FP101 Review: L'Oreal Telescopic Explosion Mascara

Now you know I was excited when I got the chance to try L'Oreal’s new Telescopic Explosion mascara aka Givenchy Phenomen Eyes for the masses on a budget. Now when I first saw the Givenchy mascara I just had to have it. I never did and it stays on my list of things to buy so I was more than happy to try this affordable version.
 New Globe brush
The secret to lashes that blow you away? Discover new Telescopic Explosion mascara with the NEW GLOBE BRUSH.

The globe shaped brush is:
- Precise: to get right into the corners capturing even the shortest lashes.
-Spherical: to use from any angle for longer-looking lashes.
- Precise: to seek out every lash for a fanned out effect.

The Result: A spectacular fanned-out effect, for voluminous and beautifully lengthened looking lashes.

Overall this mascara isn’t bad but isn’t one that I reach for. I find the brush to be kind of weak and I have issues with a weak brush. I can ‘t stand to use a mascara and feel like the brush is going to break when I’m trying to get it back in the tube or when I’m applying it. A gouged out eye is not a good look. It’s also a tab clumperific so when I do use it I layer it with mascara and the results are great.

Since I’ve never used Phenomen Eyes so I can’t compare the two but if you’ve wanted to try the Givenchy version but didn’t want to pay that Givenchy price Telescopic Explosion is the way to go.


FP 101 Review: YSL Parisienne

One of my favorite fragrances on earth is YSL’s Paris; it’s a very sexy and seductive scent and never fails to get me compliments. YSL’s new fragrance Parisienne is her subtle softer younger sister.

The Fragrance
A grand floral with a woody structure, luminous
even in its mystery, PARISIENNE is the perfume of
ultra femininity, warmed by the touch of the
man who embraced her.

It has blackberry, sandalwood and musk notes. It's very soft and perfect for someone who doesn't like really strong scents. A great scent for when the temperature isn't arctic.

FOTD 11/1/09

A very neutral look using just one pallette.  Gotta love an all in one kit!!  Now if only I could use just one brush...

On eyes:
Urban Decay Primer Potion
MAC Paint Pot in Quite Natural (entire eye)
Wet and Wild Sunrise to Sunset Palette in Bora Bora Brown
Jane Pure Mineral Gel Eyeliner in Black (lash line)
Lancôme Color Design Eyeliner in Sparkle Black (waterline)
Lancôme Oscillation Power Booster (primer)
Lancôme Defincils Mascara in Deep Black
L’Oreal Telescopic Mascara in Carbon Black

Face and Lips:
Bare Minerals Deepest Deep mixed with Borghese Hydro-Minerali Crème Finish Makeup in Espresso (used as concealer)
Valana Minerals Foundation in Amber Dream (used to set concealer)
MAC Fix+ Rose
Valana Minerals Cheeky Cheek Pot in Red Hibiscus
MAC Cremesheen Glass in Boy Bait