I've been waiting (impatiently) to run out of my old mascara before diving into Benefit's new BADgal BANG! Volumizing Mascara.
Having already seen some before and afters on IG, I knew I wanted to share my own B&A with you guys here to see if these claims were legit.
First, here's what you need to know. Benefit promises intense black colour and massive volume in this mascara. It contains aero-particles, "which are one of the lightest known materials, derived from space technology". The brand claims the particles won't weigh down lashes, even after multiple coats. The slender, flexible brush is designed to coat lashes evenly, from root to tip, and fits comfortably into the corners of the eyes. The formula is said to be smudge proof, water-resistant (not to be confused with waterproof) and contains provitamin B5 "to support natural lash thickness and strength."
Okay, that's a lot of claims.
Alright, here's what I have to say after one use.
I'll agree with the brand about having my lashes coated evenly. With just the first swipe of the brush, my lashes were looking thicker and longer.
Now, normally I hate slender mascara wands because I find they don't do the greatest job at providing volume, but that wasn't the case with BADgal. The flexible brush didn't feel inferior upon application and overall, I was pretty surprised/happy with the results.
After a full day of wear, I did have some smudging on my lower lash line. This happens to me with almost every mascara though (with exception of CoverGirl and Dior), because I have long lower lashes. (Boohoo. I know.) Otherwise, no clumping or flaking.
Washing it off at the end of the day was easy. I did my double cleanse as per usual - milky cleaner first, followed by Olay Infusion Hydrating Glow Facial Cleanser and my trusty organic cotton face cloth from Muji. No traces of mascara were left over and it wasn't hard to get off either.
Overall, I'd say BADgal is a fabulous mascara. Probably my favourite from the brand so far.
Two thumbs up Benefit! You did good!
DISCLAIMER: Benefit's BADgal mascara was provided as a PR sample. All photos and opinions are my own.