5.30.2017

Dupe? Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara Vs. L'Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara (GIVEAWAY)

Ok so maybe my last post was about mascara. This one will be too--y'all know how obsessed I am with it! Anyway, so when I saw the newest mascara from L'Oreal, the L'Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise, I instantly thought of Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara. The color of the packaging is similar. Then I thought the wands were kind of similar, so I had to do a Dupe? post on it!


So do y'all think we have a dupe here? Keep reading to find out.


First, you can see the packaging is similar in color, but not size or feel. BTS is heavier and seems to be of better quality in person. 

Next, the wands--they both have that hour glass shape, which is not exclusive to BTS mascara, but it is more pronounced with it.


Product-wise, BTS is much wetter than Lash Paradise--you can tell via its swatch at the top. Lash Paradise is much drier.

Now let's get the stats on each one:


Too Faced Better Than Sex

$23, .27 oz, 1 shade, Waterproof available 

In stores like Sephora, ULTA, and online

Film-forming Polymer for smudge-proof, all day wear

Acacia Senegal Tree Extract to nourish, thicken and lock curl in place

Unique Peptides for the deepest, intense black possible

Ingredients: Water/aqua/eau, Synthetic Beeswax, Paraffin, Glyceryl Stearate, Acacia Senegal Gum, Butylene Glycol, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Wax, Stearic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Polybutene, VP/Eicosene Copolymer, Cera Carnauba/Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax/Cire de carnauba, Aminomethyl Propanol, Glycerin, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Disodium EDTA, Polyester-11, PVP, Cellulose, Trimethylpentanediol/Adipic Acid/Glycerin Crosspolymer, Propylene Glycol, Acacia Senegal Gum Extract, Potassium Sorbate, Dextran, Acetyl Hexapeptide-1. May Contain/Peut Contenir/(+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Black 2 (CI 77266), Ultramarines (CI 77007). *Vegan-friendly *Formulated without parabens

Here it is on:





And now for the possible dupe:
L'Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise

$9.99 (I've seen it cheaper at Target and Amazon), 3 colors, waterproof

Drugstores, ULTA, online, I got mine at Target

Intense volume and length, 200 bristles, silky smooth formula, no smudging or clumping

Ingredients: ETHYLENE ACRYLIC ACID COPOLYMER, STYRENE ACRYLATES
AMMONIUM METHACRYLATE COPOLYMER CERA ALBA BEESWAX CIRE DABEILLE
SYNTHETIC BEESWAX BIS-DIGLYCERYL POLYACYLADIPATE-2 POLYBUTENE CETYL ALCOHOL STEARETH-20 GLYCERYL DIBEHENATE STEARETH-2 PHENOXYETHANOL
HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSE ACACIA SENEGAL GUM TRIBEHENIN CAPRYLYL GLYCOL GLYCERYL BEHENATE SODIUM DEHYDROACETATE HYDROGENATED JOJOBA OIL HYDROGENATED PALM OIL DISODIUM EDTA BUTYLENE GLYCOL SODIUM LAURETH SULFATE SILICA TETRASODIUM EDTA POTASSIUM SORBATE BHT [+/- MAY CONTAIN  PEUT CONTENIR CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 IRON OXIDES CI 77007 ULTRAMARINES] B195342/1

Here's the packaging:



And here it is on:

Lash Paradise after 14 hours of wear (and a rainstorm, haha)




So is it a dupe? Despite the drier formula, these both wear and look incredibly similar. I was very surprised. I'm calling it a dupe. Both were easy to remove and didn't smudge.


And now for the giveaway! If you'd like to try L'Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise, be sure to let me know in the comment below--I need an email to contact you. I'll pick one winner. I bought an extra mascara and am giving it away! Not a sponsored post!

Do you think it's a dupe? Would you try this mascara?

Extra Elle: 
I enjoyed my longer weekend. I got my hair done and did some shopping. The weather didn't cooperate on Sunday or Monday, but that was fine with me. I hope you had a good weekend.

