Monday, 16 September 2013

REVIEW: Benefit Cosmetics BADgal Lash Mascara

I like being half Asian and half Aussie. I get dumplings AND barbecues #winwin. But somewhere in my mix of genetics, I definitely drew the short straw when it came to the lash department. As any Asian girl will tell you, we are blessed with having short, stumpy and straight eyelashes. Sarcasm.

Which means we love our eyelash curlers, falsies (unless you're a bit unco like me) and mascaras that give our peepers a bit of a boost.

But in all my time as a beauty blogger, I've never really found a mascara that holds a curl, lengthens and volumises the little lashes that I have. UNTIL NOW.

This baby is. A. May. Zing.

It's my new favourite and has officially taken the top spot among all of my mascaras. I don't normally buy Benefit products (as much as I would love to) thanks to my minimal uni student budget, but my gorgeous cousin brought a baby version of the Bad Gal Lash back for me from her trip to America as a pressie. Thank you!!

This brush is massive, but still manages to get every baby lash. LOVE IT.

So, wondering why I adore this mascara so much? I've taken a series of photos of my eyes with and without the mascara on, and with and without using an eyelash curler so you can see the difference this mascara makes. And yes, I do have a little bit of liquid liner on. Scroll down...

No mascara / Bare lashes

One coat of Bad Gad Lash Mascara - no eyelash curler

Two coats of Bad Gad Lash Mascara - no eyelash curler

One coat of Bad Gad Lash Mascara - after using an eyelash curler

 Two coats of Bad Gad Lash Mascara - after using an eyelash curler

Here are some of the pros and cons for me.

Holds a curl all day
Volumises lashes 
Lengthens lashes
Very black
Easily coats lower lashes
Looks natural

Clumps (but only slightly)
Smudges under my eyes (just a tad) unless I use an eye primer

So as you can see, there are way more pros for this product than there are negatives. If this mascara is within your budget (it's $38 at MYER for a full size) and you complain of short lashes, I definitely recommend you try this mascara out. It is literally one of those WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ALL MY LIFE products.

What's your favourite mascara and why? Let me know in the comments below!


  1. I love maybelline full n soft. No fancy packaging or ad campaigns but one of the best. Doesn't clump at all and doesn't make your lashes hard. It literally makes them full and soft!

    1. Ooooh I haven't tried that one! I haven't tried many of the Maybelline mascaras, but I've heard wonders about them, so I really should! Thank you so much for the recommendation!

  2. I just tried out the mascara, and I agree, it's wonderful! Have you tried Benefit's They're Real?

    1. Hi there! I have, but I tried it without an eyelash curler. I think if I had used one, the effect would have been better! :) x

  3. I want to try that mascara, I’ll definitely include it on my next makeup purchase :)
    ~Pauline @ Benefit makeup Philippines


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