Benefit BAD Gal Lash Mascara Review, Swatch, EOTD

Posted on Feb 24 2015 - 10:00am by poonam

Benefit BAD Gal Lash Mascara

Hello Everyone,

How often do you change your mascara’s? Well it should ideally be 6 months as the mascara starts getting traumatic after that and will give a crappy application.. if forced like clumpy and spider lashes. That is honestly something that keeps me away from investing in high end mascaras as the shelf life is just 6 months. L I try to be loyal to 1 -2 mascaras at a time so that I don’t have a bunch expiring and ready to be thrown all at once.

After a long break from buying mascaras I ended up getting the travel sized version in a blog sale last year and it was waiting for its turn since then 😛 . I so wanted to grab that Better than S*x one but well I guess i have to wait for it a bit more and till then enjoy this travel sized “Benefit Bad Gal Lash Mascara“. So, Today I will be reviewing my first benefit product, the Benefit Bad Gal Lash Mascara.

Benefit Bad Gal Lash Mascara Look

Product Claims:

What it is:

  • An unadulterated black mascara for dramatically full and voluminous lashes.

What it does:

  • This magic mascara is like a set of sexy black false eyelashes…without the glue! With its famously big brush and volumizing formula, this matte-black mascara builds beautiful, bodacious lashes

Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Beeswax (Cera Alba), Cetearyl Alcohol, Butylene Glycol, Polybutene, C18-36 Acid Triglyceride, Glyceryl Stearate, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Panthenol, Silica, Ceteth-10 Phosphate, Dicetyl Phosphate, Peg-100 Stearate, Pvp, Aminomethyl Propanediol, Xanthan Gum, Methylparaben, Chlorphenesin, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Sericin, Gossypium (Cotton) Seed Oil, Cetraria Islandica Extract, Sorbic Acid, Bht, Dehydroacetic Acid, Sodium Dehydroacetate. May Contain +/- : Iron Oxides (Ci 77491- Ci77492- Ci 77499), Mica, Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Carmine (Ci 75470), Chromium Hydroxide Green (Ci 77289), Chromium Oxide Greens (Ci 77288). N° 02521/N.

Direction for Use:

  • Wiggle the wand at the base of lashes then sweep upward from root to tip.
  • Layer for added drama.

Price: Rs. 1400 (Sephora, India)

Packaging: Benefit Bad Gal Lash Mascara comes in simple black packaging with a chubby rubber wand. The spikes on the wand are placed distantly.Benefit Mascara Bad Gal Lash

My Experience with Benefit Bad Gal Lash Mascara:

Wand: Benefit Bad Gal Lash Mascara comes with a big rubber wand and spiral spikes. The wand is good and large enough to covers all the lashes in one go, so I find it fairly easy to work up on the lashes but it can be a bit of work to cover the inner corner lashes. There is big blob on tip when the wand is pushed out of bottle so make sure to get rid of blob before reaching out to corner to cover those tiny hair.

Formula: The formula is medium thick which gives a hassle free application. I can go for 2-3 coats and even more easily as it doesn’t clump. In a single coat it just gives a barely there thickened lash look. The mascara doesn’t add much of a length to my lashes, neither did I experience any dramatic addition in volume of lashes as well. They look just a little darkened and naturally voluminous in 1-2 coats

The Mascara can be layered easily as I see no clumping even with 3-4 coats on the lashes. The lashes starts looking denser and voluminous with every coats and actually notice some visually appealing length and density with 4 -5 coats. But girls that’s hell lot of effort. I would prefer dramatic lashes with a max of 2 coats. 😛

Results: I kind of liked the natural lashes effect on my eyes but I was missing the dramatic volume and length that it claims to give. Also, the formula is not water proof but it doesn’t run down the eyes when wet until rubbed. It holds curls for 3-4 hours and doesn’t make lashes look crispy which I prefer for daily use. It is a good regular mascara that makes you lashes appear decently thick and long.

Removal: It is easy to remove the traces of mascara from lashes. Any of the regular Makeup Remover can do the job.

