Like every other blogger, as soon as I could get my hands on this alleged dupe for the ‘Too Faced Better Than Sex’ mascara I snapped one up. Even the woman at the checkout had a discussion with me about it it’s that popular! This is the L’Oreal Paradise Mascara, retailing at around £9.99.
This little guy promises to give you “intense volume” and “spectacular length” with minimal flaking. I can confirm from experience that this does live up to its claims. My lashes were lengthened with no clumps and they held a curl all day. The formula is also said to contain “lash-loving castor oil” for soft lashes which really works. Not once did my lashes feel hard or stuck together when wearing this – it is such a comfortable mascara to wear on an everyday basis.
The brush is lovely too! It is super thick and chunky like the ‘Better Than Sex’ wand so I can see why it has been acknowledged as a good dupe.
The only thing I would change about this is the packaging. Don’t get me wrong the colour is very pretty (I’m a sucker for anything rose gold), but the matte plastic tube just feels a little cheap. The end of the wand is made out of metal as opposed to the rest of the packaging which kind of makes it look like another wand has been inserted into a different mascara – if that makes any sense? Although it is not a deal breaker and I love how thin the tube is (very travel friendly).
Overall I am very impressed with this mascara, and I would repurchase it again over a high end one (drugstore mascaras are amazing aren’t they!).
Have you tried the L’Oreal Paradise Mascara?
Thank you for reading, and have a lovely day!