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L'Oreal Telescopic Explosion Mascara

L'Oreal-Telescopic-explosionAnother day, another mascara test drive. The latest is L’Oreal Paris Telescopic Explosion. Really L’Oreal? Telescopic EXPLOSION? What was EXTREME Telescopic Explosion already taken?

Anyway. I’ve recently complained about mascara brushes becoming too big, but this one is so small! The wand is super thin and bendy and ends with a little spiky globe brush. This thing is tiny. (Can’t I just have something in the middle?)

I’ve heard that this mascara is a drugstore version of Phenomen’Eyes Mascara from Givenchy. The spherical brush is suppose to reach lashes at the root and provide coverage to the entire lash from every angle. I found it very difficult to apply because the mascara is so wet and clumpy. It caused my lashes to stick together, and I had to comb them through, which was time consuming. They still turned out spidery and messy looking. The mascara worked a little better on my lower lashes, but overall I would still definitely not repurchase.

Also, it seems like L’Oreal repackages their mascaras in new tubes with new wands, but uses the same mascara formulation. I always have the same problems with L’Oreal mascaras regardless of the version I’m trying out. They always weigh down my lashes, drops any curl I put in with an eyelash curler, are sticky and clump my lashes, and even if I get the blackest black shade, they come out a grey color. Hmm…

Price: $9.49