• 30th Jan 2013


Yep, you read correctly, I am actually claiming this to be the best mascara I have ever tried… what a statement hey! I love my Origins mascara, I love my Make Up For Ever mascara, I even quite like the Soap & Glory mascara, but oh-my-god… this one is incredible. 

I really had no expectations or high hopes when I was about to try the Clinique High Impact Extreme Volume mascara ‘meh, just another mascara’. But after just one swipe on my lashes I was blown away. The brush is one of those plastic ones with little bristles, that I normally don’t like at all. I tried the L’Oreal Telescopic and wasn’t a fan as the wand didn’t grip to my lashes and just did nothing. There’s something about the Clinique brush that makes it apply the perfect amount of product and it clings to the lashes so well that you can practically stroke your lashes with the wand. Application is so precise and after just one coat my lashes were long and thick. 

Now I have (thankfully) quite long and thick lashes anyway, so I made sure to test this on my mum too. She has (sorry mum) tiny little straight lashes and when she used this she also said ‘WOW’… and it’s pretty hard to impress my mum! 

The best thing about Clinique mascaras is that you can try them on at the counters because they have tester wands that are actually the same as the wand in the mascara you want to try. So I’d recommend trying this yourself, but I’m pretty sure most of you will love it. I certainly do!

Ahh… I love a good product rave. 

Have you tried this mascara yet?

Lily xx

I’m off to Thailand today, but there will still be posts daily on here and videos going up on my YouTube channel. See you in two weeks (hopefully a little bronzed up!)

Clinique High Impace Extreme Volume Mascara £17*

Discuss this post

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05140557205713589172 Lucy: Todays Favourite

    I haven’t tried it yet but I’ve heard so my about it that I might give it a go once my current one’s run out! :) x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00352217503614850300 Hannah

    Looks amazing! Will be trying when my current one runs out! x


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11909519196412784331 Eve Maria

    I love Clinique mascara too :) did you curl your eyelashes before applying?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01368541233318167002 Jana

    Looks amazing! <3

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12362884678360472138 Sophierosehearts

    Your lashes look gorgeous! I’m a mascara junkie, i need to try this!

    Sophierosehearts x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01306503647707971488 BeautyAndLouise

    I love the look of this! Maybe I shall give it a go =]

    Love always,
    Louise XoXo.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15121730592777964100 Megan Lillie

    You can immediately see the difference! This looks like a brilliant product!

    Megan xxx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13031962143808723589 Anna G

    I know MAC mascaras get a lot of bad press but you need to try MAC’s new mascara ‘In Extreme Dimension Lash’. It’s amazing and has a brush just like this one.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05883431451157904133 Laura

    Have immediately put this on my wish list! I am always on the hunt for the perfect mascara!

    Laura xx – Black & Gold

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06489369853062276124 Lauren Rose

    This looks great, I always have the issue of black under my eyes from mascara, I think it’s from my Diorshow mascara at the moment!x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11719307832863723569 Nicci Weasley

    Still haven’t tried it, but I’ve always sworn by their regular High Impact (seriously, I’ve never tried anything that even compares) – so I really wanna try this!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09520236760813736143 Valérie

    Wow this seems like a great mascara! I’ve been using on of Clinique’s mascara my mum bought me and I love it too! It seems like they have very great mascaras! Want to try this one as well xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01150746797858170462 Louise Lam

    Wow what a difference! It really added length to your lashes and made them look fuller. Now I really want to try this; I’ve been trying to find a mascara with amazing results like that.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10859350290562668810 Lily Erskine

    I’m gonna have to try this! Your lashes look amazing x


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15668569954875889362 Sandy @ absolute beaut

    Oh wow this looks amazing!! I do love Clinique Lash Power though it literally stays put forever!



