Hey Beauty Buddies….
Happy Monday as yet another week begins! Firstly I’d like to say a huuuuuuuge maahooosive ‘thank you’ to each and every one of you for the masses of kind comments, support, encouragement (and just general loveliness) for the launch of my first YouTube video I posted on Friday. Your support really overwhelmed me! The encouragement here on the WordPress community is incredible – without my blog buddies I wouldn’t have had the confidence to get in front of a camera and ramble for almost 11 minutes so THANK YOU. If you missed it and fancy a quick catch up on my YouTube shenanigans then just *click here* to be virtually whisked off for a recap.
So onto today’s post… I’ve decided to declare my reviews Trash or Treasure – sounds a tad harsh I know, but I thought it was a fun and brutally honest way of getting to grips with some of the latest products I’ll be testing for ya’ll to either rush out & buy OR potentially walk on by.
Today’s product is the L’Oreal Telescopic Explosion Mascara as kindly sent to me by the fabulous folks over at Direct Cosmetics. If you haven’t already checked out their online haven of heavily discounted big name brands then I’d suggest you have a peek asap – you could be saving yourself a mini fortune on a range of awesome beauty goodies.
L’oreal Telescopic Explosion Mascara
This was sent to me for a review by the lovely team over at Direct Cosmetics (thanks guys) where it is available to buy for a mere £5.89 – that’s £5 off the RRP, not bad eh?!
“L’Oreal Telescopic Explosion Mascara will give you lashes that will blow you away. Helps to lengthen, thicken and separate every single lash with a patented Flexi-Globe brush that coats the lashes from every angle.”
Presented in an eye catching red and black tube this neat little product most certainly isn’t hard to miss. Unlike some of the other mascaras I’ve used in the past the wand handle is long and slightly tapered which gives it great grip when getting to work with lengthening those lashes!
Considering L’oreal’s excellent reputation for lining our vanity tables with tip-top products, my expectations where pretty high and I have to admit they weren’t disappointed. Not gonna lie, initially the little ball ended wand with it’s tiny rubber spikes looked a tad suspicious to begin with. In fact I had my doubts it was going to do anything it claimed as it is incredibly compact.
Thankfully though, from the first stroke of application the length and definition was clearly noticable, if you like your eyelashes fanned out and individually pampered then this is most definitely the mascara for you – it really does work a treat at separating and lengthening. Here’s a few piccies after only one coat, which in my humble opinion does the job perfectly…
One coat of mascara…
I feel this is a great mascara for everyday use, it almost slightly trains your natural lashes to resemble non over-dramatised individual falsies, which for me, is exactly what I’ve been looking for.
As for removal of the product it was an absolute breeze, I’ve tried removing the product with a variety of lotions and potions (micellar water, facial wash & eye makeup remover) and it breaks down easily on first wipe and doesn’t leave your lashes feeling brittle or agitated in any way.
Personally it’s been pretty hard for me to find any major snags in this mascara, however I will say that as a drugstore brand I feel £10.89 is a little overpriced. However if you are thinking of investing I’d suggest you save yourself a fiver and treat yourself to a tube via Direct Cosmetics… at that price it really is worth it.
Another *potential* grumble could be the size of the wand applicator. As shown below (VERY heavily zoomed in I must add) it’s a teeny round headed little device which is indeed great for the smaller lashes however it can make the application time pretty lengthy in comparison to the regular full bristled applicators.
If you’re often in a rush when applying your daily dose of face-fashion then I’m pretty sure this could end up hindering rather that helping the process.
Overall I’m mightily impressed with the results of the mascara, not sure I’d part with the full RRP but I’d certainly invest £5.89. If you’re looking for lengthy, separated and fanned out lashes I’m pretty sure this isn’t something you’d end up batting your lids at ladies. Great product, great results!
Have you tried L’Oreals Telescopic Explosion? What’s your favourite everyday mascara?
As always, thanks so much for stopping by chums… do leave a quick ‘hello’ in the comments below, I’d love to hear your feedback!