Thursday, April 8, 2010

A Little Bit BADgal Lash Mascara by Benefit, $9

I got this miniature size BADgal Lash Mascara by Benefit through one of my many purchases. It turns out that Sephora not only sells the full size bottle for $19 (.3 oz) but they also sell this mini bottle for $9 (.14 oz), I was thinking it was just a sample size but it is available to purchase.

This mascara comes is rich black, blue, or deep plum. I’m not really into colored mascaras so I’ll stick with the black. The color is true to its name and definitely black. It coats the lashes thickly and lengthens as you apply it from the base of the lashes to the ends. The BADgal lash by Benefit is different from other mascaras because of the fat brush.

The fat brush is good for “fluffing” up your lashes all at once and fanning them out. However, I personally did not like the fat brush that much because I think it is too big. I got this in my eye once and it definitely was not pretty, and neither were the words coming out of my mouth. It is nice that the brush is soft and fat but I found that after using it for a bit the mascara started to clump a lot on the brush. Maybe because it is a thicker brush the makeup dried up on it easier. I can say that the mascara did stay on all day and even though it isn’t waterproof it did not run or anything. One trick I found with using the fat brush was to bring the brush up under your top lashes almost to the base and then slowly blink your lashes over the brush. This tip really helps get the longer lash effect since the full brush hold the mascara in place and your lashes “run” over it.

(Here is the BADgal Lash brush on top compared to an average size brush)

Final verdict:
Cost: $9 for a small, $19 for a full size. If you are going to get the mascara I say shell out the $19 and buy the full size, especially if you are going to wear it daily.
Rating: I give this mascara a 3 out of 5. It isn’t a bad mascara but it isn’t one that I would get again.
Look?: It gives you a full and soft lash.
Repeat offender?: Like I said before, it is a good product, but not for me. I prefer a mascara with a smaller brush that can coat lashes in smaller sections.

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  1. Have you tried Urban Decay's Big Fatty mascara? Also a big brush. I've been using it for a few years and I love it! I'm assuming the brush isn't as obnoxious as this one since I haven't managed to poke my eye out yet. You should try it out, it also comes in waterproof but I use the regular kind. No flaking, smudging or running and it makes my lashes look super thick!

  2. You know I haven't tried Urban Decay's Fatty mascara yet but I was just looking at it! I put in an order through their site because they are offering 30% off and I should have gotten it! Makeup on sale regrets--sigh! I will definitely make sure to check it out, I love thick lashes.