Bad Gal Bang! Mascara by Benefit Cosmetics

I got lucky this month with my ipsy bag, and ended up getting the new Bad Gal Bang mascara by Benefit!  I was surprised I actually got it since it’s pretty new!  I have not been able to stop using this since I got it!



Claims and Description (from the Benefit Website)

BADgal BANG! 36 HOUR* FULL-BLAST volumizing mascara creates MASSIVE volume without weighing down lashes. The gravity-defying formula builds volume the more you layer, and contains aero-particles, one of the lightest known materials, derived from space technology. This innovative intense pitch black mascara layers easily for bigger & BIGGER impact. Its custom big Slimpact! brush is streamlined to reach root-to-tip, corner-to-corner, upper & lower lashes for BIG VOLUME WITH 360° REACH!

  • Smudge-proof, water-resistant, volumizing mascara

  • 90% saw dramatic volume**

  • 94% said it instantly lifted lashes**  

  • 92% said it lengthened lashes**

  • ProVitamin B5 known to fuel thickness & strength

My Experience

At first I didn’t know what to expect, since I’ve read pretty mixed reviews.  When I looked at the wand, I noticed that it was bendy, so I was worried that it wouldn’t be strong enough.


All my worries went out the window when I actually applied it though!  Of course, I coated my lashes first with my holy grail L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Primer and then this mascara.  I noticed that the wand actually help separate my lashes and coat each individual lash.  The volume was insane!  My lashes even looked longer, no clumping,  and more spread out than they usually do with my normal Lash Paradise mascara!


No I am not wearing false lashes.  I still haven’t played around with falsies to be honest!  All I’m wearing lash wise is the primer and the mascara!  I have pretty non-existent lashes naturally, so I’m really impressed with it!

Now, typically I like to only use waterproof mascaras, and even though this one is not waterproof, it says it’s water resistant.  I haven’t noticed any flaking or smudging at all and I wear it 12 hours at a time everyday.

Removing this isn’t as hard as removing a waterproof, which I’m kinda thankful for!  I use the Garnier Waterproof Micellar Water to remove all of my eye makeup, and this comes off fairly easily.

Final Thoughts & Would I Buy?

My final thoughts on this is that I am in love with it!  I see a few reviews here and there saying they didn’t see much of a difference-  but I will scream this from the rooftops if I have to:  LASH PRIMER IS A MUST!!!!!  A good lash primer will give you the best results possible of any mascara, hands down!

The price for the full size tube of this is $24- and YES I will be purchasing!

Have you guys tried this one out yet?


10 thoughts on “Bad Gal Bang! Mascara by Benefit Cosmetics

  1. I also tried it this month as part of my Birchbox. I love the way my lashes look with it but i still find the They’re Real by Benefit my favorite one! I think i need to buy it and start using also a primer! Thanks for the tip!

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  2. I just purchased the mini size to review. Your lashes look AMAZING! Oh man, I was glad to read it’s not as difficult to remove as waterproof versions of mascara are. 😉 I’ve tried a lash primer before and didn’t care for it, but I’ll definitely look into trying it again because if I can get my lashes to look even just half as great as yours, I’d be OK with that! Great review. Thank you for sharing! ❤ 🙂

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