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The Best Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara Dupes

MIRA BEAUTY • updated Nov 4, 2020
The Best Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara Dupes

The Too Faced cult favorite has some worthy competition  

Serious inquiry... Is Better Than Sex Mascara by Too Faced, or, any mascara really "better than sex?" It's a silly question to ponder, but, come on, let's be playful, like this flirty product, and say, oh yes, it is better than sex. I mean, it's the number one bestselling prestige mascara in America.

Better than sex Too Faced
Source: Too Faced

The pearly, pastel-pink tube is packed with rich, inky, voluptuous volume mascara that curls and lengthens, for the most sexiest, defined, multidimensional lashes possible.

Fun Fact: The hourglass-shaped brush is inspired by the curves of a woman’s body - and it's designed with extra stiff bristles to maximize the performance. One coat and your lashes are full and defined for date night. Two coats and your lashes are extra luscious, curled, dramatic and ready to dance until dawn. Three coats ... is next level hot. The carbon black, collagen-fueled formula is smudge-proof for all day, night, and even, er, morning after wear. (We're not blushing, you're blushing.)

Here's the thing though, Better Than Sex Mascara will run you about 25 bucks, and while we definitely think it is worth every penny, there's no harm in shopping around for more affordable products that promise similar results. Confession time: We know not everyone has the budget to sustain an expensive mascara habit (us included).

In our book, variety is everything when it comes to beauty products - and that's why MIRA prides itself on being a one-stop shop for makeup, diverse in brands and price points. Keep reading, because we compiled a list of Better Than Sex Mascara dupes we know you'll love - as much as we do.

Barry M, Showgirl Extra Volumising Mascara $7

Barry M Showgirl Extra Volumising Mascara
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With "Showgirl" in its name and stars adorning the eye-catching, metallic pink tube, you know you're getting something equal parts sexy and theatrical. Barry M is the leading British color cosmetics company - famous for its wide range of colorful, on-trend, high-quality products. We love that this brand is cruelty-free and so-affordable, too. The application is a delight, because it glides on easily, coating each lash for a smooth and even finish.

"Not only does this product lengthen and thicken my lashes, it makes my lashes remain curved and long, all day. It doesn't flake or smudge, I LOVE IT," says a happy consumer. Because this formula is ultra-creamy, clumps aren't something you need to worry about - it's also light-weight, so your lashes look and feel lifted, not heavy, or weighed down. It's a Better Than Sex mascara dupe, if we ever wore one.

NYX Professional Makeup, Worth The Hype Waterproof Mascara, $8

NYX Professional Makeup Worth The Hype Waterptoof Mascara
Source: NYX

First things first, with a name like Worth The Hype, we’re sure you’re wondering if this Too Faced Better Than Sex dupe mascara is, well, worth the hype - and it sure is. Check out this review: "I was skeptical when I went to try this mascara, but this holds my curled lashes all day and makes them look super long." We concur: NYX mascara is easy to apply to your lashes and provides, heavy volume, length-for-days, and negative clumps.

L'Oreal, Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara, $10.99

L'Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara

The most highly recommended dupe mascara for Too Faced's Better Than Sex is the drugstore fave, L'Oreal Paris' Lash Paradise mascara. This beauty groupie favorite not only performs, it actually looks like Better Than Sex. The pretty pink tube and brush mimic the Too Faced package - and the inky product lengthens, curls, and plumps up your lashes, minus smudging, clumping, or flaking. (Snag it in both waterproof and washable formulas, in either brown or black.) MIRA community members say, "This is one of the only mascaras that gives me the length and volume I want for my lashes." Another raves, "You will not regret the $10 spent on this mascara! I’ve been using it for 2 years and I do not have any intent of replacing it with any other mascara."

Urban Decay, Troublemaker Mascara, $24

Urban Decay Troublemaker Mascara
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We love good trouble, so if the name is an indication of long, luxe wear and fun times, we are sold. The tube itself promises to never get lost in the depths of your makeup bag, or at the bottom of your purse - the colorful, otherworldly, light-reflecting design makes sure of that. We live for a good failsafe product, and this mascara is not only a sultry dupe for Better Than Sex, it also boasts a rich, inky formula that lengthens, separates, and curls as it coats.  Urban Decay's custom brush produces runway ready, modelesque fanned-out lashes.

NARS, Climax Mascara, $24

NARS Climax Mascara
Source: Nars

Hmmm, climax, better than sex ... we're seeing a hot mascara trend, here - and we like it. This decadent mascara by Nars comes in just one buck under Too Faced Better Than Sex, but it's still worth a try in our book - I mean, even the crimson, ribbed tube has sex appeal. But let's talk product and application: The whipped, creamy formula delivers buildable volume and intense blackout color in a lightweight, flexible coating that won’t clump or smudge. Your lashes-for-days will feel and look soft, courtesy of the full-bodied brush’s ribbed bristles.

Covergirl, Exhibitionist Mascara, $11.99

Covergirl, Exhibitionist Mascara
Source: CoverGirl

According to MIRA community members, "This mascara gives great length and separates lashes beautifully. It is also affordable and cruelty free." Another happy MIRA guest says, "This has been my best all-around drugstore mascara!" So what makes Cover Girl Exhibitionist mascara one of the best dupes for Too Faced Better Than Sex, you ask? Again, we are vibing with the sexy name game - Exhibitionist - on the metallic tube. It's an indication that your lashes are about to behave in an extravagant way, in order to attract attention. Upon application, you'll see instant, defining results: length, volume, and precisely separated lashes. Because Cover Girl's brush mimics the Too Faced applicator there is zero smudge, clumps, or flaking. Shop Cover Girl brand mascaras on MIRA.

Maybelline, The Falsies Push Up Drama Washable Mascara, $10.49

Maybelline The Falsies Push Up Drama Washable Mascara
Source: Maybelline

This mascara has been compared to the look of falsies and even professional lash extensions and salon lifts - that's how dramatic the formula is. The secret is in the cup-shaped bristles scoop wand. The creamy base will lift your lashes from root to tip. It also boasts a plumping formula that creates volume and lends a hand in holding your lashes in place. If Better Than Sex by Too Faced is your go-to, you'll definitely want to give this drugstore brand a whirl, because the bold results are undisputed. Beauty lovers call it a "must-have," and say, "this mascara has become a holy grail product for my make-up bag!"

Rimmel, ScandalEyes Mascara, $6.29

Rimmel ScandalEyes Mascara
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The House of Rimmel was founded by Eugène Rimmel as a perfumery in 1834, in London, England. Today, the British brand is one of the world's most popular make-up producers, just ask supermodel Kate Moss. ScandalEyes Mascara by Rimmel is a sought-after Better Than Sex dupe thanks to the similar definition, thickness, and length it produces. MIRA community members say, "This is the best drugstore mascara - totally lifts lashes and makes them look so full," and "I never have any issues with it smudging." The rave reviews can be attributed to the ingredients: it's infused with collagen and keratin to promote smooth, full-looking lashes without drying them out. (It comes in both waterproof and washable formulas.)

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