Friday, March 21, 2014

Benefit Cosmetics BADgal Waterproof Eyeliner - Review


Benefit Cosmetics BADgal Waterproof Eyeliner, $20.00
It might seem strange to say, but choosing the perfect eyeliner can be a very personal thing. Everyone wants something different from their eyeliners and need their liners to do different things. And once you find the one, it can take an act of God to buy something new. For years I've been using a Maybelline eyeliner that I love, but it is constantly smudging throughout the day. So it's back into the eyeliner waters to find a new love. If you're in a similar boat, then read on as we test out a cult classic liner from beauty fave Benefit.

The Benefit Cosmetics BADgal Waterproof Eyeliner is meant to be a no-nonsense, no budge, no smudge liner. Coming in three commonly worn colors, there is a BADgal Liner for every taste and preference. From nature girl brown, to chic chick gray, to drama queen black, you'll find a liner to work for any look. And with it's ultra slim build, you can create precision lines every time.

Overall, as much as I wanted to love it, I feel like the BADgal Eyeliner is just sort of average. The pigmentation isn't the darkest I've experienced, nor is the application the smoothest. I felt like I had to work with it a bit more than I would have liked to achieve the effect I wanted. Personally, I like my eyeliners to be ultra dark and super smooth, whilst being blendable and then staying put, and I didn't feel this quite hit that mark. It did, however, stay for hours without a lot of smudge, and that is definitely a positive for those who are looking for a rock solid liner. It's not bad, just not my cup of tea.

In the end, I don't see myself buying a full size of this once I'm through with this deluxe sample. For $20.00, I'd expect a little more from my liner, and honestly, I think there are drugstore buys that are better and less costly. At the same time, Benefit fans might want to give it a go to see if it works for them. Like I said, eyeliner choices are so personal, and what might not be good for me might be perfection for someone else. It's definitely worth a swatch next time you hit the beauty counters, at the very least.

Have you tried Benefit's BADgal Waterproof Eyeliner? What is your favorite high end eyeliner?



  1. Thanks for the heads up! I am always in search of a great eyeliner with staying power.

    1. You're welcome! I feel like this would be the perfect eyeliner for you because it ticks all the boxes you usually talk about. You should definitely give it a look next time you are in need of a new eyeliner. xx


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