13 October 2009

CLINIQUE LASH POWER MASCARA REVIEW

I tried to make a video review today, but the lighting is soooo DARK! It's raining a pretty good amount.. AGAIN! But at least it wasn't freezing today. I had to walk in the rain across campus just to get to my car! UGH, my hair was soaking wet too! Well, everything was wet. Even worse, I think I did really bad with my chemistry test too :( I'm kind've bummed but then again, I didn't study as hard as I did with my other test I had in chemistry.

Anywho, onto the review! ^_^ I've had this mascara for almost 3 months now and it's time to throw it out. It's also time to throw it out because the lettering has faded on the tube!


Lash Power Mascara Long-Wearing Formula
"Vows to look pretty for 24 hours without a smudge or smear. One stroke and these pretty lashes last through rain, sweat, humidity, tears. Yet the formula removes easily with warm water. Unique brush reaches and beautifully lengthens even the tiniest lashes. Ophthalmologist tested, too." -Sephora.com

This mascara really doesn't come off for 24 hours! I fell asleep before wearing the mascara and it was still on in the morning! I mean, my lashes were kind've retarded looking because I sleep on my side, but the point is that it's still on! Lash Power is a tubing kind've mascara meaning that it washes off with warm water and it comes off in little tubes (more like lines). If you're stuck in the rain like I was today, your mascara won't smudge, smear, or begin to look like it's washing off because of the formula to this!

I love the brush on this! It's super small meaning that I can actually use it on my lower lashes and not make a complete mess as I would with ordinary wands. See how thin it is? And I get a crapload of mascara on my face when I don't wear any eyeshadows because I end up spending way too much time trying to make my lashes look long and defined but with this mascara it's so easy to come off!

The only thing is really don't like about it is that the tube is shorter compared with my other mascaras. I guess it's a love hate relationship because it's easy to just throw it in my makeup bag and it won't take up a lot of room.

Product: 5 out of 5
Packaging: 4 out of 5
Quality: 5 out of 5
Overall: 4.8 out of 5
Price: $14
Where to buy: Sephora, Clinique.com, and Clinique counters
Repurchase: Yes!

I tested it out with primer and without primer. Of course I'm using the Clinique Lash Building Primer as I'm trying to stay consistent with my mascara reviewing.

Here's the first trial with the primer.

The mascara went on easily because of the primer already coating my lashes. I didn't have to work with it much even though my lashes are being stupid today because they're not going in the same direction! You can see that it's not clumpy looking and it's consistent. I didn't use primer on my lower lashes, just combed the wand through them to give it some color ^_^

The final result with primer:


Moving onto the one without primer:

I had to work with this side more because my lashes were bare. I first had to put some on to evenly coat my lashes and make them "wet". I went back in to define and separate them but the lashes were already drying due to the formula and it was on the verge of making little clumps. It did separate and lengthen my lashes but I think it did better separating with the primer on versus none at all.

The final result without primer:


I think the mascara did good with or without primer because from a distance you won't really notice the separation. You'll only notice the length which seems to be equal in my opinion. I like this mascara for more of an everyday, natural wear. And with the easy removal, it'll be less tugging on your eyes for that last hint of mascara!

If you've got the extra bucks I'd recommend picking it up to try it out because it's not totally pricey. And if you don't like it, you could always just go ahead and return it. Hope you enjoyed my review and if you've tried it out I'd like to hear your thoughts about it :)

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18 comments:

  1. awww. just study up for the next exam!!! I hope you passed though o.O clinique mascaras! =D hehe. I love their mascaras, sometimes... I would "borrow" my mom's mascaras. hahahaha! It's okay, she has like a million from chanel to lancome to clinique. haha. hmmmz..... I think it looks better without primer... I don't even think you need primer for this one! lol.

    word verification is testswat. haha, get it? I'm lame, I know... leave me alone =[

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  2. Gorgeous review!
    I think your lashes look good with this mascara on - they are lengthened and defined!

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  3. great review- it really makes your eyes POP!
    I can't stand long wearing mascaras because I feel like they break my lashes :(

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  4. I used to have it and I loved it!

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  5. nice review and yea recording videos is a pain sometimes because it seems that the only time you can get good lighting is if you do it in the morning or afternoon, which totally sucks because i'm usually in the mood to do videos at night haha

    i think i'm going to give this mascara a try because i like tiny wands for my tiny lashes, if the brush is too big i just end up poking my eyes and never reaching the little baby lashes on the inner corners of my eyes :)

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  6. so you're like combination oily and dry skin. Im just glad its fall/winter coz my skin is not as oily.

    also, awesome review on the mascara. You can really see a huge difference. I was stuck in the rain too today but I didnt wear makeup on lol.

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  7. You have natural long lashes. I have like zero to none! ahahaha! :] I'm glad your skin cleared up great! I still need to fade my acne scars :(

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  8. haha u shud keep ur ipod,u shudnt leave in heated in ur car,bad girlll
    lolll
    omg so checking out this mascara,are us sure it's last thru tears?can u prove that for me?
    ehehhe
    will grab mascara on sephora sale
    :P

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  9. hmmm they look thick! and easy removal is always good, cuz currently I look like a panda every night when I remove my mascara! I want to get them now, I'm tired of my thin a$$ eyelashes lol. I mean they're long enough, just too thin I think!

    hehe thanks for your comment, I've been into big chunky flowers on my head these days

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  10. Wow, great review of the Clinique mascara. I've only tried Clinique's lash primer which I love. And the primer you used does make a noticeable difference in the picture!
    I know what you mean about big wands leaving a mess. I've just gotten use to the L'oreal voluminous wand again ;)

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  11. great review, I had to walk in the rain as well! Sucks :(

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  12. yeayy waiting for ur video !hehhe
    i sawa review of clinique gentle waterproof mascara,it lasts thru her bro's funeral,so i guess its REALLY waterproof
    wud u cry in ur video for me?bahahahhalolll

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  14. great review! Thanks for sharing.

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  15. hmm... I've tried clinique too, but they're not doing a really great job on my lashes... I think buying mascara is really hard, as you want that *wow* effect on your lashes!

    great review though!

    *loves*

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  16. I love love clinique mascaras I gotta try this one out!

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