So Benefit have today released their new mascara exclusively free with Elle, before you can even get it at their counters. I can tell you there is certainly a plus side to working at 6am sometimes, as I managed to bag one as soon as I could!
Roller Lash is a curling and lifting mascara, with the Hook ‘n’ Roll™ curved brush that was modelled on old school hair rollers, designed to catch your lashes and curl them, so you don’t need a curling wand. According to the Benefit blog, it’s supposed to be the day time friendly companion to the dramatic They’re Real! mascara. It’s a silicone wand, so if you don’t like these new fangled wands compared to tradition brush ones, this might not be the one for you! Or maybe it could be the one to change your mind…?
So the first thing I did when I got home from work was wash my face and apply some makeup!
That was one coat, which I was very impressed with! It definitely lengthened and curled my lashes. It wasn’t as clump free as I’d like it to be but it is not the worst thing ever. I think I might just be picky about how clump free I like mascara!
This is two coats. Because I had left it a bit too longer between applying coats, it was harder to work with but that’s completely my own fault. I wasn’t hugely happy with how 2 coats looked in person at first but now that it’s been on my eyes a while and I’ve gotten used to it, I do really like! It’s definitely a wearable daytime look, either one or two coats (depending on how much of a mascara addict you are!) and I’m thinking if I might try and do a comparsion post to They’re Real! to see if there is much of a difference in drama.
As for wear, I’ve had it one for a few hours and it’s still looking good. I’ll edit back in my findings by the end of the day and report on any smudging or flaking, as well as ease of removal.
As for the rest of my face, these are the products I’m wearing in case you’re interested.
Foundation- A mix of Catrice Nude Illusion in Nude Ivory and Maybelline Better Skin in Nude
Concealer- Essence Stay All Day Concealer in Natural Beige
Eyes- Catrice Velvet Matt Eyeshadow in Vanillaty Fair and Essence Quattro Eyeshadow in To Die For (2 brown shades used in crease)
Eyebrows- Eyelure Brow Crayon in 20
Cheeks- Bourjois Creme Blush in Peach Shade
Lips- Essence Lipliner in Wish Me a Rose, Revlon Just Bitten Kissable in Honey Douce and Essence Glow Tinted Balm in Brighten Up!
And yes, I am wearing my snowflake jumper! It’s still winter and it’s been snowing all day here.
What do you think? I know Benefit mascaras split people, some hate it while others gush about it. Will you pick up Elle for £4 and give it a go?