[sample/affiliate] It seems a while since I tested out a new mascara so I was really pleased to give L’Oreal Paris Paradise Extatic Mascara (or is it Extatic Paradise?).

L’Oreal Paris Paradise Extatic Mascara

You’re always on safe ground with L’Oreal mascaras as they have some of the best formula patents around. It’s immediately clear that this is a long making formula rather than a fattening formula. I got some amazing lengthening so if your look is for sky high, spiky lashes, it’s for you. It’s not for you if you like a very thick lash fringe – I loved the way that it took my lashes upwards (and they stayed) but if you have sparse lashes I don’t think it’s necessarily the right formula. My lashes are middle ground – not long but not stumpy, not fulsome but not sparse so it’s a different kind of eye look for me that I really liked. It’s best with kohl I think which tends to give lashes a colour grounding so you don’t look like your black spikes are shooting off bare flesh. My first thought was that it’s a fabulous mascara for anyone with a thick lash line that needs length so I’d highly recommend it for that.

I just didn’t find it as volumising as I was expecting but the black shade is perfectly intense. Better still, because I loathe a crispy lash, it keeps lashes soft (thanks to extra castor oil). You can coat up – I needed two coats for the lengthening but I could have gone on… and I didn’t have any flaking whatsoever. I did notice a bit of under-eye smudging but at the same time I know I’d rubbed my eyes. It’s £11.99 HERE, non affiliate HERE.


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