An Oldie but A Goodie : L'oreal Telescopic Carbon Black Mascara

Mascara is something that I truly believe completes a look. Even on those days where I'm trying to look as natural as I can while still wearing makeup, I like to coat on the mascara. For some strange reason when I was younger, I never valued mascara and rarely ever wore it. I look back at middle school photos and see these horrifying panda eyes with no lashes and I even recall telling my mom that I had some kind of genetic issue because I had absolutely tiny lashes. Turns out I don't.. I was just not applying it correctly. Don't you just love laughing at the horrifying makeup crimes you committed when you were younger?

Anyway, I had been using the L'oreal Telescopic Carbon Black Mascara for ages and in early February my wand actually broke inside the packaging. I was absolutely devastated. It had been my go-to mascara and I never really had to think about what product I was going to use to achieve my lash look. So, I decided to venture out of my comfort zone and ended up not repurchasing the Telescopic Mascara right away and instead browsing different brands and trying out new mascara products. I picked up high end mascaras such as the Benefit They're Real or Makeup Forever Smoky Extravagant Mascara and even some drug store finds such as the L'oreal Butterfly Mascara but nothing seemed to compare. I did fall in love with some of the new products but my lashes were never as long or as striking as before. So, this past weekend I happened into a Rite Aid and picked up my old faithful mascara the L'oreal Telescopic Carbon Black Mascara

The wand is really interesting on this bad boy. It's small bristles allow your lashes to extend and really lengthens and curls each strand every time. This product does leave your lashes looking a little spidery but personally I enjoy that look and I think it really adds such a gorgeous finish to my eye makeup. It also does give me quite a bit of volume and I usually use about two to three coats of this. It lasts all day and is just so freakin super. I don't need to work on the mascara for ages to make it look right, it just does it naturally and for girls with small eyes like mine, this product adds a spark of attention to your eyes even for those days where you're only wearing mascara. 

What really convinced me that this product was so important was that once I ran out of it, I truly found myself missing it in my daily routine. My lashes just didn't look the same and I'm glad to have this baby back in my life. For around $10 this mascara beats a lot of high end ones for me so if you haven't already tried it, it's an oldie but definitely a goodie

Stefanie xx 


  1. I like to try that product , anyways you have a nice blog!~
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    Lou of, http://steal-thestyle.blogspot.com/ <3

  2. I have never tried the Telescopic line and I really do think I am missing out!! They always sound amazing!

    Sian | Sian Marie Beauty

  3. I've never tried this but it sounds great! I wear mascara a lot too, even when I'm wearing no other makeup, I just can't go without it!

    http://ciarapocket.blogspot.ie x

  4. I love this mascara, it's so lovely to wear and stays put all day!

    lillies and lipbalm

  5. I've never tried this one before, but I have tried the L'Oreal Telescopic Waterproof and even with the insane amount of mascaras I own, it is still my favorite. Lovely review, Stef!

    Kelly | secondhandspring

  6. Such a well thought review! I really love it when someone makes an effort. :) You made me think about purchasing this the next time I need a new mascara - or even sooner since mine started to seem pretty useless compared to this :D

    x Satu
    Indie by heart

    ps. New post on my blog about natural beauty products :)

  7. I love L'Oreal mascaras, Telescopic is one of my favourites! xx

  8. Ah this is one of my favourite mascaras however they don't sell this over in the UK anymore, it got discontinued :( sad times xx

    Gemma // Miss Makeup Magpie

  9. Love the brush on this mascara, Loreal is the one to go for when it comes to mascara!! Never disappoint!


  10. Not sure why but I haven't seen this mascara around much lately. I hope they are not going to discontinue it, the wand is rare and difficult to find with most brands.

  11. Haha oh I have many 'make up crimes' from my younger years :') I understand what you mean by the 'spidery look', I like my lashes like that too. The brush looks cool, I might pick it up. Great review xx

    Olivia @ Awake Looks

  12. I love telescopic mascara. I just finished a tube. I cant agree with you more on how much it lengthens. Love it.

  13. I've read so many glowing reviews about this and I think yours has just tipped me over the edge! I'm going to have to get it! Thanks xx


  14. I love this mascara too ! It makes my lashes ever so long !



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