Monday, 26 February 2018

Would I Bang Benefit's BAD GAL BANG! Mascara? [Hypothetically Speaking Of Course... Tho The Lid DOES Look Like A Butt-Plug]


Oh look, another Benefit Bad Gal Bang! Mascara review. Y am I so original. There's been a proper mixed bag of opinions on this product; but as Benefit's 'They're Real!' is one of my fav mascaras I thought I'd give this new mazzy a go. Plus, it was on offer at QVC and ya gal loves a bargain & anything which says 'free P&P.'

As a result of all that -  here's another one of my Fit or Sh*t review posts featuring my new Bad Gal Bang! to somewhat justify me having bought it; when in reality, I've got mascaras coming out of me ears and / or arsehole... and debt collectors with my number on speed dial. Y am I like this.

Benefit Bad Gal Bang! Mascara Review, Lovelaughslipstick Blog


Benefit Bad Gal Bang! Mascara Review, Lovelaughslipstick Blog

You'll have seen enough reviews and information about this mascara by now, so I'm not gonna bore you with the technical deets on what it does and how. Cos tbh like, does anyone even care about that shiz anyway? Ya's just wanna know if this mascara is as sh*te as everyone's been sayin at the end of the day, don't ya? And tbh, it isn't great [in my opinion] - but it does have some redeeming qualities.

From the moment the very first image of BGB landed on Benefit's Insta, I saw comments about how clumpy it looked, how its lid looks like a butt plug [lololol those comments were my fav] and how it was over-hyped. And I have to agree, tbhThe first time I tried the mascara, I dashed a bit on and I was like 'Yeah dis is alright xoxo.' But the following time[s] I've tried to get those out of this world lashes using it, it's been a sh*t show

Benefit Bad Gal Bang! Mascara Review, Lovelaughslipstick Blog

Rumour has it that the formulas of mascaras like this can dramatically change after the first couple of weeks; so I've got my fingers firmly crossed on that one. Cos at the moment, it's wetter than an otter's pocket. 10/10 would not bang, regardless of how erotic some people seem to find its lid.

It does give my lashes length and a bit of lift, I'll give it that. And the brush is fab; super flexible and perfect to grab my lower lashes with. But then again, it sticks my upper lashes together in mad triangular clumps, splodges everywhere and transfers all over my face. It's not a mascara you can apply quicklyI had a quick 20 min nap wearing it the other day and woke up looking like the ACTUAL Joker from Batman. And unless you keep your eyes deadly still, and your hand as steady as ... erm, Eddie [?!] you'll end up with mascara legit everywhere.

Benefit Bad Gal Bang! Mascara Review, Lovelaughslipstick Blog
Benefit Bad Gal Bang! Mascara Review, Lovelaughslipstick Blog

If you're blessed with naturally curled, thick lashes you might be alright with our Bad Gal Bang. Provided you blink very cautiously for about ten minutes after application. However, since the great eyelash curler disaster of 2003, mine have never been the same. They're considerably sparser, shorter and straighter these days... cheers to that sh*tting Wilko eyelash curler my mate Gemma convinced me to get before our school photos were taken. So thanks to that, they need work to get them looking as dramatic as I like 'em. And BGB doesn't work well for me in that respect. 

It lengthens and thickens my tragic excuse for lashes - and as I say, the mascara comb is great; especially for using on my lower lashline. However, the formula is wet, wet, wet and for a clumsy oaf like me - with sh*t lashes and who's always running late - it's not a good combo. At all. It doesn't curl my eyelashes in the slightest; unlike Rollerlash or They're Real. It just makes my sparse-arse lashes look even more like spider's legs. But not meaty spiders, I'm talking them proper scrawny ones with dead thin, creepy limbs *shudders*. 

I've found I can get results with it... if I [carefully] apply it [after ferociously curling my lashes and praying that the events of Year 10 School Photo Day don't repeat themselves] and then comb my lashes through with another mascara brush; to remove the excess and separate the clumps. But it seems like hella hard work.

Benefit Bad Gal Bang! Mascara Review, Lovelaughslipstick Blog
Benefit Bad Gal Bang! Mascara Review, Lovelaughslipstick Blog
Benefit Bad Gal Bang! Mascara Review, Lovelaughslipstick Blog

After a while, little flakes also seem to fall off the mascara and melt and smudge onto my face; which is dead sexy & desirable. Oh and guys, don't sneeze or blink too 'ard for at least ten minutes after applying... or else this happens. Also, don't use the new Makeup Rev concealer under your eyes, or else you'll end up with creases and patchy weirdness just like in these pics. Y am I such a failure.

Benefit Bad Gal Bang! Mascara Review, Lovelaughslipstick Blog
Benefit Bad Gal Bang! Mascara Review, Lovelaughslipstick Blog
Benefit Bad Gal Bang! Mascara Review, Lovelaughslipstick Blog

Would I buy it again?? HECK NO, not at that price

Should I have bought it in the first place? Probs not like.. I'm poor asf and all I can say is that I must have tripped and hit the checkout button without realising. Which, considering I tripped and broke a hip in my early twenties, isn't that inplausible, right? 

Would I recommend it to others? Undecided. If you have naturally alright lashes, you might be okay with BGB [provided you don't blink, sleep or sneeze wearing it.] It has its positives. But at the same time, it's wetter than an otter's pocket, a LOT of hard work and definitely not a product that's lifted me out of this world. It more like plunged me into middle earth; I defo looked like some kind of mythical beast when I awoke from my powernap with black smeared across my entire being. So also no. But I'll cross my fingers and hope that this miracle formula evolution might still happen, and I'll get my money's worth from it yet. Tho I'm not holding my breath.



What are your thoughts on this divisive mascara? Have you tried it and loved it - or ended up a panda-eyed disgrace like me? 
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