The Review: L’Oreal False Lash Teloscopic Waterproof Mascara

After branching away from my beloved Maxfactor mascaras for once in my life, I fell in love with the L’Oreal Telocopic Waterproof Mascara, and must have been one of the last people in town to grab a tube as it disappeared less than a week later. Since it’s disapearance from the shelves and my teloscopic tube falling down the back of my dresser, I decided to go back to a normal non waterproof mascara – letting my little lashes grow back and prolonging the life of my Clarins Instant Eye Makeup Remover. But now there’s a new kid in town that has me back on the Clarins eye makeup remover and layering on the waterproof mascara…

No matter what they say, the L’Oreal Teloscopic and False Lash Teloscopics are not the same, below is the breakdown on the differences that the new Teloscopic Waterproof alternative brings:

Length: The FLTW (as we’re calling it – if I type it out again I may go mad) gives a little more length that the original Teloscopic waterproof, which was the only area that it really let it down on. It gives my lashes a pretty, fluttery look – perfect for everyday wear.

Volume: The formula for the Teloscopic waterproof was incredibly thick, giving a lot of volume and a fair bit of clump to the lashes on application. The FLTW gives a little volume, but very little thickness or clump, giving your lashes a naturally full and lengthy look – without looking too over the top.

Brush: The brush on the new Teloscopic is far curvier in comparison to it’s previous counterpart, which was a square shape with much thicker plastic bristles. This is what gave the Teloscopic Waterproof the volume and clump – now the brush helps to separate and lengthen – perfect for a minimal makeup look.

If you like the natural fluttery look, this is a waterproof mascara match made in heaven. If not? Then I point you in the direction of the Maxfactor False Lash Effect – seriously dramatic lashes in a bottle.



  1. Rebecca Davidson
    20 Aug 2013 / 8:17 am

    This looks so natural and pretty!

    How does it go with two coats? & do you get any problems with smudging on the bottom lashes? I'm on the hunt for a good bottom lash mascara, heading into summer here in Australia!

  2. Lucy Cole
    20 Aug 2013 / 8:26 am

    How is this on the waterproof scales?! I'm after a new waterproof mascara πŸ™‚

    Lucy Cole | A UK Fashion, Style and Beauty Blog

  3. Anna Blush
    20 Aug 2013 / 8:49 am

    Ooo this sounds really lovely. I love natural, fluttery lashes. This is a really useful comparison, may have to make this my next mascara x

  4. Sophie Hawker
    20 Aug 2013 / 9:49 am

    Your eyes look beautiful with this look πŸ™‚


  5. Rachel
    20 Aug 2013 / 9:56 am

    ooh i need to try this! your eyes look lovely


    Style Soup

  6. The Yummy Chummies
    20 Aug 2013 / 10:13 am

    This is definitely on my to-try list. I've heard a lot of good things about it.

    K x

  7. Roshni K
    20 Aug 2013 / 11:06 am

    I haven't tried the original telescopic, but I really do love the new one. I've never enjoyed using mascara as much!

  8. Zoe
    20 Aug 2013 / 11:31 am

    I havent tried either of them but i know ill be picking this up! your eye lashes look solong x

  9. Lillian ParisianToBe
    20 Aug 2013 / 12:02 pm

    Oooo *cue heart eyed emoji*. I've got the Shocking Extensions Telescopic, but this looks amazing! Gorgeous photo – and, oh – those lashes!

    xo Lillian from

  10. J4mieJohnston
    20 Aug 2013 / 12:07 pm

    Your eyelashes are amazing! This is my all time favourite mascara, it just keeps getting better and better πŸ™‚

    Jamie β™₯

  11. Casinta
    20 Aug 2013 / 12:49 pm

    Photography is beautiful

    Roses are blue.

  12. Mollie Browne
    20 Aug 2013 / 1:15 pm

    Your eyes/brows/eyelashes look amazing!


  13. Katie
    20 Aug 2013 / 2:22 pm

    Telescopic was my favourite so I have a feeling this will be good but not as good!

    Katie Loves..|UK Fashion & Beauty Blog

  14. Madeline
    20 Aug 2013 / 2:52 pm

    That looks amazing, your lashes look so long

    Madeline | Its a Mads Mads World

  15. Essie Barrow
    20 Aug 2013 / 4:08 pm

    This looks really lovely. What do you use to take it off? That's normally my problem with waterproof mascara, then it slowly smudges round my eyes when I sleep xx

    Essie | The Li'l Sparrow

  16. Martyna
    20 Aug 2013 / 4:26 pm

    sounds very interesting, I need to try this! xx

    Martyna | NEON MIZZLE

  17. Laura Gois
    20 Aug 2013 / 4:34 pm

    I'd like a little more volume but overall, this sounds like a great mascara for a natural daytime look πŸ™‚ xx

  18. 3Wildxx
    20 Aug 2013 / 5:51 pm

    I have the non waterproof version of this and the 'loreal telescopic' i much prefer the false lash version as it definitely elongates the lashes & makes them more fluttery than volumised πŸ™‚

    Lovely blog, would love you to follow mine back.

    Frankie xXx

  19. Gillian Gallacher
    20 Aug 2013 / 6:08 pm

    I love this mascara, i have really watery eyes and normal mascara is a complete no go for me.

    I have short lashes but lots of them so this works perfect for me.

    I'm sure at the moment its in the Boots Loreal offer for 2 for Β£14 x

  20. Celina
    20 Aug 2013 / 6:21 pm

    This looks and sounds lovely! I'm never one to go for a plastic bristled brush but I'm still tempted to give this a try. I love the packaging for this mascara too.
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

  21. Gemma W
    20 Aug 2013 / 10:18 pm

    I'm still yet to try this as I'm scared it won't be as good as the original or my new love the Volume de Chanel- one word, amazing!!


  22. Anya
    20 Aug 2013 / 10:22 pm

    This is such a helpful post! My mum picked this up after me raving about the original telescopic mascara, I'm definitely have to steal this from her and try it!

  23. ModestGlamAmor
    21 Aug 2013 / 2:52 pm

    Great post you have beautiful lashes I'm jealous

  24. Amy
    21 Aug 2013 / 10:01 pm

    I am – still – yet to try this mascara! I never even got chance to get the other L'Oreal mascara and it was discontinued! I really love Maybelline's mascaras though x
    Amy |

  25. Erin and Katherine
    26 Aug 2013 / 11:06 pm

    That mascara looks absolutely amazing definitely needs to try it out!!!

  26. Bella Pupetta
    15 Feb 2014 / 4:04 pm

    Hi! I just love Telescopic mascara but I've never tried that one, it seems very nice!!!

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  28. Lashes Australia
    03 Dec 2018 / 8:35 am

    Thank you so much for sharing about this waterproof mascara. I am searching for this type of Mascara. Now, I will try this one.