What is it? BADgal BANG! 36 hour full blast volumising mascara creates volume without weighing your lashes down. The “gravity-defying formula contains aero-particles, one of the lightest known materials, derived from space technology”. It’s an intense black mascara which layers easily for more impact. The custom Slimpact! brush is streamlined to reach root-to-tip, corner-to-corner, upper & lower lashes, it coats and separate and has a 360° reach. The product is marketed as smudge-proof, water-resistant and volumising. It contains ProVitamin B5 to fuel thickness & strength.
Who is it for? Anyone who wants more volume with a lighter weight. The brush is great for shorter, more sparse lashes.
How do you use it? Wiggle the Slimpact! brush from the base of the lashes to the tip. Apply one coat to both eyes, repeat as desired to build more volume.
What’s the damage? £21.50
For the past couple of weeks I’ve been trying out BADgal BANG which is the latest mascara offering from Benefit. It’s a very black mascara which I like and it definitely doesn’t feel as weighty as some mascaras, obviously due to the “gravity defying formula”.
Some reviewers don’t like the brush, but I have to say I love it! My eyelashes aren’t as long or thick as they used to be and this slimmer brush is just so easy to use. It coats my lashes brilliantly.
It’s marketed as being smudge proof and lasting for 36 hours. Well, I wouldn’t know if it lasts for 36 hours because obviously I wouldn’t leave a makeup product on that long, but it lasts from 7am when I put my makeup on until I remove it anywhere between 7 and 10pm. BADgal BANG is easy to remove, I can take it off using just water on my microfibre cloth.
So why haven’t I given this product a 5/5? I have found it to be smudge proof but it does flake a little bit. Some days by mid afternoon I have a few flakes under each eye; I wear glasses just for computer work so I am probably touching my lashes when taking my glasses on and off, but a mascara should be able to cope with that. All in all though I do like this mascara for the ease of use of the brush and the lighter weight, so I will be buying it again
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