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I'm not usually one to start off a review on a bad note (I promise it has its good points) but after much relented trying to love this mascara I'm afraid its just not going to work for me.
I brought the L'Oreal Telescopic Explosion mascara a good while back in Boots when it had a couple of pounds off making it much more affordable than the £11ish it is at the moment. I've always found L'Oreal mascaras and the brand as a whole a little more expensive than the rest of the other high street makeup, but as always I am on the hunt for my perfect mascara and will stop at no means to get it. Even if it means me using a really scary looking little spiky ball brush to use right near my eyes!
I thought the packaging for me looked a little tacky as it is a bright red with black lid and writing, but hey its whats in the tube that counts right?
This promised to give me volume and the ease of applying my mascara at apparently every angle possible. Which I agree on the latter part. The mascara wand itself like I said above is a little round rubbery ball with spikes all over. I have eyelashes that grow right into the corners and with a regular mascara wand I always find it difficult to apply without smudging mascara over my eyelid, so I thought that this may be my perfect solution. I give it this it doesn't smudge or flake even after a long day at work, it stated no clumping but I found after a few tedious coats it does infact clump ever so slightly, now maybe I'm being fussy or I'm hard to please, or maybe just a mixture of the two. I found the brush so incredibly hard to work with, I wasn't really sure where to start with it and found myself staring at the brush for quite some time beforehand. It takes much longer to apply as the brush is so small and I found myself having to keep putting the wand back in the tube for several applications as the ball doesn't hold a lot, which I then found dried out the mascara a lot quicker than usual. It does lift and seperate the lashes and it did get my tiny lashes but I found it didn't volumize my in the slightest. I think this could possibly be brilliant if you like the natural makeup look and have a bit extra time in your morning routine to apply this with, but if you are anything like me and tend to run around in the morning in a huge rush then you do not really want to be fiddling around and wasting time applying with what I think frankly is a ridiculous invention.
I'm back on the hunt for my perfect mascara, is volume, lift, ultra black and a bristle brush too much to ask?
Having been a regular user of the original and clean definition versions of Telescopic for a long time, I decided to give this mascara a try when I first saw that it had been released. The "ball" like brush on the end certainly seemed very interesting and is apparently meant to help you to reach those awkward lashes.
The mascara quality itself is the same as with the other variants of Telescopic so is able to provide good lengthening and a clump free finish... but unfortunately to get anything like a decent result I would have needed to master the art of the brush, and that was something I just couldn't manage!! While I am all for trying new ideas and trying to improve things, I think this was one of those times when something good has been fiddled with too much.
To use this brush I think it would be necessary to change the entire technique of how you apply mascara, and even then, because the brush is so much smaller, I think you would be applying your mascara for a much longer time than is usually necessary.
This brush would possibly be useful to have just as an extra to your main mascara, for getting the awkward lashes... but for me, I have to admit, I gave up and replaced it quite quickly... Definitely not worth it in my opinion, but that could just me....
L'Oreal Telescopic Explosion Mascara
Now I have heard that telescopic mascara was good so when they came out with this one i thought I would give it try , I mean it looks interesting if nothing else.
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This is just a mascara but the brush is a little ball at the end which is good to get to those corner lashes which is good but I feel that takes forever to do your lashes as it doesn't cover as wide area and it clumps like crazy which isn't good. I mean I will use it until it's finished but I won't be re purchasing it as I think it's annoying to use. I mean when I do use it I only use it for the inner corners and then use a different one for the rest. I also don't like the way it makes your lashes look. not something you can use if your in a hurry as it takes a while to apply.
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the packaging is so cheap , The outer casing is fine just black and red in a long tube. the brush is so flimsy and skinny so I think it could easy snap.
* price ?*
sold at most drug stores for around £10
I wouldn't waste your money on this one
This review is for the Loreal Paris Telescopic Explosion Mascara.
I got it on offer when it first came out in Boots, and decided to give it a try.
Now, I know it says Telescopic Explosion, which sounds amazing- and the mascara *is* good- just not THAT good.
The funny thing that will first shock you about this mascara is the brush- open up the tube and you'll find a tiny brush, about the length of a little fingernail, and rather curved. The shape of the brush seems to help the eyelashes not become clumped up and sticky. However, this is only if you give it a good scraping on the side of the tube first. It's a good innovation, sure, but again not THAT good.
When I put it on my eyelashes are much longer looking, and slightly more curved which I feel is something to do with the shape of the brush.
One other thing i noticed in particular about this mascara is the smell- very chemical-y sort of smell, not encouraging.
In summary- this is a good mid market range mascara, does the job well, but I feel that the name 'telescopic' is somewhat unfounded!
