I usually pick up my mascaras from the drugstore and it has been quite a while since I purchased a new one. Sometimes you get so many mascara samples/minis especially from Sephora that you don’t really need to buy a new one. However, I have not tried the Too Faced better than sex mascara that I am sure is a holy grail for many! The L’Oréal Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara that has recently hit drugstores, looks very much like a dupe for the Too Faced better than sex mascara, including the way it looks! So, when everyone in the beauty world was talking about it, I took the opportunity to grab one on my recent trip to Walmart.
I do not have naturally long lashes so I rely heavily on my mascaras for the length and volume. The formula of the L’Oréal Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara is pretty amazing. You do get quite a bit of product on the wand from the tube; but with all my mascaras I make it a point to remove any excess. The wand is hourglass shaped much like the Too faced one, except this one is not as curvy in the middle.
For me, this mascara adds a lot of volume and a decent amount of length. It makes my lashes look much thicker and fluttery. It also adds a nice curl to my lashes without using a lash curler. It does not clump my lashes, but separates them very nicely. I love the effect that it gives my lashes, and even if it add several coats, my lashes still look great! Even after more than 8 hours of wear, it did not flake off or smear. I am not a fan of waterproof mascaras, so I picked up the regular one. At the end of the day, my mascara came off easily with my all time favourite Bioderma Micellar Water.
If you have not tried the Too Faced BTS mascara yet, I would say, save your money and grab this one. You will not regret it one bit. This mascara definitely beats some of the high end mascaras out there! It is available at most drugstore and retails for around $10.86 CAD at Walmart.
UPDATE: I have been using this mascara for a few months now and I have noticed mine has become super goop-y and weird. It does not work as well as it did in the beginning. Now, I don’t know if I picked up a dud or if this is how it actually turns out after a few months of use. Has this happened to you too? Let me know in the comments below!