L’Oreal in Paradise: Mascara vs. Brow Pomade

L'Oreal Paradise Extatic Mascara
L'Oreal 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!

L'Oreal Paradise Extatic Mascara and Brow Pomade

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?!

Anastasia Dipbrow and L'Oreal Brow Pomade
Anastasia Dipbrow and L'Oreal Brow Pomade
L'Oreal Paradise Brow Pomade

  • Abi Street

    I bought the Paradise Exatic mascara a couple of days ago and I am obsessed!! It has made such a difference to my lashes and i’ve had a few comments too which is great!! Such a same the brow pomade isn’t as good x

    Abi | abistreetx

  • Emily Hammond

    So much hype surrounding this mascara, I need to give it a go x

  • I need to try the mascara! It sounds like a good one. It’s a shame about the brow pomade!

    Nicole | The Glam Surge

  • Charlotte

    I haven’t even been into a store to see this range for myself yet, I just keep seeing it on everyone’s blogs haha! I adore the packaging and that mascara sounds like a gift from god!! Ew the brow pomade doesn’t sound great at all
    Charlotte / Charlotte’s Picks

    • The mascara is amazing! Such a shame about the brow pomade – I really wanted to love it! I think had I not already loved Anastasia Dipbrow I may have liked it a little more xx

  • i need to get the new paradise mascara. everyone seems to love it but i haven’t seen it yet.


    • It is a little hard to track down! If you see it you should definitely pick it up though! xx

  • The mascara looks quite nice!!! 🙂

    xo Vanessa from http://www.Trendique-Magazine.com