Benefit Bad Gal Bang Mascara …


Everyone, well not everyone, but a lot of people have been talking about the new mascara from Benefit that launched this week.  So, I had to go and check it out, for review purposes only, of course!

Its claims are :

  • its pitch black
  • Contains Pro Vitamin B5 that fuels thickness and strength
  • it’s smudgeproof and flake free
  • it is waterproof.


The mascara is very black and volumising and the wand is very flexible and not what I am used to, but it seems to spread the mascara to the very tips of the lash.


This is one coat on my top lash, one eye only.


This is two coats, upper lash, one coat on lower lash. One eye only.


Two coats upper, one lower.   One coat upper and lower.


Two coats upper on both eyes.  One coat on lowers.

Excuse the scary pics above.  I decided to see how the mascara performs during the day, as Benefit do claim that it is a 36 hour mascara!  Well its been a while since I needed my mascara to stay on that long, so I just tested it out for the day.

I wore the mascara from 8.oo am until 8.30 pm when I decided to test out its waterproof qualities.  I had a shower and washed my hair, taking care not to touch or rub my eyes.  I think this is a pretty extreme test to see how waterproof it was.


Above is a picture of the lashes after 10 hours of wear – a pretty good result I think.  The mascara stayed black and glossy and no flaking.


After the shower!  To be fair, it probably could stand a shower of rain, but I wouldn’t say you could go swimming in it.

Another plus, the mascara came of very easily with eye makeup remover, with no rubbing or pulling of the skin.

Downside – it costs £21.50.  Quite expensive for a high street brand, but if you have the budget for it, I would say it is a really good mascara, especially if you need it to stay put all day (and you won’t be taking a shower!).

Hope you all have a great week…..


Lots of love, Gail xxx

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Honestly Aine says:

    I’ve seen so much hype around this mascara. I’ve been having real issue finding a mascara that doesn’t smudge, I always seem to end up with a grey mess under my eyes after a few hours. Very annoying! This is expensive but I’m tempted to try it.

    1. To be honest, I think it is a good mascara but it is expensive and brands like L’Oréal do mascaras just as good for less money. I probably won’t repurchase it for that reason x. Actually Clinique Lash Power mascara doesn’t smudge (I have worn this on holiday and gone swimming with it). Xx

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