  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08931156546979392143 Sarah

    Wow, that mascara looks amazing! I’ll have to try it. Have fun in Thailand! :)

    Keep calm and carry lipstick.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12390629879630841224 Katherine Baker

    this sounds amazing, but I cant imagine it topping my benefit they’re real! great photos x


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05121777607568179985 hannah maggs

    ooooh it looks gorgeous. ive tried a clinique mascara before and it took me a couple of goes to actually like it, because of the same sort of plastic aplicator. i actually ended up really liking it. So i’m guessing this would be similar. it has certainly done an impressive job on your eye;lashes lilly, and coming from you, it really must be a great one. Thanks for the reccomendation. I’ve just ran out of my mac mascara (totally over-rated) so I’ll be trying this one next xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06413418753141179795 Cristi

    I think I own every Clinique mascara they have, haha love them! But it’s because they are really good and they don’t cause me allergies (itchy eyes)! x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01909853409264774558 LaraLainThatsMyName

    This looks amazing and I will def try it next time I need a new mascara! xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00804978433393252639 Leanne Rachel

    That looks amazing! I definitely need to get my hands on it! Have a lovely time in Thailand Lily :) xxx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04693553475964941125 Stevie

    I’ve used this one for a while, its great!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00861525012963499457 Hannah Cagney Lace

    Loving the before and after pictures Lily, your lashes look super long and curly in the after picture. I’m never quite sure about Clinique as a brand but I’d be tempted to give this a try.

    Hannah http://www.cagneyandlace.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14175550186604427835 Catherine

    This looks fantastic! My current mascara’s almost finished so will be off to find my nearest Clinique counter soon! :)
    Catherine x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12392112194944581889 Katie

    It looks amazing! I’ve heard it’s ‘tubing’ too, so it lasts ages and can only be removed by rubbing your lashes gently?
    Katie xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16931628941166343794 Emily

    It looks amazing!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16157831453912664313 Abigail Rose Braithwaite

    Wow, your eyelashes look amazing. I need to purchase this!



  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12066612405954029967 LuxeLifeAspirations

    I’ve never bothered with Clinique’s mascaras before but this looks amazing!

    Have a great holiday :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10131383274445543280 Shabby Chic and Tea

    Wow looks fabulous! I definitely would like to try it once my current one runs out:)! Thankyou for the post lily x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07057512943929912039 Sarah

    your lashes look gorgeous! have fun in thailand too :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14491999989722607405 KatieElizabeth

    I looked at this online but on the website the mascara wand is green? X

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04001817901676557084 Rothaariges

    Wow! The result is amazing!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02244779094747933099 Tess

    wow that’s amazing!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16891348896586571000 The Procrastinator

    This is one of my favourite mascaras, especially for layering!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06971702279438947877 Rachel

    oh my goodness this looks AMAZING! i never would have thought the best mascara find would be from clinique but now i definitely want to check this out after my maybelline mascara dries out. thanks for much for sharing, and for including the before & after pictures… great indication of the awesomeness of this mascara :)

    rachel x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12794503705073376322 Rachel

    oh my goodness, can’t get over how great your lashes look. i’m going to have to give this a try, aren’t i! x


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01007210998073964028 Nicola

    Wow, that does wonders for your lashes! I love the look of the brush too, no clumps!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07701115313373767544 Hannah Simpson

    I’ve actually heard quite a few good reviews about this mascara, and was tempted to buy it but was slightly reluctant because of the price, it looks absolutely gorgeous though! Have fun in Thailand also! x


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03726794415718849204 Camille
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02141228528232189458 Holly Skelton

    This post is really helpful Lily. The best mascaras I have tried are YSL faux lash effect and Lancome Hypnose star. The latest one I have tried is Loreal Volume million lashes but I don’t like it as much as the others. I have been looking for a good mascara without the premium price tag so I may have to give this mascara a go as £17 is reasonable although I would like to find one I love for under £10. Can anyone recommend any other good mascaras? Holly xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12418928677783740454 Makeupbypatricia

    WOW! No I haven’t tried it, but I WILL! Thanks for sharing!!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07742046942245642175 Ampersaand

    This looks really great! The photos really show the difference. Love it x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09776566175603700092 angelos

    I tried it when it first came out as I’m a bit of a mascara junkie but I did NOT like it. I tend to go for these rubber bristle brushes but the bristles didn’t seem to pick up much product and when I tried to use the mascara “wells” (the flat sides) properly it just kind of glued my lashes together. I’ve really been enjoying the newest MAC mascara – I think the Extreme Dimension Lash? – which uses a similarly designed brush.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13650527631954561268 Pippa Jones

    This looks amazing for length. It doesnt do much for the thinkness. but it does look a really good mascara tho. Really lengthens your lashes. Gives the a bold statement!

