Benefit BADgal Lash Volumizing Mascara

This longtime favorite has an oversized wand and superdark formula to give you ultra dramatic lashes. The famously big, bodacious brush coats lashes with the ultra-black formula, creating volume and thickness.

Benefit BADgal Lash Volumizing Mascara
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Big wand small eyes

I loved the darkness and texture of this mascara, however, I must say the wand is huge! I had a hard time getting my smaller lashes at each end of my eyes without getting it on my eyelid and it just looking messy!

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Clumpy

Sometimes this mascara works for me if I'm in a particularly bold eye mood, but I find that it is pretty clumpy, and doesn't wash off very easily.

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Nice at first, then smudgy

I got this as a sample when I purchased cha cha tint. I like the brush and it goes on nicely... But by the end of the day it's all smudged under my eyes. I live in a really humid climate, so that might make it worse. I think this mascara would be good for a night out, but not for all day.

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Long lasting

Overall, this was a good mascara and I know many women who adore it. I liked it enough that I will be using it up, but I didn't like it enough that it will be replacing my normal brand. For me, the brush was a bit too thick. It went on smoothly and I didn't have any issues with flaking. My lashes looked thicker, but not longer.

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Nice but a little disappointed

I was so excited to try this product but I was a little disappointed in the formula. It didn't seem as thick as I expected. :-( I was hoping for amazing results and it was ok but not fabulous.

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Good little mascara
Purchased

I received a sample of this mascara with another full size Benefit mascara. It did a good job of giving my lashes volume and fullness, but didn't seem to do significantly better than the drugstore brands I've tried. It's nice to have as a travel-size sample, but I probably would not purchase it at full price.

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I prefer They're Real.

I got a sample size of this mascara as a bonus. For me, the brush is too large and doesn't define my lashes as well as other mascaras. I prefer a more tooth-like brush over a traditional model for that reason. While my lashes did feel soft even after application, it wasn't enough to put this over the edge for me. I live in notoriously humid Florida, so I noticed some transfer from my lashes to my under-eye area: a definite no-no.

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Great volume but no length

This is a great mascara for people that already have long lashes. It didn't do much for my short asian lashes but make them a bit thicker

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I'll keep looking
Purchased

I bought this both because of the great reviews on this site and my undying love for Benefit's marketing. I'm afraid I'm pretty disappointed. The mascara tends to wear off and smear around my lower lids after a couple hours of wearing, leading to darker than usual shadows under my eye. Also, as a mascara, its effect is not too noticeable...subtle for everyday (minus the smearing) but not really worth the price as my go-to mascara. Too bad.

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Meh!

Maybe it's the short brush on the sample, but I don't love this. It takes quite a few coats to make a noticeable difference and it's rather dry. I'm just going to stick to drugstore brands.

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