The makeup world has been gaga for the past month or so over the release of the L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara, which was heralded as a dupe for the cult (and vastly overpriced) favorite Too Faced Better than Sex Mascara.
Personally, I love the BTS mascara just as much as the next beauty blogger. It gives lovely volume and definition, plus the tube is adorable.
The dupe angle was pretty much set up by L’Oreal themselves. Let’s compare them, shall we ?
But are the products similar? I am going to go with no. I like the L’Oreal version. It gives volume, is a little clumpy, but overall a very solid mascara. There are two serious downfalls. The first is that it is ridiculously hard to get off. You will definitely need to break out the big guns for makeup removal. Second is that is gives a very clumpy look.
These were the looks I rocked with this mascara.
And paired with the Wet n’ Wild lashes.
See that clumping on the bottom lashes?
Overall, I like this mascara and I have kept using it. I don’t know if I would buy it again, but I wouldn’t be sad if I got another one. I was pleased with the looks I achieved. However, it is certainly not the BTS mascara.