Rated 3.56 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 153 customers Good product
Bloodhound from Louisiana
I do like it. It does seem to be alittle thick for me but over all it's ok.
Jasper from VT
This is part of this bad batch that Clinique told customers "that doesn't sound right". So I will return it to the store.
I will not buy this again.
Jen from Tremont, IL
HEllo! I will not EVER buy this Mascara again. i am taking it back. It's so hard to wash off and takes my eye lashes out and when I was putting it on it clumps really bad to my eye lashes! its gross!
Love High Impact Curling Mascara
Lynn from Wisconsin
I love how long and thick my lashes look and how easy the Clinique High Impact Mascara is to wash off at night with my standard face wash. I have been frustrated for a while with other Clinic mascara's that were so difficult to get off. I've had this mascara at least 4 weeks and I'm very happy.
I probably wont buy it again, very clumpy!
Banana from Chicago
Very clumpy, won't buy again
I would not buy this product again
Lisa from Wisconsin
Worked well the first month. After that it is very clumpy and does not wipe off very well inside the tube. I have to try and wipe off on the top of tube before applying. It seems wasteful because it clumps up when twisting shut.
Does what it says
Short straight lashes from Salida, co
This mascara really curls and does not burn my sensitive eyes!
Happy Momma from Valley
I really wanted to love this mascara, but it fell short for me. The mascara is a little too wet for me, so the fact that it's supposed to curl your lashes I feel that it makes them rather flat due to the "wetness" of the mascara. I did really like the length of the bristles as well as the curve of the brush. When you do finally have enough product of your eyes it can look nice and full. Just make sure to let each coat dry or you'll be applying all morning. If you're looking for a neutral look, this mascara is for you.
This is a three-peat for me!
Diva by Design from Jacksonville, Florida
This is the only mascara I have used since my first application!
I will never stop buying this mascara
eclare from Florida
This is the best waterproof mascara I have ever been able to find. It curls my lashes up and it only flakes off in hot water so I never get raccoon eyes and it stays on for 12 hour shifts at work and hiking in the rain.
Not a keeper
Laura from In store
I'm disappointed in this product.
Not tubular or curling as advertised
Golf Girl from Phoenix, AZ
I was advised to buy this as it was a tubular mascara, easy to wash off with the added bonus of self-curling. It doesn't do any of that plus it's really "gunky". I have to scrape the wand to get all the thick chunks off of it. Very disappointed with this Clinique mascara.
Does what it Says
Tracy from Forida
I will be returning but is a good product if you don't mind the struggle of removing.
kasia from Illinois
This is my go to mascara!
Meg from Florida
I use this with the Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara and it is my favorite mascara combo!!
Worth the extra work
Lindsay from Miami
Yes it is challenging to put on and take off, but it works. Take your time when putting it on. Make sure to not have excess on the wand. Start from the roots and swoop upward. You can swoop a couple times and have cotton swabs handy for clean up. The result is more volume and curl to my straight blond eye lashes. It is a little more work to clean off. I use make up remover first and then finish off with warm water while washing my face. A gentle use of a wash cloth helps. Eye lashes won't come out unless your rough. You can use fingers tips to gently pull off the clumps by the roots as well. I tried going back to regular mascara, but I missed the volume and curl I was getting from this. It's worth a little extra work.
Elae from NH
Terrible mascara. It was lumps on my eyelashes. I will never buy it again
Just don't :(
SallyG from OHIO
I had high hopes but, omg just no. The wand/brush is dynamite, like seriously awesome, but this formula is sticky and clumpy and you just can't work with it.
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!