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need smudge proof, lengthens, curls but not waterproof mascaca


Clinique High Impact Mascara

What it is:A richly pigmented mascara that kicks up the volume of each individual lash.What it does:Get instant drama! Pump up the volume and length of each lash for a look that's lusher, plusher, and bolder. Dress your lashes in pure, deep color—wear it once and you'll feel naked without it.What else you need to know:Ophthalmologist tested.
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Questions & Answers for Clinique High Impact Mascara

Question
is this water proof?
is this a water proof mascara?
asked 2 years, 5 months ago
Anonymous
(Charlottesville, VA)
on High Impact Mascara
8 answers
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answer 1
No, not at all. This is an amazing mascara, my second favorite, but unfortunately it is not waterproof and does not come in waterproof, sorry!
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
CliniqueChick9
(Wausau, Wisconsin)
answer 2
no, and it smears really bad when i workout :( and smudges on a muggy day
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
aprilshowers82
(Columbia, MO)
answer 3
No. Comes off pretty easily in water.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
erineasta
(Chicago, IL)
answer 4
No, this is not waterproof.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
mferris
(Bowling Green, KY)
answer 5
No, this is not waterproof, unfortunately, but it is LONG-LASTING......
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
suzayyy
(Boston, MA)
answer 6
This particular one is not water proof but Clinique does sell a waterproof mascara.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
jennso
(New York, NY)
answer 7
not waterproof, easy to remove with warm water
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
elisakid
(Anaheim, CA)
answer 8
Nope. Their high impact curling is though. It's my favorite.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
xray74
(Gainesville, FL)
Question
This mascara never fails to makes my eyes water. But it's Clinique, it's supposed to be gentle! What could I be doing wrong?
No other mascara, ever, has irritated my eyes, but without fail, every time I try this one, it gets to me almost immediately. What could it be? What's unique to this formula and wand? I desperately want to sport the dramatic high impact super-dark, glossy black, but the eyes won't have it. Why? Does anyone else struggle? Is this an example of irony?
asked 2 years, 4 months ago
weemeglet
(Houston, TX)
on High Impact Mascara
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
weird. I have really sensitive eyes and cannot use most mid-grade cosmetic creams and lotions but this mascara does not bother me. Probably just very person specific. Another mascara I like that gives similar results is Lancome Hypnose Drama. Try it?
answered 6 days ago
single12345
(Houston, TX)
answer 2
Besides the Benefit They're Real mascara, this mascara is my favorite! I have super sensitive eyes, and it works fine for me...except for when it is getting older. With mascara, after about 2 weeks the formula starts to change and can actually develop some nasty bacteria, which is probably the cause of your itching. If not, everyone's sensitivity is different so i would try the Benefit They're Real...it's great!
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
CliniqueChick9
(Wausau, Wisconsin)
answer 3
That has happened to me with this mascara which i love so much for its thick glossy black lashes, which my thin eye-fringe desperatley needs! but I find if I apply it a little further from the lash base at first, it doesn't happen.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
madness
(NYC)
answer 4
I've noticed that happens to me when I apply the mascara when I haven't widened my eyes enough so that either the brush or the mascara itself gets into my eyes. I would suggest maybe curling your lashes first and then using the mascara so that you are applying it further away from your eyes!
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
sumsy
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 5
Don't think your doing anything wrong. It sounds like you have an allergy to something in the product-so don't use it.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
dlsbell
(Kalamazoo, MI)
answer 6
I had this problem with the lengthening mascara by Clinique... as soon as I would put it on my eyes would water instantly and black mascara would be all over my face. The high-impact is fine though... sorry can't help you out! Maybe you are just sensitive to this line of mascara!
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
meowkat
(Vancouver, BC)
answer 7
This is the only mascara that has ever made my eyes water.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
kksuzy
(Riverside, CA)
answer 8
I wish I knew what ingredient in it would make you allergic to it since it does the same thing to me. Throughout the day, it would irritate my eyes and my eyes would water. Then it would completely melt and get into my eye and burn...and in the process of trying to rush to the restroom to remove it, I'd rub it all over and now have black eyes! Lol.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
addict83
(Atlanta, GA)
Question
False lashes (in a good way)type of volume??
