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Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

BY TOO FACED #6 in Mascara

4.4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars64%
  • 4 Stars20%
  • 3 Stars9%
  • 2 Stars4%
  • 1 Star2%
4.41 / 5 based on 45,669 Reviews

Product Description

Created during a holy grail quest to find a truly buildable mascara, Better Than Sex provides extreme volume and a more dramatic look with each coat. One coat of the carbon black, collagen-fueled formula and lashes are full, defined and stretched to unbelievable lengths. Two coats and lashes are even more luscious, curled, and dramatic. Three coats and achieve the most intense black, oversized, multidimensional lashes possible! The Hourglass-Shaped brush unlocks the formula to create the perfect mascara that volumizes, lifts and coats both tops and bottoms of every little lash—with no lash left behind. A mascara so amazing…it’s Better Than Sex!

Details:

MORE TO LOVE:

  • Film-forming Polymer for smudge-proof, all day wear
  • Acacia Senegal Tree Extract to nourish, thicken and lock curl in place
  • Unique Peptides for the deepest, intense black possible
  • 0.27 oz/ 8 mL
  • 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**
  • *results observed in an in vitro study
  • **results observed in a consumer study.

Ingredients:

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, 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). *Vegan-friendly *Formulated without parabens

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Brida F.
Seattle, WA
22 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I know I'm probably THE last person in the beauty community to jump on this particular band wagon, but OH. MY. GOODNESS. I'm a convert! This little beauty, Too Better Than Sex mascara, came with my gorgeous new friend, the White Chocolate Bar, as a free gift. And what a gift she is. I tried it for the first time this morning and, as usual on morning where we are going out, it was hectic getting an 18month old washed, fed, dressed AND entertained whilst we were getting ready ourselves. THIS is my new mama's helper! Recently I've been spending what seems like an eternity on my lashes in the morning because all 3 of the mascaras I had on the go were on their last legs. This morning, I kid you not, ONE SWIPE and BOOM! I always think the "one coat" claims are BS but I swear not in this case. My lashes seemee to have curled themselves and were completely covered and long and black and separate in ONE COAT. No lie. And the bottom lashes turned out perfectly as well. I am honestly beyond impressed with this mascara. My husband thought I had lashes on! I am 100% sold on this. L'oréal Telescopic Carbon Black in still the best mascara you can get in the drugstore - but this is the best mascara you can get over all. And I am FUSSY about mascara, seriously. I have found three in my life that I actually like (the L'oréal one, Benefit Roller Lash & now this one), and many I would refuse to use at all. I don't have enough words to praise this mascara. The hype is real - I am absolutely shook! Is it better than sex? That's subjective. But it's certainly better than any other mascara.
Mery A.
Florida,fl
7 reviews
Mascaras are a hit or miss for me. I've sample so many over the years, including drug store brands, everyone from SmashBox and Benefit's They're Real! Lengthening Mascara. And the winner is ... Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara! My 2nd favorite and runner up goes to TARTE's Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1 Mascara.

With all that said, I receive a lot samples from Sephora, Birchbox and Ipsy and will always choose this bad boy, when it's available. Feel it's a love or hate relationship with many users. A number of my girlfriends don't like it, saying it does nothing for their lashes and creates fallout, that eventually turns into raccoon eyes.

For me, I think the brush on the wand is a perfect size and shape. I have thin short(er) lashes and this wand works well with them. The formula stays on practically all day/night and doesn't require any maintenance. It's easy to take off to. 
 
