I know I’ve said countless times on here that I’m a lipstick junkie. While the bucket of lipsticks in my bathroom can testify to the this fact, I’m also a lover of mascara. No eye makeup look is complete without it. In my opinion, the bigger and longer the lashes the better, no matter how many layers of mascara it takes to get there. Unless you reach that crunchy, spider leg look. Then you’ve gone too far…

The Sephora VIB sale happened recently (I hope you picked up some goodies) and I wandered into the store one night not having any particular product in mind. All I knew was that I wanted to purchase something considering Sephora rarely has sales. They really know how to get people to buy 🙈

Some point in between swatching glittery eyeshadow and spraying dry shampoo in my hair I wandered over to be Benefit section and saw the new Bad Gal Bang mascara on display.

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Benefit Bad Gal Bang Mascara

Not having any particular product in mind combined with my love of mascara lead me to purchasing the mascara. The brush looked right up my ally (I like skinny brushes) and my curiosity was piqued since I hadn’t heard much about the product. and I also picked up the Lancome La Vie Est Belle Rollerball perfume in case you were curious 😉

The full size product was sold out, however I probably would’ve bought the trial size any ways. You’re supposed to throw out mascara after 3-4 months (I, uh, don’t…) so a trial size should last you the same amount of time as a full size.

On To The Actual Review

I’ve rambled on about my love of mascara long enough. I’m sure you want to just know how the mascara performed and move on with your life.

Benefit claims that the mascara is:

  • Smudge-proof
  • Water-resistant
  • Volumizing

I have oily skin, however I’ve never had an issue with oily eyelids or mascara transferring.

That all changed with the Bad Gal Bang mascara. I don’t like to judge a product after only one use, so I gave this one at least 6-7 tries. Still, each time I found myself wiping mascara off my upper eyelid several times a day. So, smudge-proof? Definitely not.

It’s also an extremely wet formula. I’m wondering if this mascara is better after it’s had a month or so to dry out like some other mascaras. Either way, because it’s so wet my lashes had the tendency to stick together in large, gloopy clumps. Not a cute look, nor is that really volumizing.

The Bad Gal Bang mascara is lengthening, I’ll give it that. I just can’t get past the wet, clumpy formula. I’ll probably use it up, just because it was $12 and that’s the type of person I am, but I won’t be repurchasing.

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Benefit Bad Gal Bang Mascara

My Favorite Mascaras

So while this particular mascara didn’t work, there are a lot of mascaras that I’ve tried and loved.

Have a favorite mascara? Tell me about in the comments!

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Oooh I’ll have to test out this mascara! Thanks for sharing!



I love a full lash look and I can definitely see how a wetter formula would clump up more, thanks for sharing this review! My favorite hands down is any Loreal Paris mascara. I’ve purchased higher end mascaras and something about their formula has always been my go to!


I hadn’t heard that this mascara was released! The packaging is pretty cool. But I will say that I’ve tried other Benefit mascaras in the past and wasn’t super impressed for the price point of them. I’ve found better ones at the drugstore!

xoxo A


The packaging is pretty! For $12, I would have expected a lot more (or not?)!


I’ve been curious about this– like you, I’m not a fan of wet formulas so I’ll probably pass on this. Thanks for the honest feedback!


that stinks it didn’t work! But thanks for the honest review!


Shame this didn’t work for you – I don’t think I’ll try it either. I have really short, stick-straight-down lashes and a wet formula tends to weigh them down. Plus, who likes smudging?


So good to know! I love Kat Von D mascara!


I’ll have to give it a try!


I have to try this out! I love waterproof mascara 🙂

-xo, Azanique | http://www.lotsofsass.com


It’s always trial and error trying to find good beauty products! Bummer this one didn’t work for you but glad you have several others you like!


Thank you for this honest review! I have Benefit’s high beam highlighter which works super well, but I guess I’ll stay away from their mascara.


I’ve heard so many good things about this mascara! Need to try it x

Sierra x | http://www.styleintheway.com


I hope it works for you. I don’t care for it much and actually recommend some others that I think are better.


Great Review!! I’d love to try this out! Right now, I am loving Loreal Volimunous Original Mascara 🙂


I’ve been looking for reviews of this since it launched. You’d think it would be better after they made such a fuss about It!


Thanks for your honest review! I was really thinking about getting this!

xo, Chloe // https://funinthecloset.com/members-only-jacket/


oh thanks for sharing the review! i had heard so much good things about this product that i wanted to try it but knowing it didn’t work on you… might have to hold on on that haha


Been looking for a good mascara recently… Hmmm! Thanks for the review. if this one’s a pass I’ll just try the other mascaras you recommend 🙂


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