Rated 4.09 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review High Impact Waterproof Mascara
I really like this product, ladies. I'm a mascara freak and have had trouble finding any one mascara that I really liked during my lifetime of putting on makeup, but this one's a winner! I was using the regular High Impact mascara, but switched to this waterproof one when it came out. I have sensitive eyes and they tend to tear a lot. When I was using the regular one, sometimes the tear would end up messing my mascara and making it run. This one stays in place. I was using the lash primer at first but then tried it without the primer. I like it better without the primer. It comes on smoother and no clumps. The only reason I didn't give it a 5 star rating is because it takes a while to get it off with regular eyemakeup remover, so I was forced to buy the "Take the Day Off" for lids, lips. It does do a good job but since I use the 24 hour mascara and the bottom lash one, it still takes a while to take it off. At least I don't have to rub hard. But it's worth it, the mascara. My lashes really stand out and my eyes don't tear up. I'm a real Clinique fan!
Most Helpful Critical Review High maintenance
I bought this by mistake (wanted high impact curling - which is waterproof to about 103�). This mascara is great going on but coming off is never a complete job. I've used multiple mascara removers. It appears to be gone but either after the shower or after sleeping...it's on my cheeks. I'd recommend highly High Impact Curly. In hot hot water - like shower or hot tub - it falls completely off your face. No smudging or reminence. But it'll stay on in the rain, swimming, sweating. It's perfect. No matter what the next line says I did NOT receive a free sample of this product or review as part of a sweepstakes. It cost me $24 and I'm throwing it out.
Reviewed by 487 customers Cried at ER for an 1hr and NOT ONE SMUDGE
Brenda from College Station, Texas
Fractured my knee around 2 months ago at North Gate and was rushed to the ER. The nurse went on an insane bending spree and forcibly bent my knee in a variety of ways. I was sobbing for an hour in absolute pain. However my mascara didn't smudge one bit! After a night of dancing, sobbing, and dying in the ER for 7hrs…my mascara remained intact.
Would give zero stars if I could
DM from Columbus, OH
This is possibly the clumpiest mascara I've ever used. WAAAYYY too much is on the wand when you pull it out, and the giant blobs and clumps are insane. I shouldn't have to do all these added steps of wiping off the wand (this is an expensive product and I'm not happy to waste it!!) as well as then going over my lashes with an additional lash comb to remove the clumps and separate my lashes. Spent $7.99 on a CoverGirl waterproof mascara and it looks/works 1,000 times better for about a third of the price and a fraction of the labor. Don't let the prestige label fool you - this mascara is awful.
Danielle from New York
I love this mascara! The formula is amazing. It is light and fluid, it actually lifts and holds a curl all day. I use this under a thicker mascara because it holds up so well. It does okay when layering on itself but increasingly becomes harder to remove.
Don't waste your money
None from West
I purchased this product because it is waterproof. I don't know if it's waterproof because there was no discernible difference between wearing it and not wearing it. It is so light it would have taken hours to build up enough mascara to even see it.
Love formula, packaging not so much
ACJW from NJ
Love the formula and it is truly waterproof.The packaging is not good. Tube opening too wide and too much product comes out on brush. You need to wipe excess off at top of opening and it dries up, wasting product. Too expensive for that much waste. Needs a tighter opening too remove excessive product.
ruxandra77 from New York
I went to the pool and the mascara did its job. it resisted well while I was swimming. I keep it in my "beach /pool" Clinique tote ;)
Mama of 2 from VA
I've tried everything I can think of to make this stuff work but its just not it. It's unbelievable how clumpy this stuff is. Don't even think of trying to layer either.
Lousy Waste of Money
Chelle from AL
This mascara is a disappointing g waste of money. It's gloppy and hard to get off. After weeks, this mess was still on some of my eyelashes.
Stefani from Lacey
The wand is short and it is very clumpy. Only used it a couple times before I stopped using it. Wasn't my favorite
Does the trick but clumpy
Laurena from Saint Paul
It definitely does the trick, doesn't make lashes look that long though and clumps easily. Mixed feelings about recommending it
What a mess!
Laure from Connecticut
I decided to try this mascara since my High Impact mascara tends to smudge a bit. This waterproof mascara came out of the tube with SO much product that it made a complete mess on my lashes. I had to remove and start all over with concealer as well as another mascara. Not sure why it would come out with messy wet globs of product, but I will stick to High Impact or try another Clinique mascara.
