L’Oreal Paris ‘Lash Paradise’ Mascara

Well hello there you gorgeous humans! It’s time for a review and when it comes to mascara, drugstore brands seem to know how to make awesome ones! Thank goodness for that as spending a lot of money on mascaras isn’t particularly fun. Now I’m talking about a very popular L’Oreal Paris mascara that is said to be a dupe for the too faced ‘better than sex’ mascara. I have tried a small sample of the too faced mascara so I will be talking about the two of them and whether they compare.

Okay, let’s jump into the review now!


The formula is on the thick side and a little dry BUT in no way does it clump the lashes or cause flaking onto the skin.

Uni lash?

No. Being that this mascara is a volume amplifying mascara, a level of “clumping” needs to occur in order for your lashes to look thicker. This doesn’t happen in a gross way where you get the uni-lash but if you are more into defining mascaras and for your lashes to look separated – this mascara isn’t for you. Other than that it gives you so much drama & volume to the lashes without looking gross.


$24.95 AUD

What does this mascara promise?

This mascara claims to have an ultra-soft brush that coats the lashes in a silky smooth formula that contains castor oil. Castor oil of course being super nourishing for the lashes! This mascara also promises to leave the lashes feather soft (with no flaking!) while giving you lots of volume.

Does this mascara deliver on these promises?

You definitely get lots of volume with this mascara! No flaking occurs and your lashes look fluffier rather than crispy, though I don’t exactly feel up my lashes when mascara is on. I also notice despite it being a long wearing mascara, I don’t notice a lot of my lashes fall out when I try to wear this mascara.


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Panda eyes?

No smudging occurs with this mascara, it lasts very well!

Does it hold a curl?

I feel like with this mascara while it’s super voluminous you definitely have to go in with a lash curler! If you layer this mascara it doesn’t hold a curl as good because its formula is on the (heavier side) but it still does a nice job.

Is this mascara a dupe for the too faced ‘better than sex’ mascara?

Wand wise – the two mascaras look identical, they have the same curved wand shape, they are both bristle wands rather than plastic wands. In regards to how they look on the lashes, both are volumizing but I find the lash paradise to me more volumizing, the lashes look thicker. The better than sex mascara, gives you lashes volume but slightly less intense (it makes your lashes look fluffier). So I personally prefer lash paradise but if you hate any kind of clumping on the lashes but you still want volume, than the too faced mascara is more for you.

Is it difficult to remove?

Now I use a cleansing oil when it comes to makeup removal and this takes up my entire face of makeup easily. Usually I have no trace of mascara after removing my makeup via an oil, but with this mascara it definitely lingers. I go in with micellar water on a cotton round and remove the extra mascara that has remained around my eye. It isn’t a major issue and if anything it shows how long wearing this mascara is.


Super volumizing and gives a lot of drama to the lashes, it’s an affordable mascara (that’s frequently on sale). It also doesn’t smudge or flake onto the skin.


I honestly have no beef with this mascara. If you use a makeup wipe/or solely micellar water to remove your makeup, you might struggle to take off this mascara.



Overall thoughts

This mascara is so awesome! It really goes to show that when it comes to mascaras there are so many affordable options that leave it a bit unnecessary to go high end (with the exception of those few ‘treat yo self’ options). I’m a massive fan of this mascara and how it makes my lashes look, this one gets my seal of approval and I highly recommend it.

Would I repurchase it?

I definitely will be repurchasing this mascara! The good thing with drugstore brands is, it’s quite easy to find them on sale. So whenever I see this mascara on sale I’ll definitely be repurchasing it!

And that wraps up this review! Have you guys tried the quite talked about lash paradise mascara by L’Oreal Paris? Have you tried the too faced mascara that’s said to be a dupe? Which one did you prefer? Drop a comment and let me know! I hope you all have a great day and I’ll see you in the next post.

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  1. Shireen L. Platt

    October 12, 2018 at 3:49 am

    I’ve only tried the waterproof version of this mascara and I bloody hated it. Maybe I should give it another try but the non-waterproof version.

