Clinique High Lengths Mascara – Review

Posted by Lipglossiping On June - 16 - 2010

When I saw the Clinique High Lengths Mascara wand a few months ago…

It gave me a shiver.  And not in a good way.  It looks freakin’ terrifying!  Organic… like it’s gonna whip me or bite me or something slightly kinky.  And I repeat, not in a good way!

Still… yano… I had to buy it anyway *blush*

I generally find Clinique’s packaging a bit fud… am I the only one?  My Mum has skirts with those big floral prints on ’em.

You can see the extent of the curve to the wand… it’s serious… and takes a little bit of positioning to get it to align with my lashes.  Infact, it doesn’t align THAT well at all on me, it’s obviously something that’s going to be hugely dependant on the shape of your lashline…

The green bit is flexible and despite it’s odd curvature, doesn’t cause me any problems taking it out or pushing it back into the tube.  It’s also worth noting that the brush seems to pick up a perfect amount of product each time it appears from the neck of the tube.

Once I’ve got the wand positioned the best I can manage, things get a lot more interesting!

Those spiky little teeth grab my lashes and I can FEEL the pull as I wiggle the wand through from root to tip.  There’s some proper resistance there as I comb the wand through… it’s almost poetic.  The effect is beautiful separation and definition.  I’ve never used a wand that does this so well.

Clinique High Lengths Mascara is a lovely lengthening mascara that (after a couple of run throughs) coats each lash with just the right amount of product and really does allow you to get right to the root of the lash without splodging product allover your eyelid.

We’re not talking false lash effect mascara superstardom here, but it’s a great product for lovely long lashes and one that I’ll happily repurchase.

Clinique High Lengths Mascara is a very reasonable £14.50 (considering high street mascaras are approaching that figure now!).  You can buy online or on counter.

22 Responses to “Clinique High Lengths Mascara – Review”

  1. Catriona says:

    Wow, that looks great! It’s got that kind of “I’m not wearing much mascara, my lashes are naturally this awesome” effect that I love!

    Now to convince myself that I need another mascara…that shouldn’t be difficult. :)

  2. liloo says:

    how long are your lashes, woah.
    so jealous xx
    before and after photo is absoloutely ah-ma-zing

  3. Oh now I want one… I absolutely lurve the definition it gives the lashes!

  4. Sophie says:

    That looks amazing! I’m quite fond of Clinique mascaras – found a sample of the High Impact and have been loving it. Would like to try this one too!

  5. Scientific Housewife says:

    Wow looks great!

  6. beautyh2t says:

    oh dear, now I want one bad, that looks like cracking defintion my lashes are crying out for,


  7. Jasmine says:


    How does it hold up with humidity? Does it smudge with perspiration and grease? Does the curl weaken over the day? Is it difficult to remove?

    God this mascara is keeping me up with sleepless nights…your eyelashes are exquisite, I want them!

  8. Lillian says:

    Wow that looks wonderful to me! I quite like the look of the weird curved brush. You’ve got lovely eyelashes anyway :)

  9. It looks awesome on you! This is one of our favourite mascaras of all time – it’s nice to have a novelty brush that actually DOES what it claims!


  10. muamontreal says:

    Nice ! It gives the same effect as the Telescopic, don’t you think ? Lots of length, not that much volume but a nice natural look !

    Caro xxx

  11. lara says:

    i love this mascara! i recently gifted a tube to my baby sister and she says people have been asking her if her lashes are fake : ) it’s a definite winner in my book!

  12. kirstie says:

    absolutely love this product, it’s terrific!

  13. Elsie Barley says:

    Your eyelashes look amazing but does it smudge at all?

  14. Interesting, and it looks great! I have a mascara with an identical wand by the brand Flirt! (both brands are owned by Estee Lauder, so the wand similarity isn’t a shocker) But I’ve not gotten around to trying it….now I may have to dig out the box today!

  15. Lindsay says:

    Great review! I’ve been wanting to try this mascara out for a while now.

  16. Anitacska says:

    Wow, this is fantastic! I’ll definitely check this out. Didn’t get the Bourjois one because the tester in my local Superdrug had so much mascara on the wand, it really put me off. But this looks awesome. :)

  17. gio says:

    Wow, you lashes look amazing! I usually prefer mascaras that gives more volume but I really love how this look on you and how defines it makes lashes.

  18. Redtiger21 says:

    Your lashes look fantastic!!!! And you’re right, it’s not actually that much more than say a Max Factor or No 7 mazzy!

