Sunday, 26 February 2012

The new L'Oreal, Telescopic False Lash Effect mascara!

Evantually, there will always be another post (!) and another mascara.

Last week, I picked up the new L'Oreal, Telescopic False Lash Effect mascara.

We all know I'm quite a fan of that diva, L'Oreal Volume Million and am desperatly curious about the Illuminator mascara also offered by L'Oreal, which I still haven't picked up. Why?!

So I had quite high expectations for the new Telescopic. After all, this is the mascara Cheryl Cole advertises in images without lash inserts. Still, quite a novelty in mascara land!

L'Oreal claim that the Telescopic False Lash Effect composes of an 'innovative fibre formula [which] builds intensity' and that 'lashes look elongated as if beyond their tips.'

Basically, the new Telescopic sounds like a bit of a dream.

That's right, I said, sounds like . . !

I don't hate this mascara in fact, I do like it. A little!

Logistically, it works. The long, thin wand makes the formula easy to apply and the mascara lasts, smudge free, all day.

However, these things are all well and good but at the end of the day, I think, we all judge a mascara on the look it gives our lashes.

Well, indeed, the Telescopic False Lash Effect is very, very lengthening.

See, long, long lashes after two to three haphazard coats. However, that seems to be it. I can't really see or think of anything else that this mascara, the one that claims to give you a false lash effect, does besides lengthen and to be honest, I'm not sure the final look would be a pair of false lashes I would want to flutter.

For me, false lashes are about more then length. Length alone can not give your eyes the perfect flutter. When you choose a pair of falsies, you also consider factors such as colour (it seems magnetic black does not equal really black or carbon black, there is a difference), volume, shape and curl. This mascara does not really seem to enhance in these measures.

You may know, I am a bit lazy when it comes to lining my eyes on a daily basis. Normally, I find holding the mascara wand at the base of my lashes for a second or two before brushing through adds just enough definition to my lash line but with False Lash Telescopic, I find my lash line still seems a little lack lustre and my make up a little too muted. Maybe L'Oreal are just been clever and are giving us all an excuse to purchase the new Super sleek liner.

Reading through this post, I'm afraid I may have dissed this mascara too much which is not what I meant to do. Make no mistake, I do sort of quite like it. However, I feel it is not a false lash effect mascara in the way that Max Factor's, original offering or Volume Million is.

I have been wearing this new Telescopic on a daily basis since purchase. Like I said, there are plenty of selling points. Easy to apply, clump and smudge free and irritant-free (I have to say since the whole contact lenses saga, Volume Million was getting a bit much.) It has been great for work but it is just, that it is not a mascara I would use in place of false lashes (I would go back to Volume Million or Prestige's Blackest Lashes for that) or for an occasion, when I want my lashes to do the talking. I guess, if I'd brought this mascara at the last minute to wear out on the town then I may have been quite disappointed.

I hope you are all having a good Sunday.

What mascara are you currently using? Have you tried the Telescopic, False Lash Effect?




Courtney said...

looks great!

Also, I just thought I'd let you know I'm giving away a Clarisonic Mia on my blog! I'd love it if you could check it out on my blog. You can gain up to 10 entries! Here’s a link xx

Cat0805 said...

I have just done a review on this product also. I was exactly like you, tried it seems it was advertised without lash inserts. I was pleased with the length, and the fact it doesn't smudge much, however I too feel it doesn't give the look of false eyelashes, just longer natural lashes. Thanks for your opinion :D

Essjay23x said...


Wowsers, that is a very generous giveaway prize!

Thank you for reading, Hun!:)

Essjay23x said...


Nooo, thank YOU for reading:))

I'm glad we've got a similar opinion. I always worry when my review isn't a total rave just in case, I got a dud or something.

This mascara is perfectly ok but I just feel, L'Oreal should have made more of certain points and less of the whole false lash thing especially since Volume Million can more then cater for that market! Love that one so much!!

alicia said...

I've been using smashbox full exposure mascara! love it.

Essjay23x said...

@Alicia Ooh, I've never tried any smashbox. May have to investigate!;)

Laura said...

I think this would make a really good 'base' mascara, with something more volumising on top!
I tagged you for the 11 questions tag on my blog, I'd love to read your answers! The post is here :)

Anonymous said...

I wasn't impressed with this mascara either... disappointed!

online parenting class said...

this is really nice!

Maria said...

hey babe! I am just starting again with my blog. I hope you can check it.
Feel free to stop by my blog and follow it as well if you like.


PS: you should the brand majolica majorca lash king, it's fantastic and also sleek makeup mascara :)

Essjay23x said...

Yes, I have used it as a base a few times but am still looking for a mascara combo that really works. Most of my other mascaras do enough on their own. Its a shame I can't really say that about this one!
Thank you so soo much for the tag. I've had a peek and hope to catch up with my tags soon.
Thank you again, you've always been so supportive. I really appreciate it!:) x x

Essjay23x said...

I know, I've used this Loreal mascara every day for work since posting but I always end up sighing. Really doesn't do it for me. Think I'm going to have to buy a new mascara this weekend.
On a better note,you blog too?! Yay! I will take a peek at your posts :)

Essjay23x said...

Awh, thank you, I'm glad you like it but I've used other mascaras that I prefer. :)

Essjay23x said...

Ooh, Sleek mascaras?! I've never thought about Sleek for mascara, will be investigating further. That brand do seem good at what they do. :)
I've never heard of the other brand you suggest, may google.
And of course, I'll check your blog out, I do like to find a good new blog!! Thank you for commenting. Pop by again soon :)

Maria said...

Hey there, Thank you for visiting my blog and for following me. I followed you back :) and please do make a research about the mascara I have mentioned. They're really good :)

Essjay23x said...

@Maria Awh, thank you. Will try to check that mascara out, you really seem to rate it. That is a good start!! :) x


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