Thursday, February 17, 2011

Clinique High Impact Mascara in Black/Brown

$14.50 for 0.28 oz
Oh, guys, you know those days where not a single neuron is firing in the ol' noggin? That was yesterday for me, big time. No cognitive function whatsoever, so I hope the posts turned out okay. I might go back and give 'em a once over today to make sure at least parts of them made sense because really only 70% of blogging should make sense. That's the fun of it!

So, today's story is about finding a non-black mascara. I was in the Fox Hills Mall in Culver City searching and searching, finally walked into a Macy's and went to my tried and true Clinique counter. Bam! The SA had it in my hands in less than a minute; the conversation went a little like this...

"Hi, I am looking for a brown or brown-black mascara."

"Ok, are you looking for length, volume..." Note: this is the first response I've gotten in the whole mall that wasn't "oh, sorry, no."

"I have pretty long lashes, so probably more definition and volume."

"Sure, we have High Impact Mascara in Black/Brown." She goes back, opens a drawer, whips out a little box, and opens it for me so I can see the color. Perfection.

"I'll take it!" Done deal, and now, to introduce to you one of my staples.

If you don't have black hair and lashes, I think you should own at least one mascara that isn't jet black. Most day looks will work fine with black mascara unless you're going for a very subtle look of just my-face-but-accented; that's when you need a nice non-black mascara. This one is mine.

Clinique High Impact Mascara in Black/Brown
Clinique High Impact Mascara in Black/Brown is not waterproof but does not smudge or flake during 12 hours of wear. I happen to have itchy, watery eyes (allergies) and sometimes this mascara can smear just a bit at the corner. It wipes away easily. I detect no smell from this and it has never irritated my eyes (unlike Chanel Inimmitable Mascara). I feel awake and open-eyed with High Impact, so I will be keeping this product in my stash forever.
Wearing Clinique High Impact Mascara in Black/Brown on lashes and Aveda Nourish-Mint Lip Glaze on lips
Beauty Newb Rating:✪✪✪✪✪
Available at Clinique counters in department stores and


  1. Please stop tempting me with all these awesome products! Lol :D I've heard so many good things about this mascara and your lashes look awesome! Btw, I'm really loving the lip colour :)

  2. Ive used high impact for years! I literally thought I was the only person on the planet that used/loved it! Ive heard so much about it latetly and pixiwoo just did a Clinique mascara review and raved about it! Have you tried their lower lash mascara yet!? I cant wait to get it!

  3. No but I have it on my shopping list for when I get my darn budget back in shape. I never thought about having a wand/mascara just for the bottom lashes. Genius, but also may be too tedious for me personally....we'll see.

  4. This is my fave Clinique Mascara-it's so reliably good! You look beautiful!