- Intense black pigment
- Precise applicator
- Minimal clumping
- Does lengthen lashes
- Removes easily
- Bristles are a little prickly
- Not as much lift or curl as expected
- Smudges and transfers
L’Oreal Telescopic Mascara Review
The application of the lifting version of L’Oreal Telescopic Mascara is great, but I can’t say the same about the wear – See Full Review.
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Why did this L’Oreal Telescopic Mascara go viral?
I’m sure by now you’ve seen the new L’Oreal Telescopic Lift Mascara going viral on social media for its lengthening, lifting, false lash effect. To make things even more dramatic, a beloved beauty TikTok influencer allegedly did a sponsored video with L’Oreal showing how great this new mascara is. Her results were so phenomenal that it looked like she had false lashes after apply the new L’Oreal Telescopic Lift Mascara. If you look closely from her first coat to her last coat, it looks like she applied false lashes, allegedly. Of course, I was intrigued – falsies without the hassle?! Sign me up! But, unfortunately, I’m here to report it did not live up to its promises. There are some things I like about this mascara, but the cons definitely outweigh the pros. Let’s review L’Oreal Telescopic Mascara.
Promises vs. Performance: Does L’Oreal Telescopic Mascara last 36 hours? Let’s see.
L’Oreal Lift Telescopic Mascara promises an instant +5MM of visible lash length, in addition to volume and lift. The ceramide-infused formula helps nourish lashes and keep them lifted for up to 36 hours, without weighing them down. This L’Oreal Telescopic Mascara features an exclusive patented double hook brush with short, silicone bristles to grab, load, lift, and separate lashes.
L’Oreal suggests applying this mascara by first using the curved side of the brush to lift and load lashes, combing from roots to tips. Then, use the longer side to comb through lashes to separate and add volume + length. It can be layered for additional lift and volume if desired.
My Review Thoughts: L’Oreal Telescopic Mascara
While I enjoyed the initial application of L’Oreal Telescopic Mascara, that’s about all I liked during review. The applicator is unique with its flat and bristled sides, allowing for a precise application with minimal clumping. However, the bristles are a little prickly, so definitely be careful! It does achieve lash separation and definition with its intense black pigment. But, here’s where the downfall starts: while it does length, it doesn’t lengthen as much as I expected from the claims. Nor did it create the boundless lift and curl that even the name, Telescopic Lift mascara, alludes to.
And I don’t know about you, but when I read a 36 hours of lifted lashes wear claim, I don’t expect smudging, transfer, or flaking. This L’Oreal Telescopic Lift mascara had a good bit of smudging and transfer, plus has a decent amount of flaking. I’ve tried this mascara as both a brand new tube and after it had a few weeks to dry out, and, it was the same wear result both times.
Quick Rating Rundown
:L’Oreal Telescopic Lift Washable Mascara
Volume, Length, Lift
Let’s Review How It Compares: L’Oreal Telescopic Mascara vs Maybelline Lash Sensational.
I can’t say you should run out and buy the new L’Oreal Telescopic Mascara because it just didn’t wow me like I expected it to in my review. There was so much hype on social media about this mascara making lashes look bomb while also having an incredible long wear. But, I just did not experience that. Sure, I got some length and separation, but I didn’t get the lift and curl promised. The formula is also prone to smudging, transfer, and flaking – even with setting the under eyes.
My personal favorite drugstore is and always will be Maybelline Lash Sensational. With this mascara, I get the volume and length that I want, while my lashes look defined and separated. The curved wand helps lift and curl lashes, helping achieve an actual false lash effect. Plus, the formula is resistant to smudging and transfer with little to no flaking.
Comparison To Top Mascaras
Clio Superproof Mascara has an hourglass-shaped brush that hugs the lashes for an even, clump-free application. It instantly volumizes, lengthens, defines, and lifts for a false lash effect look. And not only does it make my lashes look great, it keeps them looking great all day. I experience very little (if any!) smudging, transfer, or flaking. Throw in an easy removal that just requires warm water and you have a nearly perfect mascara.
A clean drugstore mascara option is Honest Beauty Extreme Length. This is a lash primer and mascara duo that works best when used together. The formula lengthens, defines, and lifts lashes without clumping. It wears with minimal smudging, transfer, or flaking.
Performance Rating Chart
:L’Oreal Telescopic Lift Mascara
Volume, Length, Curl, Define
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Edited by Maddie