I have been devoted to one brand of mascara for a long time, but the other day I decided maybe it was time to dip my toe into another pool, and guess what? The water was fine! As a girl who refuses go out of the house until my lashes are picture perfect, I can attest that Clinique Lash Doubling Mascara stands out in its category.
My favorite thing about this mascara is that it doesn’t clump at all. I just started using it, so I don’t know how long the honeymoon will last, but so far – zero clumps. It goes on smooth and dries quickly and it doesn’t smudge throughout the day. I haven’t sweat/tear tested it yet (no authors were harmed in the writing of this post), but although it’s not waterproof, I get the sense that it will stand up well to regular daily wear.
My biggest qualm was the mascara’s wand, which is tapered. I found that the shape makes it difficult to apply because the bristles get shorter and shorter toward the tip, causing a little well of mascara to form at the end that you have to avoid, because it will oversaturate your lashes. It might be a personal thing, but I prefer a regular wand where the mascara is evenly distributed across the bristles.
Maybe you’re wondering if this mascara really doubled my lashes as promised. The answer is, not exactly. I have brown lashes, and this was a black mascara, so it definitely made them stand out more. And it’s good for separating and not clumping, which are two very important things for me. But it didn’t lengthen or thicken my eyelashes at all. Check out this picture to see what I mean for yourself:
Overall, I give this mascara an 8 out of 10, and I would recommend it to anybody whose eye makeup priorities are no clumps, good definition, and longevity.