November 13, 2017
We wondered about mascaras and their constant reliance on sex references previously, but now it seems that Too Faced’s cult-favourite Better Than Sex Mascara is facing some flak. The United State’s National Advertising Division, otherwise known as the NAD, has questioned Too Faced’s claims – and weirdly enough, it’s not about being better than sex.
Well, perhaps that’s a claim that’s too challenging to be tested…how are we meant to objectively prove that it’s better than sex? What the NAD’s concerned about is that the mascara claims to give lashes an almost 2,000 per cent boost. More specifically, it’ll give users “1,944 per cent more volume”.
Too Faced has since gotten back to NAD, and it seems like they’re standing behind this cult-favourite mascara:
It’s NAD’s job to monitor and review advertisements for truthfulness and accuracy, which is fair enough, but we don’t think consumers today pay too much heed to beauty advertisements anyway. They’ve always made claims (think the usual: organic, natural, chemical-free proven formula), but these days, they’re getting more and more outrageous.
We’re not entirely sure if Too Faced’s Better Than Sex gives “1,944 per cent more volume” but hey, you’ll be hard-pressed to find mascara that gives you lashes that voluminous anyway. On the other claim of it being better than sex? That’s entirely up to you.
You can find Better Than Sex for $35 at Sephora.
Header Image: Too Faced’s Instagram