No actually, it was a bit of a flop 😉
I’m talking about the Too Faced ‘Better Than Sex’ Mascara…
I’m not blessed with the best lashes, they’re not particularly long, nor thick, so I need all the help I can get and this is one of those cult mascaras I’ve seen raved about for a number of years.
It’s also cruelty free and from a brand I’ve wanted to try for a long time, so I decided to splurge and spent £23 on this mascara which is meant to be super black and make your lashes look both long and thick.
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!
For about 2 minutes I was really impressed – and then, as I finished applying the second coat on my second eye, I noticed the first one’s lashes were drooping…. my lashes were literally being pulled down and ‘hanging around’ limply, pointing straight ahead rather than being curved, lifted and long like they were just a few seconds before!
Now, ironically, when I applied the mascara to take the pictures for this blog my lashes didn’t flop in the way did before – it had been about a month since I first tried it and the formulation was noticeably drier as I put the mascara on… … so it seems that when it’s really fresh and wet, it’s heavier and pulls your lashes down?
Here’s my natural lashes:
… and with 2 coats of the Mascara:
I do like the deep blackness of it and it definitely makes my lashes stand out and look longer.
You can also get away with a third coat for extra impact if you are careful to go lightly so you don’t get clumps (I managed to smudge some on my lid)
… and with the 3 coats:
Even with the extra 3rd layer, I still don’t think this mascara is ‘mind-blowing’ as they claim.
I don’t think it does a better job than anything else I’ve tried recently and it’s double the price of some very comparable, more budget options like L’Oreal Paris Paradise Mascara £11.99, or Maybelline Total Temptation Mascara £8.99.
For a high-end comparison, Monsieur Big Mascara from Lancome, £21.00 is the other one I’ve seen raved about since its release and my friend told me it’s fabulous.
So unfortunately this isn’t a product I can really recommend…..I pride myself on writing no bullsh*t beauty reviews.
Have you tried it? if so, let me know what you think!
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