L'Oreal Lash Paradise Mascara Review

loreal lash paradise review
Good morning guys! This has been a very highly requested review as everyone is curious about the new L'oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara. Many of you have asked me on social media if I think it's a dupe for Too Faced Better Than Sex, so I couldn't resist putting these two head-to-head for this review.

Lash Paradise comes in a pretty pink tube, just like Better Than Sex, although it's a little slimmer and very lightweight (the Too Faced version is heavy).

Looking at the brushes below, they look very similar, with a slight hourglass shape and fluffier, densely packed bristles (which I prefer over the hard plastic type).
loreal lash paradise mascara

Lash Paradise's formula is a bit on the drier side but upon first application, it coated my lashes very easily and quickly. It gave me lots of length and volume, plus curl which lasted most of the day. It also didn't smudge or flake on me at all, which is one thing that can make or break a mascara for me. Conversely, the Too Faced Better Than Sex always smudges on me before the day is out, which is one reason why I almost never reach for it.

The brush is also awesome because it's slightly smaller than the Too Faced one, and it's very easy to control (as in, I don't get any mascara on my eyelids!).

Below I applied the Too Faced Better Than Sex on one eye and the L'Oreal Lash Paradise on the other. Both gave me a similar amount of volume and curl but the Lash Paradise definitely gave me more length and a bit of a feathery look, like falsies.
loreal lash paradise vs too faced better than sex
Overall, after wearing Lash Paradise for almost a week, I am absolutely loving it...even more than the new Cover Girl Total Tease, which I was wearing a lot before finding this one. The brush is fantastic and very easy to control, it doesn't smudge or flake, and it gives me a fluttery false lash look. For me, this isn't a dupe for Too Faced Better Than Sex...it's even better!

Available now at Ulta.com in Regular and Waterproof versions.

I found mine in-store at Target last week and when I went back a few days ago, the display was already empty, so if you're purchasing in-store, I recommend doing it sooner rather than later (or you may have to wait for a restock!).


  1. Which one did you test, the regular or waterproof? I'm never sure which to get. Thanks!

  2. Thank you for this review! I have not been able to fall in love with Better Thank Sex, though a lot of other people have. I think I would like this and the price is better too, I'm sure.

  3. I've been looking everywhere for this mascara! Walgreen's, CVS, Wal-Mart, Target...When I find it, I'm going to do a cartwheel and hope the manic search was worth it. :) It seems that many people favor the L'Oreal one. Thanks for your comparison pictures--they're wonderful!

  4. Thanks for this review! I found it on an end cap at Target and have only worn it once so far but really like it. I hate BTS because it's so flaky. (Sorry to post anonymously but my mobile won't let me log in.)

  5. Thanks for for the informative review, I currently use the L'Oreal Voluminous in carbon black and love it, but I have been itching to try a new one. I will be sure to pick up lash paradise next time. I was wondering, what do you think is the best drugstore eyeshadow palette? And could you recommend a good drugstore liquid liner, the one I currently have has no staying power and often flakes off within and hour.

  6. Welp! Add THAT to my shopping list!

  7. I was so hopeful when I bought this-There are so many great reviews but I found it thick and gloppy :(


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