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Benefit Badgal Lash Mascara Review

Posted by: dweam on: August 30, 2008

I’m quite obsessed with lashes. Ever since I got my stash of mascara porn, my mascara count has gone up to a total of……. 11. Of which FIVE are open and working mascaras. Yes and I happen to use any 3 of them at one time. Gawk at the incredulity of it.


L to R: Maybelline XXL volume+length microfibre mascara, Loreal Original Voluminous mascara, dejavu Fibrewig, Stila multi-effect mascara, Benefit Badgal Lash, Too Faced Lash Injection, The Body Shop Super Volume Mascara, Sephora Brand Lash Plumper, LORAC Publicity Stunt Lashes, Smashbox Bionic Mascara, Blinc Kiss Me Mascara

I decided that Benefit Badgal Lash was to be the first of the mascara porn stash I would be test reviewing. Benefit has a reputation for appealing to any girl who loves to have fun. With it’s cute packaging and adorable names, I’d been dying to get my hands on a tube of their Badgal Lash without paying exorbitant prices. Also, I had yet to find the perfect mascara that I couldnt live without. *cough* It was the perfect excuse. But you cant really blame me, it was hard not to be suckered by the pink and black packaging and its promises of “wearing a set of false eyelashes without the glue.”


Picture from benefitcosmetics.com

So what’s the verdict?

True to its sales pitch, Benefit Badgal Lash does indeed come with a big, bad brush. So big that at times I wonder if the brush was more suited for other purposes in the toilet than mascara application. There were the occasional times when my eyeball had the pleasure of battling with the big, bad mascara brush only to sorely lose owing to a lack of weaponry.

However, despite that gripe, I quite like the mascara for it’s lengthening and separation effect. It surprises me by managing to hold the curl of the eyelash quite well too. And, the effect is as they say, like “wearing a set of false eyelashes without the glue.” Lo and behold, on top of that, there’s no clumping and hence, no need to worry about your mascara being mistaken as Spidergal Lash instead of Badgal Lash! Yipeeee!

The one thing that’s missing for me to fully classify this mascara as “The One” is its lack of volume. I have to apply several coats (read: 3 or 4) before I see my lashes barely crossing the line that separates anorexic from the severely undernourished. That being said, my lashes arent exactly pathetically thin either but unlike society’s general perception of beauty, fat lashes are the only thing we consider beautiful.

Does this mascara then warrant itself a spot in the make-up arsenals of Badgals around the world? Well, if you’re looking for a mascara to replace your false luscious black eyelashes, I say stick to your falsies. But if you’re a good girl wanting to explore being a Badgal from time to time, give it a go. It might be just what you’re looking for.

As for me, Im definitely keeping this mascara for layering with other mascaras.

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