L’Oreal Telescopic False Lash Mascara

It would be unfair of me not to give this highly affordable little mascara its own post. I have used it so much in recent videos and so I feel a bit like I’m going over old ground, but if I don’t give L’Oreal’s False Lash Telescopic Mascara a dedicated post then it won’t come up when people search for my mascara recommendations. And that would be plain wrong!

I think that this mascara is just marvellous. It makes me cringe, now, to think that Maybelline’s Great Lash used to be my favourite high-street buy! That has nothing on this baby! The False Lash Telescopic “gives good lash” with just one or two quick coats and rather than bulking the lashes out, it keeps them sophisticated and separate. Maybelline’s Great Lash is pretty natural and uninspiring compared to the l’Oreal. I love that the Telescopic doesn’t clump or add weird elongating fibres to the lashes – it just makes them a little bit longer and a tad beefier. It’s marketed as a “False Lash” product but it’s in no way over-the-top. We’re talking the type of false lashes that, say, Anne Hathaway might wear. And not Jordan.

I’ve had a few comments from people regarding the original, non-false-lash version of the Telescopic; it doesn’t seem to be as popular. I haven’t tried that one, but do let me know your thoughts below. If you want to see this mascara in action then take a look at Date Night Makeup, Burberry-Inspired Makeup and my Natural Casting Look. (A quick trawl through my recent videos shows that I used the Telescopic in nearly ALL of them – I must use something else for the next few!)

I think that this is a top, top mascara. I have been using mine for months and it’s still got some life in it; the mascara hasn’t dried out at all and the bendy, rubbery brush has no product clogged around it whatsoever. Top marks.

L’Oreal Telescopic (False Lash) costs £10.99, though it’s in the sale at the moment for £8.41 with free delivery at FeelUnique.com HERE

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  1. August 25, 2012 / 7:13 am

    I have the telescopic and I really like it but Im very tempted to try this one! It sounds better :) x

  2. Fran sands
    August 25, 2012 / 8:53 am

    I’m definately going to try that one! Ive been using max factors masterpiece for years and I love it- time for something new!
    Just wanted to ask you if you’d ever used any MD formulations or priori products and what your thoughts are on them?

    • Ruth
      August 25, 2012 / 10:03 am

      Not Priori, butI do think that MD Formulations are very good x

  3. Jools
    August 25, 2012 / 9:13 am

    Thanks to your recommendation, I have been using this mascara for the past couple of months and I have to agree wholeheatedly with you – it’s absolutely amazing. Gives a lovely, ‘enhanced but not overdone’ look and doesn’t leave any nasty clumps. I find the wand really easy to use – it’s especially well designed and allows you to reach those fiddly ‘corner of the eye’ lashes. I LOVE it. I used to be a ‘Masterpiece Max’ fanatic but my allegiance has definitely changed. Thank you Ruth. x

  4. Jools
    August 25, 2012 / 9:15 am

    Oops – wholeheated? That’s what I am at the moment (I’m in bed) – I meant wholehearted!!!

  5. August 25, 2012 / 10:14 am

    The brush looks a lot like the L’Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes one…which I like, but not as much as my CoverGirl Lash Blast Volume. I think I prefer when the brushes have shorter bristles

  6. Gillian Pidler
    August 25, 2012 / 11:16 am

    Hi Ruth, I’ve not used this particular one but I have used the carbon black, the silver telescopic and the gold one and they are all amazing. I was chatting to my Dad the other day & he actually asked me if I had false lashes on!! I told him no it was just mascara, this stuff is incredible and just one coat makes a huge difference. I will have to try this one next time.

  7. August 25, 2012 / 4:29 pm

    Oo, I use the non-false lash version every day, I think it does a pretty good job. It doesn’t have a full brush applicator, more like a stick with little teeth. I’ll have to try this version next time!

  8. MakeUpNaive
    August 26, 2012 / 2:58 am

    Is this better than the hypnose one?

    • Ruth
      August 27, 2012 / 12:26 pm

      Hmmm. Not quite! x

  9. Suzi
    August 26, 2012 / 10:49 pm

    I usually use the original Telescopic on my bottom lashes, but I will try this one for the top. Thanks, Ruth!

  10. Sarah
    August 28, 2012 / 9:26 am

    I love the normal telescopic one and have been loyal to it for about 3 years. I bought Tatler cos it had a free Hypnose Star with it, what a nono! Disaster, it gets all over the place. L’Oreal for me every time xx

  11. Petya Randelova
    August 30, 2012 / 2:04 pm

    Ruth, have you tried the Revlon Grow Luscious/Plumping mascara in the green tube? Its a nice fat wand without the plastic bristles and I swear it does help my lashes look thicker and feel softer, even with a few coats on!

    Btw, thank you thank you, thank you for talking about Alpha H Liquid Gold. The answer to all my acne problems, after many derm visits and Accutane!

  12. Ana
    April 28, 2014 / 9:59 am

    I am very disappointed with this mascara.It leaves clumps on lashes!

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