Tuesday, October 19, 2010

L'Oreal Telescopic Clean Definition Mascara

I have the L'Oreal Telescopic Clean Definition Mascara in Brown Black. I purchased it from WalMart for approximately $9-$10 CDN.

**Note: Just because this mascara does/does not work for me, doesn't mean that's the way it's going to work for you...it's a game of trial-and-error for everyone, but these are just my thoughts and opinions on a product that did/did not work for me**

I was in the market for a new mascara - not necessarily a lengthening or volumizing formula, but I wanted a mascara that didn't dry out especially quickly, like my holy grail of mascaras, the CoverGirl LashBlast volume. I remembered having watched a review for the L'Oreal Clean Definition by pinkiecharm on YouTube, and trusting her high recommendations, splurged and picked up a tube.

The brush wand is not a fiber brush, like old school mascaras (back in the day), but rather a flexible silicone/plastic brush. The mascara claims to be 100% clump free, and to show 60% more length in your lashes. It is a lengthening formula that provides a natural look.

Upon trying the product, I was immediately disappointed.
The brush was extremely spikey, and hurt my lash line with each application - on my first application, I managed to stab myself in the eye with the wand - and let me tell you...the pain was indescribable. I mean, I've stabbed myself in the eye with the CoverGirl LashBlast wand, and countless other mascara wands (clutz that I am...) but this one hurt like you wouldn't believe.

In addition, I found the formula exceptionally clumpy - the prongs on the wand seemed to be too far apart on the brush to separate my lashes completely, and just applied too much product. I also found this mascara not to add any significant length to my eyelashes...now, my eyelashes are long...but this mascara did not make them look crazy long...

I did enjoy the smooth, 'liquid-y' formula though...it was not drying, and didn't make my eyelashes feel heavy or weighed down. After the mascara dried, my lashes (to the touch) were extremely soft and flexible, not crunchy and flakey. The color of the formula was unbelievable - very pigmented.

Overall...I don't like it. I don't appreciate the killer brush, and I don't appreciate the massive clumpage. If we could put the same formula in a different tube with a better brush - I would be ALL game. But since it's not, I will stick with my CoverGirl LashBlast Volume and keep my eyes peeled for the next best thing.

But for now, I give it 2 out of 5 stars.
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1 comment:

  1. Wow I'm very surprised to hear you say that it's clumpy. I've been using this for years and it's my go-to mascara because there are NO clumps when I use it. I do have long lashes to begin with but you said that you do too. I think this wand does have a learning curve that goes along with it. You have to make sure there's not a blob of product on the end of the wand, other than that it cleans itself off very well as it comes out of the tube (unlike lots of other mascaras--one of my big pet peeves). Then just press the wand against your lashes and smoothly apply. DONT twirl the wand as you apply as lots of people have a tendency to do and don't wiggle it back and forth (much). Also apply to the other side of your lashes but carefully--and again-do it smoothly and don't twirl the wand--keep it going in one direction. I think you should give this product another chance and just modify your application some. I do think you will like it. Although---now that i write this--I cannot find this damn mascara anywhere anymore. I think they are d'/c ing it although I'm hoping and praying maybe they're just changing the packaging....or something.