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Thursday, August 11, 2011

Review: Clinique Lash Doubling Mascara

Hello, my Pretties!

As you all know by reading my blog, I am not one to buy "high end" makeup products. I am more of a "drugstore" makeup kind of gal. And I am alright with that. The only reasons I ever even have high end makeup is because it was a gift or something like that. I don't like to shell out so much money for one single item. I tell you, I'm a frugalista!

For instance, my sister gave me this mini, I guess trial size, mascara by Clinique. I've only bought Clinique once in my whole life and that was back in high school because I wanted the free makup bag with a $22.50 purchase or more. Something like that.

I love their products but not the prices so much.

So anyway, my sister gave me the Clinique Lash Doubling Mascara in Black and I love it. She gave it to me because she thought the formula was too wet. Which it was. Every time I would apply it, I got the little black dots on my eyelids. Ugh! But, as all mascaras eventually do, it started to dry up.

I love the length this mascara gives me. I have semi long lashes that naturally curl up. I like that. I don't like that they are somewhat sparse, to me, at least. I get complimented on my lashes a lot but I've noticed that they are not as thick as they used to be. Maybe it's old age...

This is the one item I have been using religiously. Even on days that I don't want to wear makeup at all, the only thing I do wear is this mascara. It makes my lashes look so much longer and therefore, my eyes appear much more open and bright. And without makeup, it seems like they are my natural lashes!

Here are some pics so that you can see the difference between my natural lashes and my lashes after a couple of coats of this mascara. I am not wearing any kind of makeup in these pictures, only the mascara.

Clinique Lash Doubling Mascara in Black.
Full size product retails for $14.50.

I like that it gets tapered off because that allows me
to get into the corner of my eye and get those tiny lashes.

My natural lashes.

My lashes after 2 coats of Clinique's Lash Doubling Mascara.
Looks like my natural lashes just better!

See the difference?
Eye on the left: with mascara.
Eye on the right: without mascara.
I don't know. What do you, Pretties think? I, personally, like this mascara very, very much.

According to the Clinique website,, this specific mascara costs $14.50. It's benefits are "volumizing and thickening". It also shows a 4 out of 5 star rating. Good deal. Since this was a mini mascara, and I've been using it everyday for such a long time now, I need a new one and I am seriously thinking about "splurging" on this item and handing over the $14.50 plus tax.

I love it.

But I'm always looking for good mascaras because it's the one makeup item I cannot be without. So, leave me your recommendations for your favorite must have mascaras in the comment box. I'd love to see what you  ladies love.

Luv & Luk,


  1. I love this mascara! I've been considering getting the bigger size, too. $14.50 isn't too bad.

  2. It looks amazing on you! I also prefer tapered brushes (:

  3. Sorry ladies for the late responses. I'm here now!!

    @Olivia C., right, this one is good! I'm actually starting to think that $14.50 isn't bad either. This mini version lasted me a while so I'm sure the full size will last a fair amount of time. It's too good not to get.

    @Vintage Makeup, thank you! I think my lashes are one of my better assets so I try to play them up, naturally, and I think this mascara really helps in that department.

    @G A B Y, I love the tapered brushes. They serve a purpose very well. Thanks for the compliment. My lashes looked even better before when the mascara was new but I took forever to take pics for the review so it already started to dry out. But I still love it :)


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