Paradise Extatic vs Better Than Sex

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Today, I am going to compare the Paradise Extatic mascara by L’Oreal [drugstore] with the Better than sex mascara by Too Faced [high-end]. I know that the famous L’Oreal mascara came out a few months ago and went viral, but I really didn’t have time to review it. I read/watched many reviews on this mascara and many bloggers said that this mascara is the dupe for the better than sex, therefore, I decided to write a post comparing those two mascaras [but focusing more on the Paradise Extatic]


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The packaging of the Paradise Extatic mascara is pretty similar to the better than sex one; shape and color wise however the lower part of the L’Oreal’s mascara is orange/gold. Also the tube of the better than sex mascara is way ‘fatter’ and taller. Either ways, it’s pretty obvious that the Paradise Extatic is a dupe for the Better Than sex because of its appearance. 

In contrast to the Paradise Extatic, the better than sex feels and looks more luxurious: it’s heavy, I love the 3d writings, it feels like metal not plastic like the L’Oreal one. But I personally don’t mind that the L’Oreal one feels less luxurious, I care more about the formula. Plus, I do like the packaging, it’s very nice and chic: I like the font of the title [very hollywood-ish], I like the colours and the shape, basically,  it looks nice for a drugstore mascara. 

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Concerning the brush, they both have the same shape, like an hourglass, however the better than sex one is way thicker which makes it harder to apply and very messy. Therefore, one thing I like more in the dupe version of the Too Faced mascara than in the original is the brush [because of its small size]. 


Formula wise, I still love the better than sex one better because not only the ingredients are all natural [coconut oil] which is more healthy for your eyelashes, but I also like the results better.

I liked the Paradise Extatic mascara but compared to the Too Faced one, it doesn’t give as much volume and length to your lashes, unless you apply two coats but then your lashes start looking clumpy.

[Better Than Sex on the left and Paradise Extatic on the right. Photo on the left: one coat of Paradise Extatic. Photo on the right: two coats with Paradise Extatic]


The better than sex mascara retails for 25 euros and contains 8ml of products whereas the L’Oreal one contains 6.4ml and retails for 14 euros. Even if the L’Oreal mascara contained 8ml of products, it would still be cheaper than the Too Faced one so for the formula and packaging, I think the price is very fair.


In conclusion, I still believe that the Better Than Sex mascara by Too Faced is better than the Paradise Extatic mascara by L’Oreal. Nonetheless, if you are not willing to spend 25 euros on a mascara, the Paradise Extatic is not bad and does what it claims to do so I don’t think this mascara is a major flop. 

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  1. mmtshali
    September 25, 2017 / 8:25 am

    Hey beautiful I really enjoyed your post it was informative and written well…just gave your blog a follow I hope you follow back looking forward to more of those great posts 

  2. September 25, 2017 / 12:34 pm

    I loved this review and I like how you compared many aspects of these mascaras! I have heard many people say great things about the Better Than Sex one, so I will be looking into buying it. Thanks for sharing girl! <3

    • September 25, 2017 / 2:40 pm

      Thank you very much!! Some people don’t like the Better than sex, saying that it makes your lashes clumpy but it performs very well on my lashes, so you should give it a try!!

  3. September 25, 2017 / 9:19 pm

    Great post sweet! Two of my favourite mascaras! x

  4. September 25, 2017 / 9:30 pm

    Ooh the packaging is different but maybe because of the Extatic addition.

    • September 26, 2017 / 5:08 am

      Yes, at first i thought the lash paradise was different than the extatic mascara. But apparently, it’s the same formula, it’s just the packaging that is different (and name)

  5. September 25, 2017 / 10:30 pm

    Wow I usually use two or tree different types of mascara one for volume, the other for making my eyelashes look longer. This one is obviously three in one hahah I’ve always dreamed about… I will definitely try it. Thanks for the lovely post dear.
    ( I followed you on Instagram) .. smiles and hugs

    • September 26, 2017 / 5:09 am

      Awww thank you, yes you should try this one!! I’ll follow you back ^^

  6. September 27, 2017 / 12:06 am

    I am a very happy owner of the Better Than Sex mascara, but I have tried both, and I agree with pretty much this whole review! So glad I stumbled across your blog x
    Abby –