I wasn’t sure whether or not to do a review on the Better Than Sex mascara. I bought it last Summer after hearing so many bloggers and Youtubers rave about this mascara. I had put off buying it for ages as I didn’t want to get sucked into the hype. It seemed people either loved it or hated it. And for £19 I didn’t want to not like it.
After I bought it I was a little nervous to try it as there was so much hype around this mascara. For £19 you get 8g of product which isn’t much compared to my travel sized £8 Urban Decay Perversion mascara which holds 4g of product, you can read my review of Perversion here. Better Than Sex is described online as:
The Better Than Sex Mascara Hourglass-Shaped Brush was designed after discovering the bust-waist-hip ratio of an iconic silver screen Blonde Bombshell held the secret to the perfect brush silhouette that separates, coats and curls each lash to voluptuous perfection. One coat of the carbon black, collagen-fueled mascara formula and lashes are full, defined and stretched to unbelievable lengths. Two coats and lashes are even more luscious, curled and dramatic. Three coats and achieve the most intense black, oversized, multidimensional lashes possible!
After trying it a few times I realised I fell into the category of hating this mascara. It made my lashes clumpy and I found there was way too much product on the wand, making my lashes look awful. That was with one coat, I can’t imagine what 3 coats would look like! I also found that no matter how carefully I applied this mascara it transferred onto my lids. I made the mistake of trying it on my lower lashes and that was a complete mess! Another thing I found with Better Than Sex was that it flakes, even after a few hours wear.
But determined not to let £19 go completely to waste I decided to try the mascara after wiping off most of the product from the wand. This made me like Better Than Sex a teensy bit more. I found it separated my lashes and gave them volume. However it still left black marks on my lids, even when I was being super careful, and it flaked after a few hours.
It claimed to curls each lash to voluptuous perfection but weirdly it made my naturally curled lashes go straight. Like the formula of Better Than Sex weighed down my lashes, even after applying one coat with most of the formula wiped off the wand.
Overall I’m disappointed with this mascara. Curiosity got the better of me with Better Than Sex and for me it’s definitely not worth the hype. For a high end mascara I wanted to like it more, especially with all the surrounding hype. But not every product works for everyone, and this is one of those products for me.
Thank you so much for reading! Have you tried Better Than Sex? What do you think of it? Until next time!
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