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Saturday, December 29, 2012

Review: L’Oreal Telescopic Shocking Extensions Mascara


I try a lot of mascaras. (It’s hard not to when there is a new one every month in the drugstores!) My eyelashes are really light blonde and very thin. They are not terribly long but not really short either. The reason I try a lot of mascaras is I am searching for the Holy Grail of mascaras. I may have come close. I was given L’Oreal’s Telescopic Shocking Extensions Mascara to try. I thought, well, I will try it and see what happens. Wow. This mascara turned my lashes into beautifully long, lush lashes with just a few sweeps.


If you look at the brush you can see that it is long and thin. That way it can sweep the mascara onto all of the lashes. I found that I needed at least two coats of it, sometimes three. But that didn’t bother me. The end products was well worth it. This mascara has an exclusive Lash Hugging brush with 200 bristles that shape and simulate the eyelid to capture every lash.

L’Oreal intends the mascara to be like liquid extensions in a bottle. In one motion of the brush the lashes are captured and defined. The brush lengthens the look of each lash for a lash extension effect. The formula coats each lash from root to tip. Lashes are clump-free, flake-free and smudge-free. It is ophthalmologist tested and has been allergy tested. The mascara is suitable for sensitive eyes and is safe for contact lens wearers. Below are various photographs of my eyes without mascara, of a L'Oreal mascara that provides great volume and the Shocking Extensions mascara, to show the difference in length and volume.


In the photo above you can see that these are my lashes with out mascara. As you can see, there is not much there. The eyes kind of disappear without any mascara there at all.

Above, this is me wearing L’Oreal’s Voluminous Power Volume 24HR Black Smoke, a close view. Granted it is a great mascara. It gives wonderful volume. But it doesn't really give enough length

Here you can see the final product. My eyes with L’Oreal Telescopic Shocking Extensions Mascara. See how it makes the lashes sweep up and out? It really changes the look of the eyes.

When I put this picture up on Facebook as a profile picture I was surprised to get so many likes and comments about how nice I looked. It was all in the eyes and how open they looked. I love this picture of myself.

L'Oreal Telescopic Shocking Extensions Mascara is available at all mass drugstores for various prices, but it is also available at ULTA for $9.99. I would purchase this one, which is telling you something. I almost never purchase, because I have so many new choices in mascaras these days. The other one I like a lot I also discussed here, L’Oreal’s Voluminous Power Volume 24HR Black Smoke. It’s nice when you want volume but it cannot beat L’Oreal’s Telescopic Shocking Extensions Mascara when you want long pretty lashes.

(This product was given by consideration)


  1. I have yet to try this formula. I am really liking Maybelline Illegal Lengths mascara. I double up my formulas though. One coat of Illegal Lengths and a second of Physicians Formula (green tube).
    BTW your lips are perfect...lucky gal. Thanks for linking up. Hope to see you next Monday.

    xx Andee Shabby Kitteh Blog
    Makeup Monday Co-Host

    1. Thank you for the comment about my lips, trust me, it's all makeup! :) I have actually never tried Illegal Lengths, considering all the Maybelline mascaras I have tried. I have heard of the technique of alternating between the two and I hear it works wonderfully for most to get volume AND length when a product only provides one of them. I really like this one for length though. I tried the Rocket one and it is nice on volume. I am going to review it soon.

      Nice to meet you! I hope so too!


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