What Could Be Better Than Sex?

Most make-up lovers all have their holy grail products. Whether it’s a foundation that’s the perfect shade, the best brow pencil, or liner that won’t smudge. Mine is a mascara. Too Faced Better Than Sex has been my holy grail since the moment it came out. Nothing has ever come close to beating it, until now?

Better Than Sex does everything that I want it to do. It lifts and curls my lashes, adds tons of volume, and I’ve never had any issues with it flaking or smudging. But it does come with $23 price tag, so I’ve always been open to finding a dupe.

I’ve tried lots of drugstore mascaras, a lot of them great, but none have given me the amount of volume that Better Than Sex has. Some have come close but none have dethroned my holy grail.

Which is why I was so interested when I heard of L’oreal’s Voluminous Lash Paradise I couldn’t wait to try it. Not only was it also in a pink tube, it has a very similar looking brush. But would the formula be the same?

Let’s find out.



L’oreal on top, Too Faced on bottom
Too Faced on the left, L’oreal on the right

As you can see the two mascaras look very similar. The only visible difference is the brush. The Too Faced Better Than Sex is a bit more of an hourglass shape. Its a bit more flared out as the tip of the brush compared to the L’oreal Lash Paradise.

The formula seems similar as well. My tube of Better Than Sex isn’t as new so it’s a bit drier then L’oreal. But I think both new, the formula would be almost the same.

Below I applied two coats of mascara, like I normally would. Can you take a guess which eye is highend and which is drugstore??

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Left is Lash Paradise and right is Better Than Sex. I would say they look almost identical, the left might even look a little bit better! What do you guys think?

I think I may have found a new holy grail.

What is your holy grail mascara?




5 Comments Add yours

  1. I didnt look at what was what on what eye, but I preferred left, and then was actually quite surprised!! Thank you for this! Going to give it ago! xx


    1. Right?! I was surprised too when I did the side by side! Thanks for stopping by!

      Liked by 1 person

      1. You’re welcome! Just had a look online, and can’t get it in the UK yet 😦 x


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