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L’OREAL VOLUMINOUS LASH PARADISE Review: Is it a good dupe of Too Faced Better than Sex Mascara?

March 12, 2018

Hello Loves and happy Monday!

This week I wanted to make a review of my newest makeup purchase.

I was on a trip to Amsterdam and I realised I need a new mascara. At the airport I thought I’ll use the occasion of being in a duty free zone and get myself some good quality mascara, just to try. I was going through more expensive makeup brands, from Chanel to YSL, but couldn’t decide on any of them. Finally I remembered that since I got my Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara I always wanted to try its dupe everyone is talking about, the L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise mascara!

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With a quite a big difference in price (Better Than Sex is $23, Lash Paradise $10) the two of them seem to look very similar. Pink packaging and the wand, maybe Too Faced version has a little bit more of that hourglass shape to it (on a picture above it’s obvious, in real life they look more alike).

How did it work?

I have to say for the first 2-3 days I was amazed! I thought I’m not gonna buy anything else from now on but only this L’Oreal mascara. I thought it was even better than Too Faced mascara. It separated my lashes so beautifully with a perfect amount of product. They looked very long and thick as I love them to. I hate to have clumpy lushes and this mascara was just magic! I didn’t have to comb through them even once.

The “Paradise” didn’t last long, because after few days of using it I’ve been seeing many black crumbs of the product under my eyes. I couldn’t believe it was happening! It looked like you’re using very old mascara that is just too dry and during the day falls down from your eyelashes leaving ugly trace of black spots in under eye area.

Maybe I picked an old one (but it was still covered in paper – plastic packaging) or maybe it’s not as good as people say. This is of course, very subjective opinion about this product. I just know from my experience I won’t give it a second try.

Now I have a new favorite, I’ll be talking about in next posts. :*

What are your thoughts about this mascara? Did it work for you? Please, let me know!

xx, Olita


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  • Reply
    brokedownvanity
    March 15, 2018 at 5:38 pm

    I have the Too Faced mascara, hadn’t tried it yet, have other mascaras on the go. It was a gift, but I was warned I would like it too much, and would end having to rebuy. My friend was so sure. Now I can put it to the test, get the L’Oreal, and wear them during the same mascara period. This should be fun.

    • Reply
      olita
      March 16, 2018 at 7:01 pm

      oh yeah! i’m very curious what you’d think! please send me a link to your review if you’re gonna write about it! 😘

  • Reply
    Genesis
    March 15, 2018 at 4:02 pm

    I got that mascara with the too faced and Kat Von D collaboration palette along with the tattoo liner. I liked it in the beginning, but it didn’t last long for me! My other cheaper mascaras lasted a lot longer than the better than sex, however, I liked the way it made my lashes look!

    • Reply
      olita
      March 16, 2018 at 7:03 pm

      i have the same experience with too faced one! it definitely lasted longer than L’oréal one but still quite short for that expensive product.

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    Veronica M.
    March 13, 2018 at 9:22 pm

    Awww that stinks its dried up so quickly! I guess it would be a good option for a special occasion to use within a few days. xoxoxo

    • Reply
      olita
      March 13, 2018 at 9:28 pm

      now i started to buy the small versions of popular mascaras in sephora and i think it’s a great way to have a great quality product and don’t break the bank. either way we should change our mascaras every 3 months 😉

  • Reply
    mybeautystop
    March 13, 2018 at 3:43 pm

    It’s really helpful

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      olita
      March 13, 2018 at 7:16 pm

      glad it was! xx

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    Joy
    March 12, 2018 at 11:19 pm

    I never heard this happened to anyone before, it’s weird but Thanks for this honest review!! My mum actually has it and she actually adores it!!

    https://mademoiselleolantern.com/2018/03/12/game-night-2018/

    • Reply
      olita
      March 13, 2018 at 7:09 am

      good for her! i’m getting comments that it actually dries out very quickly. 😘😘

      • Reply
        Joy
        March 13, 2018 at 9:29 am

        Yes I am noticing!! that really sucks!

        • Reply
          olita
          March 13, 2018 at 9:30 am

          i know! it looked so promising!

  • Reply
    leilanicheeakwai
    March 12, 2018 at 11:07 pm

    Lash Paradise dries out so quickly! 2 tube in 6 months, I’m not convinced 🤔

    • Reply
      olita
      March 13, 2018 at 7:08 am

      so it’s not just me then! i thought i bought an old one, i guess not. thanks for the comment! 😘😭

  • Reply
    whenlifeawakens
    March 12, 2018 at 11:05 pm

    I was thinking of trying the dupe, thanks for the review!!

    • Reply
      olita
      March 13, 2018 at 7:07 am

      you’re welcome! 😘

  • Reply
    Tjohnson
    March 12, 2018 at 9:29 pm

    Awesome review!

    • Reply
      olita
      March 12, 2018 at 9:38 pm

      thank you! :*

  • Reply
    ANDY THOMSON
    March 12, 2018 at 8:59 pm

    Reblogged this on LIFE STORY'S FROM LINCOLN.

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