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L’Oreal Paris Telescopic Mascara, Black Brown, 0.27 Ounces

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 precisely separates lashes for a better look.

Key features

  • Enhances your lashes with intense length, up to 60%, and unique lash by lash separation
  • The flat side of the patented flexible Precision Brush lengthens lashes while the comb side of the brush precisely separates lashes for a clump-free result
  • Ophthalmologist and allergy-tested; suitable for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers
  • Fragrance-free
  • Washable mascara

Honest reviews


This is the worst mascera I have ever used!

I think this is the first product I have ever purchased where I was completely confused by all of the positive reviews becuase I really hate this mascera! The brush is really weird and I don’t understand how it would ever work well for anyone. The first time I put this on, ALL IT DID WAS CLUMP. My lashes became three big gross clumps of mascera-lash grossness. I tried washing the brush with hot water and it worked well immediately after I did that.. But again, the next time, all it did was clump. Then I tried washing it again, thinking “okay, at least it looks nice when I do this so I guess this is not a big inconvenience” but the washing trick only worked the one time! It has looked horrible every time I have used it, except one. It even makes my bottom lashes clump together which is absurd. Maybe the mascera I was sent is really old or messed up somehow but I have thrown it away and am disappointed that I wasted my money.. Worst mascera I have ever purchased!

Ophelia Platte City, MO


I bought this because another reviewer had compared it to YSL which is my go-to but pretty expensive. I will say this is nothing like YSL. It is crappy, my eyelashes are very thin and light colored, this did nothing for them and splattered black marks all over my face every time I put it on. It was a total waste of money, I ended up getting my YSL from sephora in the end.

Katelyn Henry, IL

L’oreal Telescopic Carbon Black

Hmm…I have a love/hate relationship with this mascara. I love the sleek black packaging with gold letters, which give the product a very luxurious appearance. And some people dislike the formula itself because it just doesn’t work for them, but it actually works pretty well for me. It gives me long flirty lashes, which is what it promises to do. So I can’t complain about that…the worst mascara I’ve ever tried was by NYX, which usually has some decent products, but their mascara is generally crap. This one by L’Oreal is nice. Maybe there are better mascaras out there, but this one is OK. I’m a "trial and error" person so if something doesn’t work for me, I move on.My only pet peeve with this mascara is that it is a pain to pull the wand in and out of the tube…that sounds dirtier than it was intended to, but really, it’s annoying. Maybe this is more due to the wand itself being very long and the bristles being very skinny, I’m not sure. I tend to prefer a more substantial wand/brush with most mascaras. So that is probably the only drawback with this one. But I guess otherwise, I’m satisfied. It gives me long dark lashes that curl upwards and I can also use it on my lower lashes without smudging it. I’m not completely sure if I would repurchase, but it is still worth a try.

Greta Palo, MI

I am impressed – competes with my expensive mascara

Wow. I am very impressed. I picked this up after one of the YouTube makeup gurus recommended it. This mascara lengthens and separates extraordinarily well. I have been using Lancome Hypnose for years and have been looking for a cheaper alternative, and I’m pretty sure this is the best, and it’s 1/3 of the price (yay!). The tiny brush/comb grabs all of your lashes. The carbon black coats and dries well with no flaking throughout the day. There are no clumps at all. Comes off easy at the end of the day with makeup remover. I have used Loreal Voluminous Carbon Black in the past as well, but I am much happier with the Telescopic. This formula is slightly less thickening than Lancome Hypnose, but my lashes look long and clump free. I’m happy!

Alisha Debary, FL

Love this mascera! Great for fine, long eyelashes!

All my local shops stopped carrying this ORIGINAL Telescopic mascera with the original awesome brush, so I was so very happy to find this on Amazon. I’ve been using this mascera for several years now and I’ve yet to find another I like even remotely as much as this ORIGINAL.For reference I have very fine eyelashes that are already long. This mascera is just the right mix of wet and dry for my fine eyelashes. It fills them in and makes them look a mile long. Also this mascera stays on all day and it easy to take off at night.I’d highly recommend this mascera for anyone who doesn’t like a wet, gloopy mascera but, doesn’t want a dry unbuildable mascera- this is the perfect mix.

Minnie Sac City, IA

Decent for Drugstore

I don’t have much luck with mascara, whether it’s the $30 name brand or $8 drugstore find that has rave reviews. At this point, I will try anything! This is one of my favorite drugstore brand mascara and I am in love with the thin wand. There is no possible way to get clumpy or too thick of an application. This is a great product for value.

