Benefit Badgal Bang Mascara - Worth The Hype?

Let’s just sit down and give Benefit marketing team a huge bow, I mean what a launch that was! I know they say that their latest release is out of this world but to take a large amount of influencers across the other side of the world speaks volumes.

For me no matter what feedback they received on this whether positive or negatives, they did their job by getting all eyes on them, their product and people are still talking about it whether they are into beauty or not.

Now let’s get down to business; what do I actually think of the mascara? I guess who have to be brutally honest and there is no point beating around the bush here, I have mixed feelings on the product itself; I’m just a tough cookie to crack when it comes to my lashes in general!

Their marketing/advertising worked a treat and I was so excited to go out and buy the mascara, I’m not one to normally jump straight onto the bandwagon, I prefer to sit back read a few reviews and see if it is worth the hype, after all I am living on quite a tight budget. But for me being an avid fan of Benefit for years, they were actually the first higher end brand that I discovered and my love for their blushes in those beautiful little boxes drew me in and I just had to get my hands on the mascara. 

There are two things I look for in a mascara; it has to create a lot of volume whilst adding thickness without create that spidery look and let me tell you now, there are not that many that live up to their expectations – well for me anyway! Straight away, Benefit’s main selling point on the Badgal Bang mascara was that it ‘full blast volumising mascara that creates volume without weighing down the lashes’. Their tests came back with 90% of women saw dramatic volume, 94% said it instantly lifted lashes and 92% said it lengthened lashes whilst the ProVitamin B5 is known to fuel thickness and strength.

So does it create dramatic volume? Yes I would definitely say this is a true statement, if you have read previous blog posts of mine or watched any of my videos you will know that my lashes are pretty much non-existent and not many mascaras actually lift them without using eye lash curlers. Benefit Badgal Bang Mascara does within the first application, and I am talking a light application! It also creates a natural curl in your lashes which for me definitely makes them feel lengthened, there’s certainly no natural curl in my lashes on a regular basis.

This leaves me to the final bullet point on their website, the ProVitamin B5 is known to fuel thickness and strength.

Well ... there’s a lot of strength in my lashes, there is no way they are budging throughout the day and this links wonderfully into the discussion that the Benefit Badgal Bang Mascara is smudge proof and waterproof. Seriously, no matter what skincare products I use this mascara is not budging which is a huge bug bearer of mine, if it takes a lot of effort and scrubbing to remove a particular product, is it worth the application? 

Benefit Badgal Bang Mascara, Top: Primark

Personally I feel that some of the thickness is coming from a spidery aspect of the overall application of the mascara. My lashes, especially in the middle section clump together with a lot of product and no matter how hard I try, there’s no separating them without having to use about three skincare products and starting all over again. However, I have still been wearing it every single day but I am tempted to try using Vaseline on the lashes first using a clean mascara brush before using the mascara to see if this stops the spidery look!

Let’s quickly discuss the applicator; it is so small and delicate but what fascinates me the most is that the bristle part is rather flexible which links back to their description of it being a 360* reach. As the bristles are so small and the applicator to the Badgal Bang Mascara is flexible it catches all lashes super easy and you can really create that lift.

I was worried at first with the bristles being rubber, purely because previous experiences have resulted in the applicators to scratch my waterline causing a ridiculous amount of irritation and drying of the lashes which really isn’t pretty. However, the Benefit Badgal Bang Mascara is wonderful and doesn’t cause any irritation which I am putting down to the fact that the bristles are so tiny. 

Overall, I’d say that the positives certainly outweigh the negatives and would recommend people to try the Benefit Badgal Bang Mascara. I’m not sure I could put it onto my own list of being one of my absolute favourites purely because of the spidery effect it does have, however, it is close!

What did you think of the Benefit Badgal Bang Mascara? 

Alice xxx