Too Faced’s Better Than Sex mascara has been hailed as the best mascara on the market. Sometimes, however, you need back-ups in your makeup arsenal. And no, I’m not talking about more tubes of Better Than Sex — I’m talking mascara dupes that are just as good as, or even better than, the classic.
If this is something you’re looking for too, I’ve chosen 20 Better Than Sex mascara dupes that will lift your lashes and give you the ultimate doe-eyed look.
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Get ready for all eyes on you with this Big Mood Mega Volume & Lifting Mascara! This volumizing and lifting pick gives you big, bold lashes sure to turn heads. The gentle formula is infused with jojoba wax, and it’s designed with a unique brush, making this Better Than Sex dupe easy to apply for all-day wear. Plus, it’s smudge and flake-resistant! You’re sure to achieve baddie lashes, giving you confidence that your lashes look luxe.
If you’re not talking about the classic Better Than Sex, you’re probably talking about They’re Real! from Benefit Cosmetics – which might as well be a dupe, despite its classic status. And, yeah, you’ll have trouble convincing others that you’re not wearing fake lashes. We love how this mascara curls, adding extra definition with the help of the domed-tip brush, which also separates lashes and stops clumping.
Roller Lash acts as exactly as the name implies: a roller for your lashes. (Duh.) The brush has a patent-pending “Hook ‘N Roll” brush which is meant to capture your teeny, tiniest lashes and bring curl and volume to them. With B5 and serine, which help soften and strengthen lashes, you’ll have 12 hours of making all those around you swoon, one blink at a time.
Sensitive eyes can also have large, pumped-up lashes without feeling itchy and bothered. L’Oreal’s mascara provides volume and length and is waterproof, so you can know that your makeup will stay put no matter what you do to your eyes. Beeswax makes the formula glide and protects sensitive eyelids.
You know it’s a PUR product because it’s a 4-in-1: this mascara defines, lengthens, nourishes, and protects from pollution. The formula is ridiculously gentle, with ingredients like aloe and sunflower seed oil soothing to the nth degree. Biotin conditions and strengthens, while Alteromonas Ferment Extract (found in the deep sea) protects lashes from environmental stressors. The hemp helps with preventing premature fallout and breakage, plus nourishing the skin around the lash line.
Come Hell or High Water will stay on your lashes… come hell or high water. This mascara does it all thanks to its ingredients, which help to curl, lengthen, and volumize all at once. Two percent argan oil conditions, while caliray’s Tubing Technology provides roll-off removal and a wax mix creates long-wearing lift. Because of the technology, the mascara is totally smudge-proof – but it comes off with warm water and a lil lash massage, no pulling hairs out required.
If you’re looking for a mascara that will give you dramatic, false-lash-esque fluttering, look no further than the Lash Princess False Lash Effect Mascara. This iconic mascara has a fiber brush that provides voluminous lashes with just a few strokes, giving you insane length and volume that will make your eyes pop. The best part: it’s cruelty-free and ophthalmologically tested, so you can feel good about and when wearing it. It’s also formulated without alcohol, oil, parabens, or fragrances, so it’s gentle on the eyes.
We love Milk Makeup, but nope, we’re not including their Kush mascara – we pride ourselves on our 4+-star average ratings, after all. Their Rise Mascara, however, does fall under the 4+ category, and it’s all due to its lash-lift properties. Milk’s Lash Wrap Technology is created from four vegan waxes for hold, as well as monoi oil and marigold extract for strengthening and conditioning. What I’m implying: there’s no crunchy curling here, just flawless, fluttery lashes.
Honest’s mascara is one of the best Better Than Sex dupes courtesy of its 2-in-1 feature. Both a lengthening mascara and a primer, you receive the ultimate boost thanks to prep and execution in one tube. Made with jojoba esters, a form of jojoba oil, the formula is soft and gentle while doing the ultimate work.
