Beauty Friday: Better Than Sex Waterproof

Hello everyone, happy Friday! Today, I’m going to talk about one of my all-time favorite products… the Too Faced Better Than Sex Waterproof Mascara. I had been a long-time fan of the regular version, I even used that metallic pink magic wand all throughout high school! Too Faced just knows how to treat lashes right. (I had been addicted to Benefit’s They’re Real! before.) But, last Summer upon returning to Texas from Maine, I found a need for a more heavy-duty lasting power. Instead of my makeup, quite literally on some days, freezing to my face, it was now melting off when I spent any time outside. Unacceptable.

So I opted for the blue metallic bottle, with the aesthetically pleasing water droplet effect on it. And I was not disappointed. Not only did the mascara survive pool parties and beach days, but it also survived July hikes and even cardio days at the gym. So, in summary, I found the one mascara that truly did everything I needed it to. A bonus: the often feared side-effects of wearing waterproof mascara every day were non-existent for me. No breakage, no thinning, just my same lashes after months of use. That might have something to do with the porcelain flower extract in the mascara itself, which is stated to “moisturize and condition lashes.”

A downside to the Too Faced mascaras, though, as a whole, is that the closer to empty the bottle becomes, the more likely the mascara is to flake and crumble after a full day’s wear. But, unlike some other waterproof formulas I’ve tried (ahem, Mermaid Lashes) there isn’t a blinding pain when you accidentally get this in your eyes! Which, if you’re being honest with yourself, you inevitably will. But you don’t need to stress over it.

I’ve found the waterproof formula to be much more voluminizing, and even still, more layerable! While the regular version gives a full, wispy effect perfect for natural days, the waterproof will get people asking if you have lash extensions. Their website says you achieve approximately 1,944% more volume, but, I’m not exactly sure how they measure that… fancy statistics and all, healthy number of my friends are all on the Too Faced wagon now. If you’re in the market for a new, quality waterproof mascara, Too Faced Better Than Sex Waterproof is what I recommend!

While Too Faced is owned by Estée Lauder, a company that sells in China and follows its animal testing regulations, Too Faced itself remains cruelty-free. They are a long time member of PETA’s Beauty Without Bunnies program! Buying from smaller counterparts to less-than-kind owners is like sending a direct message with your money: “I buy compassionate products, and nothing else.” Your money runs the system, and so, your choices control it. Urban Decay is the same way. While it may be more favorable to buy from companies like Kat Von D or Ofra, who are not associated with the cruelty in the rest of the industry whatsoever, it is also important to consider the impact it would have if a large company like Estée or L’Oreal changed its practices completely. Get it here on Amazon!

Thanks for reading, and keep batting those eyelashes,


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