Sweaty Girls Can Benefit from Bad Gal Waterproof Liner

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You know how dance studios usually have huge mirrors on the walls, right? Well, sometimes I hate that.


Last night I went to dance class for the first time in two weeks because I haven’t been feeling very skinny in my skinny jeans. I’m on a renewed mission to get my fitness on, but it was mortifying to watch. Note to self: the six step? That sh*t is hard!

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Then again, watching stuff jigging from all angles really motivates one to lay off the brownies.

At least the mirrors come in handy when I want to check my makeup. As I was gasping for air between counts, I kept noticing the waterproof Benefit Bad Gal liner ($20) I was wearing.

New to the Benefit family, Bad Gal Waterproof Liner’s a smokey black pencil that comes with a sponge tip for smudging.

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In the past, I had trubs getting Waterproof’s famous predecessor, Bad Gal Eye Pencil, to stay put. I used it a few times and got it all over the place, but its heir works way better.

It applies just as smooth and dark but stays on like Donkey Kong (not migrating up on the lid either).

Before class last night, I lined my upper lash line with Bad Gal Waterproof and softened the line by running the sponge tip lightly over the edges.

I think it looks pretty and natural, and the color stays put through a sweaty workout.

Benefit Bad Gal Waterproof Liner

Price: $20
Use: A waterproof black eyeliner that stays put
Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: A

By the end of class, the faintest touch of liner had started to settle beneath my eyes, but seeing how sweat was pouring out of my head like the Bellagio fountain, that’s probably not bad.

So you think you can dance?

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Okay, does anybody else out there happen to love cheesy dance flicks? You know, the ones where the main character has to boom-boom-kak his or her way against all odds to achieve their dance dreams?

Last weekend I watched the dance movie Honey starring Jessica Alba. I saw it in the theater a few years ago but didn’t realize how awesomely great the soundtrack is until now. I tried to find it on iTunes this morning, but crappity crap crap! — they only have half of the soundtrack available. Boo!


Erick Sermon’s React is probably my favorite song from the movie. Whoever decided to put the sock puppets and random sheep at the bar in the video is my new hero, LOL!

I’m off to grab some lunch from the French bakery across the street. After work I might pop by the beauty store to peep OPI’s new Fairytale Bride colors. Have you seem ’em yet? I think they look pretty.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Tracy Sartoris says:

    I give you major props for even trying the six step, or any break moves!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Tracy,

      LOL, thanks! I am the worst break dancer EVER. I have a tough time gliding, too… but it’s fun to try. Plus it burns calories, right?

      Are you a dancer?

  2. Luv J says:

    I just might try this one.. for those moments I ..::glisten::.. at the gym.. (ehem)

    • Karen says:

      Hi Luv J,

      Glistening is just your body’s way of telling you how fabulous you are. Well, at least that’s what I like to tell myself when I’m sweating like crazy, LOL!

  3. YadiQ says:

    oh my i loved honey !

    i am totally into those cheesy flicks lol

    you know i am all about makeup that isnt going to run

    tonight is my street fighting class and i am testing out the waterproofness ( i know not a word !!) of my mac shadesticks ( yes i indulged in all of them from sugar sweet last night)

    every time i see a stair steppe at the gym i laugh and think of you trying to not kill yourself on one of the machines lol

    i cant hack the stepper

    and about your six step – i will stick to my drink and my 2 step lol – yes cheesy i know but thats a hot song and fit right in lol

    • Karen says:

      Hi YadiQ,

      OH wow! Which one is your favorite? I ended up with Cakeshop and that’s it. I didn’t think to wear it before dance class last night. Maybe I’ll give it a go on Wednesday.

      You can totally hack the stepper! Do little painful bits at a time. Soon you’ll build up to doing a lot of painful bits. Honestly, it kinda sucks. The only reason why I risk life and limb is because it burns a ton in a small amount of time. πŸ™‚

      Have you been lifting weights lately?

  4. Sarah says:

    OOh! looks like something i might go out and buy! is it super hard to get off?
    and which water-proof masacara do u recommend? I need to stay cute while snorkeling in hawaii…you know what i meeean? πŸ˜› haha

    • Karen says:

      Hi Sarah,

      Most of it came off fine with my regular makeup/cleanser, Philosophy’s Purity Made Simple. I did have to use an additional makeup remover to get trace amounts of liner afterwards, but not too much.

      As for waterproof mascaras, I’m really loving Stila’s Lash Visor!

  5. Bj says:

    I need to get back into my dance classes, they were so fun. Its a great way for me to laugh at myself while burning some extra calories. I saw this liner at sephora and was contemplating its durability, thanks for the review. Ill probably snatch this up, cause the whole liner all over my eyes things is more hot mess than sexy after a work out

    • Karen says:

      Hi BJ,

      I laugh at myself all the time in class. Yesterday we were doing this one turning move and for the life of me I could not get it. I kept ending up pointing the wrong way with the wrong foot out, ha ha ha!

