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Anti-Gravity Mascara: Benefit BADgal Bang! Mascara Review

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Lashes are my thing, y’all. It’s the part of my face that makes me feel most beautiful! Second are my eyebrows, and I’m still uncertain which took up the third spot. So it follows that I’ve tried more mascaras than I can count, and my mascara collection is forever growing (with my favorites having a tube or two back-ups). Just recently, a bigger, badder volumizing mascara was launched and it went straight, in full blast at that, to my top mascara picks – the Benefit BADgal BANG!

I’ve got the full lowdown of the important details worth knowing, and before and after shots wearing the mascara of course. Continue to read on after the jump…

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In true Benefit style, the packaging is interestingly cheeky. From the box, which #BloggerProblems I lost before taking a picture (thank goodness for transparent photos online), to the actual matte, rubber tube with cute cap detail, you can tell it’s really well thought off. Comfortable to hold too and application is a breeze thanks to the wand called: Slimpact! brush.

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Slim what?! The custom big Slimpact! brush is streamlined to reach root-to-tip, corner-to-corner, upper and lower lashes. I like that it’s very flexible and does the claim of reaching E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G. It’s bigger than what I’m used to, but the transition was easy.

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Lashes out of this world! BADgal BANG! promises volume, and lots of it, without weighing down the lashes. It has the lightest aero-particle materials derived from space technology no less hence the “gravity-defying” formula. Pretty daring claim, eh? But after using it for the first time, it’s tough to deny its efficiency. My long, pin straight lashes were indeed lifted and look fuller without being clumpy.

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Look at my before and after, these super black, big, bad lashes were achieved after just one coat of BADgal BANG!

Although I’m able to get more length out of my other mascara favorites like Heroine Make Long & Curl and Etude House Curl Fix, I appreciate BADgal BANG!’s smoothness when I build on volume – no flakiness at all! I’m impressed with its ability to hold a curl, too, despite it being only water-resistant (not waterproof). And like I said I have stubbornly straight lashes, and the curl looks exactly the same after more than 5 hours with this. No more bringing a spare lash curler for me!

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Its only downfall is that, maybe because it’s too hot in Manila at the moment, it has little smudging coming from my bottom lashes. Nothing too serious but once I see symptoms of panda eyes, I get really conscious for the rest of the day. I always find myself checking the mirror and it’s annoying. Haha Nevertheless, this also means a no-struggle removal, it’s literally gone with just a micellar water.

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At Php1,500, not everyone would be willing to pay this price for a mascara. But seeing how it transformed my lashes, and my look as a whole, it was everything my “bad gal” heart could want. 

Thank you for reading! Catch you in the next beauty review. Any requests?

PRICE: Php1,500
WHERE TO FIND: Benefit Stores, Sephora Philippines, Lazada, BeautyMNL

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