Review: Benefit Roller Lash Mascara

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Ooh look at me jumping on a product bandwagon! The whole blogging community seems to have run out and grabbed this months Elle magazine...just to get their hands on Benefit's first new mascara in four years, and I was not immune.

I rarely wear make-up (except eyeliner because woe betide you part me from my kohl!) but when I do it is probably going to be Benefit or Mac, I don't have to tell you why, right? 

I've been a big fan of Benefit's "They're Real" mascara since I was sent some last year, and haven't used anything for night out face looks since. But how could I ignore cries across the Internet of "best mascara ever", "Benefit have done it again", "so many people thought my lashes were false"? Clearly the answer is, "I couldn't!" So off I popped to McColls to grab the last copy of Elle. 

For a start I have to say that the magazine was not worth £4 in my opinion BUT being that the mascara is going to retail at around £19.50 when it is finally released, it was a total bargain. And hey at least the magazine looks nice in the pictures. 

Now for the mascara:
It's good! I'd even go so far as to say it's great. My lashes are very pretty with it on, and I might be convinced to wear mascara more often. However it's not that much better than its predecessor *ooh controversial*! Let me show you...
The eye on your left is dressed in "They're Real" and the Jezebel on the right is adorned in "Roller Lash". 
There is a clear difference in the photo and I admit my lashes look curlier and darker, but in real life? They look pretty similar, as in Damian looked at my face for what felt like an age before tentatively picking the "roller eye" and then changing to the "they're real eye". 
I think the point I'm trying to make is that yes it is great but if you've still got some of the old stuff left I'd wait until it's finished and then go out and upgrade. 

Much Love
AJ xx

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