I received a sample size of this mascara, and have never tried any of the Bad Gal full size versions, but I was under the impression they were supposed to make my eyelashes look thick and sexy. Full disclaimer: I do not naturally have naturally long, thick lashes, but they are nowhere near short and stumpy and I never have a problem making them look awesome with regular Maybelline Great Lash. I desperately wanted this beautifully colored plum mascara to make my lashes look sexy and bring out the color of my eyes, but it really falls short. The brush doesn’t seem to pick up much product, and it adds very subtle definition to the lashes themselves, so little that I feel that the plum color barely has a chance to work its magic. Even if I try to use the end of the want to add more product first and then spread it out with the mascara brush, it does not do anything special. Maybe the problem stems from it being a sample size, but the applicator seems to be comparable to the pictures of the full-size ones, so I doubt that this is the problem. Unfortunate. I really wanted to like this mascara.
The color of this mascara is SO pretty. It is neither too subtle (other purple mascara's I have tried are so suble that they just look black, even when looked at close-up, and I have a hard time believing that they really do anything to enhance my eye color. This one does not LOOK purple from a distance (I think that would be creepy) but if looked at closely, it is definitely a pretty plum-y shade, and I believe that this product will make green or brown eyes pop out. Also, the brush is fairly dense and applies the mascara fairly well. On the downside, the actual formula (as with their original "bad gal" lash product) is very flaky/prone to clumping, which is unfortunate since this is the best purple mascara (hue wise) that I have encountered. The brush could maybe be used to better apply a different, cheaper, mascara, though.
I got a free sample of the BadGal mascara in blue and decided to give the plum color a try as well. Even though I have black lashes it still colors my lashes purple, but if you are looking for a dramatic purple lash, it really doesn't provide that. I also wish this product was offered in a waterproof version (got stuck in a heavy rainstorm one afternoon and it got EVERYWHERE) because if it were, I would totaly buy it again.
I think this product is okay, I was in love with the high end benefit mascaras until i had an epiphany and realized that my old reliable pink and green maybelline great lash was better. These benefit mascaras flake sooooo badly. Even my boyfriend would point out the tiny flakes on my cheeks after just a few hours of wear. not cool. I do like this color, however and i haven't found a cheaper alternative. It looks gorgeous with my maybelline lasting drama eyeliner in eggplant!! if you haven't tried these yet you should! I think i'll buy it again when i run out just so that i have somthing to wear with my wonderful eggplant liner.
This has a really nice brush but the product itself is only ok. It does very little to add length or fullness (not asking for both, just one or the other). The color is a nice change but doesn't help to define my eyes. My guess is that it works better with some eye colors. It just doesn't add much to ones that are blue-grey with yellow flecks. And, the biggest downside, it smudges. After 6 hours I had plum rings under my eyes.
The color of this is just so pretty! I got a mini-tube of this recently and I can't get over how gorgeous the color of this is! I have dark brown eyes & am just loving this mascara. I tend to buy drugstore mascaras b/c they're cheaper but the color of this is just too pretty to miss out on and I haven't seen any comparable offerings from the drugstore lines. I think I may have to splurge for a full-size tube of this. *sigh* I think this is the first Benefit item that has really just bowled me over!
I love this. I have not found a mascara that matches the pigment quality of this. It's a perfect match for MUFE AquaEyes eyekiner in burgundy 18L. I know this cuz I walked around Sephora and tested about a million eyeliners on my hand to find the match. Skip BadGal black, nothing impressive that you can't find elsewhere possibly cheaper.
I have greenish blue eyes so I thought a plum would be pretty. The color from this mascara was nice, however, the formula was nothing great. I don't get much length or volume from this. I have tried using it over other mascaras for a hint of color but stopped because the major problem with this mascara is that it tends to smear throughout the day. I don't usually have a problem with mascara doing this but this stuff does, and due to the color I think it looks even worse than when black mascara smears because it left purplish maroon smears around my eyes which makes it look like I got punched in the eyes or have red, irritated eyes. I actually scared myself, because I applied this in the morning, looked in the mirror in the afternoon and thought something bad was happening with my eyes until I figured out what was causing the unhealthy look.
The color is nice. It goes on looking more brown then anything with the hint of the plum shade when the light hits it. This mascara formula irritated my eyes and didn't do anything amazing.
So far, I really like this mascara. The color pops just enough without looking silly. It's a really rich plum, which on fair skin is much more flattering than a harsh black. It makes my blue/green eyes pop. Like others have said, I wish it added a bit more volume. When I tried it in the store, I already had a thickening mascara on- I find that you can apply multiple coats without clumping. So if you really want a high impact, you can put on a nice plumping formula, and put this on top for a nice color payoff.
The only bad thing is I find it smudges a bit throughout the day. The smudges come out pink, so not so bad if you have on full eye makeup- much less harsh than black. However, when I only have mascara on (no shadow, no liner), it makes me look sick or like my eyes are irritated!
Oh, and the big brush- why do companies keep doing this??
Overall, I think I'd purchase it again, though probably only if I had a gift certificate and it wasn't really my money....