Reviewing Too Faced’s Pretty Rebel Palette + Better Than Sex Mascara [In Our Makeup Bag]

What It Is:

Too Faced Pretty Rebel Palette* and Better Than Sex Mascara*

Why This Should Be in Your Bag:

Too Faced’s Fall offerings are quite bold; a palette featuring “the deepest jewel tones, the most bad ass metallics and one scene-stealing pink” and a mascara with the word “sex” in the name. These 2 are definitely not for shy girls! Pretty Rebel has 10 new shades of Too Faced’s famous eyeshadow, while Better Than Sex Mascara promises “the most intense black, oversized, multidimensional lashes possible”. Sounds like a cocktail for a fabulous eye look!

 

How To Use It:

Pretty Rebel comes with a Glamour Guide that has 3 suggestions for eye looks. I usually ignore these and just mix and match shades as I see fit. For this look I swiped Ringleader on my lid, followed by Girly. I then buffed Charming into the outer corner and crease.

Too Faced recommends using 3 coats of Better Than Sex to achieve the promised results, but I found 2 was enough! I curl my lashes then apply my first coat and let that dry for about 20 seconds before applying a second. Ta-da!

CC Rating: A/A+

I do hate to split up ratings, but in this case it’s necessary. The A goes to Pretty Rebel, while the A+ is for Better Than Sex and I’ll explain why.

The quality of shadows in Pretty Rebel is quite good. Standouts are Ringleader, Gangsta and Instigator; I think you can see that these ones are buttery smooth and apply evenly from my swatches. Miss Sparkles and Badass were both patchy and disappointing. I’m also not crazy about the color combination. If you’re someone who wears both neutrals and brights, then this may be a good palette for you, but I am not. I would use about half of these shades regularly. Regardless of my preferences, the palette is good quality, just not a must-have.

However, Better Than Sex mascara is definitely a must-have! This stuff is AMAZING! Two coats basically double the length and volume of my lashes without clumping. The tube is also so luxurious; it’s quite heavy and the embossed logo is so chic! I’m in love and can’t recommend this one enough.

Both the Pretty Rebel Palette ($46 USD/$54 CAD) and Better Than Sex Mascara ($23 USD/$30 CAD) are available from Sephora and TooFaced.com.

[Need some new makeup but not sure what to buy? Check out Alex’s other beauty reviews here.]

*Item was provided for review

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