Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Review: BeneFit Bad Gal Lash

I had used this mascara in the past quite frequently and had drilled it in my brain that it was actually quite good.

If you remember Glamour magazine was giving some away free, so that was the time I stocked up and only recently have been giving it some love.

What do I think of it now? The brush is still massive, :) I don't think as highly of it as much as I used to. I applied it today, and it just felt like it did nothing, blah! I was actually skeptical in thinking I got a dodgy tube, but no... all it does is coat the lashes with a very thin black film, it doesn't make them thicker, longer or volumise them in any way. The only good thing about it, is that it doesn't clump, so if you have naturally gorgeous thick lashes then this would make a good everyday mascara. But for me? No.

In conclusion, if you want WOW lashes, then I wouldn't invest in this one.

Photo: A few generous coats of the Bad Gal lash.

What mascara do you recommend for WOW lashes? So far, my two favourites are the YSL Faux Cils, but it clumps. and the Chanel Exceptionnel - Amazing. Check my review here.

Update: Maybelline Pulse Perfection mascara: Guess what? the novelty has worn off, it seems the battery is dying and it no longer gives me the effect it did in the first week. Fail. :(

32 comments:

sabrina said...

I disliked this aswell, like you said it was 'blah' and did nothing apart from make my lashes darked. I also disliked the vibrating one by maybelline.

I really recommend MF 2000 calorie, and lancome hypnose!

Anya said...

I used to like Bad Gal Mascara and used it in Blue but after a while I realized that it wasn't anything.

I also love YSL Faux Cils but my HG at the moment, and am on my 3rd or 4th tube now is Makeup Forever Smoky Lash. Absolutely amazing.

I know it's almost impossible to get in London but if you can get, am sure you will love it!

bubblegarm said...

@sabrina will have to check them out, thanks x

@Anya i would love to try the smoky lash, sounds amazing... one day I will :) x

UnicornSmile said...

My fave is ysl faux cils too, unfortunately it dries out fairly quickly due to the formula. A little tip - Once a week, after use, wipe the brush with a clean baby wipe, make sure there are no fibres left on the wand from the wipe and then sanitize with alcohol. Let it dry for a few mins and then insert the wand back in the tube. The mascara won't dry up as fast if you do this.

Liparazzi said...

My fave has always been YSL Faux Cils but you're right about the clumping...it seems to dry out way too quickly. But if your mentioned the Chanel mascara in the same sentence as YSL then I may have to check it out!I'm not a fan of Benefit BadGal...it's never worked for me

Nefertari said...

I completely agree with you. I had a sample as well from Bad Gal and I am happy I didn't spend my money on it!

with freckles and love, said...

I also bought it thinking it would be great! Really dissapointed though, it literally just painted my lashes black! It refused to lengthen, volumise or curl..! Such a shame!

My favorite mascara at the moment is Diorshow Blackout! LOVE IT!

x

bubblegarm said...

@unicornsmile great tip! I usually wipe off the wand with a baby wipe too, and then just pop it right back in, i'll have to sanitize it and let it dry now :)

@liparazzi the chanel exceptionnel is def fantastic :)

@nefertari lucky u didnt invest in the full size, samples are great, us girls should always get samples before we splurge!

@with freckles and love, i love diorshow too!

VampiressDoll said...

I love Maybelline Lash Stiletto, so so patent black & fluffy. I'm currently trying to finish the bronze tube of Rimmel Glam lash it well meh ok.
I've never invested in a expensive mascara since I splashed out on Lancome Virtuose, one of the poopest mascara in the world.

LamiatS said...

I quite like Bad Gal, made my eyelashes look really thick. My HG spectacular lengthening and thickening mascara is the original Diorshow. Pity its so expensive!

Ally said...

I still havnt tried my badgal lash from glamour..i have so many mascaras to go through its ridiculous!

I still haven't found my hg mascara :(

Jo said...

I couldn't see what all the hype was about this mascara either, it was rubbish in my opinion. I love Rimmel Sexy Curves for the 1st layer and then L'Oreal Voluminous for the 2nd! x

adubbskthx said...

I usually tendto stick with Bad Gal, however I already have extremely thick lashes.

I love fresh firebird when paired with supernova, they are definitely my go tos, as well as Urban Decay's new Skyscraper mascara.

Chenni said...

