With Benefit being hugely popular in the beauty industry and one of my favourite makeup brands, I always get excited when I hear about a new product being launched. When it comes to Benefit mascaras, I've always been fairly impressed in most ways but must admit that individually, they haven't done a huge amount for me. I've found that layering them with other mascaras is when they're most effective which is sometimes a lot of effort - especially when you're rushing before work in the mornings.
Although I haven't had amazing experiences with previous Benefit mascaras, I thought I'd give them the benefit of the doubt (get it?) and give their new one a try. The pink and black packaging is the thing that sucked me in the most but I wanted to see how others reacted to it first before taking the plunge and spending £20 on a mascara that might not be worth the buy. Pretty much every review that I have read has been positive and a lot of bloggers have been loving Roller Lash and referring to it as a makeup staple, which is why I knew I just had to buy it.
Benefit are one of the best brands for designing fun packaging and exciting names for their products which is a great way to attract girls like us.. They're very clever in that way. This time, they've made a mascara which is designed to look like a hair roller/curler (as it effectively does the same job as what they would do but on our eyelashes instead).
Whilst having a little browse on the Harvey Nichols site, I decided to add this into my bag along with the NARS Sheer Glow foundation which are 2 products that I've been wanting to try for ages. I was so excited when I received the box and I would highly recommend ordering from Harvey Nichols as the packaging is always beautifully presented, all tied up with a little bow and they even threw a couple of other goodies in the box too! I've been using 'Roller Lash' for over a week now and so far I am very impressed.
My natural lashes are fairly straight and don't have much of a natural curl so I've always been reliant on eyelash curlers before and after applying mascara. Roller Lash has a universal brush for all types of eyes with hooks to catch every lash and is designed to grab, separate, lift and curl lashes replacing the need for use of eyelash curlers, which if I'm honest I haven't completely ditched yet as they still give me the extra bit of curl that I like, but I would definitely it's not a huge necessity anymore. Roller Lash has a water resistant curve setting formula which is easy to remove and is said to last up to 12 hours which is a point that I do unfortunately disagree with. As much as I love the fact that the mascara doesn't clump and provides good length, it does feel a little heavy on the eyelashes so after a couple of hours, my eyelashes go back to being straight and needing an extra bit of boost from my curlers.
Overall, I would say that this mascara is definitely worth a try as I can see it being more popular for certain people but it does take some getting used to which admittedly is the case for most mascaras. I think it's definitely most effective after a couple of layers as I like my eyelashes to look long and prominent which is something this definitely does for me. It goes beautifully with the Maybelline Sensational lash multiplying mascara which is my all time drugstore favourite, but Benefit also recommend to layer it with the 'They're Real' lengthening mascara for the most effective look. If you're someone that's looking for a mascara that doesn't clump and gives your eyelashes that 'fluttering' and natural effect, then Roller Lash is the one for you. You can buy Roller Lash (here) for £19.50.
Have you tried Benefit's Roller Lash mascara? What did you think?