Unless you’re new to the beauty industry, you are bound to have, at least, heard of L’Oreal. In this article, we will be comparing two of its products: L’Oreal Lash Paradise Mystic Black vs Blackest Black.
These two products are part of the L’Oreal Lash Paradise mascara collection. Also part of this range is the L’Oreal Lash Paradise Black and Black Brown. “Take your lashes to paradise” is the catchphrase for this mascara range and they really do take your lashes to paradise.
The mascaras tend to look pretty much the same. That’s why one common question most intending buyers ask is: ‘What really is the difference between them?’
Well, we are here to answer that question and any other that you might have had. After placing these two products side by side and comparing them comprehensively, you’ll be able to differentiate them. Also, we hope to help you make the decision on which of these would be best for you.
Comparison Overview – L’Oreal Lash Paradise Mystic Black vs Blackest Black
Let us take a look at a summary of the comparison. The products are labelled under L’Oreal’s voluminous line of products. The voluminous brand was designed to give your lashes a more voluminous look, making them look longer and fuller.
There are two important differences. The first is the color. There is a difference, albeit slight, in the shades of black of the two mascaras.
The mystic black is the darkest shade of black available. Ever so slightly, the blackest black is lighter than the mystic black. Would that make a difference? It depends on who is using it.
The second major difference is the formula. The mystic black, a newer product than the blackest black, comes in a washable formula. There is a chance that it is available in waterproof. But the blackest black is available in both the washable and waterproof formulas.
In all though, the two mascaras are superb to use. They give length, strength and visibility to your lashes, short or long, scanty or full.
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Price & Value Ratio – L’Oreal Lash Paradise Mystic Black vs Blackest Black
Are they both worth their prices? According to some users, they are well worth the prices, if not more. They certainly give value and effect that outweigh their prices. In some cases, users said that they work far better than other mascaras that are sold at almost twice the prices.
There is hardly any user that has been left unsatisfied with the value they got for money spent on either mascara. And that is saying a lot.
Comparison Table – L’Oreal Lash Paradise Mystic Black vs Blackest Black
|Available in||Washable||Washable and Waterproof|
|Applicator Type||Soft, Wavy Brush||Same as the Mystic Black|
|Liquid Content Size||0.28 fl. Oz.||Same as the Mystic Black|
|Pigment||Darkest Shade of Black||Slightly Lighter than the Mystic Black|
Which Is Better under What Circumstance – L’Oreal Lash Paradise Mystic Black vs Blackest Black
|You may desire to have a deeper black mascara. This shade of black tends to add more mystery to the eyes. If that is so, then the mystic black should work fine for you.||Your daily dealings may bring you in contact with water or you sweat a lot. So, the waterproof formula of the Blackest Black will do you good.|
|If you hate being stressed when getting your mascara off, then mystic black is your best bet. It can be easily washed off using just soap and water.||The washable blackest black mascara can be easily washed off without much hassle. Cleaning it off is made easy if you are always on the move.|
|Add volume to your lashes, full or scanty, with this mascara.||Just like the Mystic Black, you can add volume to your lashes with this option.|
Common Features – L’Oreal Lash Paradise Mystic Black vs Blackest Black
This is the deepness of the shade of each product. And both mascaras are black. But while one is the deepest shade of black available, the other is slightly lighter than it.
Both L’Oreal mascaras have the same brush type. With a soft wavy bristle brush, the content of these amazing mascaras are easily applied to the lashes to achieve that voluminous look.
The wand itself is fixed and cannot be bent. The wand size is comparatively smaller than other popular mascara products. This sometimes requires precision while applying.
There are brush types that are bendable while some others possess an elastomer brush. An elastomer brush possesses elastic properties that cause it to return to its original position after the force is removed. This is not the case with these products.
The number of bristles on the brush of both products is also the same. According to the description of both products, the bristles are over 200 in number. They capture your lashes completely to bring about a packed fringe result.
The similarity between these two products is even evident in their packaging. They come in a metallic cylindrical container. This container houses both the brush and the mascara contents.
The container’s color is also the same pink color with a golden band around the neckline that has “L’Oreal Paris” inscribed on it.
They have similar ingredients as well as different ones. The similar ingredients are the major ones while those that are different basically affect the colors.
Effect has to do with the results you get after applying these mascaras. The Mystic Black and the Blackest Black mascaras are known for their volumising effects. That means after using either of them, you get fuller lashes.
Apart from being able to add volume to your lashes, these mascaras last all day long. So it eliminates the need for you to constantly reapply during the day.
