I purchased the full size after finishin the sample that came with a few of my favorite things palette! It is a little expensive for a mascara but I dont mind cuz it does the job! The packaging is super cute also, a little heavy but cute.
I really love this mascara. It has great staying power and it doesn't flake or make your eyelashes feel crunchy (gross!). However, it can be a little expensive than most mascaras. The major problem that I keep running into is the stopper getting stuck in the top of my tube. Imagine opening your mascara one day and it's just gloppy! Other than those two issues, this is an excellent mascara. It doesn't smell awful. It's infused with collagen and is great for volumizing (which is great for me given that I have long but thin eyelashes). It's buildable and the deep black adds a dramatic effect. If Too Faced could fix the stopper issue, I'd be one happy girl!
I love everything about this mascara!! I received a sample size tube of it in a kit and it was love at first use. It blows Benefit's They're Real out of the ball park. I love to layer it over my Loreal Telescopic. This combination makes my lashes look literally fake. I will definitely be buying this mascara once my sample is used up.
This has become my HG mascara...and I've tried them all, from the cheapest drugstore brands to the top-of-the-line high-end ones. It is truly the best mascara I've ever tried. I've gotten to the point where I don't like to spend much on mascara because even though I use a lot of it, I always end up throwing away the tube after 3 months (or it dries up on me). I can justify some pretty expensive makeup, but not if I'm going to throw half of it away every time I buy it.
"Better Than Sex" is a super-black volumizing, lengthening and curling mascara. I still use an eyelash curler, but I find that when I use BTS the curl stays longer than with other mascaras...even other curling mascaras. The ultra-black color adds a lot of drama to my lashes and really helps define my brown eyes. The length it gives and volume it adds are truly astonishing. I cannot overstate how much I love this stuff. Even though I always hesitate to spend money on mascaras, this one is well worth it, and in the overall scheme of things I consider it to be more moderately priced rather than expensive.
On occasion, due to the volumizing quality of the product, I do have to run a lash comb through my lashes after applying BTS, but I don't get the dreaded "one-lash" or "spider eyes" look, ever.
If you're willing to spend the $23 on this, it's well worth it.
This is my HG mascara for volume. It is not lengthening. I layer it on top of a lengthening mascara. I find the formula of this mascara to be dry, not wet or goopy as other reviewers have stated. It gives me super dark, volumized lashes and holds a curl all day. I love it!
I did not like this mascara at all. It is a very wet formula. It takes forever to dry and is very clumpy. It also flakes too much for my liking. It ended up looking like I used a black concealer under my eyes!
This mascara was disappointing. It added a modest amount of volume and definition to my lashes, but it made them look and feel crunchy rather than soft. My lashes looked spindly and artificial. Definitely not a great look. The worst part is that it smudged under my eyes NO MATTER WHAT I DID. That never happens to me with mascaras. No matter how much powder I wore to set my under eye concealer and no matter how long I waited for it to dry, I ended up with dark smudges over the course of the day. Also, what is with the huge metal tube? Not great for travel. Overall, not a mascara I would wear. I tossed it after several tries.
I wouldn't say it is better than a good ole horizontal dance but I do look amazing with this on while doing so! Lol sorry for being crass, however, my lashes always look great with this on. The formula never flakes or smudges on me, which is a plus. Lashes are longated and stay curled all day. I dont need to use an eyelash curler.
I completely agree with the reviewer before me (BlondeBeauty). My daughter got a sample of this for Christmas (from me) and absolutely LOVES it! Every time she uses it, she raves about how much she loves this mascara! So, I decided to buy a full-sized tube and see for myself. For starters (and I didn't read every review, but I'm sure it has already been said): This mascara is *NOT* better than sex. LOL! Not even close. It is also not better than Buxom Lash or Maybelline Lash Stiletto mascaras. It is actually a disappointment to me. (Kind of like, "sex-after-you're married-for-20-years.") I find the brush to be large and awkward, and I have to be careful not to bump it into my upper lid when applying on my top lashes. It applies too messy and leaves little "balls" of fiber on my lashes, causing some lashes to stick together. It also does not lengthen my lashes the way Buxom, Lash Stiletto, and MAC Zoomlash do. I hate when I spend over $20 on a tube of mascara, and it turns out to be a huge letdown. Especially when it is the 2nd time in a month that this happened to me! (I guess I can't go by a teenager's opinion of a mascara anymore.) I'm glad my daughter loves it, but I can't give this a good rating because- to me- this is nothing more than an overpriced, mediocre mascara with a clever name. Save your money! ;-)
I don't understand why some people love this mascara. It's a really wet formula IMO and even if I wait a minute until I re-coat my lashes for the second time, they clump and just look horrible. I've even tried being very sparring w/the product but once I put more on my lashes they clump together and look awful. I truly think the brush is the problem. I don't like it at all. I think it just might pick up to much product and that's why it's clumping. The end/tip of the wand is messy. It gets product everywhere on me. Even if I let this dry out a tad and the formula gets dryer, the brush will still be the problem.