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Monday, June 21, 2010

At first glance: L'oreal Telescopic Explosion Mascara

I dont really splurge on mascaras. I think out of all makeup products, I hate buying mascaras the most because I find them so disposable. A mascaras shelf life is around 2- 3 months. I never get to finish one tube by the time I have to dispose them.

I usually go for Lancome Mascaras though because they work so well, theyre lengthening and volumizing as they claim to be. However, I got curious to try a new one. The Telescopic Explosion Mascara, I really like the wand cause its so cute haha. And it looks like it would make mascara application on other people a lot easier.

See, doesnt it look like a medieval weapon up close? haha

A few years ago, I got to try the first (I think?) Telescopic mascara it came in that gold tube and had a slightly curved wand. I loved how it lengthened my lashes but personally I needed a more volumizing mascara.

A bit of product sticks on the wand

No mascara vs. Curled lashes with Telescopic Mascara

Curled lashes, no mascara VS. Curled lashed with Telescopic Mascara

Initial Review

What I like about it:
- Honestly, I really just like the cute wand haha
- The wand grabs just the right amount of product to prevent clumping
- Allows you to brush on the lashes much easier than regular mascara wands
- Stays put. Ive washed my face and there was minimal smudging. You really need a makeup remover to get rid of it though with just a few swipes of makeup remover its completely gone.

What you should consider:
- I have to bring up my letter to Loreal again, haha. This isnt locally available, booo!
- Though the wand prevents clumping, quite a bit of product gets stuck to the stick of the wand. If you dont apply the mascara at the right angle, you'll end up with clumped lashes
- Im not particularly impressed with the formula, I dont find it lengthening or volumizing.

I'll post an update on this after i've road tested it for quite some time. Overall, its a good mascara to use especially if use false lashes. If you need more volume and lengthening though, this isnt for you.


Khymm (Shopcoholic) said...

the wand is so unique! kitang2x-kita talaga ang difference sa lashes mo sis.. sayang its not available here =(

Maui (Suushh) said...

Hey Khymm kainis when there are products that arent available here hehe I mean we have l'oreal I dont unerstand why we dont have the better products haha

sugar sugar said...

I want this too. :/ There's just something about that wand hahaha! >.<

Caby said...

Looks like a good alternative to RB's one. Niceee

Maui (Suushh) said...

It's the same hehe I just dont know what hthe difference is, will check later. Either this is the waterproof kind or the latest/repackaged one haha

Cheryl: Oh to Be a Muse said...

the l'oreal mascara looks pretty good--nice job on your eyelashes so far, i think.

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Maui (Suushh) said...

Thanks Cheryl :)

Sherry said...

oh nice :D I dont have this

Askmewhats said...

have to try this type of wand na mascara, I find it cute too! your lashes look longer and fuller :)

Maui (Suushh) said...

Sherry, you should try it :)

Nikki I super love your avatar :) yeah the wand is very different.

Makeup by Kim Porter said...

I have this mascara, and I was not wowed by it


Anonymous said...

I like the mascara! xxx

Maui (Suushh) said...

Kim, I agree I dont find the formula great, i just really like the wand heheh


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