped on the rive
Sam from minnesota
I bought this because i was going float tubing down a river. MY MASCARA LOOKED GREAT AFTER! It survived my tube being flipped multiple times. I WOULD
Love the mascara, but not the brush so much
Jody T from Royal oak, MI
I have natural lashes and this brush just doesn't grab on as other mascara brushes I've used. I like the long wear though, and while swimming!
No I would not purchase again.
mauijade from Honolulu
I would use a different Clinique mascara.
BEST mascara ever
Mascara from Detroit, Michigan
This is hands down the best mascara I have ever used. I've always struggled with my mascara running, even with waterproof formulas, and this stuff doesn't run at all. Plus, I love the volume and length it adds
Good from GV
What I was needing!
Trish1 from Versailles, Ky
I was using Maybelline, it kept transferring to my under eye. This one does not, and is easy to remove!
Hope from Az
The only mascara that doesn't clump when putting on, or run after wearing all day.
I love this mascara.
Anne from New Jersey
I love this mascara and have been using it for years. It's the one waterproof mascara that doesn't break me out or give me allergic reactions. You can put one coat on for a natural look and layer it to add volume to your lashes