Too Faced Mascara

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Too Faced Mascara ⋆ Beautymone
Published by Simone de Vlaming on May 29, 2018

Did you ever buy a new mascara, being all excited and happy to use it for the mascara to then underperform? Like no volume, or no lengthening, or even worse… none of them.

I’ve experienced this multiple times before, but thankfully I came across the Too Faced Mascara that’s called Better Than Sex. The name is already intriguing and promising, isn’t it? Well, I know why it deserves its name and why this Too Faced mascara is their best-selling product.

In this review, I will share all the details about the mascara, what it does, what it looks like, how I like it, and some great alternatives. If you’re interested in finding out if it’s really Better Than Sex… keep on reading!

9.8Expert Score
Too Faced Mascara In Better Than Sex
If you’re looking for a mascara that applies easily, coats your lashes black, volumizes, lengthens, and separates the lashes all in one or two coats, this Too Faced mascara is your new best friend! I know it is expensive for mascara, but I genuinely think it’s worth its price tag. A great, does-it-all mascara that stays on all day without budging or smudging.
Ease of Use
  • The wand has an hourglass shape
  • Never clumpy lashes, always separated beautifully
  • Lashes are visibly longer and black coated
  • Color, volume, and length are visible for most of the day
  • It can get a tiny bit flaky over time

I have been using and repurchasing the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara for years now, and it is the first time since forever, that I don’t have one in my collection right now because I’m testing other mascara. And you know what, I actually really miss it! Not many mascaras are giving me the same lashes as Better Than Sex. I think it’s time to place an order and get myself a replacement!

What Is The Better Than Sex Too Faced Mascara

Too Faced Mascara

This is how Too Faced explains their Better Than Sex Mascara: “A mascara with an hourglass-shaped brush to perfectly separate, coat, and curl each eyelash to voluptuous perfection. This award-winning formula creates full, defined lashes that are stretched to unbelievable lengths with the most intense black, oversized, multidimensional look. Film-forming polymers lock curl in place, Acacia Senegal tree extract sets the volume, and Peptides condition lashes.” 

How To Use

Apply the first coat from the root of your eyelashes to the tips. Wiggle the wand between your lashes for a richer deposit of mascara to thicken your look. One coat and lashes are full, defined, and lengthed. You don’t need a second coat but the formula can be layered for added intensity.

Things To Note

Paraben-free; gluten-free Ophthalmologist tested Safe for contact-lens wearers Cruelty-free Vegan Made in Italy.

Where To Buy

The Too Faced Mascara in Better Than Sex retails for $28 and is available at their own website, Sephora, and Nordstrom.

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara Review 

Too Faced Mascara

The Too Faced Mascara in Better Than Sex is quite an expensive mascara ($28) but is either way in my top 3 mascaras for sure. I have been loving this mascara for years now and have been repurchasing it over and over. Why? Because I really love how quickly the brush coats my lashes, the shape of the brush is unique and makes application very easy. My lashes look perfectly coated with just one coat, but I like to go over them with a second layer for the best results.

My lashes get major volume and length while looking lifted as well. My lashes aren’t naturally curled so I like a mascara that can push my lashes up a bit, which Better Than Sex does. You would expect them to be in their normal shape after a couple of hours, which is what happens with most of the mascaras I used, but nope! Better Than Sex keeps them in place, curled and volumized all day without budging, smudging, or anything else.

I did notice after the mascara was opened for a couple of weeks, that I had some tiny bits of flaky mascara. But thankfully, it was just a tiny bit and it didn’t really bother me. It was easy to blow or brush away with a spoolie without messing up my foundation/concealer.

Another thing that I really like about this Too Faced mascara, is that it separates the lashes instead of clumping them together. The effect this mascara gives my lashes is almost like falsies do. But more natural! In my opinion, this mascara is really worth its price!

Is it better than sex? No, it isn’t (well, I hope for us all that it isn’t lol!). But I do think it’s smart marketing, a name like this does attract us, buyers, to try the mascara, doesn’t it?


  • Milk Makeup Kush Mascara: Formula-wise I think the Milk Kush mascara comes pretty close so that’s why it would make a good alternative. The Kush Mascara wand is pretty big but other than that, I like how the wand applies the mascara evenly and creates black, volumized, lengthened, and separated lashes.
  • Maybelline Sky High Mascara: Even though this isn’t my personal favorite mascara, a lot of people swear by it so I had to mention it. I think the wand is amazing for people that have smaller eyes and think that the Better Than Sex wand is a bit too big.

Final Verdict

If you’re looking for a mascara that applies easily, coats your lashes black, volumizes, lengthens, and separates the lashes all in one or two coats, this Too Faced mascara is your new bestie! It is expensive for mascara, I’m aware of that, but I truly think it’s worth its price tag. A great, does-it-all, mascara that stays on all day without budging or smudging.


PRODUCT NAMEBetter Than Sex Mascara
WEIGHT0.27 Oz. 8 mL


WaterAquaEau, Synthetic Beeswax, Paraffin, Glyceryl Stearate, Acacia Senegal Gum, Butylene Glycol, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Wax, Stearic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Polybutene, VP/Eicosene Copolymer, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax Copernicia Cerifera Cera Cire De Carnauba, Aminomethyl Propanol, Glycerin, PVP, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Disodium EDTA, Polyester-11, Cellulose, Trimethylpentanediol/Adipic Acid/Glycerin Crosspolymer, Propylene Glycol, Disodium Phosphate, Polysorbate 60, Acacia Seyal Gum Extract, Sodium Phosphate, Acetyl Hexapeptide-1, Dextran, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Black 2 (CI 77266).


Yes! Too Faced is a cruelty-free makeup brand.

No, it’s smudge-proof and will last all day.

Use a cleanser such as the Fresh Soy Cleanser or a cleansing balm such as JUNOCO Clean 10 or The Inkey List Oat Cleansing Balm.

It’s black mascara.

Too Faced explained: “A mascara so amazing, it’s Better Than Sex!”

Nope, never! It separates the lashes so you’ll never have clumpy spider lashes.

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