Too Faced Better Than Sex Waterproof Mascara Review

Too Faced Better Than Sex Waterproof Mascara

I was excited for the launch of the Too Faced Better Than Sex Waterproof Mascara, it was released just before I went on holiday, which I thought it would be the perfect time to give it a proper test.

The first thing that impressed me was the stunning packaging. The matte, aqua blue, metallic tube just screams summer, but what I love the most are the tiny raised water droplets which look so real and makes it really nice to hold. I am aware this sounds a bit odd, but I love the textured feel of it in my hand! It has the same brush as the original Better Than Sex Mascara, which is why I wanted to get this mascara as I knew that it gave great volume and length, something that I require on a daily basis, even when on holiday! 

The formula though is somewhat disappointing. Every time after application, it seemed to smudge and flake a lot, and I was constantly trying to tidy it up with a cotton bud, which has never happened to me on any mascara I have tried before, even from the drugstore! As it was the only waterproof mascara I took away with me though, I persevered and kept using it. 

Too Faced Better Than Sex Waterproof Mascara

Because of this flaking, it was actually quite hard to tell how it held up in the water, but I came to the conclusion that it waterproof abilities were fairly good, probably not the best I have tried (Lancome Hypnose Waterproof takes the crown for this), but after swimming in the pool, the mascara did not stream down my face or anything that dramatic, instead I had slight smudging under my eyes and the aforementioned flaking, which is down to the actual formula and not its ability in water. 

I returned from my holiday feeling quite disappointed with this hyped up mascara. However, as I don’t like to waste products, I have been testing it out some more, wearing it day-to day and also to Soul Cycle classes. The initial smudging and flaking has disappeared now as it has got a little drier with use, which I am so pleased about, and after 45 minutes of pure sweat induced cycling, this mascara stays put with no panda eye in sight, so not all is lost!

So it is a bit of mixed review really, I love the volume and length this gives, but to be honest I can get that from a lot of other mascaras. Having to put up with a few weeks of smudging and flaking would not make me repurchase this unfortunately and I am sad that it doesn’t live up to the hype. I think the original formula though is great, so I would stick with this if you are a loyal fan of this mascara and look elsewhere for a waterproof formula.

Do you have a favorite waterproof mascara? Let me know your thoughts.


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