My only con is that it tends to dry out faster than other mascaras, so it doesn't last as long.
Erika C.
24 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
First of all, I have hooded eyes and straight lashes which don't hold a curl well, even if I always use a curler prior to mascara.Two years ago I got this deluxe sample for free from Ulta. I used it a couple times and I didn't like it that much. I thought it was just a bunch of unjustified hype, and I was going to throw it away, but decided to play with it one last time and apply it differently. I curled my lashes and started rolling the brush at the roots of my lashes over and over, instead of just swiping the wand over the lashes as I normally did. I did this all over my lashes a couple of times, just for fun. When I was done, I was astounded at how different my lashes looked compared to when I just swiped the mascara the previous times. It totally looked almost like I was wearing fake lashes. I spent the rest of the day checking myself out, expecting the curl to fall off over time (as it normally does with most mascaras), but it did not with this one! It has now been 2 years since that day and I am still using this mascara, and applying it that way. I used to be the kind of person who was always looking out for a better mascara, but now those days are over. I still try different mascaras all the time from free samples, but none of them make my lashes look this amazing.If you have hooded eyes and straight lashes, I also highly recommend you try the waterproof version.My other tip is that I only buy the travel size version of this, because I find it much easier to apply with the shorter wand (the regular size wand is so big it gets in the way of a precise application for me) Too Faced Better Than Sex MascaraToo Faced Better Than Sex Waterproof Mascara
Shawna-Liberty C.
26 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I'm torn. I have really long, thin very light (almost transparent) blonde lashes but a lot of them. I have myself on a budget for fiscal discipline. I don't aimlessly shop or hoard. I do not allow myself to fall for "beauty guru" hyperbole as an informed consumer. That said:
I received a "free" deluxe travel-sized tube of this from Ulta. I fell in love with the formula after the first week of use. It didn't smear, cake or clump on me with my method of application. I did not like the brush because it is TOO large at the end to effectively reach the lashes at the corner of the eyes and lower lashes without getting mascara EVERYWHERE. I was so impressed with the formula, I purchased the full-sized after a month. I loved the tube it came it but it came with some problems.
My preferred method of applying this is to focus the volume of product on the base of the lash and leave the tips of the eyelashes bare until I've applied the last coat. DO NOT LET DRY in between coats and comb/brush lashes while they are still wet. The formula is wet leaning so slightly to the dry side. I have considered reviews complaining that this mascara "doesn't hold a curl" or straightens their lashes: yes, it will do that if you pile it on at the tips of your lashes in an attempt to make them appear longer because you have made your structure top heavy with a crap foundation; it will fall. Many other reviewers have complained about flaking: yes, this will happened if you comb through or brush your lashes AFTER the product has dried or if you pile on coat after coat of product let it dry inbetween coats. I knocked off two stars for the brush and longevity of the full-sized product.The brush is just impractical and gimmick-y. I get it : an hourglass sexy shape meant to be curvy like the ideal woman's body. It does an injustice to the product because it is a time consuming struggle to apply this to the lower lashes and corner lashes without getting product EVERYWHERE.However, I liked the formula and was willing to look past this. 
The full-sized packaging is great: the wand it weighted which steadies my hand for application. However, the plunger does not wipe off enough product. Ever vigilant to get the most out of my product, I'd wipe off the generous excess onto a coffee filter instead of edge of the opening to keep the excess product from drying and crumbling back into the tube and making a clumpy-dried mess of the product. I paid $23 USD for this product and I want my money's worth. Even with these attempts, the full sized tube dried up in 2 months. The travel sized was still going strong at the time of my using it up ~3 months. The plunger wipes off more product and I think keeps air from getting in there. 
If I were to repurchase this again, I'd get the travel sized even though I do like the weighted wand of the full sized one. The brush is horrible but I can work with it when I have the time to mess with other spoolies. I have not decided at the time of this writing if I will repurchase. 
Jenny S.
El Dorado Spg, MO
98 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I'm right in the middle on whether I am sold on this product or not... I buy just as much drugstore products as I do luxury products because I do believe that drugstore products are catching up to the luxury ones in some areas. This being said, I first received a sample of this mascara when I ordered the Too Faced Peach Perfect Foundation. The sample has a short wand, of course, so it made it difficult to apply, but I was wowed at how amazing it made my lashes look, so I ordered a full sized product of this when Too Faced was having a sale.. I got it for $13 I believe. Once I began using the full sized products, I began to definitely form an opinion on it. 
The packaging is very quality and the handle is weighted, making my hand steadier when applying. When removing the wand though, the plunger does not wipe off enough product, which results in me having to wipe quite a bit off myself EVERY time I dip the plunger in. Also, the brush is much too large. It is great when applying to just the upper lashes, but it is nearly impossible to apply any in the corners or on the bottom lashes without clumping your eyelashes or making a mess. Because of this, I have to use a different mascara for the corners and bottom lashes.
This formula is nice, and it makes my lashes appear so amazingly long. I have blonde eyelashes that are probably more on the longer length of the spectrum. This mascara coats my lashes in two coats tops, which is very nice. It is a beautiful shade of black and makes my eyes look amazing... I just wish the brush had a smaller tip and that I did not have to wipe off excess every time I remove the plunger.
I've been using this product for only about 3 months, so I'm not able to review how long it lasts in the tube.
I would not pay full price for this item, but if I came across another sale, I would probably buy again.
Samantha L.
Provo, UT
61 reviews
It is a very durable mascara, so therefore it is great for travel. I 100% recommend this product with all my heart. After having it since late March, it still performs wonderfully and gives me such luscious lashes to a point it looks like falsies. Though many consumers love the product initially, many have had problems with the mascara slipping off throughout the day and smearing underneath the eyes and on the lid. I have not had a problem with the mascara not lasting all day, so I wouldn't let those reviews scare you. The product gives me such luscious and long lashes all day, so I would definitely label this product as a holy grail. If you love how the product looks at first, but it slips off for you, then I recommend purchasing the waterproof Better than Sex mascara, because that will not be going anywhere. If you're still on the hesitant side, I would recommend purchasing the tester/mini mascara (which retails for $12 unlike the original $23), and then you can truly see if it works for yourself and your preferences. However, in my makeup collection, this is definitely a holy grail product that I will be repurchasing. 
Aanchal K.
Bethpage, NY
25 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
When I first received this mascara in my playbox, I was excited. I've heard so many people talk about Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara, and have also heard about the dupes! I wasn't into mascara when I received it, and when I used it I wasn't too impressed. It was clumpy and made my lashes big, dark and long. At the time, I didn't realize that long, big, dark lashes is what I actually wanted, and that was what people wanted from mascara. Now, that I've started liking and appreciating mascara more, I love this product.  

