Benefit Bad gal bang mascara

Benefit ‘Bad Gal Bang’ Mascara

Hello there you gorgeous bunch of people! Well, it’s time for a review and I’m talking about quite a raved about mascara. I usually stay in the land of drugstore mascaras when it comes to mascaras but every now and then it’s good to TREAT YO self. So I am going to get straight to this review.

Let’s go!

Formula: The formula of this mascara is quite wet, thin and light-weight.

Uni lash?: Definitely not. This mascara gives you such volume and at the same time separates the lashes and makes them look very wispy. Some people have claimed that this mascara clumps the lashes. I feel like my lashes are luckily long enough and full enough to withstand a dramatic mascara but if you find your lashes easily clump with most mascaras, perhaps this one will be too intense for you.

Price: $42 AUD (for the large 8.5g size) and $21 AUD for the 4g size

What does it do?: This mascara provides A LOT of length and volume to the lashes but it also curls the lashes (and holds that curl) very well!

Availability: Adore beauty, Sephora AU, Princess polly, Myer

Panda eyes?: Nope! I wear this all day and notice no smudging & dramas. I don’t have oily skin / oily eyelids but overall longevity wise, this mascara is perfectly fine.

Does it hold a curl?: Yes, it does very well. Of course, I curl my lashes whenever I wear mascara but I feel like this mascara does a nice curl all on its own due to its lightweight formula.

Difficult to remove?: I remove my entire face of makeup with a cleansing oil and I don’t notice any lingering mascara leftover. My entire eye makeup comes with a breeze.

Pros: Gives a lot of volume & length to the lashes. It also curls the lashes and holds a curl very well. The wand is slender which makes the application very easy.

Cons: It’s not super affordable but for a high-end mascara (and how awesome the mascara is) it’s a fair price.

Rating: 9/10

Overall thoughts: This mascara is very awesome. Every time I wear it, I’m in love with how my lashes look. They definitely look super dramatic without making the lashes a clumpy mess. I don’t have a single complaint about this mascara whatsoever! It’s amazing and even though I usually stick to affordable mascaras – this one is definitely worth it!

Would I repurchase it?: I definitely see myself repurchase this though I do repurchase drugstore mascaras more frequently than the fancy ones.

And that wraps up this review! Have you guys tried this infamous mascara out? Do you stick to drugstore mascaras or do you prefer high-end ones? Drop a comment and let me know! I hope you all have an awesome day and I’ll see you in the next post.

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  1. Siobhán

    September 8, 2019 at 7:06 pm

    I didn’t expect to love this as much as I do! xx


    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      September 29, 2019 at 7:13 am

      I agree I’ve become quite obsessed with benefit mascaras!

  2. Emily

    September 9, 2019 at 11:31 am

    I’m always a little jealous to see people loving this mascara. I just can’t get it to work for me! And it’s such a shame because it’s so beloved.

    Emily –

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      September 29, 2019 at 7:14 am

      Mascara can be like that, with our own lashes being all so different even popular mascaras don’t come with guaranteed success.

  3. Shireen L. Platt

    September 10, 2019 at 5:47 am

    I agree! I was surprised by this mascara, wasn’t expecting to like it at all but it’ pretty good. I do need to let it dry down a little first though, initially it’s a touch too wet for my liking.

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      September 29, 2019 at 7:14 am

      I love the formula and when the formula is a little too wet you know it will get better with “age” unlike the already dry mascaras that dry out too quickly.

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