When it comes to eye makeup, it pays to be picky. There’s nothing worse than shelling out far too much money on a single product, which leaves you looking like a racoon by lunch. Even worse? Those products which fail to leave so much as a mark, no matter how hard you try. Happily, Benefit’s newest offering – their BADgal BANG! 24 Hour Eye Pencil is the stuff of dreams – smooth, buttery and full of pigment which stays exactly where you put it.
Released a few weeks back, there are four shades to choose from (black, brown, blue and plum) and they’re all surprisingly wearable. I opted for Deep Brown since it’s a bit softer looking for day wear, and I’ve become more than a little obsessed with the pencil. Each morning, I’ve been lining my upper waterline with the pencil, smudging a little into the lashline using the handy little smudger. The effect is soft, pretty and subtle i.e. my dream makeup look for day, and I love how much colour comes from such a fine tip. If, like me you hate the mess of sharpening pencils each morning, Benefit has you covered with this one – it’s got a twist-up tip which always stays sharp, and mess free.
Once I’ve applied (and smudged) the liner to my lining, I give it about a minute, and that’s it set. No matter how hot or bothered I get during the day, the liner doesn’t move or fade – it’s like magic, only disappearing when the makeup remover comes out at the end of the day. Benefit promised this lasts a full 24 hours, and I believe them. It’s the perfect accompaniment for their BADgal BANG! Mascara (reviewed here) and has found a new home in my everyday makeup rotation.