I purchased this month’s Birchbox so that I could test out the new Benefit BadGal BANG mascara.
I’ve heard incredibly mixed reviews about the product, and the image that Benefit used to promote the product received a lot of back lash (pardon the pun).
I wanted to see for myself and make my own decision, and be able to provide an honest review or you guys.
I’ve been testing it out for just over a week now and I’m pretty impressed so far. It took a while to get the hang of using it, but so long as you work with the mascara it will provide you with the results you want.
Firstly, let’s talk about the applicator. The wand is long and slim with quite a few teeth on the comb which I am happy about. I much prefer this style wand to the chunkier spoolie style ones. It’s also really flexible which helps grab those hard to reach lashes and gets in between each one.
The intense black pigment is darker than my soul, I stg. It’s so black, no wonder they said it’s out of this world. It’s so nice to have mascara that stands out on top of bold shadow looks and doesn’t fade into the background.
I think it’s a great lengthening mascara that can provide a wispy look. My lashes felt light and fluttery, but there’s a technique to achieving this look.
The mascara can be a little stubborn in that, you have to work with it, not against it. It’s formula is quite wet so you have to be careful of transfer and you have to work quite quickly. Let it dry and your lashes will be clump-tastic. One to two coats is your maximum before you start to head into the 90’s look. Other than that, I think it’s great.
Overall it’s a great mid-range mascara, but it may not be for everyone. I’d recommend buying the travel-size first, or picking up this month’s Birchbox.