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      October 12, 2018 at 10:33 pm

      I have never used a waterproof mascara and I use cleansing oil to take off my makeup, so makeup removal is always a breeze but with the original lash paradise I notice when I remove my makeup, it’s the only mascara to linger and require the additional step of micellar water.

  2. Siobhán

    October 12, 2018 at 5:10 am

    This is the only drugstore mascara that I have ever loved! xx

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      October 12, 2018 at 10:31 pm

      My luck with drugstore mascaras is good – I love so many of them!

  3. Nicole

    October 12, 2018 at 12:58 pm

    This sounds like a really proper mascara! I guess I’ll have to give it a try sometime soon!

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      October 12, 2018 at 10:35 pm

      It’s definitely so wonderful!

  4. Yiota

    October 12, 2018 at 1:14 pm

    I haven’t tried this one but it sounds amazing. I read great reviews about it and it was on my wishlist to try, but I still have so many mascaras I picked for review purposes and haven’t tried yet so it may take a little longer to try this one 🙂 x


    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      October 12, 2018 at 10:36 pm

      I feel you girl I have so many mascaras I need to use up, sometimes it can be a curse to be a makeup addict haha. x

  5. Danielle Alexa

    October 13, 2018 at 4:21 pm

    I love this mascara, I use it all of the time!

    Danielle xx

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      October 13, 2018 at 9:17 pm

      It’s such an awesome mascara!

  6. Katie Harding

    October 14, 2018 at 12:23 pm

    I really do love this mascara! I’ve had a number of tubes of it before and it really is a great dupe for the Better Than Sex Mascara!

    Katie | katieemmabeauty.com

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      October 15, 2018 at 9:09 am

      I tried a sample of the too faced one and they are definitely similar although I truthfully prefer the L’Oreal one. x

  7. Gemma Etc.

    October 15, 2018 at 6:01 pm

    I’ve been trying this mascara lately and I really like it xx

    Gemma • Gemma Etc . ❤️

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      October 15, 2018 at 11:39 pm

      It’s so good, I love how dramatic my lashes look with it on. x

  8. Kiran

    October 15, 2018 at 8:45 pm

    It sounds like a winner! Ever since Tati (GlamLifeGuru) raved about this it has been on my list but I have always just randomly had other cheaper mascaras on the go so haven’t taken the plunge as soon as the No 7 mascara I am using runs out I will pick this up, although I can’t lie removing mascara (despite my intensive four step face cleanse routine) is always the one part of makeup application I dread the most. Great review, it is so pretty as well, thank you for sharing x

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      October 15, 2018 at 11:41 pm

      I agree – she is the reason I’ve wanted to try this mascara and it really is amazing! Cleansing oils always make makeup removal a breeze for me and this is the only one that lingers a tiny bit but it still doesn’t cause any dramas. x

  9. Nina

    October 15, 2018 at 10:10 pm

    This sounds like a good mascara overall.

    Nina’s Style Blog

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      October 15, 2018 at 11:42 pm

      It really is. x

  10. Amanda Marin Gutiérrez

    October 16, 2018 at 7:13 pm

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    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      October 16, 2018 at 10:01 pm

      Thank you. x

  11. Sam | Violet Hollow

    October 16, 2018 at 7:31 pm

    I have hear such great things about this mascara, its been on my to try list for awhile! nothing worst then a mascara that smudges so I would rather have to spend more time taking it off, then it ending up all over my eyes!

    Great review xx


    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      October 16, 2018 at 10:02 pm

      That is so true, it being difficult to take off tells you it won’t smudge or budge. x

  12. Best Makeup Discoveries of 2018 – The Makeup Aficionado

    December 11, 2018 at 10:44 pm

    […] And another mascara! This one has been labelled a dupe for the Too faced ‘better than sex’ mascara.I’ve tried a dupe of the too faced one and while they are comparable I actually prefer the L’Oreal Paris one. This packs a crazy amount of volume for the lashes, they instantly look thicker, fuller and just like you have gone a lot more lashes. The formula is slightly on the heavy side so it can make it difficult to hold a curl but I love it none the less! |Review| […]

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