Mascara is my absolute must have beauty product - something I wear every day without fail. This is why I was so excited to try out Benefit's Roller Lash Mascara after I got a sample with Elle Magazine. Although, I have heard many great things on Twitter and Instagram about Benefit makeup, this was the first of products their I have tried - mainly because they are a little on the pricey side and because nowhere near me seems to sell it without going into the city!
This mascara is based around Velcro hair rollers and although this may sounds strange it means that it will act a little like an eyelash perm that's only temporary. The brush is curved and is smaller than that of any other mascara I have used before - making it perfect for smaller eyes and also to reach all those tiny lashes. The wand also has tiny 'hooks' which grip onto lashes to encourage them to stretch both outwards and upwards, giving the curl you want without the use of eyelash curlers.
Now, the packaging and brush may be novel, but the question is, does this mascara actually work and do what it says? Bit of a tricky one this in all honesty. On my lashes which are quite straight, it did give a slight curl and a bit of uplift but nothing on par with an eyelash curler. I also found that brush didn't really separate lashes that well and I feel that may be because of how small the brush actually is, as it is just a sample size. It does add some length and doesn't seem to flack of or leave lashes 'crispy' any more than any other mascara which is defiantly good. I feel it looked slight better and gave more of a lift and curl the more layers that are applied, but it did increase the amount of lashes that stuck together.
Personally I would prefer it is the colour was a darker black, meaning you wouldn't have to use quite so much. Roller Lash is probably not a mascara that I would go out and spend £19.50 on simply because I don't feel it really did much for my lashes as in curling, volumising and uplifting. However, because of the size of the brush I did find that it worked on my lower lashes and did catch every lash.
|Mascara used on right eye, none on the left|
What do you think of Benefit's Roller Lash Mascara?
Love Laura x