Wednesday, 18 February 2015

NEW Benefit Roller Lash mascara


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!


  1. Hahaha "I'll think about it"...the classic!

    Shame you didn't like the product. I feel in love with it but yes I do agree it gets a little clumpy. Two coats in plenty! Here's my review:

    1. I do like it but I guess you could say I don't love it enough to part with my hard earned cash :( glad I got to try it out though. I'll check yours out now! :D

      Grace x

  2. It looks good I have to admitt it makes your lashes look larger but I wouldn't pay that amount of money

  3. Nice post! I have never used benefit mascara before. I think it can pass for everyday look but for night out I would love to have better mascara :)

    1. I have no doubt they are great mascaras but I just do not want to pay that much for mascara! It's almost the price of my foundation! x

  4. Found your blog recently and I’d like to say that I’m in love with it!
    Interesting posts and beautiful photos!
    I’ll be happy to see you in my blog!)

    Diana Cloudlet

  5. I really liked this mascara, but I also really like cheaper drugstore mascara's just as much so I never really see the point in splurging! :)

    Kayleigh xoxo