Benefit Bad Gal Bang Mascara Review + Before and After

Tuesday 13 February 2018
Benefit has been hinting at a huge new launch for the past few weeks and finally last week we discovered what it was - the Benefit Bad Gal Bang Mascara! I was actually invited to the Benefit Canada offices about 2 week ago to celebrate the launch and try it out for myself, see it in this Facebook live
It claims to be "a 36-hour, full-blast, volumizing mascara that creates massive volume without weighing down lashes" It retails for $23 USD/$32 CAD at Sephora and is also available in a mini size. For the time being at least, it seems to only come in the shade black. If packaging matters to you (which it does to me) it's super cute! I love the matte black and soft feel, and the lid is not only adorable but it helps for grip as well. 
I don't see a waterproof formula but it does claim to be water-resistant and 36 hours, this is not something I plan to test :) I do however find it is harder to get off my lashes than most of my other mascaras, similar to They're Real but not as stubborn.  I don't have issues with it smudging or transferring. In this case, being stubborn is not necessarily a bad thing as you want your mascara to stick around as long as possible - just use a good makeup remover! 
The formula for Benefit Bad Gal Bang Mascara is super black and contains B5 to help condition lashes. The brush itself is very, very small, with short plastic bristle in a slight conical shape. It's surprising how much volume you get with this brush, this is something I would expect only lengthening from. It really does lift and lengthen the lashes, A LOT but also has a great amount of volume. Because the brush is so slim and small it can be easy to over do it, that is where this mascara is unique. It doesn't have the big cumbersome brush you come to expect from volumizing mascaras but it does need to be applied in light layers to avoid clumping.

Overall, I really like this mascara! I think it does exactly what it claims (I can't vouch for the 36 hours thing). The price tag is up there, but it you have the money in your mascara budget and were looking to try, you should! 

*This product was provided for my review, all opinions are my own. 

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