I have to admit that I can't tell the difference between this and the regular Telescopic mascara. This is a very good mascara: no clumping, nice volume and length. Little smudging. No flaking. I would call this a comb not a brush, by the way. I got this on sale for $6 at Walgreens.
Overall, this was a good formula, but horrible brush. The black is intense, gave me good length, and although I'm very prone to mascara smudging mid-day, this hadn't happened yet- so good wearability, if you don't use the provided brush. That being said, I was already hesitant about the comb-like brush it came with- how is it supposed to brush out clumps when compared to multi-bristled brushes that helps me comb out clumps as I rotate the brush while applying mascara. But since it specifically says the brush is designed to define lashes, I decided to give it a try...but as I predicted, my lashes clumped together. I had to run my lashcomb through several times to separate my lashes and even then, there were small visible clumps at the end of the lashes- call me picky but I think its very important to have clean lashes! Then I tried it with another mascara wand which had actual bristles, and it worked much better, very naturally long and dark. If you think that is not too much trouble, I'd give it a try.
I love the rich, carbon- black color of this mascara. This mascara gives me nice, dark lashes and some volume without flaking & smudging. Minimal clumping, but nothing you can't fix with a mascara comb. The formula is not too wet, so it does not pull the curl out of my lashes or splash on my lids during application. I really like this mascara! One of the better ones that I've tried in the past 6 months.
This is my new favorite mascara. Nice rich dark color with lots of impact. Wears well and does not flake, made my lashes long and defined.
the applicator takes some getting used too, and at times you have to wipe the tip to avoid globs of mascara on your face or lashes.
The price is pretty fair, on par with other L'Oreal mascaras.
Wow, I usually hate drugstore brand mascaras(except L'oreal Volumious), but I am impressed with this! I love the black color - it does look more pigmented IMO. I have not tried the original, so I cannot compare. My all time favorite mascaras for building volume are L' Oreal Voluminous WP and DiorShow. I actually tried layering this on top of my regular mascaras and I did gain some extra length! This formulation does seem wetter to me than most others as somone else noted below. I must use a lash comb wiith this, but I don't mind the extra step. Pleasantly suprised with this one!
THIS IS THE BEST MASCARA EVER!! I LOVE CARBON BLACK!!!!!!!! MY LASHES ARE VERY LONG, SEPARATED AND BEAUTIFUL!!! THIS IS A VERY BLACK COLOR. IF YOU WANT VOLUME THIS MASCARA IS NOT FOR YOU, ONLY GOOD FOR LENGTH. I RECOMMENDED THIS MASCARA (TELESCOPIC CARBON BLACK) TO EVERYBODY. I DON'T NEED FALSE LASHES. TRY IT.
I had my reservations about this because I have been stuck on the mascaras that have the primer then the mascara because I like the length they provide. This mascara gave me crazy long looking lashes that were very defined! The comb like brush takes some getting use to, but I like it because if you keep combing it through your lashes they just get longer and lusher and more defined. This mascara is a little wetter than most but to me it helps it spread through the lashes and gives you time to define them and hit every lash. I think I will try this with a primer and see if I like it even better. I would definitely buy it again. Paid $7.99 at Walgreen's.
After I write this review, I'm going to go to the local drugstore and stock up on this stuff. I have never been loyal to one specific mascara because I never get the results I want...until now. Even my husband complimented my eyelashes, and he never notices anything like that. I'm a no-frills person when it comes to makeup, I just use the basics, but I want the basics to work,you know? Well, this stuff works. It works wonders. It does take me a little more time to use to ensure that I don't get clumps, but it's so worth it.
Let me first say that I'd buy this again only because I love the original Telescopic. Seriously the only difference between the Carbon Black and the original is the shade of black. When I hold the *identical* wands side by side, the CB version is darker but that is seriously the only difference. (My 'regular' one is Very Black for reference). This CB version is supposed to be "2X" the intensity (of the original I'm assuming) but they perform exactly the same way. Gives nice length and some volume. I find the wand can clump the lashes together a little but with my blonde lashes that just makes them more visible. (And dare I say, I get the same performance from the notorious Lash Blast ~ ooops, did I say the LB word?) Good but not *outstanding*.