Love Benefit Bad Gal Lash mascara but not a fan of the $19 dollar price? I stumbled upon Milani Power Lash Volumizing mascara and as soon as I used it I immediately thought of my pricier Benefit mascara. This drugstore mascara is less than half the price of Bad Gal and cost only $5.77 at my local Wal-Mart.
Now the first similarity I found between these 2 products is the brushes. Both have what I consider a bigger “fluffier” wand, with Benefit’s brush being just a tiny bit longer. While the brushes are bigger neither grabs very much product although Milani’s mascara comes out a little thicker.
The formula’s are also similar. Neither are overly wet but are still buildable with very minimal clumping. I consider this a pro and con. While you can get a very full look with both I find I have to apply 3 or 4 coats before I get my desired effect. The Benefit mascara dries a little softer than Milani’s but neither are waxy which I like.
Some places where I think Benefit outshines Milani is in the blackness of the mascara and seperation. Bad Gal definitely has a darker pigment which I prefer. The Bad Gal brush also gives a slightly more fanned and separated effect. However, I think if I took the time to run a comb through the Milani lashes I could achieve a similar look.
Overall, for me I found Milan’s Power Lash to be similar enough to not have to repurchase Bad Gal again. I always feel guilty spending 20 dollars on mascara and you can’t beat only spending 6 bucks! Let me know if you get the same results as me!
The picture below was taken without lash primer or use of a lash curler, Benefit’s Bad Gal is on the left with Milani Power Lash on the right