Benefit Bad Gal Bang Mascara …

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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.

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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.

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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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