Both products have the same content of 0.28 fl. Oz. Small, yes but a little tends to go a long way when applied correctly. Besides, as we have stated earlier, there won’t be much need to reapply often.
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What Is Special about Each Mascara? – L’Oreal Lash Paradise Mystic Black vs Blackest Black
The major distinguishing difference between the L’Oreal Lash Paradise Mystic Black vs Blackest Black is the color tone. For the Mystic Black, the color tone is even darker than Blackest Black. The color number is 205 while that of Blackest black is 204 (waterproof) and 200 (washable).
Mystic black is the one with the darkest color tones in the L’Oreal lash paradise collection, if not the darkest.
The L’Oreal Lash Paradise collection comes in either a washable or waterproof formula. The washable feature is not fit for under-water use; it runs easily. There is an upside: it is easy to wash off with just water and soap.
The waterproof feature, on the other hand, holds under water or intense sweating. However, it is somewhat difficult to remove without the help of a makeup remover.
It is important to note this: when buying the Blackest Black, remember there are two types so you decide which you prefer. But the Mystic Black comes in the washable formula mostly so is easier to decide on.
Unique Pros – L’Oreal Lash Paradise Mystic Black vs Blackest Black
Pros Unique to L’Oreal Lash Paradise Mystic Black
i. It comes in the darkest shade of black available.
ii. It is easy to use and equally easy to wash off.
iii. Additionally, it has a tapered applicator.
Pros Unique to L’Oreal Lash Paradise Blackest Black
i. Comes in a very dark shade of black but not the darkest black. This gives room for lightness if you desire.
ii. It is available in both washable and waterproof formulas.
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Unique Cons – L’Oreal Lash Paradise Mystic Black vs Blackest Black
Now, let us take a look at the downsides of each mascara.
Cons Unique to L’Oreal Lash Paradise Mystic Black
i. There may be slight redness and itching of the eyes from using it, as reported by a few users.
ii. And there is the slight chance it will clump, especially when several layers are applied.
Con Unique to L’Oreal Lash Paradise Blackest Black
i. The applicator does not taper out like that of the Mystic Black. This could prove difficult to use, especially for those with really thin lids and scanty lashes.
Common Pros – L’Oreal Lash Paradise Mystic Black vs Blackest Black
|Effect||The Mystic Black adds a certain type of allure and mystery to the eyes.||Similarly, the Blackest Black gives you the same effect.|
|Washable||You do not have to go an extra mile to wash it off.||Likewise, the washable type of this option is easy to clean off, with soap and water.|
|Type of Brush||Soft and pliable, its brush has 200 bristles, to pick up every single lash.||The same is applicable to this product.|
|Affordability||The mystic black fits so well into any type of budget you may have.||The same is applies to the Blackest Black.|
Common Cons – L’Oreal Lash Paradise Mystic Black vs Blackest Black
|Possibility of Clumping||Over application of the mystic black can cause the mascara to become clumped.||The same could apply to the Blackest Black.|
|Size||It comes in a 0.28 fl. oz. which means that it is quite small.||The same is applicable with the Blackest Black.|
Users’ Take – L’Oreal Lash Paradise Mystic Black vs Blackest Black
|Users love the look of the mystic black on them. The very black pigment of it adds to the color of their lashes in a way little else can do.
Those with scanty eye lashes have found that it adds length and volume to the lashes, shading the eyes and brightening them at the same time.
The brush has a way of rolling up the lashes, even the shortest ones, and fluffing them up.
But while it is not exorbitantly priced, the little bottle of mascara has raised some brows due to its price. And if they can have something cheaper but with the same results, why ever not?
But some users value the effect so do not mind the size.
|The fact that this can be had in both washable and waterproof formulas is something many users appreciate. They also like that the washable formula is easy to clean off.
A user said she wore the waterproof formula to bed and woke up with just a little smudge from it. This feature has endeared it to many.
Users veer towards the blackest black because it is somewhat cheaper than the mystic black.
The size and shape of the applicator could be a turn off for them, though. Lots of complaints have come from users about having mascara smudged all over their eye lids due to the inconvenient applicator.
Our Take on L’Oreal Lash Paradise Mystic Black vs Blackest Black
|This mascara is a great blend of ingredients and finesse. Your lashes get pampered while you look flawless, all from using it.
But that small chance of adverse reaction and clumping is off-putting.
However, would we recommend it? Yes because it gives good value for the price it goes for. And the chances of reacting negatively is very little.
|The Blackest Black seems to have little or no chance of causing any negative reaction. Coupled with its availability in two formulas, we say go for it.
We really like how much it does for lashes at the price it goes for, much like the Mystic Black. So out take is that it is worth a shot and we do recommend it.