Hi everyone! I’ve previously used the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara but didn’t want to keep spending $23 USD on it… just to throw it out two or three months later. Luckily, I recently found the perfect dupe for just $9.99 USD! It’s the L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara. So today, I will compare both mascaras to find out which one is better. Which mascara will it be — the original or the dupe? Keep reading to find out!
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Too Faced Better Than Sex vs. L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise
Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
When the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara was initially released, it instantly received great reviews from various websites and beauty gurus. Better Than Sex retails for $23 USD and only comes in carbon black. The wand comes in an hourglass shape and promises greater length, volume, and curl to your lashes. The formula contains collagen and a firm-forming polymer, which provides smudge-proof, all-day wear. Best of all, the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara is vegan friendly!
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L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara
Voluminous Lash Paradise is a new mascara recently released by L’Oreal. According to Ulta, it is L’Oreal’s “first mascara for voluptuous volume and length.” At $9.99 USD, the mascara is much more affordable than the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara. Instead of coming in just one shade, the L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara comes in two shades — 1) black and 2) blackest black. It also has an hourglass-shaped wand, which provides a full fringe effect and dramatic volume. The formula is waterproof and “provides silky volume in one coat.”
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Before & After Application
As you can see, my natural lashes are barely noticeable. But after applying the different mascaras on each side, there was a significant difference. I applied the L’Oreal mascara on the left side. And on the right side, I applied the Too Faced mascara. There’s a huge difference between the two mascaras so let’s take a closer look!
L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise (left side) vs. Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara (right side)
I hardly hear about dupes being better than the original product but I definitely prefer the L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara over the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara. The Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara provides length and volume but fails to curl my lashes. The L’Oreal mascara actually provides more length and curl.
But I am sure the L’Oreal mascara worked better for me because of its waterproof formula. Regular mascaras don’t work as well for me. I know Too Faced recently released a waterproof version of the Better Than Sex mascara and I have yet to try it. Who knows? Maybe I’ll like it even more than the L’Oreal one!
So if you’re wondering whether or not to spend the money on the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara, don’t do it. You can get the L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara for half the price and for better results.
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