So I think I may have found my holy of holiest, holy grail mascara. BIG claim I know but it’s a claim that I can confidently back up. However, I do realise that mascara is one of those makeup products, just like with someone’s overall style whether it be makeup or fashion, that is very personal. But if you have lashes like mine, that are short, poker straight, super fine and pretty darn sparse, then I think you might just like this mascara too.
Now being a fan of Loreal mascaras (the various guises of the Volume Million Lashes and the 4D Lash Architect), I thought the chances of me liking this mascara were rather good. However, it was not love at first sight. To be fair, not many are as I usually find that it takes at least a couple of weeks for me to ‘break-in’ to a mascara, and once it’s managed to dry down a little, I get a better picture of whether it’s going to be a happy union or whether it’s going to get tossed into the bin.
With the False Lash Telescopic, I struggled at first to get acquainted with the wand, which surprised me because on the surface, it’s long and narrow which I’m normally on board with (great for getting to the roots of the lashes and for short lashes, particularly those on the bottom lash line). However, because it’s so lightweight, I felt that the brush was a little on the flimsy side. As a result, I found that as you’re coating your lashes with the mascara, the wand bends back on itself ever so slightly. For me, it was just something that took time getting used to.
Also, another thing that I found with this particular mascara, which I don’t normally experience, was the initial lack of payoff. Now this could well have been influenced by another mascara I was testing out at the same time which happened to have incredible payoff, so black and pigmented, yet funnily enough I didn’t really get on with it in the end. Initially, I felt that the False Lash Telescopic felt almost like a mascara that was reaching the end of its lifeline, where it’s typically a bit more dry (very unusual for a new mascara), and where you’re struggling to scrape product out of the tube. Whilst the lashes struggled to build in volume (which is absolutely essential for me), they were certainly very soft and very defined.