Better than sex- ooooo you cheeky little devil.
Well that’s what Too faced makes claims to with its new mascara. More length, volume and drama, with nourishing and thickening properties in the form of Acacia Senegal tree extract. (No, me neither!?!?)
Over the years of trial and testing mascaras, all promising to deliver that fluttery fake eyelash effect, I had settled on Maybelline, The Falsies, I hadn’t dare make a guess at how many tubes I have purchased over the past couple of years, it has been one of my must have beauty staples.
Although I am loyal to The Falsies, I am always on the look out. I always want bigger, better, longer, fluttery eyelashes but without the hassle of applying false lashes everyday or running the risk ruining my own with semi-permanent individuals. For me, mascara completes a make up look and without it, my eyes tend to disappear.
I have been gifted Too Faced bronzes and blushers before and liked them but not enough to have a look at other products, plus they are hard to find unless you buy online.
Beauty bloggers/ vloggers have mentioned this new product as well as new palettes which had caught my eye.
With previous products I had tried ( 4-5 years ago I must add), I felt the packaging to be a little tacky and maybe aimed at teenagers, although browsing their new range and by reading beauty blogging reviews, they seemed to have upped their game, eye shadows, bronzes and blushes all were packaged nicely and appeared to be a higher quality and more sophisticated.
It’s a bit more expensive then your high street drugstore buy, priced at £19. I bought mine from a concession at Debenhams who had 10% off, so I picked mine up for £17.10, not a massive saving, but hey, every little helps!
On first impressions of the mascara, the packaging feels special and the actual tube is heavy which gives the impression of a quality product and it’s bristle brush is large and full, with an hour glass shape.
On first use, it made my lashes clumpy, far too much product on the brush. I find this to be the case with any newly purchased mascara, so I tend to wipe away excess with a baby wipe. This did the trick for me, and as long as I apply with gentle strokes, it gives me my desired look that can be built up depending on what I want to achieve.
It gave a similar look to The Falsies, maybe a little more length and volume, a very dramatic look though. The intense black really does add to the drama and overall effect and is perfect for the Christmas party season.
In terms of nourishing properties, after only a week, I feel it’s a little too early to make comment, but from past experience of other products promising such things, it’s all a bit of a gimmick and I don’t expect too much from this claim!
This a brilliant product which does do what it says on the bottle, long fluttery lashes with lots of volume and drama. A product that I would recommend if your looking for something a little bit special and to treat yourself for this festive period.
Would I recommend it? Yes.
Will I repurchase again? Yes.
Will it be my new beauty staple? Maybe not.
Is it better than sex? That’s for you to decide!!
Unfortunately, the camera has not been my friend lately and I have struggled to get a picture that really shows off this product, but I will endeavour to get one. This is not a reflection on the mascara, but just my poor photography skills!
Anyone got a favourite mascara that they couldn’t live without?
Look out for a blog coming soon on my nourishing skin saviour for dry, cracking hands.