Benefit Cosmetics BADgal Liner Waterproof in Extra Black

Benefit Cosmetics BADgal Liner Waterproof in Extra Black

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It has been quite some time since I had purchased a new eyeliner. I had been hooked on an eyeliner that I got from L’Oreal but since it has been finishing up I decided it was time to start looking for another. That’s when I heard about the Benefit BADgal Liner in Extra Black. I had heard and seen this being used a lot on YouTube by a lot of makeup artists so I decided to give this a try a one of my sponsored products for this month. Read on to see how I liked this eyeliner.

Price: $20


The Benefit BADgal Liner comes in a sleek black simple box. The eyeliner comes in a pencil format. It is a long slim pencil which is slightly longer than a regular pen or pencil. It also contains a smudge sponge at the end for creating smokey looks and smudging the eyeliner which I find very convenient and useful.This liner also claims to be waterproof. The color liner I will be reviewing is “Extra Black.” I mainly looked into buying this liner because I mostly needed a good waterproof eyeliner for my waterline more than anywhere else. So I thought I should chose this as my sponsored product for this month.

Unfortunately, it did not satisfy me to the fullest. First off the texture is very nice and creamy, so I expected it to glide on easily on my waterline. Instead I have to go over my waterline a good 4 to 5 times to get the right amount of black I need. Indeed the color does show up eventually but the color does not stay true to it’s title “Extra Black”. It really just seems like a light soft black to me. On the other hand, it glides on easily on my upper lid. Since the formula is creamy it glides on smoothly on my upper lids and it sets nicely too. My eyes tend to get watery sometimes since I wear contact lenses so I was thinking this ‘’waterproof’’ eyeliner would be ideal for me to use. Unfortunately, the days where my eyes get a little watery the eyeliner on my lower lash line totally disappears within 2 to 3 hours. Now, this is a usual thing for me, I can never find eyeliners that actually last on my waterline for more than half a day so I let this con slide during my first use. You would at least expect this to last on the upper lid but even that tends to wear off from the edges after just half of the day. Maybe I just expected more from Benefit Cosmetics since their products are so good, but I guess this one is a bit of a dud. Also, since the eyeliner is very soft it tends to dull the point of the pencil so I will constantly have to sharpen it to maintain a pointy tip. I am not a big fan of pencils that need to be sharpened and this one just made it even worse for me.

Pros of Benefit Cosmetics BADgal Liner Waterproof in Extra Black

-Formula is creamy.
-It glides on easily only on the upper eye lid.
-It is better for the upper lid rather than waterline.


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Cons of Benefit Cosmetics BADgal Liner Waterproof in Extra Black

-Takes a lot of swipes to get desired color on waterline.
-It is not really waterproof.
-Not long lasting.
-The product smudges.
-Required constant sharpening.


IMBB Rating: 2.5/5

Overall, I had seen a lot of hype around this product so maybe I had high expectations or maybe this was just a bit of a dud. Either way, this teaches me a lesson not to believe all the hype and truly research a product before buying. I was actually surprised by the quality of this product because Benefit Cosmetics has such great products but this liner is just a shame. Even my drugstore eyeliners have worked better than this one. Those have costed me less than $10 and this one is $20. Totally not worth the price.

Would I Repurchase Benefit Cosmetics BADgal Liner Waterproof in Extra Black?

No, I do not see myself buying this eyeliner ever again. Though I do intend to finish up this pencil. Besides, I do not think it will last long since it requires so much sharpening.

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4 thoughts on “Benefit Cosmetics BADgal Liner Waterproof in Extra Black

  1. sad it turned out to be a dud shanaiia. I was almost on the verge of picking it up but stopped myself since i already have a bunch of pencil liners to work with at the moment. good review. 🙂

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