Now I know you would have seen this post over and over again on so many different blogs but I thought I would add my view of the infamous Benefit Roller Lash to the blogosphere, the latest and most talked about mascara release since forever I think!
Like many people I picked up a travel size version free in Elle Magazine a month or two ago. I was tempted to tell you about my first impressions but decided I should test it out for a while instead so I could give you a more in depth review.
The Roller Lash wand is quite different to my trusty They’re Real; the brush has a slight curve and has loads of little bristles to pick up every single lash, even the very inner corner ones. This mascara works wonders on the top lashes, but is not as easy to apply to the bottom ones as They’re Real as it does not have the little ball on the end. My lashes are naturally quite long and with the right mascara can be made to look like I’m wearing falsies and with a couple of coats of Roller Lash this can definitely be achieved.
In my opinion, if you apply the mascara correctly then any mascara can make your lashes look amazing, though I also think the wand is very important. I always, always, always, curl my lashes before I apply mascara. This opens up my eyes, making me seem more awake, even if I really need caffeine. Then I use the wand to comb through my lashes, separating them and coating the underside adding length. Then I go from base to end wiggling the brush which adds volume. Finally I apply to the lower lashes. To do this I wipe off any excess onto the side of the tube and then lightly run the wand over my lashes so it coats them evenly and doesn’t lengthen them too much.
A They’re Real vs Roller Lash was obviously necessary in my opinion, each eye has two coats of mascara and features my pond water green eyes! For top lashes Roller Lash just edges in front for me, however if we’re going for bottom lashes I’d choose They’re Real any day with no hesitation simply because of it’s ease of use and non clumpy finish. As for longevity Roller Lash certainly has good staying power however it is easier to remove than They’re Real. Roller Lash will stay put and looking nice on me for a good 9-5 with no need to top up, the only issue it that it is not waterproof so although a few splashes won’t ruin it anymore than that will make it run.
Now for the big question: Would I purchase the full size? To be honest, yes I probably will unless I get another sample to use, simply because it has been so nice in its application and the full size has gorgeous packaging as well. (I know I shouldn’t be swayed by packaging, but have you seen the Benefit packaging?? It’s to die for!) So which team are you? They’re Real or Roller Lash, because I really can’t decide, both make my lashes look long and volumised. Which eye looks best in your opinion, I’d love to know!