Saturday, October 18, 2014

The almost perfect mascara

Too Faced Better than Sex mascara review

Too Faced Better than Sex mascara review

When a brand names a product 'Better than Sex' you know they think it's good.

Without making this post too innuendo driven I am a mascara whore.  I know exactly what I want from a mascara (very black, very volumising) and go through tubes and tubes of the stuff whilst still always maintaining a stash of 20+ 'must try' mascaras.

Let's talk packaging.  It's good.  Unique.  Stands out from the crowd with its metallic rose pink tubing and embossed fancy lettering.  A good start.

The brush-slightly larger than I usually prefer, with extra stiff bristles (I am sorry, it's hard to avoid the sexual innuendos) and a slight hourglass meaning it tapers in in the middle.   With wands this size I have a habit of getting the mascara all over my lid, on the bridge of my nose and on the outer corner of my eye but this brush is really easy to use, getting into all the corners and right down to the roots.

I quickly learned that the more you work with this mascara the more you're rewarded on the lashes.  Pile it on.  It's easy to build as it doesn't dry ultra quick and 2-3 coats gives masses of length and volume without the clumps.  Just keep putting more on.  This mascara is so versatile in that you can get a very natural, fluttery lash or an extra black dramatic lash.

So why is it 'the almost perfect' mascara?

It has two problems-a minor one and a major one.

The minor problem is that when you first start using it the formula is far too thick on the wand.  You need to wipe it with a tissue until the mascara starts to dry out.  After a couple of weeks it'll be fine.

The major problem for me is that this mascara flakes and smudges like crazy.  And because I love the effect, I have tried everything to prevent this-using a lash primer and a waterproof top coat but even my beloved Bare Minerals 'Locked and Coated' topcoat can't cope with this mascara.

Sad to say I won't be repurchasing it and continue my hunt for my own personal 'better than sex' mascara.

Too Faced Better than Sex mascara review


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