Have you noticed anything weird about mascara brushes lately? It’s like they’re getting all funky cold medina! Last year it was motorized brush heads; before that, spiked medieval flails (Givenchy’s Phenomen’Eyes).
Now even Clinique is throwing their hat into the ring with a different spin on the standard brush design. High Lengths Mascara ($14) flaunts a minimalist, almost alien bow.
Maybe I’ve been watching too much sci-fi lately (a VERY safe bet), but those rows of short, stubby teeth aren’t giving me warm and fuzzy feelings — that’s for sure.
When I touched the brush for the first time (expecting certain doom!), it flexed and bent like Gumby’s yoga master, LOL! I really had no idea how it would perform on human lashes.
Buck nekkid lashes!
For the most part, I like the way it works.
Above all else, as a true lengthening mascara, High Lengths delivers, and I think the shape of the brush has something to do with it.
Those rows of little teeth reach out and grab lashes like a praying mantis catching a moth, separating and coating from base to tip — even the hardest-to-grab lashes (the short, stubby ones).
I like the way it looks after one coat — smooth, lifted, clump-free lashes with no flaking or smudging throughout the day — but two coats felt a little crispy with lumps…
In a nutshell, I like what Clinique’s done with High Lengths, and it feels like a deal at $14. I would, however, love to tweak the length of the brush head a smidge. Maybe it’s just me, but it feels a few millimeters too long.
High Lengths comes in two colors (Black and Brown; neither one is waterproof); I’m keeping my fingers crossed and hoping that Clinique expands the range to add fun shades like dark blue and purple, OOH! Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: A
Speaking of unusual shapes…
I dusted off my yoga mat today and did some stretching for the first time in … a while. It’s perhaps ironic that whenever I did a downward dog, Tabs crawled under me, plopped down in the center of the mat and refused to move, ha!
NOTE: It’s hard to look graceful or sleek with a 13-pound tabby in your grill.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
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