You know how sometimes you hear the same people on Youtube talk about their all time favourite product and you hear it so much that you don’t want to buy it? Well that’s what happened with me and the L’Oréal Telescopic Mascara- I just got sick of hearing about it so I never tried it.
Well, I was in need of a new mascara recently and didn’t want to drop $33 on my beloved Marc Jacob’s Velvet Noir, so I headed to the drugstore and the Telescopic Mascara just happened to be on sale for only $7 so I snagged it. I don’t know about you, but drugstore prices keep going up up up and it’s a bit irritating. I mean yea I get it, inflation and what not- but why should brands like Revlon and L’Oréal be charging up to $16 for their mascara these days?! This isn’t Sephora!
-Lengthens a lot!
-Can be layered for volume
-Great for lower lashes
-Wet formula means mistakes will happen
-L’Oréal isn’t cruelty free (despite their company statement)
This mascara really is great and I honestly wish I gave it a shot sooner! The only thing about it I don’t like is that it’s a wet formula and the bristle end is quite long, so it’s easy to accidentally poke one side of your eye. Also, L’Oréal says they are cruelty-free but according to this article from Cruelty Free Kitty, they have many loopholes to get around this and still are involved in animal testing. If you’re looking for a cruelty free product, this won’t be for you.
Overall, this performs really well and lengthens my lashes a lot. Actually, it’s almost as good as my Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir and it works better on my lower lash line. This is probably one of the best drugstore mascaras I’ve ever tried.