Mascara is easily the product I am the most picky about. I have stick straight, short lashes, so I’m always looking for length and volume to even give me a semblance of nice lashes. One of the most hyped up products of 2018 has to be Benefit Cosmetics’ bad gal bang mascara. Because of all the hype, I wanted to try it for myself to see if it lived up to it’s claims.
Right off the bat, the mascara wand holds onto a ton of product. That being said, it’s best to brush your lashes through without wiggling the wand. If you do, you’ll deposit a bit too much product and your lashes will clump together. You’ll notice that it adds a bit of length, but it’s not much different than my normal lashes. I didn’t find it very volumizing, despite its claims. It does flake a bit, and you’ll see a bit of it below my eye.
This mascara claims to have 36 hour wear, but it’s not waterproof, so I was pretty wary of the claim. Though I would never wear mascara for that long, but I’m always looking for a mascara that will last all day without giving me the dreaded panda eye. However, this one doesn’t pass the test. In the photo, it might be a bit difficult to see, but the mascara seriously transferred on my undereyes. There was still mascara on my lashes, but I haven’t had a time where it didn’t transfer. Considering one of its claims is that it’s transfer-proof, I’m disappointed with how it looks after a regular day of work for me.
I’m a bit disappointed with this product and it’s such a bummer since I love the roller lash and it’s real mascaras from Benefit. With the amount of hype surrounding this product, I was hoping for more out of this product. As someone who never wears falsies, a good long-lasting mascara would be a godsend. Unfortunately, Benefit missed their mark with this one.
What are your thoughts on the mascara? What mascaras would you recommend I try?
’til next time, xo!