Telescopic Mascara
Category:Makeup > Mascaras (regular)
Last Updated:06.20.2014
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:Yes
Review Overview

Telescopic Mascara amounts to dramatically long, thick lashes. It uses a multisided comb (rather than brush) applicator and its biggest problem is immediate clumping and a too-heavy appearance. Luckily, the flipside of the comb allows for smoothing things out, but it still takes patience (and perhaps a separate lash comb or brush) to get all the clumps combed through. Although this mascara does not apply in a wink, it wears beautifully all day and keeps lashes soft.

Brand Overview

L'Oreal Paris At-A-Glance

Strengths: Budget-friendly prices; good makeup removers; wide assortment of self-tanning options; one of the best, most comprehensive makeup collections at the drugstore, with superb options in almost every category; the mascaras are a tough act to follow.

Weaknesses: Jar packaging hinders some of the skincare formulas; many of their skincare formulas contain problematic amounts of fragrance and/or other irritants; exaggerated anti-aging claims.

L'Oreal's extensive makeup collection retains its stature as one of the better selections at the drugstore, though they have stiff competition from Revlon and, in some cases, sister company Maybelline New York. In recent years L'Oreal has made significant strides with foundation shades, powder textures, concealers, and, of course, superlative mascaras that rarely fail to impress. Their lipsticks are excellent and you will find many L'Oreal makeup products have a Lancome counterpart, and that the differences are minor—if there are any at all.

L'Oreal's displays in many drugstores reflect better-organized products and shade categories (though testers are still scarce). Given the number of lipsticks they sell, it only makes sense to put them in color families so consumers have a better shopping experience. Their True Match products are also sensibly laid out, but the rest of the foundations aren't as organized, likely due to the smaller selection of shades. Speaking of foundations, L'Oreal has made further strides by offering more that provide sufficient UVA protection. Revlon still has the edge for consistently launching impressive foundations with sunscreen, but at least L'Oreal is (finally) catching up.

The bottom line is that every category of L'Oreal’s makeup has some winning (and in some cases, benchmark-setting) products.

Unfortunately, despite the brands’ enormous presence in the beauty industry, L'Oreal's moisturizers and treatment products are a nearly all unremarkable and repetitive. When it comes to moisturizers or serums, just about anything from Dove, Olay, Neutrogena, or Aveeno is preferred. L'Oreal does well with most of their cleansers, along with scrubs and self-tanning products, but given the widespread availability and financial resources of this line, they could be doing so much more. The good news is their makeup has made major strides and now ranks as the best overall color collection at the drugstore—imagine the results if their skin care followed suit.

For more information about L'Oreal, call (800) 322-2036 or visit www.loreal.com or www.lorealparisusa.com.

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Amazingly long!

I thought I found the perfect mascara with Estee Lauder's Sumptuous Extreme, but was thrilled to replace it with this one. Also so much cheaper! It should be "BEST" rated because my already long lashes look even bigger than I would ever have expected. It doesn't clump and I think the comb-like brush makes all the difference. For night time impact, just double up the coats!

Reviewed by
Jessica C.
loreal telecopic mascara

This mascara is great. My daughter and I both love it. It does not clump. It has a comb for a brush and it lengthens and separates very good. Not a lot of volume but your lashes look amazing with this masacara so you don't even miss the volume they look so good. Washes off easily. Try it, you will like it.

Reviewed by
shannon w.
It's In The Comb!

I use this on my lower lashes as the comb on this is terrific for all those hard to reach teeny lashes. Because of the length I get, it really opens up my eye. I never thought I could have lashes like this since I was in my 30's. No clumping yet, no fall-out, drys quick enough. Works for me, will buy again.

Reviewed by
Mellaney B.
Better than GOOD - It's a BEST!!

I almost agree 100% with the Cosmetics Cop review except I would rate this mascara BEST rather than GOOD. Yes, it does take a bit of practice but it gives incredible, almost embarrassing length and appreciable thickness to your lashes. I often get asked what mascara I use when I wear it. It is very reasonable and is often on sale for buy one get one for 50%. It wears well, never flakes or smudges and comes off easily. IMO, Definicils and DiorShow don't even come close.

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