Hi,

I already have fairly long curly enough lashes, so I'm looking for a mascara that can deliver serious volume. When I write volume, I mean false lashes looking volume without the clumping, and without looking ridiculous (which is a subjective determination, so maybe that's not helpful?). If this mascara doesn't deliver in that way, I'd love to hear which ones do! Thank you!
asked 2 years ago
Anonymous
(Los Angeles, CA)
on High Impact Mascara
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
I recommend this product for volumizing. It is build able so you can increase your lashes volume by applying and reapplying. I do not have problems with this one with clumping - rare! Only if it is getting old, like 5 months or so old, then it will start to clump.
answered 6 days ago
single12345
(Houston, TX)
answer 2
if you layer it yes. But not crazy volume. other good buildable mascaras: lush lash; benefit "they're real"; diorshow. My personal fave is lush lash and I've tried a loooot of mascaras :)
answered 3 months, 2 weeks ago
LayaLaya
(Brooklyn, NY)
answer 3
I have long and curly lashes as well, and this mascara doesn't clump at all on me, it coats my entire lashes (better than any other mascara I've used), and does give an almost false lash look by defining my lashes really well.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
BMarta
(Ohio)
answer 4
i think this one would give you false lashes volume. mine are long and very straight. i use a curler and then this and i think they look really full. hope that helps!
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
kiranking
(ottawa, on)
answer 5
Try High Impact Mascara by Clinque OR Thier Real! by Benefit....I havn't found anything better on the mascara beauty market.
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answered 1 year, 6 months ago
drll
(Anaheim Hills, CA)
answer 6
Hey! :)
This specific Clinique mascara is not for the "runway volume lashes". Trust me i know about volume, i like my lashes as long as my heels lol! Sadly, i was not blessed with long lashes, so i either have to fake them or make them! I wouldn't put this product back though, only because for those days that you want a quick shopping trip or for even just a pedi and you want that "i have naturally long lashes look"! But i wouldn't recommend that for the summer because it's not waterproof, and even in the cold it will smudge in the corner of your eyes (like me) so keep a compact ready. So i would recommend the Dior show mascara in black, or even if you're on a budget yet want the same effect get the Sephora volumizing and defining mascara. Literally, add one coat of wither of these and you'll get "ohhhh baby!", but two coats will surely give you runway falsies with absolutely NO clumps and no lash left un covered! The dior show is my personal favorite because it's a thicker product, with a thick brush and adds volume sky high, with complete coverage (so you can keep the compact at home), i absolutely LOVE IT. Also, any sephora volumizing or defining mascara returns any results, and you surly get what you pay for! I love them both, so I hope this helps :)
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
BrittS24
(Calgary, Alberta)
answer 7
YES! I would most definitely recommend this mascara for just that purpose.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
shrapnel
(Indianapolis, IN)
answer 8
NOOOO!!!!!!!!! This is a terrible mascara!!! I recommend Buxom mascaras. Or for a less expensive alternative, covergirl lash blast. I hope this helped!
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answered 1 year, 8 months ago
samantha1997
(Grosse Pointe, MI)
Question
How does this product compare to Dior Show mascara?
asked 3 years, 9 months ago
CodyAnn
(Cincinnati OH)
on High Impact Mascara
7 answers
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answer 1
I actually purchased Dior Show and hated it. Returned it to Sephora and picked up the Clinique High Impact since it claimed to lengthen, volumize, and curl, and it does! Half the price of DS, I've since gone through atleast 3 tubes of this stuff. I adore it! The brush is a lot smaller than the DS, which I find easier to work with. Also, absolutely no flaking!
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
mariaa0x
(Providence, RI)
answer 2
It doesn't even compare... Dior is far better and worth the additional money.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
ccrev
(Arizona)
answer 3
Definitly not as lengthening as Diorshow and also doesnt dry out NEARLY as quick as Diorshow does
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
kristinautumn
(Nutley, NJ)
answer 4
I like High Impact better than Dior Show. I know DS is very popular but I found the formula a little heavier and clumped more. High Impact has a more even natural look.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
JennerTX
(Austin, TX)
answer 5
I'd say it's just as good. Cheaper too. Plus it left my eyes with a cleaner, lighter feeling than the Dior.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
sbood311
(Vancouver, B.C.)
answer 6
high impact goes on easier and lenghtens faster.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
fleck
(chicago,il)
answer 7
I have not tried a Dior to compare.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
wvanecampanula
(South Lake Tahoe, CA)
Question
Is this better that the Lash Doubling mascara?