    Pipp xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06233924697928460535 molly

    this makes your eyelashes look amazing! looks like a really good mascara xxx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10090537924393617277 Maddy

    Going to try this when my current one has run out! xxx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04396722536411918729 Alexandra Miehe

    I love this mascara!! It is so amazing!!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12814967626392342208 Lauren

    I thought my benefit mascara was brilliant but it’s starting to dry up so it looks like this will be its replacement! x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05989212300411713680 f-e-r-n

    Wow! this looks incredible!! benefit, they’re real is my current favourite but i’m super tempted to try this out now, and hope you have an amazing time in Thailand :) x x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05514003350762812637 Shradha G Loves

    Okay wow
    very noticeable difference
    need to try this!
    S xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16745548340553984697 Klaudia…

    That looks lovely! I’ve been also on a hunt for a good mascara! <3xo


    I’m holding a ‘giveaway’ for new blogs to be discovered more!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06842212016365247396 Brunette Guru

    Oh my goodness i need to get my hands on this! After i use up my other 9999999 mascaras lying around! :'(

    Looks lovely on you!



  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14276009309045365988 Catherine

    omg the before and after pictures are so amaze!!
    beau-creeper.blogspot.co.uk xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11698644498971108217 Marisa Rodriguez

    Looks amazing! Definitely putting on my list to try! Thanks!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09977449798447776115 elin erna

    Oh wow! That looks amazing, need to try this one out xx


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14236602901223400396 Coco

    Wow, the images have convinced me!! Your lashes look so pretty with this x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03054415164458688286 Jen27

    Wow, this really makes a huge difference, without being over the top. I’ve always loved Clinique mascaras (Lash Doubling and High Impact in particular), so I will definitely be checking this one out. Thanks for sharing! :)



  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14851770329344058117 Zandra May

    I’ve wanted to try this ever since I saw it on ghostparties blog! The difference in the before and after pics is really noticeable xx


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03352579010766999762 JustEmily

    I used to use this mascara years ago then I got swept away by the hype over other mascaras such as the Benefit ones which I love too, but now I really want to try this out again.
    I love the shiny packaging too, haha!

    Emily x – prettypleaseprettyplease.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11197039176005001157 Katherine xo

    looks soooo good, want this x


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05129711767206895445 Gemma Turner

    Oh wow, how amazing is this mascara on your lashes? That’s an incredible difference.. the wand looks so unique! xx
    Gem ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13239753924280440060 Sofia C.

    Oh! I will definitely try this mascara! Right now i use Max Factor “Falsh Lash effect” for a more dramatic look and “The Colossal Volume Express” by Maybeline for cat-eyes and a more easy-going look. I’ve recently got a new one from Max Factor called “Clump Defy”. So i have quite a few mascaras and want to use ‘em up before they expire. THEN i’m going to try the one from Clinique! Hah!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16176697460731929413 Karly Michelle

    wow this mascara looks incredible!! Im definitely gonna try it out.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08206570006892552990 Rachel G-M

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08206570006892552990 Rachel G-M

    amazing! Your eyelashes look lovely really long and defined. http://www.rachelspick.wordpress.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04803654314226066186 Emma Louise Layla

    Gonna have to give this a go! ELL

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14956613778819501091 raggydoll

    Your lashes look amazing!! deffinately going to try this now!
    Love you blog, its gorgeous & very helpful :)


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13753379123704592932 Diane J

    Wow Lily. I have these teeny tiny straight lashes bordering on being invisible (quite common with Asians) but by the sound of things I think this mascara might just come to my rescue. Will pick up a tube as soon as I gather enough funds. Haha :) thanks for sharing too. The results on your lashes is incredible. Here’s hoping it’ll be the same for me.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10131383274445543280 Shabby Chic and Tea

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