Not a bad mascara, but there's nothing special or dramatic about it. It slightly darkens and lengthens your lashes, but that's about it, it did absolutely nothing in terms of volume. I did like how it had an almost clump-free application, and the skinny wand is really great for applying to short, Asian eyelashes without smudging all over the rest of the eyelid. But other than that, this mascara is way too subtle for me to want to spend money on it again.
I LOVE this mascara. It is absolutely the best I have ever used and makes my eyelashes sooo long and beautiful. I get compliments on them every day. I have nothing bad to say about this product, and recommend it for anyone looking for a good lengthening mascara.
I want to give this 3 1/2 stars. I think has one of the cleanest finishes I've ever seen in a mascara, especially for L'Oreal. It also makes my lashes super long, and I do mean, rediculously long. However, I feel like sometimes it clumps my lashes together just a little bit. Also, doesn't give me any volume, which I wasn't expecting, but I thought maybe it wouldn't look like I had less lashes. I'd buy this again because it's nice, but I'm not all over it because I have very long lashes, but sparse ones. Yes, I know that this mascara wasn't meant for me, but I just wanted to see what the hype was all about, and it's pretty good. :)
Well, I have mixed feelings towards this one. At first, it made me lash all stuck together and looked like I had only a few lashes. I read someone's review on this and said that you should apply this mascara with the tip of the wand. I tried it and it helped a lot. This mascara DOES great job on lengthening, but it doesn't separate very well ( I guess I still don't apply it the best way maybe). It DOESN'T hold a curl because he formula is really wet. I usually use L'Oreal bare natural under and then use telescopic for lengthening after bare natural dries. I might repurchase (kind of pricey) but I'd like to try the telescopic in clean definition first since i heard the clean definition has drier formula.
My favorite mascara by far. I already have pretty long lashes and this helps just to define them and make them visible against heavy eye makeup. I love the brush and the comb is really helpful.
I really didn't like this mascara. It made my lashes kind of stick together. I like my lashes to look lush and full. This looked like I only had a few lashes. I'll stick to
Voluminous Carbon Black.
Edit: So I tried this again. It does lengthen a lot. You must use a lash comb with this. With a lot of effort, I can have beautiful lashes. However, I feel like it's a lot of work to get nice looking lashes with this product. Also, I looked closely at the brush and I think I got a defective one. Some of the bristles are bent up.
Wowed me in my car!!My eyelashes look great (makes my eyelashes look soooo long ,and very dramatic) Telescopic in Carbon Black is excellent for giving length! The main reason I like this so much is it separates my lashes combs through them nicely and it's easy to cover each lash. The length is great, volume, not so much but getting them all covered gives such a long dramatic lash like you have lash extensions. I am kind of a mascara junkie.. I put this on in my car right after I purchased it and it was dramatic length and wowed me!! The color is a true jet black that almost looks wet after it dries and that adds to the drama that I like I thought that was different for a mascara to be that black and silky looking. If you are look for volume this is not it at all. I recommend curling your lashes before hand and when you apply start at the base and keep i put a mascara b what works for me, is to place the brush/comb near my roots and gently sweep straight up, and then repeat until i get the results i like. no wiggling or rotating necessary! If you are looking for basically length this is the most wow length I found
Ophthalmologist and allergy tested
-Removes easily with soap and water
-Suitable for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers
Made in USA
The ingredients are as follows:
Water (Aqua), Paraffin, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Stearic Acid, Cera Carnauba (Carnauba Wax), Acacia Senegal, Palmitic Acid, Triethanolamine, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Aminomethyl Propanediol, PEG 40 Stearate, Sodium Polymethacrylate, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil, Hydrogenated Palm Oil, Simethicone, BHT, Polyquaternium 10, Panthenol, May Contain: (+/-) CI 77492, CI 77499, CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), CI 77266 (Black 2), CI 77007 (Ultramarines), CI 77288 (Chromium Oxide Greens), CI 77289 (Chromium Hydroxide Green), Mica, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 75470 (Carmine), CI 77510 (Ferric Ferrocyanide)
buy again-yes I hope they don't discontinue this
My HG mascara - this stuff is The Bomb! Makes my lashes look long and thick. Every time I stray and try something else instead, I get so disappointed.
I like using it with the Tweezerman lash comb too, on days when I accidentally clump my lashes, but it usually separates them nicely for me without any trouble, even though I put on two coats. Can't recommend it highly enough!
This one's awesome for lengthening. I have very short, sparse lashes--this really makes a difference. I love the brush--very neat application.
I was very excited to get this mascara because I have been hearing very good reviews on it. Plus, I generally like L'Oreal brand mascaras.
*I think L'Oreal and Maybellline make the better drugstore mascaras for dramatic lashes. Covergirl is best for all around good mascaras.*
I will note right now that this mascara needs a some work for optimal results. If done incorrectly, this mascara WILL smudge, clump, or make your lashes droop.
L'Oreal promises this mascara for instant 60% more length and the twice the intensity of pigmentation than the original L'Oreal black.
60% Length? YES
FORMULA: This formula is super wet and messy. That's the tricky part with this mascara, but with the right application the wetness builds on to lengthen dramatically. However, if try to put on too much at a time it will make your lashes stick together which will make you look like you have only 10 lashes. Since it is wet, it will take a while to dry.
BRUSH: This brush is probably the most awkward I've ever used in my life. It only has four columns of hard bristles. Then in between the bristles it's just flat. Then at the end of the brush there is a pyramid like point. It's also quite bendy, but I don't notice a difference of application caused by bendiness.
*Tip: Do not use the flat part to apply. The flat part just holds a massive amount of product that makes your lashes stick together. Hold the brush so that you apply with the plastic, comb-like bristles. You could also use the top of the brush to seperate lashes because product doesn't collect on the top!
LENGTH: Of course, there's length. This is the most lengthening mascara I've had up to this day.
VOLUME: The volume is not as impressive because it will get wet and messy if you try to build volume. Plus, it will weigh your lashes down. But, I feel like the dark color makes up for it and makes your lashes show up way better.
CURL: This mascara is suprisingly good for curl. The wet formula is expected to make my lashes droop. Intially, it does make them droop a little but as it dries the curl is held like hairspray. The trick is not to have them droop in the beginnning so apply a thin layer.
*Tip: Apply this mascara in thin layers. It only takes one thin coat for length. This prevents clumping and drooping.
DEFINITION: If you want every single lash seperated than you better keep looking (I recommend LashBlast Length for natural definition) but it is fairly well for it's wetness. Just apply a thin layer. Some lashes will stick together, but it will be minimal.
WEAR: I have not experienced any flaking or smudging. However, don't run out the door before it dries because it's still wet!
OVERALL: My favorite mascara. It takes some work but the results are the best I've ever had. It also looks absolutely fabulous on my bottom lashes. I got this mascara for 7.99 with a coupon. So originally it's 9.99 which is quite higher on the drugstore option. Use this mascara a couple of times. Play around with it, and don't give up the first time you try it. It takes getting used to, but now I can quickly get super black and extremely long lashes with minimal clumping.