PARADISE EXTATIC MASCARA
I'm back, with yet another L'Oreal review. Can you tell by now I can't resist a new release from L'Oreal?! I just have to get my hands on everything they bring out. And the Paradise collection was no exception. I kid you not when I say I eagerly walked to Boots on my lunch break for 3 days in a row to see if the collection was on the shelves yet.
Bur I am SO GLAD I managed to get hold of this mascara. I'm a huge fan of the L'Oreal False Lash Sculpt. It's amazing. But I sometimes found it a little too dramatic for day to day office wear.
The Paradise Extatic mascara is a game changer. Hands down my favourite drugstore mascara right now.
I don't know about you but I hate mascaras that make your lashes feel brittle. The L'Oreal Paradise Extatic mascara contains castor oil which means your lashes stay feeling soft and fluttery all day long. It adds amazing volume, without clumping your lashes together and a decent amount of length.
If I could tweak one tiny thing, it would be that it just gave 1 millimetre more length to the lashes. But other than that it's pretty damn close to perfect.
The wand is amazing and picks up on every single lash, defining them, while still adding tonnes of volume. This is great news for me because I weirdly have less lashes on my left eye - so it needs all the help it can get!
Would I repurchase? Yes!
I'm a little sad that the price will be £11.99 after the introductory offer ends. But overall I think we're onto a winner here!
paradise brow pomade
I had high hopes for this as I'd heard a lot about it being comparable to the Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow Pomade, which has been a favourite of mine for a while. In terms of product, yes the concept is similar, but the formulation is just not at the same standard at all.
You can tell the difference in formula right from when you first dip your brush into the pot. The L'Oreal Brow Pomade can gather into little clumps on the surface, whereas the Anastasia Dipbrow remains smooth no matter how much you tap your brush in it. I have tried to show you what I mean in the pictures below.
The clumping doesn't end in the pot either. It has a tendency to clump on application, so you end up having to go over and smooth things out. It also takes a little more building if you want a really defined look.
I don't like the brush it comes with either, but I wasn't really expecting to. It's much too soft for my preferences - this may work better if you're just filling your brows in, rather than trying to define a shape. But I'll be sticking with my Spectrum A17 brush!
The packaging is really pretty don't get me wrong, but I don't like the brush so it just makes the size of the whole thing a little excessive.
Would I repurchase? No
Overall it's a no on this for me. In my opinion if you're wanting to try out a brow pomade then you should absolutely go for the Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade. It retails at £15, which is £5 more than the L'Oreal one.
However the Anastasia Dip Brow has 4ml of product, vs L'Oreal's 3ml. So when you work it out at cost per ml Anastasia's is £3.75 and L'Oreals is £3.30 - not much difference at all!
I actually didn't plan for this to be a comparison style post at all - but I've heard so much about how similar it is and I just had to get my Anastasia out to compare!
I'd love to know if you've tried either of these and what you thought?!