The Only Mascara For Me..

It’s very easy to ramble on about new products that we’ve tried, tested and loved. But what about those old fav’s that we rely on everyday – they deserve a mention too! It dawned on me the other day that I have never done a full-blown post dedicated to what is probably the only constant in my makeup bag. I have repurchased it around 4 times now and dutifully apply it every morning; if you look in the info bar of any of my videos you will 100% see ‘L’oreal Telescopic Waterproof Mascara’ scrawled down. I’ve breifly spoken about it many a time, but after having a good lash day today, it was time to take a snap and enter full-on raving mode….

Now as a general rule I’m a big fan of waterproof mascaras. They hold a curl a million times better than their non-waterproof counterparts and are much less likely to leave you with a panda-eye effect. Naturally my eyelashes point down to the floor, kind of like an elephant – I would function very well in a sandy desert. So I look for mascaras that hold my lashes up, lenghten and add a touch of volume. The L’oreal Telescopic Waterproof ticks all the boxes. I curl my lashes with my Shu Uemura eyelash curler in the morning, apply 2 coats of the mascara and my lashes look nice and fluttery all day. For a longevity reference check out the photo above after about 12 hours of wear. It’s a plastic brush which isn’t to everyones taste, but I find that it gives a nice balance of seperation and volume. Price-wise it usually retails at around the £13ish mark, but you can sometimes get it on offer; also note that doesn’t dry out and one tube lasts me around 6 months. One thing that people always ask me is how to remove this mascara. Now as it’s waterproof, a simple hold and wipe job isn’t going to work here. I use either baby wipes or the Bioderma Crealine H2O Cleansing Solution on a cotton pad – fold the wipe or pad in half and get your lashes inbetween, give a gentle rub and the mascara should start to come off. It just takes a bit of practice!

I have also tried L’oreals new formulation of this mascara the ‘False Lash Telescopic’ and it’s a non from me. It gives huge amounts of volume, but doesn’t hold a curl at all. The result was big voluminous lashes, drooping towards the floor. Not great, but see I always come back to the L’oreal Telescopic Waterproof Mascara. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!