In my May favourites post, I included the Too Faced Better than Sex mascara (strange name for a mascara right?) and I mentioned that I would be posting a review of it soon. Apparently this is one of the best selling mascaras in the Mecca Maxima stores here in Australia. It retails for $29 AUD and I think that’s a pretty decent price considering it is more of a high end product.
With the first use I was pleasantly surprised at how much volume and length it added to my lashes in just one coat. I think two coats are enough to achieve a noticeable difference; any more coats and I would think it would make my lashes extremely clumpy because the formula is on the thicker side. The colour is definitely a true black which is also a plus. What makes this mascara so unique is the shape of the brush; the hourglass shape allows the mascara to coat and separate each and every lash whilst still achieving volume and length.
Here are some pictures of how my lashes look with two coats of mascara, (sorry they aren’t the best photos – by the time I get home it’s already dark so I have to resort to using flash!). I think this is pretty impressive; I can hardly achieve this with three coats with some other mascara’s I have tried. My lashes are naturally quite curly so I think it did a good job of curling my lashes further. I love the dramatic effect it gives.
I think the downside of this product is the fact that the wand collects a lot of excess product. This can be tricky especially when avoiding any clumping. As you can see in the photos my lashes do look a little clumpy but I don’t mind it as long as it isn’t extremely clumpy. It also tends to flake a little throughout the day which annoys me but I think the pros really outweigh the cons in this case. I have definitely been reaching for this mascara a whole lot since I purchased it. It gives a wow factor to the lashes and with just one coat makes lashes noticeably longer and thicker. I would definitely repurchase this again. I’m not usually the type to splurge a lot on mascaras but I’m really impressed!
Sorry if the photos aren’t the best quality. I’m currently on the hunt for a better camera so if any of you could recommend a good camera for blogging please let me know!