Saturday, December 09, 2006

Best Mascara..Ever

Clinique has great skincare products. But M.A.C. is simply famous for their make-up series.

But this offering from Clinique is too good to be missed.

Clinique Lash Power Mascara
In Black Onyx 01

I received a small tube as part of a gift with purchase promotion and am hooked on it forevermore.

I had my fair share of clump inducing goop, panda eyes smudges and spider legs lashes incidents to know the worth of a truly good hardworking tube of mascara.

Alright, so, how does it differentiate itself from the rest?

Coming from the most critical beauty reviewer (ME):

Texture: Goes on smoothly, doesn’t clump nor flake even after 3 coats (why the hell you want to go beyond that???!!!)
Formula: Lightweight, doesn’t cause eyelashes to droop
Colour: Intense black
Staying power: All day, no smudges
Extension Effect: Excellent (no need for those whitish fibre primer crap)
Best characteristic: Washes out with warm water, COMPLETELY.
Curling Effect: Average
Volumising Effect: Average
Overall Effect: Natural (since there are no clumps), yet dramatic (fake lashes length)
Price: $35 SGD

When it washes out with warm water, you can do the final rinsing in the shower after removing your make-up. That means, 100% no mascara residue on your lashes. That’s good news for your lashes.

I would like to take this opportunity to say (rather emphatically) that I really dislike L'Oreal’s mascaras. The latest Volume Shocking Double Mascara that apparently boosts of a comb like wand SUCKS big time. (Advertisement fronted by Aishwarya Rai)
So what if you have a great comb when the product to be applied clumps, dries too fast for multiple coats and causes women to look like they are the demonic incarnations of tarantulas???

Why do we need to apply the whitish primer if a mascara formula can be manufactured to contain all the good stuff found in a primer? An all-in-one product is the way to go. As a matter-of-fact, the whitish primer makes part of your lashes appear white underneath the black mascara. Unless of course, you coat them thoroughly. What a waste of time. Weighs your lashes down too.

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Anonymous Renee said...

Hi Ivy - love your review.

I actually have a mascara lined up to review soon and it reminded me of Clinique mascaras because it was so ink-like. I find Clinique mascaras are a very wet formula which I love. Some masaras are so dry in the tube itself that of course it's gonna clump like mad on our eyelashes!

I love watery formulas that also rinse off with water (I hate removing eye makeup!), so your review has really got me wanting this mascara - so thx for the review. :D

Love, Renee <3

P.S. Havent tried the Volume Shocking mascara, but this girl I met was wearing it (I asked her what mascara she was using because it looked so bad! LOL)And yikes, what a clumping mess!!!

12:23 PM  
Blogger I.V.Y. said...

Dearest Renee,
It's really an honour for you to read this beauty review because your Blog For Beauty is the definitive online guide to all beauty products.

To say that I am thrilled is an understatement.


1:03 PM  

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