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Tuesday, 17 March 2015

The Mascara Everyone's Talking About

Ok. Yes. I did it. After reading so many good reviews about it, and watching the beauty and blog world freak out about it, I finally bought Benefit's Roller Lash Mascara. Needless to say, you have probably all heard about this mascara as it's been on the eyes of every beauty blogger I know. Whether you love it, hate it, haven't tried it or don't even know what I'm on about, mascara-lovers everywhere went crazy when Benefit recently launched their newest mascara. And I just had to try it.
Now with Benefit mascaras, I've found that you either really love them or really hate them. I'm one of those people who absolutely adores them, having previously used their They're Real mascara and finding that it completely transformed my lashes. So with super impressive stats and results behind it, I had very high expectations for the Roller Lash.




What it says on the box:
97% said it visibly lifts lashes, 87% said it gives long-lasting curl, 94% said eyes look more wide open*. (*consumer panel survey on 31 women after 4 weeks). Hook 'n' Roll Brush - patent-pending hook design and position catches, lifts and curls. The eye-opening Hook 'n' Roll brush grabs, separates, lifts and curls... while the instant curve-setting formula holds for 12 hours. 


(Left eye: without. Right eye: with mascara)

I have to admit I am absolutely obsessed with this mascara. Due to being a student on a budget I haven't tried that many high end mascaras, but I definitely feel like I've done the rounds with drugstore ones and this is on another level. As with most Benefit beauty products, I love the packaging of this mascara - it's simple but very pretty. As far as eyelashes go, I've never had much to moan about but have always wished they were a little longer and thicker. Benefit's Roller Lash, in my opinion, provides extreme length and thickness (which I love). I find that the Hook 'n' Roll brush actually does what it says - it literally hooks and curls my lashes, lifting them. The brush is gentle on my eyes - there's nothing worse than harsh, stabby mascara brushes - and leaves my lashes lifted for hours without smudging or dropping. Although I have read reviews on people not getting along with the brush on their bottom lashes, I actually found that Hook 'n' Roll brush is perfect for my bottom eyelashes. It hooks and lengthens them - something that I don't often get out of your typical mascara. The consistency of the actual mascara is smooth and lightweight, meaning your lashes are not weighed down by a thick or clumpy liquid.
The colour of the mascara is one of my favourite things about it- it's jet black which really makes your eyes pop. Often mascaras can be a bit of a dull black or brown (which some may prefer) but I always tend to go for darker black, so find this perfect. I definitely think my eyes look wider and more awake when I apply this mascara - I feel it really opens my eyes and draws attention to them.
 In a nutshell, this mascara 100% makes my lashes look fuller, longer, thicker and more dramatic, and I love it! I almost wish I had something negative to say about this mascara just to be controversial, but I really don't. Although it retails at £19.50 which is a bit pricey for a mascara, I think it's well worth the money. Well done Benebabes!!
xx

62 comments:

  1. I love love love this mascara.. In fact I've yet to see a bad review about this one and have also given it a thumbs up on my blog. It really beats all the other mascaras from Benefit as well don't you think? xx

    Http://www.itsalwaysdarkestbeforethedawn1.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I totally agree. I absolutely loved the They're Real mascara and thought that was as good as it was going to get, but then this came out! x

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  2. This is one of my current favourite mascaras, I love the curved wand and the fact I don't need to use eyelash curlers anymore x

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    1. Same here! It's so good for shorter lashes. x

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    1. Thanks for your comment. I love it! :)

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  4. I really need to try this! It's so difficult to find a great mascara that does what I want it to without smudging!
    aymielouise.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I would definitely recommend this mascara, it does wonders with my lashes!

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  5. I need to et my hands on this one now!! It looks amazing!

    http://accordingtojustine.blogspot.fr/

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  6. I LOVE this mascara so much! It's amazing, and really worth the hype xx

    Gemma | Miss Makeup Magpie

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    1. I agree, I hate giving in to a huge hype but this is just too good! x

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  7. I am obsessed with this mascara, I definitely feel it is worth every penny! I have awful lashes, even with mascara on they lack volume and curl but this mascara transformed them. I now wear this every day! x

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    1. This is my everyday mascara too, so good :) x

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  8. I just know I'm going to get sucked in to buying this mascara! The packaging is too pretty for words. And it really suits you Amy :D

    Louise x

    With love from Lou

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    1. I adore the packaging too - soo cute! Thank you :)

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  9. So beautiful and interesting post, darling! Love your blog and the way you write!
    I’ll be happy to see you in my blog!)

