Too Faced ‘Better Than Sex’ Mascara is one of the most loved and well known mascaras on the Internet, and naturally I was overjoyed to receive this in June’s Cohorted box. I have actually tried this mascara before, I received it originally in a Glossybox in 2016 but I haven’t reviewed it before so I wanted to take a look at it with fresh eyes and write it up. My Cohorted booklet says:
“The ‘Better Than Sex mascara’ and all your desires for lush, incredibly intense lashes will be fulfilled. One application of our collagen-fuelled formula and touch of our specially shaped brush will leave you begging for more. One coat and lashes are full, defined and stretched to unbelievable lengths. Two coats and they’re reaching unbelievable heights of drama. Three coats and you’ll believe in magic.”
This is a travel size 4.8g mascara available for £12.50 from lookincredible.co.uk with free delivery. The mascara is also available in an 8g full size version, which is available for £18.50 from justmylook.co.uk, also with free delivery.
The mascara is packaged in a shiny pink and gold box. The front of the box had the brand and product name, and boasts some of the mascaras properties. There is a before and after photo, and the packaging claims 1944% more volume. The box also boasts results of a consumer study, which claims 100% participants saw dramatic volume, 100% saw longer lashes, and 90% saw a dramatic look with one coat. The information is repeated on the back of the box in French. The side of the box lists the company contact details and place of manufacture (Italy). There is a little write up about the mascara which says:
“Our Hourglass-Shaoed Brush was designed after discovering the bust-waist-hip ratio of an iconic silver screen Blonde Bombshell held the secret to the preferct brush silhouette that seperates, coats and curls each lash to voluptuous perfection. One coat of the carbon black, collagen-fuelled formula and lashes are full, defined and stitched to unbelievable lengths.”
Ingredients: water/Aqua/eat, synthetic beeswax, paraffin, glyceryl stearate, acacia Senegal gum, butylene glycol, oryza sativa (rice) bran wax, stearin acid, palmitic acid, poly ute England, 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.
Unscrewing the cap of the mascara reveals the hour-shaped brush that was described on the packaging, and I’m glad to see that it’s saturated product. The wand isn’t very long, which is expected for a travel size item, however this does have some benefits as the application can be al little more precise.
I curl my lashes using The Vintage Company Eyelash Curler (review here: https://fayesbox.com/2017/06/15/vintage-cosmetic-company-eyelash-curlers-review/) and start to coat my eyelashes with masacara. When applying the mascara I start as close to the root of the hair as I can, and wiggle the wand as I run it along the length.
I already knew before I started writing that I liked this mascara – I’ve used it before and I find it especially good for creating volume. The first ever time I tried it I found it didn’t live up to its name, but I found the formula got better after a few uses when it seemed to thicken just a little bit, and that made a huge difference to the overall result. For best results I like to use two different brands of mascara together, you could pair this with Doucce Maxlash Volumizer mascara (review: https://fayesbox.com/2017/05/28/doucce-maxlash-volumizer-mascara-review/) – the Doucce mascara will give incredible length, and this Too Faced mascara will really thicken lashes, without making them clumpy.