Despite my less than stellar experience with Bare Escentuals mascara last week, I thankfully have another offering in my stash that I can turn to in a pinch – Clinique’s High Lengths mascara ($18CAD). I got this as a gift from Clinique at our school last month, but just opened it recently as I was trying to use up some of my other mascaras first.The brush looks pretty funky – a bright neon green, rubber wand that has a slight curve and tiny teeth on one side to easily bend around and comb through the lashes. Somehow the formula and this combination work to create crazy long lashes with great separation. Don’t let its bizarre look scare you away – it’s actually quite easy to wield.I’ve used High Lengths before, but oh my goodness I had forgotten how insanely amazing this mascara is for lengthening the lashes!! It’s kind of ridiculous really. My lashes, while very curly, aren’t terribly long, and this stretches them out and makes them stand out so much more than usual. I can almost fake being one of ‘those’ girls…you know who I mean. The ones whose lashes you can’t help but stare at because they’re just so goshdarn LONG.
Even though the length this mascara imparts is fairly dramatic, I would still call this a daytime mascara as it offers very little in the way of volume or thickness (nor does it claim to). I prefer to have a day- and nighttime mascara anyway so this isn’t really a problem. And from tips and tricks I’ve gathered over time, it sounds like my best bet is to layer mascaras anyway to get the effect closest to what I’m looking for. So, now I just need to find that perfect volumizing mascara and I’ll be set!
Do you prefer length or volume when choosing a mascara?