Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review SO impressed
Let me start by saying two things.
One: I never write reviews. Ever. I read them religiously, but hardly ever write them.
Two: I have only used mascaras from department stores - Lancôme, MAC, Clinique, Dior, etc.
This is my first drugstore mascara I've tried in a good four or five years and I realllllly can't express how much I love it. I tried the telescopic mascara in 2010, but the wand was awful and never went back. I have been on the hunt for an affordable drugstore mascara and finally decided to give this another go. It goes on like butter! So smooth, so easy to apply, and truly coats E V E R Y lash. It beautifully coats every lash and lengthens to an incredible length. It didn't clump at all! I could go on and on, but I will let the attached picture say the rest. This stuff is the best affordable mascara a girl could ever want.
Most Helpful Critical Review Great for lengthening, but prefer more volume
I am a mascara fanatic and have tried everything from $4 to $40 mascaras. I Have purchased L'Oreal mascaras in the past and favored them for drugstore mascaras. More recently I had been buying Perversion mascara, but decided to switch it up and try low budget.
I did not like the looks of the plastic brush which was more like a comb, but decided to try it after reading the rave reviews. It was a mascara that would be great for someone who has thick lashes already and is looking for a mascara that will add great length and decent separation. If you are looking for curl, stay away. This definitely didn't add curl but my lashes are naturally long with a bit of curl. I'm blonde though, so I have a lot of lashes, which are long but very fine and invisible without mascara. I pretty much wear mascara daily so I don't look washed out.
Personally, the mascara left my lashes looking long but spiky. I prefer a fuller look with great separation while adding volume. Of course I can't stand clumping or flaking, which basically means I want it all. This mascara is neither natural or over the top (like Miss Manga) so I can see the appeal, but I prefer The look of Revlon Lash potion for recently tested drugstore brands.
I added a photo, with Telescopic on the right side by my bangs and the Revlon brand on the left. Disclaimer: I took off all other makeup and used no eyelash curler. Please don't judge!
I do feel like this mascara will not be good at all for those who want curl and mega thickness.
Reviewed by 1547 customers I would buy again
Vee from Woodbridge, VA
I use it on my eye lash. I makes my lashes look longer.
I probably would not buy this again
SJM from Palm Springs
It does make lashes look a bit longer, but they stuck together.
It's in the trash!
Carh from Maryland
The wand would not go in the telescope.
Got all bent. Was dry. Was awful.
Jay from Texas
It makes lashes separate so good
Keep Coming Back
Lex from Florida
I love trying new mascaras but I always come back to this one. It never gets flaky or smudges, and the length is glossy and natural, not spidery. The thin brush makes it almost impossible for me to get product on my lids when applying and I can get right up at the roots of my eyelashes. That being said, I can see how someone might not like this right away. The brush is very flexible and it takes a few times to get used to. Also the brush WILL go back in the tube.
vicky from dallas, TX
my favorite mascara ever i really recommend it's cheap and looks good it makes your lashes pretty long and it isn't heavy so you can layer as much as you want
I would buy this again only because I love the mascara
Kim from NV
I like the way the mascara goes on
BEST MASCARA EVER
Amylee from ULTA
I have been using this mascara for almost two years. I was previously using Dior Iconic lashovercurl. I grabbed this tube from the drugstore because I had ran out. Hands down the best and great price of any mascara I've used. Very long length without clumping. The people who are saying they can't insert the wand must not be trying very hard.... yes the wand is fragile and bendable but that's what gives your lashes the great look. You just have to take a little more time when inserting the wand you can't just aggressively smash it in.
The brush? Really?!
Lexers from Hanover, pa
This would be an okay mascara if you could actually reinsert the wand after the first use. So I spend $10 to use this mascara once.. cmon L'Oréal improve the wand.
Consistently Great Mascara
MaggieB from SF East Bay
I've been using L'Oréal Telescopic since it's inception, it truly NEVER disappoints!
Best Mascara I've Ever Used!
Nash from Lubbock, Texas
This product was recommended to me by a friend and this is now my Holy Grail. I have short thick lashes and this mascara gave them so much length and did not clump.
I will buy this again and again!
JoBeth from Tupelo, MS
Mascara doesn't clump and gives sky high lashes!!!
Works as promised
Katie W from Oxford, MS
Works as promised. Beautifully lengthens and separates lashes--does not add volume, but it doesn't claim to. The wand is very thin and flexible, which I love because my lashes are almost translucent blonde. It can get right up to the lash line, preventing the amateur-looking bare base. Since it is so flexible, it's not going to go into the tube like a normal mascara, but as long as I'm careful I'm not worried I'll break it. The tube is really long, so it seems there's a lot of product.
Great Mascara-Terrible wand
Sue from Plano, TX
I love the way it extends you lashes. However, the Wand is terrible! It bends so badly you cannot even reinsert it into the tube. The construction of this is really bad.
it's alright but works good
hbu from gonna
i mean it works but it's not my go to
I don't get it??
Jess from Beaverton,Oregon
How do people actually like this?? I don't get it. The brush is horrible. Never will use it ever again.
Mariann from Corpus Christi
I have long lashes already they're just straight. I got the blackest black and I was impressed by how nice and longer my lashes looked after my sister recommended it to me. It doesn't clump unless you use too much of the product. The size of the brush is thin but allows to grab the lashes but the mascara does dry out fast. One of the best retail/drug store mascaras out there with few to little cons.
I would buy this product again and again
Babs from Inwood Iowa
Using this mascara just brightens up your face giving your eyelashes such a pretty look
LOVE THIS MASCARA!
Shell from Oxnard, CA
I've been using this product now for over 6 years and have tried literally everything on the market for mascaras. I always come back to this one for a natural look or for my first base mascara to lengthen my lashes then come in with a second mascara to make them fuller. I hate flaking and am I'm always in a hurry with a fast pace life and this is 1 of my 4 products I could never give up. Healthy to eyelashes that I've noticed with no issues.
Sarah93 from OKC
This will always be my go-to. Makes my lashes incredibly long and defined and at such a great price!!!!
KP from Michigan
Super flimsy packaging. The wand broke the first time I used it. I wouldn't buy this again.
BAC from 48336
I bought three of these. The brush is so thin and fragile I couldn't get the brush back into the tube on the first attempt. I opened a second one and same story. Waste of money!
Gets close to lash line
Leigh from Oregon
I don't understand all of these reviews saying the wand is flimsy. The wand is tiny and flexible. Pay attention to what you are doing and the wand will go back in the tube. This mascara is my all time favorite because of the small wand. It makes it easy to get close to the lash line. I hate huge mascara wands with bristles. This product never flakes and provides length with a natural looking lash coating. If you're going for volume or drama or spidery looking lashes look elsewhere. This is my holy grail!
WORST MASCARA EVER
Sambo from Kentucky
If I could give this 0 stars I would. I have tried given this mascara a million chances to work, but every time it makes my lashes clumpy and gross. It is the worst mascara I have ever used. I have tried it with and without primers, before and after other mascaras. I never review anything, but I truly hate this mascara.
Nana from Burleson, TX
This is my favorite mascara, even over the expensive brands and believe me I've tried them all.
I like thin sleek brush and the consistency of the mascara. It does not clump not matter how long I've been using it. Makes my lashed look much longer than they are.