The new L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise mascara has been so prevalent and talked about in the beauty world recently. A lot of people seem to love it and compare it to the adored Too Faced Better than Sex mascara. I bought mine at Target and decided to see what the hype was all about…
I got this baby for $8.99 and it comes with .28 ounces of product. Since this was compared to the Better than Sex mascara so much, I will be doing price and quality comparisons to see if this really is a dupe. The Too Faced mascara is $23 for 0.27 ounces of product. So the L’Oreal one is significantly cheaper, less than half the price actually! Packaging is so similar, it’s ridiculous. I actually don’t have my Too Faced mascara anymore so I am using an image from the Sephora web site. As you can see, literally the same sleek, pink metallic packaging. Even the bristles are extremely similar-thick and hour-glassed shaped. (the pic I took of the Lash Paradise brush was not at a good angle so you can’t see the shape very well lol).
L’Oreal Lash Paradise:
-intense/voluptuous volume and length
Too Faced Better than Sex:
-intense, defined, lengthening lashes.
-smudge-proof, all day wear
Too Faced Better than Sex
The last time I used this mascara was last year but I remember exactly what I liked and didn’t like about this mascara. I liked how it lengthened my lashes (spidery effect), how it lasted all day and didn’t smudge, and how it lifted my otherwise flat lashes. What I didn’t like was the bristle-I recall it being very thick and because I start extremely close to the base of my lashes, I was always afraid of poking myself. Personally, the Better than Sex was more of a lengthening mascara which it primarily does advertise for. I also recall how good the wear was. Something to mention, this one is NOT waterproof but they do have a waterproof version of this one.
L’Oreal Lash Paradise
For my lashes, this is also more of a lengthening rather than a volumizing mascara. This one does advertise for voluminous lashes and I think it does but my Maybelline Lash Sensational mascara does a better job of giving me the illusion of thicker, fuller lashes; this one gives more of a spidery, lengthening effect (just like the Better than Sex). You can definitely see a difference with the photos-my lashes are quite stubborn and like to lay flat most of the time. The application was nice but, like the Too Faced one, wasn’t a big fan of the brush end but that’s more of a personal thing. I did wear this one all day and it didn’t smudge at all and since it’s waterproof, it’s good for all occasions!
I think the L’Oreal Lash Paradise is a solid dupe for the Too Faced Better than Sex mascara. It’s significantly cheaper, pretty much does the same thing, and it’s waterproof. I only wore the Lash Paradise for one day but based off my first impression, they are very similar. The packaging and brushes are spot on (which I thought was a little much haha) and formulas are very similar. Without comparing the Lash Paradise to any mascara, I would say it’s a very good lengthening mascara. I mean, look at the photos haha. The only thing I would change would be the bristles but they might be the reason why they stretch my lashes so much so meh. Haha. I hope ya’ll enjoyed this first impression/comparison of the new L’Oreal Lash Paradise mascara. Comment below if you like this new mascara or not!