Since I have been wearing these two mascaras non-stop lately, I thought I would compare Benefit Badgal Bang and Maybelline Total Temptation. These two definitely aren’t equal, but I guess that’s what makes this a good vs. post.
Let’s start with Badgal Bang.
This is not my favorite mascara and is not really my favorite product from Benefit (those are the brow products).
For starters, it doesn’t give me the look I usually go for with my lashes. The formula is very wet (however, it dries up with use), so instead of giving me the fluttery lashes I love it weighs them down and gives me very spidery-looking lashes.
The wand is also not my favorite. It has rubber (plastic?) bristles so it doesn’t really comb through my lashes. The only thing this wand has going for it is its shape. As you can see from the picture, it’s small and narrow so you can reach all those tiny lashes in the corner.
The color is great. It’s very, very black which is great for those bold and smoky eye looks.
Now, this next point is going to be a little weird. I’m going to talk about the scent of this mascara. I know there are people out there that like the smell of mascara; I’m sometimes that person. This mascara has quite an earthy scent, which isn’t that great.
Let’s get to my favorite part, the outside packaging. When this mascara launched, the parties were focused on a space-theme. So, naturally the packaging looks like a tiny rocket ship. I like anything that has to do with space, so I like the packaging.
As for removal of this mascara, it’s not the easiest job. I usually have to scrub, even with micellar water. Even then, there is still residue left on my lashes.
Let’s move on to Total Temptation.
Of the two mascaras, this is my favorite one.
This is the mascara that gives me the fluttery lashes I love. I attribute this two not only the wand, but also the formula. The wand is actually a bristle brush and the formula isn’t as wet as other mascaras.
The scent is better than all mascaras because this mascara contains coconut extract, which helps soften and condition the lashes. I can attest to this because when I remove the mascara, my lashes feel soo soft.
Speaking of removal, this is the easiest mascara to remove. No matter how many layers you put on, it won’t stop any makeup remover from taking them right off.
As for packaging, it’s cute but not the easiest to hold on to. The tube is pretty chunky. I do like the color though (millennial pink).
Have you tried either of these mascaras? What is your opinion of them?
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