Sunday, 4 February 2018

I Put Benefit's BADgal Bang To The Test + Here's Why I'll Be Repurchasing It

I Put Benefit's BADgal Bang To The Test + Here's Why I'll Be Repurchasing It
I'm fresh back from a forest walk after putting the new Benefit BADgal Bang to the test for the third day running. I don't know about you but from the second I heard there was a new release right up until I watched the last few Instagram stories from the Maldives, I couldn't WAIT to get my hands on the new launch. 

It turned out to be a new mascara. A new mascara promising weightless but voluminous lashes that can be layered with ease and still be smudge and waterproof. The claims were out of this world (see what I did there?) so I ordered the BADgal Bang not 5 minutes after its announcement because, for my own sanity, I just had to know if they were true. 

On Friday, I made sure I didn't wear mascara to work so that when it arrived, I could try it out straight away. Before I even began to apply it, I noticed the changes Benefit had made to the wand - Unlike the Roller Lash and They're Real mascaras, this wand is soft and flexible. It's a conical shape and just the slightest bit thicker at the base so it coats the outer lashes with ease. A big tick from me.

I was curious about the layering claims since whenever I layer mascaras, it leaves my lashes looking spidery. BADgal Bang dries down relatively quickly considering the formula is quite wet so I tested it while it was still tacky on one eye and when it was completely dry on the other. Unfortunately in both cases, I only managed two layers before my lashes looked absolutely ridiculous but even after two I found that my lashes didn't feel heavy or lose volume. When it came to removing it that evening, it removed like a DREAM. Very little rubbing, no tugging and no black eye stains. Amazing. 

On Saturday morning, I took my newly voluminous lashes to the gym to see if it really was smudge and waterproof. Even my current fav waterproof seems to transfer a little under the eye after half an hour on the treadmill so I wanted to see for myself if it was true. Just as I'd hoped (and a little to my surprise) it actually didn't budge at all. I'd even rubbed my eyes just to give it a little nudge and apart from a few flecks falling onto my cheek, there was nothing else to report. Unbelievable. 

This morning, it was the final straw. There was no way that this mascara was ticking almost every box so I had to go bigger - I took it outdoors. My other half thought it was absolutely crazy that I was gearing up my lashes for a forest walk but I had to put it to the test. It was cold, windy and sunny all at once and truthfully my eyes felt like they were taking a beating. I was wiping away tears from the bitter wind for the whole hour on the walk but when I got back in the car, my lashes looked exactly the same as when I left. I gave up - There was nothing this mascara couldn't do. 
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I'm absolutely in love with this mascara at the moment and it's definitely one to try if you haven't already. I'd love to know your thoughts on it because I can't quite believe how much Benefit have nailed it. I'll definitely be purchasing the full size when this mini runs out!

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