For thick lashes, I really like my CG lash blast. Also NYX doll eyes mascara is quite good. My friend said I looked like I was wearing falsies when I wore the doll eye mascara, and I have spare short asian lashes, so that says a lot.

Rhamnousia said...

I love Prestige's My Biggest Lashes, one coat = horrible clumpiness but two coats = heaven in a bottle for lashes. It thickens and lengthens and it makes me look like I'm wearing falsies, plus it's only about £5.

dαnnεεl said...

If you want the WOW lashes. I highly recommend you to try Lancome Hypnose, the regular one, it's awesome. And I'm sure it won't let you down! ;)

Jasmin said...

I used to like that mascara, but I got in to Dior & loved it better..However, the less expensive kind I get is either L'Oreal Voluminous or Avon's Supershock for a thickening mascara.

Helen (Nice Things) said...

I was bought Bad Gal as a gift and although it makes me feel very ungrateful, it is terrible! The brush is too big and too much effort for little payoff.

The all-time best for me is Max Factor Masterpiece Max.
I did a review here if you want to take a look:
http://helensheenie.wordpress.com/2009/06/27/max-factor-mascara-masterpiece-max-vs-false-lash-effect/

♥ Make-Up Princess ♥ said...

I dont like this mascara either... I love YSL Faux Cils but its so expensive and normally only lasts me a couple of months!! I've been using Rimmel Volume Flash The MAX recently, and I think thats pretty good considering it only costs around £5 :) x

Lipsandlashes said...

I found that the free tubes with glamour were rubbish compared to when you buy the product. I used to use bad gal all the time and loved it but was very disappointed with the freebie version. However, i have since discovered diorshow blackout and that is def my new fave xx

Tali said...

I hated this mascara but i remember when it first came out and i was younger always buying it.. totally tragic!!!! xox

legseleven7 said...

Check you out showing off your new longer lashes.
I want some too, lol
xx

Dazzledust25 said...

I completely agree with your review, just not wow at all!

tina_mbc said...

The only wow mascara I 've ever used is the Exceptionnel, I think it might be my HG one (although I 'll keep looking for a new one)!!!
Bad Gal Lash is a nice mascara, I quite liked it actually, but then again, I did use a million coats of it, lol (maybe why I liked it)!
The wand is massive though, I would often end up with mascara somewhere in the inner corner of my eye! :))

xoxo

Sylvia said...

great review! Great blog! You are gorgeous!

fantastic said...

I think I need to try that Chanel one. I'm glad that you still like it...as for now, I'm completely converted to Lancome's Hypnose--I can't do with anything less creamy! I have tried a few new ones lately, and they're definitely nothing to write home about. xx

btw, your lashes really are getting longer!

Ally x said...

lashblast by covergirl. I swear by it, although some people just can't accept that mascara can only curl what is there...

Ondo Lady said...

I had this mascara and I thought it was lovely, really smooth to apply and did not smudge. I would definately buy it and I am very fussy about my mascaras.

Sasha E. said...

I never had this mascara, so can't really say anything, but right now I really love MUFE Smoky lash and Dior Iconic.

DramaticAppeal said...

Make up for ever Smoky Lash!!! Can´t live without it anymore. Had the same bad experience with BAD GAl, doesn´t do a thing for me. Just a good PR...

Saira said...

Totally agree with you about the Badgal - you would think it'd be packed full of volume and thickness looking at the packaging and brush - what really annoys me is the fact that i ended up with panda eyes a couple of hours after I'd applied it... I kind of forgot about it for a couple of years and then picked up a new tube with the magazine offer a few months ago, tried it once and remembered why i hated it so much!

But yeah, god bless YSL! I am in the process of finding something that will last abit longer in the tube before my Lilash results start showing!

shanabridges said...

Bad Gal was one of my past favorites, now...same thing, no thicker lashes. Unfortunately I have 2 tubes because I loved it so much. Lately I'm LOVING Dior Show Extase! And P.S. Giorgio Eyes to Kill is OVER RATED don't waste your money!Too Faced Lash Injection was also one of my favorites, but recently I bought two sample sizes and thought maybe they were just dried out so I got the larger siz (silly me) and just didnt get the same results, I dont know maybe my eyelashes have changed and I have new needs now! But I have went back to MAC Fast Zoom Lash and the Dior Show, Extase. By now I just could have paid for LiLash and had longer lashes!!!