23 June 2012

~ L'Oreal Telescopic waterproof mascara REVIEW ~

So it is after my exams and i finally have time to relax for a week with my lovely boyfriend and i have packed nicely all ready for the stay. However, shock horror came when i realised that i left my beloved holy grail Lancome hypnose waterproof mascara at home! How can i live without that to give me long lashes for the week?! Therefore i went down to the local boots to browse the make-up shelves for a make-do mascara that i will use temporarily. There were so many brands to choose from and i was overwhelmed. To be fair, i don't usually look into the drugstore mascaras much because i love my Lancome one the most and the results i am delighted with. I finally picked up this mascara which i have heard alot of great things on and i was content that they did a waterproof version which is really important for me. The pricing wasn't too bad, considering some mascaras were not much cheaper. 
The packaging looks sleek and tapered, like a telescope which is quite cute with all the grooves and accents along the shiny silver surfaces. It is quite a nice size to put in your make-up bag too which is a bonus. 

When i got back home, i was really excited to try this mascara up to see if it lives up to my standards and how it compared with my Lancome one since it is practically half it's price. This mascara has a thin rubbery wand with a well separated comb which resembles the Lancome hypnose design. The actual wand is blue so you can see how much of the product you have on it which is quite handy and different to what i usually see. After curling my lashes, i applied this mascara as i would with any other mascaras and i must say that i was very happy with the results :) It did take a little bit longer to build up the length and intensity i wanted my lashes to look compared with my Lancome hypnose, but the final result was worth it. This mascara also held my curl in place for a long time and there were no signs of drooping which i hate, since my eyelashes are already very short and pointing downwards.It provides length but not volume which is a little downfall, but it is appropriate for an everyday mascara and the standard is good for the price that you pay. However, one major point is that i found that this mascara does smudge under the eyes during the day but this maybe just due to my oily eyes. Overall great everyday mascara, great price and packaging. Rating: 3.5/5

What is your favourite drugstore mascara?


  1. Love the final effect x

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  4. great post!



  5. I love the review! That looks like one hell of a good mascara! Excellent brush, just my kind. ;)
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  6. Thanks for the review! Definitely will try this one.. :)



  7. it looks a little clumpy at the end of your lashes :(


  8. I really wasn't impressed with this mascara at all. I prefer voluminous of all the L'oreal mascaras. Million lashes is pretty good too.

  9. thanks for the review; i'm looking for waterproof mascaras to take away on holiday with me - this sounds like a good solution :)xo

  10. thanks for the lovely review, I agree with Dawnelia. It does look a little clumpy.

    xo kerker
    The Ugly Moments

  11. I have the non waterproof version of this and I really the wand for it as it gets everything. Easy to handle with the wand and it builds the lashes quite well. x

  12. this is one of my favorite mascaras, reminds me I need to stock up!!

  13. I love the brush on this line of mascaras, didn't give much length or volume but definitely gave defined lashes when I used it before. It's been discontinued for years in singapore but I have the brushes I kept to use!


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