I’ll be honest. I can’t stand Too Faced. Their packaging is so gimmicky and cutesy, that I just cannot go for it. Their holiday palettes are terrible. Their collaborations are hit or miss at best. Yeah, I get that the chocolate bar palettes are good, but there are other neutral palettes that I would rather buy because I just can’t give my dollars to this brand.
I got this as a sample. I knew the hype around it, and I never cared because I don’t like Too Faced, so I wasn’t very excited to try it out. I figured I would give it a go, though.
Much to my surprise, it is really good. The wand is hourglass shaped and reminds me of the Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir mascara. I had a terrible time with that one getting runny. Not so with this. It gets a little smudgy by the end of the day, but it didn’t really move around much. The formula is great. I could apply enough to get some good length on my lashes without them beginning to get clumpy. It gives great volume, as well.
I have an awful time getting at the lashes on the outer corners of my eyes. Getting them coated with mascara generally involves a lot of weird face making and complaining. The skinny, middle portion of this wand managed to get in there and get mascara on my lashes without much of a problem while the thicker, outer edge at the end of the wand kept applying to lashes farther in on my eyes. I love the shape of this wand.
I get a little disappointed when something I really want to hate actually lives up to the hype. I mean, to hear people talk about this mascara, you would think it’s like the second coming or something, but I’ll admit I get it. It’s one of the better mascaras that I have tried, but I’m not going to run out and buy a tube, and it’s not because I refuse to give money to Too Faced. I’m not buying it because I’m using a mascara from Blinc that is so good I will probably never buy any other mascara ever again. It is, hands down, the best mascara I have ever tried. Period. Sure, I’ll cheerfully try out samples that come my way, but that one has usurped Diorshow and Urban Decay Perversion mascaras as my holy grail, and I never thought I would see the day that would happen. It’s so good that it has caused me to break my big rule about buying mascara: Never buy full sized tubes since it’s impossible to use all of the product before it goes bad, thus, wasting money. I’m throwing that rule right out the window for Blinc.
This one is available in a travel size, and it’s twelve bucks. The full size will set you back $23.00. It’s worth it. This is great stuff even though it comes from Too Faced.
Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara: I don’t need it. I’m not buying it, but I wouldn’t stop a friend from getting a tube.