July 16, 2011
Battle Mascara: Maybelline Volum'Express One by One vs. L'Oreal Telescopic Explosion
I've been wanting to try the L'Oreal Telescopic Explosion mascara for a while because of the ball shaped wand. I had read some unflattering reviews of this mascara but that still didn't stop me! All in all, I'm glad I bought it and tried it out.
Let me just add other observations here. The Maybelline mascara is great at holding the curl in my eye lashes all day long. Seriously, the curl is still there when I'm ready for bed. The L'Oreal mascara does hold the curl a long time, but when I'm ready for bed I can see that the curl has started to droop just a little. Also, with regards to smudging, I think the Maybelline mascara starts smudging earlier than the L'Oreal. However, L'Oreal's mascara breaks down later but much faster than Maybelline's, resulting in a darker smudge faster.
Below is a comparison picture of my curled lashes before and after mascara. My left lashes are naturally longer than my right lashes. I don't know how that happened or if it's permanent, but that's the fact for this set of pictures.
The following pictures show a "time lapse" of the Maybelline and L'Oreal mascaras.
Okay, not such a great compilation of separate pictures but I haven't lost my point! In my humble opinion, the Maybelline and L'Oreal mascara perform similarly except for curl retention. So as far as battles go, the Maybelline Volum'Express One by One waterproof mascara is still the WINNER.
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