Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara Review

 Too Faced says "A mascara so amazing, it’s Better Than Sex! This formula thickens, lengthens, and curls after just one coat for the most luscious, dramatic, and volumized lashes possible. The #1-selling prestige mascara in America, Better Than Sex, gives you mind-blowing lashes, every time!" This mascara was released a few years ago and became an immediate hit, between it's risque name and supposedly super-volumizing formula, almost everyone was talking about it. Better Than Sex sat on my Wishlist for a few years, before I finally picked it up when my favorite mascara wasn't available (and of course I received a free mini tube just a few weeks later lmao). A full size tube of Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara retails for $33AUD for 8ml of product, with a travel sized available for $17. A waterproof version is also available. Too Faced is cruelty free. This mascara was made in Italy.

 Better Than Sex has gorgeous packaging! This mascara comes in a weighty, metallic millenial pink tube with the name embossed onto it. The aesthetic is luxe and lovely, and helps justify the $30+ price tag, at least in my opinion. More important than the gorgeous exterior is the brush, of course. Better Than Sex features an hourglass shaped, natural bristle brush that was way larger than I expected - I frequently tap myself in the eye or smudge some product onto my eyelid - but that's more my fault's than Too Faced's. Unfortunately this mascara's packaging is not recyclable.
Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
 With a name like "Better Than Sex", it's hard not to be intrigued by a product, but much like a boastful man, it's easy to be disappointed by such cheeky claims. I was super underwhelmed by Too Faced's Better Than Sex Mascara when my tube was brand new - it did barely anything for me, but after two weeks or so, the formula thickened up and started to provide the kind of results I'd heard so much about. This mascara is all about volume, thickening up my lashes significantly, without adding any real length to speak of. The formula is a rich black color, creating the illusion of even more density. Unfortunately the formula is quite heavy and doesn't hold a curl at all for me, my lashes have straightened out in under an hour. My wear issues don't end there, either! Even when the tube was fresh out of the box, Better Than Sex would begin to flake after about five hours, and now that my tube is coming to an end, I can only get about three hours of wear before flaking sets in. I've heard from a friend that the waterproof version doesn't have either of these issues (she hates the non-waterproof formula), but I can't speak for that myself. Better Than Sex isn't even slightly water resistant, a few rain drops (or slicing a small onion) is all it takes for this mascara to run. Luckily the lack of water resistance equates to easy removal as well.
Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara Swatch
Whomever named this mascara has clearly not had good dick. It may be crass, but let's be honest, this mascara is subpar to the likes of Marc Jacobs' Velvet Noir or even Covergirl's LashBlast Volume. The packaging is gorgeous, and this mascara does provide the volume it promises, but neither of those factors really matter if my mascara has flaked almost entirely off half way through a day. I also want to point out that this mascara dries out super quickly - my tube felt almost empty after six weeks, and now at about eight-nine weeks, I'm definitely scraping out the last of it. Too Faced's Better Than Sex Mascara isn't the worst I've ever tried, but I've definitely tried many better mascaras over the years - I wouldn't recommend or repurchase it. 

Water/Aqua/Eau, Synthetic Beeswax, Paraffin, Glyceryl Stearate, Acacia Senegal Gum, Butylene Glycol, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Wax, Stearic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Polybutene, VP/Eicosene Copolymer, Cera Carnauba/Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax/Cire de Carnauba, Aminomethyl Propanol, Phenoxyethanol, Glycerin, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Disodium EDTA, Polyester-11, PVP, Cellulose, Trimethylpentanediol/Adipic Acid/Glycerin Crosspolymer, Propylene Glycol, Acacia Senegal Gum Extract, Potassium Sorbate, Dextran, Acetyl Hexapeptide-1. May Contain/Peut Contenir/(+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Black 2 (CI 77266), Ultramarines (CI 77007).

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