Benefit BADgal Waterproof Mascara: Product Review

Hello beautiful people! About a month ago, I ran out of my mascara and I needed a new one. Rather than purchasing drugstore mascara like I always do, I decided it was time to splurge on a high end mascara. I’ve heard so many great things about Too Faced’s Better Than Sex mascara but when I went to Ulta to look for it, they were unfortunately out of stock. I’ve used Benefit’s They’re Real lengthening mascara before but I don’t really like how it’s not waterproof and I just really wanted to try a new mascara. When it comes to mascara, I want a product that does everything — volumizes, lengthens, curls, and is waterproof. The sales associate at Ulta told me to try the Benefit BADgal waterproof mascara so I did. And here’s what I think of it.


Benefit BADgal Waterproof Mascara

As mentioned before, I’m reviewing Benefit BADgal waterproof mascara. It retails at $19.00 USD, which is a bit pricy for me because I usually buy drugstore brand mascaras. The only shade it comes in is black so you really don’t have a choice, unless you go with Benefit’s They’re Real mascara. A main ingredient in the BADgal waterproof mascara is castor oil, which is known for its hair growth and lengthening properties.



The Benefit BADgal waterproof mascara comes in a typical rectangular-shaped box that’s black and hot pink to give off that bad girl vibe. The mascara itself comes in a long, skinny black tube with a silver top. The wand has a slimline brush which makes it easier to coat every lash.



According to Sephora, the Benefit BADgal waterproof mascara is “smudge-proof, tear-proof, and long-wearing.” It’s also supposed to “lift, curl, and separate every lash.” The mascara also dries fast, making it easier to apply multiple coats.

Pros and Cons


  • does everything it claims to do
  • easy to apply
  • makes your eyes look bigger
  • looks natural


  • lift and curl doesn’t last all day
  • a bit pricy
  • doesn’t lengthen as much as other mascaras


Final Verdict

I’m a fan of Benefit’s products and I like how the Benefit BADgal waterproof mascara does everything it claims to do. It’s pretty good for a multitasking mascara that lengthens, volumizes, and curls all at once. I also like how it’s long-lasting and the only way I can get it off at the end of the day is with eye makeup remover. Like I said, $19 is more than what I’d usually pay for mascara. Would I ever buy it again? Probably not because I know of drugstore mascaras that work better than this one.

If you have any mascara recommendations, let me know in the comments!
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Valerie Nguyen

Valerie. 26. California girl with insatiable wanderlust. BS in Public Health with a concentration in Community Health. Bookkeeper by day, fangirl by night. Shameless foodie and retail therapist.

2 thoughts on “Benefit BADgal Waterproof Mascara: Product Review

  1. My favorite mascaras are Tarte lights camera splashes and loreal carbon black mascara. Tarte is all around amazing and the stay power is unmatched! Loreal Carbon black is a dupe for Armani eyes to kill for a fraction of the cost. Love you!


    1. That Tarte mascara was another one I was looking at! I’ll make sure to add it to my list. And you know I’m a sucker for drugstore mascaras so I’ll also check the L’Oreal one out. Thanks for the recs. Love you too!


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