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Sunday, September 5, 2010

Product Review: Clinique Lash Power Mascara in Black Onyx

Heya! Here's the start of my series of reviews as I really have a lot lined up for you guys. Hopefully, you won't get bored with seeing reviews one after the other. So the first on my list is Clinique Lash Power Mascara in Black Onyx. Although I received this item for free when I had my Clinique Skin Consultation, this review will be nothing but honest. On to the review then.

According to the website:

Lash Power Mascara Long Wearing Formula

Mascara with staying power. Vows to look pretty for 24 hours without a smudge or smear. Lasts through rain, sweat, humidity, tears. Yet the formula removes easily with warm water. Unique brush reaches and beautifully lengthens even the tiniest lashes. Ophthalmologist Tested.

* Skin Types: All
* Benefits: Long Wearing

(I really cannot post a before and after pic of my lashes without and with this mascara on because I cannot really get a decent shot.)

What I like:
- Smudge proof. True to its claim that it has a long wearing formula. Even though I have sometimes teared up or my lids get oily and sweaty on really hot and humid days, it held up to all those conditions. But I am not sure if this is waterproof or not, I cannot find it anywhere else on the website and on the tube either.
- Staying power is really great though I have not tried having it on my lashes for 24 hours.
- Does not clump even after I apply 2-3 coats of mascara.
- Looks really natural and perfect for a natural make up look or everyday wear. (May be a con for those who want dramatic lashes.)
- Although I do not really see a volumizing and lengthening effect on my lashes, they look more noticeable and makes my eyes look brighter and more awake.
- Can easily be removed with water.
- I read some girls complaining about the brush being too small. I actually like it because it reaches even the smallest and shortest lashes on the inner corners of my eyes and are also perfect for my lower lashes.
- Holds up the curls and does not weigh them down.
- Does not irritate my eyes.
- Has a shelf life of 6 months as seen on the tube.

What I don't like:
- I personally find this mascara expensive as you all know how high Rustan's mark up is for cosmetics and perfumes. But this sells on their website for only $14 which is like PHP630 if converted which is not bad at all if you get to buy it from the US.

Overall rating: 4.5/5 I remember mentioning in one of my EOTD's that I am really loving this mascara and could be HG material for me.

Will I buy again? I would love to, if the price at Rustan's is reasonable and if I can have someone in the US buy it for me. Or if I see it on eBay at a great bargain. I'm just not willing to shell out more than a thousand bucks for something I need to ditch in 6 months or less.

Anyway, here is a really cute picture of lolcat I saw on a website. Click the picture if you want to see more funny cats. :)

I hope you all had a great weekend! Happy Sunday!


  1. I haven't really tested Clinique's full sized mascaras! I've always been using the trial sizes I get after purchasing their 3 step system :)

  2. hi pammy! the clinique mascara sounds good but im also against spending lots of $$$ on a mascara haha. im happily contented with my maybelline :) xoxo

  3. Nikki, me too. I only rely on samples and trial sizes as freebies on purchases. :P

    Cha, me too. In as much as I want to buy a full size of this, I might just stick to Maybelline. I really cannot justify spending a lot on mascara. :P

  4. I have a sample size of this mascara but really didn't used it yet. Thank you for the review!

  5. Anastacia, you should try it! It's a nice mascara! :P


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