L’Oreal

L’Oreal Paradise Extatic Mascara | REVIEW

You could have figured out by now that I’m a mascara addict. I’ve always said that if I was stuck on a desert island and could only take 3 things, 1 of them would most definitely be mascara. So when I suddenly saw everyone talking about the new mascara from L’Oreal, I had to snap it up.
L'Oreal Paradise Extatic Mascara Lash Paradise wand brush review
L’Oreal are one of those drugstore brands which I know I can always rely on to deliver on the mascara front. So many of my old faves have been by them, the most recent being the False Lash Sculpt (which I reviewed aaages ago here). In fact, I don’t seem to remember a L’Oreal mascara which I’ve tried and haven’t liked.
This mascara has now launched in the UK and is available in all your usual places, but I bought mine from Boots (available here).
My first thoughts on seeing the mascara are that the brush looks very similar to the Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara, which, even after saying how much I love mascara, I haven’t actually tried! But I have seen pics of it all over social media and t’internet. The wand isn’t as large as the Too Faced one, but I reckon that’s the vibe they were going for with with this mascara.
So, whenever I see a mascara review pop up on Bloglovin’, I click on it immediately. Helpful as the reviews are, what I’m always looking for is a before and after picture of the reviewer’s lashes and more often than not, there isn’t one. Therefore I’ve decided to include a before and after here for the first time on my blog. For reference… my lashes are long-ish but uneven and spiky. They’re really not looking their best at the minute as they’re going through a shedding period. Also… not quite mastered taking an ‘eye selfie’ as you’ll see!

 

L'Oreal Paradise Mascara before and after
In short… I absolutely love this mascara and can totally see why there’s been a lot of hype around it. The formula isn’t too wet so doesn’t clump up really easily. I find it adds plenty of volume but still separates my lashes. The brush is really good at manipulating my lashes into the right place. And for me, the true test is when people actually ask what mascara I’m wearing, which a few people have done since I started using it.
One negative point which I have to mention is that it does transfer to my under eyes throughout the day which is not really something I’ve found with other mascaras I use. I always use a waterproof mascara on my lower lashes (MAC Extended Play Gigablack) but I did try this one out – it made my bottom lashes look awesome but they did transfer quite a lot. It’s probably a combination of the mascara itself and the fact that I’ve been skipping setting my concealer to fit in with the more dewy makeup I’ve been enjoying lately but I’ve definitely noticed some dark circles of mascara by the end of the day. Today I’ve tried adding a tiny bit of powder under my eyes to see if it makes a difference, and so far so good!
I also find this quite difficult to remove with my usual micellar water, which again, isn’t something I usually find with my other mascaras.
All in all, this has definitely become my new favourite mascara and I highly recommend checking it out for yourself. It looks like Boots currently have it on 3 for 2 at the minute so why not treat yo’self?!
Have you tried this mascara yet? If so, what are your thoughts? And what is your holy grail mascara? Let me know in the comments below.
Thank you so much for reading
Rhi xx