Us Asians, are usually “blessed” with short, poker straight lashes that we always fervently try to counter with mascaras. A good mascara, especially for Asian lashes, should be able to one, lengthen; two, increase volume; three, maintain a curl, and four, is waterproof and does not smudge.
(Image source: Too Faced)
We’ve almost found the perfect one in Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara, where the product as rightfully attained itself a name as a cult-favourite beauty product. The formula is runny, but it provides a whole lot of volume, fattening your lashes and doubling them in length. The hourglass wand grabs onto every single lash and extends them upwards. It’s one of those products where you have to try it to believe it.
But these days, we’re noticing beauty influencers online picking up a drugstore product that they claim works BETTER THAN the Better Than Sex. We know, shocking! It’s not every day that a humble drugstore product puts up a good fight against a high-end brand, much less being touted as a superior product.
(Image source: L’Oréal)
Repost @lindaluvz.glam The @lorealmakeup Lash Paradise is a wonderful dupe for the better than sex!! 👌🏼It leaves my lashes super long and full of volume!!! Love Love Love !!!⠀ Can't find it in SG? Our traveller heading to U.S can help you buy! . . #beauty #makeup #dupes #makeupdupes #loreal #shoppingspree #personalshopper #igsg #sgbeauty #instasg #sgmakeup
We’ll spare you the suspense and let you right into the details. The L’Oréal Voluminous Lash Paradise is the said magic mascara that’s supposedly come in triumphant when put against Too Faced’s Better Than Sex. It provides lots of length and volume, but was not as wet a formula as Too Faced’s. It also doesn’t clump lashes up together, unlike the latter brand. And just looking at the packaging and wand itself we already know where L’Oréal is heading to with their art direction — we’d say that this mascara is meant to serve as a dupe for the Better Than Sex. L’Oréal definitely made it work — we can’t be more thrilled that we get to save some dollars for a quality product from the drugstore!
(P.S. Just a price comparison, L’Oréal Lash Paradise is going at S$20 on Airfrov’s spree, while the Too Faced Better Than Sex retails at S$35. You get to save S$15!)
Check out this video to see the two mascaras in action:
Tempted to get your hands on one? Join in Airfrov’s L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise spree!