Happy Friday babes! Hope you had a lovely week. I do not know about you, but for me, if there is one thing I cannot live without, it is mascara. I have quite long lashes, but they are blonde, so you can barely see them without mascara. So, I am always on the hunt for new mascara that accentuates my long lashes without giving them a spidery effect. Naturally this means I try out a lot of different mascaras, and for the past few months I have been using this L’Oréal Paradise Extatic mascara (US: L’Oréal Lash Paradise), so keep reading if you are interested in the results.
Packaging + Price
The mascara comes in a plastic wrapped box, that most L’Oréal make-up mascaras come in, and you get 6.4ml for 14,99€ (at Kruidvat, or Di).
The European packaging is different from US packaging, but I will just talk about European packaging here. It is a rose golden round tube packaging, with the name of the mascara in dotted letters.
I originally bought this mascara because I like to try out new mascaras, and I heard this was a very good alternative to the Benefit Roller Lash, which is one of my all-time favorite mascaras. And I do have to say that it comes quite close to the Benefit Roller Lash in the sense that this mascara gives me the same effect as the Benefit one. Formula-wise both are different though.
The mascara is a bit watery at first, but the formula dries up a bit the more you use it, making it easier to use in my opinion.
The brush on the mascara is slightly thinner in the middle compared to the edges. I am not that big of a fan of these brushes, as I am quite clumsy and I get mascara on my eyelids and under my eyes every time when applying, but that does not mean this brush will not work for you of course. The brush does pick up quite a bit of product. So, especially when the formula is a little watery, I recommend wiping the brush on a tissue first, as you will otherwise have too much mascara on your brush and your lashes will clump together very easily. Nonetheless, even when the formula has become thicker, my lashes will still clump together, so I like to comb through my lashes after applying mascara to separate them.
It is supposed to give volume and lengthen your lashes, but I feel like it just lengthens and curls, but it is a very long lasting mascara, and it does not smudge on me, so all is good, really.
I really like this mascara. However, it does tend to clump my lashes together and create a spidery effect, so I do have to comb through my lashes after applying. All of this takes a bit of time, so if I do not have lots of time, I just go for a different mascara. Nonetheless, if you are looking for a good mascara that is not too pricey, I definitely recommend this one as it is a fine mascara.
Phew, I feel like this was a long blogpost, but I had so much to say about this! Have you tried this mascara? What are your thoughts? Let me know!
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