Sunday, 25 January 2015

Benefit Roller Lash Mascara


Benefit Roller Lash Mascara Review

As you might have seen if you follow me on Instagram (link here) or read my blog post on the event itself (link here), you will know that I was invited along to the launch of Benefit's brand new revolutionary mascara; Roller Lash. Over the past week I have been putting Roller Lash to the test and I am here to share my thoughts with you today.

What's really exciting about this mascara (well it's what I was the most interested to find out more about at the event) is the wand. It's unlike any other mascara wand that I have used in the past and it's all down to how the bristles are laid out. The lovely Rachel at Benefit described the concept behind the way in which the wand was designed best. Think of curling a ribbon. If you are anything like me when it comes to gift wrapping (isn't it one of the best bits about Christmas?), then you will know exactly what I mean. If not, what I'm talking about is when you take a length of ribbon and then put it in between a pair of scissors to create a curl as you pull it through. There's no need for eyelash curlers with Roller Lash. In my opinion, when it comes to curling my eyelashes I'm in the camp where "aint nobody got time for that," so eyelash curlers certainly don't factor into the equation for me one bit.

Roller Lash Mascara Swatch

Left to right: my natural lashes (or lack thereof) and my lashes after applying one coat of Roller Lash

As you can see, my lashes without mascara are pretty much invisible to the naked eye. Haha. I hope you can see how drastic the difference is after just one coat of Roller Lash is applied. Compared to Benefit's other, best-selling, mascara; They're Real!, Roller Lash is much more natural and definitely a whole lot easier to remove. I should mention here, Roller Lash is not waterproof, just in case you were wondering but it had real staying power on my lashes despite this. My only gripe with They're Real! is the fact that it is so tricky to remove (well at least if you haven't purchased the They're Real! remover that is). I've been reaching for Roller Lash more and more as the week has progressed and the fact that it lasts all day is a big bonus for me. I've had no issue with flaking or mascara fallout as the hours have went on. One coat (as I've documented above) leaves my lashes looking exactly as I would like them to look in their natural state (true black, perfectly separated and curled in a lifelike manner). I'm definitely not a fan of mascaras that leave your lashes looking like spider's legs. If it was a battle between They're Real (which I do really like, especially when it comes to creating dramatic voluminious lashes) and Roller Lash, Roller Lash would win hands down for me.

I've definitely found my new go-to mascara, especially as my old favourite; Too Faced's Better Than Sex, seems to be irritating my eyes all of a sudden. So Roller Lash really has made it's way into my life at exactly the right time. It's like a mascara match made in heaven. Hehe.

Benefit Roller Lash

If Roller Lash sounds like the mascara for you, then I have some very exciting news to share. Just in case you didn't already know, you can actually try this brand new mascara for free and weeks before it is officially released here in the UK, simply by picking up the March issue of Elle magazine. Roller Lash launches here on the 26th of February but you will receive a deluxe mini of Roller Lash with Elle well in advance of that date. If you don't want to risk finding empty Elle magazine packets (why do people do that?!) then you can pre-order the March issue to make sure you'll get your hands on your free sample.

What do you think of Roller Lash? Will you be trying it out? What do you look for in a mascara? And what's your go-to mascara at the moment?

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  1. I'm not a big mascara person, but I might have to get a copy of Elle to try this one out.
    Rubi | The Den | http://www.the-den.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh I would definitely give it a try and as it's technically free, you've got nothing to lose Rubi! :)

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  2. Glad to read that it works better than They're Real for you and the concept seems interesting too! :) x

    Jadirah Sarmad | Jasmine Catches Butterflies ʚϊɞ

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  3. can't wait to try this out, i've heard so many good things about it already!

    love katy @ THE RAWRDROBE ♡

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    1. Oh I'd love to hear what you think of it Katy! :)

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  4. I can't wait to try this out, I love that it is being sold in Elle, I'm sure they will be sold out quickly x

    pintsizedbeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. Such a cute launch from Benefit! I love the sound of fluttery lashes that hold a curl. Sounds perfect
    http://www.letstalkbeauty.co.uk/

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  6. lovely blog please check out mine!
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    xx

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  7. This looks amazing, can't wait until it comes out officially!

    Tsui
    www.fashionganache.co.uk

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    1. Will you be trying it when it does Tsui? :)

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  8. I really didn't like They're Real but I've been using Bad Gal lash religiously for a few years now, will definitely be keeping an eye out for a copy of Elle to give this a go! x

    Charlotte / coloursandcarousels

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    1. I've never tried Bad Gal but I get why you might not like They're Real! Charlotte.
      You've got nothing to lose trying it thanks to Elle! :)

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  9. I used to love bad gal lash but never really got on with they're real! I'll have to take a look at this though, your lashes look amazing!

    Sammy xo.

    littlefickleblog.blogspot.com

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  10. what a great review!! And such a difference, I've been thinking about a new mascara and was debating the two faced but may need to try this one!

    http://thegirlwiththestrawberrytattoo.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you very much Laura! :)
      I would definitely give this one a try!

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  11. Great review! This looks well worth a try, makes such a difference too!

    Sharan | essehearts.com

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    1. Thank you so much Sharan! :) It really does make such a big difference!!

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  12. This looks amazing! need to invest in one of these bad boys :)

    www.studentbargains.co.uk

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  13. This looks so good! I love benefit had no idea they were releasing another mascara! I have such a love/hate relationship with They're Real - it's just so hard to remove!

    Roxie ♥
    http://thebeautifulbluebird.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I know what you mean about They're Real! Roxie! This is so much easier to remove than that! :)

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  14. Think I'll buy the mag. I go through many mascaras so a sample will prob do

    Danielle Mac

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  15. Looks amazing! Definitely will be trying this out once it is released!
    untitled&unfinished

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  16. i'll keep an eye out for this as i wasn't a fan of they're real!

    from helen at thelovecatsinc.com

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    1. They're Real! definitely divides opinions Helen but this is much better in my opinion. :)

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  17. This sounds great! I can't wait until it's released!

    X

    Anjelique

    www.anjelique.com.au

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  18. Even though I am sure I'll love this...I'll be picking up Elle for sure!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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    1. It's such a great idea to let people try it out even before it launches, thanks to Elle magazine! :)

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  19. Will definitely be trying them out after that photo, they look amazing!
    Great post, thank you xx

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  20. This is such a dramatic difference to your lashes! So excited to get my hands on this :)
    haveyouseenhowshespeaks.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It really is! I love the effect that it gives them! :)

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  21. Those results are amazing! I pre-ordered my copy of Elle this month to make sure I manage to get my own Roller Lash to try :)

    Dannielle xx | Delightfully Indulgent

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    1. Yay! I'm really glad to hear that Danielle! :)

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  22. Sounds amazing! I have been quite desperate to get They're Real mascara but I think I'll add this one ro my list now! Nice post. :)

    Momina Haseeb | ๑ Divine Smudge ๑

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    1. I certainly prefer it to They're Real! Momina! :)
      Thank you very much!

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  23. Seriously need to get my hands on this I have heard so many good things about it!! xx

    http://tanyanoreenxo.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Oh you really do need to try it out Tanya! :)
      Remember that it's free with Elle magazine this month!

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