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Is Bigger Always Better? When It Comes to Mascaras, Not Necessarily

Mission Mascara Week 4
 
When it comes to mascara brushes, appearances can be deceiving. The first time I saw L’Oréal Paris’ Telescopic Explosion Mascara advertised, I wasn’t so sure that it would do a good job. After all, how can such a small spherical brush do a good job at reaching all of your lashes?
 

Perhaps you’ve seen this mascara advertised. It’s certainly revolutionary and is the first mascara at mass with a spherical brush. I’d heard a lot of hype about this mascara and a lot of people I know had wanted to try it out but weren’t sure if it’d live up to all the talk. So I decided to test it out for all of you! Here’s my verdict.
 
The pros
 
This mascara’s unique patented Flexi-Globe Brush allows you to apply mascara from every direction–vertically, horizontally and even behind lashes. It really does an amazing job of reaching all of your lashes—even the tricky side ones—and it gave my lashes fantastic lift. My lashes looked fanned-out and fabulous in the end and I was very happy with the results.
 
The cons
 
At first, applying this mascara felt a bit awkward simply because I’m used to using a regular mascara brush. It definitely took me longer to apply and get all of my lashes covered. So if you’re pressed for time, just consider that.
 
One other little thing: The mascara came out a little clumpy at first but after I quickly wiped off the brush, it went on easily and smoothly.
 
The final verdict
 
Overall, this is a top-notch mascara and the brush is so endearing and is certainly a fabulous conversation starter.
 
Where can I buy it and what does it cost?
 
Telescopic Explosion Mascara comes in two shades (Black and Blackest Black) and is available online  and at chain drug, food and mass market retailers nationwide for a suggested retail price of $9.49.
 
 

Chrissy Callahan is a double major in journalism and media studies (self-designed) and French and Francophone studies at Brandeis University, graduating December 2010. A Medford, Mass. native, she works in Brandeis' Department of Creative Services, helping edit and maintain the Brandeis website. Before writing and interning for Her Campus, Chrissy was features editor for the student newspaper the Brandeis Hoot for three years. When she's not hard at work, you're most likely going to find Chrissy indulging her passion for shopping, wearing way too much pink, or eating cookie dough ice cream. She also enjoys traveling, and dreams of traveling to Paris frequently for her future career. After graduating, Chrissy hopes to get a job in beauty or fashion journalism.
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