This would be my first review here on makeupalley.
So I've been meaning to complete my "everyday makeup kit" in the last 2 months or so and the Telescopic Clean was one of the first items I got.
If you're in the Philippines, this is about PHP495, about USD10. For a third world country, it is a bit pricey. If you are a student, spend the 495 on school stuff.
I'm going to go through each of the product claims:
1. Defined Length = I have mid-length lashes. Not too short and not too long (I wish) and it's not that curled. I curl my lashes and it gets pretty but not prettier, so a mascara was definitely something I needed. After putting about 2 coats of the Telescopic, I have to say, my lashes looked longer and it didn't clump. I seriously believe that 50% of the outcome of your lashes depends on how you curl and put the mascara on, which in this case isn't really a problem since the wand and the brush makes it easy to apply. The length was not over the top but I did get compliments such as: "Wow.Your false eyelashes are pretty" ME: Uh..It's just my lashes; "What do you have on your lashes, it is GOOD" ME: Telescopic Clean; "Borrow neuronshots mascara, it's good" ME: Uh..no.
Now, I originally thought that Telescopic Clean would work only on mid to full length lashes but my friend/officemate/seatmate snuck through my stuff and used my Telescopic. She's Chinese-Filipino with short lashes by the way.
Next thing I knew, she was asking for my Telescopic since it made a lot of difference for her lashes.
Again, its not over the top but it did create defined length. Like about 2 to 3 times length. And no, I did not give her my Telescopic and I told her that what she did was the most horrible thing she could do to me.
2. 24hr Clean Wear Mascara = So this doesnt really translate to "Waterproof", maybe close, but not exactly. Now we all hate mascaras that give us racoon/panda eyes after 2 hours. I'm not sure what Clean Wear meant until I accidentally rubbed my eyes. I kind of screamed inside after realizing what I just did but lo and behold NO SMUDGE. Even when you try to touch your lashes, no debris comes off after looking at your fingertips. It's not Waterproof but it's clean wear. Perfect! So onto the 24hr part. I'm usually made up at around 9 in the morning, that includes Telescopic. I'm usually home at 11pm after de-stressing for 5 hours. When I go home and look at the mirror, the curl is still there, and my lashes and undereyes are clean EXCEPT for my lids. I have oily lids. So at the end of the day, I'll see a black line/debris along my crease (lids). It's not scary or horrible but it shows that this product is not perfect, technically, because of my oily lids. Product migrates to my oily lids after 8-9 hours without retouching or looking at the mirror. I've yet to try on some primer and then we'll see. But this doesn't bother me since I kind of check my lids every 3 hours. It's a habit.
So back to the 24hr claim, the longest I can stay up is at 3 am and guess what, no smudges.No debris.No flakes.Clean wear like it says from 8am to 3am!
I'm not sure about the complete 24 hours. I'm not going to stay up for 24 hours to see if it really does what it claims. But for all those hours that I've been up, it stays GOOOD.
3. High Precision Flexible Brush = The brushes are spaced enough to separate your lashes and define them. It easy to brush on the inner and outer corner lashes and best of all, it's easy to use for better precision on lower lashes. The brush is flexible which means you can bend it without breaking or deforming it. So AMEN to the brush.
Other things to note: It's easy to wash off. Water is basically what you need. The packaging, which Im not crazy about because the silver coat makes it look cheap, actually helps in preventing product to clump on the brush. So when you bring the wand out, it's not messy. It does have some smell that could bother some people, it did bother me at first. It smelled like alcohol, but hasnt bothered me now.
Note that it's not volumising and it never claimed to be one. And I don't really like a pair of pumped lashes during the day or on ordinary days. I want a separate lengthening mascara, volumising mascara and an all around mascara.
All in all. When it comes to my everyday mascara, this is HG. My search for Lengthening Mascara is over. I've been using this for 2 months and I will cry a red sea if L'oreal ever decides to discontinue this product.
Do remember that what works for me and for my friend/seatmate/officemate might not work for you, but I doubt this product would fail anyone. Remember curl and brush your lashes well.Wiggle the wand if you must.
This mascara is good for lengthening your lashes, but can clump up if you are not careful (yes, even after getting rid of the excess at tip of wand). It is definitely not a mascara that can be applied in under a minute or two.
I would not recommend trying this mascara if you're looking for length AND volume. If you do seek volume and length and already own this product, it can easily be layered with a volumizing mascara with good results.
Love this Mascara. It gives me nice length and seperation but hardly any volume for me thats ok because I have a good amount of lashes anyway.
One of my favourite mascaras!! I love the way it extends my lashes and make them look very feminine, very flirty and intense black!
The only negative thing in this product is that it clumps them a bit, but it doesn't really bother me because I really have a lot of lashes.
Definitely give it a try!
I felt compelled to write a review for this mascara because I absolutely love it. After trying many HE as well as drugstore mascaras over the years, the search for my HG is over. I used to like excessively voluminous lashes but in recent times I much prefer a lengthened, seperated and defined lash. Clean definition is exactly what you get. My lashes are lengthened and darkened and now I am constantly complimented on my 'eyes' rather than my "thick" mascara. If you're after extreme drama you will not get that with this mascara, but if you like long, seperated and lovely lashes I don't think you'll get better than this one. It also does not flake on me. Worth a try for sure..
One of the best mascaras i have ever bought. It separates my lashes and doesn't clump at all. And it takes only one coat to get long lashes.
Absolutely Love It !!!!!
This is my HG everyday mascara. I love it it makes my lashes look separated and fanned out. It adds a lot of length and is really long lasting and doesn't smudge on my oily skin. Really black colour and good packaging. Such a good price too for such a good mascara! I'm happy :)
This is one of my favorite mascaras. It makes my lashes look really nice, longer and much more noticeable and it doesn't flake. Sure it doesn't add much volume but I don't like those kind of mascaras anyway. And it's cheap! So I'll definitely buy it again.
This is your everyday mascara if you want those clean, defined lashes. It gives length and definition to your lashes and really separates them out. It makes your eyelashes look naturally beautiful. If you're looking for that curl, you would really need to brush through the lashes from root to tip and hold it for a few seconds before letting it go. If you're looking for volume though, this would not be the perfect product for it. But I love this product, makes your eyes look awake and alive.
I have medium but straight lashes. This mascara gave me a little length but no volume. But I LOVE the brush! I wish all brushes were like this one. One of the biggest down fall is, that it didn't hold my curl... AT ALL. After I curled it, it went back into the straight lashes I hated! The formula is nice and light and it doesn't clump, which is a big plus. But I was kinda dissapointed with this mascara. If it didn't give me volume atleast I expected it to hold my curls but it didn't at all. =(