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Is the L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise mascara a good dupe for Too Faced?

Mascara. One beauty product that I cannot live without. Just giving my lashes some definition is all I want on some days. I have been wearing one of L’Oreal’s newest mascara offerings, the L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara. This is part of the Voluminous line, which is a favourite of many, so I had high expectations for this one. In general, I really like the L’Oreal mascaras, I think they make some of the best at the drugstore/inexpensive level.

L'Oreal-Voluminous-Lash-Paradise review

The obvious comparison being made is with the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara. The packaging and the brush are very similar! Not sure if this was intentional by L’Oreal but…. here we are. So is this a drugstore dupe? Can it stand up to its more expensive doppleganger? Lehwe go!

L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara Review – Video

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L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara Review – Description

This comes in a number of shades and in both washable and waterproof versions. This review will focus on the washable version in the shade ‘Blackest Black’. According to L’Oreal Paris, this mascara promises “voluptuous volume, intense length, full fringe lashes and feathery softness”. Also it touts its no flaking, no smudging, no clumping properties. It contains your typical ingredients that are found in mascaras, but it is not natural/organic or anything like that. The formula is very rich and creamy, has a ‘heft’ to it and the I like the pigmentation. It’s is quite black but not the blackest formula that I have ever used. But it is black and does not have a grey tone to it.  

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Step-by-step beginner's smoky eye tutorial! – a LOTD!

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The one makeup look that everyone always wants to know how to do is the smoky eye.  It’s dramatic, sexy and versatile.  I have created a very basic, beginner’s smoky eye using only 3 colour products.  This is a quick, out-the-door look that can be used as a base and built up as needed.

Here’s the look!

A bronzey smoky eye!

The key to the smoky is blending…blend, blend and blend some more.  You want a smooth transition from one colour to another without any harsh lines.

I used minimal products – Make Up For Ever Aqua Shadow Waterproof Eye Shadow Pencil in 22E, M.A.C. Feline Eye Pencil and L’Oreal Voluminous False Fiber Lashes mascara.  That’s basically it!!

The products!

Check out my tutorial below!

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Jennifer Lopez for L'Oreal – inspired LOTD

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So J. Lo has been making a comeback and she is one of the latest spokespersons for L’Oreal.  I saw this ad in a magazine for L’Oreal Colour Riche le Gloss, where the look was very glossy and smokey.

J. Lo for L'Oreal Colour Riche le Gloss. Image courtesy of fanpop.com

She has been rocking the heavy, defined, black liner with thick, dense lashes on magazine covers and other ads.

Anyway, here she has pointed liner, peachy-bronzey eyeshadow, peach lips, full brows and full lashes.

This is what I came up with:

LOTD

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'Sea'- inspired LOTD

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Happy Labour Day to those in the U.S.! Sadly, summer is rapidly coming to an end.  It is already getting cool at night here in NYC. Le sigh….

Here’s a quick LOTD that I wore this weekend, matte grey with a pop of shimmery, royal sea blue.

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So you want to wear makeup…Lips (finally!!)

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Kerry Washington, image courtesy of dailymakeover.com

Here’s my final installment of ‘So you want to wear makeup…‘, your basic, beginner’s guide to makeup.  Lip products are probably the first makeup items that young girls begin wearing.  Easy to use, inexpensive and you feel like you are wearing something, even if it’s a colourless product.

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