    Diana Cloudlet
    http://www.dianacloudlet.com/

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  10. I got the freebie one out of a magazine but yet to try it, can't wait to try it out as it looks and sounds fab.
    xxx
    Lyndsey
    www.labeau.co.uk

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    1. Definitely give it a try! It's great. xx

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  11. Your lashes looks very amplified :)

    gorgeous x

    www.maireem.blogspot.com

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  12. First things first I adore your blog design and layout so I am following you on bloglovin now as I am v impressed! Also I love rollerlash too, I don't usually like giving into the hype especially of benefit but it's so good and looks amazing on the before and after on you xxx

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    1. Aww thank you! I completely agree - I tend to avoid hypes as they're never what they seem etc, but this is definitely worth it. Thank you! xxx

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  13. Oh my lord. It's a miracle. Needless to say, I probably need to get this mascara immediately. I've heard too many good things to ignore it any longer.

    :] // ▲ itsCarmen.com ▲

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  14. Woah! Your lashes look incredible! I might have to check out this mascara when mine is out :)
    xo, Amanda
    Affordable by Amanda

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  15. This mascara is every girl's best friend,I love love love it!I actually pair it with benefits they're real mascara and my lashes look fantastic!!(:

    bit.ly/StaycuteStayYou

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    1. I agree - it's my lashes best friend! Wow I've never thought of doing that, may give it a try! x

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  16. I think I need some of this mascara in my life.

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  17. I've never really gotten on with Benefit mascaras in the past but this one is just amazing!

    Blushhx

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    1. I'm quite a fan of Benefit but this mascara just blows all the others out of the water.

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  18. I picked up the freebie with the Elle magazine and I love it! Even more than I loved They're Real! You can really see the difference in your lashes in your picture - amazing! :) x

    Brenda BusyBee |

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    1. I missed the freebie in Elle but luckily picked it up anyway! Thank you :) x

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  19. Oh wow this mascara really adds a wow factor to your lashes <3
    xxx

    She Will Be

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  20. Wow, that looks gorgeous on you! I found the Max Factor Clump Defy is a dupe for this.
    Casey/Atopsyturvyblog xx

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    1. Really?! Wow when this runs out I'll definitely be trying. Thanks for letting me know! xx

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  21. You lashes look great! I'm one of those that hasn't tried it yet but I didn't know it was jet black, that's a bonus!

    Velvet Blush

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    1. I know, jet black is definitely best in the mascara department! x

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  22. Wow, didn't expect that. I actually hate (like genuinely hate) benefit mascara's! I got this one in my Birchbox so I'll actually give it the time of day now! Thanks lovely :) x

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    1. Really?! Give it a try and see how it works for you :) x

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  23. It is pricey but your lashes look amazing! A very good mascara.

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    1. I agree it is very pricey, especially when there are so many good drugstore mascaras around. it's worth it though!

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  24. I'm also a student, so splashing out £19.50 on a mascara is a rare treat, but this sounds perfect! I sometimes think that Benefit is more about the packaging than the product inside, but this looks gorgeous on your lashes so I may give it a try!

    - Grace's Beauty Space xo

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    1. This was my rare little treat! Haha, although after using it I'm not sure if I can go back to a different mascara! I do agree they put lots of effort into packaging etc. x

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  25. This mascara looks amazing! I feel like drugstore mascaras are amazing so I never really buy high end ones.
    RachelShuchatMakeup

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  26. Your lashes look amazing! I have to try this mascara, I'm sure I will love it!
    xoxo
    Balham carpet cleaning

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  27. This makes your lashes look amazing! I felt like it clumped all mine together :(

    Natalie Ann xo // Petal Poppet Blogs ♥

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    1. Thank you! Oh really? :( I think it works differently for different people. x

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  28. It's utter madness that I haven't tried this mascara yet, as I'm such a mascara fan and love They're Real too! I definitely need to pick it up and try for myself; it looks beaut on your lashes!

    Claire | Stylingo.co.uk | xx

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    1. It took me a while to get it too but now that I have it I'm hooked (literally!!) x

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  29. WOW what a difference this mascara's made to your lashes! I'm really hesitant to try this mascara as everyone raved about the 'There Real' but it did nothing for me :/ xo

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    1. Thank you :) Ah that's a shame, people seem to either love or hate Benefit mascaras. So far they've all been pretty good for me! x

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  30. looks amazing..I NEED to get my hands on this asap!! X

    lanaalicewilman.blogspot.co.uk

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  31. I can't wait to try this out! Seems great!

    alondoncalling.blogspot.ch

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