I don't know which one to get - I'm looking for one that volumizes and holds curl Im not worried about lengthening I already have naturally long eyelashes.
asked 2 years, 11 months ago
purpleflower01
(Toronto, Canada)
on High Impact Mascara
7 answers
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answer 1
This mascara is by far better! It does a way better job of separating and just overall benefits the lashes a lot more. No matter who I ask, almost everyone says that the lash doubling mascara does little to nothing for them, and I agree, although my lashes work with almost anything. This mascara is on the most favorited list of Sephora's along with other high end and cult mascaras!
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
CliniqueChick9
(Wausau, Wisconsin)
answer 2
I don't know. I'm sure I tried the Lash Doubling too but many years ago.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
cjp1951
(Surprise, AZ)
answer 3
I think this one is a better version than the last. I used the last one all the time but I like this one better. The old one clumped a little but this doesn't even if you put more than one coat on.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
georgouskin
(Piscataway,NJ)
answer 4
I have tried both and prefer the high impact. I get more volume with this version! Good luck!
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
hurdlergirl
(Pittsburgh, PA)
answer 5
I have very long but blonde, straight lashes. This mascara darkens and holds a curl.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
missyk99
(Cape May, NJ)
answer 6
YES! This gives you the look of more lashes but also allows them to stand tall and be full. Curl your eyelashes first for best results!
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
heyyymegan
(North Ridgeville, OH)
answer 7
They are almost the same but I think the lash doubling flakes a little more.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
linmur
(West Allis, Wisconsn)
Question
needing mascara
wanting a mascara that does'nt flake or smudge
asked 2 years, 7 months ago
mwrichardson
(christiansburg, va)
on High Impact Mascara
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
I'd say a good cheap bet is Benefit :They're real. super long lasting (but not waterproof)
answered 3 months, 2 weeks ago
LayaLaya
(Brooklyn, NY)
answer 2
no flaking or smudging of this mascara. Stays true all day and can topcoat for night time without issues!
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
nevertan
(Apex, NC)
answer 3
This one is perfect!!! Doesn't do either
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
masongirl
(Fairfax VA)
answer 4
I just bought this mascara and it does not flake or smudge. It is a great mascara.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
lostie12
answer 5
I am still looking for the mascara that does not smudge or flake. The best I have found: I apply Loreal Extra Volume Collagen Voluminous then I apply Blinc mascara over it.
The Loreal is the volume mascara I ahev found but the Blinc coats the lashes and helps prevent flakes and smudges.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
ps01
(Atlanta, GA)
answer 6
It does not flake or smuge, I use it every day and have for several years. It also removes easliy.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
dixiecupp
(knoxville, tn)
answer 7
Try the Clinique High Impact mascara. It doesn't flake or smudge and it lasts all day! plus it makes your lashes look amazing
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
xokmxo17
Question
Is it waterproof?
asked 4 years, 7 months ago
animaluvr
(Haverstraw, NY)
on High Impact Mascara
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
not completely, but it doesn't smudge to the extent of other mascaras i've used.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
tintandcolor
answer 2
no
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
nolaartist
(New Orleans, LA)
answer 3
This mascara isn't waterproof but it doesn't come off with teaars or eye dorps, only with warm water.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
sarahluvsmakeup
(Bedminster, NJ)
answer 4
No this mascra is not waterproof. However, it lasts pretty well without flaking or causing raccoon eyes.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
beautyjunkie1
(Oklahoma)
answer 5
no, unfortunetly its not waterproof :(
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
funsized
(Stockton, CA)
answer 6
no
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
chefkelly
(Surrey, BC)
Question
Should Clinique mascara be taken off with warm water instead of eye makeup remover?
