When I was a teenager, I was blessed with long, thick lashes. I remember always receiving compliments on them and loved wearing mascara to show them off even more. But as I grew older, wore more makeup, and spent many of my days applying and removing makeup, my lashes weren’t looking too hot.
I started using a lash serum called Babe Lash (click here to read my full review) which changed everything. But I found that, despite my efforts to grow better lashes, my mascara kept failing me. It either didn’t go on smoothly, flaked, or I ended up with black smudge under my eyes. Plus, I was using a decently pricey mascara (which will go unnamed…*cough cough Better Than Sex*) so I was obviously annoyed.
After scouring the internet and reading countless reviews, I decided to give L’Oreal Lash Paradise a try. And I was not disappointed. Keep reading to see my entire L’Oreal Lash Paradise Review.
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L’Oreal Lash Paradise First Impressions
This mascara was recommended to me by a bunch of people, both in real life and on the internet through the makeup community. When I first gave it a go, I saw that the brush and application definitely resembled the Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara (even the packaging is super similar…I think this was done on purpose) so I was hoping it would give me the same effect without the flakiness or black smudge under my eyes.
The other thing I noticed is that this mascara is a little wet. It takes a minute to dry down so if you’re looking to apply more than one coat, then wait at least 15-30 seconds before applying again.
My Lashes With L’Oreal Lash Paradise
Here’s what my lashes look like with L’Oreal Lash Paradise. As you can see, they are super long and decently full, especially considering my eyelashes have thinned since I’ve gotten older. The proof is definitely in the pudding, this mascara is awesome.
Keep reading to see answers to all of your burning questions about L’Oreal Lash Paradise.
How Do You Use L’Oreal Lash Paradise?
When using Lash Paradise, I first use the primer. I’ll talk about the primer next, but for now, let’s talk strictly about the mascara.
After I put the primer on, I will put the regular Lash Paradise mascara on. The way I put my mascara on is by starting at the base of the lash and gently wiggling the wand up. After doing this 1-2 times, I will then gently place it on the back of my lashes (in between my lashes and eyelid) and gently brush up that way. It takes a lot of practice and I’ve been doing this method since I was a teenager but trust me, it’s the best way to get your lashes thick and full.
If you feel like this method gives you spider lashes, simply grab a clean spoolie (I keep/clean ones from old mascaras) and gently brush through your lashes to break them apart. Practice makes perfect!
L’Oreal Lash Paradise Primer Mini Review
I know not everyone uses a primer on their lashes, but after reading a bunch of recommendations to use the Lash Paradise primer with the mascara I figured it wouldn’t hurt.
I’ve tested Lash Paradise both with and without the primer. Does it make a difference? I’d say so, yes. Would you probably be fine with just the mascara? It depends on your personal preference.
The only thing about the primer I’m not super crazy about is the color. It’s a pink/white color and you have to make sure you coat all of your lashes with the regular Lash Paradise or the pink/white color of the primer will show through. This can be a little annoying especially if you don’t want to cake your mascara on. But I do think it helps create fuller, longer lashes than just using Lash Paradise on its own.
How do you use Loreal Lash Paradise primer?
It’s pretty easy. You apply the Lash Paradise primer before you apply the regular mascara. Then, you let it sit for 15-30 seconds so it “dries” a little bit. I will usually do my eyebrows during this time. Then, you put the regular Lash Paradise mascara on afterward. Like I said, super easy and simple.
Does L’Oreal Lash Paradise Smudge?
No! That’s the whole point why I wanted to try Lash Paradise because I was having so many issues with smudging. I have pretty long lashes so they sometimes hit my eyelid and under my eye when I blink, but I never experienced any smudging with the L’Oreal Lash Paradise.
If you are someone who has issues with smudging no matter what mascara you’re using, I suggest taking a translucent powder on a small fluffy brush and lightly brushing it over your eyelashes. Don’t overload it or you will get it in your eyes but this does help set your mascara.
Does Lash Paradise Come In Waterproof?
Lash Paradise does come in waterproof. Personally, I’m not a waterproof fan because it’s too harsh on my lashes when removing my makeup. But if you love waterproof mascara, then Lash Paradise has an option for you!
Does Lash Paradise Have Oil In It?
Lash Paradise does have oil in it, specifically castor oil. I know oil in makeup products (specifically skincare products) is typically frowned upon but let me explain why this is a good thing.
Many people use castor oil on their lashes and eyebrows to promote growth. Not only does it allow your lashes to grow thicker and fuller, but it moisturizes them as well. Is it a miracle worker? Eh, no. But does it help to have it in your mascara that you likely use almost every day? Absolutely!
Where Can I Buy L’Oreal Lash Paradise?
I always purchase my L’Oreal Lash Paradise mascara and primer on Amazon. You can also find it at your local drugstore, as well as Ulta.
How Much Does L’Oreal Lash Paradise Cost?
L’Oreal Lash Paradise costs roughly $9-11. It really depends on where you buy it. On Amazon it’s $9, at Ulta it’s $11. At the drugstore, it may range depending on where you go. But at the end of the day, it’s a really great deal for the quality of the mascara.
Which L’Oreal Mascara Is The Best?
I’ve tried a lot of mascaras. And since I’m a huge drugstore makeup person, I’ve tried a ton of L’Oreal mascaras.
Lash Paradise is definitely the best in my opinion. Coming in a close second would be the L’Oreal Voluminous Original mascara, an OG of mine ever since I was a teenager.
Let’s Wrap It Up
I hope this article helped make up your mind about purchasing Lash Paradise. Give it a go and see how you like it. If you don’t like it for whatever reason, any of the retailers I mentioned above will allow you to return and will give you a refund no questions asked.
P.S, if you’re a drugstore snob like me, then check out this article about the best drugstore lip glosses.
With love or whatever,
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