Don’t Risque Your Lashes to Just Any Old Mascara When You Can Treat Them to New Better Than Sex Mascara From Too Faced Cosmetics

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Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Wearing three coats of the new Better Than Sex Mascara ($23) from Too Faced Cosmetics

If “just because it’s [INSERT ANY DAY OF THE WEEK]” is a good enough reason for you to wear sequins and four-inch heels, allow me to introduce you to your next mascara, the new Better Than Sex Mascara from Too Faced Cosmetics.

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara tube

The pink tube, HEART (nice typography, too)

Yeah, I giggle whenever I say the name, like my mom just asked me what mascara I’m wearing and all I can do is grin from ear to ear, giggle maniacally and hold up the pink tube. “Uh-huh-huh-huh-huh-huh…” πŸ™‚


Seriously, the last time I said the word “sex” to my mother was in sixth grade, when I had to get her to sign my permission slip for sex ed, and I still have not recovered from that trauma.

What you need to know

  • Contains a film-forming polymer for smudge-proof, all-day wear
  • Includes acacia senegal tree extract to nourish, thicken and lock curls into position
  • Contains carbon black pigments and peptides for the deepest, most intense black possible
  • Too Faced says it took them two years to perfect the formula
  • Specializes in adding lash length and separation
  • Takes some babying to maintain the curl
  • Inspired by Marilyn Monroe’s bombshell curves

Speaking of bombshells, that’s how this mascara makes me feel, but conveying that in pics is easier said than done. Sh*t ain’t easy when you’re trying to channel yo’ sexy and trigger a remote control camera shutter at the same time. Get the timing wrong, and this is what happens…

But the mascara, it does a great job, thanks in large part to its cool, curvy brush.

It’s kind of the business.

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara wand

An hourglass-shaped brush, va-va-va-voom!

See how the bristles are longer at the ends than they are in the middle? Like an hourglass?

Little in the middle but she got much back!

Sorry… I really need to stop quoting Baby Got Back in casual conversation.

So, the brush, it hugs the curve of your lid, separating, coating and curling each lash for an absolutely lovely, unique lash look. I’ve been wearing 2-3 coats.

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Wearing three coats of Better Than Sex Mascara

Can you see how my lashes in the middle look a little longer than the ones on the sides?

Neat, yeah? I’m pretty sure it’s the brush.

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara box

Cute box

I have some false lashes that do something similar, but I don’t think I’ve ever found a mascara with the same effect.

It’s nice. I like being able to get the look without having to mess with glue and/or risk ruining my cat eye liner. πŸ™‚

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara box

Better Than Sex!

The dense bristles also carry a lot of product, which makes this great for quickly building volume and length.

Almost too quickly! If I forget myself for a minute and apply too much too soon, the curl from my Shu Uemura lash curler relaxes.

As long as I remember to swipe the brush against a clean paper towel to remove the excess from the bristles, no harm, no foul. I also make sure I wait for each layer to dry before applying the next one. Doing both helps save the curl.

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara box


Something else I like about this mascara is that you don’t actually have to channel your inner bombshell in the traditional pinup girl sense to wear it.

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara ingredients


I think it would look just as good outside with utility cargo shorts and Tevas as it would look on a biker babe (or a cat lady, ahem!). Whatever your style, your lashes will look pretty bangin’ in Better Than Sex. Flirty, long, separated, lightweight and lifted, and not smudgy or flaky at all.

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara swatch

I do have to warn you, though, that you might feel a lot like Marilyn when you wear it. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself wanting to draw a mole next to your lip, or bat your lashes at the hunky bartender with the French accent when your date isn’t looking.

You may even be tempted to crawl across satin sheets like a leopard and sing “Happy birthday, Mr. President” in a breathy voice.

Just sayin’… πŸ™‚


The adorable Jerrod Blandino, Creative Director of Too Faced Cosmetics, talks about Better Than Sex mascara

If that happens, just roll with it, and chalk it up to Better Than Sex. πŸ˜‰

Better Than Sex comes in one shade, a dark carbon black, coming soon to Too Faced counters and

PRICE: $23
AVAILABILITY: Coming this fall to the Too Faced Cosmetics permanent line
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A/A- (takes a little babying to maintain the curl)

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Heidi says:

    Got a travel size of this from Sephora that I’ve been using for the past few days and I am in LOVE! I have a hard time getting my lashes to show up behind my glasses, and this does a great job of making them noticeable.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Heidi,

      Awesome! I love that your makeup bag these days is stuffed with Too Faced. πŸ™‚

      Hi to Missy. Tabs has been extra feisty because of the weather. Tabby wants out!!

