Sunday, 20 September 2015

Benefit Roller Lash | Worth the Hype?

It might not be that relevant right now but I forgot this in my drafts and I kinda love the photos too much to not post it.

When the Roller Lash mascara first hit the blogging world, all I heard was amazing positive things. But not wanting to spend so much on a mascara I have yet to judge myself, I was so happy to see this sample inside the Elle magazine packaging. Although there are probably thousands of reviews already from people who actually know what they're talking about, I thought there might just be someone who is interested in whether I think this product is worth all the hype it's received.
First of all, if all I was looking for in a mascara was pretty packaging, this would score 10/10 no doubt. The shiny rose gold colour of the lid is so lovely, and is pretty much the main reason I bought the magazine in the first place. But as they say, you can't judge a book by it's cover, so lets talk about the content.
My first thought when trying this mascara  was 'Not Bad!'. I like the fact that it has a curved brush and how it helps to create a pretty, subtle curl. I would say subtle is a key word here. It's not the most voluminous of mascaras, but it nicely lengthens and does the job of accentuating your lashes. My main issues with it are 1. I prefer more over the top mascaras that compensate for my pathetic excuse for eyelashes, and 2. The 'pretty, subtle curl' I described doesn't last long. Maybe a waterproof version would work better?

Overall, I would say it's a decent mascara if you're willing to pay the £20, but I do think you'd be better off just going for a Maybelline alternative for half the price.

Tuesday, 15 September 2015