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For every 10 mascaras I test, there’s probably one—maybe two—I’d actually use on a daily basis. Benefit’s new BADgal BANG! ($24) is one of those. Not only does it go on super silky—let’s be honest, there’s nothing worse than buying a new mascara, only to find that it feels dry, like it’s two months old—but it also gives your lashes that fashion-forward, Twiggy-like look, and you only need a couple coats.
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I would declare myself a mascara junkie—the OG BADgal still ranks in my all-time top five—and I’m picky when it comes to formulas. It has to darken, lengthen, thicken, and sometimes curl, without creating a flaky mess or smudging under my eyes midday. This mascara does it all and then some.
Think of it as the trendier, bolder little sister of BADgal Lash. The “Big Slimpact!” brush is completely different than the original—the bristles are more wiry and the wand is more flexible so you can easily coat your inner and outer corners, as well as your tiny bottom lashes.
The formula is also entirely different and made with aero-particles—one of the lightest-known materials used in space technology—which gives it a lightweight, elastic quality and allows it to instantly bind to your lashes so you need fewer coats to achieve a jet-black, wide-awake look. One thing to keep in mind though: If you’re used to applying multiple coats, go easy with this one because it can clump a little if you apply too much. But when you get it right, it’s hard not to fall in love.
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