A mascara that is better than sex?! A pretty bold name, and a pretty bold claim! As cheeky as it sounds, I decided to give it a try just to see what the fuss is all about since everyone seems to be raving about it!
I got mine in travel size during Sephora’s Black Friday Sale. The packaging looks to be identical to the full size that is metallic pale pink tube (oh how very girly!) with the word BETTER THAN SEX printed in call caps. Can’t it be any more in your face! :D The applicator is hourglass-shaped and the bristles are dense, short, and stiff. It was designed curvy like a woman’s body to separate, coat, and curl each lash to create an illusion of thicker, fuller lashes.
But here comes the problem. I find the brush to be a little too big for my small eyes and so I have to be watchful during the application or the inky black will get beyond the lashes and smear on my lids. I also find that the bristles pick up a lot of product and I have to rid the excess off every time before use. The ink is insanely black, though – definitely one of the blackest I’ve seen.
The formula is pretty thick, wet, and takes a bit to set, and with multiple coats on, it seems to weigh down my curled lashes instead of lifting them. One coat is OK and my lashes look pretty nice and lifted. Two coats my lashes look fuller and thicker, but not necessarily longer. Three coats and I start to see clumps and spidery lashes (not a big fan). So, I’d limit to only 2 coats for this mascara.
The good thing that I like about it though, is the fact that it is non-waterproof so it comes off more easily. And despite being non-waterproof, this mascara does not flake, run, smudge, or transfer at all. It pretty much stays on all day on my lashes without any problems — pretty impressive.
So, is it really better than sex? Well, if it’s a bad sex, it probably is! :D Nah, I think this mascara is just OK for me. It isn’t terrible or anything, it’s just OK. I’ve seen reviews where people swear by it so I think you just have to try it and see for yourself. As for me, I’ll stick with my current drugstore mascara for now, considering that you have to replace your mascara every 3 months, it doesn’t seem worth it to be spending almost 4 times the price for something that doesn’t perform any better. :)
Have you tried it? Did you find it to be better than sex? Ha ha. Obviously, I can’t stop poking fun at the name!