Lash Power Feathering Mascara
Last Updated:12.31.2014
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:Yes
Review Overview

Lash Power Feathering Mascara delivers on its promise to lengthen and define lashes with a feathery-soft look. More to love: Along with quickly lengthening lashes, this mascara is buildable so you can achieve a decent amount of thickness, although you have to act fast since this is a quick-dry formula. As an added bonus, it's easy to remove!

The only downside is that this mascara can leave lashes feeling slightly crunchy due to the high amount of alcohol it contains, but given that it doesn't flake or smudge, that's not a deal- breaker.

  • Lengthens and defines lashes fast.
  • Doesn't flake or smudge.
  • Easy to remove for such a long-wearing formula.
  • Leaves lashes feeling slightly crisp.
Brand Overview

Clinique At-A-Glance

Strengths: A few excellent moisturizers and serums; excellent sunscreens; very good cleansers and eye makeup removers; unique mattifying products; impressive selection of foundations, good concealers; some remarkable mascaras; much-improved eyeshadows, lip colors and blush formulas.

Weaknesses: Bar soaps (which can clog pores and dull skin); alcohol-based toners; unfortunate choice of jar packaging for antioxidant-loaded moisturizers.

Estee Lauder-owned Clinique launched the concept of cosmetics being "allergy-tested," "hypoallergenic," "100% fragrance-free," and "dermatologist tested." Of those marketing claims, the only one with significance is "100% fragrance-free," which, for the most part, Clinique maintains (although it does add some fragrant extracts to a few products). Unfortunately, terms like “hypoallergenic” and “dermatologist tested” aren’t regulated by the FDA and can mean anything—thus, you still need to rely on the ingredient list to tell you whether their product contains any ingredients with the potential to irritate skin.

That inconvenient fact aside, Clinique is leading the way with cutting-edge, state-of-the-art moisturizers and serums, plus some formidable makeup and more than a few excellent sunscreens. While Clinique has some products that we see as missteps for reasons discussed in their reviews, more than ever, what they offer is quite good (just have realistic expectations, as some of their claims go beyond what their products are capable of).

Turning to makeup, Clinique continues to offer a vast palette of colors and textures, especially with their enormous selection of foundations—many of which feature effective sunscreens. Without a doubt, the numerous formulas offer something for every skin type and almost every skin color—though the blushes, eye makeup and lip colors are frequently not pigmented enough for deeper skin tones.

The bottom line is that, despite a few shortcomings, Clinique is one of the most comprehensive (and comparably affordable) department-store makeup lines, and it is completely understandable why they enjoy such broad appeal.

Note: Clinique is categorized as one that tests on animals because their products are sold in China. Although Clinique does not conduct animal testing for their products sold elsewhere, the Chinese government requires imported cosmetics be tested on animals, so foreign companies retailing there must comply. This requirement is why some brand’s state that they don’t test on animals “unless required by law”. Animal rights organizations consider cosmetic companies retailed in China to be brands that test on animals, and so does the Beautypedia Team.

For more information about Clinique, call (800) 419-4041 or visit www.clinique.com

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Not even close to Lash Power

This shouldn't say Lash Power anywhere on the package. Had raccoon eyes before the end of a light day sitting at a desk in the office all day. Lash Power never budges. Returned this one after 2 uses to get Lash Power. Just be careful at a self service make-up store like Sephora it's easy to grab this one instead of Lash Power classic.

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after years of smudging, I have finally found a mascara that works for me

I am in my 50s, with oily skin, including around my eyes. I've tried countless brands of mascara, both bargain and high end (up to $35.00 a tube) but have never found a mascara that didn't smudge, run, bleed etc. Waterproof varieties were even worse.... it was like the oil in my skin acted as a makeup remover. I am sooo grateful to have found Clinique's Lash Power Mascara. One coat looks quite natural, but you can build lengthy full coverage if desired. It removes easily with warm water.

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Crunchy lashes is the correct term for this mascara. I could live with that, but removal is nowhere as easy as their ad's say and I've had problems with particles in my eyes. I disagree with Paula's rating on this one, lashes did not appear any more feathery and natural than other mascara's I've used, but she is correct is saying it dries very, very quickly, as well as not smearing. Putting an extra coat on looks artificial, and is more lumpy.

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