Too-Faced ‘Better Than Sex’ Mascara | Worth the Hype?

Too-Faced ‘Better Than Sex’ Mascara | Worth the Hype?

Bonjour mes amis! I think the world and his wife have heard about the Too-Faced ‘Better Than Sex’ mascara, however when it comes to reviews it’s a very mixed bag. I have been lusting after this bad boy for well over a year, and I finally caved.

Initial thoughts

My initial reaction was, ‘I have never ever spent this much on a mascara’ as it will set you back £19.00. Which to me seems like a fair chunk of cheddar. However, there is no denying how beautiful the packaging is. In it’s baby pink tube with embossed writing. The tube itself is also very weighted again emphasising the quality. The brush is in an hourglass silhouette which is meant to grab onto the lashes, separate, curl, lengthen and volumise. A lot of claims, let’s see if it lives up to the challenge.

Too-Faced 'Better than Sex' mascara and eyelash curler

The test

I think every girl in the world uses 2 coats of mascara to really get those fluttery lashes we all crave. So 2 coats it was going to be. I naturally have quite long eyelashes anyway, however they’re almost invisible they’re so fair. So I personally blink into my mascara as I feel it works the product into my lashes. After just a few blinks I could see my lashes were growing and thickening up, which I was very impressed with. There was no real clumpiness and I felt that even the smaller lashes were getting curled and lengthened.

And after I let the first coat dry I proceeded with the second, which added more volume than anything else which I love! I think it would be quite easy to go over the top with this mascara as it is VERY thickening, which leads to you having 3 huge, matted eyelashes. Never a cute look.

progression of eyelashes after 1 and 2 coats of Too-Faced 'Better than Sex' mascra

Throughout the day

I was delighted that as the day progressed, there was not even a hint of transfer on my eyelid. Which I usually really suffer with, the cons of MEGA oily skin. And my lashes looked exactly the same as when I first applied the mascara, there was no flaking, no nothing. Which is something completely alien to me, and I couldn’t be more thrilled!

As much as it pains me to spend £19.00 on a single mascara, for what you get: the quality, the weariblity and longevity. It basically pays for itself. I am officially converted, and it won’t be long before I find myself back at the Too-Faced counter. I have an addiction.

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  1. 8th August 2017 / 2:35 pm

    I just can’t get myself to buy this mascara because of it’s price and there are so many mixed reviews! Glad it worked for you, your lashes look amazing! xx

    • bellainizio
      13th August 2017 / 12:49 pm

      Thank you my lovely! I discovered after there’s a travel sized version, maybe that could be an idea? Xx

      • 13th August 2017 / 2:08 pm

        I’ll have to check that out! 💕

  2. 8th August 2017 / 4:10 pm

    I’m loving the drugstore dupe for ‘Better Than Sex, the L’Oreal Lash Paradise mascara. Nice blog!

    • bellainizio
      13th August 2017 / 12:50 pm

      I’ve just bought it with the intension of doing a comparison! Watch this space lovely! x

  3. 8th August 2017 / 8:01 pm

    Need need need need NEED

    • bellainizio
      13th August 2017 / 12:50 pm

      get it, get it, get it, get it, GET IT! xx

    • bellainizio
      13th August 2017 / 12:51 pm

      Please do angel, would love to know how you get on! x

    • bellainizio
      13th August 2017 / 12:52 pm

      Think it’s mine now too lovely x

  4. 9th August 2017 / 12:26 am

    My favorite mascara, the price hurts a little bit it’s so worth it as long as you don’t overdue it! Great review love!

    • bellainizio
      13th August 2017 / 12:52 pm

      Definitely with you on that! I’m obsessed, thank you! x

  5. 9th August 2017 / 1:28 pm

    I just bought mine (waterproof one) today! Can’t wait to try it out! Love the review!


    • bellainizio
      13th August 2017 / 12:53 pm

      OOO let us know how you get on! xx

    • bellainizio
      13th August 2017 / 12:53 pm

      Bite the bullet and invest lovely, it really is worth it! Awh thank you so much you little cutie! xx

  6. 9th August 2017 / 11:06 pm

    I really need to try this mascara! I’m so tired of the cheap drugstore ones that just clump your lashes!

    • bellainizio
      13th August 2017 / 12:54 pm

      TELL ME ABOUT IT! Definitely give it and try and see what you think, I don’t think I can go back now! X

  7. Makeup & Beauty Blog
    14th August 2017 / 7:58 pm

    i loveee this mascara, you should also try benefit’s theyre real!!

    • bellainizio
      17th August 2017 / 10:41 pm

      Ooo I tried that years and years ago, could be worth repurchasing! x

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