Review: Benefit BADGal Lash Mascara

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No, this isn't further evidence of my boundless love for Benefit Cosmetics, it's just the first of the mascaras from my Sephora Lash Stash, getting a bit of a workout. And how does it fare?

Well, first of all, I have to say I love the Lash Stash. Although the mascaras themselves are, indeed, mini, the wands are full-sized, so you get a proper idea of what the mascara is really like. As for what this one is like, well, let's test it against the Dollface Mascara Manifesto. First of all, though, here's what Benefit have to say about it:

"Sexy, sultry, pure unadulterated black mascara for full, voluminous lashes. It's as BAD as you want to

For what I have to say about it, take a look under the jump!

Lengthening?

Nope, but then it doesn't claim to be. This is a mascara that's all about volume and thickness,and I'd say it scores pretty highly on both of those counts, although I needed quite a few coats to really make a difference.

Non-flaky, non-clumpy, non-runny?

Check. Check. Check.

Easy to use?

Well, the brush is thicker than I like, and I found that made it hard to get right to the base of my lashes and into the corners of the eye. Could just be because I'm used to slimmer mascara wands, though.

Able to lock in a curl?

Not really, although it does better than some, and after a few coats, my lashes were turning up at the ends slightly.

Waterproof?

No, but it hasn't rubbed off or run, so no worries there.

Overall: 7/10. Not bad, but not the best mascara I've ever used either, although I'm bearing in mind that it's not actually designed to do some of the things on my criteria (i.e. lengthen)

BUY: Benefit BADGal Lash Mascara, $19