Benefit Cosmetics BADgal Lash Mascara Review

Benefit Cosmetics BADgal Lash MascaraBenefit Cosmetics BADgal Lash Mascara Review

This was my second attempt to love Benefit Mascara, but alas…..it is pointless. I realize Benefit mascara is the best seller at the moment (They’re Real is actually the best seller), but it just doesn’t make me happy.

See my review of They’re Real here.

What’s good about it:

  1. Adds a certain amount of length to lashes
  2. I’m thinking…….
  3. Still thinking………..

 

What’s not good about it:

  1. Difficult to remove
  2. Brush too large for my personal taste
  3. Rubs off around my eyes
  4. Also flakes as the day goes on
  5. The price is fairly high for the average girl

 

I know it sounds like I hate this mascara, but I don’t. I tried this one after consulting a salesperson at Ulta about all the reasons why I didn’t like Benefit They’re Real Mascara. She recommended BADGal mascara instead. In fact, when I first tried They’re Real the salesperson tried to talk me into BADGal to begin with.

The only big difference I can tell between the two is that BadGal has a huge brush. Now, I know that some people just love those huge brushes. If you are one of those people, then this might be the one for you.

Since Loreal changed the Voluminous formula I have really been floundering in the mascara department. I have tried several different versions, but was about to give up on ever finding a mascara that made me happy again.

However, I was recently perusing Amazon reviews and found a new contender. I had visions in my head of another let down. I could see myself throwing it into my “secondary” makeup bag, where it would probably never be used again.

I decided to give it a try anyway, and I am overjoyed that I did! It costs less that half of Benefit and works great so far.

Believe it or not…..it’s Revlon Grow Luscious mascara! (I also bought the plumping version of this one, but I haven’t tried it yet. Giving this one the full trial first.)

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The Correct Way To Apply Mascara

The Correct Way To Apply Mascara The Correct Way To Apply Mascara

Everyone know how to apply mascara, right? I mean, we have all been doing it since we played in our mothers’ make up bag when we were five.

However, as we all know, applying make up is both an art and a science. So I decided it was time we all had a good tutorial. And guess what? I had some difficulty finding a good one. (When I clicked most links I was taken to advertisements instead of information.)

The following information came from Makeup.com and covers the basics. Hope you enlightens you!

1. Always curl your lashes. This is the most important step because it really changes the way your lashes look—with mascara and without. (Quick Tip: Run your eyelash curler under hot water or blast with the blow dryer for a few seconds to heat it up. This will help hold the curl. Just be sure to test the temperature on your hand before you hold the curler up to your eye.)

 

2. Apply mascara to your bottom lashes first. If you’ve ever ended up with mascara dotted on your eyelid, you know the importance of the bottom first technique. Brush the wand down your eyelashes, being careful not to touch the brush to your eye.

 

3. Now for the top eyelashes. Start as close to lash line as possible, and looking down, place the brush against your lashes. Give it a quarter turn so the brush can really grab the lashes and coat them completely. Then wiggle the wand back and forth up the length of your eyelashes. Repeat. Allow the mascara to dry between each coat.

Expert Tip: For lush lashes, LA-based Makeup Artist Elle Leary likes to use a lengthening formula first and then a volumizing mascara for the second coat.

 

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Benefit They’re Real Mascara Review

Benefit They're Real MascaraBenefit They’re Real Mascara Review

Benefit They’re Real mascara is the “in” mascara at the moment, so I had to try it. My hairstylist told recommended Christian Dior Addict It Lash Mascara. He said his daughter used it and it was like fake lashes. Whenever I went to find it I actually ended up with They’re Real instead because Addict It was gel based and I have oily skin. (This means my make up doesn’t always stay put.)

I first ordered it from Amazon and never received the product. (Can I give you a piece of advice? ONLY ORDER from Amazon and NOT third party sellers!)

After I sorted that mess out, I decided to make a trip to my local Sephora store and get the mascara.

 

 

Benefit They’re Real Mascara has this description on Amazon:

  • A jet-black mascara that lengthens, curls, volumizes, lifts, and separates lashes for a spectacular “out-to-here” look.
  • This breakthrough bestseller reveals lashes you never knew you had! The specially designed brush features staggered bristles that grab close to the root, boosting length and volume beyond belief. The custom-domed tip uses precision bristles to lift, define, and curl even your tiniest lashes. With a glossy, jet-black, long-wearing formula, you’ll flaunt luxurious, silky lashes that won’t smudge, clump, or dry out. True story!
  • Go horizontal! The staggered bristles grab close to the root, boosting length and volume. Then go vertical! The custom-domed tip with precision bristles lift, define, and curl even your tiniest lashes.

My Experience

My husband said my lashes were extremely noticeable when I used this mascara. That made me happy. However, I have a list of pros and cons below.

Pros

  • Very black color
  • Lengthens
  • Special tip on brush

Cons

  • Difficult to remove
  • Flakes after worn a few hours
  • Rubs off on my brow bone

The color is extreme charcoal black, which was exactly what I wanted. I definitely lengthens, but it takes multiple coats. The tip of the brush fans out so you can get to all the smaller lashes, as well as those in the corners.

This stuff is difficult to remove, which would be okay if it stayed in place. However, it flakes over time (see below) and rubs off on my brow bone. (To be fair, several brands of mascara rub off on my brow bone because I have long lashes and oily skin.)

Two coats of this mascara looks okay. Three coats really ramps up your lashes, but when I have three coats it always starts flaking off after a few hours. (It doesn’t flake if I only apply two coats, but my lashes only look so-so.)

My final analysis of this mascara is maybe it’s not for me. I think I will try Addict It and see what I think about it. According to reviews I have read, it is easy to remove since it’s a gel, but that might also make it rub off on my brow even more.

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