Product Type: Benefit makeup
Newest Review: ... that will show these off... BAD gal lash mascara gives a long luscious full look to lashes without clumping or drying like spiders legs.... more
Badder than expected!
Benefit BadGal Lash
Member Name: jbgirl
Benefit BadGal Lash
Advantages: amazing brush
Disadvantages: smudges and flakes below eyes
A friend bought me this mascara for christmas and I started using it about a week ago when I realised I had been using my previous one for 6months!
I have never used Benefit BADgal Lash mascara before, but I have used other products in the range and have always liked them. My first impression was that the box which the tube comes in was a nice touch and had a good feel to it. It seemed to reflect the sort of quality which I would expect from Benefit. When I took the tube out I was less impressed (it looks just like the picture) it felt good, solid and sturdy but the look wasn't as exciting as the packaging of other Benefit products.
When I took the top off and saw the amazing, very full, thick, large wand, with tapered end, I was very impressed. It was the most substantial brush I had used! The first time I did end up with a tiny bit of mascara on my nose, but that hasn't happened again. I find it applies very well. The pigment is strong, so it gives the kind of black I really like, and you can get a subtle effect with one coat but it was easy to build up to two coats without clumping.
Unfortunately, I found it really, really disappointing in terms of wear-ability and staying power. On the 4 or 5 occasions when I have worn it, I have ended up with mascara under my eyes in a flakey, smudged mess. This is really quite embarrassing and it is very difficult to get it to budge from the delicate under eye area when out and about. Very, very disappointed.
Feel like my friend wasted her money, and of course I don't want to tell her that I'm not impressed!
Summary: Applies well but doesn't last well through the day.