I’m sure you know by now that I’m a big drugstore beauty gal. More so, I’m 100% a drugstore mascara user. I don’t think I’ve ever purchased a high-end mascara, with the exception of anything that has been sent/given to me. For a beauty product that should be replaced every three months or so, why would I want to spend a lot of money? Plus, drugstore mascara formulas these days are just as good (if not sometimes better!) than the more expensive options. I’ve tried a lot of drugstore mascaras but usually end up back with my ride-or-die CoverGirl. That is until recently when I discovered the new L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise – the best drugstore mascara that I’ve ever tried!
The fact that I’m even writing this post is huge. It takes a lot to take me away from CoverGirl Lash Blast Clump Crusher and original Volume Blast. I’ve used that combination for years – even on my wedding day! But, for whatever reason the mascara fairies were telling me to try something new. I’m SO glad that I did.
Obviously, the first thing that caught my eye was the packaging of L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise. Who can resist a pink tube of mascara? And, after taking a look at the brush shape I was intrigued. It’s curvier than what I’m used to, but that makes it easier to get right to the base of my lashes to evenly apply product.
I’m not a fan whatsoever of the original L’Oreal Voluminous. I always found the formula too wet, resulting in product smearing all over my eyes rather than staying on my lashes. So I was skeptical at first about how this new mascara would apply. It’s a drier formula, which I prefer. I’m able to work with it more and build up the intensity without worrying about the product just slipping off my lashes.
Here are my lashes before and after I apply two coats of the mascara. Hello, length and volume!
If I need a little extra lift or staying power, I’ll also apply a coat of L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Primer before going in with the mascara. This is the new dream team of beautiful lasting lashes! Just be sure to have a good bottle of eye makeup remover on hand at night since it can be a little stubborn to remove.
As if this post doesn’t prove it already, L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise is the best drugstore mascara that I’ve ever tried. I want every person I know to run to the store for their own tube to test for themselves what I’m obsessing over!