Rocking sky-high, inky lashes is a trend that never goes out of style. The bright-eyed look we鈥檙e after requires finding a mascara to lengthen, thicken, and hold a curl is key 鈥 but it takes an out-of-this-world formula to check all three of those boxes. Good news: A newly-launched mascara that took four years to develop might become the new shining star of your routine.

Benefit Cosmetics BADgal BANG! Volumizing Mascara ($24) is the newest mascara to drop from the San Francisco-based cosmetics company. It stands out because of its long-lasting, light-as-air, 鈥渋ntense pitch black鈥 formula. We鈥檙e talking 36 hours of weightless wear without those annoying smudges or unsightly undereye smears, which is a major selling point for busy girls who have zero time to deal with a touch-up.

A mascara that 鈥渄efies gravity鈥 means that heavy, weighed down lashes (that sometimes require a lash comb to break up) are a thing of the past thanks to this beauty buy. 鈥淭he formula contains a unique ingredient called 鈥榓ero-particles鈥, one of the lightest known materials,鈥 explains Julie Bell, EVP, Global Marketing and Product Innovation for Benefit. 鈥淚t鈥檚 derived from space technology.鈥 We can thank those particles for their ability to build up our lashes without getting chunky. It also helps lock in a curl like a waterproof mascara would, but without the crunchy, crisp look and feel 鈥 you know what we鈥檙e talking about.

The brush also deserves a shout-out, because it鈥檚 noticeably longer and skinnier than the others in Benefit鈥檚 mascara lineup. It鈥檚 fattest at the base, which targets those long corner lashes that give a cat eye look when they鈥檙e swept out. The narrower tip allows you to really work that inner corner with ease, ensuring that every teeny-tiny eyelash is evenly coated with mascara. The bristles make all the difference, though: They鈥檙e stiff enough to work like a lash comb but flexible enough to not irritate. 鈥淭he 300 soft, half-cone shape bristles feature a larger surface area to evenly deposit more product on lashes,鈥 Bell tells us. 鈥淭he bristles are soft enough to penetrate lashes to the root yet strong enough to power through to tips in one stroke.鈥 Consider this your magic wand that鈥檒l transport you to lashes so bold, lush, and long, you might be able to see them from space.

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