Several weeks ago in October's issue of InStyle, there was a page you could take to your nearest Benefit counter to receive a free mini Badgal lash mascara. I thought it was a pretty good deal as I had always been intrigued in this mascara, and after testing it quite a bit throughout October, I thought I would do a review for you.
I personally quite like the packaging, I think it is the contrast of the pink and black.
The brush is quite big which makes it messy when I apply it to my bottom lashes, and because it is only a sample size the wand is pretty short which also makes it hard to apply. The formula is quite dry and so it takes a bit of time to build it up.
My lashes are fair, sparse and short, but with a couple coats of the mascara, you can see it has added great length to them. I love how the mascara is not clumpy, but you do have to be careful as it can make your lashes look quite 'spidery'.
I personally like the colour it gives my lashes as they're not too dramatic, but for some people who like their lashes jet black, I think they would find the pigmentation to be bad. The Benefit website also says that is mascara with make your lashes 'full and voluminous', which I actually disagree with.
It can be quite flaky throughout the day but for the most part, it survives pretty well.
Over all I do like this mascara. I like the length it added to my lashes and that it flares them out well.
However, I am disappointed in the fact it doesn't make them that full or volumised. I don't think it is worth the £16.50 (or the $19 if you're in America), because I know of better mascaras that are way cheaper and do a very similar job.
I think it is a great mascara for the day time, to lengthen your lashes and make your eyes appear bigger and brighter. But if you prefer quite dramatic lashes then I don't think this is the mascara for you.
I hope you found this review helpful. Please leave a comment below if you have tried this mascara, or what other mascaras you recommend me trying.
Thank you for reading and I hope you have had a great weekend.