Monday, 16 April 2018

Benefit Cosmetics: BAD Gal Bang Mascara

I am sure everyone has heard of, come across, read about and in some cases tried the NEW Bad Gal Bang Mascara from the babes at Benefit Cosmetics by now and it is seemingly a product which has a lot of people sat on the fence as to whether or not it is any good. I have had this product in my possession for a good few months now, I decided not to rush a review out to give a half-hearted insight into what I think.  Mascara for me is the one item in my makeup bag that I never leave the house without, it is the one item I obsess over and the one product I want to try, especially if it is new or I have never tried it before.
Benefit Cosmetics: BAD Gal Bang Mascara

One of my favourite mascaras from Benefit is Rollerlash but I like to use the wand with the formula from They're Real if I really want to make my eyelashes stand out. I have fairly long lashes, so I need a formula that isn't too wet or I will have spatters of mascara around my eyes and on my cheeks. I also don't want a formula which is too dry because I cannot stand that caked on, crusty eyelash look. BAD Gal Bang:

BADgal BANG! 36-HOUR* FULL-BLAST volumising mascara creates MASSIVE volume without weighing down lashes. The gravity-defying formula contains aero-particles, one of the lightest known materials, derived from space technology. This innovative intense pitch-black mascara layers easily for bigger & BIGGER impact.

That is quite the description from the Benebabes as to what their new mascara is and does.  Firstly it contains what is referred to as gravity-defying aero-particles, described as being one of the lightest known materials derived from space technology, which I personally think is quite amazing and intriguing all at the same time, who even thought to include such a thing in a mascara?. Anything, aero-particle inclusion is said to ensure that the mascara formula can be layered up for the maximum impact such as adding volume, length and curl without clumps or weighing lashes down.
Benefit Cosmetics: BAD Gal Bang Mascara
Benefit Cosmetics: BAD Gal Bang Mascara
Benefit Cosmetics: BAD Gal Bang Mascara
Benefit Cosmetics: BAD Gal Bang Mascara
The packaging is something I really like, the space age handle with the lumps and bumps making it easy to grip onto. The streamlined brush referred to as 'Slimpact' has been designed so that it coats every lash evenly and the formula is described as being both smudge-proof and water-resistant.  Firstly the formula - it is quite wet initially and it is also a very dark intense black but after using it daily for 3-4 weeks I did start to notice a change. I won't lie, I hated the formula after using it for a few days, but it is a mascara and it is Benefit and I wasn't ready to give up on it just yet, so I continued to use it, persevering and finally that formula did dry slightly making the application less clumpy, but again depending on how many applications you apply, depends on how clumpy it is.  For me, no more than two applications and I am happy with my lashes, anything more and the clumps start to appear.

So it does give those lashes a coating of very dark mascara, the formulation for me needs a good few weeks to settle and become usable and it is also a case of less is more for my lashes. It doesn't smudge one iota once applied and given the weather we have had of late, it is waterproof, windproof and even snow proof! When it comes to the removal it does come off the lashes with incredible ease, there is no need to over rub your eyes to remove every single last trace, I find my eye makeup remover does the job pretty well and there is no need to buy a special remover (I am looking at you They're Real).

Overall, I don't think this is a bad mascara, it pretty much does do what it promises to do, albeit I've not tested the 36-hour theory. I like it, I just don't love it as much as Rollerlash.

Priced at £21.50 (here) you can find this Mascara at all Benefit counters and online too.






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22 comments:

  1. I don’t think I’d have the patience to try this! I can’t do wet formulas either so sounds like I’ll be sticking to the original which I love!

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  2. I find this with a lot of mascaras - it takes me a few weeks to get into it

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  3. I'm still on the fence about this one - I think my eyelashes are to blame though x

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  4. I'm so glad you waited to put this review up. When everyone was sent these the reviews were everywhere and it was all a bit much seeing it everywhere. It's great that you took time to really try the product rather than try it once and rush it out. I have a feeling I'll have the same thoughts as you - I just really love Roller Lash!


    Jenn
    PhotoJennic

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  5. I’ve been holding off buying this one, I have so many mascaras, but maybe now is the time to give it ago

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  6. I think a lot of people prefer this once it has dried down a bit! I have to say that I really like it - wet formula & all! xx

    Beautylymin

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  7. Hmmmm I am a little torn after reading your review. I do agree though I love the packaging x

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  8. I like the package. Thank you for sharing the review!
    instagram viewer

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  9. I'm not sure on this - I have a sample and find it quite hard to get a result I'm happy with and it always transfers onto my lids throughout the day! Such a shame!xx

    Lucy | www.lucy-cole.co.uk

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  10. Ooooh I really want to like it andtry it but I’ve got so many good ones on the go x

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  11. I might need to try this. I love how it comes off so easily despite it being waterproof and sweatproof!!
    Chantelle x
    The Girl In The Tartan Scarf

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  12. 36 hours seems a bit silly, but I am so up for trying this! It looks incredible! I love the whole campaign too, very cool!

    Erin || MakeErinOver

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  13. I bought this mascara the week of it's launch and I'm still not sure how I feel about it. My lashes look great after I just applied it but after a few hours I don't think it holds up that well. xx

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  14. They always seem to hype their launches up so much, I tend not to fancy the products until the hype has died down a bit, so torn on this! x

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  15. I actually really like this mascara! It’s my favourite of all the benefit ones xx

    www.lpagebeauty.com

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  16. I tend to leave a few of my mascaras a few weeks to dry out first. I don't like mascara when it is really wet like.

    www.EmmyWritesAbout.com

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  17. I've never tried a Benefit mascara so I might give this a go! xx

    Maiya | http://www.maiyabellexo.co.uk

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  18. Despite the huge launch, I haven’t heard too much about this mascara x

    www.ofbeautyandnothingness.co.uk

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  19. I've heard really mixed things about this product! xx

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  20. Who needs mascara to last for 36 hours!! That said it sounds like a great option for the warmer weather. I do intend on giving this a try soon x

    franklyflawless.com

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  21. Oh I hate it when mascaras are quite wet at first as they go all over the place. I’ve read mixed reviews about this mascara so far, and yet to make up my mind if it’s worth buying or not x

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  22. I struggled a little bit to get used to it now I have nailed the application and i'm using it every dayyyyy x

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