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Mascara Monday: L’Oreal Telescopic Shocking Extensions mascara

I can’t even remember the last time I tried out a mascara from L’Oreal. It’s been monthssss. They don’t seem to be big on releasing as many mascaras as some of the other brands. Which I guess is okay. Better a few big hitters than a ton of sorry mascaras, ya know? This mascara came in a CVS Beauty Bag that I got for review.

Let’s see how this one did…

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Price: $7 or so at drugstores including Walmart.
Packaging (brush wand): 5 out of 5
Overall: 4 out of 5

What It Claims: “L’Oreal Paris Telescopic Shocking Extensions Mascara has a lash-hugging brush with 200 bristles and a shape that simulates the eyelid to capture and precisely define every lash, even the smallest ones. In one motion lashes are separated, intensified, and look shockingly lengthened for an intense make-up result. The brush grips and lengthens the look of each lash for extraordinary lash extension effect–no lash is left behind. Its liquid extension formula coats and lengthens lashes from root to tip for shocking length and intensity.” (source)

The Truth: I’ll never complain about this wand. It is awesooooome.

What I Loved About It: Yeah, the wand. It is perfect for separating super wonky lashes.

What I Didn’t Like: It’s not the best mascara for if you want super volumized lashes.

Overall: Hi L’Oreal! So nice to tango with you again. It’s been so long, darling. First, let’s talk about the one aspect of this mascara that I’m obsessed with – the wand.

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Those little comb bristles literally comb the lashes to perfection. I’ve got cranky wonky lashes that neeeeever go in the same direction. This wands helps my lashes straighten up and act right with ease. I’ve always loved mascara wands like these. Because even though they don’t provide insane volume, they still make my lashes stand out. A wand like this gives them definition. Especially if you have puny lashes.

Formula-wise, this stuff was a bit on the thick side. It had a bit of a matte finish which is neither good nor bad. Okay wait, I lied. One of the downfalls to matte finishes is that they tend to smudge and smear a bit. Especially in high-moisture situations. I’m pretty sure they have a waterproof version of this mascara and I’d roll with that one over this one. I experienced a bit of flaking and I think that can be attributed to the formula. Your best bet with applying this mascara is to apply 1 coat, wait a few seconds and then apply the second coat. The sooner the first coat dries, the greater the chance you have of some flakin’.

Otherwise, I’m a fan of this mascara. Two coats is all you’ll need and it should last throughout the day. Don’t expect a ton of volume but if you’re looking for definition and a mascara to straighten out those lashes, this is your gal.

 

Bare Lashes



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Lashes after 2 coats


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Do I recommend it?: Yep! I’m impressed. Granted, you really can’t go wrong when you have a mascara wand like this, but still…it is definitely a mascara worth trying if you’re in the market for a new one.

 

Are you a lover of mascara wands like this?


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  • http://www.thelacqueredlady.com The Lacquered Lady

    So glad to hear you had good luck with this. I am a big L’Oreal fan, but haven’t been impressed with their past mascara offerings. Based on your review, I will have to give this a try!

    • Brittany

      The wand alone will have you loving it. Let me know if you decide to give it a whirl!

  • http://www.glambunctious.com kristen @ glambunctious

    I love skinnier wands like this because you can really get in there and dominate at the lash line without worrying about bumping it on your eyelid! I really love Maybelline Lash Discovery for this reason; it’s got the skinniest brush I’ve ever seen! This one looks good, too!

    • Brittany

      I know! Wands like these are my favorite too. RIP Maybelline Lash Discovery. That was a great one..

  • http://aliceinnappyland.blogspot.com Alice

    Do you think it’s a dupe for Too Faced Lashgasm? The brush looks like it could be it’s little sister.

    • Brittany

      Actually, yes! The wand on Lasgasm is actually a bit stiffer and better, in my opinion but they are definitely siblings.

  • Maddie

    I liked this mascara, but I did have problems with flaking at the end of the day. My super sensitive eyes did not appreciate the flakes. And I found that the longer I had this mascara, the more it flaked :( But I definitely agree that the waterproof version would be awesome! Thanks for another great review :)

    • Brittany

      Oh gosh, isn’t flaking terrible?! My eyes are pretty sensitive too and I just can’t deal when a mascara starts to flake on me.

  • http://www.ridiculosityofadiva.blogspot.com Gina

    I have been waiting for this review for a while. I am glad it was a positive one. Now I need to go buy it!

  • http://www.chicbeautytips.com Marisa Anderson

    Wow! Impressive mascara, really is shocking how long those lashes are! Love the brush too, sooo cool.

  • Britney

    Would you have any recommendations of a good waterproof mascara for swimming?

    • Brittany

      Urban Decay Cannonball?