I brought this product when it just came out for around eight pounds from superdrug. I thought it would be brilliant due to the fact that it was L'Oreal and it was not as cheap as some of the other mascaras that i normally buy. I also found that shape of the brush very interesting and unique. I think that it was quite a good product. I does what it says which is to fan out your lashes and because the brush is really small, it is easier to separate/lengnthen the shorter lashes. It makes your lashes look a bit thicker because its black and i think that it is quite good. I think that it is one of the best mascaras i have but if you want giant fake-looking lashes then maybe it is not for you. My lashes looked great when i put it on but i found that if i curled my eyelashes a bit with eyelash curlers and then put it on the result was amazing! Overall in my opinion it was a good product because you can cover every single lash with mascara, even the tiny ones and they all get separated. If you just put the mascara on without curling your lashes then it looks more natural but if you do curl them then put it on then it looks like more of a party or flirty look....i hope this helped y'all!!
I loved the original L'oreal Telescopic mascara so thought the new Telescopic Explosion mascara would be as good. With a wand similar to that of the Givenchy Phenomen'eyes, I was intrigued to find a drugstore alternative to the much more expensive Givenchy mascara that I wanted but couldn't justify spending £20 odd on mascara. Priced at just under £10, this mascara seemed to be the perfect alternative!
The wand isn't what we all immediately think of when we think of mascara wands. This one is a globed shaped spiky ball at the end of a plastic stick. The bristles are very flexible and there are longer and shorter bristles to make coating every lash that bit easier. Still, the mascara promised me lashes that blew me away! The small ball shaped applicator should make it easier to grab every lash and apply mascara, especially those lashes at the outer and inner corners of my eye.
The packaging is red and black and shaped like a telescope. I am told that this mascara will give me "fanned out lashes and a spectacular look". I do really like the packaging of the telescopic mascaras; the original was shaped the same too. The packaging is thinner at the top than it is at the bottom and the colour makes it easy to find amongst your makeup.
The wand itself is very flimsy and thin, shoving it back into the tube when you are in a rush is a big no-no since it could probably snap if you were rough enough. The spherical ball is no bigger than my pinky nail, so the size does make it very easy to reach those tiny lashes at each corner.
Upon removing the wand from the tube, I am met with the applicator and the bottom half of the wand both coated in mascara. I don't feel like enough mascara is removed when pulling the wand from the tube. I had to wipe the applicator a few times on the side of the tube to remove some excess otherwise clumps would appear on my lashes. The wand is very long and thin which left me feeling that I didn't have much control over the applicator, whereas the similar Givenchy mascara has a very short, thick wand which gives more control with application.
When applying the mascara, I found it very runny and took a long time to dry, which meant looking up would leave me with black marks on my eyelids. Since the wand picks up a lot of mascara, if I touched the wand to my lashes by accident, when trying to catch my inner eyelashes with the applicator, I was left with huge clumps of mascara on my lashes. I then had to use a spare mascara wand to comb through my lashes to get rid of the clumps. This is not something I would expect to have to do if I was in a hurry. It is just too time consuming.
When I didn't mistakenly catch my lashes with the wand, I was still left with horrible spiky lashes after using this mascara. It looked awful, really awful. I just don't think this mascara delivers the spectacular look I was promised and the applicator is a cheap copy of a higher end mascara. I would like to try the Givenchy Phenomen'eyes mascara simply to compare the two.
I usually love L'oreal mascaras, but on this occasion I was left disappointed and out of pocket!
I bought this mascara thinking that it would be great to get to the corners of the eyes and the lower lashes due to the shape of the brush. I was very disappointed! Yes it was easier to reach these areas but the amount of mascara that it actually puts there is minimal and certainly not enough to go on the rest of the lashes. The wand itself was also very flimsy and I dont think this helped with the application either. I think it succeeded in making my already stumpy lashes look even stumpier ... impressive!!! I do use this mascara still but only to reach the trickier parts mentioned earlier and then cover the rest of the lash with my usual mascara. I would not recommend this mascara to anyone and certainly , at this price, I will never be purchasing it again. Save your money and stick to the good old fashioned wands
L'Oreal's Telescopic Explosion mascara is a true make up essential.
I have very fair short eyelashes which tend to fan out perfectly on one eye but are uneven on the other. This can be a problem when applying mascara as it becomes more obvious and can look terrible. It really used to get me down until I discovered this mascara with its innovative globe shaped brush. The mascara coverage is even and the lashes are separated perfectly. Thanks to the smaller globe shaped brush it is easier to reach the smaller lashes and get right into the corners to give a wide-eyed look. My eyelashes no longer look uneven and appear longer; giving a more natural false lash effect. The mascara lasts well throughout the day and doesn't appear to smudge or leave any residue under the eyes.
