There’s no official word no matter how deep I dig around on the Internet, but its absense from the shelves and lack of an empty spot reserved for it on counter has lead me to the devestating realisation that L’Oreal Telesopic Waterproof Mascara has in fact (I think) been discontinued. Hold me. First one of the most perfect foundations in the world disappears and now this, I’m in makeup distress people. But my feels have been dampened slightly by the fact that I’ve stumbled across some pretty good substitutes for my long-lost mascara love. Two oldies that I’ve finally begun to get on with and one newbie that’s piped as the predecessor. Ok so none of them as beautifully crimping, volumising, lengthening, just the right amount of clumping credentials as the Telescopic Waterproof, but good enough. To the Telescopic Waterproof lovers I extend a tissue for your tears and three alternatives:
Clinique High Impact Waterproof Mascara* – £16.50 – Boots. Of the three this is the most standard fluffy little brush set-up. It coats the lashes with a light load of defining darkness and keeps hold of a curl (as the other two do also). It sort of reminds me when Telescopic Waterproof used to get a bit dry, and consequently more subtle in results just before the tube got real bad. If you loved those last dregs then this could well be your replacement.
MaxFactor False Lash Effect Waterproof Mascara – £10.99 – Boots. After a month or two of playing around with this, waiting for it to dry out a little and smudging almost every single application all over my lid due to its mahoosive brush I’ve concluded that this is the next best thing to Telescopic Waterproof. It might not be as volumising, but you know what? I think it gives a nice little fluttery finish to the lashes. And the gawd damn clunky brush (can you tell the brush and I don’t get on) actually makes a good winging out tool for impossible-to-grab outer corner rooted ones.
L’Oreal False Lash Telescopic Waterproof Mascara – £10.99 – Boots. The new kid in town that’s billed as Telescopic Waterproofs official replacement. Are the two the same? No. The main difference between the two is the brush; the ol’ version housed a square cut comb, whereas the new one has a concave bendy end with a load more plastic bristles. The formulas are actually quite similar, but the change in brush means that the False Lash gives a much more subtle beefing up effect, but perhaps a tad more length, I’m coming round to the idea – it’s a grower, not a shower.