I have tried quite a few Clinique products from their Take The Day Off Balm to their Chubby Sticks but I haven’t tried many of their eye products so I was excited to put these three to the test. I have heard positive things about their High Impact Mascara but haven’t heard too much about this Extreme Volume version.
This comes in a really nice chunky metallic silver tube and it has a really long chunky plastic wand. The bristles are quite short but close together so they coat each lash effortlessly without applying too much product at once. I like that the brush doesn’t hold a lot of product because I like dramatic lashes but I don’t like the spidery / clumpy lash look, so you can apply a few coats of this mascara without building up too much product, making your lashes look long, thick and fluttery. Its not heavy and doesn’t weigh down my lashes so its damn good at holding a curl.
The formula is JET black and doesn’t flake or transfer throughout the day. I do think the brush could have a slight curve or have a tapered end, just to help get at those smaller harder to reach lashes right in the corner of your eye. I think the High Impact Mascara wand looks a little better & would prefer to see that in this mascara.
This is a pencil eyeliner on one end which twists up, (no sharpening needed) and at the other end you get a smudger sponge that is a really good shape. I have a lovely brown shade which is an easy shade to wear and a nice alternative to black. The formula wasn’t as smooth and creamy as the skinny stick liner but it did last well throughout the day. It is also water resistant so if you are like me & get watery eyes then that will please you. I really want to try this in the grape shade, its looks so pretty. This liner comes in 10 shades – as you would expect from Clinique they’re all quite neutral apart from a really bold blue & a purple shade.
I love Clinique’s Chubby range and now I’m a fan of the skinny liners too. This is a twist up pencil so again no need to sharpen and I have a pretty blue shade called Skinny Jeans. Its a really pigmented colour and the formula is my favourite out of the two, its creamy and applies evenly and effortlessly to your eyelid. The nib is so precise and slim so ideal for getting that sleek slim eyeliner look. I wear liner most days & even though this is a blue it didn’t look 80’s or too bright for everyday wear.
I like the shade I have and I’m going to get a black one too, as black is the shade I wear the most. I loved this product and recommend it if you’re in the market for a new pencil eyeliner. This liner comes in 8 shades & they include a white and a bright yellow.
What are your favourite eyeliners & do you think you’d prefer the skinny stick or quickliner?