The price really depends on the retailer but the normal range is between £7.99 and £9.99 which I think is reasonable for a decent make up product.
I really can't think of any downside to this product and would recommend it to everyone.
Telescopic Explosion Mascara.
The newish mascara make by L'Oreal, Advertised and modelled by Penelope Cruz. Why do adverts make these products look so professional and draw you into buying these products?
This product has a few positive and negative factors that I would like to present. You will be buying this product for about £9.99 in local beauty and health retail stores such as superdrug and boots.
Firstly you are presented with fantastic packaging and the shape of the mascara pot is shaped as a ''telescope'' to make it a more REALISTIC product. Its very intriguing. As you unscrew the top, you have a thin wand with a small ball tip with a few thistles.
When I bought the product I thought it would work wonders to my eyes, as I am not winning on mascara products at the moment. Having experienced cheap mascaras, I wanted to see if a more expensive product will do the trick.
- Applying the mascara may be very tricky but you will be present with eyelashes which are more spread than they are clumped. As the brush is very small, you will not be overloaded with mascara liquid which can cause clumps.
- Telescopic Explosion Mascara is specific for those hard to reach areas such as the eyelash close to the tear duct. Its fantastically precise and can touch the tiniest hair for that more fuller effect.
- After having this product for a while, the red polish on the mascara pot starts to become damaged and it can rub off onto your hands leaving you with tiny spots of red polish stuck to your hand. - VERY ANNOYING.
- The rod is very flimsy. You are able to bend the rod so you can go in a direction when applying, but bending it too much may cause damage and may break the rod.
I don't think that this product gives me that WOW factor, as I want to be provided with a more false effect. This product is perfect for those hard to reach areas and is perfect for a quick application for a more natural look.
I don't think the product is worthy of the pricey 9.99. I may be wrong, people may just ''love'' this telescopic look!
I was suckered in to this product by the futuristic looking brush!! As mascarra brushes haven't seem to have changed since mascarra was first developed I felt sure that this was going to be king of all mascarras with the promise of beautiful fanned out lashes!!!
My lashes are actually quite short so as you can imagine I was eager to try this. I was actually quite disappointed, I found the applicator quite difficult to apply and the consistentcy was uneven. Yes, it did reach even the smallest lashes but the end result certainly wasn't brilliant!
The packaging is also a little bit tacky (red & black!!) and the overall value for money is pretty poor given the actual result.
I won't be buying this again and wouldn't recommend, I have lots of experience of mascarra use and this particular brand certainly isn't the best.
It is however a clever marketing ploy and I think Loreal have probably done well from this!
As you all may have guessed by now I am a bit of a self confessed beauty junkie and Im always on the lookout for the latest and greatest products. Now mascara is one of my biggest vices and Im rarely seen not wearing it, so when a new mascara comes on the market I try to buy it and test it out, you never know when your going to find a great product!
I think the advert for this particular mascara was what first caught my eye and after seeing that it was on offer in my local Boots I thought is was definatley worth a try!
The Brush! & The Claim:
Now as you my have noticed on the image attatched to this review this mascara brush is a little bit different to the norm. The only way I can describe it is that it looks like a tiny pom pom with spikes. Now apparantly this brush is specially designed to reach any lash even the tiniest ones,cot and curl your lashes making them have that "false lash effect" and seperate every lash leaving you without those nasty clumps we are all desperate to avoid! Well thats the claim anyway!!
Does It Work?
Ha! I cannot begin to explain why everyone should avoid the mascara at all costs! The brush they have designed to make application easier in fact makes it SO much more difficult! I found the little brush way to hard to control and I ended up with more mascara on my eyelids than I did on my lashes. Even the bits I did get on my lashes looked horrible! It didnt give me any length, volume and left me with clumps, it basically looked as if I didnt know how to apply make-up.
If I could give this mascara no stars I would,which should tell you a little something about what I thought! I will not be using this product again and I dont recommend that other people do either. The brush is WAY to difficult to control and that results in the mascara going all over your face and maing you look hideous! Results are just terrible, theres no point in using it at all. Stay well clear of this mascara!!
This mascara comes in two different shades: Blister Black & Blister Brown.
Should you still want to buy this mascara you can do so online at boots.com for £9.99 and should you have an advantage card you can collect 36 points with this purchase!
Well, I have used a lot of mascara's in my time and none as awful as this one! I found it absolutely useless.
The advert looked great, as they always do, making claims it would separate and fan out lashes making them longer and thicker, honestly this just is not true.
The brush is tiny like a globe and makes it very difficult to coat the lashes, being small it takes twice as long to go over your lashes and then you have to do it at least a couple more times as the brush doesn't hold much mascara. I found my lashes were being coated by the wand rather than the actual brush.