70 comments:

  1. For what I see here it's definitely a dupe! I have a problem with BTS, my tubes always seems to get dry really fast. Maybe it's the formula, I don't know. I always buy the travel size because of that. Still love it tho :)
    TheNotSoGirlyGirl // Instagram // Facebook

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  2. Would love to try this!! I am always on the hunt for a good mascara!!

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  3. I almost feel like the dupe looks better on than the BTS! I have always heard such good things about it, but never tried. Glad to hear this is a cheaper option!

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  4. I mean finding a dupe for BTS is amazing!! Definitely going to give this one a try! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  5. It's definitely a dupe! Voluminous mascara is one of my favorites - I need to try this one!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  6. I love the BTS mascara so finding anything close to a dupe is a win in my opinion! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  7. Thanks for comparing these two! I need to try this Loreal mascara asap. Have a great week Elle!

    http://www.kathrineeldridge.com

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  8. In my opinion there can never be too many mascara posts. It really is the one product I will not leave the house without. I am definitely picking this up especially if it is dupe worthy. Great review!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  9. I'd love to try L'Oreal's mascara! I've bounced around to a few brands and am always open to trying something new.

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  10. I totally think it's a dupe just looking at the pictures! Thanks for the heads up on this L'Oreal one, Elle:)

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  11. I have to try that L'Oreal one - the Too Faced one is one of my staple mascaras (alongside one from Benefits) and I'm always interested in a good dupe.

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

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  12. I would love to try it! I still have not found that holy grail of mascara.

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  14. I'm always on the hunt for awesome mascara, something to boost my lashes. I'm fair skinned which makes my natural lashes light. I want sonething to make my lashes look fuller without needing false lashes or extensions

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  15. Ahh! Awesome! I would love to try it. If you call it a dupe then I'm totally sold ;)

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  16. I haven't tried BTS, but I picked up the Loreal one last week and I'm obsessed. Such a good drugstore mascara! I have my own post planned on it, so now I'll make sure to link to this. :)

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  17. I hate BTS mascara, it's one of the rare few that flakes like crazy on me! It also gives me spidery lash so I hope I have much better luck with the L'Oreal one.

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  18. I would love to try the L'Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise! I need a new mascara and it's so hard to pick one out sometimes!

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  19. I love this mascara!

    xo, Liz
    http://lipstickandconfetti.com

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  20. Better Than Sex has been my favorite higher end mascara ever since I first tried it. I would love to try the Loreal version!!! I love their regular Voluminous one and its my favorite drug store mascara so it wouldn't surprise me to like this new one!! They both look great on your eyes.

    The weather was so weird this weekend, right? The weather people were totally off of when it was going to rain and not rain in my area. Ugh!

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  21. I need to try this product..

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  22. Yes, they are so similar! I have been testing many mascaras myself lately, I found quite a few that I like! x

    Yiota
    PinkDaisyLoves

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  23. YES! I love BTS but it is so pricey. I would love to try this to compare for myself. Glad you enjoyed the weekend! Rain here too boo!

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  24. Ok I need this- BTS is my favorite mascara. Thanks for the review and giveaway!

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  25. it does look very similar on you! i'll have to pick up some Voluminous!

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  26. Lindsey AcciaritoMay 30, 2017 at 11:22 AM

    I'd totally try it - I'm always looking for a good mascara. I think the L'Oreal looks better than the Too Faced in your photos!

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  27. I deff think these area dupe! I have tried both as well and think the BTS is a little better than the L'Oréal. But still a great dupe and great mascara. Xo

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  28. I would love to try it!
    Sonya slbs65@aol.com

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  29. Would love to try it out! I love a good beauty product dupe! Thanks for the chance :)

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  30. Looks like a dupe. I would love to try!
    e-mail: saki26@yahoo.com

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  31. You know your stuff when it comes to dupes so I trust when you say that this mascara is a good one. I'd definitely love to try it! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  32. I've not tried either of these but it sounds like the L'Oreal one is a dupe! x

    ♥ Carly Susanne ~ A Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

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  33. these definitely seem similar! thanks for sharing :)

    http://claresloves.blogspot.com/

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  34. They look similar on! I love both of the packagings. I've never tried the BTS but I've always wanted too. And I'd love to try the new L'Oréal one!

