L’Oreal Telescopic Shocking Extensions Mascara is a new Spring 2013 launch to the L’Oreal Telescopic range of mascaras. I’m not as fond a fan of Telescopic Mascara as many seem to be. I’ve never had the raging success I read about in reviews with it so I was a little skeptical going into the Shocking Extensions review.
But this could be the most perfect mascara ever except for one thing….!
Now it doesn’t advertise it so I shouldn’t be upset but man if this provided more volume I’d be on cloud nine because the length it provides is OUTSTANDING!
Supposedly the brush contains 200 bristles that capture each lash, gripping them, and lengthening them for longer lashes. Obviously it’s working.
I indulged in the waterproof version which removes easily with waterproof eye makeup remover however, there is a non waterproof version available should you desire. It wears strongly on my drier eyes without smudging or flaking. Built up it does have a tendency to develop crunchy lash syndrome but it doesn’t flake off so I’m perfectly a ok with the crunch factor. Plus that crunchiness seems to act as hairspray for my lashes because curl holds ALL day without drooping.
For the best results I do suggest curling prior, applying a single application, waiting for dry down, and finally following up with two more layers. For my photos below I used a single layer so you can get a vibe for how it works without a ton of fuss and honestly, the single layer, sans curling, as you can see, looks GREAT. It is a little spider-y I admit…but I like the doll-like effect it gives my lashes which is why I took a full photo of my eyes so you can see how they go all fluttery when using this.
The brush isn’t really anything particularly special. It’s a straight, thin plastic with tiny bristles. But hey, it gets the job done and does so without having to deal with a big old club-like applicator.
Now…the bad news is it really doesn’t produce any volume so lashes aren’t extra full after application. I’d suggest following up with your fav volumizing mascara after if you desire fullness with your length.
Now if L’Oreal can produce a voluminzing lengthening version of Telescope Shocking Extensions Mascara I’d be a happy girl indeed.
Try this if you want long, fluttery doll-like lashes.
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Available now at drugstores.