I’m always trying to make my eyes appear bigger and more awake, and I’ve found one of the simplest ways to do this (besides popping on a little nude eyeliner and using eye drops) is to wear mascara on my bottom lashes. Of course any old mascara will do the trick, but for the purposes of this post (and also because I was intrigued to sample the product) I thought I’d try Clinique’s Bottom Lash Mascara.
I’m sure I’m not alone in experiencing the problems associated with using big clunky mascaras on the lower lashes…. someone say flakiness, smeared mascara, panda eyes? – first world frustrations, I know.
Supposedly Clinique’s bottom lash mascara is meant to minimise/eradicate these frustrations and I have to say so far it’s done a great job. The mascara separates, lengthens and defines my lashes unlike anything else, and on top of that it lasts all day. I don’t get the dreaded panda effect either, you know the one you’ve been sporting most of the afternoon that no one tells you about, until you check yourself out in a mirror.
I think all of these positives are largely due a). the formula (which feels waterproof but isn’t) and b). the teeny tiny wand that gets to all those hard to reach lashes (even the ones you didn’t realise you had). One coat is enough to see a difference but avoid further coats unless you’re a fan of spider eyes.
So is it worth it? Well yes and no. Yes, if you are finicky and like having specific products for specific purposes and no if money is an issue (a tiny 2ml tube will set you back $24 AUD). Honestly, it’s really a personal thing but by no means necessary. Personally I’m a fan and would repurchase again.
Have you tried the Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara? What were your thoughts?
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