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After the past couple years of leaning into fresh-faced beauty trends, I’m looking forward to adding a little…oomph back into my daily “glam”. Long gone are the days of setting a timer before stepping out, making space in the day for a full makeup routine. Lately, I’m all-in on less is more. It’s all about finding that key product that requires LITTLE effort yet makes all the difference, and provides a quick pick-me-up on days when I’m running out the door (or pulling up a Zoom call).
Quick & Effective: Too Faced Beauty Products For A Glam Makeup Look
With recent beauty trends (it’s all about that “clean-girl” look, lately), I’ve phased into a lash gal, and I’m on the hunt for bold (but not to the effect of wild faux-lashes) volume and wispy length. The Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara has garnered quite the popular following, and The Mom Edit team agrees when it comes to this holy-grail mascara… it’s good. When it comes to definition, weight and volume, this product gets rave reviews across the board. The easy-to-wear glam and quality formula delivers an impact without fuss.
HSN.com has some great deals right now on beauty products from Too Faced. First time customers can use code: HELLO10 for $10 off your first $20+ order (you can use it to snag this hydrating lipstick that’s great for winter), and checking out with FlexPay splits your payment into convenient installments. Our fav deals right now? This 3-piece Sexy Eyes kit that includes the full-size mascara Scotti loves (plus a full-size primer and a mini waterproof formula), and this adorable Heart Core lip duo.
Too Faced is a fun brand — the hyper packaging and cheeky product naming inspire an unapologetic joy in me. The brand celebrates bold individuality, and they totally deliver. What’s underneath the pretty packaging is just as good: a quality formula that delivers easy application and amazing results.
The Mascara We All Love: Too Faced Better Than Sex
Scotti has been a longtime fan of the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara for herself and her clients, and she’s got all the details on how this product holds up to its reputation…
If you’re not familiar with the hold this product has on its audience, the Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara is said to deliver mind-blowing lashes. The formula is a big player in how this mascara lifts and curls lashes, locking them in place for lasting wear and creating the results people rave about. The key ingredients list Acacia Senegal Tree Extract (which we can thank for that luscious volume), plus unique peptides that condition those gorgeous wisps. The results are feathery and separated lashes, with a bold punch of definition. Mind = blown.
Scotti says: “This is the mascara I used on all my brides (and bridesmaids!). It gives insane volume, length and curl and really gets that faux lash look (without the hassle). It separates and defines without clumping and is easily buildable…apply just a couple of coats to make eyes pop or layer it on for a really dramatic look.”
The shape of the wand plays a part in how well the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara is applied so easily. The hourglass brush really hugs individual lashes to coat them in the product. The weighty-ness of the tube feels satisfying, and helps control movement of the wand when applying. A little goes a long way with this one, and I like that it can build itself into a date-night look, too.
For All Occasions: The Too Faced Sexy Eyes Trio
The best part? This well-loved mascara comes full-size in a value trio for all occasions. The Too Faced Sexy Eyes Rain or Shine set, at HSN.com for nearly the same price as getting the Better Than Sex mascara alone, and includes a mini waterproof formula as well as a full-size eyeshadow primer. Tip: for a waterproof mascara formula, an oil-based makeup remover will be more effective than my handy micellar water.
About the waterproof formula, Scotti Says: “When brides were worried about tearing up (or rain!), this is what I’d use. Just a coat or two of this and lashes looked SO much longer and thicker.”
For occasions where I build a full-face look, some a reliable primer is a must-have. The Too Faced Shadow Insurance primer acts as a safety barrier against pigment fallout from shadows, and also prevents crease lines.
About the primer, Scotti says: “I wear this under powder shadows or stick shadows to keep them from creasing or fading – but I also wear it alone to cover up redness and those little veins that drive me nuts. I like that the formula isn’t too thick or opaque.”
To Add The Perfect, Subtle Pop Of Color: Too Faced Heart Core Lipstick
If I had to choose just one other beauty product to brighten up my easy, everyday look, it would be a subtle pop of lip. If you’re looking for a product that feels like a balm (think: soft and moisturizing application) with color that lasts, reviewers rave about the Too Faced Heart Core lipstick. Right now at HSN, you can pick up this full-sized duo (includes a light neutral shade, and a medium pink nude) for $32 (down from $46 if purchased separately!).
Scotti says: “This little heart lipstick is adorable and even smells good (like candy)! The coverage is somewhat sheer but buildable: I like that you can wear just a hint of color or add more when you want more intense color. The formula is super-moisturizing and feels more like a balm on your lips…one of the best lipsticks for dry winter lips!”
The results? Lush lashes, but not over-the-top, and a subtle pop of color. Too Faced delivers reliable beauty formulas that are versatile for daily wear with a touch of impact. Key products that perform in a quick pinch, effortlessly build from a daytime look to night out glam, and truly live up to the hype? I’m in!
Jeni (+ Scotti)
photo credit: Vafa Photography
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