      • Heidi says:

        Oh, yeah, some Too Faced things have definitely won me over. Can’t imagine life without the eye pencils.

        Missy is being more of a drama queen than usual due to the heat. Very whiney and can’t decide where to park herself to stay cool. Poor baby.

        So, I just found out today that Santa Rosa is opening up a full-size Sephora this weekend at our downtown mall. Up until now we’ve just had the mini-Sephora in the JC Penney’s, which is okay, but doesn’t have nearly the inventory of a regular Sephora. Girl, you gotta get up here! The mall that Sephora is opening up in is about a block away from our awesome cupcake place!

  2. Camille says:

    i’ve seen this mascara in my promo e-mails from sephora (and i think ulta?). i was slightly curious, but not, at the same time. i have a difficult time wearing mascara because i’m low maintenance, and usually put my make up on in the morning, and just blot throughout the day, no touch ups. (the horror at the end of the day, i know!) but with your review, i may just give this a try! is it fairly easy to remove, or do i need to add the eye make-up remover to my evening face washing routine?

    thanks, again, for a catchy, informative post! you’re so convincing πŸ™‚

  3. Kat says:

    I don’t need a new mascara right now, but I’m lemming for it solely because of the name.
    “You’re blush is so pretty, what are you wearing?”
    “Uh, okay.. what about your mascara?”
    “Better Than Sex.”
    “Uhh, I see.”


  4. Shev says:

    It looks great! Bold but not clumpy. I usually don’t wait between coats so maybe that’s why my curl never holds.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Shev,

      I find it really helps to lock the curl in to wait. I usually do the first layer when I start applying my eye makeup, that way I don’t have to wait for it to dry.

  5. Kimmy says:

    I am in love with the name of this mascara!! ! I wonder if you can get it here in the UK?

    At the moment – Benefit’s They’re Real is doing if for me read here

    BUT I totally want this to try! *prays it will be in the UK* I’m off to check! πŸ™‚


    • Karen says:

      Hi Kimmy,

      Hmm, I’m not sure. Do you guys currently receive the Too Faced line?

      • Kimmy says:

        Hi Karen,

        Alas – not really! Asos carries some of their lines but not all – I might have to get it shipped over with a friend OR (husband are you reading?) we go to the states for a lovely little holiday!

        I vote B. πŸ™‚

        Thanks again,

  6. Danielle says:

    This looks nice. I’ve been a bit bored with some of my current mascaras and I used to LOVE Too Faced’s Lashgasm mascara!

  7. sarahc says:

    That is a cheeky name! I don’t know if I’m confident enough to pull this out of my purse!

  8. Anastasia says:

    Your posts are so awesome, Karen. Thanks for the sexy piccie laugh this morning. Don’t ever change, gurl!

  9. Lauren says:

    I love to see people get so passionate about make up! He’s a great spokesman for his brand πŸ™‚ This definitely makes me want to try it out, hopefully they’ll come out with a sample size…
    Lauren recently posted … FOTD 7-1-13 Using MAC, Benefit

  10. LC says:

    If this is better than sex, I think you’re doing it wrong. These results don’t look too impressive to me, especially with multiple coats. For such a name, I would expect more!

    • Susan says:

      LOL, agreed! Nothing better if you’re doing it right πŸ™‚ I thought the mascara looked good on Karen, my problem is always the raccoon effect under my eyes, which I absolutely hate. I have been having great luck with Laura Mercier’s Long Lash mascara, but would be willing to try the Too Faced when my tube is done.

  11. Lorraine says:

    Based on what you say about the impressive formula, I’d give it a try if it came in a sample size. But I am not seeing the hourglass shape. I am spoiled with my Urban Decay Lush Lash wand. Now that thing is hourglass sexy! It makes putting on mascara so easy I can do it without a mirror.

  12. Chelsea says:

    Quoting Baby Got Back in casual conversation is totally acceptable.

    Gorgeous lashes! I need to be on the lookout for a good mascara for my upcoming nuptials (I set a date less than three months from the day we decided… I like a challenge!)

  13. Vanessa says:

    How can a mascara be better than sex????
    I just don’t get their marketing ploy πŸ˜‰

  14. Jennifer says:

    Totally cool! I have lash issues… short stubby blonde… they suck. Bad Gal was always good to me. And Dior… of course but recently I’ve been using Chantecaille… SO SO GOOD!

  15. MARLA ROBINSON says:

    I got the jumbo sample size of this mascara but it’s not my favorite. I guess I prefer a more natural look. This made my lashes a clumpy matted mess.

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