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You’ve Been Warned! BeneFit BADgal Plum Mascara

This is an important YBW (you’ve been warned!) posting. Well, important, if you value your eyeballs. I was struggling how to begin this post, because there are so many things wrong with BeneFit’s BADgal Plum Mascara. Yes, it’s that dire!

Bad gal

Even knowing the negatives — ¬†still now — when I look at that picture, I am tempted to buy it. The allure of a plum-hued mascara that ought to work well with my colouring (blonde-at-the-moment & blue eyed) is strong. However, I will resist, and you should too. Here’s why:

To begin, I don’t like the BADgal formulation (in any colour) as it seems to be very drying. I don’t just mean dry coming out of the tube, but actually drying for your eyelashes themselves, creating a brittle feeling after using this product. I found it offered very little volumizing or lengthening effects, but was very good at creating racoon eyes within a hour of applying.

Which leads me to the colour… Mascara pooling around your eyes is never attractive, but with a reddish tinted mascara, this look quickly transforms into rabbit eyes. ¬†After briefly wearing this mascara, I caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror and saw “Our Lady of Akita” the weeping statue looking back at me. Scary.

If all that wasn’t bad enough, my eyes were actually irritated by this product, to the point where it looked (and felt) like I had pink eye. It took a few days to “heal” from one short stint of wearing this product. Now, to be fair, this may be a sensitivity unique to me, but the other issues would still affect most people.

So, you’ve been warned! I would strongly recommend avoiding BeneFit’s BADgal Plum Mascara.

PS By the way, If you’re looking for an enabling alternative, try YSL’s Volume Effect Faux Cils in #5, which is a rich burgundy colour in a formula that I adore.

Posted by Yoda the Beauty Enabler

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