|$14.50 for 0.28 oz|
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 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.
|Clinique High Impact Mascara in Black/Brown|
|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 Clinique.com