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High Impact Mascara by Clinique

High Impact Mascara

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look: everyday
Variation: Black
Black Black/Brown

Top Reviews


not clumping

no clumps and no flakes

- Sephora User

no clumps

- Sephora User



this mascara is: -extremely dramatic -really thick -very, very black -goes on smoothly -doesn't dry clumpily -doesn't flake -not damaging to lashes good for: -models -makeup artists -night/evening/club looks -pinup eyes -drawing attention to eyes -contact wearers -people whose lashes need a boost not good for: -those who are new to makeup -anyone who wants a natural look -daytime looks, for those who care about that type of thing -super light blonde/platinum/strawberry-haired people i naturally have extremely long lashes, and they're also fairly dark already

- Ebay User

applies smoothly, no clumping, makes my lashes look thick and full yet soft

- Sephora User



i have naturally long lashes (long enough they hit my glasses) this mascara is smooth and dark, it gives my lashes a little better than natural volume without adding annoying length

- Sephora User

gives amazing volume and length

- Sephora User

staying power


long lasting and easy removal

- Sephora User

it doesn't clump, goes on easily, and stays put

- Clinique User


not smudging

doesn’t smudge or clump

- Sephora User

does not clump, smear, flake and gives me doll like eyelashes

- Sephora User



it's the only one that really and naturally highlight and volumizes my eyelashes, last the entire day, does not irritate my eyes and also waterproof

- Sephora User

it's silky smooth, doesn't clump or flake, lasts all day and washes off so gently with warm water

- Sephora User



it curls and lengthens

- Sephora User

it lengthens, volumizes, and curls amazingly

- Ulta User



it is very beautiful on and i love how lightweight and natural my lashes look while still being long and bold

- Sephora User

it is very build-able and can give you a very natural, or high drama look

- Sephora User
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sephora userOctober 25, 2017

I got the sample of this product and in the first day it was amazing, no clumps, added volume and length to my lashes and just looked great. I have particularly short lashes so when i see a mascara that can really lift i get excited!! And i was, until it was time to remove it, i swear i tried every kind of makeup remover that i owned but it was just not taking off. I didn’t realize it was waterproof and stubborn at that. When i finally did get a bit out, i realized some of my eyelashes were falling out as well.. I love how it makes my lashes look but i will not be using it again, i need my eyelashes more than that mascara.

- sephora
sephora userJune 14, 2016

the best!

I've been using this mascara for years, probably as long as it has existed--I really can't find anything better! my mom uses clinique products, and therefore, starting in middle school, I grew up using them, too, and fifteen years later, I still religiously use the three step skin care regime. however, I have gone to find different brands of make up that suit me better, but I have loyally used this mascara. a little about me: I prefer a very natural look, so if you're looking for something dramatic, this isn't for you. this mascara holds up to my oil production on my poor eyelids, and I also wear contacts and this doesn't irritate my eyes. the formula isn't heavy, and I actually prefer the brown color because it looks more natural. I find it gives a good length (my lashes are not the fullest or longest), and I've never felt the need to curl them before applying...I don't even own the tool to do so. it applies well if you comb through a couple of times to coat the lash length, and then place the brush at the base of your lashes and kind of move the brush back and forth slightly to get a little more volume, and comb out the length a final time. it's super easy to remove if you're gentle enough. it's a perfect everyday mascara!

- sephora
ebay.com userJanuary 3, 2017

Clinique Mascara: For the Faint of Lash, Not Heart

Clinique's High Impact Mascara is one of the ballsiest mascaras I've ever used. That's why I love it, but for someone trying to find a more natural look, this is NOT the mascara for you. My only beef with it is that sometimes too much gets on the wand, resulting in too much on the lashes. This would likely be fixed with a better wand or carefully wiping off excess. This mascara is: -extremely dramatic -really thick -very, very black -goes on smoothly -doesn't dry clumpily -doesn't flake -not damaging to lashes Good for: -models -makeup artists -night/evening/club looks -pinup eyes -drawing attention to eyes -contact wearers -people whose lashes need a boost Not good for: -those who are new to makeup -anyone who wants a natural look -daytime looks, for those who care about that type of thing -super light blonde/platinum/strawberry-haired people I naturally have extremely long lashes, and they're also fairly dark already. This mascara really takes my lashes to the next level. I'm a professional model and love using this mascara for photo shoots, but I also use it with less dramatic shadow for my everyday looks. Overall, this mascara is friggin awesome - but I will probably invest in a better wand to use with it, given the issue I mentioned above. Hope this helps! <span class="shop__a pd-reviews__translate-span">« less</span>

- ebay.com
ulta.com userJuly 2, 2016

I never write reviews...but this is fantastic!

I NEVER like mascara the first time I use it, but this mascara is different. I loved it immediately. The brush is small, but not too small. And the amount of product on the brush is perfect! The brush doesn't distribute too much mascara - so no clumps and no smudges. The mascara defines and lengthens my lashes but doesn't make them look unnatural. However, if I want a more dramatic look, I can apply 3 or 4 coats, and it doesn't become clumpy or make my lashes stick together. If you're looking for a nighttime drama look, this probably isn't it. But it's great for daytime/anytime. It comes off easily, so it may be problematic on a rainy day (I haven't experienced this yet, but it may be something to keep in mind. Although, I haven't had any smudges or the dreaded dots on my eyelids, so it may be fine). I think there's a waterproof version, too, so if you have oily skin or intend to wear this in hot weather or out dancing, that might be the better option. Get it! The price is great and the quality fantastic!! <span class="shop__a pd-reviews__translate-span">« less</span>

- ulta.com
sephora userJune 10, 2012

Easy to use & versatile

I love this mascara. It's my default mascara and my number one. When I use other mascaras, I feel like I'm cheating on my Clinique High Impact. I'm actually now a huge fan of Clinique as a brand because their other products don't do it for me, but this mascara is a huge must for me. First of all, I'm asian, and I have naturally sparse, thin, short eyelashes (aka nonexistant) to begin with. Consequently, just the resulting lashes that this mascara gives me is a miracle. Now the reasons why I love this mascara and think everyone should try it eventually, no matter which one you're using currently: 1.) It's buildable. If you like natural looking, soft lashes, just apply one or two coats. If you want some dramatic, super lengthened lashes, just apply a few more coats WHILE your lashes is still wet. This brings me to: 2.) This mascara is more of a wet consistency, which I personally love. I find drier mascaras to be really annoying because it's just so much harder to apply when it's like, flaky. This consistency really allows the formula to glide onto your lashes, which is why you can go for a more subtle look or really amp it up without it clumping. 3.) This mascara is such a good price, for such a great formula, for the size. I'm pretty that by .oz, this mascara seems to hold a little bit more in the tube than other high-brand Sephora ones, and for less than $15. 4.) Even though it's not technically labeled as waterproof, it's long lasting and I notice that sometimes even when I cry (boyfriend, movies, whatever), it doesn't get everywhere. My eyeshadow is actually the first to go.

- sephora


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Best mascara with 0 clumps!
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