Product Type: Benefit makeup
Newest Review: ... a black tube with a mirror effect lid. Compared to the other products in the Benefit range I think this actually looks quite cheap and a... more
Member Name: lyndsey1989
Benefit Bad Gal Black Lash Mascara
Advantages: Good coverage, accurate wand
Disadvantages: Does smudge a little because it isnt waterproof
I had heard numerous positive things about this mascara and the Benefit range on the whole so I decided to get myself some of the products when I had a little more disposable income. Back in June I bought this Bad Gal Mascara in black. I paid around £7 for it from ebay but from Benefit itself it retails at £16.50.
Benefit produce a number of mid-range make up and cosmetics. They are well known for their funky retro packaging and the fun names they give their products. Currently across the UK you can find Benefit in Debenhams stores and there are also a small amount of actual Benefit stores in larger cities.
The mascara comes in a black tube with a mirror effect lid. Compared to the other products in the Benefit range I think this actually looks quite cheap and at a quick glance it would be easy to assume this was a cheap mascara. Maybe if they made the whole mascara tube mirrored or changed the black colour it would look a bit better.
To use the mascara you simply unscrew the lid which is very easy to do. You then use the wand to apply the mascara to your lashes. I found the wand very simple to use. To apply mascara I usually place the wand at the base of my lashes, give it a wiggle and then slowly pull the wand to the tips coating all the lashes with an even amount of product.
I find that this mascara coats my lashes really well and there is never a need for me to go back over the lashes to ensure even coverage. The mascara looks great on and I find that my lashes look much fuller and look longer.
When wearing this I usually need coverage for at least twelve hours. Benefit Bad Gal does live up to this and my lashes stay thick and full for a long time. By the time it comes to removing the mascara it does look a bit less intense due to the long amount of time its been worn for.
The mascara is not waterproof but there is a version that is waterproof. I find that this is not really a problem for me because I can wear it all day with the odd tear and I don't end up with mascara rivers down my cheeks. However, I do get a bit of smudging especially around the bottom lashes.
On the whole I think that the mascara looks good and it lasts well. It stays quite tidy around the eye area and I don't need to reapply it. It provides great coverage and gives thick full lashes. Recommended.
Summary: Great mascara