I was browsing my local Target, when I saw the display for a new mascara: the L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise. I immediately noticed that the packaging looked basically identical to the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara (my all-time favorite mascara). I had to have it.
Here is what L’Oreal says about the Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara:
Our 1st mascara for voluptuous volume & lush length with ultra sensorial application to fulfill your lash desires
I had high hopes for this mascara because I think that L’Oreal makes some of the best drugstore mascaras. They also make a lash primer that is REALLY good.
Is it a dupe?
In case you have not ever tried the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara, here is my description: it has a very large (kind of scary) wand that is in an hourglass shape. The formula is very wet (so it can sometimes make a mess and get on your eyelid). However, it gives your lashes SO MUCH VOLUME.
The L’oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise provided a ton of length and volume. However, it was not near as wet of a formula. As a result, it provided slightly less volume BUT it did not clump! (If you want my husband’s exact words: the Too Faced mascara made me eyelashes look like a “clumpy mess” but he could “see them more”. And there you have it folks).
This is by far the best mascara I have ever tried from the drugstore. It retails for under $10 and provides length, volume and separation. If you want the most volume and do not mind clumpiness – stick with the Too Faced Better Than Sex. However, if you want a drugstore mascara that provides length and volume without any clumping – definitely check out the L’oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise.
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