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  35. A girl can never have too many mascara reviews. they totally seem similar! Thanks for sharing Elle :)

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  36. Alot of people are calling this a dupe and it seems like it is! That's awesome! I def need to try it! tlovetere527@gmail.com

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  37. Reading the first part I didn't think they'd be a dupe, but seeing it on you I am surprised! I'd love to try it! laura.bambrick [at] gmail [dot] com

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  38. Count me in! 🙋🏼 I've been using Too Faced's Better Than Sex mascara for the past few months & I'm really like it. Just not at that price... I love me a great drugstore dupe!!

    ~ Kim Pincombe Cole
    kimpcole{at}att{dot}net

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  39. I would love to try L'Oreal's latest mascara! I wasn't thrilled with BTS, especially at the price point. 1alwaysnyc1@gmail.com

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  40. I love you try out all the new stuff so I can just sit back & watch & then buy the stuff that works out great ;)

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  41. Awesome to hear the L'Oreal Lash Paradise is a great dupe for BTS. I have the BTS but don't use it daily because the thickness isn't ideal for work but I do think it's very effective for giving full eyelashes. Although I'm liking the sound of this new dupe for a much more affordable price.

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  42. They do look similar! What a great dupe :)

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  43. Cool! They look identical. Definitely going to check this out. I LOVE the original Voluminous mascara anyways! Such a good idea to give one away too! My email is ef.utley(at)gmail.com

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  44. I would love to win!!! My email is perezashley60@hotmail.com :)

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  45. I've used Better Than Sex for 2 years and I am obsessed!! Best ever!

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  46. I'm definitely a much bigger fan of the Lash Paradise. I'd say it's just because the lower price tag, but L'Oreal's mascara really does work better for my lashes. I think it's most likely the drier formula and the slightly smaller brush, even when compared with the waterproof Better Than Sex mascara.

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  47. That is the mascara I've been hearing everyone rave about and I've been wanting to try - the Too Faced Better Than Sex! But, I'd love to try a dupe- carrie(at)curlycraftymom(dot)com!!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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  48. I would love to try it (my email is attached to my profile).

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  49. I dont really wear mascara but I've heard good things about the Loreal mascara.

    http://www.fashionablyidu.com/2017/05/heat-wave.html

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  50. I wish I could even afford the loreal. I've been dying to try it. Mohanian1@msn.com.

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  51. I'd definitely love to try it!! And is being a dupe bad? :)
    jodie@jtouchofstyle.com

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  52. You can never have too many mascaras, these are both so pretty. Yay for a great dupe <3
    Green Fashionista

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  53. I would love to win! I wear mascara daily, and am always looking for a good one!

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

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  54. I can't wait to get this. I ordered online and it is en route. I've been a long time fan of the too faced so I'm excited to have found a cheaper option. I'm mascara obsessed too. I may or may not have gotten 3 at Ulta last night.

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  55. I would love to try this! The pink packaging alone is enough for me, but I bet it works well with Loreal's lash primer!

    Tiffany

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  56. I would love to try it! I am always game for trying dupes. Thank you so much for the chance to win.

    clogzilla(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  57. Looks like a dupe to me. I'm shocked at how similar the packaging is. I would love to try this.

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  58. It does look like a pretty close dupe! I never cared for BTS though. I think I'm the only one lol.

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  59. That's awesome that there's a dupe for such a cult favorite!!

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  60. at $10, i'd definitely give the dupe a try. i always hear good things about the too faced mascara, but l'oreal is much more within price range.

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  61. Love your mascara reviews Elle! Would love to win this one. :) jenny.newcomb1@gmail.com

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  62. i am always on the hunt for my "holy grail" mascara! i would LOVE to try L'Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise - it was my favorite look from your mascara comparison post!
    email is anissasherman (at) aol (dot) com

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  63. The Loreal one looks better in the photos. I'd love to try it.

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  64. This mascara looks great and I would love to try it out.

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  65. I'd love to give this one a try! I recently tried It Cosmetics mascara and it's okay but it's drying out fast!

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