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Review: Clinique Lash Power Mascara

Posted on: September 4, 2014

Welcome to my very first mascara review! I really wasn’t sure if my current camera can handle such close up details as lashes, but I gave it a go and see if it’s acceptable. The one I’m choosing to review is my current favorite mascara: Clinique Lash Power Mascara.


As you may have noticed this looks like a pretty short tube for a mascara. This is a sample-sized mascara that I received in the Clinique workshop loot bag (which is basically a bonus time tin) I attended a few months ago. This only has 2.5ml of product, compared to the 5.5ml of the full-sized tube. The shade that I got is Black Onyx.


The brush is one of the things I really like about this mascara. It’s thinner than most mascara wands I’ve encountered, and the bristles are short. I prefer this kind of brush because it’s less likely for me to poke my eye while applying mascara. The formula, on the other hand, is rather thick and goopy. I would usually scrape off the extra product back into the tube before applying it to my lashes.


The other thing I really like about this mascara is the fact that it really lengthens the lashes, although just slightly. I think that was kind of the point since the tag line of the product is “mascara extension visible”. It lengthens my lashes and brings enough volume to make my lashes look visible, but does not make it look like I’m all tricked out with mascara. Subtle is nice especially for everyday use. It also seems to aid in curling the lashes, looking at the photo below. I didn’t use any lash curlers here.


It’s also pretty long wearing and almost waterproof. I rarely get mascara runs even when I accidentally get rained on, or if I get teary-eyed. On the other hand it’s pretty easy to remove with either Bifesta or a cleansing oil.


I’m not really sure how much the full size of Clinique Lash Power Mascara costs. I was planning on getting a full sized tube of this when I run out of the sample, but unfortunately Clinique is sold in China which means they are probably not cruelty-free.

Pros: short-bristled thin brush; long wearing and almost waterproof; easy to remove; results in subtly-enhanced lashes

Cons: thick and goopy consistency; not cruelty-free



9 Responses to "Review: Clinique Lash Power Mascara"

I love the formula of this mascara, because even if not waterproof, it doesn’t smudge much. 🙂

IKR? I really like how this performs. Unfortunately I won’t be rebuying. 😦

Yup, better stick to drugstore! 😊

I like thick mascaras actually. Somehow works better for my thin lashes. But those kinds of brushes I simply cannot work with. We are mascara opposites lol!

Haha! I guess it just shows I’m pretty not used to using mascaras since I value the ability to not-poke-my-eye over anything else! 😛

Hmm, seems interesting. But I’m currently loving my Benefit They’re Real though. Wish I can buy a sample-size version of this to try out.

I like They’re Real din, but I would’ve wanted a thinner brush.

Why didn’t I see this just now?! I need this! It’s hard to find a slim brush mascara like that. The fatter ones I can’t get to my roots (yknow, anatomy) it’s really frustrating!

I hope we find something CF and cheaper.

I’ll keep you updated if I find one! I really need a replacement soon as I’m running out of this.

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