The slightly tapered brush claims to 'separate, coat and curl each lash to voluptuous perfection' while the carbon black, collagen-fueled mascara formula helps to create 'full volume and dramatic length.' Although the luxurious rose-tinted metallic packaging is somewhat lustworthy, the brush hidden beneath is quite underwhelming: it looks like it's a bit old and knackered, like something found in my Aunt's vintage makeup collection that hails from the 90's. When applied, the formula coats lashes well but unfortunately has a tendency to clump and leave me with a somewhat spidery flutter that's really not my style. Although you can build up the layers and start to manipulate lashes into a seriously voluminous result, for me it's just too much like hard work.
I like to be able to apply a layer of mascara in one swipe and know I've got a great base to work with; unfortunately I find 'Better Than Sex' takes too much faffing to establish a great baseline, with even more time required to build up the finish for a fabulous flutter. The other downfall for me is the fact the brush is so chunky that it leaves a lot of product on the eyelid, meaning you either have to clean up or cover it with a line of smokey shadow - I just don't have time for that every morning. If you like your lashes full, don't mind a little clumping and are willing to put the effort in, then I've no doubt you'll love a bit of this; however, for £19.00 I personally think there are way better mascaras that don't take fifteen minutes to get right. Next time, Too Faced, why lower expectations and call it 'slightly better than a luke warm coffee and yesterday's muffin'?
Are you tried Too Faced Better Than Sex? Have you been left disappointed, or are you a big fan?