A Drugstore Dupe for the Too Faced Better than Sex Mascara?

I’m practically bursting at the seams to spill the beans on this ULTIMATE Too Faced Better than Sex mascara dupe from the drugstore. Onward we go!
Too Faced Better than Sex Mascara Dupe I Dream in Lace

Sometimes, a makeup dupe falls out of the sky that has me literally jumping for joy! As you may know, the Too Faced Better than Sex mascara is one of my favorites…and I’m not alone. The lil’ pink tube wonder delivers long, fluttering lashes to millions around the world. 

(Okay, I can’t verify that millions are in love with the Better than Sex mascara. But, surely they would be if they tried it…so, that counts. Right? Right.)

At $23 a pop, it’s by no means the most PRICEY mascara on the market – but it definitely clocks in at at least double the amount of your average drugstore mascara. And so, when a new mascara hit the market that looked like it might possibly be a dupe, I was ON IT. That baby was bought and on its way to me from Ulta in a snap.

If you follow me on Instagram (which you should, btw), you may have caught a sneak peek of this post when I unveiled the mascara on my Insta story. I theorized that it was an exact dupe for our Too Faced fav and promised to report back with my findings.

Well, here I am ready to report that yes…my suspicions were correct.

We have a dupe, people!

Ready to Meet the Too Faced Better than Sex Mascara Dupe?

Too Faced Better than Sex Mascara Dupe I Loreal Lash Paradise Mascara

Too Faced Better than Sex Mascara Dupe I Loreal Lash Paradise Mascara

L’Oreal Lash Paradise Mascara = Too Faced Better than Sex

Ta da!

I WISH I could pair some dramatic, over-the-top sound effects with this unveiling – but I’ll just have to express my enthusiasm through my words.

As you can tell by the packaging, L’Oreal wasn’t exactly being discreet with their intentions on mirroring the Too Faced mascara. But, of course – we all know it’s what’s on the inside that counts. 

Too Faced Better than Sex Mascara Dupe I Loreal Lash Paradise Mascara

Twin Wands

When you compare the two mascara wands side-by-side, the truth is clear.

L’Oreal’s Lash Paradise mascara is a near perfect Too Faced Better than Sex mascara dupe. The only difference is L’Oreal’s packaging is less bulky and the wand is ever so slightly shorter.

But overall, L’Oreal Wand v. Too Faced Wand? The same.

Okay, but What about the Formula?

Now, I know you can visually see the similarities between the two mascaras – but let me weigh in on the two formulas.

Both mascaras work in the entirely same way, with a somewhat wetter formula that extends lashes to their furthest potential. The beauty of Too Faced’s cult fav Better than Sex mascara is how the wand and formula work hand-in-hand to really coat your lashes and spread them outward. Hence, creating a more voluminous look. 

A Side-by-Side Look

Naturally when comparing these two mascaras – I did what any serious makeup addict scientist would do. I wore the L’Oreal mascara on my right eye and the Too Faced mascara on the left, then compared. In the end? I couldn’t tell a difference. Both performed the same in how well they extended my lashes and wore throughout the day.

The only difference? The L’Oreal Lash Paradise mascara rings up at $10 – a savings of $13 or 57%. Not bad!  

 

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Pros v. Cons

Now’s when my mind speculates if I’ll keep purchasing the Too Faced Better than Sex mascara dupe from L’Oreal over the real deal itself. 

The L’Oreal Lash Paradise mascara honestly works so similarly, it seems crazy to shove out an extra $13 for the same product. BUT, at the same time, we can all applaud Too Faced for their certified cruelty-free status – which L’Oreal cannot claim because of their position with China.

And it seems right to keep buying the original mascara over the copycat, right? But the copycat is also SO GOOD!

Decisions, decisions…Too Faced Better than Sex Mascara Dupe I Loreal Lash Paradise Mascara

Too Faced Better than Sex Mascara Dupe I Loreal Lash Paradise Mascara

Ultimately, I have so much admiration and respect for Too Faced that I feel guilty at the thought of turning against them. After all, they are the true inventors of one of the best mascaras of our lifetime. 

Okay, I know it might be slightly dramatic to talk about mascara on that level…but it’s mascara! Only the most important part of my everyday makeup routine. #NoShame

Of course, Too Faced has a whole line of other amazing products that L’Oreal hasn’t copied…yet, anyway.

Thank You for Reading!

Now that you have a new winning drugstore makeup dupe in your pocket, I wish you and your lashes good luck while I dive into the final episode of Pretty Little Liars. Talk about the end of an era…right? Definitely MUST get to the bottom of that mystery and if Melissa Hastings isn’t in some way involved, I may just pull my hair out.

Thank you for reading! If you’ve discovered any incredible makeup dupes as of late – definitely let me know. My makeup stash is in need of even more fabulous dupes…and who doesn’t love a good deal?


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Too Faced Better than Sex Mascara ($23.00)

L’Oreal Lash Paradise Mascara ($9.99)


Stay stylish and keep chasing your dreams!

XOXO
Kelly

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