L’Oreal Telescopic Explosion Mascara

cb-telescopicBefore I start, I have to say that I think I have the ideal lashes for mascara. Just a little swipe in the morning gets my lashes noticed. My point? When it comes to mascaras, I’m easy to please because I already have thickness and length.

I was excited to try L’Oreal’s Telescopic Explosion Mascara for a number of reasons, but I was quickly disappointed.

While the red packaging of the mascara made it easy to spot in my giant, sometimes messy makeup bag, application was far from effortless. While rubber bristles seemed to have been made for me because they give my lashes depth and separation, the small circular rubber bristles of the wand did the exact opposite.

Whether it was a quick sweep over my lashes or the wand was worked through them, my lashes clumped together and looked like tarantula legs. I had to spend some time brushing them out to get the separation I wanted. It took far too much time for me to get the clean, wide-eyed look I was going for, and that’s why this product was a bomb for me.

On the other hand, if the mascara came in a waterproof version, I would use it for my bottom lashes on special occasions to open my eyes up without having to worry about it smudging. Having that said, I could see how very sparse lashes would benefit from using this. It didn’t lengthen and fan out lashes as promised, but the formula builds up sparse lashes quite well with one coat and doesn’t flake.

L’Oreal Telescopic Explosion Mascara is not yet available in Canada, but should be appearing on shelves within the year.

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3 Responses to L’Oreal Telescopic Explosion Mascara

  1. Fabulous Fabs says:

    It looks a lot like Givenchy Phenom’eyes, same principle. I’m not really impressed. I was expecting more.

  2. Henna says:

    I agree – it’s TOTALLY a Givenchy copy and I bet they’re banking on the fact that L’Oreal is way more accessible as a brand than Givenchy. I have to say that I do like L’Oreal’s formula better because it doesn’t smudge.

  3. Que Banh says:

    I’m glad didn’t purchase it. I was looking at it at Zellers & ended up buying a Covergirl mascara instead(the one you just reviewed).

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