Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara Review

It takes a lot for me to love a mascara.  I’m looking for super black, long lasting lashes, with lots of volume, length and a fanned out look grabbing all of my lashes and for a lot of mascaras, that is quite a lot to ask.  I find that I can sometimes tick a lot of my mascara boxes but not all.  However I have found the perfect mascara that ticks ALL of the boxes in the form of the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara.

Too Faced have featured heavily in my make up collection continuously for the last ten years.  I remember saving up my money to buy their eyeshadow palettes because they were so much better than anything else out there and that is a claim I still stand by today.  I’ve tried everything from Urban Decay to MAC but my favourite eyeshadows and palettes still come from Too Faced.  I’ve probably bought something from every different make up category from them in the past and if it hasn’t been for me to use then it has been as a gift for a friend as I find their products to be pretty fail safe in that they do exactly what they will say they will.  That can also be said for the latest addition to my Too Faced make up collection…

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara*

The Better Than Sex Mascara caused a bit of a commotion with their mind blowing video starring style icon Jeannie Mai.  Its bold and attention grabbing just like the mascara so before I jump into the review, check out the video below.

So what is all the fuss about?  Well, the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara is packed with collagen to give you larger than life, intense lashes that look defined and lengthened beyond belief.  Too Faced have conducted lots of clinical and customer studies and found that using this mascara gave 1944% more volume, 100% saw longer lashes, 100% saw dramatic volume and 93% saw base to tip curl.  Furthermore, 8 out of 10 said that it was the best mascara they had ever used and I totally second that.

Pretty big claims I’m sure you’d agree and I’ve made sure that I’ve given this mascara a thorough road test before blogging about it.  I’ve been using it solidly for the last two months and I absolutely love it.  It is definitely the best mascara I’ve ever used- above my previous favourites Clinique High Impact and YSL Faux Cils because it gives incredible volume, separation and length.

The wand is shaped like an hourglass so it is wider at the ends and thinner in the middle.  When you pull the wand out of the tube it looks as though it picks up a lot of product but this isn’t overly dispersed onto the lashes, the wand literally evenly distributes just the right amount of product onto the lashes to create gorgeous lengthened, volumised eye lashes.

The brush is quite big as far as mascara wands go and I was worried that I would end up getting the product all over my lids.  However the Better Than Sex Mascara is actually very easy to apply to achieve a faultless application.

The bristles are quite sturdy and I find that the best way to use it is to start at the bottom of the lashes and wiggle upwards slightly as you go.  I start with the outside lashes first and work my way into the corner of my eye.  The packaging for the mascara recommends between one and three coats depending on the amount of fullness you’d like to achieve.  I actually find that I can achieve a gorgeous eye look with only one coat which is perfect for day to day use.  One coat really lengthens and separates the lashes whilst adding lots of volume, particularly at the root.  I find that a second coat adds a little more length and volume and a third increases the volume again.

My lashes without mascara

What you should probably know about my natural lashes is that they’re pretty pathetic.  They’re incredibly straight, very short and even with most mascaras, they look pretty non existent.

My lashes without mascara

For the first time, I’ve felt really confident in my lashes without extensions or falsies on and that’s because of this mascara.  I find that it works best when I don’t curl my lashes first which is good because it saves me even more time when I’m getting ready.  It creates a curl in my lashes that lasts all day.  When I read up about the mascara, I found that it has Acacia Senegal Tree Extract in it which helps to lock the curl in place as well as nourishing and thickening the lashes.  It definitely does keep the curl in place in my lashes and really gives that wide eyed look as the wand coats and curls all of the lashes.

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara applied to one eye

Generally it wouldn’t take me two months to review a mascara as I can usually see whether or not I am going to like it after a few applications but I’ve purposely waited this long because some YouTube reviews I’d watched online spoke about how the mascara was quite gloopy in formula and that they predicted it would dry out quickly as a result.  While the formula is a little thicker than other mascaras I’ve used, it hasn’t dried out whatsoever and it hasn’t become flaky, producing fall out, which are usually signs that a mascara is drying out.

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara applied to one eye

The Better Than Sex Mascara creates gorgeous blacker than black lashes every time I’ve used it which really makes my eyes stand out.  The colour is very much a carbon black shade and the formula contains unique peptides that give it the deep, intense black look.  I found that I doesn’t have any fall out or smudging either, even when used in very hot weather where sweating is likely.

One coat of the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

I’ve just got back from a week in Turkey where I tried out this mascara to the max and for the first time in a years, I went on holiday without eyelash extensions because I knew that I could achieve a gorgeous minimal make up look with long, full lashes using this mascara alone.  I love the way the Better Than Sex Mascara made my eyelashes stand out and stay looking full, fanned out and curled all night, even though it was super hot.

One coat of the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

The Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara does have a film-forming polymer that is designed to give smudge proof wear, all day wear and it really does work as if there was any time my mascara would smudge it would have been when I was on holiday!.  I don’t know whether this would be different on other eye shapes, for example on those with hooded eyes, but on mine, this mascara doesn’t smudge at all.

With one coat of the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara and without

The packaging of this mascara is really sturdy.  It comes in a quite a big, metallic pink tube that’s easy to hold and use.  It feels really substantial and overall for the packaging and the product itself, I really think that it is worth the £19 price tag.  I wouldn’t say that was expensive for a mascara anyway but is higher than a drugstore price… and rightly so as its better than anything else I’ve tried on the high street.

Two coats of the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

You can buy it from Look FantasticDebenhams, Sephora and Beauty Bay in the UK and Sephora and Too Faced in America.

So, is it Better Than Sex?  I guess that depends on who your partner is but one thing is for certain, it is better than any other mascara I’ve ever tried.

Have you tried the Better Than Sex Mascara?  What is your favourite Too Faced product?

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  1. Anonymous
    July 24, 2014 / 10:54 am

    Great post, again. I don't use much make up but cannot do without mascara.I noticed last week that my local Debenhams has a new Two Faced counter, so I will be purchasing this on pay day.

  2. Farhanah
    December 25, 2015 / 5:43 pm

    Thanks for your review and photos for comparison of the before and after. I found it super useful!! =)

  3. Anisa sadewa
    December 29, 2015 / 12:57 am

    i love this mascara too, they're look stunning on you! thanks for the review^^

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