5 months ago
I can't believe I have yet to review Telescopic Carbon Black mascara! In *my* opinion, this is the best drugstore mascara. I keep most of my makeup natural, but I admittedly like a lot of mascara... Like, a lot. I really dislike wearing false lashes, so finding a good mascara has been key. I want dark black, curled as much as possible, lots of volume, and somewhat on the thick side with as little clumping as possible (well, maybe a little clumping). I've found Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara and Chanel's Le Volume mascara to be the best formulas for volume and curl of the lashes. However, in professional settings I think a more natural look is best. For this I always turn to L'oreal's Telescopic, but it HAS to be the Carbon Black version. It's dark black and is exceptional at lengthening. I think the comb-like brush does a great job combing through any clumps and separating. I am able to swipe back over layers time and time again without clumpy heaviness. I usually apply 3 or 4 layers (waiting about 20 seconds between layers) without problems. I recently purchased Lancome's Definicils High Definition mascara from Sephora for $27.50 to see how it compared to Telescopic. Telescopic is a third of the price and vastly superior in formula and application. The real difference was that comb-like brush. Lancome's got clumpy quickly and weighed down my lashes. Try this if you want natural, lengthened lashes with a little drama.
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SkinCombination, Fair-Medium, Warm
HairBrunette, Curly, Fine