Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara was…well, not

Disclaimer: Everyone’s eyelashes are different, it’s one of the big things I’ve learned over the years. What works for me may not work for you and vice versa.

You can find Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara for ~$23 at, Ulta, Sephora

“A mascara so amazing, it’s Better Than Sex! This formula thickens, lengthens, and curls after just one coat for the most luscious, dramatic, and volumized lashes possible. The #1-selling prestige mascara in America, Better Than Sex, gives you mind-blowing lashes, every time!”  

Our Inspiration Created during a quest to find the holy grail of mascara, Better Than Sex provides extreme volume and a more dramatic look with each coat. The hourglass-shaped brush unlocks the formula to create the perfect mascara that volumizes, lifts and coats both tops and bottoms of every little lash- with no lash left behind.”

I mentioned before in this post that I hate most high end mascaras. They either do nothing special or make my eyelashes clumpy and gross.

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara did both.

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Urban Decay Vegan Products List

Urban Decay has a section dedicated to their vegan products here

Logical Harmony has a list here



Urban Decay certifies that our products marked vegan do not contain any animal-derived ingredients. Please note that within a product category, such as Eyeshadows, some shades will be marked as vegan, and others will not. We have an ongoing initiative with our laboratories to not only create shades (and entire product lines) that are vegan from the start, but also to identify which of our non-vegan products can be converted. In many situations, plant-derived or synthetic alternatives to animal-derived ingredients become available. As long as we can deliver the same high-quality products with rich color and texture, we will convert that product to 100% vegan ingredients, so be on the lookout for new offerings.

from Urban Decay’s Commitments


Anastasia Beverly Hills Vegan Product List

Anastasia Beverly Hills does label which products are vegan, however they don’t have a list provided on their site. You can view filtered vegan products here

Again, the Ethical Elephant is here for all of our vegan list needs. Read it here!


Note: The reason I am linking to websites rather than listing them all here is because bloggers like the Ethical Elephant and Logical Harmony take time and great care to curate these lists. I would much rather steer people their way than to just take their hard work.

ColourPop Cosmetics

I originally made this post a review after my very first order, it’s been quite a while so I revamped it to be a sort of “brand spotlight.”

ColourPop is a company based in Los Angeles.

They do not have a whole lot of information on their website and primarily use social media (particularly Instagram) as their means of communication, which is what brought them to popularity, and also suspicion. Their products are heavily promoted by popular makeup reviewers.  The founders themselves are very private and do not speak much for the brand, which I can see leading to some suspicion. You can read a very informative article about this whole thing titled “How ColourPop Became the Most Popular (and most mysterious) Beauty Brand on the Internet.” I definitely recommend reading it if you’re into the brand.

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My Eyelashes Hate High End Mascara

Also known as “Korres Volcanic Minerals Volumizing Mascara is my (only) High-End Mascara Fave (and it’s discontinued)”

I don’t know what it is, but my eyelashes truly hate high end mascara. My lashes get clumpy, spidery, and the mascara ends up under my eyes after a few hours. The only one besides the Korres mascara was a deluxe version of Tarte’s Lights, Camera, Lashes! that worked amazingly…and then I bought the full tube and it sucked.

I’ve tried Tarte’s Lights, Camera, Lashes; Too Faced Better Than Sex, Urban Decay’s Perversion (deluxe), and one more that I cannot remember for the life of me. I’ve honestly disliked them all, and absolutely hated Better Than Sex. I swore I had a post about the Better Than Sex mascara but apparently I hated it so much that I didn’t make one. That might be a mini review for another day.

While we are on the subject, here are my list of favorite (non discontinued) mascaras.
(Prices are approximations based on average prices and/or prices listed online)

  • Essence Lash Princess Volume Mascara, $5
  • Jordana Best Lash Extreme, $4
  • NYX Doll Eye Volume, $10