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?