Monday, 2 March 2015

Benefit Roller Lash Mascara Review

Benefit Roller Lash Mascara
Benefit Roller Lash Mascara
I was given a sample of the Benefit Roller Lash Mascara Link! from the counter in Boots about 3 weeks ago. I am a big fan of all Benefit mascaras. Over the years, I have used the Bad Gal and They're Real. Check out my full detailed review here.
The Roller Lash mascara is suppose to be like a roller for your lashes (hence the name), providing a great deal of lift and curl.
Benefit Roller Lash Mascara
Benefit Roller Lash Mascara
My lashes are naturally long and they are quite straight - however they do have a slight curl to them and normally I can get away without using a eyelash curler (I am really scared off eyelash curlers so I don't use them very often).
This mascara has a curved plastic wand with short rubber bristles on the under side of the wand - and longer rubber bristles with tiny hooks attached to them on the top side of the wand.
The wand applies the mascara evenly- while separating your lashes. I have found that if I apply the mascara with the topside of the wand first and then use the underside of the wand to comb through the lashes - then you will have separated, clump free fluttery lashes.
Benefit Roller Lash Mascara
Benefit Roller Lash Mascara
I have found that you can only really apply one coat of this mascara - as once the mascara dries, it's impossible to apply another layer. I tried it and for some reason - I think it's that the hooks won't go through the lashes once the mascara has dried.
The Roller Lash leaves my lashes soft, curled and fluttery, as opposed to the They're Real which leaves them stiff and hard but gives much more length and volume for a more dramatic look.
Benefit Roller Lash Mascara
Benefit Roller Lash Mascara
The formula of this mascara has both pros and cons to it. Pros: it doesn't flake or transfer, it holds a curl all day (I have just as much curl from the time I apply it in the morning until I remove it at night).The only real con about this mascara is that it has proved very difficult to remove. My Emma Hardie cleansing balm just doesn't cut it. Even if I double cleanse, there is still  mascara left on my lashes. However, I have found that if I use the No7 eye makeup remover, then go in with the Emma Hardie cleanser, it usually does the trick. It's a lot of effort to remove and I'm not a fan of pulling and dragging at my eye area. The other slight negative is that the mascara really can't be built up on the lashes- I think that's more to do with the wand rather than the formula of the mascara though.
Without Mascara
Without Mascara
 Benefit Roller Lash Mascara Applied
Benefit Roller Lash Mascara Applied
 Benefit Roller Lash Mascara Applied
  Benefit Roller Lash Mascara Applied

I would recommend trying this mascara (as long a you have a good eye makeup remover). I have found this mascara provides length and curl, but not much volume (the Bad Gal is great if you're looking for volume). I really like the Roller Lash for nice fluttery everyday lashes. I'd love to know if you've tried it and what you thought of it.

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I hope you enjoyed the post and found it useful!
LL

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