  19. […] had to get the Clinique High Lenghts mascara after seeing it on Charlottes blog, I’ve been looking for a really good lengthening mascara so hopefully this will work […]

  20. laura says:

    I just stop using this and switch to Revitalash mascara so far its doing good!

  21. andrea says:

    Seductive eyes start with the lashes…Many thanks to Revitalash for giving me great looking lashes.

  22. amanda says:

    Now you can finally get the look of long, lush lashes and shapely brows you’ve always dreamed of. With Revitalash you can get gorgeous eye reminiscent of old HOllywood without the lash extensions and eyebrow pencils.

Leave a Reply


Fancy a bit of a treasure hunt?

In celebration of the launch of Eye Prep FX, Cover FX will be hosting an International treasure hunt which will give you the chance to …

Urban Decay 15 Year Anniversary Eyeshadow Collection: The Swatches

I’ve posted about the packaging and I’ve posted individual close ups of the eyeshadows alongside their official descriptions.  This post will document the swatches from …

Avon Big & Daring Volume Mascara Review

It’s been a while since I tried a new mascara, the truth is that I’ve fallen into an extremely comfortable relationship with Clinique High Lengths …

Mama Mio Mini Kit for Expectant Mums - Review

In honour of my due date (yes, that’s today little dink if you’re paying attention – are you ever coming out smelly bum?) I thought …

The Lipstick League – week of 5.8.13

Question of the Week – Have you ever had your makeup done by a professional makeup artist? If so, tell us a bit about the …

China Glaze Fast Track NOTD

It’s like that time I found out about coconut m&ms (did the m&m website really just age-check me?!), I can’t remember where… some foodie blogger …

Barielle Shades Belly Dance NOTD

Yep, it looks different on the nail to how it looks in bottle.  I much prefer it on the nail too! In reality, Barielle Belly …

Pink Week: bareMinerals Pink Prosecco Lipgloss

What is it? This exclusive bareMinerals lipgloss in Pink Prosecco is a unique preservative-free formula, infused with the natural scent of vanilla and chock-full of …

Estee Lauder Daywear BB (Beauty Benefit) Creme

Firstly, I’d like to say a big hoorah for a “western” BB Cream with a decent SPF rating.  The Estee Lauder Daywear BB Creme* comes …

Brand Exclusivity...

I was reading an article over at Marketing Magazine about Dermalogica being rather upset with Boots for stocking their products without permission… Dermalogica claims that …


CLOSED: Competition Time: Givenchy Very Irresistible L'eau en Rose Perfume!

Want to really spoil Mum this Mother’s Day?  Or perhaps you just want to spoil yourself?  It’s ok… I won’t judge… there are plenty of …

CLOSED - Win it! The Body Shop Expert Brush Collection

I don’t know about you, but I woke up this morning with a distinct “Hello Monday morning, I’ve been expecting you…” kinda feeling.  Maybe it’s …

Win a gorgeous "glow" trio with prizes from Urban Decay, New CID, & Arbonne!

COMPETITION NOW CLOSED! WINNER IS: “IZABELLA” (COMMENT #96045) – WINNER HAS BEEN EMAILED!   It’s still January, the MET office have just issued yet another …

Hello? Is this thing on?

Phew, that was a little unexpected. For those of you who haven’t had the misfortune of reading my hand-wringing tweets and woe-ridden facebook updates, let …

Big savings on French Pharmacy brands, win my top picks!

I’m of the firm opinion that for the money, French pharmacy brands offer some of the best solutions for diffcult skin-types. have long been …

Win it! 3 EcoTools Bamboo Bronzer Brushes to win!

I’ve written about these before, you know I love them, I want you to love them too! So why not have a go at winning …

Avoid the brush off with Oral-B Pro-Expert

There’s a new toothpaste in town. It’s lean, mean and err not very minty as it happens.  Featuring the revolutionary bacteria-busting ingredient Stabilised Stannous Flouride, …

FOTD Busting out of the comfort zone!

You may recall my bitter moans last week about how when presented with a rare opportunity to spend an indecent amount of time playing with …

Dear Obesity...

We have been together for over 20 years, our lives so entwined that I’ve never been sure how to live without you.  I would like …

Urban Decay The Black Palette - Photos & Swatches

The soon-to-be-released Black Palette from US eyeshadow maestro’s Urban Decay is an altogether darker affair than the recent Naked set… The Black Palette includes 6, …

  • Categories

  • Archives

  • Admin

  • Ads