Too Faced is a brand I’ve enjoyed using for years – from their cute packaging to the ultra-pigmented and buttery smooth eyeshadows, they’ve always been a winner to me when it’s come to value for money. I’d heard so much about their Better Than Sex Mascara, so I was really excited when I opened my September Red Edit Glossybox and saw the mascara placed nicely inside!
The mascara has become somewhat of a cult product – thanks to it’s collagen-fuelled formula, film-forming Polymer (for smudge-proof all day wear) and Porcelain flower extract to moisturise and condition the lashes.
The mascara promises to give luscious, intense black lashes that are both lengthened and defined.
The first thing I love about the mascara is the packaging – the mascara comes in a matte metal effect tube full of little water droplets which just looks so stylish and tells you that the formula is waterproof before you even take too much notice. The next thing I love is the wand which feels like a proper bristle hourglass shaped wand. My favourite type of mascara wand is a good old fashioned bristle wand rather than a plastic one – I just like them so much more and prefer the feel of them on my lashes to the newer styles.
I couldn’t wait to give this mascara a go, so I tried it out for it’s first outing on a day where I knew it’d get put through it’s paces – a seaside day! Luckily, we dropped on a pretty hot day so I knew I’d be able to give this little mascara a proper road test as we hopped from Saltburn to Whitby to Scarborough to enjoy the sights, and of course, a good helping of seaside food!
First of all, the mascara applied beautifully. The wand captured my lashes and pulled them up whilst giving them a gorgeous deep black coating of mascara. My lashes looked lengthened and more voluminous but without that awful clumpy effect some volumising mascaras can give. I applied another coat for good measure and was really pleased with the outcome – defined, voluminous and lengthened lashes.
Throughout the day, the mascara absolutely did not budge – despite the hot weather, the hours spent in a hot car travelling around, the windy pier and the late return home, the mascara didn’t smudge, flake or budge. I removed the mascara once I got home with my coconut oil and it came off really nicely.
The mascara retails at £19 which yes, isn’t the cheapest end of mascaras, but does fall somewhere in the middle between drugstore and high end. In my opinion, it’s worth the cost because it really does perform well and won’t leave you out in the cold when you need to ensure your makeup stays flawless throughout the day.
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