Dupe Alert! | Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara vs. L'oreal Lash Paradise Mascara

Dupe Alert! | Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara vs. L'oreal Lash Paradise Mascara
Hello and welcome back! Today I have a very exciting dupe to share! I feel like every one in the beauty community has been talking about the L'oreal Lash Paradise mascara. After seeing all the raving reviews, and the comparison to the Too Faced Better Than Sex, I knew I had to give it a try. I've repurchased the Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara many times (and love it), so to possibly find a dupe, was very exciting!

Too Faced Better Than Sex

Let's start off with the more expensive item first! The Too Faced Better Than Sex is $23, and comes with 0.27 oz of product. It comes in a pink tube, and one thing I love about this mascara is that the handle on the brush is heavier, which gives you more control and a better hold on the wand. The wand is large and fluffy with a pinch in the middle (think of an hourglass shape).

As for the formula, it's more of a wet formula. I find this does a nice job at curling my lashes, but especially giving it a lot of volume. I can use two coats of this and be satisfied with the results, and it doesn't get clumpy. As for staying power, I find it lasts well throughout the day with very minimal flaking and smudging.

L'oreal Lash Paradise

The more affordable version is the L'oreal Lash Paradise mascara, and it is $9.99 and comes with .025 oz of product. It also comes in a pink tube, but it is much thinner, and lighter because it doesn't have the weighted wand. It has a similar brush to the Too Faced Better Than Sex with the hourglass shaped brush. However, I find that the L'oreal Lash Paradise has more of a dry formula.

I find that this does a great job at curling my lashes, and adding a lot of volume with two coats. Since I purchased this, I have been using it every single day. I don't own the waterproof version, but I find this lasts well on my lashes and has very minimal flaking.

So, it is a dupe?

I can say with total confidence that the L'oreal Lash Paradise is a great dupe for the Too Faced Better Than Sex. Besides for the very similar packaging and wand, the way these look on the lashes is basically identical. The most obvious difference is the formula (wet vs. dry) but they wont perform well and add so much volume to the lashes- which is exactly what I need!

If you're in need of a new volumizing mascara, I would definitely give the L'oreal Lash Paradise a try since it is affordable, and since it's from the drugstore there are always coupons available.

Dupe Alert! | Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara vs. L'oreal Lash Paradise Mascara

Dupe Alert! | Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara vs. L'oreal Lash Paradise Mascara
Left: Too Faced
Right: L'oreal
Have you tried the Too Faced Better Than Sex and L'oreal Lash Paradise? Do you think it's a dupe?



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48 comments

  1. I've seen a few posts on it being a dupe, and I think it really is if they both give a similar performance, and the wands look identical xx

    Velvet Blush

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  2. I really hope we see the Lash Paradise mascara in the UK soon!

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    1. I hope so too, it's an amazing drugstore option!

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  3. omg no way those brushes are nearly exactly the same wow xx

    cristynottingham.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. I love the Too Faced mascara so need to try the L'Oreal one! xx

    Beautylymin

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  5. I've been looking for a new mascara! I will need to try the L'Oreal Lash Paradise the next time I hit up Target!

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    1. Give it a try, I don't think you'll be disappointed!

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  6. They do look very similar! I guess that the idea of this L'Oréal mascara was to be sold as a BTS dupe, making it more attractive for us costumers who keep seeking dupes. I used to hate BTS but now I love it! I'll definitely have to check this one out <3

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    1. For sure check it out! I also think they put it out with the idea of it being an affordable dupe

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  7. The Too Faced mascara used to be a favourite of mine - great all rounded mascara but these days I find that it smudges a lot on me! I think the Lash Paradise will fix that issue based on the drier formula!

    Stephanie | theFantasia.com

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    1. Oh no! I don't think the L'oreal mascara will give you that problem (hopefully)!

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  8. Gonna get my hands on the Lash paradise tomorrow!

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  9. I don't see much difference in both....

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  10. I love hearing about great cheap products that stand up to their more expensive counterparts! I suppose most mascaras get 'wetter' the more you spend. I totally know what you mean about liking a heavier brush too!

    🍉 Pia
    http://gymbagsandjetlags.com

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    1. I love finding affordable dupes for high end products! Thank you for reading xx

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  11. I'm not sure if this is available in Australia yet but it sounds so good! Definitely going to try it x

    hannahsnotebook.net

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  12. I have found lately that when new, cheap and expensive mascaras perform quite similarly, it is only after a month or so of use that you start to see the differences, with one you easily become a raccoon, while the other stays on the spot for much longer time... Repeat this in a month in a half and do a all day long test.... and then I will believe you ;)

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  13. That is a very good dupe, thank you for sharing! I love a good dupe!

    Lauren x Huggled

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  14. Sooo pleased you've found this dupe, I'm such a huge fan of the Too Faced Better Than Sex, so I'll know I'll love this cheaper version. Thanks for the share girl!
    Jen, Velvet Spring x

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    1. No problem, and thank you for reading! I hope you like it!

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  15. I love the better than sex one, but i will surely give the loreal one a try

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  16. I have the Better Than Sex, but if you say the L'Óreal one is a dupe I have to buy it! When my BTS finish I don't have to spend a lot of money on a new one!

    carolinasmakeuplife.blogspot.pt

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    1. It's definitely nice to save some money! Let me know if you give it a try xx

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  17. I am a sucker for a good dupe. I have better things to spend my money on than some obnoxiously priced mascara. Thanks for the feedback girl!

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  18. I really need to try this Mascara as I love the TF BTS Mascara xx

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    1. Let me know if you do, and I hope you like it! xx

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  19. I had Too Faced Better Than Sex, and honestly, I didn't like this that much. I thought it was too wet, and didn't dry down. I ended up having panda eyes by the end of the day. It wasn't a repurchase, so maybe I'll check out Loreal Lash Paradise, since I love thick lashes anyway!

    with love, Bash   |   HEY BASH

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  20. Wow, great find! I love to use Better Than Sex when I want my lashes to be super dark and volumized, but it's not an everyday staple of mine. The $23 price tag is also out of my typical budget for makeup so I will definitely be trying Lash Paradise the next time I need to thicken up my lashes :)

    www.lyndseycamille.com

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    1. Let me know if you do! It's nice not spending $23 on a mascara, and instead spending $9 and using that money for something else

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  21. I've never been a fan of L'Oreal products but since Better Than Sex is my go to mascara, I've been tempted to try it. I think I'll need to give it a go the next time I'm out shopping!

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    1. Let me know if you try it, I don't think you'll be disappointed!

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  22. I really need to give this a go asap. I've always wanted to try the BTS mascara because so many people rave about it, but on the other hand, some people say that it wasn't worth the money. Definitely will be trying the L'oreal one soon!

    Nicole | The Glam Surge

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  23. I'm a big fan of the Too Faced one but have been using it super slowly as I didn't want to have to repurchase it! Good to know that there's a cheaper alternative on the market xx

    A Little Treat | Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

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    1. I have that issue with high end mascaras! I spent so much money on it, so I'm afraid to use it! Thank you for reading xx

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