Rated 4.16 out of 5 stars
I use it liberally in the morning with a few light touch ups during the day. As good or better than the more expensive brands and I've tried many but have settled on this one.
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.
angie from roseville michigan
there is nothing special about this mascara the brush is cheaply made seems like mostly plastic very thin ...lot of hype on the internet about this dont see what that is
ari from n/a
it makes my lashes super long and it doesn't clump at all! it also comes off really easily so no raccoon eyes. it separates super well too. the brush is great for my lashes but it's kind of flimsy and has a tendency to bend sometimes. that's only a small con to a bunch of pros though so i don't mind!
dannie from asheville, nc
I love it. it adds length to your lashes and it doesn't clump. however there is no volume though you can pair it with a volumizimg mascara and it look wonderful
Stefanie from PA
This mascara is incredible! Better than all of the high-end mascaras in my collection. I'm amazed at the length of my skimpy lashes when I use this, and it never flakes or smudges. I'm not a fan of tubing mascaras, so I have no interest in the new Telescopic Lift version -- I hope L'Oreal never discontinues this Original version. I don't need to buy any other mascaras at this point, this is my holy grail!
Darc from Alabama
This mascara added length, curl and volume to my lashes for the price I paid for it thats win in my book
anaserre from Dallas
I have long lashes , but they are light and need more volume. This does not give you any volume.
The wand is fine. It's good to separate the lashes . It's nice and black.
I just want some volume and this is not it .
linds from San Diego, CA
This is one of my favorite lengthening mascaras. This is the first time I tried the original mascara and it holds lashes in place all day. This didn't smudge under my eyes and the key to making any mascara work it how you apply it!!! Always start from the too of your lashes, the put less mascara on the base.
Emily from richmond, VA
oh my god i've been looking for a mascara for sooooo long that wouldn't flake or get "oily" on my under eye and this is it!! i've worked through multiple 10 hour shifts at my job with just this on my lashes and it's the best ! it holds all night and doesn't get messy (: it's even better that it's cheaper since it's "drugstore" brand. i will happily rebuy this when i need to
Cinthia from Brick NJ
Telescopic is really amazing
Teresa from NJ
I absolutely love this product. I seen my daughter with this product and I had to try it, and fell in love.
Megan from Minneapolis
I'm disappointed I really wanted to like this mascara after everything I've read, but this was NOT it. The brush itself looks more like a comb and not very fluffy, and I had a difficult time trying to evenly apply product to my lashes. The formula of the mascara it's really wet and heavy and it just makes my lashes droop and look like spider legs or like sticks. I've been blessed with longer and fuller lashes than most, so I'm thinking that this product is made for those who have shorter lashes and want that length.
PATRICIA from SHAKOPEE, MINNESOTA
I always come to Alta to buy my makeup and hair products.
Marilyn from Clearwater, Fl
I have very sensitive skin and I can only use mascara that is Hyperallergenic and clean mascara, I love this product cause it doesn't hurt my eyes, I would recommend to family and friends!
Becky from Chicago, IL
The mascara formula is great! I love the length I get from it. However, the wand is HORRIBLE. I have the hardest time getting it back into the tube. It's not thick or strong enough and just bends with any pressure.
rach from Little Rock, AR
Wow is all I can say. It looks like I have lash extensions. It takes effort to wash off, but it's worth it.
Jay from Fresno, ca
I bought this because of the hype it got on tik tok and even though it's okay and works to separate lashes, the brush is super small and hardly has product on it.
Bro from duluth minnesota
i love this mascara it makes my lashes so long and look so good they almost touch my eyebrows and i have been using this mascara for 2 years and will never go back. no other mascara compares to this one i swear by this. Everyone i know has asked what mascara i use all the time:) i definitely recommend
Linda from Northville, Mi
I love the short wand and it doesn't clump or give me "raccoon eyes"! I wish someone would make mascara in a gray for gray-haired seniors who need a softer look!
Paula from Atlanta Georgia
Angie262 from Vancouver, WA
This works. Applied over L'Oréal voluminous primer in pink. It's a good deal.
Des from Lodi, Ca
I've been using this mascara since high school and I've tried many many high end and drug store mascara. I always go back to using this mascara because it's that good!! It's very buildable for length and volume!
naomi from NY
One of the only mascaras that give my lashes a good volume, the applicator is perfect.
I from Brooklyn NY
It does what it says and adds LENGTH my lashes look very long without looking like spider legs. Definitely say more of a natural look. However it doesn't add much volume to the lashes. The wand is a bit flimsy and hard to get back into the tube sometimes.
HeidiH from Monroe, NC
I wouldn't buy this ever again due to the flimsy wand. I used it three times and had to throw it away because I couldn't get the wand back in the bottle.
Jaywee from Springfield, MO
Not sure if mine was defective but from the start it felt so dry and application was miserable because it doesn't apply smoothly. It does hold a curl pretty well but it can smudge if you sweat. In general, I think a better mascara is the L'Oréal sky high mascara. It has a very similar wand that isn't difficult to get in or out of the container and the formula is much smoother!