Maybelline’s mascara is less than $10, and it might just be the best Amazon dupe on this list, tbh. I say this because it does everything Better Than Sex claims to do – it lifts, lengthens, volumizes, and curls – is a fraction of the price, lasts all day, and can be washed off with just a lil micellar water. The brush separates and coats each individual lash, so there’s no clumping. It’s also flake- and smudge-proof. Can your Better Than Sex dupe do that?
Sick of mascaras that claim to give you that ultimate, fully-black gaze, only to find it lifts… without that striking black? Same. NYX knows this, which is why their mascara uses a highly-pigmented matte black formula (which is also vegan!). The brush head lifts and lengthens to the highest of heights thanks to its hourglass-round shape, an innovative way to create your most flattering lashes.
No smudging. No flaking. No running. No BS in general. Aside from the name being perfect for a mascara that boasts lift, it has great ingredients to support lash health and soothe sensitive eyes. Peach leaf extract and castor oil stop breakage and condition, while trehalose strengthens each lash. The result: mile high lashes.
Looking for a vegan mascara that will give you full, fluffy lashes? Infused with hydrating vegan collagen and plant-based fibers, this clean, 100% vegan mascara delivers full, fluffy lashes with a glossy authentic black finish. The unique twisted Fluff It Up Brush rolls the nourishing formula onto every lash while separating them for a soft, fluttery effect. Ophthalmologist-tested and safe for contact wearers, this Better Than Sex mascara dupe is sure to become your new favorite!
Physicians Formula doesn’t treat your face anything but gently, with the utmost care and skin-loving ingredients. In their dermatologist- and ophthalmologist-tested mascara (perfect for eyes that can barely handle a single swipe), enjoy volumizing collagen, nourishing provitamin B5, and a variety of peptides and amino acids to encourage strong, healthy, luscious lashes. The brush has fibers that grip onto each lash, so you get length and curl at the same time.
SAIE’s site explains why every ingredient is necessary in their products, and their mascara is no exception. Ingredients include shea butter to condition and nourish and beeswax to thicken. Carnuaba wax helps to hold lashes in place, without flattening throughout the day, while still allowing for flexibility (no one likes lashes that don’t move, it just looks unnatural). All together, you have a buildable mascara that coats every lash equally and elegantly.
If your ego is big (which it should be – you’re fab), you need lashes that are equally as large. tarte’s big ego vegan mascara lifts, lengthens, and volumizes for up to 16 hours without flaking or smudging (glycerin is hydrating, so your lashes won’t dry out). You also won’t be bothered with each flutter, with the nourishing babassu and vitamin B5 for sensitive eyes. Thicken up with hydroxyethylcellulose & sunflower seed wax. Now this dupe is absolutely Better Than Sex.
You’re looking at this brush and going “what in the fun-house-mirror hell…?” I know, because I did the same thing. But the design is actually quite brilliant! With its shape, this mascara is able to touch upon every lash and give each one the love, lift, volume, and curl it deserves – all without awkward twisting of the wrist. Vitamin E conditions, while peach leaf and licorice root extracts help to moisturize the lashes.
Looking for a volumizing mascara that will coat your lashes minus the clumps? The hourglass-shaped brush contains dense, molded bristles define even the daintiest lashes, giving ultra length, definition, and curl. Plus, it delivers 3x the volume in a single stroke – giving you ultra-black lashes that look amazing. Infused with Vitamin E and antioxidants to help nourish and condition your lashes, this mascara is also ophthalmologist-tested – making it safe for even the most sensitive eyes.
Ms. Gomez, you’re giving Better Than Sex a run for its mascara money with your dupe. Wear this mascara like a second skin – one that does it all, like lift, lengthen, volumize, and curl. The secret to its power: carnauba wax for hold, plus sunflower seed oil for shine and strength, olive oil for nourishment, and castor oil for coddling the smallest and weakest of lashes.
Which Better Than Sex mascara dupe do you recommend? Tell us in the comments!