I have puny and weak lashes, so I’m always on the hunt for a better than good mascara to amp up the volume. After hearing raves and raves about L’ORÉAL Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara, of course I had to try it. It’s supposed to be a dupe for Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara.
I bought Blackest Black in waterproof. I only wear waterproof mascaras for two reasons: 1. I have allergies with watery eyes, and mascara smears are never cute, and 2. non-waterproof formulas really weigh down my lashes. Waterproof holds the curl.
L’Oréal Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara [$9.99]
I generally really like L’Oreal mascaras. Their Butterfly Voluminous Mascara is my favorite from the brand. So I went into this review with good thoughts already.
Before applying, I always curl my eyelashes because mine are naturally straight [and did I mention short?!]. I am devoted to my Surratt Beauty Relevée Lash Curler. It’s $30 but def worth the investment.
The wand is a nice full brush with 200+ bristles to “catch every lash,” according to L’Oreal.
The formula is great. There wasn’t much clumping, and after 2 heavy coats I got some nice length and volume for my teeny tiny eyelashes. Obviously, it’s not the most amazing mascara. I wish it gave me more length, but I like this for every day use. After several hours of wear, I didn’t notice any flakes and my curl was still going strong.
Gawd I wish I had longer lashes.
I was able to remove this easily with an oil-based eye makeup remover. You NEED oil based with this formula. An oil-based cleanser will help to gently break apart the formula.
Good formula for basic everyday or work wear. No flakes, which is awesome, but I wish it gave me more length. This would look amazing on someone with longer lashes than me LOL.