We all know that Benefit absolutely nails it when it comes to creating fabulous mascara’s. The They’re Real mascara & Roller Lash mascara are both best sellers and have become cult classics in the beauty world- With that in mind the BADgal Bang mascara had a lot to live up to and no doubt there has been a lot of hysteria around it.
I, of course, had to jump on the bandwagon and see what all the fuss is about as the They’re Real is one of my all-time favourite mascara – I have been testing it out for a couple of weeks and thought I’d share my honest thoughts & some video clips of me using it. Is it worth the hype?
What does it claim- A 36-hour wear, volumising mascara that is water-resistant and smudge proof. Its innovative design layers the pitch-black mascara easily for BIGGER impact lashes. It also contains pro-vitamin B5 to help fuel thickness & strength of the lashes.
What does it do- The new gravity-defying formula contains aero-particles, which is designed to give ‘gravity-defying’ lift. It sports a Slim pact brush which is designed to coat all the lashes from root-tip to create extra- lifted and mega voluminous lashes.
My overall thoughts- The first thing I notice from the first stroke is how it instantly opened up my eyes and made them appear a lot more awake! – The slim cone-shaped brush makes it super easy to grab all the lashes right from the root, really giving you that ‘gravity-defying’ lift. Although I really love that the handle of the wand contains soft-textured & easy grip studs, I do find the wand to be longer than your average making it harder to control- This isn’t too much of an issue but is something that I immediately noticed.
As I already have naturally long and thick lashes (thanks mum:), the main qualities that I look for in a mascara are for it to lift and separate my lashes. It does a great job at doing both, but as the formula is slightly thicker, it can make your lashes look a little clumpy if you apply too much product. I’ve figured the best way to use this mascara to get separation is to apply one coat and really work it into the lashes from root to tip. I must also point out that I don’t exactly feel that it is smudge-proof as I did experience some fallout and smudging throughout the day.
Overall, I feel that the main effect of the BADgal Bang mascara is that it does definitely lift & lengthen your lashes, making your eyes appear a lot more awake. I have also found that it does get better with time as the formula dries down a little making it easier to work with. I’m not sure if it beats my love for the They’re Real mascara, but it is definitely worth a go:)
Have you tried it yet? What are your thoughts?
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