When Clinique sent over their Lash Power Mascara, I was very intrigued especially after hearing that this mascara is a bestseller in Asia. And since I have almond-shaped eyes, this fact already gave it some extra brownie points. But let’s get to the claims: Lash Power is a gel-based formula that contains very low levels of wax. (Wax is more susceptible to oil from skin.) It has “advanced thermal sensitive technology to resist rain, pool water, tears, sweat, sebum and of course, humidity.” It utilizes a new oval shaped brush that helps separate and lift lashes upon application.
I’ve been using it on and off for about 3 weeks and I think it’s really fabulous for everyday wear. This little brush gets to all of your lashes and is wonderful for the outer and inner corners. It’ll definitely get those little lashes and help make them more visible. Though it doesn’t give much volume, it really lengthens til your lashes are out there and it stays put. I even wore it in the rain (honestly, it felt more like a monsoon) and I am happy to report that my eyes didn’t resemble a raccoon’s; in fact, there wasn’t any smudging at all! However, I should note that there’s been minimal flaking and clumping from time to time…but that’s probably due to 1) I rub my eyes way too much and 2) I’m testing about 3 other mascaras right now so I tend not to keep caps on as tightly. (Lash Power definitely is trumping the others though.) Removal is very easy – just makeup remover or press a warm cloth to your lids and gently wipe. Just note that the mascara wraps around lashes, so if you seem little tubes during removal, it’s totally normal.
Head over to Clinique.com, check out the entire spring “Nude Blush” collection and pick up Lash Powder for $14. Or stay glued to the tube on Feb. 17 at 6pm EST when Clinique makes its debut on QVC. Side note: Cliniqueâ€™s Senior Vice President of Product Development, Janet Pardo, will be appearing during the segment to demonstrate their products so it’s definitely worth checking out.