It's here! ELLE magazine's March issue has a little special something something in there, a sample of the new Roller Lash mascara by Benefit! I was so out of the loop that I wasn't even aware of this until my wonderful friend (and blogger), Joanna told me that she went to 5 different stores to track this down. I was lucky enough to wonder into M&S in Covent Garden where they had a good load of stock in there, I obviously had to pick one up for myself to see what all the fuss is about.
I have been dying to try out Benefit's 'They're Real' mascara but when I wondered into Boots and found out that it costs almost £20! I was in utter shock and murmured the words "I'll think about it..." to the counter assistant with no intention on splashing out at all! Joanna gave me a sample size one to try out in our beauty swap box, I have yet to try as I have a tiny bit of smashbox mascara to finish up but I've only heard great things about this mascara and I can only assume that their new product would be just as exciting.
My verdict In short: I do appreciate this mascara but I won't be rushing out to spend £19.50 (?!?!) on it any time soon.
|Please excuse my bare face and lack of make up here!|
For demonstration purposes, here is my ungroomed face without and with mascara. I used an eyelash curler but to be honest there isn't a vast difference when I use this product without the eyelash curler. It does lengthen and curl extremely well. I wore this mascara out and found that it survived large amounts of rain (it was raining all day and I didn't have a hat, hood, or umbrella, rain all over my face. Typical London) and some light wind, my lashes kept it shape and mascara did not run all over my face, which of course is a +1 in anyone's books. Having said that, it comes off without a struggle when used with my Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish even though it is pretty waterproof. It is a little clumpy but I don't particularly mind all that much especially cause the clumpy lash style is "in" at the moment. I like to give my lashes little push with my fingers throughout the day to encourage the lashes to fan out a little wider.
I think that this mascara would be great with some individual false lashes because of the way it makes the lashes curl up and bind together. As said before, I will not be buying this because even though I keep singing it's praises, I feel that I could get something that is equally charming without having to break the bank!
Read Joanna's review here.
Hope this post was somewhat helpful, until next time!