The brush is kind of fat compared to other mascaras but it works. It sort of fits the shape of your eye, but obviously- be careful when applying. It coats almost all your eyelashes in 2-3 swipes and does a great job. Sometimes it can be excessive and clumpy but a good quick fix is to either use a regular plain mascara wand to clean it up, or an eyelash comb to get rid of the clumps. I also like to mix this mascara with a smash box mascara. I use Too faced first and then clean out the clumps while adding definition and length with It Cosmetics Superhero mascara. Highly recommend both together. If you put enough mascara on, you don't really need other eye make up eyeliner, which is pretty awesome for me! 
Kristen M.
Orlando
2 reviews
Long story short: This Mascara is a miracle worker!

It comes out feeling very clumpy, and it looks like the wand isn't going to be great... Just go with it! I promise, it will exceed your expectations.

I have straight/curly thick and long lashes. I tend to look for product that will enhance them and show off my eyes (which are my best feature, if I do say so myself) without requiring multiple layers, primer, etc. This manages to do all of the above with one application.

My roommates also use this Mascara and one has thin, medium length straight lashes, and the other has short thick lashes. Again, one application works for both of them as well. Picture "Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" but in mascara form - that's what this is.

Prior to this I typically used "They're Real" by Benefit. I am now converted to Better Than Sex!
Julia H.
Midland, MI
187 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
honestly this mascara does really live up to its reputation. it's so nice and adds so much volume. i origionally bought this mascara because i had been using multiple lengthening mascaras, and those did nothing for the volume of my mascara (not that they would), but it felt like they were making my eyelashes little and skinnier. I tried this mascara and instantly my lashes were so much longer. it just sucks that this one is hard to combine with other mascaras, because i just want LONG AND THICK.
my problem with this mascara is that because it isn't waterproof IT RUNS. this is why i gave it four stars instead of five. yes my eyes are naturally oily, but even after like 2-3 hours, i find there being black under my eyes which I have to take off with makeup remover (because apparently water doesn't work even though it isn't waterproof????). its just kind of annoying especially since the mascara applies so nicely :// just if Too Faced could hit us up with a fix in the formula that would be much appreciated. I don't like to look like a racoon only a few hours after my makeup has been applied. 
Besides that, though, great mascara!
Emily P.
McHenry
83 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Although this is expensive, it's definitely worth the price. I have very short, straight lashes that do whatever they feel like doing. Most "lengthening" mascaras just clump on my lashes, and unless I curl them, they end up sticking straight out like a bayonet. 

This mascara lengthens my lashes, gives them a good curl and makes them extremely full without looking clumpy. I think the packaging is simple but chic, and the mascara lasts me a long time because I only need one to two coats. This mascara is my holy grail...SERIOUSLY!

The formula is great and products like this is confirms why I am such a loyal Too Faced fan! Their products are great, fun, cute packaging and work really well. I highly recommend this mascara if you are looking for something more high-end considering the price point is above drugstore. 
Rose  C.
Gloucester, MA
15 reviews
I'm interested in this mascara since I've seen it on youtube in a favorites video. Is this mascara really worth the hype? Also, is it waterproof?
Sheena K.
Plano, TX
38 reviews
Those who have used They're Real by Benefit would you say it's better or similar?
Jennifer M.
Joliet, IL
15 reviews
I've been looking for a new mascara. Is this truly better then sex? I would hate to waste money.
Niki Z.
Bechtelsville, PA
27 reviews
Is this product worth the money? I really like to have the best mascara for my money and I've heard good things about this one?
Kaycie  S.
Puyallup, Wa
17 reviews
A friend of mine works at sephora and says she loves this product, but it dries out quickly compared to a lot of the other brands. Did anyone else notice this?

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