L'Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara

L'Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara, L'Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise, Too Faced Better Than Sex Dupe

I don't know about you, but mascara is one of my least-bought beauty products. I feel like to me, it's an afterthought at times...but I shouldn't. Sometimes I forget to add it in my beauty routine, but it is one of those things that tie a whole look together. It just gives me extra oomph and femininity on my "no makeup" days.

I bought my first Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara in 2013. I loved it so much, but my wallet sure didn't. I loved how it volumized, lengthened and curled my lashes at the same time. I felt so girly and pretty wearing it! I just couldn't justify the $23. So I started searching for dupes. The next best thing was the Rimmel ScandalEyes RetroGlam Mascara, which I also fell in love with. At only $6, I was so happy that I never had to spend $20+ on a mascara ever again!

Then when the new L'Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara released on the market, the beauty community started going wild. This screamed BTS without the hefty price tag. I mean, look at the packaging: the tube is shiny millenial pink with the hourglass-shaped wand:

L'Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara, L'Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise, Too Faced Better Than Sex Dupe
L'Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise

Too Faced Better Than Sex wand (Photo Source)

At first I wasn't very wowed by the L'Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise. I felt like it didn't give me as much volume as BTS did. I want my lashes big and bold. But overtime, it's growing on me. It looks great when I'm not wearing other makeup besides BB cream, some blush and brows. Maybe something on the lid for that extra pop. I coat it 3-4 times (as shown below) and it adds volume without clumping, which is nice because I hate when my lashes look like spider legs. BTS did have a bit of clumping if I can remember. I have naturally straight and not-so-long lashes (I'm jealous of Cecilio's longer lashes), and I love how this gives a bit of a curl. No lash curler needed! And of course, it lengthens.

L'Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara, L'Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise, Too Faced Better Than Sex Dupe
Before and after demo of the L'Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise.

I found my new mascara for the next 3 months. I would love to do a separate post to compare this to the original L'Oreal Voluminous and Rimmel ScandalEyes RetroGlam. If you are a big fan of BTS but on a budget, I highly recommend this!

Do you have this mascara, or are you interested in it?

11 comments :

  1. I agree with you, I think that mascara is one of my least bought makeup items, as well! I do quite enjoy trying out new ones, though, and even if I don't wear any makeup I always like to put on a little mascara, I find that it really transforms my entire face and makes me look more 'awake'. I have actually not tried this one before, but it does seem like a decent dupe for BTS, which I know many people really love (I personally prefer They're Real). Really appreciate your honest and informative review as always, hun! I hope that you're well, missed you and your blog xoxo

    Kay
    http://www.shoesandglitter.com/

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  2. I only read about this being a dupe on instagram yesterday! I hate the spider lashes look, so it's great you can put a few layers of this one without it clumping up. It makes your lashes look really long as well xx

    Velvet Blush

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  3. I've heard many beauty youtubers rave about this product but haven't seen a review on a blog before. It does make your eyelash looking very long and thick. I wish I would get my hands on this product, cos I really want to try it out.

    Nathalie
    www.nathalie-alexandra.blogspot.com

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  4. I hate BTS mascara as it's the only mascara that flaked like crazy on me. I will give this L'Oreal one a try, maybe I'll have better luck with it.

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

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  5. I need to try out this mascara! It looks like it does wonders :)

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  6. I need to try this mascara! I love trying out new ones, and I've only heard people rave about this! It looks so good on you!

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  7. I love this mascara, it's a pretty good dupe! I'm finding that the formula gets thick a lot quicker than Better Than Sex, though.

    Beauty From Katie

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  8. Ive recently started using this mascara as well. And totally agree, at first I was thinking meh its not that amazing but it's definitely grown on me!

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  9. I am so with you, mascara is such a last minute thing for me! I also hate how expensive it is! So I will be checking these ones out! XXX

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  10. I haven't tried that but yeah at first glance it looks like better than sex mascara

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  11. I've seen quite a few American Bloggers rave about this and I just cannot wait for it to get to the UK, I love the effect it gives :) xx

    tipscapsule.blogspot.com

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