I started this blog thinking I would actually stick to it and that it wouldn’t take time to throw a post together. Wow. I was very, very wrong! I can barely find the time to take pictures to show the makeup products, nevermind actually writing a post. I give props to all you lovely bloggers out there who don’t let life get in the way of doing what you love. I am going to try much harder to stay committed to my blog!
So, who loves Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara? Basically every person does… I’m pretty sure. People were counting down the days until the waterproof version was released and I’m not going to lie, I was one of them. I always use waterproof mascara since I have the most stubborn eyelashes EVER. I usually use a non-waterproof underneath, but for the purposes of this comparison, I did not. I will be comparing it to a drugstore mascara to see if it really is worth the price.
The drugstore mascara up against Too Faced is………………………….ESSENCE!
Lets see them head to head, shall we?
I purchased Essence I “Heart” Extreme from Shopper’s Drugmart for about $4.00(CAD) and Too Faced Better Than Sex from Sephora for $30.00(CAD).
The brushes are quite similar in style, they both have a thick bristle wand. However, the Too Faced wand is indented in the center and is slightly smaller.
I find the Better Than Sex is more clumpy than the I “Heart” Extreme. It’s more messy when I take the wand out of the bottle and I always have to wipe off some product because a lot comes out on the brush since it clumps together. If you don’t wipe some off it will not apply nicely to your lashes, you will have clumps. I also find that the Better Than Sex mascara has a messy application as well. No matter how hard I try or how slowly I apply it, I ALWAYS get some on my eye lids! Since the formula is quite odd, it might fling off the wand…honestly I have no idea how it happens. This is especially frustrating when you have your eye shadow done and you know that you will 100% get mascara on your lid if you apply this mascara. I have no complaints about the I “Heart” Extreme formula, other than the fact you will need 2 coats for sure.
Essence mascara is one of my favourite drugstore mascara due to the amount of volume it gives my lashes. I would say they are pretty close in volume. Better Then Sex might be just a tad more volumizing.
Winner: TOO FACED
Too Faced Better Than Sex lengthens your lashes very well. You don’t have to do that many strokes to get more length to your lashes. The Essence mascara isn’t as lengthening, I usually use another mascara on the tips of my eyelashes. In the picture below you can see the difference between lengths.
Winner: TOO FACED
The Better Than Sex mascara lasts longer than I “Heart” Extreme and is much more difficult to remove. I usually have to reapply a coat or two after an entire day if I need my makeup on for the evening if I’m just wearing Essence. Too Faced lasts all day and holds curled eyelashes more effectively.
Winner: TOO FACED
Winner by unanimous decision: TOO FACED BETTER THAN SEX MASCARA!
Left: Essence Right: Too Faced
Yes, Too Faced won. Honestly though, I really like the Essence mascara, especially for the price. Seriously my animals lovers, FOUR DOLLARS!!! This mascara is volumizing, it makes your lashes appear more full and thick. It lengthens quite well, but you may need to add an extra lengthening mascara on the ends if you like to make your lashes extremely long. It will last most of the day, however I find I need to put on another coat near the end of the day if I’m going out for the evening. I don’t find this mascara flakey as I have never had flakes on my face or anything like that. It’s definitely a great mascara to buy if you’re on a budget. If you don’t mind spending the money, then Too Faced is probably one of the better high end mascara’s to purchase and I will probably purchase it again.