Benefit Cosmetics recently launched their newest mascara the Badgal Bang. As a fan of most of their other mascaras, I was super excited about this new release and immediately purchased it from Sephora. I also thought it would be fun to compare this to my other Benefit faves including They’re Real and RollerLash.
So what’s the deal with this new mascara?
Reading the info both on the packaging and on the Sephora website what makes this so special is that the formula contains aero-particles, which are one of the lightest known materials, derived from space technology. The slimpact! brush is designed to reach from root-to-tip and corner-to-corner of both your upper and lower lashes for big volume with 360-degree reach (Sephora.ca)
Now, I have to give it to Benefit with their unique marketing and a new formula for the mascara. This sounded very interesting and I was intrigued. I haven’t been disappointed with their mascaras in the past so I imagined that I would like it regardless.
$32.00 CAD (8.5 g). I got the mini size for $17.00 (4 g).
How does it Stack Up? I have loved both the Roller Lash and They’re Real mascara for so many years now. I always keep one of each in my makeup collection at all times. I wanted to compare this new release and see if it performs any better or worse.
To keep things fair I put one coat of mascara on. The photos taken are of the same eye in the same lighting (granted the day did start getting darker but I worked as fast as I could). I didn’t curl my lashes. I hope this gives a good impression of each.
I thought this newest mascara both lengthened and made my lashes appear thicker. The formula does feel seriously light which is so interesting because it feels like nothing on my lashes. It’s also very soft to the touch, unlike both They’re Real and Roller Lash which can feel stiff when dry.
Another difference between this and the other mascaras is the brush is very flexible so it glides over the lashes rather than brushes or tugs at them. The bristles are very short so a lot of product gets dispersed onto the lashes at once.
One thing I didn’t really love about the brush tip is that it started clumping my lashes together so I had to comb the brush through a few times to get them to separate.
The black is a crazy deep black, more than my They’re Real and it’s very shiny at first so my lashes looked like they were coated in vinyl. As is dried it looked a lot better.
VS. They’re Real!
I must note that both BadGAL Bang! and They’re Real! are fresh new bottles.
They’re Real! Is the first mascara I considered a holy grail. I went a whole year using only this product so I hold it dearly in my heart.
In comparison to BadGAL Bang! this mascara really coats each lash and fans it out. I believe it’s because the brush is a lot stiffer and the actual bristles are longer to help comb in the product. After coating this on my eyes I realized right away that I liked this one much better. It looks like I have way more lashes.
As far as formula goes, this is pretty liquid but not as much as the BadGal Bang. It’s also not as black in colour.
VS. Roller Lash
The only Roller Lash I have to compare is this brown one which is a bit older so the formula has started to dry.
What I love about the Roller Lash is that the curved brush hugs the lashes and helps pull them up as it coats them. Since I don’t ever curl my lashes, I feel like this helps to give them a slight bend. You might be able to tell in the photos that my lashes do look more lifted. It doesn’t give me as much volume or length compared to the BadGAL Bang! so I prefer the BadGAL Bang! over this one.
Because the BadGAL Bang! brush is shaped like a cone (which is my favourite brush shape) it lifts the ends of my lashes nicely so give them a flirty and fanned effect which is similar to the Roller Lash.
So this isn’t better then They’re Real for me, but something about the formula is really great because it’s lightweight and feels soft on my lashes. I like when my mascara starts to dry down a little so I’m hoping that in a month or so this will work even better for me.
I will keep testing this mascara and see how it looks when I complete a full eye look. I have so many other brands of mascara that I love too so although I like this compared to other Benefit Mascaras we will see how this holds up to my ultimate favourite mascaras – Lancome’s Monsieur Big or Essence’s Princess Lash!
Have you tried the BadGal Bang? What do you think of this mascara? What is your holy grail mascara?
Lots of Love,