Too Faced’s Better than Sex Mascara ($23) has been getting some rave reviews, so I had to see what the cries of “holy grail” were all about. I like Chanel, Armani, and Yves Saint Laurent mascara. I’m hearing such a high volume of positives on this one. I’m happy to report this one deserves the accolades.
Beyond all the kitchy marketing on the outside, this mascara is a very wet-formula high-volume that ooooomphs your lashes from the very first coat. Add two or three and you’ll cause a slight breeze whenever you blink. This is serious, serious volume. Like many volume-adding formulas, I need to carefully use the brush on my lashes to avoid clumps. I’m happy to report that, when I am careful, it is possible to get an absolutely clump-free application. I just can’t go waving that brush around everywhere, and anyway that sounds like a good way to lose an eye and we certainly do not want that to happen, do we?
The brush is an hourglass shape “inspired by a woman’s curves” (pull-eeze). The good news is that this does catch all my lashes, even the teeny ones, and the bristles dig in enough to get close to the lash line. Don’t you hate when a mascara can’t get all the way in there? This brush works.
One quick note of caution–this mascara takes a good 4-5 application days to really get rolling. The first day was nice, the second was better. By the fifth, I realized why this mascara is recommended by so many women. Volume for days. Worth the raves.
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