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Hot Mama Tip: Benefit BADgal Lash Mascara

By Glinda


Usually, I am a huge fan of Benefit cosmetics. I’ve found that their products are high quality, and do what they say they are going to do.

Which is why I was so surprised with BADgal Mascara. To me, the name conjures up criminally long lashes. So long that everyone will think you are a rebel and not a “nice” girl. Am I wrong on that?

With much anticipation, I applied this mascara, thinking I would perhaps go and ready my membership application for the local rollerderby team, or maybe the Pink Ladies, at the very least.

Alas, I would be receiving no stares of disapproval from the other moms on the playground.

I found BADgal to be overwhelmingly underwhelming. There was no oooomph, there was no wow factor. It goes on very nicely, and has a very smooth formula that does not clump. But it just didn’t thicken my lashes at all, it just darkened them. Which is fine for going to work or whatnot.

While it is a perfectly acceptable mascara for having tea with the ladies, no one will ever mistake you for someone who would go out with a T-bird.

6 Responses to “Hot Mama Tip: Benefit BADgal Lash Mascara”

  1. raincoaster Says:

    Dior makes a mascara that makes your lashes look like a doll’s: ENORMOUS. I can’t remember the name, but it came out two years ago and I’ve never seen anything that can beat it.

  2. La Petite Acadienne Says:

    Would it be Diorshow, raincoaster? I’ve heard good things about it.

    I still have yet to find my “perfect” mascara. I’m looking for one that won’t make my eyelashes go straight again after I curl them, but isn’t waterproof, doesn’t clump, makes the lashes long and thick, and doesn’t cost an arm and a leg. So far the closest I’ve come to it is Too Faced Lash Injection, but a) it costs a damn lot for me to get it shipped from Sephora, and b) it does still flatten out the curl in my lashes a bit.

  3. Glinda Says:

    It probably is Diorshow. I too have heard wonderful things.

    La Petite, have you tried any of the Lancome mascaras?

  4. La Petite Acadienne Says:

    Glinda, I’ve tried the Definicils, which is the one that everybody drools over, but I didn’t find it gave me that nice full, soft-looking fringe that I sought. I haven’t tried any of the others yet, due to budget constraints. I did notice that Sephora has a nice little sampler pack of mascaras that one can buy, which is a fantastic way to try new ones. I might have to pony up for one when finances allow.

  5. raincoaster Says:

    I just want to find one that won’t put Liza Minnelli marks under my eyes when my hay fever sets off a sneezing fit.

  6. Stella Says:

    I was disappointed by BADgal also — not as much oomph as I expected, and it left smudges under my eyes. I’ve just been using CoverGirl Lashblast… it doesn’t clump or smudge. It doesn’t look as full or feathery as I’d like, but it’s the best I’ve found so far on a budget.

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