Monday, May 6, 2013

L'Oréal Telescopic Shocking Extensions Marcara / Review

This review is about the waterproof formual. Here is how it's presented in the package...

As you can see the wand is not in the container. They want us to see the "novelty" 
of the brush's design which is a bit like double sided comb.

The formula is rather thin. The bottom picture shows the brush dipped once in the mascara. It may not be that evident but as mentioned, the bristles of the brush do not go all around.

The application...

A pain! This brush is so weird because of the way the bristles are placed, you have to hold the wand in a specific way in order to get mascara on your lashes. The fact that the formula is on the thin side, you have to go over your lashes a few times to make sure there is mascara on every single one of them.

The results...

A clumpy mess! This is a lenghtening formula so of course do not expect a major thickening effect. Still, the brush is so awkward to use, not only did I end up with clumps but I was barely able to get to the inner corners of my eyes. The bristles don't get all the way to the tip!!! Actually they do but they get so filled with mascara that they don't separate lashes properly. Once dry it does become stiff like any waterproof formula would but for some reason, it didn't hold the curl the way I would have wanted it to and it lasted for about 6 hours.


Not as difficult as expected. I used Lancôme Bi-Facil followed by Biotherm micellar water to remove any film left behind. I was left with a little irritation but for me this is quite normal.

Do I recommend L'Oréal Telescopic Shocking Extension Mascara Waterproof? No.

If you want a good drugstore waterproof mascara go with Voluminous, also from L'Oréal. It's harder to remove but at least you'll have better results and it will not take you forever to put on. For me a good mascara combines a good formula with a good brush, Telescopic had neither for me.


Makeup Alley: 3.4 / 5 lippies for 30 reviews.
Beaté-test: there are no reviews of the waterproff formula.

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