I finally got around to trying out Benefit's Bad Gal Mascara. As soon as I applied it I noticed that this mascara would be an excellent dupe for Neutrogena's Healthy Volume mascara so I thought I would compare the 2.
Both mascara's have a bristle brush head which is my favorite. I feel like this type of brush gives the most volume and separates the lashes best where as the plastic ones can sometimes make the lashes look a little clumpy on me. (Neutrogena mascara on top and Bad Gal on bottom.)
These mascara are pretty much identical. They both seperate the lashes without any clumping or smudging, but I have noticed that after about 6 hours of wear the Bad Gal started flaking on me.
Neutrogena mascara was applied on the right and Bad Gal is on the left. One coat of mascara each. Sorry for the blurry pic, but you can still tell that the lashes look pretty identical.
Only in this pic below can you kind of see a difference, my lashes look a little a little more separated on the right, but it may be because the Neutrogena has dried out a little so the consistency isn't as wet. The Bad Gal lash was a fresh tube when these pics were taken so the formula was a little wetter. You know how sometimes when you get a new mascara it takes a few days or a week for the consistency to dry down a little to where it works the best? That's the case with this one. I know TiffanyD on youtube has talked about that before with mascaras she has tried.
For this pic above, I applied 2 coats of each and I had to comb out the lashes on the left since they looked a little clumpy (no pic of the lashes after they were combed out). After I combed it out they looked identical to me in both length and volume. (I've been using the Bad Gal lash now for about 3 weeks and the consistency is just right.) Overall it's a pretty good mascara if you don't plan on wearing it for more than 6 hours, both kept my lashes soft (no stiffle, brittle lashes here) and gave really good length and volume and after curling them with a lash curler my curl held up for most of the day. The full size Bad Gal retails for $19.00 at Sephora. I won't be repurchasing this due to the flaking, but I will finish up the tube since there are days when I just apply mascara when I run to the store or go out to eat so I don't need to get 8 hours of wear from it.
Have any of you tried these mascara's? What's your current favorite?