asked 4 years, 3 months ago
Anonymous
on High Impact Mascara
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
yes, you could use either, but I just use warm water and a tissue and it comes off fine.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
tintandcolor
answer 2
I've always removed this mascara in the shower with soap and water and it comes off just fine. I sleep in it all the time and it doesn't rub off on my pillow but does come off easily in the shower.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
towlee
(Marshall, WI)
answer 3
no. reside will be left behind.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
nolaartist
(New Orleans, LA)
answer 4
I find that all 3 of the clinique mascaras I own all come off with warm water in the shower. (I f I do wear a lot of coats sometimes it requires a swipe of make up remover)
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
sarahluvsmakeup
(Bedminster, NJ)
answer 5
i use warm water and it works so does makeup remover but prefer water as my eyes are sensitive
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
sandball
(pearl city,HI)
answer 6
I use both. I remove my makeup then wash my face and that gets it all off.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
tigerlilymeow
(Thousand Oaks, CA)
Question
Does this mascara run easily?
I have long blonde eyelashes and do not leave the house without mascara. My eyelids and skin are oily so I end up with smudges under my eyes if I don't wear waterproof. I do not rub my eyes and I do wear a lid primer. How does this mascara hold up?
asked 4 years, 2 months ago
devon72
(New England)
on High Impact Mascara
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
It doesn't smudge for me at all. I love it!
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
weealpy
(St Augustine, FL)
answer 2
This mascara really doesn't run at all! I've gone swimming with it on and it didn't really run at all, it just got a little smudgy.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
clairestare
answer 3
Does not smudge all day. I have oily lids and usually end up with racoon eyes. This is the best mascara I've ever used.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
apliu
(PA)
answer 4
This mascara dosen't smudge no matter what and it will make your light lashes pop! You won't be sorry.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
sarahluvsmakeup
(Bedminster, NJ)
answer 5
well it's not water proof. and if you have oily hands and rub your eyes really hard then it will smudge, but just don't touch your eyelashes and you'll be fine.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
funsized
(Stockton, CA)
answer 6
I don't have oily skin, but I still end up with smudges with most mascaras. I don't rub my eyes, and I do wear primer. This mascara hasn't smudged on me. Also, the formula isn't goopy.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
beautyjunkie1
(Oklahoma)
Question
smudging
I usually work out mid day, and am a contact lens wearer and add wetting drops throughout the day. That said, I am looking for a mascara that will not give me "raccoon" eyes by the end of the day. I used to use Lancome definicils.... but the last year or so it did smuge by days end.... Did not used to?
asked 3 years, 11 months ago
Pam8180
(Bozeman, MT)
on High Impact Mascara
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
This is one of the few mascaras that does not smudge on me, but everyone's different. I tried one mascara that everyone said didn't smudge, but after a couple hours I looked like a raccoon! The best thing you can do is just try it for yourself
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
acreative
(Scottsdale, AZ)
answer 2
I'm Asian and have short straight lashes. I've tried everything out there. Almost everything left me with racoon eyes and/or made no difference in the appearance of my lashes. This does not smudge! I cannot tell you how many years I've been looking. Great mascara.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
apliu
(PA)
answer 3
Yes this mascara might smudge a little. When I use eye drops I pull my upper lid towards my eyebrow. Try to drop only one drop. Your eye cannot hold more than one small drop. Then close your eyes(but do not squint) and dab the inner corner of your eyes. If you get a little on your lashes dab your lashes with the kleenex. Try not to rub your eyes or blink too much until the drops on your lashes dry.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
linmur
(West Allis, Wisconsn)
answer 4
I am a contact lense wearer too this doesn't smude yet comes off easily with warm water or make-up remover. I sometimes use drops and when I do, I never ever get a smudge. Buy it, you'll be pleasantly surprised.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
sarahluvsmakeup
(Bedminster, NJ)
answer 5
Try this Clinque Mascara, you will never have a problem again. It stays on until you take it off with warm water, the best I have ever had.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
Nutsinca
(Modesto, CA)
answer 6
i dont use contacts but do use eyedrops for dryness and as long as i wipe the excess wetness away with a tissue after using the drops i dont have a problem
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
sandball
(pearl city,HI)
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