Benefit Bad Gal Lash Mascara Review

by Appu on September 4, 2010 · 27 comments

Benefit Bad Gal Lash Mascara Review

This was one of the first mascaras from Benefit that I have ever tried. I was not willing to pay full price for the mascara, so I got a travel size from Sephora. πŸ™‚

Benefit Bad Gal Mascara

Benefit Bad Gal Mascara

What does Benefit claim:

Why we love it: Sexy, sultry, pure unadulterated black mascara for full, voluminous lashes. It’s as BAD as you want to be!
What else you need to know:Famously big, bodacious brush coats lashes with our super black formula.

Price: The full size tube costs $19 for 8.5 g, but I got the travel size for $9 at Sephora.
Colours available: Brightening blue, deep brown,plum and also a waterproof version of the same black mascara.

My thoughts on Benefit Bad Gal Lash Mascara:

I love benefit for the fact that their packaging rocks πŸ™‚ this mascara has a very funky packaging. The brush looks fat and promises full, fanned out sexy lashes. Sadly, the fact that there is more to a product than just packaging is something that has been forgotten as far as this mascara is concerned.

Benefit Bad Gal Lash Mascara

Benefit Bad Gal Lash Mascara

This is how the brush looks.



Big fat brush that makes us feel that our lashes might create a breeze every time we bat them πŸ™‚ .

Sadly, no.

The mascara is not very pigmented. The mascara as such with just one coat, does not clump or smudge, and goes on smoothly. But, for the color to look vivid and some volume, I need to apply 2-3 coats. This makes my lashes look black, but really clumps while applying multiple coats.It takes a while to dry too πŸ™
IMHO, it does not do a great job in volumizing lashes.

The one thing that I liked is the ability to curl. It curls lashes pretty well, makes it look natural, if applied with a light hand. Make sure not to go overboard, else you end up getting yourself a ticket to little smudgy town since the drying time is more.

Removing this is easy. I got the non-waterproof version and since this is not very pigmented, I do not find it difficult to remove. I am not sure how the waterproof version works out.

There are more colors such as brown, blue and purple. I don’t think I will be trying their colored mascaras either, as I highly doubt the pigmentation.

What I like about Benefit Bad Gal Lash mascara:

  • Curls lashes pretty well
  • Easy to remove
  • Packaging

What I dislike about Benefit Bad Gal Lash Mascara:

  • Price – $19 seems too steep for a mascara that doesn’t even perform that well. I am glad I got the sample size and did not waste money on a full size tube!
  • Poor pigmentation
  • Smudges and feels heavy when 2-3 coats applied
  • Drying time is too much
  • A lot of work needs to be done to get decent volume.

Will I re-purchase this?

No. Definitely Not this one.

This mascara is not worth the money, not even the money spent for the sample size! The only good thing I see is the nice curl it gives to my lashes. If that’s what you want, then you can give this a shot. Other than that, I don’t see anything great about this mascara. There are a zillion other mascaras that can do a better job than this one! Save yourself some moolah for something else from benefit πŸ™‚ Bad gal lash is not worth it!
Have you tried mascaras from benefit? Is there one that performs better than Bad Gal Lash? Share your thoughts.

Note: In India Benefit Bad Gal Lash Mascara is available at Kunchals, M Block Market , GK-1 New Delhi

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Insiya September 4, 2010 at 2:12 pm

oh sad it didn’t work out for you.i have heard a lot about this mascara.any idea about benefit’s eye pencil ?


Appu September 4, 2010 at 7:53 pm

I have no idea about their eye pencils Insiya πŸ™‚ As far as eye make-up is concerned, I have tried only this from Benefit and it did not work for me πŸ™


Insiya September 4, 2010 at 9:51 pm

thanks i know the masacara im using currently is the same πŸ™


Appu September 4, 2010 at 10:35 pm

which is ur current mascara?? Benefit?


Fieran September 5, 2010 at 7:14 pm

The Bad Gal black eye liner is very good, my sister loves it. It’s very soft and easy to use.


Appu September 5, 2010 at 8:02 pm

Nice to know that Fieran πŸ™‚ wil try it out soon! πŸ™‚


rids September 4, 2010 at 2:13 pm

yups .. hav come across colored and glittery mascara’s … was very skeptical to try em . . . . has anyone tried it out yet ? ? ?? ?:-)


Appu September 4, 2010 at 7:54 pm

I haven’t tried their glittery stuff Rids πŸ™‚ Let us know if at all u try them πŸ™‚


Fieran September 5, 2010 at 7:16 pm

I’ve tried dark brown mascara – it looks a little bit more natural and less dramatic than black. I used it with teal liner.
.-= Fieran´s last blog ..Thought Provoking Movie – The Soloist =-.


Appu September 5, 2010 at 8:07 pm

Wow…teal and brown is a super combo! πŸ™‚


Sarah Ali September 4, 2010 at 3:11 pm

Thanks God am not the only who doesn’t feel that this mascara didn’t do anything major to my eyelashes.All that time i was thinking maybe my mascara piece was defected or maybe i got the bad piece, as name says” bad gal” i was expecting it to do wonders to my lashes. Gah !


Appu September 4, 2010 at 7:58 pm

I know Sarah, the name bad gal is so damn misleading…So much hype for something that doesn’t even do it’s basic job πŸ™


Giasaysthat September 5, 2010 at 10:43 am

where do you get benefit in Mumbai? any idea?


Appu September 5, 2010 at 8:04 pm

Not sure Gia πŸ™‚ Rashmi and HD would know better πŸ™‚


calicoaster September 5, 2010 at 6:22 pm

Hmmm….I bought some haul from “Essence”, while I was on a trip to Germany. Although, Essence is a company based from New York, I actually have liked its products so far. I don’t know if they have any outlets in India ?:-) ..

I seriously wish if they could open some here. So far, their lip gloss, compact mineral powder, no limits volume waterproof mascara and eye liner have really been my darlings… :inlove: :inlove: …


Appu September 5, 2010 at 8:06 pm

Hey Calicoaster,

I have tried nailpolishes and eyeshadow from essence and they r pretty good πŸ™‚ …haven’t tried the others…I don’t think they have any outlets in India πŸ™


calicoaster September 6, 2010 at 9:15 am

hmmm :(…I guess, then I am left only with Mac and Maxfactor!! :idk: BTW I :heart: Maybelline too!! πŸ™‚

Never knew much about colorbar (thanks to this website – now I know :worship: !!).. Gosh!! You guys are so amazing. You have just opened a pandora’s box to can I not indulge into these sinful makeup accessories!! You guys rock :victory: !!! :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart:
.-= calicoaster´s last blog ..Bath Scrubs to Treat And Renew Your Body =-.


Rati September 5, 2010 at 8:15 pm

You know thank god I resisted from buying it. It’s one hyped mascara. Btw have you tried the bad gal primer? how is that?


Appu September 6, 2010 at 5:58 am

Thank god u din waste money on this thing! totally hyped and a big Nay :no: …haven’t tried their bag gal primer…am scared to try anything bad gal after this mascara πŸ˜‰ wil surely review if I do πŸ™‚


Rati September 6, 2010 at 11:53 am

okz… no am glad i didn’t buy the primer as well. πŸ™‚


Appu September 6, 2010 at 6:08 am

BTW Rati, I finally got MAC MSF Natural in Medium Dark and lovin’ it so far πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Got some lippies too πŸ˜‰ I got a mineralize satinfinish sample in NC40…gotta try it!! πŸ™‚


Rati September 6, 2010 at 11:54 am

oh wow!! loving it!! πŸ™‚


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