In March, I purchased a deluxe sample size of the Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara from Sephora. At the first use, I LOVED this product. The mascara was unlike any other I’d ever used. The wand is hourglass shaped and just enough product covered the wand to make for wonderful application. My lashes looked UH-MAY-ZING. In fact, I was SO in LOVE that I wrote a blog post about it ——-> Read it here (link will open in a new window).
Not the best pics, but these are the pics I took after the first time using the mascara. I did not apply to my lower lashes because the wand is so bulky that I was afraid I’d poke out my eye.
The claims (Taken from Too Faced’s website):
What I love about the mascara:
My lashes had insane volume and looked longer. The product did not flake or look clumpy. Each lash was coated perfectly. Clean up was a cinch! Excess mascara came off my skin so easily with the swipe of a brush or cotton swab. The mascara held up well during the day, again, with no flaking or transfer. I had never been so impressed with a mascara, so much so that I was going to spend $23 on a full sized tube. Well, I didn’t have to purchase a full size because a friend saw my post on Facebook and bought me one. I was elated! I used the travel size for a while longer and then finally cracked open the full size.
What I dislike about the mascara:
In 3 days, the tube was a clumpy mess. Mascara bunched up on the wand and created a mess on my fingers and on my sink. It was a mess to apply. I was so disappointed! I called Sephora and they agreed to allow me to return it for a new one.
The photos don’t do the mess justice. In fact, I had just wiped the tube just before I thought to take photos, so most of the mess was cleaned up.
I was hopeful that it was just a dud and that my new one wouldn’t behave badly. WRONG. The same happened with the replacement. I was not happy. A $23 mascara should not do this! On April 3rd, I contacted Too Faced on Facebook on Facebook and messaged them with the photos. I still have not heard from them, and my message still shows as unread. *angry face*
Look, I know they’re busy, however, a large company such as Too Faced should have a department (and probably does) solely for social media and responding to messages. It’s discouraging. I contacted e.l.f. cosmetics about a discontinued product and heard from them within 24 hours. Jus’sayin’.
I really enjoyed the mascara and wanted to overlook these issues, though at $23, I just can’t let it go. It has such amazing potential.
I do have to say that I didn’t have ANY issues with the travel size. The travel size actually had a narrow opening for catching excess product. I would gladly spend $12 on the travel size because it is THAT good.
What are your thoughts on this mascara? What is your ride or die mascara?