My lashes were fanned out but barely visable as I just couldn't get enough mascara on them to make them look thick and luscious like the advert states. If you want extremely natural looking lashes with not much product on them then this is probably great but for someone that wants a a fuller or heavier look it is not worth spending your money.
I also found that my lashes were falling out while using this product but maybe this was coinsidence and not down to the product at all, I wouldn't like to comment but if anyone has found the same maybe you could let me know.
L'Oreal Telescopic Explosion Mascara.
This product is a mascara (with lengthens and thickens your eyelashes). It is made by one of the leading companies in creams and make-up. You may recall the slogan on their TV advert 'Because you're worth it'.
L'Oreal cater for men to. I was captured by the advert for the above mascara, and luckily it was on offer at Boots, so I bought two. One for my daughter and I, as she steals my mascara anyway. Have you noticed how your teenage girls need three to six different mascaras?
Back to the product, I was a little disappointed in the packaging, red and black, not classy at all. It looks like something the cheaper companies would use, for example, Rimmel.
The positive is like most of L'Oreal mascaras it doesn't smudge, and this is not a waterproof one. I couldn't find a waterproof in this product.
The consistency was okay and the smell nondescript. I often wonder if they use the same mascara cream but with different packaging and a different brush.
Unfortunately I have not been blessed with long thick natural lashes so have to go to it with the mascara to get a decent effect. I was very disappointed with this one. Small brush just took twice as long to get going. It did pick up a few smaller lashes, but nothing you would write home about.
I actually found I used the actual wand (the bit the brush is attached to) of the brush to hurry things up. I still stick with my other review on best mascara is Max Factor Masterpiece!
If you use a few mascaras to get that thick black look, this product would be useful to top up on the small lashes, but otherwise I would not bother.
It makes me laugh how all these top companies advertise on TV with beautiful models quite obviously wearing false eyelashes. They think us ladies are 'stupid not to notice'. No way could we get their effect with just plain old mascara!
Thanks for reading my review I hope it is of some use to you.
My usual mascara is Clinique, but when I saw this mascara on special offer in Boots for £6.80 I had to give it a try. I have to admit I was influenced by the lovely Penelope Cruz on the advert !
My initial problem was the packaging. I need to know whether I am buying a waterproof mascara or not (I have to be able to remove it quickly at night). The packaging had loads and loads of information and diagrams about the 'revolutionary' flexi-globe brush, and the 'spectacular results' but there was very little practical information on the packet. I looked at the L'Oreal website for help, but it did not have the information.
Having bought the mascara, I then battled my way inside. Bring a hacksaw! My nail scissors took over 5 minutes to get to the wand.
Once inside, I found the wand design stylish and substantial. I like a big wand as it makes it easier to handle. I absolutely loved the little round brush! Much like the smallest head on an electric toothbrush gets to those hard-to-reach back teeth, it found its way into the corners of my eye and lengthened lashes that had not been reached for years.
The advert claims that the 'supple elastomer bristles' make your eyelashes look up to 50% longer. I think the 'up to' is the crucial part of this sentence. I did like the round flexible brush. I did like the way it reached all of my eyelashes. I did think my lashes looked longer than they looked with Clinique. They did not look anywhere near 50% longer. Surely that would make me look like a freak?
I was happy with the coverage and I think that the brush and mascara gave a very dramatic effect. It was noticable different from my usual Clinique mascara and I would definately buy it again.
PS. It is not waterproof.
We, girls, can not live without mascara and I am always on the hunt to find that magic one that will make my lashes look extra nice.
Also I have a terribly weakness for new products with a difference and since Ginvenchy launched their mascara with a ball-shaped brush I was intrigued.
But with a hefty price tag I decided to forget about it.
Then came along a L'Oreal similar product, the Telescopic Explosion Mascara. I saw it on offer in Boots for £6.80 instead of the normal £8.80 price tag so I could not resist.
The mascara comes in two colors: black and brown in a red and black tube containing 8ml. I chose the black one.
The brush is called "flexi-globe" and it is round, like a ball and supposedly you can use it from multiple angles.
It claims it is "ultra precise and easy to use". Not so much so, I found it very difficult and time-consuming to apply and not that precise as it made my upper lashes clump a bit. But I did like that I could reach the inner and outer lashes easier than with a normal brush and it was also easier on the bottom lashes.
"Your lashes look fanned out" is another claim but I did not notice much of a difference than from a mascara with a traditional brush.
The product was "tested under ophthalmological control, suitable for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers".
Summing up, the results are okay but nothing really extraordinary. The application is quite time consuming.
Probably I would not buy again in the future.
Captures even the shortest lashes!