I’m lucky enough that I can say that my eyelashes are the one feature on my face that I’m pretty happy with. They’re a decent length and curled enough that I don’t need to use an eyelash curler daily to make my eyes look wider. Finding the right mascara is a very personal thing; what might work for me may not be as effective for you. But one thing we can all agree on is that long, fluttery lashes make us all look and feel better about our faces; and for many mascara is the one beauty product they can’t live without. 

Benefit Roller Lash
Benefit Roller Lash

Benefit are the masters of mascara creation. My love for They’re Real! (the number one selling mascara in the US and Uk and probably a load of other countries around the world) was comparable to borderline crack-addiction. I still can’t get enough of the length, curl and separation that this eyelash-enhancing wonder wand offers. Rather than focusing on length, the new Roller Lash mascara is out to make lash curlers a thing of the past. The first noticeable thing is that it has a very different wand. Inspired by hair rollers (think 1950’s housewife), the universal, compact wand is designed to “grab, separate, lift and curl” lashes. The patent-pending brush is slightly curved and features tiny hooks that latch on to the eyelashes to pull and curve them upwards. The formula itself contains lash-setting ingredients that hold the curl for up to 12 hours with added pro-vitamin B5 and serin to condition lashes.

So how did it match up to its predecessor? The bristles really do hook on to the lashes, allowing for maximum curl and the formula itself is super black and lasted flake-free for hours. However, I did find it a little wet and so was prone to smudging as I was applying it. While this mascara does give great curl, volume and length, it’s not so great with lash separation so I would advise that you leave each coat to dry fully before applying the next to avoid clumping. All in all a good mascara, but I won’t be giving up my They’re Real! any time soon.

Have you tried this mascara? What did you think?

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