Have you ever impulse-bought something only to realize it is not half as good as you think it is? Good thing my shopper’s remorse wasn’t as expensive as buying an island but there’s nothing more hateful than having that feeling of wasted time, energy and money. Because I wanted to use all my Hongkong currency before I arrived in Cebu last March, I strode over to Hongkong Airport’s Duty Free that practically houses all your favorite designer goodies from clothes to makeup to Godiva chocolates. My last purchase was a $9 mascara from L’oreal, the L’oreal Telescopic Lash Explosion in Black.

L'oreal Telescopic Lash Explosion in Black

L'oreal Telescopic Lash Explosion Mascara in Black

Yes, it does have the same brush as the Givency’s Phenomen’ Eyes mascara which retails at $28, and, yes, it does have a unique mascara brush that breaks the record of all conventional mascara brushes. But that’s about it. The mascara has a lot of body and is richly pigmented — one swipe and you are in clumping hell. It doesn’t irritate contact lens wearer which is good but still, the L’Oreal Telescopic Lash Explosion Mascara in Black is nothing extraordinary. Sigh. There goes our search again for the perfect mascara.

About L’Oreal Telescopic Lash Explosion in Black
For lashes with intense length.
Telescopic® Original Mascara enhances your lashes with intense length and unique lash by lash separation. The flat side of the patented flexible Precision Brush lengthens lashes up to 60%, while the comb side of the brush separates lashes with exact precision for a clump-free result.

Ophthalmologist-tested and allergy-tested.
Removes easily with soap and water.
Suitable for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers.

This mascara is placed at MakeupSwap.Ph site for swapping. Let me know if there are any takers! Toodles, Cebu.