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Pros of Benefit Bad Gal Lash Mascara:

  1. Adds slight length to lashes
  2. Doesn’t make lashes crunchy
  3. Lashes look naturally thick
  4. Big wand covers lashes easily
  5. Can be layered as many times as you want
  6. No clumping or flaking
  7. Removes easily
  8. Good for everyday use

Cons of Benefit Bad Gal Lash Mascara:

  1. Heavy on Pocket
  2. Difficult to cover inner lashes
  3. Needs to be layered heavily for dramatic lashes

Recommendation: Benefits BAD Gal Lash Mascara makes my lashes naturally thick but do not expect any dramatic lash effect as it doesn’t add much volume or length to lashes. It makes great everyday mascara which applies easily and gives a clump-free application which I totally love. I would have given it better rating had there had been no such claims of dramatic lashes 😛 . Recommended if you are looking for a daily use mascara but are you sure you want to pay this much for a regular mascara :P.

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Rating: 3.5/5

Have you tried Benefit BAD Gal Lash Mascara? Which one do you prefer Regular or Dramatic mascaras?

23 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Makeup DiscourseFebruary 24, 2015 at 11:02 AM - Reply

    Hi Pooja,
    I liked one coat of Bad Gal on you, doesn’t look like you have mascara on.
    I think it’d make a great companion for ‘The natural look’

    • poonamFebruary 25, 2015 at 2:55 PM - Reply

      Hye . its Poonam btw.. 😛

      One coat gives a very natural look.. great for faking naturally black lashes 😉 ..!!

  2. SweetsFebruary 24, 2015 at 11:39 AM - Reply

    Looks too expensive for something that gives a very subtle result.

    • poonamFebruary 25, 2015 at 2:54 PM - Reply

      yeah.. I would prefer to invest in a thickening mascara than a natural one 😛

  3. Shailja@BeABrideEverydayFebruary 24, 2015 at 1:58 PM - Reply

    I like its cute packaging, but it is indeed quite exorbitantly priced, and looking at its average effect I think I would not spend that many bucks on it 🙂

    • poonamFebruary 25, 2015 at 2:59 PM - Reply

      true that.. you can surely save money for a better masacra.. I am sure i can get better results in much lesser price from any of the drugstore mascara! 😛

  4. milyFebruary 24, 2015 at 6:09 PM - Reply

    I like they’re real…that is like the mother of all mascaras!!!

    • poonamFebruary 25, 2015 at 2:42 PM - Reply

      I am dying to get my hands on Better than S*x but They’re real also sound like a great pick 😉

  5. MakeupmirrornmeFebruary 24, 2015 at 6:14 PM - Reply

    I am yet to try something from Benefit! I loved the packaging, it’s cute and the wand looks really good.
    Nice review babe.

    • poonamFebruary 25, 2015 at 3:02 PM - Reply

      This was my first stint with the brand adn I am just not happy the way it went 😛

      The want is nice and big but the results could have been better! 🙂

  6. HimanshiFebruary 24, 2015 at 7:09 PM - Reply

    Its too costly for a mascara..but loving its packaging 🙂

    • poonamFebruary 25, 2015 at 2:22 PM - Reply

      The packaging is nice.. It is staright away going to my travel kit .. but yes for the price I want more 😛

  7. PriyanjanaFebruary 24, 2015 at 10:12 PM - Reply

    it is pretty high on the price!

    • poonamFebruary 25, 2015 at 2:16 PM - Reply

      yeahh.. the products just doesnt do justice to the price!! 😛

  8. crazyforcosmeticsFebruary 25, 2015 at 12:13 PM - Reply

    I love the effect it has created on your lashes but its too pricey..

    • poonamFebruary 25, 2015 at 2:13 PM - Reply

      Thanks Harine.. but for the price I was expecting better results! 🙂

  9. LiaFebruary 25, 2015 at 12:35 PM - Reply

    The name is really interesting, “benefit bad gal” lol 🙂

    • poonamFebruary 25, 2015 at 2:13 PM - Reply

      hahha.. i got trapped in the name 😛

  10. preethiFebruary 26, 2015 at 8:36 AM - Reply

    As u said heavy on pockets..i really like drug store mascaras like maybelline and rimmel

    • poonamFebruary 28, 2015 at 11:05 PM - Reply

      Same here preethi.. I prefer Maybelline ones!! 🙂

  11. MeghaMarch 1, 2015 at 12:34 PM - Reply

    Ufff the price and it does not make much difference to the lashes. Will skip it!

    • poonamMarch 1, 2015 at 8:38 PM - Reply

      yeahh the price is a bummer for the results.. :p .. Not worth it!

  12. ChaicyMay 30, 2015 at 10:28 PM - Reply

    Oh!! I thought Benefit would be a much better mascara but then it indeed is very pricey for the end result. thanks a bunch for your honest opinion

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