Better Than Sex Mascara? Quite the provocative name! I imagine it gets people talking or giggling about it, so I suppose it’s a great marketing move. In case you hadn’t guessed, today I’m going to talk about the Better Than Sex Mascara from Too Faced. So instead of going on and on about the name, let’s slip into something a little more comfortable and get a bit more intimate with this new mascara! J

When I first saw the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara, I felt that it looked and sounded quite promising. However, every tester that I saw looked really clumpy and disgusting, so I decided to hold off a bit on actually purchasing one because I feared that the mascara might start out just fine, but dry into a nasty mess over time. I was thrilled when I got my hands on a sample, and I immediately set about testing it out!

What really drew me to this mascara was the brush. It has an hourglass shaped brush with densely packed standard (not plastic) bristles. I feel like the shape helps get to the inner and outer corner lashes easier without making such a large brush that you apply mascara to your entire eye socket! J I find it very easy to apply the mascara and rarely, if ever, have trouble with smudges on my eyelid…or worse. Definitely a fan of the hourglass shaped brush!

The formula itself is also amazing! It is not too wet, nor too dry, and it applies like a dream! It creates beautiful volume and length with ease! It lasts wonderfully without being impossible to remove…I would say that it is water-resistant, but not waterproof. It also seems to hold a curl relatively well. I’m not sure I would say that it actually helps create a curl, but it doesn’t seem to weigh down lashes. It doesn’t dry to a crispy or unpleasant texture either. I really dislike mascaras that end up feeling crunchy, but this mascara keeps lashes feeling soft and flexible thanks to the “collagen-fueled formula.” According to the Too Faced website, this mascara also uses “unique peptides for the deepest, intense black possible,” and it definitely is intensely black. As far as clumping goes, lashes do not stick together with one coat, but I would recommend giving them a minute or so to dry before applying a second coat…just in case! They can get a little clumpy if too much is applied at a time. The end result with one coat is somewhere between natural and dramatic, which is perfect for me! Add two coats, and you have drama! My eyes, which are occasionally irritated by mascara, do not feel at all negatively affected by the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara. Amazing formula, amazing results! J

Top: Bare Lashes
Middle: 1 Coat of Better Than Sex Mascara
Bottom: 2 Coats of Better Than Sex Mascara

Top: Bare Lashes
Middle: 1 Coat of Better Than Sex Mascara
Bottom: 2 Coats of Better Than Sex Mascara

Overall, I lovethis mascara! I really can’t find anything wrong with it. The only fault I can find with the mascara is the $23 price tag. It’s hefty for me, but it may just be worth every cent! JAs for the nasty looking tester wands in stores, I’m not sure what seems to be the problem. I have been using this mascara for at least a couple months and have not noticed clumping on the brush or any other unpleasant appearance or change to the formula. Well done Too Faced! Your Better Than Sex Mascara just may be better…well, it’s an amazing mascara and quite possibly my new must-have! J

Too Faced’s Better Than Sex Mascara retails for $23 and can be purchased from retailers like Ulta and Sephora, or directly from the Too Faced website.

Disclaimer: This item was a free sample provided with the purchase of another item. I have not been compensated in any way for this review, nor have I been influenced by the fact that there was no charge for this deluxe sized sample. For more information, please see my full Disclosure Policy


Comments

  1. Haha yeah I'm sure the name does a lot for their marketing, a la NARS Orgasm. But I have heard nothing but raves about it. It's out of my price range for a mascara, but it does sound great

  2. Haha yeah I'm sure the name does a lot for their marketing, a la NARS Orgasm. But I have heard nothing but raves about it. It's out of my price range for a mascara, but it does sound great

  3. This looks really good! But $23, yikes…I try to toss out my mascaras every three months since I have sensitive eyes, so I don't know if I could justify the price tag. The name does make me giggle 😀

  4. This looks really good! But $23, yikes…I try to toss out my mascaras every three months since I have sensitive eyes, so I don't know if I could justify the price tag. The name does make me giggle 😀

  5. NARS is great with the sexual names! 🙂 I think Illamasqua has a few too. I agree that the Better Than Sex mascara is awfully pricey. It's comparable to other prestige mascaras, but $23 is steep to me too. Anything over about $10 is too high to me. 🙂 It's a great mascara though and it's tempting to buy a full size when my sample runs out, though I doubt I will.

  6. NARS is great with the sexual names! 🙂 I think Illamasqua has a few too. I agree that the Better Than Sex mascara is awfully pricey. It's comparable to other prestige mascaras, but $23 is steep to me too. Anything over about $10 is too high to me. 🙂 It's a great mascara though and it's tempting to buy a full size when my sample runs out, though I doubt I will.

  7. It IS good, but I'm not sure it's worth $23! 🙂 Good for you actually tossing your mascaras after 3 months! 🙂 I know you're supposed to, but I rarely seem to. :/

  8. It IS good, but I'm not sure it's worth $23! 🙂 Good for you actually tossing your mascaras after 3 months! 🙂 I know you're supposed to, but I rarely seem to. :/

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