Having shorter and fewer eyelashes than I used to, I am always trying recommended mascara. My daughter gave me L’Oréal Paris Telescopic Original in Black (905). The “patented precision brush” was a quite narrow, stiff tool, and it did have the effect of lengthening my lashes – particularly the outer ones. It was definitely not volumizing though, and I felt like I could hurt myself with the brush. I think I will continue to use the product on my upper lashes to emphasize the look of the outer lashes, but I will use another product on the lower ones, as the lower lashes ended up looking like just a few longer scraggly ones, and they were a little to black.