Thursday, March 5, 2015

Benefit BADgal Lash Mascara

Benefit already has a perfectly good mascara, its They're Real product, so I was curious if this mascara could top that one, which, except for a clumping issue, is pretty much the whole package.

According to Benefit, BADgal Lash Mascara, " like a set of sexy black false eyelashes...without the glue!" Thanks to its, "...famously big brush and volumizing formula, this matte-black mascara builds beautiful, bodacious lashes."

As far as I can tell, there are three big differences between this product and They're Real:

  1. BADgal is slightly cheaper at $26 instead of $29
  2. BADgal is a matte mascara while They're Real is glossy
  3. BADgal, despite its claims, does not deliver the look of false eyelashes.

This mascara does add in some volume and length but not on the same level as fake lashes or They're Real. Lashes are perked up and do look pretty but they don't look fake and that's not necessarily a bad thing. This is a great daytime mascara, perfect for wearing to the office. But it's not exactly a "BADgal" look.

Maybe this more mellow, less volume intensive look is why BADgal seemed a bit less clumpy than They're Real. It also went on quick and easy.

Both mascaras do though share a terrific ability to stay in place and not shed or smear. Of course this means that they don't wash off easily but hey, I'd prefer that over streaky mascara.

Like all Benefit products, this one has cute but practical packaging and is a bit overpriced for what you get.

Would I buy this product: No, I've seen better mascara.

Should you buy this product: Personally, I prefer Benefit's They're Real, it's worth the extra $3.

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