September 12, 2013

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara Review

This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara Fall 2013

Oh hey Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara nice to MEET you. Apparently you’re better than sex, is it true? Your hourglass shaped brush is supposed to coat, curl, and separate my lashes for up to 1,944% more volume. Shut the hell up that might BE BETTER than sex!

Let’s see….!

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara aptly named due to it’s hourglass applicator shaped like the curves of a women’s body is a brand new mascara the brand launched this Fall. This is getting a ton of hype across the Internet and that could be either because of its edgy name or awesome formula.

I recently tried it out for myself and unfortunately I’m too much of a klutz to get it down right.

The hourglass brush is meant to be twirled as you apply for the best effect and for some reason I just end up creating a mess when using it. The super black pigmented formula is collagen fueled to create fullness and dramatic curl but I end up with more of a ooey gooey clump of lashes after an application.

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara Applicator

This one has a learning curve kids…!

The hourglass shaped brush was designed with a bust waist hip ratio of a woman’s body….and it should actually work fabulously to pull lashes upwards, out, and layer mascara onto those lashes to create more volume. But I tried and tried again and I ended up with a mess.


I think I have to keep practicing!

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara is getting raves across the board but this muse had issues with it being a bit too messy and clumping up her lashes terribly. It has a bit of a learning curve and might just work fabulously for some but if you’re as dorky as I am this might be a little too much mascara for you!

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara After

It’s available now at Sephora, Ulta, and other wonderful beauty locations.

Tried it?

Do share!

This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Marissa

    That mascara actually does make your lashes look pretty thick and long. You’ll just have to master the application πŸ˜‰ Does it flake throughout the day, or smudge?

    • the Muse

      imma keep trying marissa ;-D nope no issues with either on my dry eyes! it does however, smear along the top lash line during application but it doesn’t smudge through the wear in the heat/etc..under normal activities.

      • Marissa

        Oh good. Flaking and smudging has been a problem with all the new mascaras I’ve tried lately. I’m putting this baby on my wish list until I can make an Ulta trip πŸ™‚ Thanks for the review!

  • Christina

    I’ve been thinking of trying this but have about 5 mascaras already that I’m trying to use up! Just a thought, have you tried wiping the excess off the brush first? I hated benefit they’re real at first, it gave me like 3 clumpy lashes. Once I tried wiping it off a little, It was awesome and worked like it was supposed to and I finished the whole tube up!

    • the Muse

      I have indeed typically if I have issues with a gooey mascara I wipe prior. I’m going to keep practicing πŸ™‚

  • Amy Amethyst

    It does look like it thickens your lashes nicely. I recently got Revlon Lash Potion and I was suprised how much I liked it so that is what I’ve been using. Plus I don’t like spending a lot on mascara cuz I seem to go through it too fast

  • Mary

    I’ve had this mascara for a little while now and I didn’t realize you were supposed to twirl it!! Oops.

    I have the full size product and there’s an interesting thing about the packaging. The handle/cap that you hold while applying the mascara is slightly weighted, and if I use that weight as a guide to adjust what angle I’m holding the mascara at I get a much better application. I have no idea if this is intentional on TF’s part or a packaging flaw (the full size tube is very…um…it feels like a tool or something, not makeup!) but once I figured it out I liked the mascara a lot more.

    Because of the formula, I have to wipe a lot more product off on the tube than I normally would. It clumps pretty badly otherwise.

    • the Muse

      best application is to twirl as you apply to lift lashes up and out πŸ˜€ interesting mary! I never thought of the handle having any weight to it πŸ˜€

  • Miranda

    Learning CURVE… I see what you did there πŸ˜‰

    What a bummer that it didn’t really live up to its claims for you. I definitely want to try it myself but I feel like I’m a klutz also, and it would end up all over my eyelid. I have issues with fluffy mascara wands!

  • AK

    No worries Muse, I didn’t like this either. I bought the full size from Sephora and actually ended up returning because I disliked it so much. The lady at Sephora said, “didn’t live up to the name huh?”

    At least I got a laugh out of my experience with this mascara.

  • Ginger

    I got this mascara a few weeks ago…love how it looks once it’s on..but it gave me big time raccoon eyes on the bottom. .. granted its been in the 90’s outside but my Mally mascara didn’t do it… Bummer.

    • Melissa

      I completely agree – I *love* the way it looks – gives amazing lashes – but I’ve had major fallout every time I’ve used it. Disappointed πŸ™ And – I also agree on Mally – Mally is my day to day standard and LancΓ΄me Hypnose Drama is my “going out” pick.

  • stef b

    This mascara looks great on me! but it makes me have raccoon eyes in two hours. i have to return it πŸ™

  • Kim V.

    Not really sure I believe the picture on the package!? Love Revlon Lash Potion good mascara, great price!

  • Stephanie A.

    OOOO that looks awesome on your lashes! It’s too bad that the curve makes it a little hard to apply, but it looks like it does actually work.

  • Pam

    That hourglass shaped brush makes no sense to me, it just seems gimmicky. Plus – mascara BETTER than sex? I think not! πŸ˜‰

  • Maggie

    Maybe Too Faced could put up a video about how exactly to apply it? Would be helpful…

  • Cindy Ramirez

    I’m a little weary of what Too Face promises with their mascara *cough*betterthanfalselashes*cough* but I’m intrigued. It’s been sold out at my local ulta so I haven’t had a chance to pick it up. I’d like to give it a try though.

  • Lauretta Linz

    2019 and tried it but the waterproof formula.
    There is a lot of learning with this wand. I just keep playing and some days I get it right.
    Seems to mush together when getting wet ( hot tub, lazing around in the lake)
    All in all I think it’s ok and will purchase again.