YASSSSSS!! My exact reaction when I saw that Too Faced is releasing a waterproof version of their cult favourite Better Than Sex mascara! The original Better Than Sex is literally better than sex! It provides slight length but the volume it gives is INTENSE! I am so in love with the original mascara but my only downside for it is after 2 hours of wear in sunny humid Singapore, I look like a walking panda. The original Better Than Sex smudges so easily that I have to set it with a different waterproof formula just to prevent myself from scaring strangers.
Managed to snag this baby up during the 20% Sephora sale and I have been testing it out for a month. The new waterproof version has fake water droplets effect on the tube and it is so cool! Kinda reminds me of the aqua collection M.A.C released a couple of years back which went viral in the make up world.
The waterproof version is just as "wet" as the original, which is not exactly ideal for sparse & thin asian lashes like mine. However, I am willing to go through anything just to give my sad lashes a boost. In terms of length & volume, it is almost the same as the original.
The wands are pretty similar, both sporting a thick and big brush to help give more oomph! to your lashes. I realised that the waterproof one is slightly more curvy but I don't think it makes much difference to my lashes.
Now to answer the burning question in your mind, is it truly waterproof? Yes, BUT it comes with a price. The original Better Than Sex mascara dries in about half a minute. However, this waterproof formula is so "wet" that even after 20 minutes, it is literally still fresh on my lashes aka it transfers to my eyelids whenever I close my eyes. I applied the mascara today and left for my hot yoga session. Inclusive of the journey to the gym & 10 minutes into the session, I saw transfer of the mascara on the towel when I wiped my face and I was low key freaking out hoping that I do not look like a scary emo child in the middle of yoga. LOL.
However, to ease your concerns, it is super budge proof once it is completely dried and even after showering, it stays put on my lashes with zero smudges. Overall verdict, it works! Will I repurchase it? Probably no. It requires too much effort to be careful for 20 minutes waiting for it to dry. I would rather set the original mascara with a waterproof formula & pray to god my lashes be on fleek 24/7.
Hope this review is helpful & thank you for reading! ;)