Bangin’ eyes: Benefit Cosmetics Bad Gal Bang mascara

One of my first favourite prestige mascaras was Benefit BADGal mascara.

I remember I would always purchase this mascara on Shopper’s Optimum Points since I felt like a C$25 mascara was way too expensive.  I mean, it is pricey, but considering that I’ve used mascaras for way more money years later, $25 isn’t actually that much.

Anyways, I’ve tried so many mascaras since that time and unfortunately I haven’t used BADGal in years.  Still though, when I saw they came out with a sister to the original I couldn’t help but be intrigued. Would it be as amazing as the OG? Is the brush the same? Would I love it more?

Bad Gal Bang mascara
Bad Gal Bang mascara wand

Thankfully, BADGal Bang! actually came in Benefit’s Triple Decker Decadence holiday set, so I finally had my chance to give it a try.

BADGal Bang! (C$32) is billed as a 36-hour volumizing mascara that is designed to give your lashes massive volume. The idea with this mascara is that the more layers you add to your lashes, the more voluminous they will be.  It contains aero-particles that are one of the lightest-known materials, which is derived from space technology.

The brush is a slim one that is designed to coat your lashes from root to tip and even get those pesky little lashes that are hard to cover with a regular mascara wand.  I did find that this mascara does a good job of coating your lashes and getting them to truly stand out.

The formula is just as good as the original (although the brush is significantly different). This mascara is smudge proof, water resistant, and is formulated with provitamin B5 to support natural lash thickness and strength.

Swatches of Benefit Bad Gal Bang mascara

So overall thoughts? I like this mascara and think it does a nice job of giving you lashes that stand out and look long. I think in terms of what it makes my lashes look like, from what I can remember oh so many years ago, it does make them look comparable.  Is it my new favourite mascara? Does it beat out Too Faced Better Than Sex? Not quite, but Better Than Sex has that magical brush that just gives your lashes all the volume and length you need.

As you can see in the before and after, BADGal Bang! definitely makes my lashes stand out and I do think it does an incredible job of giving you noticeable lashes.

Have you tried any of Benefit’s mascaras?

Please note, product sent by PR, all opinions are my own.

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