Elisabeth Sherrill, NY


I am amazed!!! I looove this!Best mascara ever… I used expensive brands for a long time and bought this after seeing a girl on youtube using it in a make up tutorial, and thought: ok, let’s give it a try!I love the way I can get clumpy lashes so easily with this! Def recommend!

Hattie Surry, ME

really elongates lashes

This makes my non-existent lashes look like lashes. I use it in conjunction with Smashbox eyelash primer and love the results.

Gwen Crabtree, PA

Good mascara but the applicator is poorly made

I like the formula in this mascara but the applicator wand is very poorly made. It bends when you try to reinsert it into the bottle. It’s very thin and it doesn’t have good quality bristles on the applicator. It has the sparse plastic little pointy tips that don’t comb the eyelash hairs.

Miranda Bellefontaine, MS

Works okay

It seems to work okay. Spreads out lashes well, but doesn’t make them very long. You need about 3 or 4 coats to notice a difference

Dominique Willard, UT

natural looking lashes

This product has been my favorite for a few years and I have tried lots of different brands, high and low end. The wand seperates each last and makes my lashes look natural without sticking together or clumping (which I hate and looks terrible on anyone). Comes off super easy when I was my face too.

Kristi Uniondale, NY


This is literally my 10th time purchasing this mascara. I am in love and will never use anything else. I’ve used ALL the high-end mascaras (MAC, NARS, Laura Mercier, etc.) and this product surpasses them all by far. I put two applications on a day and they make my lashes thicker and longer. It is not waterproof, however, I have exercised with this on a it NEVER runs. I’m in love thanks to Carli Bybel on YouTube. If you haven’t checked out her makeup tutorials, then I suggest you do so.

Fran Holly Ridge, MS

Favorite mascara

This is my favorite mascara that I’ve ever tried, even compared to some high end ones from Urban Decay and Bare Minerals. While it’s not super voluminizing, it is amazing in terms of lengthening, defining, and holding a curl, which is what I want in a mascara. I highly recommend it.

Cynthia Weston, PA

The ONLY name brand mascara I use

One of my favorite mascaras out there. I curl my eyelashes with a spoon, and I find that this mascara as well as the Apple brand mascara (the Mexican one) leave my eyelashes long & curly. Ordered my mascara on Sunday and received it on the following Wednesday. Wonderful!

Earline Centerville, TX

good mascara

its a good mascara for length. can definitely see change with this mascara. i loved it and will continue to purchase. for the price, its as good as some high end brands.

Melody Tunica, LA

Works just as good as high end mascaras, if not better!

I ordered this because of a tutorial I saw on YouTube and I really liked the length it gave her lashes. I have had this for a few days now and it gives me the same length I saw in that tutorial! I love it! My lashes can now touch my eyebrows if I wanted them to. It is easy to build up if you want a dramatic look or just put one to two coats for a simple look. Such a great alternative to buying expensive, high end mascaras!

Agnes Camp Lake, WI

Lushest Lashes

I love the comb of this mascara! It seems like tI coats so much better! I really love it and will now use it forever!

Alyson Reidsville, GA


It does seperate your lashes but for length I would use the new Teloscopic Extensions it works way better. Other than that no complaints the brush is great and the formulation is good for adding layers without clumps.

Elma Hollister, MO

Super long eyelashes

this product is a must buy, the golden line is also very good, don’t even doubt it , i fell in love with Loreal paris Telescope mascara

Bernice Marcellus, NY


I love this mascara. I have used tons of named brand mascaras that were double and triple the price of this and this is by far the best I have used. My lashes are super long.

Delores Granby, CO


best product ever! makes my lashes very long and doesn’t flake or smear at all, I buy this brand all the time,L’oreal has the best cosmetics.

Katheryn New Paris, IN

Great product

This is the first mascara product I have ever purchased that really darkens and elongates the eye lashes. As long as this product is on the market I would continue to purchase it. Thanks L’Oreal Paris.

Abigail Melstone, MT

Where’s the mascara, indeed!

I agree with the reviewer who asked, "Where’s the mascara?". I usually use Maybelline’s Define a Lash, with good results; but I had heard such good things about this mascara, I thought I would give it a try. I’ve only used it twice, but there is very little mascara in the tube and had to use another mascara on top of it. It’s probably to costly to return so it will probably go in the trash.

Jimmie Silvis, IL