Lashing up Multi-purposely! Clinique High Impact Mascara Review

This is it desi ladies - the mascara you need. Doesn't clump your lashes or cause them to stick together! Can be dressed up or down very easily :) Also available in a waterproof version!

This is it desi ladies – the mascara you need. Doesn’t clump your lashes or cause them to stick together! Can be dressed up or down to suit the occasion 🙂 Also available in a waterproof version!

Hello beauties!

I hope terrible tuesdays haven’t been getting you down 🙂 If they have, there is nothing better than a quick change in your beauty routine to perk up your spirit! For me that would be using an item in my dressing table I usually reserve for formal events 😉  the mascara!

I reviewed Benefit’s They’re Real! last week which I wasn’t too happy with. Although drug-store brands ( L’Oreal and Maybelline) suited me fantastically in my teens, my eyes have gotten sensitive with age so I cannot use them anymore :/

I was lucky to come across Clinique’s High Impact Mascara last year. Its’ a budget buy (available for only 16 dollars, which is a steal in my opinion) and works great.

Application is effortless (this is coming from someone with VERY basic mascara applications skills!); it elongates each lash individually without any clumping and does not cause any bunchie effects ( this is when your eyelashes stick together – eww). Apply it once if you want the effect to be understated. Re-apply twice or thrice for a dramatic look.

I find this mascara very easy to take off, compared to the other brands I have used. The only drawback is the version I have used is not waterproof (but thats ok with me). Luckily, Clinique has started producing a waterproof version for the same price so don’t worry if that is a deal-breaker for you 🙂

Me loves *heart heart heart*.

This is so good, I was obnoxious enough to use it beyond its’ expiration date without trouble for a couple of weeks 😛 When it did finally start irritating my eyes, I demoted it for use as a hair mascara (for the dastardly whites at the top of my head).

I also use this as an eyebrow mascara (don’t worry, I only started doing this post-expiration 🙂 ). The trick is to make sure you dry up the wand slightly (on a tissue paper) prior to cautious application on your brows. Blend with the pinkie. It works well enough for me as I cant be bothered to pay for a separate eye-brow enhancing tool at the moment! I have too many beauty expenses as it is 😛 heheheh.

Anyways, I hope this helps ladies! Lash up (and make-up) well until next time 🙂

Love,

WBVANITY

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The Finishing Effects – Benefit’s They’re Real! Mascara Review

This unfortunately didn't suit me ladies! But do bear in mind that my eyes are sensitive so when it comes to Mascaras, I usually prefer going without - thus, my eye-lashes may have just rejected the foreign substance on them rather than this product itself!

This unfortunately didn’t suit me ladies! But do bear in mind that my eyes are sensitive so when it comes to Mascaras, I usually prefer going without – thus, my eye-lashes may have just rejected the foreign substance on them rather than this product itself!

Happy Wednesday beauties!

I hope you all are having a great week 🙂 I’ve been waiting to review Benefit’s They’re Real! mascara for many months now as it has only received rave reviews. I wanted to be certain that my experience (which is not the same as everyone’s) with the product was stable prior to commenting on it!

I wear mascara only a few times a week because I generally like faking the au naturale effect which is not possible with a mascara as it dolls one up immediately . I received this mascara back in 2013 with Benefit’s Coralista – you can read my review here. Although I grew addicted to Coralista and am also a big fan of Pore-fessional (read my review here), unfortunately I will not be buying this.

Why?

It is clumpy and sticks my lashes together. Even when I try separating them with a separate mascara wand, the eye-lashes largely continue to clump together. The ones that I am successfully able to separate have individual, unevenly-sized clumps on them which is unsightly (not sure why this happens).

I also suspect this of having contributed to my eye-lash quantity deterioration. Ofcourse, there could be other factors that led to my eye-lashes thinning out coincidentally at the time I began using They’re Real! – but I stopped using it 2 months ago and my eye-lashes are back to their original volume – I was too lazy to use any natural treatments during this time to promote recovery so I attribute it to not using They’re Real! Ofcourse, as I said, this is my opinion, and my eye-lash problem may not be related to this product at all.

Also, the clumpy appearance may just be a matter of me not being that good at mascara application. But I have used drug store brands in the past (Maybelline) which have worked beautifully and neatly on my lashes.

I have Lancome’s hyponse lying around ( I bought it for myself last month).  I am a little hesitant about opening it up and am thinking along the lines of gifting it to a regular mascara-wearer who it will suit for sure. After all, if  Benefit didn’t suit me, perhaps Lancome won’t either. Also, it is even pricier than They’re Real! so it would be heart-breaking to see it go to waste as well!

Let’s see what I decide 🙂 if all else fails, I have the trusty High Impact Mascara by Clinique (read my review here) to rely on 🙂

Oh and I am certain that the product I received (They’re Real!) was not expired – my friend got it from a reliable source overseas (Sephora).

In general, my advice is to be brave and try a tester at the store prior to purchase. I personally wouldn’t do this with a mascara as I would be scared of getting an eye infection.  But if you’re spending 23 USD ( I checked the price online :P) for a generally high turn-over product, then I think its’ better to be sure.

If you’re a They’re Real! fan, let me know whether you think I just had bad luck. At the end of the day, I did hit gold with Coralista and Pore-fessional.

Have a lovely rest-of-the-week beauties! And don’t forget to make-up well 🙂

Love,

WBVANITY

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