Flash Review | Benefit BADgal Bang! Volumising Mascara

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Hello everyone! Today I just wanted to do a quick review of a sample that I received of the Benefit BADgal Bang! Volumising Mascara. I was lucky enough to get this sample from Sephora with a $25 purchase before they ran out! Personally, I don’t really “believe” in high end mascaras. I love drugstore mascaras and I just don’t think the price of high end mascaras is worth it, so I have definitely gone into this biased. But let’s see what I thought!

Quick Take

This mascara is claimed to be “a 36-hour, full-blast, volumizing mascara that layers easily to build massive volume without weighing down lashes.” Apparently it even contains “…aero-particles, which are one of the lightest known materials, derived from space technology.” This mascara is priced at $32 CAD ($24 USD) and has 0.30 oz of product.


While the sample I received doesn’t have quite the same packaging, the mini and full size mascaras have a very cool studded lid with pink and white detailing on the tube. The brush is tapered so that the tip of the mascara wand has extremely tiny bristles, and the base has longer bristles. I definitely find this mascara wand unique.

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Initial Application

When first applied, this mascara looked great as a one coater! You get big impact with only a little effort and it is very pigmented. If I weren’t testing it out, I would have left it at one coat, but I added another coat to see how it built up.
When I did apply another layer, things definitely got clumpy. This mascara is a more wet formula, which encourages more clumps and makes your lashes stick together. So, if you really want to build up more volume with multiple coats, you will likely need to comb out your lashes to help redefine them. When I did comb them out, they looked great!

Wear through the day

When I wore this through the day, I couldn’t believe how incredibly well this mascara made my lashes hold a curl. I have a lot of trouble finding mascaras that don’t make my lashes drop, and this one did such a good job. Even though this mascara formula was pretty wet, it dried really fast, which I think contributed to making it hold my curl.
Other than that, this mascara looked just as good all day. I didn’t experience any flaking or any other bad side effects. When I went to wash my face, it did take a bit more work to remove than my usual mascaras, so I do think that it is water-resistant, which is one of its claims.

Overall, I am actually so impressed with this mascara! Below are some before and after photos during the application process. Honestly, I always think close up pictures of mascara on eyelashes looks weird and spidery, but I included those for full disclosure. What really matters is how it looks on you overall and from far away, so I have a full face shot of me afterwards. I really liked how this mascara looked on!

My bare lashes after being curled.
One coat of Benefit BADgal Bang!
Two coats of Benefit BADgal Bang! without being combed
Two coats of Benefit BADgal Bang! after being combed


Final Thoughts

Even though I don’t “believe” in high end mascaras, if I were to purchase one, this would be it. Let’s go over the reasons why:

  • Pigmented
  • Great effect with one coat
  • Very volumized with two coats
  • Holds curl like you wouldn’t believe
  • Doesn’t flake
  • Water resistant

The only con was that I had to comb it out after two coats, but that didn’t bother me much. I often like to redefine my lashes with a comb after mascara application. I also maybe didn’t love this mascara on my lower lashes, but it wasn’t really a big deal and I probably could have put more effort into combing them out.

Have you tried this mascara? What did you think? What is your current favourite mascara? Mine is the Covergirl Supersizer! Comment down below!

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27 thoughts on “Flash Review | Benefit BADgal Bang! Volumising Mascara

    1. Thank you! Yes I think the safest is just going with one coat, but if you really want the volume that they claim it can give, brushing out your lashes is necessary!

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  1. I’m with you on not “believing” in high end mascaras! It hurts to throw away a $25 mascara after 3-ish months when you can get a perfectly good one at the drugstore.

    That’s great you enjoyed this, though! I like how much length it gave you, and it’s good that it didn’t flake – that is the worst!

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    1. Yeah I really do think high end mascaras are a total scam. Drugstore mascaras are so often better than high end ones! I was definitely surprised that this one worked out for me since I went in feeling almost biased against it! But I’m glad to have this mini!

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  2. I don’t believe in high end mascaras too but this looks amazing on you! I recently got the total temptation by maybelline and it’s incredible, have you tried it?

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    1. I have purchased it but I really haven’t tried it that much yet! From what I can remember it didn’t seem to hold my curl that well, but I should definitely try it again!

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  3. I never know what to expect form Benefit Mascaras, or from high end mascaras in general. I kind of laughed when I read “aero-space particles”, it sounds a little bit gimmicky to me BUT clearly this mascara works for you which is all that matters! If they ever have it as a Sephora sample I would redeem it.

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  4. I just did a review on this too! 😂 I’m glad you liked it and it worked for you! My review is pretty much the opposite of yours, it didn’t work for me at all! 😂

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      1. Yeah I might, but I just feel like mascaras shouldn’t need it. I mean if I really liked the other stuff about it I would, but I don’t. I feel like there’s no point.

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      2. Whatever you say! It’s just saved me many times from user error where I applied too much of whatever mascara I was using. Or when I have tried out a new one but still wanted my lashes to look good!

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      3. I usually never run into trouble with mascaras like this, so I think I’ll be good.


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