I want to give a quick little shout-out to this lovely mascara that comes in a very close second place to my beloved MUFE Smoky Lash. In spring I purchased Benefit BADgal Waterproof Mascara on the recommendation of a sales attendant. I told her I like volume, curl, and lots of drama. The bigger the better! But my lashes are stubborn and don’t like to do what I say. So she led me to Benefit BADgal saying she never sees returns on it. I opted for the waterproof formula to better keep a curl.
after curling, before mascara
wearing two coats of Benefit BADgal Waterproof Mascara
At first I was disappointed with the wand on BADgal Waterproof because the bristles are long on the ends of the brush and short in the middle. The Benefit website currently calls it a “slimline brush”, but mine isn’t all that slim. Do any BADgals know if it has been changed since May? The regular BADgal mascara has a very full brush and I didn’t care much for the sample I tried. It actually helped me appreciate the waterproof brush more.
The formula is a bit drier, which is great for stubborn lashes. It applies easily and can be built for fuller looking lashes. I get a bit more separation from this compared to MUFE Smoky Lash, but not quite as much volume. I find this to give more of a conservative drama than a drag-queen-volume drama. Is that possible?
Overall, I love it. So much that I have a feeling I’ll go back and forth between BADgal Waterproof and Smoky Lash for a long long time.