Mascara Test: Benefit Bad Gal Lash Mascara. And Mascara Test Winner!

It’s the final installment! The last mascara is Benefit Bad Gal Lash. I’ve used this one before, but I stopped, and now I remember why. It just never lasted long enough as far as I was concerned. It went on dramatic and amazing, but by the end of the workday, it wasn’t there. However, if you’re willing to reapply this one once or twice during the day, this is a great one. Great volume, wonderful formula, and I’ve always loved the huge brush. You also do want to curl your lashes a little before putting it on, if you have lashes like mine that is. I’d score this one with a 7.5 out of 10. I do like that they also sell a small version of this mascara for $9, I can keep one on my desk at work. Here’s the pictures.

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You can buy it at Sephora, or at Benefit, or at Ulta… many places. The link to Sephora is here.

And finally, we’ve gone through all the mascara samples I’ve accumulated and I have picked my favorite one, the winner, as it were. And that winner is Bobbi Brown Extreme Party Mascara. I loved it the most, it requires the least amount of curl pre-application. I’ll be picking up a full sized version very soon. Each mascara I’ve reviewed is easily removed, whether it’s a long-lasting one or not. I tested it by removing with just my Neutrogena Makeup Remover Wipes. Most days I’ll use the eye makeup remover first and then a wipe, but when I’m too tired at night, I just hit my face with a wipe, so I tested for that. So there’s all of that.

For the final time:

You can find my review for Laura Mercier Full Blown Volume Mascara here.

You can find my review for Bobbi Brown Extreme Party Mascara here. (WINNER!)

You can find my review for Stila Glamoureyes Mascara here.

You can find my review for Sephora Atomic Volume Mascara here.

You can find my review for Sephora Advanced Lash Booster Mascara here.

You can find my review for Sephora Full Action, Extreme Effect Mascara here. (Runner Up)

You can find my review for Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes! here.

You can find my review for Tarte Lights, Camera, Splashes! here.

A Double Review- Benefit’s The Porefessional and Hoola Bronzer

So I don’t usually do reviews here, but I think this time I’ll make an exception. Let’s start with The Porefessional.

So I have a lovely T-Zone that’s nice and oily, and the pores there are just so dramatic and showy, I just love it… Oh, wait, no I don’t. I had read about this product, and read multiple reviews for the product, but I still was not totally convinced it would actually do anything. And then last Friday, I looked in the mirror, and noticed just how bad those lovely pores of mine looked that day. It scared me, and I practically ran to the Sephora website (love, love, LOVE Sephora!) to buy a tube. I got it in the mail yesterday, and the second I got it out of the envelope it came in I put it on that problematic T-Zone to give it a test run. Checked back in the mirror a little while later before going out to celebrate my granny’s birthday, and nearly fell over from the shock of seeing such a difference. The “smaller” of my problem pores were gone, and the larger ones had shrunk a considerable amount! And it felt so smooth going on that I loved it. I used it again today, and the same results are happening, although I have to reapply every once in a while. I’m gonna buy another tube to keep at my desk at work, it’s fabulous! A small tube, but a little goes a long way. Great product, I’m so glad it worked for me.

Okay, on to Hoola Bronzer. I got a small sample of this in my awesome Benefit Sunday Funday Maggie palette that I got a while back (I recommend this palette and the Scene Queen Annie palette, too. In Sunday Funday you get four eyeshadows, a small thing of Hoola, a little thing of the Benetint cheek and lip stain, a Toasty Eyeliner, and a thing of rosy lipgloss; and in the Scene Queen you get four eyeshadows, a small thing of their Coralista blush, a little thing of High Beam luminizer, a black eyeliner, and a thing of coral lipgloss), and I decided to try the bronzer. I’ve never really been a bronzer fan. I’m fair, and bronzers on me tend to look fake and orangey, especially those ones with shimmer or glitter (don’t get me wrong, I love shimmer and glitter in some things, but not bronzer). After going through a string of really bad bronzers, I just decided to give them up altogether, believing I was never going to find one that worked… this was before I discovered that the makeup I got from Sephora lasted longer on my face. I. Love. Hoola. It’s a nice light bronzer, just a little sweep of it goes a long way for me, and the best part: it’s a matte bronzer. It actually looks really nice on my fair skin, and natural looking. I can actually wear a bronzer and look good now! Yay! It’s another product I absolutely recommend.

Between these two products, I do believe that Benefit has made a true believer out of me. Next I’m trying out their Hello Flawless! And there’s a story behind that one too…

Let me know if you liked the review post, or if you can do without them. I just wanted to say what I had to say.