Mascara Monday: Benefit BadGal Lash mascara

It’s been a long time coming but I’m back with a mascara review! I know, I know…don’t hate me. Blogger duties have called and I’ve been traveling for the past three weekends. And I’ll be traveling again this weekend so hang in there with me, fam!

Here’s a mascara review that has been highly requested for almost a year now. And I am JUST now getting around to it. Is it bad as in good or bad as in bad?

Check the review!

Benefit Bad Gal mascara

Price: 2 out of 5 (around $19.00 )

Packaging (Brush Wand): 2 out of 5
Overall: 3 out of 5

What it claims: “The BADgal line of mascaras from Benefit are full of “BAD-itude!” The rich, sexy formula and oversized brush build thick, beautiful and bodacious lashes.”

The truth:
That wand is a little too massive for my liking.

What I loved about it: Umm, I don’t think there was anything that I REALLY loved about it.

What I didn’t like: The wand. Seriously too big.

Overall: I think the world loves this mascara. I say this because I have gotten so many requests to review it. But then a lot of you have been skeptical. So leave it to your head Mascara Reviewer to bring you the nitty gritty.

Well, I don’t have THAT much to say about this baby here. It’s just okay. While I’ve heard a lot of people say that looooove it, I find it to be pretty average as far as mascaras go. The wand is HUGE!

And no me gusta. I find that wands this large make for difficult control. And for my ladies with shorter lashes and lids…this ain’t the one for y’all. The bristles are a little tight together and don’t make for much room to flow through the lashes.

As far as the mascara’s overall performance. It’s okay. But it’s not spectacular. I find that it does what it needs to do but does not go beyond the average mascara. Like ALL of my reviews, this is completely relative but I don’t….BadGal just didn’t surprise me. Plus I think it is far too expensive for it to not have any cool tricks.

Lashes without mascara
(did NOT curl lashes)

Lashes with 2 coats of mascara

Not bad…but I’ve seen better.

Would I recommend it?: Not so much. I know of other mascaras that do more for half the price.

A fan of this baby? Does it work wonders for you?

Tell me!

A crazed mascara reviewer,

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  • Askmewhats

    big lash wand is no no for me, I might as well poke my eye with my fingers lol :) thanks for the review!

  • Product Junkie Diva

    Hey B- I agree that wand is HUGE but with such a big wand it worked better for me than I thought it would. All in all it's still not my go to mascara, nor will it ever be..oh well.

  • sydcharae

    so glad you reviewed this!
    I agree, it is kinda average but the good thing about it it it doesn't leave your lashes hard and crusty (eek).

    right now i''m debating between buying the maybelline explosion and the lash blast length… what do you think?

  • Danica

    I got this as a deluxe sample from Sephora, and I must say that I'm not a big fan. Yes, it does wonders to volumize my stubby lashes, but i have to put it on top of my rimmel sexy curves mascara (before, to give it length). HOWEVER, it smudges on me and I hate it. And no, it's not b/c of the Rimmel mascara. I wear it on top of the Rimmel, it would smudge a little bit less than how it would as is. Love it for the volume; hate it for the smudges!

  • B

    sydcharae—> Maybelline explosion!!!

  • Stefanie

    I had my eyes done @ a Benefit counter last week and she used this mascara. I LOVED how my lashes looked with it but don't know how easily I would be able to apply due to the size of the wand. I didn't purchase because again, I didn't know how easy it would be for me to use the product on myself. All I can say is the MA made it do what it do on my lashes!!!!!!!!! LOL