Believe The Hype: Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
It is one of the most popular mascaras on the market and for good reason. I don't know if I would say it is better than sex but the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara is a very close second!
It wasn't love at first sight...
I had heard a lot about this mascara but every time I went into Mecca the tester always looked clumpy and messy - it was an instant turn off and nothing about it looked promising so I never purchased it. But then the day came where I received a mini version in my Mecca Beauty Loop Box so I finally bit the bullet and gave it a go!
Tried and Tested
When purchasing any mascara I always look for formulas that offer volumising and lengthening results to make my naturally long lashes fuller and longer!
So when I read the following Better Than Sex Mascara clinical* and consumer** study results I knew I had to put that mascara mini to the test!
1,944% more volume*
100% saw longer lashes**
100% saw dramatic volume**
93% saw base-to-tip curl**
8 out of 10 say it’s the best mascara they’ve ever used**
3.4 out of 10 say great lashes are better than sex**
3.1 out of 10 agree that this mascara is so good, it’s better than sex**
When you unscrew and remove the lid from the signature pink, metal-look tube, you will notice the wands hourglass shape. I personally find this wand works wonders to get to the root of my lashes and also coat the lashes in the inner and outer corners, which other mascara wands don't always reach. The top of the wand is also the perfect shape for applying mascara vertically to the lower lashes.
Below is a picture of my lashes, with and without the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara. To achieve this look I place the mascara coated wand at the base of my lashes and wiggled it through from the root to the tip. I do this on my upper lashes first (on top and underneath the lash) to create length and allow it to dry before moving on to the lower lashes to avoid mascara transferring onto my eyelid (damn my hooded eyes!).
I apply a second coat to the upper lashes, taking the fuller end of the wand through the middle to end of the lashes to create fullness and volume.
I have been using this mascara for almost 12 months and I am obsessed! I always carry a mini in my bag and can confidently say I will always have a tube in my collection. When you receive compliments such as 'your lashes look amazing, have you had extensions?' I know I'm onto a good thing!
The Better Than Sex Mascara now also comes in a waterproof formula, perfect for brides and to keep your mascara in place during those tear jerker chick flicks!
Try Before You Buy
As I mentioned in my May Favourites post, if you want to try this mascara before committing to the full size, Too Faced have released a 'Totally Obsessed' pack which includes a Better Than Sex Mascara mini and four other Too Faced mini must-haves including the Hangover Face Primer and Melted Liquid Lipstick (both of which I also love!). Considering the full size Better Than Sex Mascara is $34 I think that $36 to try 5 popular Too Faced products is amazing value!
Remember once a mascara is opened it will have a shelf life of approximately 3 months. Once it starts to run low, dry out or when you no longer hear the 'pop' sound when you remove the wand from the tube - it is time to get a new one. Alternatively if you don't see the fabulous results you were once achieving that is also a sign that you will need to purchase a replacement mascara.
Is Too Faced Better Than Sex your must-have mascara? Let me know in the comments below or share your favourite mascaras so I can check them out!
*This post is completely unsponsored and all opinions expressed are honest and my own.