Great for water parks
Melin from California
I was a little skeptical on getting this mascara for my trip to hurricane harbor today, but I'm glad I got it! Yes it is very hard to take off if you're try using your usual makeup remover, however I managed to get all of it off with coconut oil! Application wise, it went on nicely (then again I didn't use the applicator it came with I used one from another mascara that I know for a fact applies well) although you do have to use a curling iron after if you want your lashes to look curly which I personally don't mind since my iron doesn't rip my eyelash hair out.
PS. No my mascara didn't run at all when I was in the water!
Jen from Brooklyn, Ny
I put this mascara to the test in every way possible. Not only did it hold up through many many tears, but through a thunderstorm lol. Wind and rain in my face, and this mascara did not run. Recommend!
Jenn from Cincinnati, OH
Really, really goopy. You have to scrape a lot of it off of the brush. The product winds up running after only a couple hours. This used to be a MUCH better product. After using it several times, I just wound up throwing it out. Waste of money. The brush is nice, though.
Great for summertime (ie sweaty season) from Galveston, TX
Five stars for the waterproof quality, because it certainly stays on through sweat and even rain. As someone who has tried an infinite number of mascaras, though, I feel it my be helpful to mention that it is definitely *not going to give you a full, sweeping lash look. So as long as you're just looking for a 'casual' mascara for activities involving water or sweating, you'll love it. It is so strong, in fact, that I also recommend you don't use it daily, and get an oil-based eye makeup remover (or use coconut oil) so you don't harm your lashes trying to get it off.
Perfect for beach and pool days
Dani from Florida
I was looking for a mascara that would last during our resort stay in Cabo. It stayed on all day, even after taking boat rides, swimming in the pool, and sweating at the gym. The only con is that you have to use make up wipes to remove. I only brought face wash and it wouldn't come off.
Not good for your eyes!
Farrah from Florida
I'm sad to write this because I love Clinique however both times I have worn this Mascara I ended up with a severe reaction turn infection! I hardly ever wear mascara because I hate how it ends up clumpy on your face. But I really try to when I go out if I'm in the mood. I really wanted to try Cliniques because it's waterproof and high impact. The first time I wore it, I thought I was reacting to environmental allergies or something, but now as I write this today in so much pain, it's happened again! I put the mascara on yesterday afternoon to go out. Around 2 hours later, My eyes started to itch, burn, felt like sand was in my eyes! On top of that, my eyes would not stop tearing and created the worst eye gunk that hasn't yet stopped would not stop for days the first time! It's so painful, that when I woke today, my eyes were swollen shut, full of infection and felt like someone socked me in the eyes! This hasn't ever happened to me no matter what mascara I've used in the past.
Definitely would not recommend buying this product.
Clumpy and flaky
Makeup4ever from TX
I really wanted to love this mascara but it's really annoying. It becomes very clumpy when applying and flaky after a few hours of use. Not my favorite at all.
High Impact Waterproof Mascara In BROWN
Me from Klamath
Can't get what I want. Useless.
Becca from Philadelphia
An absolute staple! This mascara works wonders, it makes my lashes full and long and lasts all day. It also doesn't flake or goopy. I have tried to try new mascaras but I always come back to this one.
The BEST waterproof mascara!
MariMill31 from Pennsylvania
Used High Impact Waterproof Mascara for the first time this past weekend and it did not disappoint! I was outside in the heat the entire weekend, in and out of a pool - my mascara did not run/come off no matter how sweaty I was or from being submerged in the pool! My new favorite waterproof mascara!
Awful! Was highly recommended by salesperson.
AnaBG from Redlands, CA
I'm extremely disappointed with this product. An expensive and well known brand. It was highly recommended by sales person. I needed an excellent waterproof mascara for I was going to a wedding. It ran and my under eyes were full of the mascara, I looked liked a racoon. When I tried to take it off with lotion, it ran even more; therefore, I ended up without eye make up at the wedding. It really was an embarrassing and horrible experience.
love love love
Beamers from Denton, Tx
I absolutely love this mascara, my eyes water a lot which makes it hard to wear most mascaras but I love this one and it doesn't clump on my lashes. I will continue to buy this!
Clumpy And Flaky
Cece from Michigan
This is a terrible mascara. It comes out in clumps and makes your lashes look terrible. It flakes off throughput the day. And is NOT waterproof.
I would buy this again
Kim from TN
This last all day