this is the time of year when all mascaras begin to betray me. when you combine oily lids, watery eyes and virginia humidity, smudging is inevitable. i think i probably hate raccoon eyes more than anything. the rest of me could be impeccably put together, but a smudge of mascara under my eyes just makes me feel like such a hot mess. am i alone here?
after a recent bout with smudging – even my go-to’s were failing me! – and a refusal to move towards waterproof, i was on the verge of going for extensions. as a last ditch effort, i sat down to do some serious research on smudge-proof, yet washable mascaras and the only new-to-me mascara popping up in reviews was l’oreal telescopic carbon black. i ran to cvs with mediocre hopes, but let me tell ya, this stuff was love at first swipe.
first off, it’s blacker than black so you get intense definition and stand-out lashes before we even begin talking length – which it delivers in a big way. the brush separates everything out beautifully and doesn’t clump (not one bit!) for long, glossy, gorgeous black lashes. i love the fanned-out look that this gives to my eyes and smudging is nonexistent.
i’m more impressed by this mascara than every single designer mascara that i have tried in recent months. i don’t know where this holy grail has been hiding, but i’m so glad that pages (upon pages) of google research has brought us together.