For years I have been using Arbonne’s It’s A Long Story Mascara, and I have loved it. It’s not clumpy, it doesn’t flake throughout the day, it’s water-resistant and longwearing, and it actually smells nice with it’s pea and bamboo extracts. It creates the look of longer fuller lashes with it’s flexible brush with uniform-bristles to apply the mascara, for lash-by-lash definition. I really love the brush and how it separates and lengthens each lash. What it doesn’t do is make your lashes appear thicker. While it does such an AMAZING job of separating and lengthening, it doesn’t give that “thicker” look.
I recently heard that L’Oreal’s Voluminous Lash Paradise was a great dupe of the Two Faced Better Than Sex Mascara (which I have tried), so I thought I would try it. I was VERY impressed.
This one does not lengthen the same way as the It’s A Long Story, but I find it does add a lot of volume to my lashes. Yes, it does look more clumpy, but it’s worth it. Two coats is the perfect amount and it is also longwearing. It does come in waterproof and I am wearing blackest black. The only thing I found I didn’t like was it does flake a slight amount throughout the day. Nothing crazy, but I don’t find that happens with It’s A Long Story. I like the size of the brush and how thick the bristles are.
Sorry for the creepy eye photo, but here is a close up. On the left I am wearing Lash Paradise, and on the right I am wearing It’s A Long Story.
I did not use an eyelash curler for the pictures to give you more of a true glimpse of each product on its own, but I do (always) use an eyelash curler with both because I have dead straight lashes.
L’Oreal is much more affordable: $15.99 at Shoppers versus Arbonne’s at $49. After trying out Lash Paradise I think I prefer it over It’s A Long Story. Don’t get me wrong, I still love It’s A Long Story but I prefer the thicker fuller look which I get from Lash Paradise.
This is not to say I won’t be purchasing It’s A Long Story again, I am just impressed with the volume from Lash Paradise.
If you are looking for something more lightweight, already have fuller lashes and are looking to lengthen and separate them, It’s A Long Story is the one for you. However, if you are like me and need the volume and fuller look, I highly suggest you try Voluminous Lash Paradise.
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