Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Review: L'oreal Paris False Lash Telescopic Mascara

This is a polar opposite review to my previous one which is nice to know! L'Oreal False Lash Telescopic Mascara is certainly a tricky name to say quickly or if you were slightly intoxicated. I've seen so many reviews of this mascara recently and all have been positive, consequently I finally decided to go and purchase one. What also swayed me was that my lovely friend bought about a week ago and I could not believe the difference in her lashes. When I applied mine I couldn't believe it either! Its honestly the best mascara I've ever had. I'm very wary of buying mascaras because it sometimes hurts to part with £10 (which is probably the average price of a mascara on the market at the moment). My previous mascara (MaxFactor False Lash effect) has been dry for sometime now so that's the reason I used to justify buying this one. I'm always wary about re-purchasing a product, especially a mascara, because I feel I'm just giving the company £10 whereas I'd rather spend that money trying out a new one. However I'm quite conflicted because I never know which one to buy and I feel deflated if its not great because I've wasted my money. Its irritating because unlike foundations, blushes, powders and lipsticks, mascara is the only thing which you can't test in a shop, its inconvenient but obviously justified as it would be unhygenic.  There are so many mascaras on the market right now, with more being added every month. The L'Oreal False Lash Telescopic mascara came out a few weeks ago. I've never had a L'Oreal mascara before so thought I might try it. The colour I went for is 'Magnetic Black.' I would always go for a black mascara because it just shows up on the lashes so much better. I can safely say that MaxFactor False Lash Effect has met its match! I can't really comment if this version is better or worse than the other Telescopic Mascaras in L'Oreal's range because as I said, this is the first L'Oreal mascara I've had.

The packaging itself is quite groovy, its designed to look like a telescope which is obviously how it coincides with the name. However, the packaging itself would not have attracted me to the product, which I suppose is good in a way because its not 'judging the book by its cover.' I've been so guilty in the past of buying a product which has amazing packaging, yet when you try the product out you realise that all the budget went into the design and manufacturing of the cool packaging as opposed to actually making a good quality product.

Naturally, my eyelashes are nothing to write home about, not particularly long or thick, but they're not particularly short either. This mascara separates and lengthens extremely well. The brush is plastic as opposed to bristles, and its a fairly slim brush. I was always illusioned by the belief that a thicker brush would make the lashes longer and appear more volumized. This can be true in some cases, however I now realise its not always the case as this mascara brush is fairly slim and gives amazing results. The formulation is thick yet not gloopy; a perfect balance. The physical appearance of the brush itself is a 'spiky' one. If you look at the brush, the 'spikes' are at the top and the bottom and the sides are flat. Its extremely effective if you rotate the brush as you apply; this is the key to lengthened, spidery effect. The final outcome is a set of extremely lengthened, spidery lashes which in my opinion, still look fairly natural, they're not clumpy at all. I did curl my lashes before hand, but I do that religiously everyday anyway. Eyelash curlers are a secret weapon! No make up bag should ever be without them, they make such a difference!

After curling and two coats

The brush
This mascara retails for £10.99 which is quite pricey for a highstreet cosmetic brand, however in my opinion its worth the money. Overall, I would give this mascara a 9/10 which is excellent. I'm not sure that there is a 'perfect mascara' that deserves a 10/10 rating, one certainly hasn't come across my path yet, but this one comes pretty close. 

Pigmentation: 9/10
Ease of application: 8/10 (as you do need to rotate the wand as you apply for maximum effect).
Packaging: 7/10 nothing special, but at the end of the day its not too relevant as it doesn't relate to how effective the product is. 
Brush: 9/10
Overall: 9/10

In conclusion, I'm very pleasantly surprised with how good this mascara actually is. I think it would be safe to say that I would re-purchase this when mines run out. In my opinion its the best £10.99 I've spent in a while! 

Please comment below and let me know what experience you have had with this product!

Have a lovely day!
Georgie xxx


  1. I think it looks great, might try this one

  2. Your eye lashes look amazing!! I can't beleive how long they are! :)xx