      If you end up liking it let me know! πŸ™‚

  6. YadiQ says:

    girl the stair stepper makes me dizzy hence why i may kill myself all the time

    i have tried and tried just doesnt work i still do my weight sessions 2 times a week but i have to be careful as my arms are gaining mass and not burning fat – boo!

    i have a combo of lemon chiffon in the inner corner of the eye, red velvet on the mid to outer lid and penny in the crease and outer corner then i have butternutty on the brow bone lol cake shop didnt fit on my eye for this look
    its nice but i find the gripping texture hard to blend with we will see how it holds up

    its a light clean day look with a nice black eyeliner !

    how is ca treating you today ? nyc is trying my patience lol

    • Karen says:

      Hi Yadi,

      Your eye look sounds really pretty! I was drawn to Red Velvet but ended up passing because I just don’t think I could work it easily… sigh!

      Things are good out here today. It’s nice and sunny so I’m working with all the windows open. Later on tonight I plan on going to the gym. Gotta find some more waterproof stuff to test, ha ha ha!

      Hope your workout goes well! What’s for dinner tonight? You’re so good about eating healthy!

  7. tanya says:

    i got tired just watching the six step video. Me No Likey. πŸ™‚

    tanya´s last blog post..anja, anja

  8. Tashia says:

    I absolutely love that movie. I could watch it over and over. As far as break dancing or dancing period. I can only move side to side and throw my hands in the air.

  9. Vanessa H says:

    Hi Karen! Does it stay on the waterline pretty well?

    • Karen says:

      Hi Vanessa H,

      It does, but it does better on the lash line. The only thing I’ve used so far that really stays on the waterline is Fluidline.

  10. lyn says:

    it sounds tempting!

    i have 1 that comes to mind when it comes to sweat! majolica majorca neo liner (it’s like the MAC liquid liner) – no amount of sweat can make it budge! i don’t know if that’s good or bad.

    lyn´s last blog post..That elusive bed

    • Karen says:

      Hi Lyn,

      LOL! I suppose that’s a good thing. I have one Liquid Last liner and I’ve never been able to get it to look right. I’m more of a Fluidline kinda girl.

  11. YadiQ says:

    Sweaty girl update just got out of my street fighting workout and I was drenched in sweat – mac shade sticks stayed intact no creasing, smudging or smearing LOL

    Dinner tonight brown rice, steamed veggies and baked egg white omelets!! Quick easy and super low cal and low fat the best part it’s really filling !!

  12. jane says:

    breakdancing.. how neat! i wish i was able to dance like that πŸ˜€
    the acting in honey wasn’t that great.. maybe it’s just alba 😑 but the soundtrack made me listen to blaque
    i didn’t know badgal made a liner but i like their mascara. the opi new colors are very pretty.

  13. Michelle says:

    Waterproof eye makeup makes my eyes burn! LOL But if it really stayed put it might be worth it in the long run.

    It’s not a dance movie, but “ATL” with Li’l BowWow in it is a skate movie, and it’s so great. You should check it out!

    Michelle´s last blog post..Truvia?

  14. Mishel says:

    Haha, I loved Honey also! The song Closer by Goapele (when Honey is in the barbershop macking on Mak Phifer) is my jam.

  15. Michelle says:

    LOL I really liked that movie too. I should Netflix it, I don’t remember the music.

  16. Asta says:

    I tried this on at the brow bar yesterday and it slid off my waterline, just like everything else. I may have to try it again though because it was slightly less messy than my 24/7 liner.

  17. Karen B says:

    I LOVE dance movies. I loved Honey ^^

  18. Amanda says:

    OMG!!! lol-old school C. Bale in Newsies, of all things. I was literally just talking to my co-worker about this this morning (we where sharing an appreication of his hotness and recalling his old movies). My friends and I loved this movie in jr high. I think I still know some of the songs.

    oh, and yes, thanks for asking/remembering! the new sephora opened on Friday. It so great, I’m in heaven. And it is right between my work and home….I went early on Friday for the opening events and got a free gift card! woo-hoo.

  19. Fabienne says:

    rofl Newsies!!

    My only real complaint about full-on black liners is they tend to have this dark blue sheen πŸ™

  20. Marisol says:

    C Bale is back on your blog! Does that mean he is forgiven? πŸ™‚

    i am going to Benefit tomorrow to get my brows beautiful once again. I am tempted to check the liner although I don’t need another black liner… or do i?

    You know what other movie has a killer soundtrack but isn’t very good movie… Step Up 2 the Streets. Sick dance moves and music but the plot is sorely lacking any interest for me.

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